product trial4.63 out of 5 – Kidspot mums would purchase ManukaVantage again and recommend it to their friends and family.

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ManukaVantage is a healthcare range featuring the exceptional natural healing properties of New Zealand Manuka Oil and premium certified Manuka Honey.

The key ingredients of ManukaVantage have very beneficial healing properties for your skin’s health and your overall wellbeing. The range includes:

Facial Wash with Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey

Contains the combined action of anti-inflammatory Manuka Oil and the antibacterial properties of premium certified Manuka Honey that assists in improving problem skin. This gentle wash unclogs blocked pores caused by the everyday environment and helps to remove bacteria and excess oils, the most common cause of acne and blemishes.

New Zealand Manuka Oil Blemish Gel with Manuka Honey 80+ and Rosehip (40ml)

Contains the combined action of anti-inflammatory Manuka Oil and the antibacterial properties of premium certified Manuka Honey that assists in keeping the skin clear and blemish-free. This acne treatment gel penetrates deep into the pores to absorb excess oils and actively eliminates bacteria, the cause of acne and blemishes.


100% Pure Manuka Oil (10ml)

The Manuka Oil used in the ManukaVantage range has the highest level of anti-microbial activity.

This oil is for the treatment of fungal skin infections, boils, acne, insect bites, cold sores, minor cuts and burns, and is great for nasal congestion.

Antibacterial Spray with Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey (180ml Alcohol-free)

This antibacterial spray contains pure Manuka Oil renowned for its antibacterial and antifungal properties, combined with microbial inhibiting certified Manuka Honey 80+. It can be used on your skin, clothing and on surfaces in the home and workplace.


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Read the reviews below!

We have given 15 members the chance to trial a selection of products from the ManukaVantage healthcare range.

  • If you have received product for review, please scroll to the bottom of the page and add your feedback as a comment. Upload your review photos to this Dropbox folder.
  • Each selected reviewer will receive 1 x Facial Wash, 1 x Blemish Gel, 1 x 100% Pure Manuka Oil, 1 x Antibacterial Spray as shown above.
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  1. Kelliena 02/10/2020 at 1:25 pm

    I have been having problems with my skin for many years- with deep, painful, hormonal pimples in my chin area, which absolutely nothing I have tried has cleared up (including microdermabrasion etc.)
    The Blemish gel teamed with the facial wash has been absolutely amazing and for the first time in ten years my hormonal pimples have cleared up! They erupted at first making my skin look ‘worse’ but after a week of daily use they have dried up completely, even deep down!
    Amazing products and I will definitely continue use especially since it’s natural and great with my extremely sensitive skin.
    The Manuka oil I have used a few times on a boil scar which I have and this has noticeably gone down with swelling as well.
    The antibacterial spray is great and we use it as a substitute for the chemical ridden smelly toilet sprays. It’s pleasant smelling and takes the bacteria left away as well (also use to spray toilet seat here and there).

    Over all I’m very impressed with these products. Expensive products have never worked with my hormonal pimples but this has!
    Natural, sensitive skin friendly, with nice packaging makes it look expensive so would also make a great gift.
    Will definitely be using these products forever more. Thank you so much for inventing something so rad!

  2. kyrahessell79 02/10/2020 at 11:04 am

    Thanks for selecting me to try trial and review the Manuka Vantage range.
    I’ve been using the facial wash daily and the blemish gel and this has definitely cleared up some acne I had. I’m coming up to my period too and normally have a break out, but nothing yet..
    I must say I’m not overly keen on the facial wash scent.. but as long as it works I guess!
    The manuka oil I used on a boil (!) that appeared just as I received the products and it cleared it super quick!!
    I wasn’t really too sure what to do with the antibacterial spray as it’s not anti viral. I actually sprayed on face like a toner after cleansing I guess! But reading the other reviews, will use in shopping bags, on kitchen benches etc.
    Overall, I think a great range and will continue to use 🙂

