Our extracts

Natural, steam distilled or cold-pressed, concentrated care for your skin.

Over the years, Banks & Co. has built upon its knowledge and products to become one of New Zealand’s leading skin care and gift brands. Banks & Co. has continued to explore the frontiers of plant extracts and the company now celebrates flora and fruits of the world, while emphasising New Zealand’s indigenous native flora and extracts and special ingredients such as Manuka honey.

YES

We use a natural preservative system
We use natural and plant based ingredients

NO

Testing on animals
Animal oils or extracts
Parabens, formaldehyde, isothiszolone & SLS


BASIL Ocimum basilicum Basil is an effective antiseptic with antibacterial properties. The natural oils of this herb work as a natural cleanser.

BASIL

Ocimum basilicum
Basil is an effective antiseptic with antibacterial properties.
The natural oils of this herb
work as a natural cleanser.

COCONUT Cocos nucifera Fruit Coconut acts as humectant and moisturises the skin.

COCONUT

Cocos nucifera Fruit
Coconut acts as humectant and moisturises the skin.

DAMASK ROSE Damask rose Damask rose is considered to be nourishing for the skin, rich in extensive healing properties. The flowers are also known for their fine fragrance and pink colour, considered to be a symbol of beauty and love.

DAMASK ROSE

Damask rose
Damask rose is considered to be nourishing for the skin, rich in extensive healing properties.
The flowers are also known for their fine fragrance and pink colour, considered to be a symbol of beauty and love.


FIG Ficus carica fruit This natural extract is high in Vitamin A and beta-­carotene, and is refreshing and soothing for the skin.

FIG

Ficus carica fruit
This natural extract is high in Vitamin A and beta-­carotene, and is refreshing and soothing for the skin.

FRANGIPANI Plumeria acutifolia flower Frangipani flower extract has a rich, fragrant aroma and is moisturising and anti-inflammatory.

FRANGIPANI

Plumeria acutifolia flower
Frangipani flower extract has a rich, fragrant aroma and is moisturising and anti-inflammatory.

GUAVA Psidium guajava fruit Guava fruit extract contains VitaminsA, B and C, and helps to improve the texture of the skin.

GUAVA

Psidium guajava fruit
Guava fruit extract contains VitaminsA, B and C, and helps to improve the texture of the skin.


JASMINE Jasmine officinale leaf Jasmine is a climbing shrub with dark green leaves and white star-shaped flowers with a rich, floral fragrance.

JASMINE

Jasmine officinale leaf
Jasmine is a climbing shrub with dark green leaves and white star-shaped flowers with a rich, floral fragrance.

KOWHAI Sophora tetraptera Kowhai is a native New Zealand tree with golden yellow flowers that are commonly regarded as our national flower. The name Kowhai is the Maori word for yellow and the leaves were traditionally used for spiritual and medicinal purposes. Photo credit

KOWHAI

Sophora tetraptera
Kowhai is a native New Zealand tree with golden yellow flowers that are commonly regarded as our national flower. The name Kowhai is the Maori word for yellow and the leaves were traditionally used for spiritual and medicinal purposes.

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LEMONWOOD Pittosporum eugenoides New Zealand native tree with lemon­scented foliage and creamy yellow fragrant flowers that grow in clusters. Maori traditionally used the gum, as well as the crushed leaves and flowers, which could be used as a scent. Photo credit

LEMONWOOD

Pittosporum eugenoides
New Zealand native tree with lemon­scented foliage and creamy yellow fragrant flowers that grow in clusters. Maori traditionally used the gum, as well as the crushed leaves and flowers, which could be used as a scent.

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MANDARIN ORANGE Citrus nobilis The essential oil is extracted by cold compression of the fresh peels of these fruits. It contains properties that are antiseptic and calming and is a good body tonic.

MANDARIN ORANGE

Citrus nobilis
The essential oil is extracted by cold compression of the fresh peels of these fruits. It contains properties that are antiseptic and calming and is a good body tonic.

MANGO Mangifera indica fruit Mango fruit extract contains VitaminsA and C, and beta-carotene, which nourish and soothe skin.

MANGO

Mangifera indica fruit
Mango fruit extract contains VitaminsA and C, and beta-carotene, which nourish and soothe skin.

NZ LILAC Hebe hulkeana New Zealand is home to 95% of the Hebe species in the world and the Hebe hulkeana is native to New Zealand. It is a small shrub covered with long stalks of dainty, lilac coloured flowers that bloom during Spring in Malborough and the South Island.

NZ LILAC

Hebe hulkeana
New Zealand is home to 95%
of the Hebe species in the world and the Hebe hulkeana is native to New Zealand. It is a small shrub covered with long stalks of dainty, lilac coloured flowers that bloom during Spring in Malborough and the
South Island.


ORANGE Citrus aurantium dulcis The sweet, citrus aroma of Orange Oil is extracted from the peel of Sweet Oranges. The oil contains anti-­inflammatory properties, and soothes the skin.

ORANGE

Citrus aurantium dulcis
The sweet, citrus aroma of Orange Oil is extracted from the peel of Sweet Oranges. The oil contains anti-­inflammatory properties, and soothes the skin.

ORCHID Cymbidium grandiflorum extract Orchid Flower extract has reparative and protective properties. Orchids are known for their emollient and antioxidant properties, and also for smoothing the appearance of skin. Photo credit

ORCHID

Cymbidium
grandiflorum extract

Orchid Flower extract has reparative and protective properties. Orchids are known for their emollient and antioxidant properties, and also for smoothing the appearance of skin.

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PAPAYA Papaya carica This tropical fruit is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, and has antioxidant properties. It also contains magnesium, potassium, niacin, carotene, protein, fiber and an enzyme called papain that provides many health benefits.

PAPAYA

Papaya carica
This tropical fruit is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, and has antioxidant properties. It also contains magnesium, potassium, niacin, carotene, protein, fiber and an enzyme called papain that provides many health benefits.


PEAR Pyrus communis Pear was first introduced to New Zealand in the early 1800’s. It is protective and can help regulate the skin’s pH balance. The fruit contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals.

PEAR

Pyrus communis
Pear was first introduced to New Zealand in the early 1800’s. It is protective and can help regulate the skin’s pH balance. The fruit contains high amounts of vitamins and minerals.

POHUTUKAWA Metrosideros excelsa Pohutukawa is a native NewZealand coastal tree, with bright crimson flowers, considered to be New Zealand’s Christmas tree. It’s known for its toning, moisturising and regenerating properties.

POHUTUKAWA

Metrosideros excelsa
Pohutukawa is a native
NewZealand coastal tree,
with bright crimson flowers, considered to be New Zealand’s Christmas tree. It’s known for
its toning, moisturising and regenerating properties.

POMEGRANATE Punica granatum Pomegranate extract is considered a super anti-­oxidant and also is naturally soothing and hydrating.

POMEGRANATE

Punica granatum
Pomegranate extract is considered a super anti-­oxidant and also is naturally soothing and hydrating.


RED-­FLOWERED HIBISCUS Hibiscus sabdariffa extract Red-­flowered hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-­hydroxy acids, which help to exfoliateand moisturise the skin. It is high in antioxidants, and is used by many cultures to make tea. Photo credit

RED-­FLOWERED HIBISCUS

Hibiscus sabdariffa extract
Red-­flowered hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-­hydroxy acids, which help to exfoliateand moisturise the skin. It is high in antioxidants, and is used by many cultures to make tea.

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