Re: by nature from New Zealand First Impressions & Review

While continuing my search for all natural and minimalist skincare products, I came across 2 by nature face masks tucked away at the bottom shelf of Winners’s bath/body section. There were loads of skincare products in the section categorized as ‘all natural’. I could, and if I’m being honest, I did spend about an hour picking up products, reading the labels and putting them down because they were just not what I was looking for. The masks from by nature stood out because of their ingredients lists.

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I chose to go with the Nourishing & Refining Face Mask infused with manuka honey, rosehip oil, hyaluronic acid, argan oil, and aloe vera, and enriched with collagen. Reading the ingredients for the mask I noticed that it also has witchhazel, coconut oil, glycerin and other ingredients known for their healthy skin benefits. This face mask is a sheet mask, packaged individually (there are 5 in the package) with a plastic outer layer to peel once you put the mask on your face. There’s a lot of the serum on each sheet mask. Other bloggers thought that there was a lot of serum on the sheet masks, which made the face masks a little too damp for them but I didn’t mind it. I used the excess serum on my neck.

IMG_6763.jpgWithin a few minutes I felt my skin tingle. Not in a bad burning sensation, more gentle than that. The sheet mask also smelled fresh (a nice bonus!). After 10 minutes I took the sheet mask off and let my face absorb the serum for about 2  more minutes  before gently washing my face with some water. I patted my face dry with a face towel, feeling pretty damn good with the results. My skin felt smooth and supple (*cue the generic skincare TV commercial smile pose).

Overall, my first impression of this product is positive. I tried using it at night and in the morning. Both times of the day worked well for me, meaning I had consistent results. It was also only $7.99 + tax for 5 sheet masks, if you do the math it’s around $1.80/sheet mask; a pretty good deal for a good quality product. The downside? Skincare products from by nature, is not ubiquitous (yet!) The company is based in New Zealand, and even though the company website states that some retailers in North America (e.g. Walmart, TJ Maxx and Marshalls) carry their products they are not available in all store locations (and have varying inventory if by chance they did carry the brand). You can buy their products online (flat rate shipping fee is $15 for orders under $100 USD), but I’m not entirely sure if I would like the products enough to pay the additional shipping fee knowing that there are only a couple of other products I would like to try.

Now, would I recommend this product? I would recommend this product if you’re looking for something inexpensive and all natural. Consistency has a lot of weight when I recommend products, so I really appreciate that the face masks did a great job with giving me consistent results. I’m going to have my eyes peeled whenever I come to Winners or Marshalls for their skincare products (specifically for the face)!

Have you tried any by nature skincare products? Share with us your experiences by leaving a comment below!






P.S. I tried a homemade turmeric mask and actually broke out a few days later. It was highly recommended online but it just wasn’t the mask for me. Perhaps, it was a cleansing mask? Having said that, PLEASE do your research before trying homemade masks. Some might work for your skin far better than others.


8 thoughts on “Re: by nature from New Zealand First Impressions & Review

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    1. Hello Dorothy! 🙂 I finally finished my last mask packet from the box. Overall, I really liked the serum’s formula that sheet masks were soaked in. The sheets were definitely drenched with it so you get a good amount and then some. It worked really well for me! Thank you for asking 🙂

  2. I found those masks today at my local Marshall’s. I went with the Moisturizing Face Mask with Coconut Oil to help with my dry skin in certain places on my face. I am excited to try them after I read your review. I was hesitant at first to purchase them after I see they are imported from New Zealand. I hate when I start loving an international product and cannot find them in the USA. I hope Marshall’s will continue to have some instock for the for the future.

    1. Hi Keisha! Thank you for reading my review. 🙂 Feel free to let me know how it went! I’d love to hear your experiences. Also, I think that the stocks in Marshalls and Winners might be on rotation depending on demand. I was looking for this face cream from another product made in New Zealand that I fell in love with and they had it in stock recently again!

  3. Carol wilson

    Bought vitamin c and collagen mask by nature from New Zealand at Walmart yesterday. I was a little hesitant to use and did not really expect big results. However, was I ever WRONG!!!!! LOVED this mask and will definitely buy more and continue to use. How often should I use this mask in order to get maximum results?

    1. Hey Carol! That’s awesome! 🙂 I’m glad you had a good experience with the by nature from New Zealand mask. I tend to do 2 masks per week: 1 detox and 1 hydration/repair. So you could substitute the 2nd mask for the Vit C & Collagen. Try using it in the evening to get the most of it since Vit C diminishes a lot quickly while under the sun. You could getaway with 2x a week but it totally depends on your skin so just observe how it is reacting with the mask over 4-8 week period. Hope that help!! 🙂

  4. Kimi Eye

    Thank you for the review. A couple years ago I bought the Charcoal Purifying Cleanser at a TJ Maxx. Uhmayzing! For years I would have random breakouts but after using this product it stopped. The 5 oz bag lasted for about a year and a half (a little goes a long way) but sadly I haven’t found it in store since. I have however found other By Nature products, specifically lotions, and I’m happy with them. I finally decided last night to order replenishment from New Zealand. This cleansing gel is so good it’s definitely worth the $15-$17 shipping!

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