Kūmarahou and Mānuka Honey Cleanser
A gentle cream cleanser that effectively cleans the skin and removes make-up. This cleanser combines two of New Zealand’s native flora, renowned for their gentle cleansing effect on the skin. It contains 100+ MGO Mānuka honey that not only has antibacterial qualities but also provides deeply moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties. The Kūmarahou acts as a natural surfactant that works to clean the face without stripping the skin of its essential oils.
- Made in New Zealand
- Gentle cream cleanser that effectively removes makeup and dirt
- Suitable for normal / sensitive / acne-prone skin types
- 100𝗆ℓ or 200𝗆ℓ
Morning and evening, dispense a tea spoon size of cleanser onto clean hands and gently massage the face and neck. Wash off with water and a towel. Follow with the Mānuka Water and Kawakawa Toner and Mānuka Honey Day Cream or Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream.
Sweet Almond Oil
Kūmarahou wash base
100+ MGO Mānuka Honey
The saponins in kūmarahou naturally clean skin. In the 19th century, bushmen found that when its flowers are rubbed with water they foam into a natural lather, which they could use to clean the kauri gum off their skin. As a result, kūmarahou is often nicknamed 'gum-diggers' or 'bushmans' soap. Kūmarahou is good for all-round health, containing valuable flavonoids that promote digestive health. Quecetin helps seasonal health, addressing symptoms like congestion and inflammation. Mānuka honey in particular is uniquely antibacterial; the enzyme glucose oxidase reacts with the glucose in the mānuka honey and oxygen to produce hydrogen peroxide, which destroys bacteria and clears the skin. This means it has the capacity to fight harmful bacteria that can often lead to breakouts and blemishes which is why using mānuka honey regularly can be so beneficial. Furthermore, mānuka honey is also known to reduce inflammation and redness and has been used in treatment for things like rosacea. Mānuka honey is both preventative and restorative when used in skin treatment and has an amazing pedigree in both instances.
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.