  3. lynnhoffmeister 29/09/2020 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you for this opportunity! This range serves not only me, but my entire family- husband and kids were able to safely use this.
    I’ll start with the antibacterial spray. We used this on school bags, hands, inside of school shoes to name a few. The smell is pleasant and the bottle itself was easy enough for my 6 year old daughter to use.
    My favourite product in the range is the Manuka Oil. Although pungent in smell, it wasn’t unbearable. I used this on scars and mixed with a carrier oil before applying- worked very well with the kids as a chest rub too.
    My husband’s favourite is the facial wash- he found is refreshing and really cleared his oily skin. I used it once a day only at night and found the bottle well made and easy to use.
    The anti blemish gel was good for my blemishes and left my skin feeling soft and fresh.
    All Products were packaged well and labelled clearly. I’m pleased that the entire family was able to use it; it’s not always easy to find products the entire family can use. This was something that made me happy as I’m a bit of an eco warrior and knowing these products can be used for all of us means we are reducing our recycling and rubbish disposal.

  4. Victoria Gardner 28/09/2020 at 9:12 pm

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    This range is amazing! I have terribly sensitive skin and have been searching for something gentle, natural, suitable for over 40 that’s not ‘anti-aging’ and these are perfect for me! Being made in New Zealand is a huge plus for me and I was stoked to receive it in a cardboard box and packaged in cardboard too so I can reuse, recycle and/or compost it all!
    I have used the facial wash and blemish gel once a day for 6 days now and my skin is very soft, clear and I feel good.
    My hands are always sore and raw with eczema to varying degrees but with 3 kids, my youngest just a few months old and the current hand washing and sanitising Covid situation they have been so painful and bleeding frequently over the last few months. For the last 6 days I have been using the antibacterial spray several times a day and the 100% pure Manuka oil twice a day and my skin is looking and feeling fantastic! It has only bled once in a whole week!!
    I have also used the spray on the kitchen counter and groceries after hubby unpacked them all.
    This antibacterial spray doesn’t need to be wiped off or rubbed in making it a quick and very easy application which smells wonderful! I have also sprayed all of the door handles, light switches, baby gate latches and other high use items which get a twice weekly clean with the lovely antibacterial spray which was a 5 minute job instead of my usual 30mins and I’m thrilled with the result so will definitely be buying more to use here at home. I think I might grab a second bottle to keep in the boot of the car as well because it’s such a great product.
    I am always so fussy about the products I buy and these all tick so many boxes for me. Being nz made, very close to 100% natural, recyclable packaging, affordable and safe to use on my very sensitive skin! I highly recommend these products to anyone who is looking for some natural nz made options.

  5. Jassie 26/09/2020 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to review these products, I was super excited to be chosen for this trial. I am in my early 40’s and still suffer from occasional problem skin. For this reason I always like to have products in the cupboard to deal with spots. A lot of the products on the market for problem skin are harsh and drying so I was keen to try something more natural and gentle.

    I am enjoying using these products. 

    The Facial Wash with Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey is nice to use, it has a gently soaping texture and leaves skin feeling clean and soft, but not tight or overly dry. I wasn’t sure of the aroma at first – a mix of manuka and honey, but have got used to it over the week. I’ve been following up the wash with the New Zealand Manuka Oil Blemish Gel which has a similar but slightly more ‘lemony’ smell – which with this product I liked straight away. The gel is light, non greasy and glides on, drying quickly but also without feeling tight which other anti-blemish products often do. Over the week I have noticed improvement in my skin, it will be interesting to see the result after a second week of use. 

    The packaging is attractive. It says on the bottles that it is recyclable however the wash is a number 7 which is not recyclable where I live; I can’t see a number on the blemish gel bottle.

    At around $20 per item, these are inexpensive and good value and I would use them both again. 

