Long before PHArmaceuticals arrived in Aotearoa, Maori relied on native plant based remedies to keep themselves and their mokopuna healthy. It is these traditional remedies, with a modern twist, that form the basis of the Aotea brand and our products. Everything is sourced sustainably and made with our tipuna in mind.
Kawakawa HEALING Balm
A multi purpose healing balm based on traditional use of Kawakawa for irritations, abrasions and pains. Kawakawa leaves have a super high anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and analgesic content making it an amazing balm for all sorts. With Almond and Tea Tree Oil, and some beeswax from our own hives, our Kawakawa Balm is the natural and native skincare remedy perfect for dry lips, skin irritations (like eczema), as well as bites, sores and nappy rash.
MANUKA HONEY DAY CREAM
What we put on our skin is ultimately absorbed into our body - which is why we make our face cream with the most natural, simple and restorative ingredients. In fact, our face cream is so natural its contents are actually safe to eat (although we wouldn’t recommend it).
We are also big believers in the native flora and fauna of this country, which is why the anti-inflammatory kawakawa leaf and the anti-bacterial and super active manuka honey are significant tenants in our light day cream. Manuka honey in particular is a known anti-microbial warrior which promotes skin regeneration and holds moisture from the air to leave your skin super clean blemish free and feeling fresh throughout the day.
HARAKEKE SEED OIL NIGHT CREAM
The key tenant in our rejuvenating night cream is the Harakeke seed (flaxseed). Harakeke seeds are rich in Omega's 3 and 6 which make it super nourishing for the skin. Omega 3 in particular plays a crucial role in cell rejuvenation and restoration.
All of the ingredients in this night cream are 100% natural to the point that it is actually edible. Our theory is, why would you put something on your body that you would never dream of eating when its all going to be absorbed into the blood stream just the same. Our Harakeke Seed Oil Night Cream will do its thing while you sleep making your skin all the better for it in the morning.