Karen Murrell :: Press: Mindfood Article :: EcoCert Certified

By: Karen Murrell  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Organic Skincare

Mindfood Magazine December 2009

Karen Murrell is the founder and creator of an eponymous skincare and make-up range. With a proven track record in the health and beauty sector, Murrell has created an exquisite range of certified organic skincare and natural lipsticks.

What was the inspiration for starting your own certified organic skincare and natural make-up range?

"Color, life and personality. I wanted to create a range that inspired beauty. Not a traditional natural beauty product. Having an international organic certification and being able to stand proudly and equally on the international market was a personal driving force. Being the first New Zealand beauty house to be awarded this honour was a magnificent start!"

"A cosmetic and makeup range that combines aesthetic appeal and outstanding quality with a conscience."

How long has the range been in the making?

"18 months and I have loved every minute!"

Were there any major obstacles you had to overcome?

How does your packaging align with your environmentally friendly ethos?

What synthetic ingredients are your products free from?

"All the nasties! Mineral oils, paraben preservatives, artificial colorants, TEA and petrochemicals."

Tamanu oil features often in your skincare range. What is it and what is its benefit?

"Calophyllum inophyllum is extra precious oil. Grown in Polynesia, this little wonder of an oil encourages new tissue, accelerates wound healing and the growth of new skin. I fell in love with the history of this oil and the stories of healing and happiness."

Keywords: Organic Skincare

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Karen Murrell :: Press: M2Woman Interview March 2010 :: EcoCert Certified

Made with intoxicating ylang ylang essential oil, salt flakes to slough rough skin, oatmeal to polish and hydrate, and the afore-mentioned tamanu oil, it smells gorgeous, and leaves your skin smooth and glowing. They also contain a nature's medicine chest of honey, beeswax, delicious essential oils, and tamanu oil, the latest anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory superstar from the Pacific Islands.


Karen Murrell :: Press: Viva Interview March 2010 :: EcoCert Certified

She's been in the beauty game all her adult life, heading from university to the cosmetic counter at Smith & Caughey and in 2002 she co-founded and came up with the formulations for Skinfood, a pioneering natural range that found its way on to supermarket shelves here and in Britain.