Organic Hop Extract

We are proud to say that the hero ingredient (yes, as in SUPER hero) that is in every single one of our natural products is the Organic Hop Extract.

We're quite proud of our little buds, and rightly so as we grow this extract on our very own family farm. Okay so us ladies might leave the farming part to the lads of the family but this is totally a 'what's mine is yours babe' situation with our award-winning, Husband Hop Farm - New Hoplands, situated around sunny Nelson NZ.
Read on below around why hops are not only great in beer, but also skin care and check out this featured video on our recent hop harvest, right from the vine all the way to being dried and shipped off for processing!
But what on earth is a 'hop' you may be thinking, well here is the low down;
Hops are most commonly known for their contribution to the bitterness of the popular, thirst quenching beverage, beer! 
However, the research gods have shown us that it also happens to be extremely beneficial in hair and skin care products and we happen to agree!
 

The New Zealand Organic Hop extract has properties that help protect, soothe, and revitalize the skin, while decreasing the appearance of blood vessels. This extract assists in producing a softer and more supple skin appearance through helping to improve collagen production, delay visible signs of ageing and reduce dark spots, all while having skin toning effects. The hop extract not only possesses two potent antibacterials but also contain anti-inflammatory tannins as well as natural plant estrogens that promote hormonal balance, assisting in combat against irritations such as; acne and redness.  

Anti-inflammatory properties: 
The bitter principle in the hop are the humulones - these can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and decrease surface blood vessels. We have seen this is particularly beneficial in our range for those of you with problematic skin conditions, the hop aims to reduce the heat and redness in the base of acne and blemishes and can also be beneficial with conditions like rosacea.

Antiseptic properties: 
The extracts of Hops are rich in several compounds that make it an effective cleanser and antiseptic, it has shown to prevent five of the major acne causing bacteria.
What's better than getting rid of acne quickly? Preventing it in the first place!

Age delaying properties: 
The Xanthohumol found in the Hop is known to restrain elastase and matrixmetalloproteinases. (I promise you, I tried to google easier names to explain these enzymes to you all but these are their names and that would be like me trying to change your name - it would be just rude!)  Let's focus on the positives here, these enzymes in our skin are a significant cause of skin aging because they break down collagen and elastin fibres. 
When good ol' Xanthohumol comes along from our friend Mr Hop this decreases these enzymes defence, meaning that collagen and elastin levels go up to begin improving skin structure... can you say 'goodbye wrinkles!'

 

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My skin has never felt so fresh

I have finally found a skincare product that has actually made my skin feel fresh and clean and didn’t break me out! It’s quite a distance on where it’s coming from, but well worth it!

Nice

Smells nice and my daughter loves it, uses it everyday.

Amazing

My daughter loves this

Amazing

My daughters skin looks great, thanks

Great for teenagers

I get this for my teenage son. He’s been using it for over a year. I haven’t managed to con him into using moisturiser yet but it doesn’t seem to dry his skin out. A great cleanser!

2 in 1 is #1

Huge fan of all O2 products but especially 2 in 1 (great for all ages from my nieces in 20’s who live & love as well as myself in mid 50)! Once you try your skin will crave:)

Happy hoppy skin

Best products for a happy glowing face:)

Eye Creme

I've used this eye creme for sometime now, the lines around my eyes have definitely improved and some of the giner lines have disappeared. Am very pleased and will continue to use all oxygen products. Love them 😊

LESS OILY SKIN

This is the first time I've used this product before, I usually use the cream cleanser but thought I'd try something else and wow, my skin is less oily than usual which is great, I do prefer the cream cleaner as it is more gentle on the skin, and removes makeup so well..so I'm stuck between the two!

Awesome

Absolutely love this product & all the other Oxygen products. Have been using them for a few years now. Don't have to use much. Service is great & fast delivery.

SKINCARE PACK FOR DRY AND MATURE SKIN

Has cleared my skin up hugely. Leaves it feeling clean, smooth and moisturised. Will be purchasing again :)

Perfect for sensitive skin

great for sensitive skin

Manuka Honey and Hops Face Masque

I'd give this mask a perfect 5 out of 5. The quality is excellent and it effectively delivers the promised results of youthful, radiant skin. However, the texture is a bit thin, I prefer to apply it with my fingertips instead of a brush.

Great product

Works good on my acne and help decrease it.

Great products

These are great well formulated products. They have done wonders for my skin, it also has a lovely cooling affect on my skin after I apply.

very good!!

I've been using it for about a year and it is perfect, helped to clear up my skin.

Highly recommended

Nourishes my skin leaves it so soft and smooth, use it every night and I love !

Can not live without

So gentle and grips into my skin so well, feels so nice on the skin and keeps it hydrated, it smells so delicious aswell !

Perfect

Cleans my skin so well, is so gentle and makes me feel so fresh and clean !

Magic in a bottle

I apply this on stubborn, angry spots and leave on overnight and wake up to very minimal spots!!

Lovely masque

I have been using this at night. Wake-up feeling moisturised and soft skin.

Oxygen Skincare for Dry Skin pack

I purchased this for my daughter who is 20 . Oxygen is her favorite cleanser by far of all the ones she has tried. She sometimes has breakouts but cannot use any gel cleansers due to them drying her skin out. It will be a must in her products to go overseas for study years.

Great skincare

Have used for years works great