Founder

About Us

New Zealand Organics is a family business devoted to natural beauty and well-being. We believe - first and foremost - that beauty is an expression of who we are: how we act; how we care for others; how we look after ourselves. Our products are designed to look after you. Made with pure, potent, supercritical extracts and using only the finest natural ingredients, they are not only good for you, they can help you reveal your true beauty.  

Our story begins on a doorstep. 150 years ago, in the small, working class town of Preston, located in the north of England, Gertrude Anderton began to dispense healing herbs and natural remedies to the townsfolk who regularly gathered  on her doorstep. Little did Gertrude know she was establishing a legacy that would not only stretch across generations, but around the world.

Gertrude's knowledge of herbal natural remedies has been handed down through 5 generations of herbalists and naturopaths, beginning with Gertrude's son, William Anderton. In the early 20 century, William emigrated to New Zealand, where he established a natural health care business that flourished for three generations. Today, New Zealand Organics is a family owned business that takes its holistic philosophy from its long naturopathic heritage. 

An heir to her family history and their accumulated knowledge, Megan Douglas is the founder of New Zealand Organics. Interested in natural health since learning to make remedies at the back of her grandmother Jennie's health food shop, Megan is a qualified Herbal Practitioner and Naturopath who passionately believes that a natural, holistic lifestyle can change our lives for the better. Established in 2011, New Zealand Organics is very much an expression - and manifestation - of her beliefs.   

Good relationships are a vital part of our business. That make us stronger. This is especially true of our partnership with Indian Community farms. These organic farms have made an extraordinary fertilizers and pesticides. The organic ingredients they produce are of extraordinary quality and we are happy to pay 15% above market price to get them, thereby helping the communities around the farms grow stronger and cementing the wonderful friendships we have made.  

When it comes to organic personal care, we believe that supercritical extraction is the way of the future. A groundbreaking technology which is not reliant on chemical solvents, supercritical extraction works at low temperatures, using a compressed natural gas which washes through plants and herbs, collecting all of their key nutritive compounds. Supercritical extracts per weight of herbs are between 100-250 times more concentrated, as well as being ultimately more pure and 'whole', than traditional herbal extracts used in most skincare today.

We are proud to be world leaders in the use of supercritical extraction technology. Even though it is an expensive process, we include a far wider range of supercritical extracts in our products than any other skincare or makeup company. In fact, we don't just make use of one or two of these extracts across our ranges, we use over 20! This includes using up to 6 different supercritical extracts at one time in a number of our skincare products, ensuring that cutting edge therapeutic benefits are delivered to your skin.  

Green Shoots
Green Shoots 

Many of our farms are biodynamic and all of them use only natural fertilizers: recyclable plastics, aluminium tubes and glass bottles as well as FSC card.

Farmacy
Farmacy Not Pharmacy

Our products are derived from the Earth, not a laboratory. And they are organic, natural ingredients that carry therapeutic benefits.

Pure and Potent
Pure and Potent 

Our products capture the maximum nutritional and beauty benefits of the whole plant - literally thousands of important compounds.

Ingredients

The store of plants and herbs we source from Mother Nature is breathtaking in its variety. These plants and herbs grow in different countries, in different climates, and in a multitude of shapes, sizes, smells and colours. All of them carry amazing therapeutic and beauty benefits. We have worked hard to capture the very best of what Mother Nature has to offer and deliver it to you. Here's the ingredients we use:

Key Ingredients for Everyday Range

BOERHAAVIA  DIFFUSA (PUNARNAVA) SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT - ORGANIC

The herb Boerhaavia Diffusa is better known in Ayurvedic medicine as a skin healer because of its anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties. Acting as an adaptagen herb it helps to balance, tone and regenerate .

EVENING PRIMROSE (OENOTHERA BIENNIS) COLD PRESSED ORGANIC OIL

Our organic Evening Primrose Cold Pressed Oil contain high levels of beneficial unsaturated essential fatty acids, including 78 essential fatty acids (EFAs), and linoleic acid.
EFAs are highly useful for   strengthening skin cell membranes, supporting fluidity, nourishing and revitalizing skin tissue . Therapeutic botanical are help to protect against skin irritations  and also aid in  skin hydration by  maintaining the proper condition of the skin's water barrier , which is critical to maintaining a healthy and plush feel to the skin.

HONEYSUCKLE (LONICERA JAPONICA) SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT - ORGANIC

Honeysuckle flowers have  antibacterial and anti-inflammatory  properties, which help to   relieve skin inflammations, sunburn and rashes  .
Due to these properties, Honeysuckle Oil is also used to dispel heat and remove toxins and it is therefore suitable for acne or skins with excess oil or inflammation. Being highly   rich in vitamins and minerals , including Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin C, Rutin , and Quercetin. G reat antioxidant and nutrient for the skin.

CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL

Orange Peel is steam distilled to obtain Orange Essential Oil. The oil has a naturally fruity fragrance and is valued for its invigorating, relaxing and uplifting abilities as well as its  capacity to protect, stimulate and stabilize the skin .
Everyday Range
Replenish Range

Key Ingredients for Replenish Range

ROSE (ROSE CENTAFOLIA) ATTAR

Rose Essential Oil has excellent  hydrating   properties, accompanied by stimulating and harmonizing qualities which make it ideal for all skin care. There are more than 400 individual components (constituents) in Rose Essential Oil.
Rose Attar is effective in treating broken capillaries, wrinkles and stressed skin. The antibacterial and healing qualities of the Rose also make it the perfect ingredient for skin treatments for irritated, damaged and ageing skin. It encourages tissue formation, accelerates skin regeneration, and - being an anti-inflammatory - is used in the treatment of skin eruptions, allergic rashes and slow-to-heal wounds. Rose Essential Oil is considered a panacea to the senses, its soothing and relaxant properties helping promote inner relaxation and balance.

LOTUS FLOWER (NELUMBO NUCIFERA) ORGANIC SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT

Lotus extract benefit the skin with antioxidants, flavonoids, fatty acids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals. It makes a beautiful addition to anti-aging skincare because of its anti-inflammatory  and skin softening   properties.
The proteins in the Lotus help to   repair the skin’s structure, restoring strength and ela sticity . Its anti-inflammatory properties can help calm inflammation and reduce redness of the skin . Lotus also has  natural alpha-hydroxy acids   that help   exfoliate the outer layer of skin , allowing younger cells to rise to the surface while it also purifies and soothes.

SHATAVARI (ASPARAGUS RACEMOSUS) ORGANIC SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT

Shatavari is an Ayurvedic herb known to decrease inflammation, cool and  tone the skin . Working as an adapatgenic herb it helps harmonize and balance the skin  so it can adjust to environmental conditions.

ROSEHIP (ROSA RUBIAGINOSA) COLD PRESSED OIL - ORGANIC

Rosehip Oil  is used for softening, regenerative, restructuring, moisturizing and protective effects on scars, damaged, mature and delicate skin. This oil contains 80% essential fatty acids (EFAs), predominantly linoleic and linolenic fatty acids.
In cosmetic products, oils high in the EFAs Omega-3 and Omega-6 are useful in maintaining moisture, supporting skin membrane function and skin elasticity . Also useful in cases of atopic dermatitis and impure skin. They act against hyper-pigmentation and age spots and are generally used in regenerating cosmetics.

AMLA / INDIAN GOOSEBERRY (EMBLICA OFFCINALIS) SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT –ORGANIC

One of the most effective Ayurvedic herbs is to treat skin inflammation  and to encourage healthy, balanced skin. Amla Berry extract is a premium  anti-aging , super-antioxidant   that has also been shown clinically to  assist in collagen synthesis and the   protection against degradation of collagen in skin cells .
It also  offers pro-collagen protection against free radical damage  and decreases UV radiation damage. Highly beneficial nutritionally for the skin, a very high source of vitamin C, mineral, proteins and various phenolic compounds and has shown to be four times more protective than ascorbic acid, an essential nutrient for the formation of collagen and therefore skin firmness.

Key Ingredients for Rejuvenate Range

JUNIPER BERRY (JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS) ORGANIC SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT 

Juniper is a tonic for oily and congested skins. It is detoxifying and antiseptic so useful for treating acne,  blocked pores,  eczema,  psoriasis  and  inflammations . Emotionally, it is useful to stimulate and strengthen the nervous system  and  clear negative energy

LEMON PEEL (CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM) ESSENTIAL OIL - ORGANIC

Lemon is useful for  cleansing the skin  and is a  useful antiseptic astringent   and  antibacterial  as well as being well regarded as an  anti-inflammatory . It is refreshing and cooling and is known to lift the spirit and to be useful for mental fatigue as it helps to  improve the ability to concentrate.

SWEET ORANGE (CITRUS SINENSIS) ESSENTIAL OIL

Sweet Orange Oil is beneficial for soothing dryirritated or acne prone skin because of its anti-inflammatory and calming properties. Its cheerful and radiant nature also conveys warmth and happiness, helping relax and unwind. 

