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In brief: Skin Proud’s new releases; Mahu Skin and Nutrakawa tap into traditional knowledge

Natural beauty is the name of the game, from three very different brands
October 3, 2022/2.57

New entries to the Skin Proud range include its Detox Tonic, an exfoliating toner with AHAs enriched with apple extract, niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and alœ vera. It’s refreshing and gentle on the skin.

It’s complemented by Skin Proud’s Unplug, a white clay mask with sebum-absorbing white clay, amino acid, a free radical-fighting active and sesame oil—easy to apply for those who are on the go. There’s also Skin Proud’s Balance Act, a pink clay mask with sebum-regulating pink and white clays, and pomegranate and borage oils that leaves skin feeling fresh. Available at Farmers in New Zealand.

We’ve also been discovering New Zealand brands which might not have reached the mainstream. Mahu Skin’s natural repair cream soothes and calms skin, and can work with acne and blemishes, as a moisturizer, or as a night mask. Sizes range from to 10 g to 65 g, with prices from NZ$10 to NZ$54, at

Similarly, Nutrakawa goes the natural route with handcrafted, kawakawa-infused balms, tonics and teas. With traditional Māori knowledge and understanding which plants work in which situations, Nutrakawa’s range seeks to balance both wairua (spirit) and the physical person. The healing balms feel great and their website gives more insights into the historical use of the main ingredients. It’s knowledge that should be more widely embraced. Find out more at

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