August 12, 2020

Natural Skincare and Eco Beauty Brands from New Zealand

Written by Lydia Lee in New Zealand

This article was written by Lydia Lee who lives in New Zealand and a medical student who loves clean beauty products.

Oh Natural

Instagram @ohnaturalnz

What they stock: Beauty products and zero waste home tools.

A world without Oh Natural would be a sad place. Oh Natural’s motivation lies within helping others by bringing their customers a wide range of quality, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly goodies. The business carefully handpicks brands which fit into its natural, organic, and waste-free ethics and conveniently sells them through its online store.

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The Natural Co.

Instagram @thenaturalconz

What they stock: Bath and body products, skin care, baby care, plastic and waste-free products.

The Natural Co. is founded by a passionate, low-tox-living mum with an aspiration to live naturally and eco-friendly. The business owner only sources and sells products that she believes in. Living as gently on the earth while being a conscious consumer is always at the forefront of her mind.

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Instagram @ethique

What they stock: Hair, face, body, and pet care.

It all started back in 2012 when Brianne, the owner of Ethique, started mixing formulas up in her kitchen at her Christchurch home. Deeply concerned about the amount of plastic and waste created by bathroom essentials, Brianne looked to formulate a solid shampoo – which would be the answer not only to the water waste issue, but also plastic waste. Ethique shampoo bars are now available in over 2500 retailers with sustainability still at the heart of everything Ethique does.

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Karen Murrell

Instagram @karenmurellofficial

What they stock: Lipsticks and lip pencils.

Karen Murrell is the mother of all natural lipstick companies in New Zealand. The lipsticks are made with the finest natural ingredients such as avocado, candelilla, jojoba, and calendula, and they literally smell so good you’ll want to eat them. The faultless lipstick formulas feel luxurious thanks to the natural vegetable waxes and there is no compromise on touch, scent, wear, or colour.

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Instagram @essonesun

What they stock: Skincare and sunscreen.

Essonė believes in simple and wholesome lifestyles with passion to create sunscreen and skincare which is rich in quality, anhydrous and without harm. Since then, Essonė has created eco-luxe, botanically enhanced sunscreen and skincare products, with each product maintaining the company’s ethos of transparency and an elevated approach to self-care.

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Living Nature

Instagram @livingnaturenz

What they stock: Skincare and makeup.

More than 80% of New Zealand’s native plants are indigenous and many have remarkable bioactive properties. Sourced from forests, lands, and seas, Living Nature’s active ingredients come from the most potent of these unique plants. Such ingredients are Harakeke Flax Gel, Totarol, and Kelp, which are known for their healing, purifying and nourishing qualities. Its day and night oils are to-die-for, and their eyeshadow palette is perfect for travelling and girls who don’t care too much about hundreds of shades.

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Written by Lydia Lee - Lydia lives in New Zealand and a medical student.

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