Skincare products by Kōtia made from deer milk. Image supplied.
Pure deer milk has been proven to possess skin enhancing nutrients, as well as being a rich source of protein, up to three times richer than other milk. Deer milk gives your skin what it needs to retain and boost hydration, repair and regenerate and when combined with scientifically-proven actives, deer milk’s natural goodness – packed with antioxidants, nutrients and anti-inflammatory agents will leave your skin feeling nourished, hydrated and rejuvenated. It is said that deer milk will also help to aid in restoring your skin’s barrier to help combat environmental factors with its elements of Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Selenium which brings anti-ageing benefits.
Deer milk can also aid in reducing inflammation, skin cell enhancement and collagen production with Zinc and Vitamin B found in the milk. Because of the amazing regenerative and healing properties of this natural ingredient, McPherson’s has partnered with New Zealand Deer Milk Cosmetics Ltd and has spent the last six years focusing on R&D of deer milk harvest and new product development with a network of trusted and dedicated farmers to bring a proven, premium product to our shelves and out of this research, Kōtia was born.
Founding partner, Graeme Shaw comments, “Our mission here at Kōtia is to provide women across the world the highest quality premium skincare products with proven efficacy for nourishing and hydrating the skin. We’re thrilled to be the first to market a range of skincare products containing deer milk with clinically proven results. The products combine the natural benefits of pure New Zealand deer milk with the scientific goodness of New Zealand active ingredients, which have the potential to transform the world of skincare.”
Kōtia’s range is dermatologically tested and endorsed and includes a Hydrating Day Cream SPF15, Exfoliating Cleansing Milk, Nourishing Cream Mask, Regenerating Night Cream, Brightening Eye Cream, Rejuvenating Serum and a Revitalising Hand & Nail Cream.
I have been lucky enough to test these products out over the past couple of weeks and I love them. They are very gentle on your skin and have a beautiful, natural, creamy scent. My skin is so soft and hydrated after using the cleansing milk and moisturising cream and the products are gentle enough to use on my eczema-prone skin without irritating. My favourite product in the range is the hand cream, which absorbs quickly into your skin and leaves your hands feeling so soft and subtle all day long.
To find out more about Kōtia and their story or to purchase any of their beautiful new products you can visit their website here.