Aotearoa New Zealand, the land of the long white cloud, is known for its pristine waters and stretches of untouched land. It is home to thousands of unique plant species used by the native Maori for centuries to promote skin health and rejuvenation.
In honour of our native traditions, Xtend-Life brings you Kanapa. Inspired by its Maori meaning "be bright, gleaming, glistening", Kanapa is infused with New Zealand native botanicals like Harakeke oil and Mamaku extract to deliver superior radiance helping your skin look its best.
Kanapa can only be found in Xtend-Life skin care products and when combined with other natural actives has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while evening skin tone and texture.
Ingredients in New Zealand Kanapa™
Moringa oil - Moringa oil is an extremely light and easily absorbed oil used for centuries for health and beauty purposes. The moringa tree is also called the ‘Miracle Tree’ and ‘Tree of Life’. Moringa oil is obtained by pressing the seeds of the Moringa oilefera tree to produce a clear, odourless oil packed full of antioxidants to support healing and collagen.
Copherol - This natural form of vitamin E is a valuable antioxidant that supports the skin and helps resist the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the two proteins that keep our skin taut, supple and help it resist the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Phytaminol - The second in our trio of power-packed antioxidants supports the skin’s ability to maintain healthy cells while helping circulation, preserving moisture and supporting healthy inflammation management in the skin.
Astaxanthin - This natural antioxidant is derived from algae and is naturally pink in colour. It helps to manage oxidative damage. When combined with copherol and phytaminol, it helps to manage free radicals and to resist the signs of premature aging.
Harakeke Oil - Harakeke is the Maori (the native people of New Zealand) name for a common New Zealand flax and is one of nature’s super skin hydrators. It is high in linoleic acid (approximately 70%), which forms part of the natural composition of the skin barrier. Adding extra linoleic acid supports the skin’s hydration level. It also includes valuable oleic acid and phytosterols which help to maintain healthy turnover of skin cells.
BioVera™ Oil - This unique plant extract is from the multi-purpose aloe vera plant and is used to assist in hydrating after exposure to sun and other harsh elements. It is also a skin conditioning agent that supports skin health and relieves skin irritation.
Mamaku extract - Mamaku is a Native New Zealand tree fern that produces a unique healing extract used by Maori for centuries to soothe and bring new life to skin cells. It is also used for hydrating the skin to promote health and rejuvenation, leaving skin feeling smoother, softer and more radiant.
Lipolami™ milk thistle - Formulated in France, Lipolami™ is a soft-touch oil obtained from milk thistle offering light-weight hydration from nature. It is high in ethyl esters (approximately 90%) of natural fatty acids and is easily spreadable, leaving skin soft and silky to touch.
Kanapa™ - Clinically Proven Results
Developed in 2015 to replace the keratin-based Xtend TK, our second-generation skin care additive Kanapa has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, while evening out skin tone and smoothing skin’s texture.
In a six-week study from the University of Auckland that explored the efficacy of Kanapa, researchers found that in that 42-day time frame, both men and women saw significant results.
Not only did the lightweight formula absorb easily into skin, leaving it softer and smoother than before it was applied, it hydrated skin without leaving it oily and visibly reduced fine lines and wrinkles while boosting skin’s firmness and elasticity.
- An 11 percent reduction in wrinkle length
- A 14 percent maximum reduction in wrinkle depth
- A 20 percent reduction in wrinkle volume
- A 35 percent decrease in wrinkle count
Men also saw significant results after the six-week trial, including:
- A 15 percent decrease in wrinkle length
- An 18 percent maximum reduction in wrinkle depth
- A 21 percent reduction in wrinkle volume
- A 26 percent decrease in roughness
- A 33 percent decrease in wrinkle count
Our exclusive Kanapa blend supports healthy vibrant skin, helping you look and feel your best, no matter your age.