Why You Should Wear Sunscreen In Winter

Once the temperature starts to drop and the days get shorter, you may feel as though there’s no need to apply sunscreen during the winter months. What if we told you that it’s more important to wear sunscreen when you’re outside in winter, even its overcast!
June 08, 2021 by Katherine Greer

Six Helpful Tips To Pick The Best Sunscreen For Your Face

Choosing the best sunscreen for your face can be a challenge. There are so many options with different benefits, claims and ingredients. Of course the benefits of using a face sunscreen daily are reducing the risk of skin cancer, early ageing, sunburn, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. Almost as frightening is some products can cause acne or break-outs after use. We’ve made this list of six tips to help you navigate the sometimes complicated world of facial sunscreens.

April 16, 2021 by Katherine Greer

Our Biggest Weekend Ever!

This year we had two of our biggest events fall on the same weekend, Challenge Wanaka (multisport) and The Christchurch Super Slam (beach volleyball). It was a nervous week leading up to both events as a small COVID outbreak plunged the rest of the country into Alert Level 2 for three days and if extended, both events would have been cancelled. Luckily the team of five million once again pulled together, helping the Alert Level drop back down to Level 1 in the South Island and both events could go ahead.
February 24, 2021 by Katherine Greer

October Recap: A Quick Catch Up With All Things Aloe Up

October has been a busy month for us at Aloe Up HQ and for a number of our Aloe Up Ambassadors So here’s a quick rundown of what’s happened, plus a wee bit about what we’ve got coming up.
October 22, 2020 by Katherine Greer

Will Jackways and ‘Team Wells’ Win The 2020 Obsidian

Our Aloe Up Ambassador and Kiwi Snowboard legend Will Jackways has spent the best part of the last couple of weeks taking part in the New Zealand Winter Game’s new team format tournament, the Obsidian. The Obsidian event is in place of the usual Winter Games events which were unable to go ahead due to COVID-19 induced travel restrictions.
August 31, 2020 by Aloe Up

Explore Wanaka With Aloe Up Ambassador Will Jackways

With the 2020 ski season just kicking off, we figured it was time to let you in on what our Aloe Up Ambassador and pro snowboarder Will Jackways has been up to. Will and his wife Abby (who also happens to be a pro snowboarder) want to get people stoked on life and share their passions with their fellow kiwis, so they created Explore Wanaka.

Their goal is to “create adventures to inspire” and believe that despite all the craziness going on that now is the best time for kiwis to support local and experience what our beautiful country has to offer. With boarders shut and a lack of crowds, it’s almost like going back in time.
June 19, 2020 by Aloe Up

Carl Read’s Inspirational Story On Stuff.co.nz and The Dirt Church Podcast

This week our Aloe Up Ambassador Carl Read made it onto news website Stuff.co.nz and featured on The Dirt Church, a local kiwi trail running podcast.

We all know Carl as the Flying Mullet! A professional athlete who seems to excel in the toughest multisport events such as Ironman, Ultraman and Ultramarathon! But few know how humble Carl’s start in the sport really was.

June 19, 2020 by Aloe Up

Laura Siddall Raises Funds For The Challenged Athlete Foundation.

On the 6th of June, our Aloe Up Ambassador Laura Siddall along with British Ultraman world champ Jordan Byden plus anyone else who felt up to the challenge, took part in the 12-Hour Stay Relentless Challenge to raise funds for the Challenges Athlete Foundation all while being stuck in self isolation due to COVID-19.
June 19, 2020 by Aloe Up

Quarantine Catch Up: Dylan McNeice

This week we’re checking with our Aloe Up Ambassador and 3X Challenge Wanaka winning IronMan Dylan McNeice. Here’s what he’s been up to during lockdown. Click here to read our interview with Dylan.

April 21, 2020 by Aloe Up

Quarantine Catch Up: Sam O'Dea

For round 2 of our quarantine catch up’s we’ve linked up with our Aloe Up Ambassador and one half of the O'Dea Beach Bro's, Sam O’Dea to see what he has been up to during New Zealand’s level 4 lockdown. Thanks for the tips Sam! Check out our video interview with Sam.

April 15, 2020 by Aloe Up