OUR WORLD

APRIL & MAY 2017

Wow the first school term is over and one of the longest at 11 weeks! Our little darlings have settled into another school year and the adults are back into the routine of lunches, homework and up and down busy little people.

It’s about now that we all need our support strategies to help with another busy school term, the transition from summer holiday feelings into long winter school days and all those feelings that go along with these changes. That is why at HZP+Co we have designed the perfect unique natural product to assist both the kids and ourselves to support, nourish, nurture and care about any feelings we may be having whether they are happy, sad, excited, angry or nervous.

Our new fun and exciting Splashwater products are uniquely blended naturally fragranced hydration mists to Awaken, Freshen and Calm you down anywhere, anytime. 

The perfect companion for our Splashwater mists is a beautiful new book called
Feel A Little recently published by two very talented ladies Evie Kemp and Jenny Palmer. Feel a Little identifies that children’s feelings are just as big as adults, but that they generally have no context and no natural tools to help deal with them. If we can reach them and teach them from as early as possible, they will have a better chance of articulating and understanding their feelings.

Feel A Little is a rainbow of 14 important emotions, all explored through gorgeous ‘read along’ rhymes accompanied by cute characters and beautifully designed, professionally printed and bound into a vibrant hardcover book. Feel A Little is perfect for reading to children from a young age, and for children aged 7 - 11 years to read to you.

So what better tools to be equipped with to grow happy, healthy children and maybe they will provide just a little bit of help in moments of need (when our little darlings are melting down, wildly running around or just having a day full of mixed emotions!

Love from HZP+Co team xxxx

MARCH 2017

I’ve been reading a lot about skin care recently, and the word POLLUTION often arises in relation to skin. In our gorgeous clean green Aotearoa, do we really need to worry about pollution, and the effects it has on our skin? Indeed we do!

HOW DOES POLLUTON DESTROY SKIN?
Scientific studies have shown that air pollution can contribute to free radical damage, which breaks down the collagen fibres in our skin causing premature ageing, wrinkling and pigmentation spots. It can also damage the skins protective layer, causing dryness, redness and irritation, as well as worsening inflammatory skin disease such as eczema, psoriasis and acne.

I have long searched for a quality, effective serum. I have tried many high end branded serums, and many of them are filled with harsh chemicals, not to mention the exorbitant expense some of those products are!

I can at long last confirm that my search for the perfect serum is over. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, make it yourself!

HZP+Co ALL DAY HYDRA-DEFENCE SERUM is our new hero skin care product. A multi-functional facial serum that protects and hydrates skin on the go. It is infused with precious nutrient packed New Zealand plant botanical extracts (Horopito Leaf Extract, Kiwifruit Extract, Mamaku Leaf Extract and Kowhai Extract) and powerful anti-pollution actives, which really do leave your skin radiant and purified.

The particularly special anti-pollution active we have used in our serum is called CityStem™.

WHAT IS CITYSTEM™?
A relatively new ingredient – CityStem™ is an extract of Marrubium Vulagre, also know as White Horehound or Marrubio. This plant also has anti-inflammatory properties. The natural active ingredient provides a new approach to pollution effects on the skin, with proven results: the complexion looks refreshed and purified; the skin grain is refined for a soft and smooth feel.

HZP+Co IS PROUD TO BE THE FIRST SKINCARE BRAND IN NEW ZEALAND TO INCORPORATE CITYSTEM™ INTO OUR PRODUCTS!

CityStem™ is proven to:
PROTECT the skin cells from penetration of pollutants and genetic ravage.
STRENGTHEN the skin barrier- stimulates the skin’s natural antioxidants. 
REPAIR the cell metabolism by replenishing the energy level and reducing the inflammation of the skin. 
REFINE the skin grain and helps reduce the appearance of blackheads.

Moreover, CityStem™ brings instant and long-term cosmetic benefits, and is produced using sustainable technology, and has just been awarded the 2017 PCHi Fountain Award for Outstanding Active Ingredient in Asia.

HZP+Co have also combined CityStem™ in our ON THE GO HYDRATION MIST, which is a fine liquid mist that can be used anytime and anywhere! It’s not only working its magic with its naturally derived actives, but it’s a wonderful cooling mist to use in the warmer months to feel refreshed and energized.

