Mānuka Honey Mask 500+ MGO
An active face mask with 500+ MGO mānuka honey and pure mānuka oil formulated to deeply hydrate and cleanse the skin. Inflammation is reduced as the mānuka honey removes nitric oxides from cells, whilst the high antioxidant content regenerates skin and prevents aging.
Skin feels smooth and hydrated and with added pure mānuka oil, this mask also effectively cleans the skin and gently kills bacteria.
- Made in New Zealand
- A hydrating and cleansing face mask
- Suitable for sensitive, dry, and normal skin types
- Removes dead skin cells and repairs cellular damage
Use 1-2 times a week. After cleansing, apply a generous layer over the face and neck. Leave for at least 20 minutes before gently washing off, then apply toner and face cream.
- 500+ MGO Mānuka Honey
- Kawakawa Infused Sweet Almond Oil
- Mānuka Oil
High-strength MGO mānuka honey promotes cell regeneration and reduces inflammation. Mānuka honey contains a chemical called methylglyoxal (MGO) that inhabits the growth of microbes. Further, it exhibits non-peroxide activity. When glucose oxidase (an enzyme produced by bees) reacts with glucose and oxygen molecules (moisture in the skin) it produces hydrogen peroxide which reduces inflammation and makes your skin feel smooth and hydrated. The other chemical that mānuka honey possesses is Dihydroxyacetone which is omega 3 acid that is extremely nourishing to the skin. We also add 5% mānuka oil so that only is your mask deeply hydrating, it is also super cleansing.
A range of New Zealand made health products inspired by traditional Māori herbal remedies and supported by scientific research.
Aotea was founded in 2017 – inspired by mātauranga māori (māori knowledge) and this knowledge manifests itself in their range of therapeutic skincare. Aotea is the māori name for Great Barrier Island and it is here where they are from and where they grow the native flora they use (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in their range. This is all done by their team on their papakāinga (land).
What is important is what they do brings opportunity to the community where they are based on Aotea. In light of which they have decided (despite the difficulty) to grow, extract and manufacture all the products rather than outsource this. Aotea is proud to say that for every year they have been in business they have provided scholarships to their rangatahi māori to attend high school and they are in the process of creating more jobs for whānau.
What is also important to Aotea is spearheading the science that will give credibility to the anecdotal history and knowledge māori have for the healing flora of Aotearoa. They now have a committed R&D team to determine innovative ways to not only extract some of the plant agents in the flora they use but also undertake clinical tests of these plant agents.