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"The human body strives involuntarily to correct ill health."
William T Anderton, Red Seal founder 1923

Our Story

For nearly 100 years we’ve created products to support your everyday health and wellness by focusing on one simple idea:

When you put incredible in, you get incredible out.

Long before people began talking about alternative approaches and holistic health, an English trained naturopath by the name of William T. Anderton was creating his own herbal formulas for the people of Auckland, New Zealand. From his elegant shop in Symonds Street, opened in 1923, he offered his clients pure, natural supplements to assist good health

Based on his studies and observations, Anderton believed the human body to be self-correcting - "when it becomes ill, the body automatically begins to cure itself and re-establish the balance needed for good health". He also believed that this process could be assisted and hastened with certain herbal formulas.

Today, we're inspired by New Zealand nature and the incredible nature of the human body. That’s what gets us out of bed in the morning. To work on new ideas that build on a hundred years of knowledge and naturopathic wisdom, creating incredible products to support the everyday health and wellness of all Americans.

We think there’s incredible inside all of us. Help us help you let it out!

Team Red Seal xx

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Our Incredible Journey

  • Timeline 01
    1923

    "A naturally healthy mind and body" was the idea that motivated William T Anderton, a well respected herbalist and naturopath to open a shop on Symonds Street, Auckland.

    William Anderton's supplements earned a reputation for effectiveness without unpleasant side effects. As his products became more popular, he began to make them available through other highly regarded apothecaries and general stores throughout New Zealand. 

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    1964

    After 40 years of sharing the idea “that the human body strives involuntarily to correct ill health” Jenny Douglas (William’s daughter), takes over the business. Having learned her father's profession well, she collates his formulations and continues to build the brand.

    She will employ her natural flair for business to expand the Red Seal range and increase the customer following over the years.

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    1983

    Sonata Laboratories, a Wella company, acquires Red Seal from The Douglas Family.

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    1988

    All production is moved to Sonata’s site in Avondale. Managed by trained pharmacists Rosie and Rolf Hilke.

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    1991

    Rosie and Rolf Hilke take over the company in a management buyout.

  • 2013

    Red Seal’s brand is given a modern makeover to expand into other categories.

  • 2016

    Red Seal is acquired by EBOS Healthcare to enable global growth.

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    2018

    Red Seal talks to kiwis on TV about the benefits of a chemical-free, herbal and mineral toothpaste range.

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    2020

    Red Seal launches its "Incredible Inside" campaign in Australia and New Zealand.

  • Timeline 05
    2021

    After 100 years Red Seal is not only a great success story, it is a testament to the unwavering founding beliefs.

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