Skin Benefits And Uses Of Kanapa™

Kanapa™ benefits for skin

Kanapa™ is an essential component of the Xtend-Life skincare range. It is a highly effective and uniquely formulated blend of ‘super ingredients’ that you won’t find anywhere else. We are seriously passionate about Kanapa™ – and we think you should be too. Here’s why. 

What is Kanapa™?

Kanapa™ is made up of high quality plant-based ingredients, sourced from around the world and including several key New Zealand native botanicals. Each ingredient has been carefully selected for its independent efficacy, and the blend ratio has been scientifically optimised to deliver synergistic results.

The outcome is a breakthrough formula with a proven ability to maintain and repair your skin health, for radiant, more youthful looking skin.

Kanapa is the Maori word for "bright " – a perfect namesake for this potent blend.

What does Kanapa™ do?

Kanapa™ works synergistically alongside other specialised ingredients to reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 34%. It also helps to even out skin tone and texture, and can help to visibly reduce the effects of Rosacea. The effects are impressive – and proven in an independent clinical trial, which is described in detail below.


What makes Kanapa™ so effective?

Kanapa’s™ efficacy is related to the independent benefits of each raw ingredient. Each one has been hand-picked for one of two reasons: its extremely effective antioxidant properties (to reduce the effects of aging on your skin) or its nourishing properties (to sooth your skin and give you better protection against daily environmental impact).

Some of Kanapa’s™ powerful components include:


One of nature's most powerful antioxidants, this red pigment from marine algae prevents oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals. It promotes collagen production which plumps skin and slows the signs of aging.

Harakeke Oil

Harakeke, the Maori word for native New Zealand flax, is packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals which cause age-related damage. It encourages hydration and helps speed up skin cell turnover.

Mamaku Extract

Mamaku is a native New Zealand fern which helps prevent signs of aging including pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven texture. Its healing properties deeply hydrate, to soothe and restore skin.

Moringa Oil

Lightweight and nutrient dense, Moringa Oil deeply penetrates the skin to encourage the regeneration of skin proteins such as collagen and elastin. It also reduces redness and helps prevent breakouts.

BioVera™ Oil

This unique plant extract from the aloe vera plant is used to hydrate skin after sun exposure and other harsh elements. As a conditioning agent it also supports skin health and relieves irritation.

Lipolami Milk Thistle

Lipolami Milk Thistle is rich in silymarin, an antioxidant that can help slow the aging process by fighting free radicals that attack skin cells, helping to reduce discoloration and sagging skin.

Copherol Vitamin E

A natural form of vitamin E, one the most essential antioxidants to help support collagen and elastin. Helps skin stay taut as well as minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


A powerful antioxidant derived from vegetable oil that supports the skin’s ability to maintain healthy cells by helping to maintain circulation, manage hydration and deal with inflammation.

What does the science say?

So much passion went into the production of Kanapa™ that we were naturally excited to show what it could do. So, in 2015, Comvita Innovation conducted a clinical trial through the University of Auckland, testing a range of our exclusive products containing the unique Kanapa blend. In just six weeks we witnesses incredible results, read the full clinical study for more information.

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