the story of Holy Moly

Holy Moly we love telling our story.  It makes it real.   Everyone has a unique story on how it all started and why they are doing it (some days you do wonder if a 9-5 job would be easier) but then you get (super) excited when you see people buying and loving your products.  

Holy Moly started when I tried to find a natural face wash for my daughter, Greta who was turning 13 at the time (now 16).  I thought buying her a face wash was the right thing to do when she hit the teen years.  I started looking at the options that were on the shelf.  Natural was my first preference and then that is where my thinking stopped or should I stay I go stuck.  I couldn't find anything that popped out and said tween or teen.  It was odd.  Everything was kind of boring.  That’s it in a nutshell.  The Holy Moly journey started.

Since Holy Moly has grown, I've heard amazing stories from our customers who have seen real benefits to their tweens and teens skin and confidence. 

This feedback has helped further helped define why Holy Moly exists and "it is to help tweens and teens to have healthy skin to give them confidence to be who they are".  That makes us feel pretty good that we are making a positive difference for others - which is amazing.  

Lou x

PS: A few other bits of info on me (in case you wondered). I live on a farm with my partner (Jase) and we have four children between us (Wills, Greta, Harry and Charlie) who range from 8 to 20 years old.  We live half way between Hastings and Waipukurau in Hawke's Bay and I feel like I'm in the car a lot ferrying our two little ones to school and sports.  Our two big ones are more independent with Wills at Uni and Greta now has her own wheels - which has changed my life!  Life is a juggle - like most mums and dads out there - but I love it (esp. when everyone is in bed asleep).

Why the name Holy Moly?

We love the name Holy Moly.  It is a great combo of words to add into your everyday vocab (give it a go).  Holy Moly can be used to show that you think something is surprising, shocking or impressive, like Holy Moly this skincare rocks.  

Thinking on tween and teen skincare?

Well, when you are a tween or teen things start to change, like getting a few pimples.  We want teens to have one less thing to worry about.  Pimples are annoying.  We believe that natural plant-powered skincare products are the best way to help with their skin changes.  We’ve made it super easy to start routines with our natural product range.  

Other important bits we are proud of:

1/ Holy Moly is made using awesome plant powered New Zealand ingredients, like Manuka and Kawakawa that help reduce redness, pimples and inflammation.

2/ Holy Moly is made in New Zealand, with a collaborative team to make small batches of our range, and make sure everything is just right.

3/ At Holy Moly we believe you need to be who you are and follow your own trends.  Being a teenager is when you create lifelong friendships, habits and passions.  It is an exciting and challenging time of your life to navigate. We want to empower tweens and teens to be who they are. 

4/ At Holy Moly we are aware of the environment and are trying our best to use sustainable and recyclable product packaging.  We use glass where we can and eco-friendly packaging to send your purchases to you.  Our thinking is that every bit helps, and we will keep on trying hard to make sure we get better in this space – after all, it is really important for our future.

This list could keep on going on... but that is a bit of info on us for you.