HZP+Co Face Serum is absolutely unparalleled. Our customers who have tried it have all come back for more – noting obvious improvements to their skin. Many have come to realize that naturally derived active products can and do work wonders, and that mass produced, chemically contrived branded skin care products are not only not necessary, but not helpful!

You can see more info and order online from hzp.co.nz. I would love to hear your comments and feedback once you’ve tried our serum. 

Live well everyone.

Lee + the HZP+Co team.
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FEBRUARY 2017

If you’ve stumbled here to my blog, I welcome you to what will be a regular undertaking. It’s an exciting project for me, infact not just for me, but the entire team at HZP+Co, as we stride forward with our new venture in the skincare world.

To give you a little history on us, the HZP+Co team consists of four amazingly talented women from vastly different backgrounds – all friends with a love for quality skin products that are natural and NZ made.

The jewel in the team, the maker and shaker of skincare, is our gorgeously talented Stacey. Combining our skills, knowledge and desires for awesome skincare, we welcomed Stacey Fraser with open arms. After a stellar career creating award-winning Natural Skincare products for one of New Zealand’s leading Natural Skincare brands, Stacey brought with her a passion for all things “beauty” and her knowledge and expertise. Together we bring a new variety of skincare to the industry and to you, the consumer. To give you some insight into how we tick, and what Stacey does, I sat down with her for a one on one chat……

HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS INDUSTRY?
I worked in travel for 14 years, and then September 11 happened. The innocence of travel and my passion disappeared, so I retrained in natural health and therapies, and learn’t on the job at my local health store in all things natural and botanical. My grandmother was also a great herbalist, and she opened my world up to herbs and plants from a young age.

I came to Trilogy at the very beginning when the girls were looking for a support person. The girls provided me with an amazing education and experience with the Trilogy brand. There was, and still is, an abundance of new natural ingredients coming through to enhance skin, and I enjoyed educating both the customers and retailers on the Trilogy products that we were making.

Creating Trilogy products that people loved, and providing that pleasure and enjoyment was incredibly satisfying. And of course, having Trilogy win awards was just the ultimate acknowledgement that we were doing something right!

ARE NATURAL PRODUCTS BETTER THAN MAINSTREAM/SYNTHETIC?
There is a place for both, it’s just that I like the idea of using as much as possible from nature, just like they did in Cleopatra’s time! Of course, today we need to create safe and stable skincare products to sell commercially so sometimes we need to include a naturally derived ingredient, but it’s all about balance for me.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCT NOW?
I’m loving the new gel textures – the cooling effect they have on application and the beautiful hydration they provide. They are so simple but effective. Products that make you feel good when you use them, and then looking good is a bonus!

WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR INSPIRATION?
I am constantly researching and reviewing products, brands and new trends from around the globe. I travel to shows to get the latest ingredients and formulation innovations, and the bonus is that I get to hang out in the beauty stores and bring lots of the latest products home to play with.

WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF A GOOD SKINCARE PRODUCT?
Aroma is important, but if it’s too overpowering or unbalanced, we tend not to use it. It needs to apply well, absorb well, and leave the skin feeling soft and smooth. If it’s for the face, it also needs to have some good quality actives to make a difference. HZP+Co have sourced high quality, clinically proven actives, that will do what they say they will!

WHAT’S THE CRAZIEST SKINCARE AND BEAUTY TREND YOU’VE HEARD OF?
Probably the snail serum, horse oil or camel milk…..not on my product list. But the facial shaving for women?! That worries me. It’s mean’t to be the best way to exfoliate the skin, but I’m not convinced yet!

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE NOT DESIGNING SKINCARE PRODUCTS?
Hang out with my family. Yoga. Enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

HZP+Co began with a vision and a belief that we could harness local ingredients from the Bay of Plenty and bottle them up into quality natural skincare products. Together we have done this. We have developed products that we absolutely love, and which are made to the highest quality. We love them with a passion!

I hope you follow us on this exciting path.

Live well everyone.

Lee + the HZP+Co team.
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