Turning back the clock on your skin
Everyone knows New Zealand is one of the cleanest and greenest countries in the world – it’s what we’re most famous for (well, that and Lorde). The time it takes to get here is just one indication of our isolation from the bad bits of the rest of the world, and many people comment after wandering through our wide open spaces and lush rainforests that exploring New Zealand is like stepping back in time.
New Zealand is also well-recognised for producing high-quality and reputable organic skincare products. Imagine, then, how great it would be if we could harness the best bits of New Zealand and infuse them into a beauty product that takes our skin back in time too.
Well, these five products do. Here are our best anti-ageing skincare products from right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream
Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream is heaven in a beauty product. Formulated with Vinanza Grape®, a potent antioxidant extract from New Zealand’s Marlborough sauvignon blanc grape seeds which helps neutralise the free radical damage that can lead to premature ageing, this fresh and light night cream harnesses the healing power of Manuka honey Active 20+ too, which keeps your skin fresh and moist while you rest, and glowing and healthy while you don’t.
Moana Anti-Aging Serum
Moana’s certified organic skincare range is made with premium pure ingredients that are native to New Zealand. Their most precious extract, Glycoplus®, comes from endemic red seaweed which is rich in glycans, anti-oxidants, naturally occurring peptides, vitamins and minerals. Glycoplus® is at the heart of entire range. Every product is highly bio-active and suitable for all skin types. When formulating their beauty line, they paid close attention to creating a range with soothing and anti-inflammatory properties to easily manage sensitive and allergy prone skin, as well as everyone else.
Geoskincare Southern Alps Radiance Lifting Mask
Geoskincare’s Southern Alps Lifting Masque contains unique organic Edelweiss extract, a powerful ingredient sourced from the Southern Alps. Together with other pure ingredients like Damask Rose water, lady’s mantle and lavender oil, precious Edelweiss helps rejuvenate the skin and restore its natural radiance and youthful appearance.
Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum
You might have heard about this one on the news over the last few months. Snowberry’s Radiance Face Serum with Cu-PEP is a genuine breakthrough in anti-wrinkle skincare. After four years of research in conjunction with the University of Auckland, Snowberry’s copper peptide serum was put to the ultimate test: an independent, randomised double-blind placebo clinical trial by Dermatest in Germany. Known as the ‘gold standard’ pharmaceutical level trial, it’s never used in the cosmetics industry because the standard of proof is too high. The Dermatest trial showed that the Snowberry serum out-performed market leader Strivectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate in wrinkle volume reduction by 31.6% and the placebo by 55.7%. If that wasn’t enough, by comparing the Dermatest Trial results with published clinical trials, the New Radiance Face Serum also outperforms Retinol products. The New Radiance Face Serum with Cu-PEP combines copper tripeptide 1 with sodium hyaluronate and glycerine to both moisturise and hydrate, while helping to combat free radicals and stimulate collagen production.
MitoQ Moisturising Anti-Ageing Serum
MitoQ is a ground-breaking antioxidant that targets the mitochondria in our cells, and has been making waves within the science, health and beauty industries worldwide. MitoQ Serum has just one active ingredient – mitoquinol mesylate – a unique turbo-charged form of ubiquinone that reduces mitochondrial oxidative damage and boosts collagen and elastin production. By targeting mitochondria to support healthy cell function, MitoQ Serum helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, enhance skin’s firmness and fade age spots. Just to prove that they really know what they’re talking about, in 2014 MitoQ Moisturising Anti-Aging Serum was awarded Product of the Year on a New York-based anti-aging site, Truth in Aging.