A very personal formula for me
I wanted to create a “go-to” product for my busy clients
Who have little downtime for a complicated beauty routine
Nectar is a gentle reminder to those who are time-poor that it is possible to indulge your senses with a simple luxurious treatment balm.
From the outset, I knew I was asking a lot from this formula, not only one that could be used as a deeply healing moisturising balm for those clients with extremely dry, sensitive, mature skin,
But also one that also can gently buff and cleanse away skin cells without upsetting delicate skin.
As a clinical esthetician, I often see first-hand how excessive exfoliation and harsh ingredients can break down the protective barrier and allow toxins to penetrate, causing inflammation and irritation, which knocks the delicate microflora that makes up the acid mantle off balance.
This unique formula offers an innovative and ultra-gentle approach to caring for your skin.
Using perfectly shaped spherical jojoba beads – in a nourishing base of omegas and exotic butters – that ever so gently roll across your skin to buff dead skin cells without causing tiny micro-tears like many of the more traditional exfoliators do.
Nectar is also free of stimulating ingredients and artificial fragrances that can lower your skin’s tolerance to potential stressors. Instead, it works hard to keep your barrier function intact whilst controlling the neurogenic and immunogenic inflammatory pathways that lead to sensitivity.
The result. No redness or rawness. Just happy, healthy skin.
NAKED INTENTION – HEAL
To instil confidence and uplift the spirit whilst taking your skin through a transitional period.
NZ Manuka Honey: Found only in New Zealand, this bioactive honey is a potent humectant that moisturises, hydrates and nourishes your skin. With impressive research into its efficacy as a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial agent, Manuka honey has been scientifically proven to accelerate skin healing. It is used in the USA and EU hospitals as a wound-healing agent. Due to its high levels of Polyphenols, Flavonoids, Carotenoids, and Vitamin C – the increased bioactivity of these Antioxidants neutralise free radicals linked to ageing.
Jojoba beads: 100% natural and biodegradable, wax from the jojoba plant is formed into tiny spherical beads that melt into your skin to gently slough away dead skin cells.
Avocado: Rich in Omegas, Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, it increases cellular turnover and softens lines, triggering the production of Collagen and Elastin, essential proteins for protecting the skin from ageing. A natural steroid, it helps to heal sun damage and age spots.
Kawa Kawa: A calming anti-inflammatory is ideal for conditions such as eczema and rosacea, creating a barrier – sealing in moisture to support the active repair of your skin.
Tamanu oil: Antibacterial, it offers unique healing capabilities, promoting the formation of new tissue and accelerating wound healing.
Ricinus communis – Castor oil
Helianthus annuus – Sunflower seed oil
Butyrospermum parkii – Shea seed butter
Hydrogenated jojoba oil: (jojoba) beads
Cera alba – Beeswax
Olea europeae – Olive fruit oil
Persea Gratissima – Avocado oil
Leptospermum Mel – Manuka extract
Phospholipid – Vegetable derived
Rosa canina – Rosehip fruit oil
Tocopherol -Vitamin E
Sorbitan trioeate – Naturally derived emulsifier
Calendula officinalis – Calendula flower extract
Camomile recutita – Chamomile flower extract
Macropiper excelsum – Kawa Kawa extract
Symphytum officinale – Comfrey extract
Alkanet root – Natural colouring