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Skin Care Spotlight: Matakana Botanicals Bath & Shower Gel

 

 

The lush Matakana region is the inspiration for this moisturing Bath & Shower Gel enriched by two of our local hero ingredients - Extra Virgin Olive oil (rich in vitamins A & E) and Manuka honey. The aroma of freshly picked limes will combine to invigorate your skin whilst the vitamins and minerals from our 'heroes' gently cleanse and preserve natural moisture balance. Your skin will feel soft and refreshed.

 

Ingredients

Water (Aqua)
Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate
Cocamide DEA
Cocamidopropyl Betaine
Glycerin
Coco-Glucoside (and) Glycol Distearate (and) Glycerin
Fragrance
Manuka (Leptospermum Scoparium Mel) Honey
Sodium Chloride
Magnesium Chloride
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf extract
Olive (Olea Europaea) Fruit Oil
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
Methylchloroisothiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone
Hexyl Cinnamal*
Butylphenyl Methylpropional*
Linalool*
Hydroxycitronellal*
Citronellol*
Geraniol*
Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde*

*Component of the Fragrance

 

 

About Matakana Botanicals

Matakana Botanicals (formerly Les Floralies), one of New Zealand’s leading bath and body manufacturers continues to grow and inspire the world with their quintessential New Zealand brand.

Now available internationally, with plans to continue to expand globally, Matakana Botanicals' ranges can be found in upmarket stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. The company also proudly supplies Emirates Airlines in First Class with their unique ‘Sleep’ & 'Focus' sniff boxes which has drawn the attention of world class hotels.

The company is also winner of several business awards for exporting, marketing and design. It’s enjoyed steady growth and has become a highly respected brand in the bath and body market. Read More

 

 

Company: Matakana Botanicals
Brand: Matakana Botanicals
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Bath & Shower Gel
Packaging: 360ml (12.1 fl oz)
Claims:gently cleanse and preserve natural moisture balance
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $19.00 NZD
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Stockists
Websitewww.matakanabotanicals.co.nz

 

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Personal Care Spotlight: Matakana Botanicals De Stress Sniff Box

 

 

A relaxing blend of Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, Vetiver to ease tension and restore balance. Ideal for busy lifestyles.

Our sniff boxes are at the leading edge of a new and innovative way of providing aromatherapy benefits. The unique essential oil blends created have been infused into the special "Aroma Beads" located in the base of the sniff box. Simply open the lid, place directly under the nose and take a few deep breaths to receive aromatherapy benefits.

 

Ingredients

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer (non toxic), Fragrance & Essential Oils

 

 

About Matakana Botanicals

Matakana Botanicals (formerly Les Floralies), one of New Zealand’s leading bath and body manufacturers continues to grow and inspire the world with their quintessential New Zealand brand.

Now available internationally, with plans to continue to expand globally, Matakana Botanicals' ranges can be found in upmarket stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. The company also proudly supplies Emirates Airlines in First Class with their unique ‘Sleep’ & 'Focus' sniff boxes which has drawn the attention of world class hotels.

The company is also winner of several business awards for exporting, marketing and design. It’s enjoyed steady growth and has become a highly respected brand in the bath and body market. Read More

 

 

Company: Matakana Botanicals
Brand: Matakana Botanicals
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Body Care
Packaging: 8 grams
Claims: ease tension and restore balance
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $10.00 NZD
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Stockists
Websitewww.matakanabotanicals.co.nz

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Skin Care Spotlight: Living Nature Charcoal Clay Mask

 

 

Living Nature’s certified natural Charcoal Clay Mask is formulated with natural anti-pollutant, skin detoxifying ingredients to restore skin balance and leave you with a healthy, refreshed, glowing complexion.

Air pollution is one of the main contributing environmental pollution risks to our health and especially our skin. Present in both cities and rural areas, pollutants suffocate your skin by accumulating on the surface; harmful chemicals and toxins can attach themselves to these particulates and penetrate pores. These harmful substances can diffuse into deeper layers and induce skin irritations, skin sensitivity and premature ageing, as well as a dull, dry complexion.

