Friday, July 27, 2012

Beauty discovery: New Zealand made Oxygen skincare


One of the coolest things about the beauty industry is just how many lovers of greats skincare have the courage and the confidence to give creating their own range a go, as well as the fact that so many pioneering natural and organic brands have been created in New Zealand (think Antipodes, Snowberry, Evolu, Hema and more) or by inspiring New Zealanders (Sodashi).
Eighteen years in organics led Oxygen skincare's owner, Alana Riley, to develop and produce a very special skin care range from her home base in beautiful Nelson. Alana and her husband Colin Oldham have been pioneers in the organics business for over 20 years, so setting up her own natural skincare range, Oxygen, was a pretty inevitable step.
I’ve been having a play with the Botanical Intensive Oil, which like most of the range is recommended for all skin types (there are some specialty products for teen skins as well). It’s a beautifully crafted, highly concentrated formula created using blackcurrant seed oil, marula oil, pomegranate seed oil and vanilla oil and seriously feels like heaven on the skin. I haven’t been using it quite long enough to see the long terms results but am predicating that they will be seriously impressive if first impressions are anything to go by.
Other goodies in the collection include the yummy sounding Purifying Honey Masque, which hydrates, repairs and calms the skin using the local Nelson active manuka honey. The masque also contains soothing and healing botanicals that absorb into the skin and help to combat moisture loss. I also love the sound of the pH Mist Toner, a hydrating and regenerating mist that allows the skin to reach its natural PH level and puts a zing in your senses with the aroma of mandarin essential oil. Beautiful stuff.
Check out more about Oxygen here

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