Our Ingredients

Soothing on your skin and gentle on the environment, our skin and body care range is dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin. 

Our products are formulated using New Zealand Sheep milk, Active 16+ Manuka honey and local natural ingredients.

Our incredible New Zealand ingredients

Sheep milk
Contains all nine of the essential amino acids, riboflavin, and folic acid, leaving your skin soft, glowing, balanced, and revitalised. It contains lactic acid that acts as a natural and gentle exfoliate that is exceptionally soothing and comforting to those with dry and sensitive skin. Find out more about New Zealand sheep milk

New Zealand Sheep Milk

Active 16+ Manuka honey
Is a natural humectant effectively holding in moisture. This combined with its micro-exfoliating and anti-inflammatory properties, to help decrease local inflammation, leaves your skin hydrated and healthy. Manuka honey nourishes while providing antibacterial action offering protection to your skin. Find out more about Manuka honey

We have ground rules for non-toxic beauty products.

A walk down the supermarket aisles shows that the word ‘natural’ is often loosely used in marketing and does not mean that a product is non-toxic and free from nasty synthetic chemicals. Even products that say Paraben Free or SLS Free may be substituting these more notorious ingredients with less known, but just as harmful chemicals.

The Good Stuff

Our products are New Zealand Made, PeTA Approved, Pregnancy Safe and Dermatologically Tested. We do our best to ensure that your body is safe, your family is safe and no animals are harmed in the name of beauty. 

Our Sabelle™ products are FREE of:

  • Parabens
  • BPA (Bisphenol A)
  • Phthalates
  • Palm Oil
  • MIT (Methylisothiazolinone)
So, what about these “nasties” in other products?

We avoid putting these common additives into our products to protect our bodies from the negative effects that they can have.

Parabens are a group of chemical preservatives that are widely used in cosmetic products. From commercially available moisturisers, shampoos, and serums to creams, lotions, and toothpastes – almost all cosmetic products contain parabens. Parabens prevent the growth of bacteria and mold in the product. Products containing parabens can last for months and even years.

The most used parabens include:

  • Butylparaben
  • Isobutylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Methylparaben
  • Ethylparaben

BPA (bisphenol A) is a chemical that is added to many commercial products, including food containers and hygiene products. BPA is an endocrine disruptor. It can imitate the body’s hormones, and it can interfere with the production, secretion, transport, action, function, and elimination of natural hormones. BPA can behave in a similar way to oestrogen and other hormones in the human body.

Phthalates are a family of industrial chemicals used to soften polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic and as solvents in cosmetics and other consumer products.  They can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs, and reproductive system.

Palm oil is a globally traded agricultural commodity that is used in 50 percent of all consumer goods, from lipstick and packaged food to body lotion and biofuels. Used in approximately half of the products on supermarket shelves, palm oil imports to the U.S. have jumped 485% in the last decade.  This increase has pushed palm oil cultivation into the rainforests  making this crop one of the key causes of rainforest destruction around the globe. Approximately 85 percent of palm oil is grown in the tropical countries of Indonesia, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea (PNG) on industrial plantations that have severe impacts on the environment, forest peoples and the climate. 

Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is a preservative that is found in a wide array of liquid cosmetics, personal care products and cleaning products on today’s market. Its function is to inhibit the growth of bacteria Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).  It is an effective preservative especially when paired with methylisothiazolinone (MI). In high concentrations it can be a skin irritant and even cause chemical burns. 

Source: Rainforest Action Network. (n.d). Palm oil fact sheet. https://www.ran.org/palm_oil_fact_sheet/