Our cleanser combines two of New Zealand's native flora renowned for their soft cleansing effect on the skin. We use 100+ MGO mānuka honey, that has anti-bacterial qualities, but also a moisturising and anti-inflammatory content. It helps softly remove makeup and dirt from the skin while not being too harsh. We also add kūmarahou which has a high saponin content which means it acts as a natural surfactant and helps foam on the face so that it helps clean the skin, again naturally and softly. Follow up with our mānuka and kawakawa water toner, and our honey day cream to finish.
Aotea was founded in 2017. We are inspired by mātauranga māori (māori knowledge) and this knowledge manifests itself in our range of therapeutic skincare. Aotea is the māori name for Great Barrier Island and it is here where we are from and where we grow the native flora we use (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in our range. This is all done by our team on our papakāinga (land).