What products best suit my skin type?
Acne Prone Skin
  • Anti-Acne Oil
  • Avocado Deluxe Cream
  • Cleansing Facial Steam
  • Honey Facial Mask
  • Hydrating Cleansing Lotion
  • Lemon Dew Toner
  • Rejuvenating Day Lotion
  • Renew Exfoliator
  • Silky Eye Cream
Do you suffer from enlarged pores, regular breakouts or oily T-Zone? Beware! Excessive cleansing can over-stimulate the skin producing more oil as compensation. Recommendation: Gently cleanse and tone twice daily, moisturizer in the morning and allow the skin to breathe at night. Treatments like Cleansing Facial Steam; Renew Exfoliator or Honey Facial Mask 1-2 times per week will be of great benefit.


Oily to Normal Skin

  • Avocado Deluxe Cream
  • Cream Skin Cleanser
  • Facial Oil
  • Honey Facial Mas
  • Hydrating Cleansing Lotion
  • Lemon Dew Toner
  • Rejuvenating Day Lotion
  • Renew Exfoliator
  • Silky Eye Cream
Does your skin appear uneven in tone with some enlarged pores and occasional breakouts? Adopting a twice-daily ritual of cleansing, toning and moisturising will assist in minimizing these conditions. Recommendation: A light day cream and a slightly richer night cream will provide the right balance of hydration for your skin type.


Normal to Dry Skin

  • Avocado Deluxe Moisturizer
  • Chamomile Moisturizer
  • Cream Skin Cleanser
  • Elderflower Night Cream
  • Facial Oil
  • Honey Facial Mask
  • Hydrating Cleansing Lotion
  • Rejuvenating Day Lotion
  • Renew Exfoliator
  • Rose Dew Toner
  • Rosehip Elite Cream
  • Silky Eye Cream
Have you noticed your skin sometimes feels tight and dry? Maybe dull in appearance with varying pore size? It is very important to cleanse, tone and nourish your skin daily. Our lightest moisturizer in the range is Rejuvenating Day Lotion. Chamomile Moisturizer is ideal if you prefer something slightly richer. Elderflower Night Cream or Rosehip Elite Cream will provide maximum hydration at night.


Mature Skin

  • Cream Skin Cleanser
  • Hydrating Cleansing Lotion
  • Rose Dew Toner
  • Chamomile Moisturizer
  • Elderflower Night Cream
  • Rosehip Elite Cream
  • Facial Oil
  • Silky Eye Cream
  • Honey Facial Mask
  • Renew Exfoliator
As your skin matures are you experiencing the feeling of tightness and dryness and possibly surface capillaries? Are you sensing a loss of elasticity and suppleness? As we mature, our skin needs moisture-rich creams to continually replenish and feed skin cells. Our recommendation is Chamomile Moisturizer for day and Elderflower Night Cream before bed. Rosehip Elite Cream can be used morning and/or night if preferred.


Sensitive Skin

Due to the nature of our creams we feel that everything in our range is suitable for sensitive skin. Depending on the type or reason for your skin's sensitivity we recommend that you patch test all products before you use them. Every ingredient is listed alongside each product we sell apart from our Essential Oil Blends. Please feel free to contact us if you have any further queries.  

How to do a Patch Test?
  • To patch test creams, lotions, oils, scrubs and soaps.
  • Essential oils should be diluted with carrier oil first, for adults dilute 2 drops essential oil with 5ml carrier oil.
  • Testing is usually done on the inner part of your arm or wrist. Face products are usually tested on your neck area.
  • Make sure the testing area is clean.
  • Apply a small amount of the product to your testing area. Leave it for 24 hours do not wash it off (or get it wet in any way).
  • Monitor the spot to see if any irritation occurs, rashes, redness and soreness, stinging or swelling on the spot.
  • If you experience any reaction, gently wash the product off with mild soap and water. If a more serious reaction occurs, see your doctor.
  • If you do not experience any reaction such as itching, redness or swelling, after 48 hours, the product should be safe for you to use.
Is it true that mass-produced skin-care can contain up to 80% water?

Yes, sadly.  Viola Organics New Zealand is registered to the Special CChem-website and has researched formulations created by other manufacturers. The large majority use around 80% water then build from there. Compare this to smaller boutique and organic manufacturers who use on average less than 20% water.

What are parabens, why should they be avoided?

Parabens are a collection of synthetic chemicals used as preservatives and anti-bacterial ingredients in a huge number of skincare products. Research has proved they are dangerous for many reasons but mainly disrupting hormones, causing irritations and being found accumulated in cancer tumors’.

Will your deodorants stop perspiration?

A. Our range (bicarbonate and roll-on) is designed as deodorants only, not antiperspirants. It is not deemed healthy to block the pores to avoid perspiration and this can only be achieved with the use of synthetic chemicals.

 
I have developed tiny white lumps on my cheeks, what is causing this?

It is possible you are applying too much moisturizer. Our creams are very concentrated and only need to be applied sparingly. Also, we recommend the use of a toner to remove any build-up and clear the pores, which may help prevent this.

I see you use Palm Oil in two of your products – why?

There are many providers of Palm Oil who do not destroy Rain forest to grow their crops. Viola only purchases Fair Trade and Organic Certified Palm Oil. We can guarantee these suppliers are both Rain Forest Alliance certified and are assessed and certified as meeting the requirements of RSPO Principals & Criteria (2007) for Sustainable Palm Oil Production - Columbia. Palm oil is a wonderful skincare ingredient and we will continue to use it so long as it meets these guidelines.

 
What if the front label says “made with Organic ingredients” should this be trusted?

There appears to be an over-use of the terms ‘organic’, ‘ natural’, ‘ eco-friendly’ and ‘green’ these days. It can be very confusing to understand just what is in a product. Don’t rely on the label to tell you a product is safe, ALWAYS read the ingredients list on the back.

So what is the difference between Organic, Natural and Organic Certified ingredients?

Natural and Organic may still mean synthetic or unsafe ingredients. Organic Certified means that the end product/ingredient has been processed without coming into contact with any synthetic chemicals from start to finish (from the ground to the jar).

 
Do Viola Organics use any NANO ingredients?

No. Organic Certification means that our inclusion of any ingredient must meet strict guidelines. NANO particles are not permitted and neither is GMO.