The UMF Rating certified by the UMF Honey Association is the only proof of the authenticity and quality of New Zealand Manuka Honey, it is the only official certification of genuine New Zealand Manuka Honey.
The Honey Collection is a member of the UMF Honey Association (Licence Number #1032), thus guaranteeing the genuine quality of its manuka honey and authentic UMF ratings.
The dark, sticky and delicious manuka honey comes from bees that exclusively pollinate the nectar of the Manuka flower (botanical name – Leptospermum scoparium) which grows wild and freely over the pristine (clean & fresh) hillsides of New Zealand.
Manuka honey is a complex honey that goes far beyond simple table honey. It has been the focus of extensive scientific research evidencing remarkable natural properties that set it apart from other kinds of honey and make it so highly prized throughout the world.
The color of pure manuka honey tends to be darker and has a more distinctive tangy, caramelly taste, and not as sweet as most other honeys.
The UMF™ grading system uses the most comprehensive and transparent test currently available for Manuka honey and appraises natural, unique signature markers such as Leptosperin, DHA and Methylglyoxal (or MGO). While MGO is the key to determining the UMF™ grade of Manuka honey, it cannot be used on its own to prove whether honey is genuine. This is why the UMF™ Honey Association check for the presence of other markers, as they are unique to Manuka and can’t be chemically manufactured.
The Honey Collection’s Manuka Honey is tested, certified and guaranteed to contain the three unique compounds of genuine Manuka Honey in every batch (MGO, Leptospermum, DHA). The UMF™ grading system and Mark appraises these natural markers found in Manuka honey and assures purity and quality. Please see www.umf.org.nz.
This SPECIAL EDITION of manuka honey has a UMF of 14+ and MGO of 498, although it is labelled UMF 11+ due to wrong labelling at the time of bottling (refer to UMF certificate below dated August 2020).
How to consume Manuka Honey?
Eat it straight
Add to food/drinks
Spread on bread
Adding to yogurt
Not advisable to mix with boiling liquids, as the heat will take away all its antimicrobial properties.
Key Benefits of Eating Manuka Honey
Antibiotic/antimicrobial – inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms (bacteria, virus or fungus).
True to our commitment of ‘Knowledge and Choice’, we take pains to classify each and every product we sell into four categories, based on their ingredient profile for our customers to use as a general guide:
CURRENT PRODUCT CLASSIFICATIONS:
Certified Products – Products that are certified as organic, natural, vegan or halal by recognized competent international bodies
Pure Natural Products – Products with 100% natural and naturally derived ingredients, no synthetics (in compliance to our Pure Natural Ingredient Policy)
Natural Products – Products that are almost pure natural but may contain approved synthetic preservative, silicones, fragrance or coloring (in compliance to our Natural Ingredient Policy)
Natural Based Products – Products that are almost natural but may contain some additional approved synthetic ingredients at permitted dosage for better product experience but safe everyday usage (in compliance to our General Ingredient Policy)
CURRENT INGREDIENT POLICIES
General Ingredient Policy:
NO parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, DEA, triclosan, diazolidinyl/im idazolidinyl urea, oxybenzone, hydroquinone and any other commonly acknowledged hazardous ingredients
Natural Ingredient Policy:
In addition to our General Ingredient Policy, must also exclude:
mineral oils, TEA, MEA, petrochemical derivatives, chemical UV filters, and ingredients which may contain dioxin contamination or formaldehyde releasing agents
Pure Natural Ingredient Policy:
(For products with 100% natural or naturally derived ingredients.)
In addition to our Natural Ingredient Policies, must also exclude:
Synthetic ingredients including silicones, fragrance, coloring, glycos, PEGs, EDTA and synthetic preservatives such as sodium benzoate and phynoxyethanol
Note: Our product classifications and ingredients policies are for the purpose of general guidance only according to our own criteria and guidelines, and to the best of our knowledge. We do not take legal responsibility for any mistake or omission, please always refer to the product label for full ingredients listing and conduct your own ingredient safety research based on your own personal criteria.
For Products Sold By TNS Skin Lab Only:
(for products sold by other vendors, please see individual Shipping & Returns Policy)
Ordered products will be sent via courier service or air mail to the specified delivery address. We impose a flat rate method for shipping charges, the current flat rates are as follow:
West Malaysia – RM8 Flat Rate
East Malaysia – RM12 Flat Rate
Other Countries – where available, will be calculated at checkout based on weight
All orders are subject to processing before being accepted and shipped, rejected orders will be fully refunded within 5 business days.
We do not accept orders:
With P.O. Box addresses;
Which may be considered as wholesale (please contact us for wholesale purchases);
That are suspected to be fraudulent;
That we are unable to process due to non compliance with our terms & conditions of sales.
Customers are to take note of custom charges, import duties, rates and tariffs (if any). You may incur and have to bear all the above fees if they are imposed in your country.
We have no control over the above-mentioned fees as custom policies vary from country to country. You should consult your country’s authority or custom office for further information.
If you are a foreign purchaser, you are considered an importer and should be aware and abide by all the laws and regulation of your country. We will list all contents as required by international shipping requirements.
We may not be able to fulfill orders from certain countries or regions due to restrictions and distribution agreements. If your order is not accepted for any reason, we will refund or reverse the charges to your credit card.
Please allow 2 to 3 weeks for international delivery.
Local Orders or Deliveries
All local orders within Malaysia should be delivered within 2 to 5 working days after the acceptance of your order (subject to stock availability).
Please check and ensure contents and packaging are in good order before signing and accepting the delivery. Signature is required as proof of acceptance.
If there is no one present to accept the delivery, you may be required to pick up the parcel from your designated post office.
If the delivery was made by us and no one was present to accept the delivery at the appointed time, we can arrange for a second delivery.
Damage and Returns
If the contents are found to be damaged on delivery, please do not sign acceptance. Instead, make a note on the delivery order and call our head office/drop us an email. We will arrange for a new replacement at no extra cost.
We will refund or accept returns on the following basis:
Product did not arrive;
Product arrived damaged;
Wrong product was delivered;
Product has expired;
All other reasons will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please check your products carefully upon delivery to ensure that it is correct and in good physical packaging condition before accepting the delivery.
If a product price and description have been wrongly advertised on the web, we may take steps to correct the price and description and inform the customer of the mistake. Customers can then decide to either cancel or continue with order.
We regret that such mistakes are inevitable and shall at all times try our best to avoid such mistakes.
Customers can request for an exchange if the product is found to cause an allergic reaction and is unused. However, customers will have to bear the full cost of shipping in this instance.
For local web orders, we regret customers cannot make exchanges at the shops. Exchange will have to be done at our head office. Please call ahead to make an appointment to see our web order department personnel to make the exchange.