As I make moves to become a more conscious consumer, I sometimes struggle to know where to put my support. About a year ago however I stumbled upon Parrs Products, a Kiwi-owned business with a sustainable ethos at its core. A company that ticks all the boxes, Parrs produces one of my favourite beauty brands of all time, Wild Ferns.
Their latest venture is ManukaVantage, a brand that harnesses the benefits of Manuka Oil into a range of skin, health and home care products that reflect their company’s ethos; natural, sustainable and made with your health in mind.
ManukaVantage is a wellness range featuring unique formulations utilising the wonderful natural resources of Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey derived from the New Zealand Manuka Tree, combined with supporting botanical extracts.
For maximum effectiveness ManukaVantage uses potent East Cape Manuka Oil rated MBTK20+™ with exceptionally high levels of antimicrobial properties and certified Manuka Honey 80+ which ensures its purity and authenticity.
ManukaVantage – Natures Natural Care. For everyday safe and effective use.
What products did I try?
I was lucky enough to test four of the products in their range and I have to say, I am really impressed! Not only are they beautiful to look at, but each product features a nice light scent, locally sourced ingredients and recyclable packaging.
The Facial Wash and the Blemish Gel have definitely been my favourite products. Both slipped easily into my new skincare routine and the benefits of the Manuka Oil and the Manuka Honey have been obvious. The facial products are lightweight, effective and absorb into the skin nicely.
I also love that the Manuka Oil and Antibacterial Spray are versatile products. Both are great for so many health and home care needs.
100% Pure Manuka Oil, 10ml Bottle
A little bottle that needs to be in every first aid kit, this 100% Manuka Oil features all the goodness that Manuka Oil can offer. Great for use on fungal skin infections, boils, acne, insect bites, cold sores, minor cuts and burns.
Now we’re in Winter too, you can use this to replace your standard eucalyptus oil/boiling water concoction for relieving nasal congestion. I put the Manuka Oil to the test when I woke up with a stuffy nose recently and can testify that this 100% does the trick. A versatile product, this is definitely worth keeping in your bathroom cabinet.
Facial Wash, 120ml
Who doesn’t love a good facial wash?! After using this in the morning, my skin has been feeling smoother and looks visibly cleaner. Very easy to use and integrate into any skincare routine, its great to know you’re using a product that is 100% natural.
Made with Aloe Vera, Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey, the combined power of these ingredients creates a gentle wash that helps unclog pores while removing the bacteria and excess oils you inevitably pick up during the day.
Blemish Gel, 40ml
A lightweight product that soaks into your skin easily, the Blemish Gel is blended with Manuka Honey and Rosehip to give your skin the deep clean it needs. The Manuka Oil acts as an anti-inflammatory while the Manuka Honey has antibacterial properties that help keep your skin clear and blemish free.
After using this over the last few weeks, I have definitely noticed a decrease in the blemishes around my jawline. The 40ml bottle is also proving to be great value. I’ve been using it everyday as part of a refreshed skincare routine and have found that you only need to use a little on the areas that are most prone to breakouts and the ingredients will do the rest.
Antibacterial Spray, 180ml
Winter has been the best time to life test this product because as soon as the cold season hit, I swear everyone in my home became sick. Made with a blend of quality ingredients, the antibacterial spray smells divine, doesn’t leave a nasty residue on your skin and has been getting some great usage on door handles and benches in my home.
I’m usually hesitant to use sprays because for one, I usually have a reaction and two, I have a cat who loves to roll around on anything you’ve just cleaned, but since the product is 97% natural its given me great peace of mind.