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Mother Nature created a magical ingredient that protects the New Zealand Totara Tree for thousands of years.

​Even after the totara tree has fallen, it still lives on.

It’s called Bioactive Totarol™, and it’s a 100% natural organic ingredient for the people and animals of this world to benefit from.

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Bioactive Totarol.

Bioactive Totarol™ is a 100% natural organic NZ ingredient.

It is a uniquely New Zealand product that has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It is sustainably sourced from the heartwood of recycled Totara trees.

Bioactive Totarol™ presently has applications worldwide in personal care products, human health and animal health, and is manufactured as a raw ingredient and used by brands in finished products – L’Oréal, Kiehl’s, Jurlique & Red Seal to name just a few.

This magical ingredient is proven to be stable, nontoxic and sustainable making it an effective and desirable application in both the human and animal health industry. Due to its broad-spectrum abilities and no side effects, Totarol™ has the ability to replace current antibiotics, fight superbugs and has proven to prohibit resistance build-up. Which is why it is justifiably a unique super ingredient with far reaching powers and immense potential.

Totarol™ is the future in health.

The science behind Bioactive Totarol™ is extensive and rigourous. Years of testing has shown a highly effective natural and organic product, capable of many uses in human and animal health.

To read more about what we have done in this area plus access specific documentation relevant to your needs, please contact us.


We already have a number of products in the market by a number of different brands, all with varying applications and uses.

The back story

The New Zealand Natural Products Story.

New Zealand is blessed to have vast amounts of natural products that have been harnessed for the healthcare market. Totarol is one of them and we are fortunate to be part of a growing sector in this country of which the world can benefit from.

History lesson.

Fascination with the hardy Totara tree goes back hundreds of years when the early Maori settlers searched out a robust material for building their Whares (houses) and Waka’s (boats). But it wasn’t until 1994 when a team of kiwi scientists discovered the secret substance that protects the Totara tree for thousands of years. Deep in the heartwood they found Totarol™.



Seeing the immense potential of this incredibly potent organic ingredient, our company was created and we developed a novel, patented, supercritical extraction process to produce Totarol in its purest form.



Innovation is at the very core of the business. In recent years we have developed delivery systems and synergistic compounds to work with Totarol™. This has allowed the company to produce antibiotic replacements in animal and human health products; in some cases many times more potent than penicillin.

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Bioactive Totarol™ is a highly effective, sustainable antioxidant and free radical destroyer - both of which are extremely important in skincare and anti-ageing products. Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing premature aging among other things. They develop from environmental occurrences like pollution and sun exposure, meaning they are almost unavoidable. Bioactive Totarol™ is also very effective within a wide pH range and against acne-causing bacteria. Overall, Bioactive Totarol™ has versatility and effectiveness, making it a highly reliable natural super ingredient to enhance any personal care product.


Over the last four years the Totarol team have developed an innovative new skincare range, utilising Bioactive Totarol in higher dosages then ever used in cosmetics before. The range is combined with the world’s best clean and natural ingredients, making them a powerhouse of actives that are designed to deliver effective results to all sorts of skin types.


Initial trials and scientific results are proving to be extremely positive, and highlighting how efficacious Bioactive Totarol™ really is.


These revolutionary new brands are set to launch in the second half of 2022.


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