Madeleine Ritchie is a natural skincare pioneer who creates some of the world's most desirable beauty products.
Madeleine Ritchie is the daughter of Hylda Conway - beekeeper and entrepreneur who created the world's first honey skincare range in 1963.
Madeleine was born in England and raised in the famous Spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells in Kent. It was here that health giving waters were discovered in 1606. It is in this Spa resort town where people not only came to try the healing properties of the waters but to seek out Hylda's special healing creams.
Madeleine used to take over production when Hylda went on holiday's to the south of Spain. When Madeleine emigrated to New Zealand she continued making her mother's famous creams. The formulas were enriched with pure New Zealand honey and plant extracts and botanicals.
Continuing the brands innovative heritage Madeleine pioneered the development of the world’s first skincare to contain Manuka Honey in 1988. The Manuka Crème has become one of Madeleine’s defining iconic products.
Today the Madeleine Ritchie brand is still a step ahead of its time by giving what woman are looking for – natural yet luxurious products.
Her products are sought after not only for their natural basis but also for their effectiveness. Every ounce of Madeleine Ritchie skincare receives personal attention to bring visible and immediate results.
Madeleine approaches her life as passionately as she does her work. Her fine-tuned aesthetic instinct shines through in all of her products. Her well rounded lifestyle makes her appreciate the needs of the modern woman and succeeds in reconciling elegance with effectiveness.
She balances the demands of a brilliant career with the laughter and intimacy of family and friends. Crediting her warm and optimistic personality to the sunny New Zealand way of life, Madeleine is a true embodiment of New Zealand and European style.