CRYSTAL POTASSIUM ALUM

Crystal Potassium Alum is a natural mineral salt which helps prevent body odor . The magical properties of  crystals , acting as a pure and natural form of body deodorant, have been recognized for many hundreds of years.
Rejuvenate Range
Men's Range

Key Ingredients for Men's Range

GOTU KOLA (CENTELLA ASIATICA) SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT – ORGANIC

This Ayurvedic botanical extract has a very positive effect on   increasing circulation in the skin  by promoting vein and capillary health in the dermis .

Gotu Kola is recognised as helping with the proper functioning and formation of collagen , by modulating the action of the fibroblast. It also has excellent   anti-oxidant properties that help to improve the firmness, tone   and elasticity of the skin, thereby improving the appearance of the skin in general.

ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE – ORGANIC

Aloe Vera has  soothing, emollient, and antibacterial   properties, which allows it to   heal skin disturbances and inflammation  at the same time as it  promotes new skin growth, moisturizes, balances, protects, and counters the effects of aging.
Because Aloe Vera stimulates cell growth it   enhances the restoration of damaged skin . It moisturizes the skin because it has a  water holding capacity. This gives it a cooling and protective   effect, which is why it is such a great tonic for redness.

SHEA NUT BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII) ORGANIC

Shea Butter has smoothing and replenishing abilities,  helps to retain moisture and lessen the loss of water by forming a barrier on the skin's surface  - while it also works to reduce the appearance of rough patches and dry flakes on the skin.
The natural moisturizers in Shea Butter are the same as those produced by the sebaceous glands of the skin. Because its structure and function resembles that of the lipid content of the skin, it helps   keep the inter-cellular structure  of the epidermis intact and effectively keeps bacteria out, facilitating the skin's healing process, preventing dermal irritation and regenerating the skin.

LICORICE (GLYCIRRHIZA GLABRA) ORGANIC SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT

Licorice Root extract is useful as an  anti-inflammatory  that scavenges free radicals and acts as an  antioxidant   on the skin. It is known to  limit UV absorption  and  inhibit melanin biosynthesis .
Licorice is also useful in the   treatment of skin discoloration  and is soothing to dry, irritated skin . As an anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-microbial, Licorice Root extract is used in Ayurvedic medicine as a  treatment for inflammations,  burns,  wounds, and  skin problems in general.

Key Ingredients for Nurture Range 

CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) ORGANIC SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT

This herb is one of the most well-known and versatile in herbal medicine and is held in high esteem for its skincare properties. It   helps to nourish the skin , softening and soothing irritations and is generally used to treat either sensitive, or dry skin. It can aid in   healing wounds , inflamed skin, and most minor skin problems and is antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial.
Calendula extracts in skincare have been shown to  improve resistance against environmental , chemical or mechanical irritations, repair cellular damage by stimulating granulation, reduce inflammation and help create a smooth surface .

TURMERIC (CURCUMA LONGA) ROOT CO2 EXTRACT

Since time immemorial, T urmeric has been very popular for cosmetic use, especially in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine where it is used as an anti-inflammatory to   treat skin ailments including psoriasis, acne, wounds, burns, eczema, sun damage and premature aging .

Studies have also proven the topical application of turmeric to effectively   reduce inflammation  and to work as an antimicrobial .

CHAMOMILE (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS) SUPERCRITICAL EXTRACT - ORGANIC

Chamomile is recommended for  calming inflammation and irritation of the skin . It has been shown to be 60% as active as a hydrocortisone preparation and also to be comparable in its  wound healing abilities .
The organic Chamomile flowers we use in our extracts are cultivated for optimized actives with a very  high matricin content  and a  positive bisabolol-tobisabolol-oxides   ratio. The result is a supercritical extract that is unique in terms of the concentration and composition of active ingredients.

LAVENDER (LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA) ESSENTIAL OIL

Lavender was used as an antiseptic in  cleansing and dressing wounds, as it is known to  promote healing from burns, scrapes, acne, insect bites  and much more.  It has anti-inflammatory   and soothing properties that have a balancing effect on the skin and it can be used for the  treatment of dermatitis , eczema, psoriasis and acne .
Lavender can be used in general for all skin types while also offering a wonderful  aroma   that  helps to soothe the mind and soul . Known as a nervine, it  helps to alleviate stress  and offers calming and sedative properties.
Nurture Range

Unique Technology

When it comes to organic personal care, we believe that supercritical extraction is the way of the future. A groundbreaking technology which is not reliant on chemical solvents like so many other extraction processes, supercritical extraction works at low temperatures, using a compressed natural gas which washes through plants and herbs, collecting all of their key nutritive compounds.