Aotea was founded in 2017 in New Zealand. They draw inspiration from mātauranga māori (māori knowledge) and this knowledge manifests itself in their stunning range of therapeutic skincare. Aotea is māori name for the Great Barrier Island. This is not only where they are from, but also where they grow the native flora they use (and extract their oils) and spin these into the products in their range. This is all done by their team on their papakāinga (land).