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Your sensitive skin's best friend. Kind to skin, kind to earth.

At Natural Ethical Skin and Soap, we understand that those with dry and sensitive skin require more than just skincare; they deserve a holistic experience that cares for their well-being and our environment.

Our journey commenced with a deep-rooted passion for harnessing the power of nature's simplest and purest ingredients. Every ingredient in our products is a testament to our unwavering commitment to simplicity, sustainability, and ethical practices.

We recognize that dry, sensitive skin is not just a physical condition but an emotional one as well. It can erode self-confidence and create discomfort. This realization inspired us to craft a range of skincare and soap products that embrace the philosophy of "less is more." Our formulations are meticulously designed to provide deep hydration, soothing relief, and a boost of natural radiance, all through the power of the simplest, most natural ingredients.


Your sensitive skin best friend. Kind to skin, kind to earth. We embrace a profound responsibility to the environment. Our commitment to sustainability is woven into the fabric of our brand. From eco-friendly packaging to responsible sourcing, we strive to minimize our ecological footprint. We are proudly vegan and cruelty-free, ensuring that our products are as kind to animals as they are to your skin and the environment. We believe that beautiful skin should never come at the cost of animals and our planet's beauty.

Our brand is more than just products; it's a promise. A promise to empower individuals with dry and sensitive skin to feel confident and comfortable in their own skin. A promise to uphold the highest ethical standards in every facet of our business. A promise to leave the world a better place for generations to come.


Natural Ethical Skin and Soap is not just a skincare brand; it's a lifestyle, a philosophy, and a movement. Join us on our journey toward healthier, happier skin and a brighter, more sustainable future, embracing the beauty of simplicity. Together, we can redefine beauty – naturally and ethically.


Nathaniel and Elza Shaw founder of NES Soap

NES Soap | Natural Ethical Skin and Soap was founded in 2020 in Dunedin, NZ by Elza and Nathaniel Shaw.


Elza, an experienced professional makeup artist, brings her expertise and passion for skin health to their brand. Based in New York for many years before coming to New Zealand to marry her husband Nathaniel, she embraces natural, ethically sourced products, that had not been tested on animals.

Nathaniel first became interested in fragrances while visiting the Fragonard Perfumery in Paris. Working as a professional chef, his skill involved the combination of food that was wonderful to see, taste and smell.


Together they make beautiful luxurious skincare products that are nourishing to the skin and delightful to the senses.

The decision to begin NES Soap evolved from their passion for skincare and creativity and the excitement of seeing and making innovative and effective skincare products that are safe and gentle for everyone to use.

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