At KAEA, we don’t believe in limiting the power of our products to specific routines, instead our philosophy focuses on bespoke, tailored solutions to meet your skin’s specific needs. After all, our skin is as unique as we are. Our minimal, multifunctional products can be adjusted to suit your lifestyle - intense nourishment in the colder months or a lighter hydrating formula as the mercury rises, for instance. Each product can be used alone but will work synergistically with the rest of the range enabling you to personalise your daily skin ritual. Used together, KAEA products will cover your every skin need.
Our rejuvenator replenishing face balm has been created as a restorative treatment to improve skin hydration, firmness and elasticity for smoother, more supple skin. Infused with skin-enriching phytonutrients and Tahi’s biodiversity-positive UMF™ 15+ Mānuka honey, this water-free, pure concentrate features a powerful blend of essential oils to help reduce stress and calm the mind. Use everyday for healthy, balanced skin.
Developed for more sensitive skin, the rescuer is our SOS skin balm, formulated with super-soothing botanical concentrates and Tahi’s biodiversity-positive UMF™ 15+ Mānuka honey to help calm irritation, protect and strengthen damaged skin. This versatile balm is perfect for all your family’s needs and makes light work of skin irritations and extremely dry or red skin. Use on any dry patch of skin as well as on dry hands, feet, elbows and cuticles
Each KAEA product has been created without added water. By leaving out this water, we are able to create the purest, most effective, hydrating formulations without the need for preservatives. We advise you apply your KAEA products with dry hands to ensure the carefully balanced active ingredients are not diluted and work at the optimum level they were designed to.
Our products are formulated with carefully selected blends of essential oils and active botanicals so we always recommend you try our products on a small area of your skin first. Why not try our cleanser, a gentle wash-off product or our SOS balm featuring fewer essential oils and Harakeke, a native New Zealand plant extract celebrated for its anti-inflammatory properties.
KAEA products do not contain preservatives ensuring they are as pure and effective as possible. We have formulated each product without the need for added water, which means bacteria cannot grow and there is no need to use preservatives.
KAEA products are safe to use during pregnancy, as it is completely free of unwanted ingredients. However, we would advise you to double-check with your specialists if you have any doubts.
Yes, our products are cruelty-free. Our formulations are honey-based but we can assure you that Tahi honey is natural and ethical in every way. The bees are being kept and nurtured in world-class wetland sanctuaries and ecological retreats, and the honey is being collected without harming them.
Each KAEA product should last 5 -8 months or more, depending on how often you use them. We recommend using our products within 6 months of opening.
From a sustainability perspective, we do not provide product samples, but you are welcome to come into one of our stores or spa to discover our textures and scents.
1. The Cleanser
2. The Vitaliser
3. The Rejuvenator/ The Rescuer Balm
No, there is not. Our products are suitable for all ages.
There is no added SPF protection, you will have to use separate protection on top of the KAEA products during sunbathing. KAEA products carry enough protection for everyday use, thanks to the high content of antioxidants and a small amount of SPF that comes from natural sources. Please inform your dermatologist if you are in doubt, or had a history of skin-related illness.
Yes, except for The Vitaliser, you would apply that in the evening to repair the sun exposed skin, as the actives are very high.
The Cleanser and The Vitaliser contain kiwi seed oil, a natural source of AHA that gently peels away the surface of your skin, and evenly pigmented skin cells take their place. The skin feels soft, as it smooths fine lines, improves skin tone and unblocks pores.
KAEA was born out of a desire to create effective, sustainable skincare and our products have been developed with the mantra ‘reduce, reuse, recycle so we leave a lighter footprint on the planet’. Our range has purposely been created as minimal and multifunctional, reducing the number of products needed to prevent unnecessary waste. Our waterless formulations have been crafted using less water in their production, while our Miron biophotonic glass jars help protect the precious formulas without the need for preservatives and can be easily recycled.
We also work hard to offset our carbon footprint based on a strategic ecosystem restoration system. What does this involve? At Tahi, our award-winning conservation nature sanctuary in New Zealand, we have restored nearly 800 acres of land to a flourishing, biodiverse ecosystem, increasing bird and plant species, as well as wetlands and indigenous trees, which ultimately works as a carbon sink. We are now expanding our land by another 4,000 hectares. By planting trees native to New Zealand, rather than pine, palm or hardwood species, which are traditionally planted to offset carbon but which only provide a short-term, limited benefit to the environment, we can help significantly offset our carbon footprint whilst also increasing biodiversity, helping Mother Nature for the long term. Find out more about Tahi here: https://tahinz.com/
Thinking way beyond our company, our land and our community has always been in our DNA and shapes our sustainability philosophy at KAEA. Our work is based around four key pillars:
1. Beyond Net Zero: Our commitment to offset more carbon than we use through ecosystem restoration on our own land in New Zealand.
2. Environment-first financial model: 100% of profits are returned directly to our conservation and community projects for a lasting impact.
3. Responsible consumerism: Our advocacy to inspire and motivate others to become more responsible consumers.
4. Culture & community: Our ongoing investment to culture and community, fundamental to building a healthy and resilient ecosystem.
From our commitment to only use ingredients and manufacturing processes that respect the environment, to our promise to support New Zealand’s precious biodiversity for generations to come, protecting, educating and enhancing our place, people and planet is our driving force. Learn more about our sustainability philosophy and practices here.
Circularity lies at the heart of KAEA. In fact, we are the only brand that operates on an environment-first financial model, where 100% of our profits are returned directly to our conservation and community projects.
By investing in this full circle approach we are able to help restore the land and rewild our native flora and fauna, helping to develop a healthy and biodiverse ecosystem which benefits the wellbeing of our people and planet.
All KAEA products have been developed to be both minimal and multifunctional so we can reduce the number of products (and waste) you need to achieve beautiful, glowing skin. Our highly concentrated, waterless formulations ensure that a little product goes a long way and all our Miron biophotonic glass jars can be easily recycled.
Our packaging has been designed to be recycled. From our Miron biophotonic glass jars and bottles to our FSC-certified outer boxes, every element of our packaging is as carefully considered as each of our formulas, ensuring we leave a lighter footprint on the planet. Discover more about our sustainable packaging philosophy here.
Yes, for certain order values we do offer free shipping, please check our shipping page for full details.
You will receive an email from us once your order is on its way. This will contain a tracking number and tracking link.
We hope that you will love your KAEA skincare products but if you would like to return it, we can offer a full refund on unopened and unused items, as well as faulty [or damaged?] products. Simply return your product to us using the instructions included in the original shipping box. For further support and information, please email our customer services specialists at firstname.lastname@example.org
Unfortunately, if you purchased KAEA products from an authorised retailer you cannot return them to us. Please return the products via the authorised retailer you originally purchased from. For more information, please see our Returns Policy