As a former magazine beauty editor and skin science nerd I love a good natural skincare story. So when our Managing Director, Leigh Kite – who just happens to be Chair of the Board of Directors of Cosmetics NZ – introduced us to Tracy Ahern from Au Natural Skinfood it set my skin health juices flowing.
It’s exciting for you too even if you’re not a skin science geek because I’m sure you’ll be thrilled to discover you can win Au Natural Skinfood with us this month.
Au Natural Skinfood is a range of New Zealand made skincare that’s making waves around the world. It’s even been featured in Forbes who named the Au Natural Manuka Honey Hand Cream – which is rich in medical-grade active 16+ Manuka honey – ‘Most Powerful Hand Cream’! They also noted the company’s eco-friendliness and respect for bees, animals and this amazing planet we live on. With a focus on skin health, Au Natural combines refillable packaging with natural and effective ingredients.
“If you’re not familiar with manuka honey, consider it the superhero of the honey-verse. With antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties, it’s the king of honeys and the power behind Manuka Honey Hand Cream from Aú. Combined with grapeseed extract and ponga fern seed, the trio of natural New Zealand ingredients balances your skin’s microbiome to maintain moisture and protect from external damage (and signs of ageing!). Pair it with Prepare Brightening Lotion for ultimate results.” – Forbes (Happy Hands Part 2: Best Hand Creams In The House and On The Road)
We spent 10 minutes with Tracy Ahern, the founder of Au Natural recently.
Would you tell us a little bit about yourself and Au Natural Skinfood, Tracy?
I am proudly the founder of Au Natural Skinfood and a serial entrepreneur in the skincare industry. With three decades of experience, I know the difference between what’s effective and what’s a fad. My first beauty clinic opened in 1994 and I’ve grown one of New Zealand’s premier spa chains over the past two decades. Skincare is in my DNA – I’m determined to help everyone in our community achieve healthy skin.
It’s my wish to be remembered as a Mum and Nana who advocated for change. I hope that my children and grandchildren grow up understanding they can make a difference and leave their own positive footprint for generations to come. I’m dedicated to the development of a more sustainable industry that values people and the planet over profit.
About Au Natural Skinfood
Au Natural is a range of high-potency, natural skincare products that feed our skin the nutrients it needs. We use the finest raw ingredients from New Zealand and our products encourage the skin’s natural healing ability, counter-balancing the use of harsh chemicals or reliance on surgical procedures. It’s also free of preservatives, parabens, nanoparticles, and toxic fillers.
In addition to challenging the beauty industry’s use of harsh chemicals in skincare, I’m taking on its excessive use of single-use plastics and unnecessary packaging. From sugar cane pouches to home compostable packaging we offer a fully refillable solution for skincare. Overall, we create a reduction of up to 75 percent in packaging volume throughout the supply chain significantly reducing our carbon footprint.
Au Natural Skinfood is:
- Made with organic ingredients
- Only uses ethically harvested bee venom
- Contains no parabens, preservatives or nanoparticles
- Comes in recyclable containers
- Uses recyclable shipping packaging
#manukahoney #fearlesslyhealthyfaces #leaveitbetter
WIN, WIN, WIN
Tracy is giving you the opportunity to try Au Natural Skinfood. The good news is there are several opportunities to win* because we have:
- 12 x duo’s featuring a Dr. Au Face Oil and a Dr. Au Eye Serum in a cotton tote bag.
- 2 x Discovery Kits containing a 14-day supply of Au Natural Skinfood. These include four travel-sized products: Remove Cleaner, Prepare Lotion (toner), AM Day Serum, and PM Night Cream.
- 2 x Hand Care Kits including an antibacterial lotion, antibacterial cream and lip balm formulated with a base of active manuka honey.
All the very best of luck to you. 🤞🏽
*Purchases of 40+ or 55+ between Wednesday 1st July 2020 and Tuesday 4th August 2020 put you in the draw. NB: If you have a subscription to 40+/55+ you’re automatically entered. All of the details are here.
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