To combat skin pollution, Charcoal Clay Mask has been formulated to detox, purify and strengthen your skin’s protective layer with active Bincho Tan Charcoal and ‘super berry’ Schisandra Chinensis. Halloysite Clay absorbs excess oils and aids in drawing out impurities, and skin superfoods Avocado Oil and Coconut Oil work to feed, nourish and soften skin. Organic Manuka Honey and Shea Butter add moisture while reducing inflammation and anti-oxidant rich Vitamin E helps to fight free radical damage.

Suitable for all skin types
10 x 5ml sachets.

 

 

About Living Nature

Living Nature is New Zealand's original, certified natural skincare company. The company was founded in 1987 by Suzanne Hall, who was inspired by the healing properties of New Zealand native plants to remedy her own skin conditions.

All our certified natural skincare and most of our cosmetics are made at our purpose-built Kerikeri facility in the pristine Bay of Islands. From this base, we control every step of product development, formulation, testing, and filling. We are passionate about the benefits of nature, and are committed to our philosophy of 'nature works' as the basis for developing skincare and cosmetics that work in harmony with our skin.

Geographically isolated for more than 80 million years, New Zealand has developed a natural landscape unlike anywhere else on earth. More than 80% of New Zealand's native plants are indigenous and many have remarkable bioactive properties. Sourced from forests, lands and seas, Living Nature's active ingredients come from the most potent of these unique plants. Read More

 

 

Company: Living Nature
Brand: Living Nature
Slogan: Certified Natural
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Skin Care
Packaging: 10 x 5ml sachets.
Claims: Natural. detox, purify and strengthen skin
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $49.00 NZD
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Stockists
Websitewww.livingnature.com

 

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Beauty Spotlight: Two Islands Natural Collagen Beauty Powder

 

 

Natural Collagen Beauty Powder 300gm

At Two Islands we are the first to admit that sometimes, everybody needs a little help to shine. So we have designed a Collagen Beauty Powder to do just that.

Containing the highest quality Type 1 Marine Collagen Peptides, with added Vitamin C for absorption, this supplement helps support hair, skin and nails.

Collagen is the protein that makes up approximately 75% of skin, and is key to its structure and elasticity. After our early 20’s the collagen levels in our skin begin to drop each year. As a result, the skin becomes thinner, dehydrated and more fragile. Feed your skin from the inside out with Two Islands Natural Beauty Powder so you can boost your body’s natural beauty anytime, anywhere.

• Sustainably Sourced
• High dose
• All Natural
• GMO Free
• Tasteless
• Odourless
• Water Soluble

 

Ingredients: Marine Collagen Peptides, Ascorbic Acid

 

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About Two Islands

Two Islands was founded by 2 New Zealand sisters who are proud to share their no-fuss nutrition philosophies. They are health-conscious, but they are also life-conscious and know how important it is to have products you can trust to give your body what it needs, naturally (and with as little effort as possible). So they have designed Two Islands products to do just that - nothing more, nothing less. No unnecessary additives, no fake promises. Just easy nutrition which does what it says it will - and tastes great, too. Read More

 

 

Company: Two Islands Co
Brand: Two Islands
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Beauty Powder
Packaging: 300gm
Claims: All Natural. GMO Free
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $24.98
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Stockists
Websitewww.twoislandsco.com

 

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Oral Care Spotlight: Grin Charcoal-Infused Biodegradable Brush – Rose Pink

 

 

We make it easy to take great care of your teeth and gums whilst caring for the environment with the new Grin Charcoal-Infused Biodegradable Brush! Our beautifully designed brush is made from sustainable non-GMO corn starch, which means the toothbrush handle is 100% biodegradable. The toothbrush bristles have been infused with a premium activated charcoal which has been recognised for its antibacterial and detoxifying properties for thousands of years. Alongside brushing the charcoal works to keep bacteria at bay whilst absorbing toxins and restoring the whiteness of teeth.

