Monique Low. | Mother | Skincare and balm formulator.
It took me a while to find out what I wanted to do with my life. I’d spent enough time working in the corporate sector as a legal secretary to understand that it wasn’t for me and, when I laid awake at night wondering what my calling was, helping people with their health in a practical way became the recurring theme. I’m a practical person and I know that I need to be ‘hands on’ with whatever I do.
Massage seemed like an obvious fit and after my studies I graduated as a massage therapist in 2007. Everything changed after that. I’d found the thing that made me happy. I’d found the thing that made a difference in other people’s lives. And I found that I loved absolutely everything about my new vocation. I still do.
My career direction took another turn in 2017 when my young son became unwell. My child being sick was the number one driver in getting myself educated in product formulation so that I could create the products he needed to soothe his body.
I started off making magnesium balms and oils. These were my main product for years and were a big seller in my Massage Clinic.
I am the sort of person who needs to constantly improve what I do in order to be fulfilled. Studying the production process required to develop high quality skincare, oils and balms enthralled me, and ongoing refinement of my recipes and ideas has led me to my current range of skincare products. I hope you try them.
So that’s me. I’m Monique Low. Skincare formulator. Balm and oil producer. Massage therapist. Mother. Wife. Hawke’s Bay local.