Mānuka Face Oil

$65

Aotea's Mānuka Face Oil has been designed to create a protective barrier against harmful environmental toxins while healing and nourishing your skin. It features the anti-microbial and cleansing mānuka oil as well as kawakawa infused sweet almond oil. Mānuka oil is well known for its ability to deeply cleanse the skin and treat inflammation.

Combined with hydrating and antioxidant-rich oils; jojoba, blackcurrant and grapeseed, this Face Oil can be used daily. An incredible formulation that truly nourishes and protects the skin.

Handmade in small batches on Aotea. Product may vary slightly from batch to batch.

  • Made in New Zealand
  • nourishes, protects, and heals the skin on the face and neck
  • suitable for dry / normal / acne-prone skin
  • reduces inflammation in the skin 
  • 25𝗆ℓ

Directions:
Morning and evening, massage into freshly cleansed and toned skin. Alternatively, blend with your Aotea day or night cream to intensify hydration.

The potent antibacterial and antifungal activity of mānuka oil is due to the vast range of terpenoids that have shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. Studies have shown mānuka oil is 30x more effective than tea tree oil and is considered to be one of the most potent natural disinfectants on the planet. Macropiper Excelsum, better known as Kawakawa, is incredibly healing. Research shows that it decreases inflammatory markers of nitric oxide as it possesses the bioactive constituents Myrsitcin and Diayangambin, which are anti-inflammatory.

Ingredients: 

  • Mānuka Oil
  • Kawakawa infused Sweet Almond Oil
  • Blackcurrent Seed Oil
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Jojoba Oil

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Maker Profile

Aotea

 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.

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