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  • Absolutely love baby balm. My 6 week old had flakey, dry skin and nothing I had tried was helping until I tried baby balm. Her skin is so much better. I can't believe how fast it worked. Thank you Kiwiherb!!!
    – Alex Lazzaro
  • Brought a bottle of children's chest syrup and it works like magic no more coughing during the night. Also my son loves the taste
    – Philippa Quigley
  • I love Kiwiherb! Finding something that worked so well, and was safe for my daughter when she was at an age where she couldn't have all other medicines, it was such a great help! And now I use nothing else
    – Alyssa Francis-King
  • I'm not often inspired enough to go seek out a brand's Facebook page just to give them my positive feedback - in fact this is the first time ever. I just wanted to express how much I love the children's cough syrup, it's always worked wonders on my kids - it's now taken to the next level with the inclusion of the syringe which is long enough to reach the bottom of the bottle - hurray! It's always been the bane of my mum-life trying to reach the medicine when the bottles have run low with syringes that aren't long enough - thank you!
    – Melissa White
  • Received a bottle of children's chest syrup to trial and what can I say it's magic in a bottle!! After a single dose they didn’t cough the whole night which meant a better sleep for everyone after two days they were so much better and they liked the taste which is great, can't wait to try more of your products
    – Daniella Bhagat
  • My wife and I have been using this product for years and they are amazing and work fantastic!!! We have the all the children's stuff including the echinature, chest syrup, throats syrup and the De-stuff!!! Absolutely amazing products We love them
    – Craig Hume
  • I brought a bottle of De-stuff for my 11 month old daughter yesterday who has had a runny nose for the last 5 days, I've been wiping her nose constantly but after 2 doses of De-stuff I've only had to wipe her nose twice today. I wish I'd known about this sooner. I will be using this straight away in the future
    – Melissa Bayne
  • On Sunday we bought De-Stuff for our 3 year old daughter who has struggled with a cold all week. After 2 doses of it, along with the Chesty formula, she slept so well that night and woke up looking and sounding so much better. Now almost 3 days later her cold is all but gone. I wish I had have found out about it sooner.
    – Bridgette Robinson

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Asti Renaut

Asti Renaut (BHSc. Comp Med, BA, Adv Dip Nat, Adv Dip Herb Med, MNZAMH)

Asti Renaut is a degree-qualified medical herbalist and naturopath with over ten years clinical experience. Asti practices in Christchurch, New Zealand, treating a wide range of health issues. She especially enjoys working with infants and children, and finally has one of her own to practice on! One of the cornerstones of Asti's practice and philosophy is the importance of education and sharing information. She believes that empowering clients to understand their own bodies and health, and giving practical tips and tools to use from the garden and kitchen are just as important for wellness as qualified professional care. 

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The beauty of using natural plant remedies to improve the appearance of your skin is that they will also improve its health and vitality. Instead of covering up or peeling off or injecting your skin with strange things, utilising botanical extracts from New Zealand grown plants can not only make your skin look gorgeous, but also make it more robust and healthy.

We all know that living as we do in the southern regions, we are exposed to high levels of ultra violet (UV) radiation, which causes oxidative damage to our skin, leading to wrinkles, dryness, age spots, and changes that can possibly lead to growths and skin cancers. UV increases oxidation in the skin which causes an increase in the destruction of elastin and collagen. It also stops our skin from producing its own natural antioxidant enzymes.

Plants to the rescue! Using high-potency antioxidant plant extracts can protect our skin against sun-induced oxidative damage and the premature aging of our skin. Green Tea is one of the most well-researched plants for reducing oxidative damage to the skin and all its ill-effects. The polyphenols in Green Tea help to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation changes.

Clinical studies have shown that Grape Seed and Kiwifruit skin extracts keep your skin more hydrated and moisturised - 16% more to be exact. Studies also show the extracts are able to improve skin elasticity, reduce redness, and decrease melanin production (that causes dark spots). And apart from improving the appearance of skin, these extracts are also shown to increase your skin’s function as a natural barrier.

Improving hydration is a key component of any skin restoration programme! Hoheria, also known as Lacebark, was traditionally used to soothe, soften and heal tissues, especially the skin.

These extracts are key for anyone with signs of sun-damaged skin. Whether you have had too much sun in the past or are frequently exposed to it now, daily use of a cream to improve your skin’s resilience and reverse existing damage is a positive step to take.

Beauty is indeed from the inside out; in this case, using a cream with a selection of locally-grown extracts that increases the antioxidant protection inside our skin cells.

We should be very grateful that in this ozone-depleted corner of the world, we have an abundance of botanical matter on hand to help protect us from the very real cosmetic and health effects of sun damage. Choosing a skin cream that is naturally rich in antioxidants, and which has been proven to reduce all signs of sun damage, means we are doing the best for our skin and our health both now and in the future.