Winter is here in New Zealand and let’s face it – it’s not good for your skin. Harsh winds, temperature fluctuations, and dry air all tend to sap skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, stressed or dull and needing extra TLC. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with our Give Your Winter  Skin some TLC. It’s as easy as 1,2,3…!  tips to nourish and pamper your whole body. 

If you love being outdoors during this season, or you have to brave the elements daily as we do on the farm, then you know that your skin is subject to the harsh, drying effects of cold, bitter air. But did you know that even indoor heated air can take a toll on your skin? In fact, artificial heat in our homes and offices, wood-burning fireplaces, and even taking hotter showers than usual are some of the biggest culprits behind dry skin.  Both of these together is a double-whammy that could leave your skin dry, peeling, cracking or suffering a eczema, rosacea or psoriasis flare up.

That said, extra hydration is a non-negotiable as we head into the dry, winter months. We recommend a few natural skincare-boosting lifestyle adjustments such as setting up a humidifier in your home, drinking herbal teas and, of course, giving your skin some extra TLC and help to ditch winter itchy, dry, skin. 

Here’s to a new season of happy, hydrated skin! 

Step 1: 

We always start with a double cleanse for a clean slate. Apply our naturally purifying Manuka Oil Face Cleanser on your skin to breakdown buildup and dissolve makeup while infusing skin with nutrient-dense oils and esters.  Our face cleanser utilises the potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties of Manuka oil & witch hazel extract, together with anti-ageing green tea extract. This cleanser will naturally draw out impurities in the skin leaving your face feeling refreshed and totally clean. This is the perfect winter cleanser to hydrate and soften parched skin – and works well with any skin type! 

Step 2: 

Next, follow with the complete hydration Light Day Cream to give your dry, sensitive skin some glow!  Our Light Day Cream is your skin miracle worker. This multi-tasking cream not only helps preserve youthful looking skin with natural rich Manuka oil, camellia oil, vitamin E and totarol extract, which is a powerful natural antioxidant but infuses the skin with powerful, deep hydration.   Our complete hydration Light Day Cream is designed to be light enough to be used anytime throughout the day for an extra boost of hydration to help lock that moisture in.  It’s perfect for men too.  Our team working on our Manuka oil farm on the Coromandel, New Zealand, all swear by it.  They apply it twice a day to help take the edge off those harsh sea winds that batter our coastline at this time of year.   It’s ideal for all skin types, including those with dry skin, acne, or prone to mild forms of eczema or rosacea.   

Step 3: 

Turn your winter shower routine into an indulgent treat that doesn’t strip your skin it’s natural oils and accelerates dry skin.  This whole-body beauty combo ( Refreshing Natural Body Wash & Moisturising Skin Relief Body Lotion) is the perfect way to bring the spa home, with products that clean, hydrate, and makes skin look tighter and feel smoother from head-to-toe. Plus, you’ll enjoy the wonderful, calming natural manuka essential oil scent.

Winter is the perfect check that your shower gel or body wash isn’t full of toxins and chemical that are stripping your skin of all it’s vital natural oils and drying it out even further.  Make the switch today to our Refreshing Clean Body Wash specially formulated to gently hydrate, clean and nourish the skin, this plant-based, all-natural body wash is ideal for all skin types, including those with dry skin or prone to mild forms of eczema or rosacea.  

Containing soothing manuka oil, which has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it also contains kanuka oil to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin helping to keep the skin clear from bacteria. It’s ideal for everyday use, our  Refreshing Natural Body Wash is kind to sensitive skin and is designed to leave it feeling fresh, clean and bacteria free (Yipee!).  It also makes an amazing, antibacterial, toxin-free bubble bath for your little ones too.

Give your body some much-needed moisture with our Moisturising Skin Relief Body Lotion that has shown some incredible benefits.    It’s our Body Lotion is a rich velvety moisturiser that absorbs quickly on dry, itchy, inflamed or flaky skin – and is your winter skin saviour!   Packed with all-natural ingredients, this skin-loving body lotion contains organic Manuka Oil, rosehip oil, jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E, which work together to deeply hydrate dry and irritated skin to leave it feeling soft, supple and smooth. Ideal for daily use on all types of skin, and all ages (from 3 months old).  This natural body lotion can also be used on skin that is tight and uncomfortable from overexposure to the sun or is prone to cradle cap, nappy rash, and mild forms of eczema, rosacea or psoriasis to have some incredible benefits.  We don’t mean to brag, but our customers rave about their experience using our Body Lotion on their itchy skin conditions.   Plus, it’s free of toxins and so natural, if Mother Nature had a favourite Body Lotion cream, this would be it.

 

Step 4: 

This all-natural  Naturally Nourishing Hand Cream is the perfect partner for the winter blues. It’s made with certified organic ingredients including shea butter, calendula oil, vitamin E and cucumber extract infused with Manuka essential oil. Designed for all skin types, but it can especially work wonders on dry, cracked hands and cuticles. This luxuriously thick hand cream is a perfectly greaseless formulation of hydrating botanicals that will transform even the dryest, more irritated hands, or those with contact dermatitis.  At just a 100ml, it’s convenient and easy to carry this around in your purse or travel bag making it ideal for labour-wearied hands (or cracked feet) that are frequently washed.

New Zealand really does have some of the most incredible natural ingredients in the world. Use these products this winter and keep your skin healthy and beautiful.

Try it today. Your Winter Skin Will Thank You For It.  We promise.

 

Why Manuka Biotic®?

  1. We use the worlds only certified organic Manuka oil.
  2. All our products contain potent antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe and repair the skin.
  3. Our products are 100% New Zealand made.
  4. Our products are made using natural ingredients and are FREE from:
    • Parabens
    • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate & SLES
    • PEGs, PABA, EDTA
    • Added fragrances & colouring
    • Petrochemicals
    • Mineral Oils
    • Phenoxyethanol
    • Propylene Glycol
    • Phthalates
    • Animal testing or animal derivatives

Manuka Biotic® is natural skincare for the whole family, giving you access to the potent power of Manuka Oil

 

Here is a picture of a foggy, cold winters morning on our Manuka oil farm in the Coromandel, New Zealand.  Lucky for us the sun came out later, allowing us to share the gorgeous view from our manuka oil farm with you all.