- 100% natural, featuring the purest ingredients in just the right quantities to soothe and heal the skin;
- Packed full of local ingredients – New Zealand kawakawa, Hawke’s Bay hemp, argan, rosehip and frankincense oils, all farm sourced or eco-certified;
- Buy individually, or as part of a gift set at www.corbinrd.co.nz
Wendy Nowell-Usticke recalls a simple way of life, when time moved slowly and birdsong was her soundtrack. Growing up rurally on Corbin Road, in sun-drenched Hawke’s Bay, there was an innate connection to nature. A beauty routine might consist of combining oatmeal and honey into a mask, or rinsing her hair in vinegar.
It’s that freedom and simplicity that Wendy invokes in her preparations for Corbin Rd – her slow beauty line that eschews complexity, chemicals and plastics in favour of pure and natural farm-sourced ingredients, in recyclable and reusable packaging.
Corbin Rd’s Restorative Cleansing Balm and accompanying Viteve™ Silk Exfoliating Cloth have already achieved cult status. Now, Corbin Rd adds its Multivitamin Restorative Face Oil to the line-up – a versatile face oil that is anti-inflammatory and non-irritant, moisturising the skin, repairing, calming, and softening.
“Good health and natural radiance don’t need to be complicated,” says Wendy. “We believe that simple is better.”
Corbin Rd aims to minimise the time and money spent on skincare and to ease and slow the throwaway culture of the beauty industry. Each Corbin Rd product is truly multipurpose, with Wendy herself leading the research and formulation to ensure efficacy, and the restoration of vibrancy and radiance to the skin.
For over two years, the Restorative Cleansing Balm, when used with the Viteve™ Silk Exfoliating Cloth, has been a cleanser, make-up remover, exfoliator and toner for thousands of Kiwis who have raved about the results. Now, the Multivitamin Restorative Face Oil will take the place of moisturiser, mask, and eye cream. Targeting dryness, eczema, hyperpigmentation, irritation, fine lines and wrinkles, it can be used by men and women of any age to tackle a range of skin issues.
“The Multivitamin Restorative Face Oil contains a perfect blend of antioxidants, vitamins E, A, C, B and D, and Omegas 6, 7 and 9,” explains Wendy. “Our formulation helps to boost moisture and accelerate skin healing through increased collagen production. It is also very gentle for those with sensitivity, thanks to our calming blend of non-irritating herbal oils, including New Zealand native kawakawa, frankincense, macadamia nut oils, and sustainably grown Hawke’s Bay cannabis sativa oil.”
Like all Corbin Rd products, there are no petrochemicals, parabens, ethyl alcohols, sulphates, preservatives, silicones or synthetic fragrances in the oil and all packaging is plastic-free and able to be reused.
The oil can also be used in combination with one of Corbin Rd’s beauty tools. The gua sha is nicknamed “Botox of the East” and uses ancient Chinese technique to relax and plump the face. And Corbin Rd’s newest tool, the Sculpta 6000, operates at 6000 rpm to relax wrinkle-forming muscles, stimulate the skin and renew radiance.
“Skincare should be this simple,” says Wendy. “We’ve created a system based on natural ingredients and minimal steps with maximum results. Our promise is to use ethically sourced ingredients to produce effective products that are kind to your skin and kind to our planet, revealing glowing, radiant skin.”
Corbin Rd Multivitamin Restorative Face Oil ($54.95) combats dryness and heals irritated skin – it can be used as moisturiser, night cream, mask or eye treatment.
Bian Gua Sha ($39.95) and Sculpta 6000 ($59.95) stimulate blood flow, reduce scar tissue, sculpt and lift the face, move stagnant fluid under the skin, relax muscle tension and restore glow.
Corbin Rd. Restorative Cleansing Balm ($49.95) melts away make-up and flushes the skin of toxins, pollution, debris and dirt.
Viteve ™ Silk Exfoliating Cloth ($21.95) is made from 100% natural silk protein filament and exfoliates without using microbeads or microfibre cloths that damage our already fragile ecosystem.