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New Zealand Native Red Seaweed
New Zealand Red Seaweeds have already been demonstrated to be better than hyluronic acid at water binding and retention. On top of that Rimu has evolved to cope in a high UV environment and are high in sulfated glycosaminoglycans (sGAGs). These are highly anti-inflammatory and, because they have structural features similar to a human cell, allow protein binding that can induce growth. NZ Red seaweeds also contain Mycosporine-like acids (MMAs) that inhibit enzymes (MMPs) overactivated by UV radiation and oxidation stress. When MMPs are over active, they accelerate the ageing process. MMAs also promote the production of collagen and elastin.
New Zealand Native Black Fern, Mamaku
Synthetic versions of biopolymers abound in the cosmetic industry, but the Mamaku contains a unique and highly complex blend that no lab can copy. These biopolymers (Glucuronomannans, arabinogalactan) are excellent anti-pollution and anti-oxidant agents and, with their superior hydration also act together to form a 3D matrix that provides an immediate lifting and tightening of the skin.
New Zealand Grown Green Tea
Green Tea contains Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) and this Green Tea grown in New Zealand is no exception. EGCG reduces reactive oxygen on the skin by inhibiting the infiltration of UV changed cells while upregulating epidermal antioxidant enzymes. It reduces oxidation stress by reducing the inflammation process by managing the expression of pro-inflammatory cells.
New Zealand Grown Blackcurrant
The Anthocyanins in New Zealand grown Blackcurrants help restore the production of elastin and collagen. Blackcurrants also have UVB protective and anti-inflammatory effects.
New Zealand Native Kawakawa Tree
Long used in Rongoa, traditional Māori medicine, the leaves contain high levels of anti-inflammatory bioactives, which also act as detoxifiers and antimicrobial agents
New Zealand Native Mānuka Honey
World-renowned for it's anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties due to its unique polyphenols, the use of Mānuka Honey in cosmetics results in faster healing and calming of the skin.
New Zealand Grown Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola contains Asiaticosides, which inhibit the expression of the enzyme tyrosinase (reducing pigmentation over the long run) and brightens the skin.
New Zealand Grown Liquorice Root
Liquorice Root inhibits tyrosinase by stopping it from catalysing with melanin. It also acts as a dispersal agent to melanin. It is considered to be an "Ambassador herb" in Chinese medicine as one that synchronises other herbs to work in harmony.