In New Zealand, we’re fortunate to have nature on our doorstep. Everywhere we look, we find a bounty of ingredients that nurture, nourish, rescue, hydrate, and protect. Used for centuries because of their therapeutic and medicinal purposes, these precious native botanicals are now making their way into premium anti ageing skincare. Here are four of our favourites for younger looking skin.
Why we love it: Rich in omegas, this hydrating New Zealand botanical promotes skin-softening and healing.
Also known as Phormium tenax, harakeke is a native New Zealand flax with a vast array of uses. The leaves have traditionally been woven into mats, bags, ropes and fishing lines, while the gel extracted from its leaves has been used to treat burns, boils, wounds and skin disorders such as eczema.
How Harakeke flax encourages youthful skin:
Cool and clear, harakeke flax gel is used in anti ageing skincare to enhance hydration – critical for youthful skin. The key lies in natural plant sugars called Polysaccharides. These help prevent trans-epidermal water loss, a natural process where skin loses moisture. Harakeke is also naturally astringent, which is good news for oily and blemished skin. Astringents can help cleanse skin and regulate oil, encouraging a blemish-free complexion.
Discover the benefits of Harakeke flax oil in Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser.