SOS Soothing Complex



This deeply caring complex for sensitive, inflamed skin works with its natural defence and repair mechanisms. A unique Manuka honey gel that soothes and cools, delivering a hydrating boost of calm deep within the skins tissues. 

Canadian Willow a natural steroid combined with horsetail, reduces redness and strengthens surface blood vessels, Kawa Kawa and Calendula are important anti inflammatories. When applied these bio actives seep into damaged, inflamed tissue, aiding in the healing process and reducing swelling.

Cooling, soothing and hydrating, use as part of your ‘First aid kit’; for skin depleted from stressors such as sun damage, inflamed blemishes, cuts, or travel.

Daily Ritual:

Apply 3-5 drops in the evening over the face, neck, and décolleté prior to moisturising.

Skin Concerns: Rosacea, eczema, blemishes, acneic skin, insect bites.

20% CALENDULA + NZ KAWA KAWA   30mL  1.0 fl oz

Sensitive skin is classified as reactive skin. Through my years of working directly with the skin and with research, I have identified the following common triggers behind this condition:

Immunogenic Inflammation: When a rogue substance enters the skin, such as artificial fragrance or pollen, the immune system is instantly put on high alert.

Neurogenic Inflammation: When more neuro-active chemicals than usual are released into the dermis, the nervous system becomes overstimulated, resulting in a stinging sensation.

An Unbalanced Acid Mantle: Excess exfoliation and harsh ingredients can upset the delicate micro-flora that keep your skin healthy, allowing toxins to penetrate into the dermis and cause irritation.

That, coupled with the factors outside of our control – such as genetics, hormones, stress, pollution, and even food – can intensify our skin’s highly reactive state, creating inflammation. As a result, the health of our skin becomes compromised.

In fact, it’s safe to say that over 50% of all my clients at my clinic report their skin as being sensitive at one time or another. This is often in combination with other conditions; for instance, it’s perfectly feasible to have a client who has acne and sensitised skin, or a dry skin that’s classified as sensitive. So, it was important for me to create a deeply nurturing complex, that has healing and anti-bacterial properties to calm sensitivity, one that could also be used in the first step of your anti acne routine, to calm inflammation first.

Affectionately referred to by my clients as a “nature’s first aid”, SOS was created with the goal of ending the cycle of inflammation that builds up in the skin over time. The intelligent ingredients visibly reduce the activity of the inflammatory markers in skin cells, calming the heat and itching sensations associated with sensitive skin.

Skin Health Benefits

  • contains a non-steroidal, anti-irritant, antibacterial ingredient
  • powerful skin soothers treat inflammatory skin conditions, improving structural integrity
  • rejuvenates skin and accelerates wound healing – perfect for acne inflammation, scars, and burns
  • decreases facial redness and post-treatment irritation- stabilises superficial capillary systems


Macropiper Excelsum:  Known as Kawa kawa is incredibly wound repairing. Research has found it decreases the inflammatory markers of nitric oxide. It is also composed of anti inflammatory Myrsiticin and Diayangambin, all of which promotes skin repair in areas of itchy, scaly skin, whilst calming flare-ups associated with moderate eczema and other dry-skin conditions.
Calendula: A potent skin healer, it contains 60% conjugated linoleic acid, an interesting compound that has fantastic anti inflammatory properties. Calendula also has high levels of carotenoids, a precursor to vitamin A that mops up ageing free radicals.
Manuka Honey +20 UMF: Scientifically proven to accelerate healing of the skin, research around the properties are impressive; especially its efficacy against the bacteria that cause acne. It’s also a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Canadian Willowherb: A non-steroidal antibacterial that rebalances your skin’s immune responses, reducing overreactions to allergens and inflammation.

Aqua – Purified Water
Phormium tenax extract – Harakeke flax gel
Epilobium angustifolium – Canadian willow herb extract
Equisetum arvense extract – Horsetail extract
Macropiper excelsum – Kawa kawa leaf extract
Althaea officinalis – Marshmallow root extract
Tocopherol – Natural vitamin E
Calendula officinalis – Calendula flower extract
Alpha Bisabolol – Chamomile extract
Panthenol – Vitamin B5
Mel – Manuka honey
Leptospermum scoparium – Manuka leaf extract
Sodium levulinate and sodium anisate – Naturally derived preservative


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