Derived from the leaves of the kawakawa shrub and botanically known as Macropiper excelsum Kawakawa is a New Zealand native, easily identified by its heart shaped leaves. It has long been used to promote skin health and overall well-being in traditional rongoā Māori practices. Today you can find it in many natural NZ made skincare, cosmetic and personal care products. A powerful and proven medicinal ingredient with many skincare benefits which are harnessed in both traditional & modern formulation methods.
The benefits of kawakawa balm
Kawakawa Repair Balm Uses
Mother and Baby
Skin conditions and trauma
Kawakawa repair balm can be used to treat and soothe skin symptoms caused by eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and environmental damage. Containing myristicin a potent anti-inflammatory which has been shown in invitro studies to inhibit the body's production of inflammatory markers while also reducing pain symptoms and itchiness.
Offering deep nourishment Kawakawa Repair balm offers skin a nutrient boost that deeply nourishes the skin. Use its as a weekly evening mask to provide deep hydration and to restore the skin or use it to keep rouge eyebrows in shape. It also makes an ideal treatment balm for hands, elbows and feet to deeply nourish & restore dehydrated dry cracked skin.
Frankie Apothecary Kawakawa Repair Balm
There are many types of kawakawa balm on offer but the standout one for me as a natural skincare formulator is the Frankie Apothecary Kawakawa Repair Balm. This natural multipurpose award winning and eczema foundation approved repair balm contains only the best in natural, safe and effective ingredients and is formulated in a way the ensure each active ingredient delivers nutrients efficiently to repair the skin whilst also being produced in the most ethical & environmentally conscious way, making it an ideal choice to have on hand to care for your family.
Created with a process that honours traditional methods by formulating with wild harvested Kawakawa leaves which have been handpicked during high energy phases of the full moon cycle. During this time leaves are picked on Rākau-nui (full moon) and Rakau-matohī the night of the full moon phase keeping in alignment with the Maramataka calendar (the Māori lunar calendar) as its thought that during this time the leaves at their most potent due to their increased water content and the full moonlight stimulating leaf growth.
Kawakawa Repair Balm is formulated with a unique blend of natural ingredients that work synergistically to nourish and repair the skin, key ingredients include:
Kawakawa Infused Olive Oil, harvested leaves are infused with Olive oil creating a powerful skin healing ingredient that holds anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant and skin condition properties. As olive oil is naturally high in Oleic acid, Phytosterols and Squalene which adds emollient and humectant properties to nourish damaged skin support the repair process of damaged skin tissue as it simultaneously supports the delivery of hydration and nutrients to the skin.
Calendula extract, rich in Nucleotides, Amino acids, Phenolics, Flavone glycoside, Isohamnetin, Carotenoids, Rutin and Terpenoids. Calendula has long been harnessed in skincare as it stimulates skin regeneration. Possessing anti-Inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial and antifungal activity which soothes irritation and inflammation. An ideal ingredient to use to ease symptoms of skin irritation making it beneficial for sensitive and problematic skin.
Kawakawa extract, harnessing Kawakawa extract as well as Kawakawa infused olive oil provides the formulation with further anti - allergic and anti- inflammatory properties to soothe and repair skin damage.
Shea butter, one of the best choices to care for and repair dry, inflamed skin as it resorts impaired lipid barrier function as it contains anti-inflammatory benefits. Shea butters high content Oleic acid and unsaponifiables, antioxidants and cinnamic acid makes it extremely replenishing to the skin due to its nourishing and protective benefits unlike heavier butters its well tolerated by sensitive skin types.
Promote healthy radiant skin
Frankie Apothecary Kawakawa Repair Balm is a staple must have first aid and skincare product as it is an allrounder, natural, safe and extremely effective product to use when taking a more natural and holistic approach to beauty and wellness.
Explore the benefits for yourself as the possibilities with a pot of this gold are only limited by your imagination.
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