This New Zealand brand combines powerful essential oils in its anti-aging solution

Tap into nature’s pharmacy for skincare protection and anti-aging benefits.

Essential oils have long been heralded for their naturally potent compounds. Take rosehips, the nutrient-rich fruits that offer a punch of colour through the autumn and winter months. When these vibrant pods are cold-pressed, the resulting rosehip oil is rich in vitamins A, C and E, which help nourish the skin and shield it from UV rays.

In the fight against UV-ray-induced free radicals, which can cause the skin to prematurely age, plant-based oils offer a natural solution. Plants produce antioxidant compounds to defend themselves against high levels of UVB rays. When these botanicals are pressed or steam-distilled, the compounds are retained in the form of essential oil.

Science has proved that some botanicals have higher concentrations of the good stuff than others. Mānuka oil harvested from the East Cape is a particularly powerful ingredient. For starters, it is 1000 times more effective than its honey counterpart against bacteria. Studies also confirm that antioxidant compounds in East Cape mānuka oil can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and skin thickness caused by sun damage and work proactively to protect skin cells from harmful free radicals.

That’s why New Zealand-owned skincare company ManukaRx has sown its faith in mānuka oil harvested sustainably from the East Cape. East Cape mānuka oil is synergistic, so when combined with ingredients such as rosehip oil, the potency of both oils is amplified. As an anti-aging solution, it’s a formidable combination from nature’s own pharmacy.


The ManukaRx Pro-Aging Trio combines East Cape mānuka oil and rosehip oil, which work effectively to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. ManukaRx Pro-Aging Day Cream is a daily defender against UV rays and promotes smooth, moisturised skin. It’s counterpart, the ManukaRx Pro-Aging Night Cream, doubles down on circulation and cell regeneration giving your skin a nocturnal dose of antioxidants, helping to repair your skin whilst you sleep. Penetrate deeper layers of the skin with the ManukaRx Pro-Aging Skin Oil, which is packed with vitamins and antioxidants that aid in collagen production, hyperpigmentation reduction and other anti-aging benefits.

This is an extract from the winter edition of Nadia: A Seasonal Journal. This quarterly publication from celebrity chef Nadia Lim offers tips and tricks on how to grow vegetables and fruits at home, cook nutritious and tasty dishes, plus projects inspired by Nadia’s life on a farm.

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