Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) Northern - NZ Skincare Co

NZ Skincare Co

19 Sep 2020
Natural skincare company recruiting madly

China is a new but big and growing market for Hamilton-based New Zealand Skincare Company that has many more successes to announce.


Owner Penny Vergeest says the company, which makes organic and natural skincare products, has just moved into a bigger, purpose-built factory in Te Rapa. It is also buy recruiting and plans to increase staff numbers from 10 to about 30 within the year, across a range of roles.


This month it also launches its ‘Happy Little Poppets’ range of baby soap, oil, wash, lotion and bottom balm.


The adult ranges of body and home care and the baby range have no synthetic chemicals or preservatives - some of the latter (eg, parabens and phenoxyethanol) being unnecessary ingredients and having been linked to cancers, says Penny.


The certified organic ‘geoskincare’ range is made from natural minerals found only in New Zealand’s geothermal regions, along with essential oils and pure extracts. The range consists of 22 products including six for men.


“We are committed to clean and healthy products for homes and families.”


And NZ Skincare is growing fast. “We are so busy. And we are looking at markets in Europe and the USA.”


Originally trained as a beauty therapist, Penny founded the company in 1998 because there were no New Zealand-made, natural or affordable skincare products on the market.


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