    100% Pure Manuka Oil (10ml) – this product was well received and a winner in my family; I gave some to my elderly mother in law to use on a leg wound she is having trouble healing. She noticed an immediate improvement, it started to dry up the damaged skin and hasten the healing process from the first use. I have also used it on my daughter and myself for a couple of minor ailments and have found it effective and fast acting. It has a strong smell (the same as Australian Tea Tree oil) but doesn’t sting on application. The box suggests adding to hot water to breathe in the vapours for nasal congestion and for this it would be excellent! .
    Antibacterial Spray with Manuka Oil and Manuka Honey – this comes in a really pretty bottle (number 1 I think it says, and therefore recyclable) and has a very subtle fragrance. It’s sort of watery in texture, not oily and it dries on your skin quickly. I was a bit unsure of spraying it on surfaces and leaving it to dry and tried it with a cloth but because it dries quickly it obviously isn’t designed for this purpose (ie not a cleaning product). It says it has antibacterial and microbial inhibiting properties and helps kill bacteria but doesn’t say how effective it is (like a regular sanitiser does for example). This would be good to know as I am unclear as to if it is intended as a natural sanitiser – given this a big focus for everyone at the moment not being sure on this point would probably stop me from purchasing it. I note however on their website that they do a hand sanitiser so maybe this more designed for surfaces?

    Thanks again for choosing me to be a part of this product trial!

  6. Vickybijal 09/09/2020 at 9:10 am

    Please please pick me i have been searchingfor a new nature products for our sensitive skins in the family. We all have sensitive skins and i strongly believe in using natural products which are gentle on skin and gives benefits. Would love to try this products.

  7. MuddledUpMolly 08/09/2020 at 1:32 pm

    I would love the opportunity to try these fabulous products! The pure manuka oil sounds like it would be perfect for a range of purposes, particularly for me it would help with nasal congestion. The antibacterial spray sounds ideal for so many reasons, especially as we live in a world dominated by the effects of Covid 19. The facial wash and oil blemish gel sound particularly good for my skin as it is not often clear due to some sensitivity so I would love to try these products in particular as they sound perfect for me.

  8. buzzi 07/09/2020 at 9:17 pm

    My skin is very dry and needs nourishment, I think having the opportunity to trial a honey based product will sooth, and give my skin the best possible ingredients.

  9. alley1992 07/09/2020 at 9:01 pm

    Wow what beautiful lovely looking natural products these are. I would love to try these. I work as a dental hygienist where I suffer from break outs around my mask line from wearing a mask all day. Also the antibacterial spray would be so nice for piece of mind at the end of the day going home to my little girl. I change my clothes, wash my hands and face but don’t have time to wash my hair so to be able to spray this in and feel better about giving her a cuddles would be amazing.

  10. madhatterstace 04/09/2020 at 4:00 am

    This product would b perfect to try as I have sensitive skin and am still hunting down a soft and reliable product

  11. TaniaB 02/09/2020 at 11:42 pm

    I must add that I also invest in very high quality Manuka honey to take when we have colds, it is amazing stuff! My favourite hand moisturiser is a high quality Manuka honey one from around KeriKeri. But I haven’t actually tried a lot of Manuka honey products and would love to investigate them more, being part of this trial would be great for me with both my love of Manuka honey’s healing powers and Manuka oil’s. Thankyou 🙂

  12. TaniaB 02/09/2020 at 11:38 pm

    I would love to be part of this trial. I swear by the healing powers of tea tree / Manuka oil. And always have it. I even put some on my arm pits and bikini area post shaving, it’s refreshing, clean, smells great and help avoid any infection. I use a face wash with it in too, but found it a bit drying and made my eyes dry out and sting too, as used in shower probably lead to some vapours getting in eyes. I also used a Tea tree deodorant But it wasn’t great, just tea tree oil was better, so I discontinued Use of both. I would be super keen to try your product line and give feedback as I would love to find some Manuka products that work better for me 🙂 thanks!

  13. Jade081 02/09/2020 at 9:46 pm

    Would love to try and review the natural manuka products i have been breaking out really bad during and after pregnancy.
    Its hard to find a product that will help im also worried about the scaring. I find some products just make it worse..😊

  14. Mixie 02/09/2020 at 3:18 am

    I would love to try these munuka products I’ve heard great things about manuka honey and how good it is for your skin. Skin products I’ve used in the past have cause my skin to break out which puts me off purchasing other brands.

  15. Kylaoconnor 01/09/2020 at 9:23 pm

    Would love to try the facial wash on my sensitive skin and the oil sounds like it would help clear a few sk8n issues I have

  16. ari546 01/09/2020 at 12:55 pm

    I would love to trial this product I have issues with acne and dry skin and lots of products I have tried have made my skin itchy and drier than before. Think this would be an amazing opportunity to see if it’ll improve my skin.

  17. Canne 31/08/2020 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve yet to find a skincare that works for my skin. It would be fantastic to try this. Very keen on the manuka oil

  18. Layla20 31/08/2020 at 11:45 am

    During pregnancy my skin completely changed, instead of the pregnancy glow I struggled with acne and discoloration and dark spots that I still have 6 month post birth, I dont even know my what my skin type is anymore, its dry and itchy and uncomfortable to oily, I would love to try a new product that could possibly help and I know how good honey is, and I imagine manuka is even better still

  19. Fetalbandmum 28/08/2020 at 6:53 pm

    I would absolutely love to be chosen to trial the Manukavantage range, since having my 5th baby my skin has been terrible I have really bad hormonal breakouts and they are really inflamed and sore I’ve tried a few different products but so far have made it worse
    Would love to find something that works and this sounds amazing

  20. gysmo 28/08/2020 at 5:25 pm

    I would love to try this product. Heard great things, would like to see how my skin receives it

  21. Chhlnz 28/08/2020 at 4:53 pm

    I’d love to see what Manuka can do for my skin

  22. Beasv 28/08/2020 at 3:40 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about Manuka product since I moved to NZ more than 2 years ago that it’ll be amazing to be able to trial them before purchasing them. I suffered acne when I was a teenager so I always use natural products that are gentle with my skin

  23. Crazeycat 28/08/2020 at 8:09 am

    Yes please I would love to try these awesome products.

  24. Sonzw 28/08/2020 at 7:21 am

    I would love to trial these products. My skin is feeling a lot more sensitive at the moment and prone to feeling dry and itchy . I am hoping this might be just the thing to make my skin feel hydrated and help to relieve the itchy and dryness that I feel, leaving it glowing once again..

  25. atasfairys 27/08/2020 at 8:08 pm

    I have trouble skin….it always well just looks yuk to put it plain and simple…
    I’ve heard about these products and sounds like they could be perfect to help me regain confidence in my skin… yes please I would loveless to try them out

  26. BaileeB17 27/08/2020 at 4:04 pm

    I would love to try this product as my skin is rather sensitive and I struggle to find products that’s I don’t react to! Would love to try this natural product!!

  27. Jubes 27/08/2020 at 3:39 pm

    I would be extremely grateful to have my family trial these products. My 14 yr old son and 12 yr old daughter are suffering with teenage breakouts, not good for the confidence. My younger daughter has eczema and is always getting insect bites. Son also has allergies and nasal congestion. We would love to see if these products can offer some relief. Thank you

    • Rara 06/09/2020 at 6:38 pm

      I would love to trial these natural products on my daughter, she is just starting to break out and has quite a few blemishes and loves trying everything but what I suggest😁 I think she would definitely love to give it a go.

  28. rachaelsfun 27/08/2020 at 11:54 am

    wow would be amazing would love to trial this as have sensitive skin (as does my teenage nephew) and lately been breaking out a lot with masks and overuse of sanitisers 🙁
    would be amazing to trial this and know like its natural based ones

  29. ZoeA 27/08/2020 at 10:09 am

    I would love to trial these Manuka Vantage products for a bit of luxury in my hectic life. There are so many products now it is hard to know where to start and whether the promises made have the actual outcomes. I would love to see if this is a brand I could stick with for the future and recommend.

  30. Lauzieg 27/08/2020 at 9:55 am

    These products sound lovely! U would love the opportunity to try them as my skin has always been blemish-prone. The fact that these products are all natural is a huge bonus too!

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