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Azurlis® natural skin care – balancing science & soul was founded in March 2008 by Dr Fernanda da Silva Tatley, as a manufacturer of natural skin care products with a holistic approach to skin, body and soul care.

The original idea had its genesis in the late 1980’s, in Cape Town, South Africa, when the founder, Dr Fernanda da Silva Tatley, was working towards a PhD in molecular & cell biology at the University of Cape Town. Between “idea and product” there was a period of intense review and analyses of published research and databases of natural botanical ingredient benefits, safety and toxicity for skin care and personal care.

Raised in Portugal she arrived in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1999, where she joined a research group at the University of Otago in Dunedin.

While engaged in cancer research, she became more aware of the links between lifestyle and health, deciding to explore further the development of her holistic skin care range. This journey led to her becoming a Reiki Master, as well as a Reconnective Healing Pratitioner, while also attaining a Master of Entrepreneurship. In addition to these qualifications, she also completed a Certificate in Natural Medicine. Now the path was set to create her holistic skin care that reflects a balance between science and soul.