Article Title: Harakeke: NZ’s hydrating native flax
Harakeke is the Māori name for our native New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax). We love this home grown Tāonga (treasure), which is a key ingredient in our Hand and Body Washes.
Article Title: Talking allergies with Kaytee Boyd
We caught up with the wonderful Kaytee Boyd this month to talk about allergies, and ask her what we can do to reduce our exposure to everyday products and substances that may cause reactions. As always, we found her advice incredibly practical and informative. We hope it helps you too.
Article Title: Can you eat to beat eczema?
Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a condition where patches of the skin can become itchy, dry or scaly. In New Zealand it’s particularly common among our young people, occurring in 15% of children and 9% of adolescents.
Article Title: Reducing your body’s toxic load
I once heard the average woman puts hundreds of synthetic chemicals on her skin every day, simply through the body products she uses.
Article Title: The new face of SKIN by ecostore
We’ve given our SKIN by ecostore packaging a refreshing mini-makeover.
Article Title: We’ve gone black for a good cause
Colour us very excited – this week we launched our Vanilla & Coconut Body Wash and Hand Wash in limited-edition black bottles in stores throughout New Zealand.
Article Title: Clear skin for tweens and teens
How hormones are going to change your child is somewhat of a mystery until they show up.
Article Title: Our Rose & Geranium Body Wash wins!
We are so pleased to announce that our Rose & Geranium Body Wash was voted as the Best Body Wash in the 2018 Bauer ‘NZ Best in Beauty’ Awards.
Article Title: Top tips for baby skincare
A baby’s skin needs extra care because it’s so delicate, especially in their very first months of life.
Article Title: Strengthen the bond with baby massage
The great thing about baby massage is it makes that touch connection so deliberate and sets aside special time for parents and babies to bond.
Article Title: Our new kowhai and multi-pack soap
Our soap range has a new addition and it’s the lovely floral fragrance of kowhai. We’ll be offering this delicious new soap in a multi-pack of four, which we think is a great option for families who need ready stocks of soap in the bathroom cupboard!
Article Title: Why we’re proudly microbead free
We’ve been advocating for a microbead ban for many years, and with a New Zealand ban on the horizon, it’s a good time to re-affirm our commitment to microbead-free products.
Article Title: Celebrating the launch of SKIN by ecostore
We’re really excited to launch our new SKIN by ecostore range, which is packed with nutrient-rich bioactives to help hydrate, replenish and regenerate skin.
Article Title: Good Soap fundraising case study: Thorndon Primary School
Thorndon Primary School used our Good Soap to fundraise for their 40th anniversary of the year eight leaver’s dinner. It was super successful!
Article Title: Try our new kids range for safer bath time fun
With foam to the max, and bubbles for a bit of trouble making, ecostore’s new kids range makes bath time more fun than ever!
Article Title: Natural deodorant recipe from The Daily Raw
The Daily Raw shares her natural coconut oil deodorant recipe that actually works. It is safer for you and the environment!
Article Title: Sensitive skin? Avoid irritants that might harm
Unlike cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning supplies are not required to disclose a full list of ingredients. Because of this, some manufacturers use potentially harmful chemicals that can cause skin irritations and allergic reactions because they also happen to clean well. It’s hard to make better choices without full disclosure, however, there are still some easy steps you can take to avoid inflammation.
Article Title: What to look for in lip balm this winter
Many lip balms have toxic petrochemicals in them that can affect your health long term and actually dry out your lips more.
Article Title: The importance of vitamin D
Vitamin D is known as the sunshine vitamin because your body makes it when your skin is exposed to sunlight (the sun’s UVB rays promote the synthesis of vitamin D3 in our skin). The good news is sunshine is something we can get more of as the summer’s hotter months kick in – as long as we’re sensible about our sun exposure and protecting ourselves from the risk of skin cancer.
Article Title: Kathleen Wills on treating and managing eczema
Eczema is a long lasting, recurring condition, but it can be effectively managed and prevented, says integrative medicine practitioner Kathleen Wills. Find out how precautions over potentially harsh chemicals, diet, hormonal change and stress can all play a big part.