  • 100% biodegradable handle
  • Charcoal-Infused bristles
  • Soft bristles, suitable for sensitive teeth and gum (soft bristles are recommended by dentists)
  • 0.01mm micro slim-tip bristles reach deep between teeth and along the gum-line
  • The antiseptic properties of charcoal help to keep bacteria at bay in your toothbrush whilst also absorbing and destroying bacteria in the mouth
  • Charcoal naturally whitens teeth by gently removing stains without stripping away tooth enamel
  • The detoxifying properties of Charcoal help to eliminate chlorine and other harsh chemicals found in tap water
  • The charcoal bristles help to prevent plaque build-up
  • The bristles can be recycled through our recycling program
  • Biodegradable packaging
  • Clear blister seal is made of PLA (aka “bioplastic") which is a biodegradable plant-based plastic made from corn starch.
  • BPA free
  • PVC free

 

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About the company

We’re Grin Natural a 100% natural New Zealand made toothpaste brand. Back in 2013 with the surge of organic food and natural products we started to look at the ingredients in our toothpaste. Unable to find a toothpaste on the market that was 100% natural without any added chemicals we set out to make a new kind of toothpaste to treat our teeth and mouths to something better.

We wanted to create a product different to the rest, one that is 100% natural with NO sodium lauryl sulfate, NO added sugar, NO preservatives, NO artificial colours, NO artificial flavours, NO fragrance and NO harsh abrasives. It was as much about what we were leaving out as what we were putting in. Read More

 

 

Company: Grin Natural
Brand: Grin Natural
Slogan: 100% Natural
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Toothbrush
Claims: 100% biodegradable handle. Charcoal-Infused bristles
Variants: View Here
Price: $6.49
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: www.grinnatural.co.nz

 

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Skin Care Spotlight: ManukaRx Extra Gentle Cleansing Soap

 

 

ManukaRx Extra Gentle Cleansing Soap

We have combined the antibacterial properties of manuka oil with the fresh scent of lemongrass and lavender and the skin softening, moisturising, nourishing and soothing properties of shea butter to bring you a cleansing soap that removes dirt and other impurities from the skin, cleaning without irritation or dryness.

The perfect combination for any skin care regime is our ManukaRx extra gentle cleansing soap.

We have combined the antibacterial properties of manuka oil with the fresh scent of lemongrass and lavender and the skin softening, moisturising, nourishing and soothing properties of shea butter to bring you a cleansing soap that removes dirt and other impurities from the skin, cleaning without irritation or dryness.

Our ManukaRx extra gentle cleaning soap is powerful enough to clean, yet gentle enough for the most sensitive skin, including children and even our canine friends

The antibacterial properties of manuka oil make it ideal for helping with the prevention of stubborn acne and you will find that regular use will assist with most dry skin complaints.

Our soap is triple milled, which means that it is passed through a milling machine, not once, not twice but three times to thoroughly mix the soap, fragrances and ingredients while squeezing out any extra moisture or air.

We are members of the Roundtable for Sustainable Management of Palm oil which means all our palm oil ingredients are sustainably sourced. Our soap is packaged in traditional cardboard to ensure the lightest environmental impact.

 

Ingredients

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water, Palm Kernel Acid, Lemongrass Oil, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, Manuka Oil, Lavender Oil, Shea Butter, Titanium Dioxide, Tetrasodium Etidronate

 

 

About ManukaRx

We started the journey in 2016 because we were passionate about New Zealand and New Zealand products that could help the world and in particular the healing powers of our unique plant life. We understood that nature had created its own dispensary here and we wanted to be part of the solution of global health ….. Better, naturally ….. became our mantra.

New Zealand’s isolation meant it was one of the last places on Earth to be inhabited by humans and its plants and animals developed without cross-breeding from imported species. When the resourceful voyaging Polynesian people, known as the Maori, arrived (some time between AD 1100 and 1300) they discovered a unique environment of abundant food and water. Most precious of all, they discovered that the plants of this new land provided effective herbal remedies. A most valued plant was a scrubby looking plant known as manuka (which has the botanical name of leptospermum scoparium). Read More

 

 

Company: ManukaRx
Brand: ManukaRx
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Soap
Packaging: 100g / 3.52oz
Claims: Antifungal and antibacterial
Variants: View Product Range Here
Price: $9.95
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Websitemanukarx.co.nz

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Personal Care Spotlight: Matakana Botanicals Energise Sniff Box

 

 

A "breathe easy" blend of Cedarwood, Eucalyptus, Pine and Olibanum. Assists to promote energy and well-being. Ideal for colds to make breathing easier.

