ManukaRx one of the best things to come out of NZ
There’s more to NZ than a good sauvignon blanc and a world-class rugby team. Oh and fab skiing. NZ is home to the Manuka tree which is known globally for its magic honey which has been celebrated for centuries. The Maori community first used Manuka honey for its anti-bacterial and healing properties. Yet there is more to the Manuka tree than honey. It also produces an essential oil with a rich woody scent and the highest triketone level in the world.
I had to look up triketone and found that its importance stems from its antimicrobial activity. Proven by science to have extraordinary effects on skin health, the triketones in East Cape mānuka oil offer powerful antibacterial and antioxidant properties and help support inﬂammation, skin healing, and cell turnover. Thus trees with the highest triketone contents are the most sought after because of their high superpower. These are grown on the East Cape of New Zealand with levels greater than 20 percent of total triketones which is where ManukaRx sources its Manuka oils.
Manuka fields in East Cape NZ
ManukaRx fields are deep in the east cape and are tended, harvested and distilled with the local Maori community. The leaves and twigs are steam distilled for around six hours resulting in a multi-purpose active skincare ingredient.
Manuka oil, Kakadu Plum and more
Each product tantalises the tastebuds with divine-smelling scents. The skin-brightening vitamin C serum is particularly tempting. It’s light on the skin and made from 98 percent natural ingredients including restorative mānuka oil and Vitamin C rich kakadu plum extract, the world’s highest source of natural vitamin C. Synergistically formulated with restorative East Cape mānuka oil, nature’s secret to optimum skin health, this unique blend helps to minimise hyperpigmentation and reveals brighter, glowing skin. (30 ml $50.95)
ManukaRx pro-aging range
The Pro-Aging range has over 2000 five-star reviews and has won a huge number of awards. The effectiveness of the essential ingredient of East Cape Manuka oil has been backed by over 1000 peer-review studies.
The pro-aging day cream also smells delicious and is very gentle. I’m not one for the heavy creams. It’s the Kakadu plum extract, East Cape mānuka oil, and rosehip oil that give it a daily triple dose of antioxidants and its divine scent. (50 ml $47.95).
Kakadu plum extract helps brighten your skin, boost your circulation, heal surface damage, stimulate collagen production, and even scavenge free radicals to prevent the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
That, combined with East Cape mānuka oil, which helps shield your skin from bad UVB rays that cause skin damage and advanced aging, and rosehip oil, which is rich in Vitamin A, known for its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of aging, as well as collagen production, this nature-powered moisturiser is a skincare must-have.
East Cape Manuka oil
East Cape Manuka oil is recognised to be almost 1000 times more powerful than Manuka honey in eliminating skin bacteria. It is also 30 times more powerful than tea tree oil. Together with rosehip oil in the ManukaRx’s pro-aging range, the Manuka oil makes six times more Type 1 collagen and three times more Type 3 collagen than Vitamin C.
ManukaRx mist toner
The mist toner also has a scrumptious scent and along with the East Cape mānuka oil and rosehip oil to instantly nourish your skin, it has chamomile flower extract to soothe, aloe vera to help cool and relax the skin whilst helping to reduce skin redness. The scent is made delectable with rose and geranium. (120 ml $34.95)
ManukaRx pro-aging cream cleanser
Gently cleanse and rinse away makeup and impurities with this nourishing Pro-Aging Cream Cleanser. Made with New Zealand’s finest mānuka oil, known for its anti-bacterial, anti-aging, and antioxidant benefits. It is also scientifically formulated with rosehip oil, evening primrose oil, and a probiotic. The rosehip oil provides the skin with vital essential fatty acids and protective vitamins, as well as effective antioxidants to help promote and maintain healthy skin, while the evening primrose oil moisturises and soothes the skin, helping to enhance texture and elasticity, and lastly, the probiotic helps to strengthen the skin barrier and reduce moisture loss, which is what causes the skin to lose its plumpness. (120 ml $36.95)
ManukaRx looks after every part of the creation of their skincare range including assisting with planting 5,000,000 mānuka trees on the East Cape of New Zealand.
Overall, this skincare range feels wonderful on your skin, smells absolutely divine, and boosts hydration. The East Cape Manuka Oil is scientifically proven to contain nourishing nutrients and it can activate your skin’s collagen. It definitely leaves you glowing.