I discovered LIVING NATURE SKINCARE totally by accident. It was one of those mindless internet surfing marathons when I wander around different natural beauty sites casually looking for something that will WOW me . What first intrigued me was the fact that LIVING NATURE is produced exclusively in New Zealand-a destination on my never ending bucket list of places to visit. They makes all their products entirely from ingredients sourced from New Zealand’s natural landscape. It sounded really dreamy, and then I started reading… ALL of their products are BDIH certified, which is actually a company that audits natural skincare and cosmetics. And not only do they dissect the ingredients, but they have undergo rigorous testing about how they are sourced and handled.
I was lucky enough to try 3 brilliant products, and now I am hooked..
The FIRMING FLAX SERUM is an oil free concoction that has really delivered me smoother, firmer skin. I am generally an oil girl, since my skin is super dry, but this serum shed a whole new light on oil free serums. The secret weapon here is Harakeke Flax gel that actually causes your pores to contract, which prevents your skin from losing moisture, which in turn, is an amazing defense against wrinkles. Sign me up! It also contains Active Manuka Honey, sourced from local bees ( of course) and does all kinds of magic like stimulate your skins immune system and clear up dead cells. Great for all skin types- I religiously use it morning and night.
I must say, I love something that does the big work while I get my much needed beauty rest. RADIANCE NIGHT OIL is filled with all the heavy hitters: rosehip, frankincense, jojoba and carrot oils. A few drops before you settle in to watch the E Channel stimulates collagen production and works all night long to rejuvenate your skin cells. It also multi-tasks. The team at LIVING NATURE suggest adding it to their hand cream, masks and nighttime moisturizers for an extra boost. Mornings have looked infinitely better since I added this potent oil to my routine!
Ok, I’m a freak about masks. Nothing is better than a Sunday late afternoon bath, my face slathered in something that promises to elevate me to supermodel status in 20 minutes. the VITALISING EXFOLIANT does just that! Its one of those very gentle feeling treatments that actually is super active. Loaded of honey and fruit acids, it gives a huge dose of instant gratification: Apply a thin layer, have a soak, and uncover a bright, rejuvenated complexion- I can’t explain how great my skin looks after I use this.
LIVING NATURE products also smell fantastic, and the packaging is super chic. From a far-away land, LIVING NATURE has given us a real treasure. Until I can actually get there, I am fortunate enough to have sampled what is truly the best of New Zealand. We know its a bit of a trek, so until you can book your next flight, visit www.livingnature.com for beautiful skin now!
Amy Holiber is a makeup artist and has been a contributor to LUCKY, MORE, and ELLE magazines.