skincare

A fresh approach: mixing science and philosophy into quality skincare

Since graduating with her Bachelor of Science, Jo-anne Day of McGinns Madefresh has had a few careers, but none have been as all-encompassing as being a busy mum and running a cottage industry from the kitchen of her home in Opawa, Christchurch. Her philosophy is to make batch-fresh, local, natural skincare – good honest products that your skin will love, tested only on willing human participants!

Harvesting wild roses – the natural evolution of Fox River Bath Company

Harvesting wild roses – the natural evolution of Fox River Bath Company

Life has been busy of late for Fiona McDonald of the Fox River Bath Company on the South Island’s West Coast. Teaching her child via correspondence school, attending the Co-Starters Business course at Westport, and preparing for markets, along with running not one but two businesses – it’s enough to make her realise it is time to take it back a notch and focus on doing less, but doing it even better.