Our Hero Ingredients

Manuka Honey
Manuka Honey is well proven to have unique antibacterial properties combined with the ability to be able to soothe and heal dry and damaged skin. Collected from native Manuka trees on Great Barrier Island.
Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly is a milky like substance created by the worker Bees. The Jelly is secreted from glands in the Bee’s head. It is known as Bees Milk (a bit like Colostrum from a cow). It is made for the nourishment of the Queen Bee. It is also fed in small quantities to all larvae in the colony during the first 2-3 days of their development.

The Bee’s collect resinous sap from trees and plants and bring back to the hive, where they combine it with their own secretions and form a glue-like mixture known as Propolis. The Bee’s use Propolis to protect the hive from infections and moisture lost.
Benefits when using Propolis
  • Retains Moisture.
  • Leaves a protective barrier.
  • Also has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities in addition to its wound healing

Beeswax is a natural wax produced in the bee hive of honey bees. Typically, 10 kg of honey yields 1 kg of wax.
Benefits when using beeswax
  • Is an excellent emollient and support for moisturisers
  • It gives skin protective action and increases the protective action of sunscreens
  • It provides greater permanence on skin and lip surfaces
Lemongrass (CymbopogonCitratus)

This wild growing herbaceous plant offers many valuable benefits for the skin. Predominantly recognised for its antibacterial qualities to assist with minor skin infections and dermatitis it is also very valuable in stimulating cellular regeneration for new cell and skin growth and happens to be a natural insect repellent.
This unique plant also offers a unique and refreshing aroma to cleanse the soul.
Rosemary (RosemarinusOfficinalus)
Renowned for assisting with dermatitis and eczema, and also happens to be a natural insect repellent.  An important ingredient to assist with repairing dry and damaged skin.
Olive Oil
Olive Oil is very high in Oleic acid and is therefore a good skin cell regenerator and assists with anti-wrinkling and aging. It is extremely moisturising and ideal for dry or damaged skin.
Macadamia Nut Oil
Macadamia nut oil contains palmitoleic acid, which contains many great anti-aging compounds. Some of these compounds have been found to decrease the rate at which skin matures. However, the palmitoleic acid found in macadamia nut oil can assist to slow down the signs of aging. Macadamia nut oil is light and not greasy, and when used regularly can soften and moisturise dry or damaged skin.
Aloe Vera
A fleshy plant used primarily to as a soothing moisturiser and a hydrating cooling agent. 
Lavender Oil
Lavender oil has powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, sedative, calming and antidepressive properties, and it has been used both cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries.