Committed to providing effective, natural skin care and improving the lives of those living in rural poverty, Sven's Island is an amazing New Zealand-based brand new to Nourished Life, so I've put together this quick guide to my top picks from the range.
Created in 1985, Sven's Island Natural Remedies was created after the brand's namesake Sven discovered that many of the native plants on his native Great Barrier Island, in New Zealand, possessed properties that hadn't previously been explored. He began experimenting and developing recipes for his family and friends, who then convinced him to share his expertise with the rest of the world, and so Sven's Island natural skin care was born! I love that this brand is committed to creating high quality products while protecting the integrity of the natural environment, but even more impressive is their commitment to improving the lives of those living in rural poverty, with every purchase of a Sven's Island product giving those in poverty the chance of a better quality of life. If you're new to this brand and not sure where to start, here's a guide to my top picks from the Sven's Island range.
Top 6 Sven's Island Natural Remedies Products
Sven's Island Spot Less Intensive Care Facial Cleanser
I love the Sven's Island Spot Less Intensive Care Facial Cleanser because it doesn't dry out the skin while it cleanses, ensuring the skin isn't stripped of its natural protective oils. This nourishing cleanser contains Lemonwood Extract, which has high antibacterial properties that work to soothe and clear dirt and oil that can contribute to outbreaks. It's an ideal natural alternative to the highly drying products out there that are targeted at teenagers with acne-prone skin, instead using a New Zealand plant called Kumarahou to create a gentle foam.
Sven's Island Fresh Face Anti-Ageing Face Cream
If you're after a natural alternative to mainstream anti-ageing creams, try the Sven's Island Fresh Face Anti-Ageing Face Cream. As our skin ages, it loses its natural squalene which serves as a built-in moisturiser and antioxidant. Olive Squalene, a key ingredient in this facial moisturiser, is able to mimic the skin's natural squalene to help fight against the visible signs of ageing. This cream also uses the power of Black Fern, which has been clinially tested to regenerate skin cells by up to 48%. When you apply the cream you may actually feel a slight tightening effect from the Black Fern which may help to smooth and out those fine lines!
Sven's Island Skinny Dip All Body Skin Repair Lotion
The Sven's Island Skinny Dip All Body Skin Repair Lotion is an extremely effective moisturiser for the body, and it may also work to soothe skin conditions including the redness, inflammation and irritation associated with dry itchy skin conditions. Kawakawa Leaf extract is a key ingredient here, known for its natural skin loving properties.
Sven's Island Lip Balmy Medi-Salve Lip Balm
One of my new handbag and desktop essentials is the Sven's Island Lip Balmy Medi-Salve Lip Balm! This amazing lip balm can help keep lips moisturised due to the super hydrating combination of Safflower Oil, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil.
Sven's Island Miracle Manuka Medi-Salve All Body Ointment
As a busy mum, you know how much I love a good multitasker. The Sven's Island Miracle Manuka Medi-Salve All Body Ointment is a little skin magic in a tin, as it can be used on everything from cuts, bites and minor burns as well as soothe dry itchy skin conditions. The Sven's Island team had their blend of Manuka and Kanuka oils independently tested for their effectiveness.
Sven's Island Bubba Calm Super-Sensitive Baby Cream
An absolute essential for young skin is the Sven's Island Bubba Calm Super-Sensitive Baby Cream. This cream has been specifically formulated for delicate baby skin, using Jojoba, Avocado and Sunflower oils to hydrate even the most sensitive and irritated young skin.
*Source: IFF-Recent studies show an increase in the dermis dividing cells up to 48% with an application of Black Fern extract in a 1+% concentration. These new cells then migrate into the stratum corneum and form the new skin