The impact of what we put on our skin and how we treat our skin has been a lifelong passion.
Having grown up in a family of skincare specialists, it was natural to be open to new skin treatments and products although it also became clear how difficult it was to find gentle skincare that provided a solution for my combination, acne inflamed skin.
Sampling different products left my skin feeling dry, flaky and generally inflamed. In the search for effective and non-invasive, natural treatments, I returned to the knowledge of family and combined it with my passion for adventure to explore the remote islands of the South Pacific and regions of Australia to understand age old effective remedies.
It was amazing and inspiring chatting to the islanders through translators hearing how the solutions for curing cuts and abrasions was actually very simple using plants.
Realising the possibility of creating a range, I sought the assistance of qualified Cosmetic Scientists with the brief that I wanted to create a range of skincare that was nourishing, and nurturing for sensitive skin, and one that utilised the key plant oils of tamanu, moringa and coconut oils plus extracts from the Australian outback to celebrate the Australia history of natural medicine.
With a curiosity and creativity, I hope you enjoy VATÉA as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.