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I had read about Margaret as a fourteen year old girl, wolfing down fashion magazines with abandon.
Since it's creation, HEMA has reigned as the original oil-based skincare range.
Hema began formulating her own products to nurture the often overloaded complexions she was seeing. She is known for transforming the most compromised skins to glowing health.
"I finally had my first facial with Margaret Hema. She is really magical! Always loved the products. Love her more!"
Sir Jon Trimmer
I've been using your products for many years, and still love them. Each night after performance I use your cleansing oil to remove my makeup, then rinse my face with warm water. Once dry I put another layer of oil on my skin, then gently pat it with tissue to remove the excess. Truly my skin glows. At 75 years and still performing the use of your products keeps my skill in excellent condition.
Thank you so much.
Out and About with
That's the thing about Hema, it's all very soothing with every component of the process putting you at ease.
Rosemary, Lady Southgate
7 March 2014
I have had the pleasure of being a client of Margaret Hema’s since 1986. Hema is my product of choice because it keeps my skin feeling like silk.
The Kiwi Diary 2013
by Freda Wells, Kiwi Diary
“Word of mouth” - a holy grail in the world of the marketer and brand strategist, yet a phenomenon that renders them both redundant. And so it is by word of mouth that I’m made aware of Margaret Hema and her amazing facials...
Out & About with Maily
The Dominion Post
Walking into a beautiful heritage building on Courtenay Place, Margaret's new salon is perfectly at home. Once you walk through her door, it's just like her old room but even more magical.
Excerpt from Fashion Quarterly
Features Writer, Megan Bedford
The humble pink room in a CBD office building belies the luxury nature of titian-haired wonderwoman Hema's treatments.
Annabel McAleer - Good Magazine
26 October 2010
....And if there's one New Zealander to go to for a facial massage treatment, it's Margaret Hema.
The Dominion Post
12 May 2010
Since she first developed her range in the early 1990s oil-based products have begun to flood onto the market. Hema Facial Cleansing Oil has been around since 1997.
Out & About with Teresa
The Dominion Post
18 August 2010
Margaret assessed my skin and was insightful and knowledgeable, and most of all honest. She has a philosophy on how skin should be treated, which is like a beautiful fabric. I had to agree her theories on skincare all made sense.
9 November 2009
...Margaret wanted to make the experience a “deeply spiritual one” by being lead by a Powhiri - a Maori ceremonial welcome.
Harper's Bazaar Dubai
Her Philosophy "My thinking has always been that skin should be treated like beautiful fabric."
Woman & Home
"What's good about this facial? Everything! My skin felt wonderfully smooth, my eyes were lifted, de-puffed and de-creased. No facial has ever done so much for my confidence!"
About Town in Wellington - Sunday Star Times
29 June 2008
"The creator of the Hema organic skincare range and an 'intelligent' facialist for more than 20 years, Margaret hand blends her oils, 10 bottles at a time, from a secret recipe at her salon in the heart of Wellington."
Wellington Filmmaker. Arts Foundation Laureate
"I am very careless with 'beauty-regimes' but splashing Hema oils on my face every morning for more than a year now has vastly improved my skin. I love it - and it's as safe as houses - especially around the eyes."
"With a bit of attention and the right products, Hema skin care makes all the difference and takes facial skin to a whole new level."
Easy Living UK
"New from New Zealand's resident skincare guru Margaret Hema - Hema Quintessential Oil."
Deputy Beauty Editor Tatler
"...A new beauty heroine, Kiwi Facialist Margaret Hema..."
Elijah Wood, Actor
"May her products transcend her homeland and find their way to the rest of the world."
Personal Trainer on Lord of the Rings
November 14, 2000
I was introduced to Margaret Hema through my work on the film 'Lord of the Rings' while on location in Wellington, New Zealand. And now, all I use on my face are her products.
Miranda Otto, Actress
I really like Margaret's range of skincare because its fresh, natural and smells delicious. Its also great that it is such a simple compact range. If you are ever in Wellington you should treat yourself and drop in and be pampered by Margaret Hema herself.
Beauty Editor, Vogue Australia
"The range will be limited to the existing seven products because as she says; 'why change something that works?'".
British Empire Magazine
"...fondest memories of New Zealand facials by Margaret Hema and her products."
Wellbeing Editor & Beauty Writer
"Margaret Hema offers a natural alternative for glowing hydrated skin."
UK based Makeup Artist & Hair Designer
Oscar & BAFTA award winner for Lord of the Rings
"HEMA makes your skin feel like velvet."
Founding Publisher, Lucire
"...In my experience, Margaret Hema is the best facialist in the business."
Sir Jon Trimmer
Royal New Zealand Ballet
Wellington, NZ, 2006
(Sir Jon has been using this product for well over a decade)
"The facial cleansing oil feels like gossamer on my skin."
Deputy Beauty Editor, Tatler
"...HEMA, awarded an unusually unheard of 10 out of 10."