Take a look at what people are saying about Kōaka's hemp based bodycare. Hemp to heal the people, hemp to heal the Earth. We love to hear from customers! Please feel free to send us your reviews and comments - and thank you so much for choosing Kōaka!
Pharmacy Staff Reviews
"During lockdown I came down with stress-related rosacea. I tried various prescription-strength creams and even resorted to taking an oral steroid in prednisone. Nothing worked. Then I remembered I had a sample of the Kōaka moisturising serum and remembered Brendon talking about its anti-inflammatory properties. I applied it to my face at night for three nights in a row and the rosacea was gone. I couldn’t believe it. Now I just use the serum sporadically when I get a flare-up as it calms my skin straight away. You’ve converted me!"
- Rachel, Pharmacy Owner, Ashburton
‘I suffer with psoriasis on my scalp, it was very persistent and I had tried all sorts of typical treatment options. Aleshia recommended that I try the solid shampoo and moisturising serum. I used the shampoo and then dried my hair. Put some of the moisturising serum on my fingertips and dabbed it on the affected areas of my scalp. It really reduced the inflammation and itching and the plaques were softened and came away easily. It worked so well!’
-Jo (Pharmacy Retail) , Hawera, Taranaki
"I had a gentleman in our pharmacy with the most severe facial eczema I'd ever seen. He had been using steroid creams that were prescribed by his doctor and was not seeing any improvement. He was willing to try anything to help his situation so he left the pharmacy with a tub of Kōaka Healing Balm. Two weeks later he returned to buy another tub of Healing Balm. His eczema has improved so much, it was amazing to see the difference."
- Dianne, Taranaki
- Rachel, New Plymouth
Incredible results after treating face wound with Healing Balm.
"I suffered from severe dermatitis and broken skin of the hands. SO bad that even bending fingers or performing simple tasks would cause skin to break and weep. I had tried steroid creams, moisturisers and had many skin specialist appointments. I was desperate to try anything! I can’t believe the difference the healing balm has made. I took Aleshia’s advice and used the Healing Balm under cotton gloves at night and then applied topically four times during the day. After 24 hours there was a noticeable difference and after about a week of using Kōaka Healing Balm my hands are feeling so much healthier and less swelling, itchiness and pain."
- Kane, New Plymouth
"My 4 year old daughter has had issues with bad eczema since she was a few months old. We have tried A LOT of different products including regular specialist appointments. We tried Kōaka during lockdown and her eczema is basically all gone. I would highly recommend this product especially if you have small children. No itchiness."
- Laura, New Plymouth
Severe Dermatitis Healed With Healing Balm.
"Healing balm is magic! Had an incredibly painful thermal burn on my wrist a couple of weeks back was blistering up after 4 hours! I’ve applied your healing balm 3 times a day for 10 days and it’s all gone and no scar to be seen. Love it! 🙌🏽💫"
- Renee Franks, Christchurch
"My five year old has suffered from eczema flare ups all of her life. We have tried many different creams and nothing has ever seemed to help her. I can’t believe the results on her eczema after using healing balm. After applying twice a day for just two days her eczema was dramatically diminished and wasn’t bothering her. In a week it was gone completely. Thank you so much for making this product. We have been using it on everything now from dry skin to spider bites. Every household needs this!"
- Stephanie, Taranaki
“The healing balm is next-level good, I've used it on cuts, itchy-bites and dry skin to the point where I felt comfortable putting it all over my face when I developed extra dry skin from the change of season, it leaves your skin hydrated, smooth and noticeably less red/irritated. I tend to switch between the Kōaka Hemp Oil and Kōaka Healing Balm depending on what I feel my skin needs - but usually it's one or the other every day to maintain healthy-looking skin - would recommend to anyone 💚"
- Jordan, Auckland
Contact Dermatitis Healed With Healing Balm.
"Kōaka's natural Healing Balm treated the contact dermatitis that appeared under my armpits in just over a week! I stopped applying my natural deodorant and applied Healing Balm twice a day until the rash had completely disappeared. I was so pleased with the results."
- Alexia, Christchurch
"I used the healing balm on a blister which had broken the skin. Because of the place it was on my finger it could never heal properly. After using the balm for 24-hours the redness went and it started healing. I swear by the healing balm. I use it pretty much every day on my ring finger also as I get contact dermatitis and it keeps the irritation away by using the balm."
- Trudi, New Plymouth
"The hemp seed oil is one of the best I've used. 100% natural, made in NZ and very affordable. Highly recommend!"
Blister healed after just 24-hours of applying Healing Balm.
“Our family has just started using both the healing balm and the lip healer. We are really loving both products, in particular the healing balm. It’s ideal for itchy bites and cuts/grazes and we have found it wonderful for nappy rash on our daughter. We look forward to trying more products.”
- Cerise, New Plymouth
"Bathroom staple everyone should invest in (Hemp Seed Oil Moisturising Serum). I have the world's WORST chapped lips and it's like a magic healing potion. Also been using it on my new tattoo and it seems to work a treat on that too."
- Amber, Auckland
"I love this oil, it's my "go to". Thanks Kōaka!"
- Annabel, Timaru
Deep slice in hand treated with Healing Balm every night for just 12 days.
"Yesterday I got ridiculously sunburnt. I needed to put something on it last night. Reached for my Kōaka oil. Took the redness and heat out of it... Brilliant!"
- Anita, Christchurch
"I started using this for the psoriasis I had on my eyelids and then migrated to the rest of my face. Can honestly say it has changed my life! I've been using hydrocortisone for years with no prevail and such thin skin that would tear. Kōaka has been the only thing to keep my psoriasis away and eyelids free of pain! So thank you very much for formulating Kōaka."
- Beauty By Frost, Christchurch
"I just re-pierced my ears with my earring... It was sooo sore so I put heaps of Kōaka oil on my ears and it instantly stopped hurting?! So thankful!"
- Kerri, Christchurch
Perioral dermatitis treated with Kōaka Moisturising Serum twice daily for ten days.
"Hey guys, just wanted to say thanks for this product. I've had a lot of issues with my face of late, redness, itchy, inflammation etc, and spent so much money trying different skincare ranges etc which just made it worse. Pharmacist in Hamilton sold me this on Tuesday and by Thursday I was back there thanking him, my face had cleared up so much, absolutely amazing, even he was surprised by the difference! Total convert"
- Jess, Hamilton
"It’s such a good product. It’s not like other oils that sit on top of my face, it gets absorbed into my skin very fast. Highly recommend"
- Kelly, Christchurch
"I just wanted to say your natural deodorant is amazing!! I have just finished my first one after 4 months! Unreal! Talk about value for money. I love the fact that there is no alcohol to block pores and kill the microbiome within the armpit and no aluminium so there's no neurotoxins absorbing in through the skin. Wow! Big fan!"
- Aaron, Christchurch
Another case of perioral dermatitis treated with Kōaka Moisturising Serum. Patient used aqueous cream as a face wash and nothing else on skin over the course of 3 weeks.
"Hey, I just want to let you know the oil has been working wonders for my skin! Love it thanks!!"
- Bella, Christchurch
"Best stuff ever, legit my lifesaver for these pimples!"
- Hannah, Christchurch
"I started using Kōaka for dandruff problems and after the first couple of nights of rubbing it into my hair after showering, I noticed a significant difference in the amount of dandruff that has been reduced, I would 100% recommend this product, straight up is the bees knees"
- Joe, Christchurch