We work according to traditional Māori protocols that embody respect for the land and sea, and the life that ﬂourishes there. This ensures a high level of sustainability in our operations as well as optimal potency of ingredients. We handpick from the wild in harmony with the seasons, selecting the most vibrant parts of the plants that are naturally richer in active ingredients. And we take only as much as we need, with an eye to future generations.
Co-founder and formulator
Andrea is a highly experienced ingredients developer, innovator and award-winning cosmetic chemist. This unique combination of skills has placed her at the leading edge of research into innovative skincare bioactives from distinctive native New Zealand marine and land botanicals which she has translated in to the first Māori cosmeceuticals range of high performing beauty products. She has studied both Te Reo Maori and Rongoa Maori (Maori language and traditional medicine) and applies this knowledge to all of her business
practices providing the perfect combination of Time proven knowledge and advanced skincare science.
Co-founder and COO
“Hikurangi is the mountain, Te Raparapa is the river, Ngatokimatawhaorua is the canoe, Ngāpuhi is the tribe, Ngātihine is the subtribe.”
Thomas is descendant of Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Ngāi Te Rangi, Ngā Pōtiki tribes, born and raised on his whenua (land) here in Aotearoa – New Zealand.
The family business takes him out of this busy life in the city to give him time to reconnect with the natural surroundings and taiao Māori (natural Māori world). It also gives Thomas the precious opportunity to return back to his tūrangawaewae (ancestral home) and moana (ocean) to dive for seaweed, help with harvesting mamaku and processing the ingredients for the Te Mana skincare brand.
Thomas is finding it relaxing creating the native designs incorporated into the family brand image.
Tihei Mauri Ora!
Researching the unrivalled eﬃcacy of our biodiverse ﬂora and fauna, and developing cutting-edge skincare products, is the core of what we do. Our key ingredients are backed by clinical trials that demonstrate signiﬁcant gains in skin regeneration and hydration, as well as pigment reduction and protection against environmental stressors.
In addition, all Te Mana products are dermatologically tested and gentle to sensitive skin.
BioRestore3Plus is our proprietary, flagship ingredient that creates a huge advantage in the efficacy and distinctiveness of our brand.
BioRestore3Plus is a blend of the world’s most effective, all natural, multitasking botanicals, renowned for their remarkable antioxidant and moisture-retaining properties.
This top performing trio of native red and green seaweeds (Codium fragile subsp.novae-zelandiae and Aeodes nitidissima and Mamaku – New Zealand Black fern gel), is abundant with naturally occurring polysaccharides and peptides, that help to enhance skin’s barrier function, protect against water loss and act as a powerful antioxidant.