Snowberry was born of necessity – as founder and cosmetician Soraya Hendesi expresses it: “I was simply unable to find skin care that I felt I could trust.” Soraya was frustrated by the many compromises she saw in conventional skincare, and many “natural products”failed to deliver results and contained potentially harmful nasties.

Unable to find the pure but active skin care she wanted for herself, Soraya set out to create something entirely new – skin care that would make no compromises and deliver results, yet she could trust to be gentle and safe for sensitive skin. Free from nasties and free from animal testing.

“Snowberry is not just a skincare brand, it is an expression of my life. We carefully selectthe best ingredients that New Zealand nature has to offer, but I realized that without science, you can’t make the most of nature. So after years of research, we found the perfect balance of nature and science, to deliver results while still being safe for your skin. And at the same time, ensure we are taking care of the planet in everything that we do”.


New Zealand Skin Care

Snowberry skin care was born in the remote, mountainous South Pacific Islands of New Zealand, or Aotearoa as it was named by the Maori.

A land of pristine lakes, soaring snow-capped mountains, lush rainforests and nutrient-rich soil, New Zealand is a place that boasts far more than its share of natural wonders.

Here Soraya established the Snowberry Gardens, a plantation of trees and plants unique to New Zealand’s rain forest.


Soraya’s vision was to bring together the best of nature and science in skincare she could trust to work.

The creation of the world-first peptide delivery systems CuPEP™ and eProlex™ in Snowberry serums is the result of five years of intensive research, proven effective by the only standard accepted by dermatologists – gold standard clinical trial and internationally recognised by The World Congress of Dermatology, and International Journal of Aging Science.

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Beautiful products deserve beautiful packaging

This idea led Snowberry's founder to Internationally renowned, English artist Rob Ryan, who creates extraordinary story-telling art in vibrant colours through his paper-cut wizardry. The 'Snowberry Canvas' provides many moments of delight as you discover the story of Snowberry's beginnings - A girl giving a gift to her mother, Soraya as a child mixing little potions for her mother and grandmother in their gardens. A lady with a lantern, symbolising Soraya's grandmother, who is holding a guiding light. Subtle nods to Snowberry's home of New Zealand, the iconic flora & fauna of the Kiwi & Fantail birds and Silver Fern. Even ingredients sustainably harvested at Snowberry's own gardens appear throughout the canvas.