The Key Ingredients in
Ao Skincare Products

Pure New Zealand Artesian Water

Water is the primary ingredient in moisturizers. Ours is sourced from one of the purest places on earth; an aquifer beneath the ancient Kauri forests in the lush far north of New Zealand.

Originating in Antarctica, it is driven up by powerful polar winds, passing over the Southern Ocean until it reaches New Zealand, where it is swept over the snow capped Alps.

Traveling further North, it falls to the ground as rain over virgin native Kauri forest, sinking deeply through the layers of mineral channels until reaching a network of pristine underground streams.

Ingredient used in:   #1 Prepare    #2 Fortify    #3 Protect    #4 Restore    #5 Repair    #6 Rewind





Cyathea Cumingii (NZ Tree Fern) Leaf Extract  

A pulp obtained from the young fronds of one of New Zealand’s native tree ferns that has an elastic-like composition, which assists in tightening the skin.

Ingredient used in:   #2 Fortify    #4 Restore    #5 Repair





Bakuchiol (Vitamin A Substitute) 

Extracted from psoralea corylifolia seeds (commonly known as the Babchi plant), Bakuchiol has the anti-aging benefits of Retinol (Vitamin A) without the side effects of photosensitivity and skin irritation.

Ingredient used in:   #5 Repair    #6 Rewind






An extract from the heartwood of the New Zealand native Totara tree, this powerful nature-sourced antioxidant helps fight oxidative stress and free-radical damage to the skin. No trees are ever harmed in the harnessing of this extract to create our skin care.

Ingredient used in:   #1 Prepare    #2 Fortify    #3 Protect    #4 Restore





Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil

A clear antimicrobial oil derived from the seeds of the native New Zealand flax plant. This ultra-hydrator soothes and calms the skin.

Ingredient used in:   #1 Prepare    #2 Fortify    #3 Protect    #4 Restore 





Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwifruit) Seed Oil

Derived from the seed of the kiwifruit, this extract has a high concentration of Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) that helps to maintain moisture in the skin.

Ingredient used in:   #1 Prepare    #2 Fortify    #4 Restore





Manuka Honey

A natural bioactive ingredient, medical-grade Manuka honey has antimicrobial properties, draws moisture into the skin, nourishes and encourages rapid tissue repair.

Ingredient used in:   
#2 Fortify    #3 Protect    #5 Repair 






A protective natural substance found in New Zealand wool, this ultra-high grade hypoallergenic Lanolin has excellent emollient and hydrating properties. A breathable barrier that softens and helps the skin to retain its natural moisture – pure Lanolin is an effective alternative to petroleum products.

Ingredient used in:   #3 Protect    #5 Repair



"My skin felt soothed, nourished, and hydrated. After a few weeks of use I actually noticed a difference in my very dry skin. I do think it is worth the investment."


“This retinal product is having a magical effect. My skin is more radiant, feels silky but firm, and I can already see a reduction in surface lines.”


"If you're looking to amp up your skin care routine, Ao Skincare's Cold Processed serum is one of our faves. Manuka honey provides moisture retention, while the 3 vitamins firm the skin."