Bioactive Totarol™, the super ingredient 100 million years in the making.

The Podocarpus Tōtara is a magnificent native tree that's lineage has been thriving in New Zealand for nearly 100 million years. This tree has a secret weapon called Bioactive Totarol™ in its heartwood, making it one of the toughest trees in the forest. This super ingredient helps protect the tree from nasty environmental attacks, allowing it to live for hundreds of years.

Our patented process extracts Bioactive Totarol™ from fallen trees and offcuts - no trees are harmed during the making of byebyebad™. This magic ingredient has potent antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory powers. While the antioxidants help to neutralize free radicals linked to a range of illnesses caused by lifestyle and environmental factors, the anti-inflammatory properties calm and soothe skin when applied topically. As a powerful antimicrobial, Bioactive Totarol™ also creates an environment where bacteria can't survive (but it doesn't harm any other useful microorganisms). This makes it a perfect ingredient to help prevent bacteria build-up on the skin while protecting the natural skin barrier.

We're proud to say that the byebyebad™ range of products is powered by Bioactive Totarol™, the same ingredient that helped the Tōtara Tree survive for all those years.

What makes Bioactive Totarol™ so special

powerful antibacterial

7x more effective than vitamin e

antimicrobial properties

potent antioxidant

100% certified organic

Topical anti-inflammatory

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our all natural ingredients

bioactive totarol™

A potent antibacterial, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound extracted from recycled Tōtara wood. Bioactive Totarol™ has international organic certification and a patented extraction system.

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coco glucoside

Coco glucoside is a natural surfactant that's derived from coconuts. Surfactants are used to reduce the surface tension of liquids and improve the washing process.

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Betaine is a simple, small molecule naturally found in and derived from the sugar beet (Beta vulgaris), from which it gets its name. Betaine has demonstrated anti-inflammatory properties against erythema and skin irritations. It is often used in soaps and skin and hair cleaning products partly for its anti-inflammatory properties.

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echinacea extract

Echinacea contains healthy proteins and oils that can help lock in hydration. It has been shown to improve immunity, blood sugar, anxiety, inflammation and skin health.

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aloe vera

Aloe vera juice is hydrating and soothing. Aloe vera is a rich source of antioxidants and vitamins that helps protect skin.

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hemp seed oil

Moisturizes without clogging your pores and can help to balance out oily skin, while regulating the skin's oil production. Hemp seed oil can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, promote collagen production, and fight the signs of aging.

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sweet fennel oil

Fennel Oil comprises potent anti-inflammatory compounds, which, when used topically, can help to soothe and calm your skin.

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kawakawa leaf extract

Traditionally used by Māori and early settlers to treat ailments, the Kawakawa plant releases oil containing both myristicin and elemicin, delivering anti-inflammatory properties. Kawakawa's antimicrobial and analgesic properties make it helpful for treating infections and reducing inflammation of various skin conditions. Kawakawa is also antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal to support the skin's natural healing - treating infections and reducing inflammation and soothing irritations. Making it ideal for treating skin conditions and for dry or damaged skin.

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Protects skin cells from screen-emitted artificial visible light. Strongly reinforced, the skin is visibly revived and the signs of fatigue disappear in favor of a healthy glow. Derived from Indian Ginseng (Withania somnifera) roots, Energinius® is organic certified and obtained using the innovative NaDES technology. Sourced in Oregon, USA, Withania somnifera is an emblematic plant of Ayurvedic medicine and has been used in traditional medicine for millennia. Energinius® contains amino acids and withanolids; the synergetic action of these two phytochemical families supports its high level of efficacy.

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calendual extract

Often referred to as ‘marigolds’, these vibrant flowers have a long history of use for helping relieve reactive skin and calm inflammation. Now, with a new understanding of the natural water-soluble molecules available, this delicate flower offers potential sources of antioxidants, inflammation reduction, radiance promoting and age lines.

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This potent ingredient blend contains selectively curated New Zealand grown & world star antioxidants - Blackcurrant and Green tea. Combining them with red seaweed and black fern maximises the restoration and protection of the skin via their bold yet different modes of action. Additionally, OceanDerMX® Restore & Protect hallmarks naturally occurring biomimetic peptides and Rhamnose – an essential sugar, naturally occurring in New Zealand red seaweed and Mamaku - Black fern, known to help restore the skin by promoting the expression of collagen IV and procollagen I. Proven benefits: Outstanding detoxifying and antioxidant activity, promotes age defying activities, immediately shields against urban pollution and free radicals, and acts as an incredible moisture retainer.

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