Five Māori-owned beauty brands we think you’ll love

A small selection of rongoā Māori goodness we have on our beauty shelf wish list...


A small choice of rongoā Māori goodness we’ve on our magnificence shelf want listing…


Based by Tiffany Denims (Ngāpuhi) with a give attention to artisanal parfum and candles in divine packaging. The latest launch, the Uku candle, $260, options the model’s earthy Ngutu Pā scent and is available in a vessel produced from clay sourced on Waiheke Island – with proceeds going to Shield Putiki.


Tama Toki (Ngāti Wai, Ngāpuhi) grew up on Aotea Nice Barrier Island, taking inspiration from the land and conventional Māori well being practices to launch this model in 2016. Recognized for its use of substances like kawakawa and mānuka, and placing minimalist design, Aotea’s Mānuka Honey Masks 500+ MGO, $85, is a hero product.

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Mamaku Skincare

We’re excited by this model, launched by sisters Tessa, Adele & Karen (Ngāti Kahungunu, Tainui, Hauraki, Ngāti Whitikaupeka, Ngāruahine, Ngāti Awa, Rangitāne o Wairau). The product is tight, heroing native mamaku as an ingredient for its therapeutic and hydrating properties that may assist in the therapy of eczema – as seen within the hero Superior Hydra Gel, $48, with extra merchandise together with lotions and mists to return.

Hau Botanicals

Mahuru Wilcox’s (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui) ardour for natural cures and rongoā led to the creation of Hau in 2018 – with a small however mighty choice of oils, balms and masks making use of important oils, kawakawa and mānuka, together with the favored Wāhine physique oil, $40.

Tutu Rongoā Māori

A whānau affair from Jen (Muaūpoko, Pakakohi), Courts (Ngāti Porou) and Ruby (Muaūpoko, Te Āti Awa Taranaki, Ngāti Raukawa Waikato), who “consider in easy, efficient medication made with tikanga and aroha; small batches of sustainably harvested rongoā rākau; crafted meticulously”. They’ve a wide array of merchandise together with Aunt’s “Imply Māori Imply” balm, oils, tinctures and the soothing Kawakawa physique cream, $20.

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