Our sniff boxes are at the leading edge of a new and innovative way of providing aromatherapy benefits. The unique essential oil blends created have been infused into the special “Aroma Beads” located in the base of the “Sniff Box”. Simply open the lid, place directly under the nose and take a few deep breaths to receive aromatherapy benefits.

 

Ingredients

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer (non toxic), Fragrance & Essential Oils

 

 

About Matakana Botanicals

Matakana Botanicals (formerly Les Floralies), one of New Zealand’s leading bath and body manufacturers continues to grow and inspire the world with their quintessential New Zealand brand.

Now available internationally, with plans to continue to expand globally, Matakana Botanicals' ranges can be found in upmarket stores in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and the United Arab Emirates. The company also proudly supplies Emirates Airlines in First Class with their unique ‘Sleep’ & 'Focus' sniff boxes which has drawn the attention of world class hotels.

The company is also winner of several business awards for exporting, marketing and design. It’s enjoyed steady growth and has become a highly respected brand in the bath and body market. Read More

 

 

Company: Matakana Botanicals
Brand: Matakana Botanicals
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Personal Care
Packaging: 8 grams
Claims:Ideal for colds to make breathing easier.
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $10.00 NZD
Where to BuyBuy OnlineStockists
Websitewww.matakanabotanicals.co.nz

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Oral Care Spotlight: NEW Grin Strengthening 100% Natural Toothpaste

 

 

Our BRAND NEW 100% natural Strengthening toothpaste delivers not only a thorough, fresh, clean, but is designed to combat bacteria and strengthen teeth naturally with key ingredients; Hydroxyapatite, organic sea salt and Magnolia bark extract.

  • Made in New Zealand from 100% natural ingredients
  • Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occuring mineral form of calcium apatite and is actually the main mineral that our dental enamel is made of.
  • Calcium Carbonate is a mild natural abrasive which works to polish teeth
  • The antiseptic properties of Magnolia Bark Extract and Organic Sea Salt help to combat common oral bacteria, and keep the gums and mouth healthy.
  • Natural xylitol helps to prevent plaque build-up with regular brushing
  • Peppermint oil and spearmint oil leave teeth fresh and squeaky clean
  • The combination of carefully selected active natural ingredients and essential oils work together to maintain good oral health.
  • NO Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), NO Triclosan, NO added sugar, NO preservatives, NO artificial colours, NO artificial flavours, NO fragrance and NO harsh abrasives
  • Fluoride, paraben and palm oil free
  • The only natural toothpaste available in New Zealand dental clinics
  • Not tested on animals
  • Does not contain gluten
  • Recycle the tubes through our recycling program

 

Key Active Ingredients

Magnolia Bark Extract
Magnolia bark extract works to control oral bacteria growth and prevent the build up of tartar. This active ingredient comes from the magnolia tree which is recognised for containing several natural, compounds that function as anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-allergic agents.
Natural Hydroxyapatite
Don’t let that scientific name fool you - hydroxyapatite is a naturally occuring mineral form of calcium apatite and is actually the main mineral that our dental enamel is made of.

Hydroxyapatite is the best alternative to fluoride and has been proven to provide the necessary minerals to remineralise subsurface areas of the tooth, restoring the enamel to its near natural state, without changing the composition of the enamel.
Organic Sea Salt
Ever wondered why dentists suggest rinsing with saltwater after a dental procedure? The alkaline nature of sea salt increases the pH balance of your mouth, creating an environment that bacteria really, really hate. The sea salt we’ve put in Grin is certified organic, so it retains more of the good stuff such as calcium, magnesium, silicon, phosphorus and iron.

 

 

About the company

We’re Grin Natural a 100% natural New Zealand made toothpaste brand. Back in 2013 with the surge of organic food and natural products we started to look at the ingredients in our toothpaste. Unable to find a toothpaste on the market that was 100% natural without any added chemicals we set out to make a new kind of toothpaste to treat our teeth and mouths to something better.

