Skinfood was created in 2003 in New Zealand, recently it was made available on Australian shores exclusively though Bio Living (www.bioliving.com.au). I must mention now, these prices are extremely well priced for their size, the ingredients used and also the healing properties.
Skinfood’s products are certified organic and use bioactive extracts, such as plant and food extracts to feed your skin. Essential oils also play an important role in their products. Hero ingredients such as Manuka Honey and Rotorua mud are abundant and bring a little slice of New Zealand to you, wherever you may be.
The Skinfood range is free from (as sourced from their website);
- Genetically Modified Ingredients
- Artificial colours
- Nano ingredients
- Toxic Minerals
- Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS)
- Sodium Laureth Sulphate (SLES)
- Harsh Detergents,
- Propylene Glycol
They also believe in sourcing sustainable ingredients, are cruelty free and their packaging is recyclable – which is awesome for the environment!
As part of their cruelty free status, while they do use honey thus not making the products vegan they do hold certification from the Vegetarian Society which is pretty cool!
Mud Masque – $16.00 AUD ($14.99 NZD)
This is an AMAZING mask. I absolutely adore it. I love the smell, the texture, the size of the bottle, the price, the ingredients and most importantly how it leaves my skin glowing.
I love the use of the Rotorua mud, which is high in minerals.
I highly recommend the Mud Masque, especially if you are wanting to try out the brand.
Certified Organic Rosehip Oil – $24.99 AUD ($23.99 NZD)
Nearly every beauty line offers Rosehip Oil, so what makes this one different? The use of the Sweet Orange Oil! It adds subtle fragrance which I loved. If you havent used Rosehip Oil, add it to your kit – stat! Its great with assisting skin to repair, such as scars and stretch marks. I love to apply the oil in circular motions then roll over my face and neck with my Rose Quartz Roller (purchased from http://www.iamnaturalstore.com.au)
Tanning Moisturiser – $19.99 AUD ($16.99 NZD)
Reap the benefits of the sun WITHOUT the damaging effects? Sign me up please! Everyone knows, we look better slightly tanned! Ingredients include Rosehip Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Sunflower Oil and will ensure you keep that sun kissed look all year round.
Certified Organic Coconut Mist Toner – $16.00 AUD ($12.99 NZD)
Gentle and light-weight, this toner includes witch hazel, which works to reduce inflammation, acne and tighten pores. The certified organic coconut oil works to keep skin hydrated. A very subtle scent and another favourite. I love the ability to spritz it on my face which helps with keeping my time management in check!
Exfoliating Scrub – $16.00 AUD ($14.99 NZD)
I generally don’t use an individual scrub as part of my skincare routine as the masks I use contain an exfoliating ingredient. I enjoy the subtle scent of this and I love how environmentally friendly it is, with the use of Walnut Shell to act as the exfoliator.
Most people don’t realise alot of skincare products, dubbed to have exoliating properties actually contain harmful plastic microbeads that endanger the environment. The reason they are harmful is simple – the fish eat them, the small fish get eaten by a bigger fish and that fish then ends up on our dinner table.
Thank you Skinfood for using an environmentally friendly product!
I can’t forget to mention, this also contains lime oil which has antibacterial properties, perfect for those with acne prone skin.
SPF 15 Moisturiser – $16.00 AUD ($14.99 NZD)
This product, although it contains a SPF was quite light. So light I didn’t realise and ended up using way too much on my first use – oops! Even with that little mishap, I found it extremely easy to rub this into my face and neck. The SPF 15 Moisturiser also contains Manuka Honey and Aloe Vera. Again, this product has a delightful scent!
In conclusion, I adore the range of Skinfood products. There are a few others that I can’t wait to purchase such as the Cleans All and Gel Cleanser (I am obsessed with cleansing!) and also the Nourishing Handcream. The active ingredients and also the price makes my heart so happy, not to mention how good they are for the environment!
I hope you enjoyed my review, please let me know if you have any feedback!