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Blogger Kate Hall lives and breathes ethical living. Here she answers some of your questions about how to live a greener existence.

Q. What’s your favourite waste-free face moisturiser? – Kate Bellile

I’ve tried many face moisturisers in the past and have narrowed it down to two favourites.

My first love was Au Natural Skinfood. The cream has a neutral smell, comes in a metal tin and can be refilled. The ingredients are natural and ethically sourced in New Zealand. I have also started using the Agnes & Me Face Cream, made in Auckland by a very passionate woman who totally walks the walk when it comes to waste-free beauty products. The face moisturiser comes in a recyclable glass jar and also contains natural New Zealand ingredients. The Agnes & Me Face Cream smells beautiful, like rose and almond oil.

Both of these face moisturisers are New Zealand-made, waste-free and great for your skin. It simply depends what style container and scent you prefer.

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Canvas Magazine

This is what beauty editor Tracey Strange wrote about our Face Cream in the New Zealand Herald’s Canvas magazine:

As big beauty companies race to come up with evermore futuristic-sounding innovations (stem-cell technology? DNA makeup? wipe-on wrinkle relaxers?), it’s nice to know that somebrands are keeping things simple.

Great-looking skin requires neither obsession nor fortune. And while research shows that with maturity, we are more likely to admire ourselves more for our competence and less for our attractiveness to others, no one is immune to the spirit-lifting buzz of a compliment.

Wanting to look good is not only reasonable, it’s healthy. Enter Agnes & Me. The brainchild of former nurse Deirdre Doran, the boutique natural range is made by hand in Auckland’s Titirangi and sold online at agnesandme.co.nz

The products smell great, nourish the skin and lift the senses. Try Agnes & Me Face Cream ($45), a well-formulated moisturiser that is simple but hardly basic.