We wanted to create a product different to the rest, one that is 100% natural with NO sodium lauryl sulfate, NO added sugar, NO preservatives, NO artificial colours, NO artificial flavours, NO fragrance and NO harsh abrasives. It was as much about what we were leaving out as what we were putting in. Read More

 

 

Company: Grin Natural
Brand: Grin Natural
Slogan: 100% Natural
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Toothpaste
Packaging: 100g
Claims: 100% natural with NO sodium lauryl sulfate, NO added sugar, NO preservatives, NO artificial colours, NO artificial flavours, NO fragrance and NO harsh abrasives
Variants: View Here
Price: $8.50
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: www.grinnatural.co.nz

 

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Skin Care Spotlight: Living Nature Bee Venom Mask Sachet

 

 

Living Nature’s Bee Venom Mask combines organic Bee Venom with the natural botanicals of organic Manuka Honey and certified organic Coconut Oil to create a mask that plumps, tightens, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving skin a healthy and youthful glow. It uses a certified organic cotton fibre mask to deliver nourishment and active bee venom, providing a pleasant warming sensation upon application.

Formulated for all skin types, this mask has been made from the highest quality ingredients and is the perfect anti-ageing treatment, made in New Zealand from natural and organic ingredients.

Living Nature’s Bee Venom Mask is available in an individual sachet or as a box of six here.
1 x 20ml sheet mask

 

 

About Living Nature

Living Nature is New Zealand's original, certified natural skincare company. The company was founded in 1987 by Suzanne Hall, who was inspired by the healing properties of New Zealand native plants to remedy her own skin conditions.

All our certified natural skincare and most of our cosmetics are made at our purpose-built Kerikeri facility in the pristine Bay of Islands. From this base, we control every step of product development, formulation, testing, and filling. We are passionate about the benefits of nature, and are committed to our philosophy of 'nature works' as the basis for developing skincare and cosmetics that work in harmony with our skin.

Geographically isolated for more than 80 million years, New Zealand has developed a natural landscape unlike anywhere else on earth. More than 80% of New Zealand's native plants are indigenous and many have remarkable bioactive properties. Sourced from forests, lands and seas, Living Nature's active ingredients come from the most potent of these unique plants. Read More

 

 

Company: Living Nature
Brand: Living Nature
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Skin Care
Packaging: 1 x 20ml sheet mask
Claims: 100% Organic. 100% Natural
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $9.90 NZD
Where to BuyBuy OnlineStockists
Websitewww.livingnature.com

 

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Supplement Spotlight: Two Islands Co. Salted Caramel Pea Protein Powder

 

 
The newest and most popular addition to the Two Islands protein family. Smooth and creamy, not too sweet and not too salty. We like this mixed with just water and with less than 1g of sugar per serve you know it's good for you.
•Gluten Free
•Vegan Friendly
•Soy Free
•Dairy Free
•GMO Free
•High in Protein
•Low Carb

500g: 20 serves | 1kg: 40 serves

 

Ingredients: Pea Protein Isolate, Natural Caramel Flavour, Coconut Milk Powder, Sweetener (Steviol Glycosides) and Salt.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
Two Islands Co. protein powder is safe to consume during pregnancy and breastfeeding, however it is advised to discuss supplement intake with your GP before consumption.

 

 

 
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About the Company
Two Islands was founded by 2 New Zealand sisters who are proud to share their no-fuss nutrition philosophies. They are health-conscious, but they are also life-conscious and know how important it is to have products you can trust to give your body what it needs, naturally (and with as little effort as possible). So they have designed Two Islands products to do just that - nothing more, nothing less. No unnecessary additives, no fake promises. Just easy nutrition which does what it says it will - and tastes great, too. Read More
 

 

Company: Two Islands
Brand: Two Islands
Origin: New Zealand
Category: Supplement
Packaging: 500g
Claims: Gluten Free, Vegan Friendly, Soy Free, Dairy Free, GMO Free, Low Carb, High in Protein
Variants: Protein Powder, Collagen Beauty Powder
Price: $48.95 NZD
Where to Buy: Buy Online
Websitetwoislandsco.com

 

 

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