As a mother, I now realise how fortunate I was to grow up in a family where skin concerns were a priority. My father co-founded the skincare company, Dermaveen and often brought home new products and ingredients for us to test. This instilled in me the value of key ingredients in formulating skincare products, although it wasn’t until a friend gave me Certified Organic Baby products for my first child, that I became convinced of the value of using natural and organic products for the family. It’s this experience that I want to share.
It’s concerning that almost one in three children is affected by some form of dry skin condition and that the ingredients in some of the most popular and affordable skin care products are often responsible for dry skin.
I only use products free of parabens, sulphates and preferably certified organic as I find these are far gentler on the skin, less irritating and less likely to cause negative long-time impact on my skin and the environment.
Many discussions about the benefits of coconut oil with family and friends led me to explore the South Pacific, specifically Fiji, as a source of ingredients for a skincare range. My father had been interested in coconut oil as a moisturiser for the skin long before it became popular in Australia. I researched launching a range of skincare with coconut oil as a base rather than the common mineral oil.
During my travels to the South Pacific, I came across many other oils that were also intriguing, for example moringa and tamanu oil. Since the ancient Egyptians, moringa oil has been recognised for its unique stability, soothing and smoothing properties. Tamanu is also impressive historically for its role in sacred rituals in the South Pacific Islands and as a form of skin nourishment and wound healing properties.
It is with this experience, along with curiosity and creativity, that Vatea has been developed. I am immensely proud and excited to have developed products that are beautifully presented, scientifically considered and considerate of our environment.
We work with the South Pacific Islands including Rotuma and Samoa to preserve their local business and support them in their goals of developing sustainably. Developing sustainably means without foreign investment or tourism with the ultimate goal to preserve island culture and their natural environment for future generations.
In such a fast paced, developing world this is a challenge, although Vatea supports the local industries and gives advice when requested regarding the benefits of organic farming.
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