Triumph + Disaster
Natural, Ethical, effective
Triumph & Disaster are a modern-day apothecary and natural skincare foundry from New Zealand that make haircare and skincare products predominantly (but not exclusively) for men.
Triumph & Disaster was founded in 2011 by Dion Nash, a former international cricketer who played for New Zealand for nearly 10 years before retiring due to injury. His passion for skincare dates to his time spent enduring sun, wind and sweat whilst playing professional sport. He wanted to create a brand that was clean, natural, ethical, and effective, using the latest green science and proven ingredients.
The brand’s name comes from the poem “If—” by Rudyard Kipling, which encourages the reader to treat triumph and disaster equally and to keep moving forward. The quote from the poem is ‘if you can meet with triumph and disaster and treat those two imposters just the same’. We love this ethos, and the brand!
Triumph and Disaster’s founder, Dion Nash, has described the brand as being about “helping men be the best they can be, not just in terms of their appearance, but in terms of their confidence, their approach to life, and their impact on the world.” This commitment to holistic self-care is reflected in the brand’s use of natural and organic ingredients, which are chosen for their effectiveness and their gentleness on both the skin and the environment.
Triumph & Disaster don't test on animals, other than themselves!
They use local indigenous ingredients such as Horopito oil and Ponga fern extract blended with scientifically proven and natural ingredients from around the globe, such as clay from Australia, Jojoba extract from Mexico and Tamanu oil from Polynesia.
Triumph & Disaster focus on using natural and organic ingredients in their products, which are free from synthetic fragrances, colours, and parabens. They proudly utilise ingredients derived from nature and engineered with science, because they want to make clean, safe and efficient products that will make a difference.
Triumph & Disaster also have a commitment to sustainability, with their packaging made from recyclable materials and their manufacturing processes designed to minimise waste and environmental impact.
Scent and Sensibility
Triumph and Disaster embraces a sense of ruggedness and individuality that is often associated with the New Zealand identity. The brand’s packaging and branding have a vintage, masculine feel, appealing to those who value traditional craftsmanship and quality.
Each product is infused with bespoke Triumph & Disaster aromas, natural blends of complex notes that evoke old fashioned values from simpler times. The brand wants to empower men to be their best selves, while embracing and caring about the world around them.
Triumph & Disaster products are made with natural ingredients that are derived from nature but engineered with science. They use plant-based extracts, oils, clays, minerals and vitamins that are proven to be effective, safe and gentle on the skin and hair. Some of the key ingredients include:
- Horopito: A native New Zealand plant that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- Ponga: A fern extract that helps to tighten and tone the skin.
- Volcanic ash: A natural exfoliant that removes dead skin cells and impurities.
- Green clay: A detoxifying agent that absorbs excess oil and dirt.
- Tamanu oil: A healing oil that promotes skin regeneration and reduces scars.
- Argan oil: A nourishing oil that hydrates and softens the hair and skin.
- Acacia gum: A natural polymer that provides hold and texture to the hair.
Triumph & Disaster products are designed to be easy to use and effective for men's grooming needs. You can find detailed instructions on how to use each product on their website or on the packaging. Generally speaking, you should follow these steps:
- Cleanse your skin and hair with a gentle but thorough cleanser, such as Triumph and Disaster's Logic Toner or Ritual Face Cleanser.
- Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week with a scrub that removes dead skin cells and impurities, such as Triumph and Disaster's Rock & Roll Suicide Face Scrub or Coltrane Clay.
- Moisturize your skin with a hydrating and nourishing cream or oil, such as Triumph and Disaster's Gameface Moisturizer.
- Treat any specific concerns or issues with a targeted product that addresses your needs, such as Triumph and Disaster's Dark Moon Hydrating Cream for night-time hydration or Fibre Royale for styling your hair.
Yes, Triumph & Disaster products are suitable for sensitive skin as they are made with natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin.
However, if you have any allergies or skin conditions, we recommend doing a patch test before using any new product.
Triumph & Disaster is a brand that stands out for its quality, authenticity, and personality.
- Their products are made with natural ingredients that are good for your skin and hair, as well as for the planet.
- Their products are formulated with science to ensure they deliver results.
- Their products are also infused with signature scents that evoke a sense of adventure and character.
- And finally, their products are inspired by a poem that reminds us to live with courage and grace - and they look great on your bathroom shelf!