New Zealand Active Ingredients

AVOCADO

An incredible anti-ageing oil rich in nutrients, which delivers a super-charged dose of Omegas, Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, and antioxidants to boost and balance the health of sensitive skin as it matures.

Avocado is also rich in Oleic Acid (70%), which is what gives the oil its superior moisturising properties for dry, mature skin. Linoleic Acid (10%), combined with the compound Sterolin, makes the oil perfect for alleviating, dry, sensitised conditions you may have.

Palmitic Acid (10%) and small amounts of Stearic Acid are antimicrobial and hydrating, creating an occlusive barrier on the skin.

It hydrates, increases cellular turnover, plumps and softens lines, and helps to heal sun damage and age spots.

A natural steroid, Avocado Oil will also trigger the production of Collagen and Elastin; important proteins for protecting the skin from premature ageing.

 

BEE VENOM

Honey bee venom is used cosmetically to fool the skin into thinking it has been lightly stung with the toxin melittin. This causes the body to direct blood flow towards the area and stimulates the production of the naturally occurring chemicals collagen and Elastin; providing a gently stimulating and lifting effect, resulting in a tightening feeling for firmer skin.

 

HARAKEKE

Harakeke flax gel yields a cooling, soothing gel with antibacterial properties. Referred to as nature’s skin hydrator, it seals in moisture while feeding the skin with high quantities of nutrients and polysaccharides; delivering a deep release of nourishment to promote the appearance of youthful, intensely moisturised skin over time.

 

KAWA KAWA

Traditionally used for soothing skin rashes and insect bites, native Kawa kawa is famed for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, making it an ideal treatment for conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and rosacea. It creates a barrier; sealing in moisture to help support the active repair of your skin.

 

KIWI SEED OIL

Rich in Vitamin C, this oil helps to improve elasticity in the skin as well as reduce expression lines. Very nourishing, it contains high concentrations of Linolenic (60%), Linoleic (20%), and Oleic (20%) Acids. When applied topically, these fatty acids integrate and improve the totality of the skin barrier; protecting against the ageing effects of inflammation and helping keep sensitive skin calm and conditioned.

 

KOWHAI EXTRACT: Used traditionally in Maori herbal medicine for skin rejuvenation and hydration, it is very moisturising, soothing, and protecting on the skin.

 

ACTIVE MANUKA HONEY

This is nature’s healer; a potent skin protector with powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Because of its high level of activity – particularly against gram-positive organisms – and its low toxicity, Manuka oil is an excellent topical ingredient where Staphylococcus and Streptococcus are a concern. It is also useful for the treatment of burns, as it is both soothing and antiseptic. It is up to 30 times more active than Tea Tree Oil as an antibacterial and is ideal for use after following clinical treatments that may pose a risk of infection.

Manuka honey helps to reduce oxidative stress from free radicals, healing damaged tissue and reversing some of the damage done by premature ageing. It is also a natural humectant, drawing vital moisture into the skin to hydrate, protect, and moisturise.

 

MACADAMIA OIL

Colloquially known as the ‘vanishing’ oil due to the way its similarity to the Fatty Acid Profile of the skin allows it to be easily absorbed topically.

Macadamia Oil is rich in Palmitoleic Acid; a natural substance produced by the skin to maintain moisture levels, but which diminishes as we age. It also contains Oleic (60%) and small amounts of Linoleic and Linolenic Acids, making it a highly stable and very hydrating oil; promoting the skin’s ability to repair and heal.

 

MANUKA OIL

This is nature’s healer; a potent skin protector containing powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. It works on the skin to combat skin irritations and infections, including acne-causing bacteria that lead to breakouts.

 

MAMAKU BLACK FERN

This bio-active extract was traditionally used for its powerful wound healing properties. Today, it is making its presence known in the field of cellular renewal for its skin regenerating and stimulating properties, and its ability to bring new life to skin cells.

 

POHUTUKAWA

Native to New Zealand, this tree yields a conditioning extract that deeply moisturises and promotes cellular regeneration. Containing natural antiseptic qualities, Pohutukawa works with your skin to keep it as healthy and vibrant as possible, for as long as possible.

 

TEA TREE OIL: In vitro studies have shown that Cineole and Terpinene – the main medicinal components of Tea Tree Oil – inhibit the growth of many bacteria, fungi, and pathogens; including Propionibacterium Acnes. The topical application of Tea Tree Oil helps keep pores clean and removes excess sebum which contributes to breakouts.

 

TOTORA

Totora is a powerful antioxidant, neutralising the free radicals that are linked to premature ageing. A broad-spectrum antimicrobial and antioxidant agent, it has excellent anti-blemish properties; helping to neutralise gram-positive bacteria, including propionibacterium acne.

 

VINANZA EXTRACT

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grapes known as Vitis Vinifera is one of the most abundant sources of Polyphenols (60-70%). The skin and seeds of grapes contain a mixture of complex molecules including Polyphenolic Phytoalexin-resveratrol and Proanthocyanidins; antioxidants that work with the skin’s natural repair and protection mechanisms to address signs of stress and ageing. Vinanza extract is capable of protecting the skin from melanoma and reducing the damage from UV exposure, such as increased pigmentation. Wound healing is strongly supported by applying Vinanza extract, as it can accelerate fibroblast migration responsible for regeneration; rebuilding tissue and providing a dominant defence against resistant bacteria.

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