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Photograph source: Caroline Atkinson, 2008

I had read about Margaret as a fourteen year old girl, wolfing down fashion magazines with abandon.
The Residents Blog
Lucy Revill
March 2016

Since it's creation, HEMA has reigned as the original oil-based skincare range.
FishHead Wellington
Beauty Section, Eliza Romanos
March 2015

Hema began formulating her own products to nurture the often overloaded complexions she was seeing. She is known for transforming the most compromised skins to glowing health.
Beauty Section, Mindfood Magazine

November 2014

I finally had my first facial with Margaret Hema. She is really magical! Always loved the products. Love her more!
Anna Paquin

August 2014

Dear Margaret,
I've been using your products for many years, and still love them. Each night after performance I use your cleansing oil to remove my makeup, then rinse my face with warm water. Once dry I put another layer of oil on my skin, then gently pat it with tissue to remove the excess. Truly my skin glows. At 75 years and still performing the use of your products keeps my skill in excellent condition.
Thank you so much.
Sir Jon Trimmer
September 2014

That's the thing about Hema, it's all very soothing with every component of the process putting you at ease.
Out and About with Kelsi Hamilton, Dominion Post
July 2014

I have had the pleasure of being a client of Margaret Hema’s since 1986. Hema is my product of choice because it keeps my skin feeling like silk.
Rosemary, Lady Southgate
7 March 2014

“Word of mouth” - a holy grail in the world of the marketer and brand strategist, yet a phenomenon that renders them both redundant. And so it is by word of mouth that I’m made aware of Margaret Hema and her amazing facials...
The Kiwi Diary 2013
by Freda Wells, Kiwi Diary
April 2013

I have two different worlds - one where I'll use products like Crème De La Mer and the other, which is more natural. I met a wonderful facialist, Margaret Hema, when I was filming Lord of the Rings in New Zealand and fell in love with her range of natural products. My mum taught me at a very young age to take really good care of my skin.
LovelyLivTyler Website
by Lisa Oxenham, Marie Claire
March 2011

Walking into a beautiful heritage building on Courtenay Place, Margaret's new salon is perfectly at home. Once you walk through her door, it's just like her old room but even more magical.
Out & About with Maily
The Dominion Post
September 2012


The humble pink room in a CBD office building belies the luxury nature of titian-haired wonderwoman Hema's treatments.
Excerpt from Fashion Quarterly Winter Issue
Features Writer, Megan Bedford
May 2011

And if there's one New Zealander to go to for a facial massage treatment, it's Margaret Hema.
Heavenly Hema
Annabel McAleer - Good Magazine
26 October 2010

Since she first developed her range in the early 1990s oil-based products have begun to flood onto the market. Hema Facial Cleansing Oil has been around since 1997.
Carolyn Enting
The Dominion Post

12 May 2010

Margaret assessed my skin and was insightful and knowledgeable, and most of all honest. She has a philosophy on how skin should be treated, which is like a beautiful fabric. I had to agree her theories on skincare all made sense.
Out & About with Teresa
The Dominion Post

18 August 2010

...Margaret wanted to make the experience a “deeply spiritual one” by being lead by a Powhiri - a Maori ceremonial welcome.
Pretty Beautiful www.mshelene.com
9 November 2009

Her Philosophy "My thinking has always been that skin should be treated like beautiful fabric."
Harper's Bazaar Dubai
July/August 2009

"What's good about this facial? Everything! My skin felt wonderfully smooth, my eyes were lifted, de-puffed and de-creased. No facial has ever done so much for my confidence!"
Woman & Home
February 2009

"The creator of the Hema organic skincare range and an 'intelligent' facialist for more than 20 years, Margaret hand blends her oils, 10 bottles at a time, from a secret recipe at her salon in the heart of Wellington."
Amanda Nicolle
About Town in Wellington - Sunday Star Times, 29 June 2008

"I am very careless with 'beauty-regimes' but splashing Hema oils on my face every morning for more than a year now has vastly improved my skin. I love it - and it's as safe as houses - especially around the eyes."
Gaylene Preston
Wellington Filmmaker. Arts Foundation Laureate. November 2007

"With a bit of attention and the right products, Hema skin care makes all the difference and takes facial skin to a whole new level."
Jennifer Looman - Director of Wild About Wellington September 2007

"New from New Zealand's resident skincare guru Margaret Hema - Hema Quintessential Oil."
Easy Living UK, April 2007

"...A new beauty heroine, Kiwi Facialist Margaret Hema..."
Olivia Falcon - Deputy Beauty Editor, Tatler, December 2004

"May her products transcend her homeland and find their way to the rest of the world."
Elijah Wood, Actor

"The range will be limited to the existing seven products because as she says; 'why change something that works?'".
Alexandra Spring - Beauty Editor, Vogue Australia, March 2006

"...fondest memories of New Zealand facials by Margaret Hema and her products."
Liv Tyler - British Empire Magazine, 2003

"Margaret Hema offers a natural alternative for glowing hydrated skin."
Calgary Avansino - Wellbeing Editor & Beauty Writer, British Vogue,
January 2005

"HEMA makes your skin feel like velvet."
Peter Swords-King - UK based Makeup Artist and Hair Designer
Oscar and BAFTA award winner for Lord of the Rings

"...In my experience, Margaret Hema is the best facialist in the business."
Jack Yan - Founding Publisher, Lucire, Wellington, NZ, June 2005

"The facial cleansing oil feels like gossamer on my skin."
Sir Jon Trimmer - Royal New Zealand Ballet, Wellington, NZ, 2006
(Sir Jon has been using this product for well over a decade)

"...HEMA, awarded an unusually unheard of 10 out of 10."
Olivia Falcon - Deputy Beauty Editor, Tatler, December 2004