Highlighting beautiful homegrown brands who create natural, cruelty free beauty products
Local skincare and beauty brands Frankie Apothecary, The Ama Life and Little Mango offer a delicious range of cruelty free, New Zealand made products from intensive facial oils and solid shampoo and conditioning bars to nurturing body care and effective natural deodorants.
Meet the brands:
Little Mango was conceived not long after creator Sarah’s first child arrived, provoking a fresh perspective on toxins in body care. Sarah devoted herself to the journey of formulating a truly natural deodorant that provided reliable freshness all day long – and five years later Little Mango was born! Stylishly packaged in glass for a low environmental impact, these deodorants smell absolutely incredible - and so will you.
Frankie Apothecary was also a brand that evolved from a mother’s desire to find a natural answer. As her daughter’s eczema became severely painful, founder Michele searched until she found a remedy based on traditional Rongoá wisdom, and developed Frankie’s Kawakawa Repair Balm. From the hero kawakawa balm, the brand has grown to encompass a range of skin care and hair care bars, all in waste free or low waste packaging.
Created by adventurers to calm their sun kissed and windblown skin naturally, The Ama Life began as a range of zinc sunscreen, face balms and body bars to protect and nourish outdoor skin. The range has blossomed to include hair care, botanical skin care and a vegan range of the original balms and body bars. Still a great companion for adventure, the totally waste free Ama range is now at home in luxurious beauty regimes as well.
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