We say YES to: 


  • High Performance
  • Safety in Formulation
  • Proven Results
  • Knowing our supply chain and suppliers

    We say NO to:

    • Parabens
    • Animal Testing
    • Genetic Modification
    • Synthetic Colors

    Sometimes what you leave out is as important as what you put in. We believe product formulations should be about performance, and transparency, safety and sustaina­bility. The Sub & Tarctic range does not contain parabens, sulfates, synthetic colors, or GMOs. Our range is also Cruelty-Free.

    For Healthy Skin, Hair and Nails

    The outermost and visible layer of your skin is composed mostly of the protein keratin, and within every cell in the skin keratin is responsible for keeping the cell functioning well. Over the last few years high profile medical research has shown that keratin protein plays a critical role in healing and cellular renewal within the skin tissue. This is important because skin cell metabolism and function slows down as we age.

    The role of keratin protein is both immediate and long term. Initially, the intact keratin protein forms a well-organized layer on the skin surface that lifts and tightens the skin, which gives an immediate increase in skin smoothness. Ongoing use delivers keratin to the skin cells to help develop healthy skin structure, leading to less puffiness and long term radiant, smooth and healthy skin.

    Our Bio-active Keratin Stimulates Collagen Production

    The keratin we use within our formulations is sustainably sourced, bio-available and shown to stimulate collagen. In research completed by the University of Miami, skin cells made more collagen 4 (C4) and collagen 7 (C7) in the presence of this keratin. C4 and C7 build and strengthen the dermal-epidermal junction; the two layers of the skin that join together to keep skin smooth and firm.

    Recent scientific publications into the biological function of keratin have highlighted its importance for healthy skin and healing. Beyond using a unique bio-active form, our keratin is sustainably sourced from New Zealand wool, produced eco-consciously using patented processes regulated to international quality standards, and proven as safe by international standards of testing (RIPT, Ames, HETCAM, EpiDerm).

    Biological Skin Effects  of our Bio-active Sustainable Keratin

    1. Moisturisation – building skin structure to improve moisturisation, with increased cell proliferation leading to hyaluronic acid and collagen synthesis.
    2. Anti-oxidant protection – boosting the body’s master anti-oxidant glutathione to protect cells from within.
    3. Calms redness and irritation – through the suppression of prostaglandin E2

    So Skin Appears;

    • Smooth, Plump & Firm Skin for a Youthful Glow
    • With less fine lines and wrinkles

    New Zealand Manuka Honey

    Manuka honey, a monofloral honey derived from the New Zealand native Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium), has greatly attracted the attention of researchers for its biological properties, especially its antimicrobial and antioxidant capacities.

    Popular as a wound dressing due to to the uniquely high concentration of the bio-active component Methylglyoxal (MGO), Manuka Honey is non-toxic to human cells. New Zealand Manuka Honey provides deep moisturization to skin while able to improve the skins radiance and smoothness. With the ability to accelerate tissue repair and reduce scarring, Manuka Honey is ideal for sensitive skin, acne prone skin, or skin that is subjected to environmental pollutants.

    Our beehives are located in Manuka rich areas including the Marlborough sounds and on D’Urville island—A beautiful scenic area with some of the most untouched native forest in New Zealand.

    Bee Propolis

    Made by Bees that reside in Manuka Tree abundant environments, Manuka Bee Propolis is a rich bio-active compound. Propolis is the only food on earth that contains all the nutrients for complete human health. Able to be used internally and externally, Manuka Bee Propolis strengthens the immune system and works as a powerful anti-inflammatory in your body supporting wound healing, skin conditions like acne, and providing anti-oxidant support. 

    We use a uniquely crafted method of extracting propolis in olive oil instead of current methods of extracting with ethanol or alcohol. Our propolis products are 100% natural and stand alone in the market of pure New Zealand natural propolis and olive oil extract in one application.

    New Zealand Pharmaceutical Lanolin

    A natural waxy substance that is extracted gently from New Zealand Sheep's wool, our lanolin has both powerful moisturization, as well as the ability to lock that moisture into the epidermis. Rich in Vitamin D3 (the sunshine vitamin), a key ingredient for beautiful, healthy skin, our New Zealand Lanolin is high in Alpha Hydroxy Acids that provide anti-aging and wrinkle formation reduction, while combating Free Radical assault on your skin. Our Lanolin is pharmaceutical grade and has undertaken a gentle washing and purification process.

    More references on our ingredients