We are so pleased to have the opportunity to include Matakana Skincare inside our February Sleep boxes. This natural night cream is a beautiful product that we have loved using ourselves. It includes carefully selected ingredients that will help your evening skincare routine, and while you sleep this product will work its magic. Antioxidant rich, and ready to revive your skin, the Matakana Skincare Night Cream retails for $32, and is made by one of our favourite emerging New Zealand brands.
We love Matakana Skincare, and after the success of our Octover Glow Box, and the Matakana Face Polisher, we were eager to try and include another of their beautiful products for our customers. Matakana skincare is literally handmade, Lara doesn't have giant mixers, or commercial equipment, each ingredient is chosen based on its healing, nourishing, cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating or nurturing abilities, carefully combined with just the right amount of this and that, then the product is carefully mixed and blended and packaged, all in the heart of her home. It's totally natural.
Like all Matakana products, the night cream has environmentally friendly packaging and will be carefully packed inside our big boxes. This cute glass jar can be reused and re-purposed so your skincare routine does not have to impact the environment. We love this brand and know that it will go far, Lara's goals for the brand would be to have everyone know about Matakana skincare “I want people to know what it is and talk about how delicious it is, I want to keep it affordable so people know they can have beautiful effective reasonable skincare that is good for you”.
Lara juggles her family life around her growing business, and is regularly seen attending markets to promote her beautiful skincare range. She has a degree in health science majoring in acupuncture and practices acupuncture in 2 clinics, two days a week and absolutely loves it. Lara has been using Matakana Skincare for a while but only took on the company in April last year, after buying it from Paula Friis, who developed a good foundation of skincare recipes, a range which Lara has built on and expanded to over 20 handmade products.
Lara is s a super busy business woman who juggles 2 boys, a household, hand making beautiful skincare in her own kitchen, working as an acupuncturist and in any spare time, and juggling markets, stalls and events to promote her natural products. She has a wonderfully supportive husband who works behind the scenes on the website, and Lara says he is the “IT person”. We get approached by a lot of emerging brands, and what set this one aside was that when Lara sent us her samples we try them immediately and could instantly feel a difference to our skin, and we are grateful for the opportunity to share this brand with our customers again.