Living Nature is New Zealand's original, certified natural skincare company. The company was founded in 1987 by Suzanne Hall, who was inspired by the healing properties of New Zealand native plants to remedy her own skin conditions.
All their certified natural skincare and most of their cosmetics are made at their purpose-built Kerikeri facility in the pristine Bay of Islands. From this base, every step of product development, formulation, testing, and filling is carefully controlled. Living Nature are passionate about the benefits of nature, and are committed to the philosophy of 'nature works' as the basis for developing skincare and cosmetics that work in harmony with our skin.
Geographically isolated for more than 80 million years, New Zealand has developed a natural landscape unlike anywhere else on earth. More than 80% of New Zealand's native plants are indigenous and many have remarkable bioactive properties. Sourced from forests, lands and seas, Living Nature's active ingredients come from the most potent of these unique plants. Living Nature have harnessed the purifying, healing and nourishing power of New Zealand's native botanicals, the following key ones of which they term their 'hero ingredients': Harakeke Flax Gel, Totarol, Manuka Honey, Manuka Oil, Hallo Clay, and Kelp. The properties of these plants are known for their healing, purifying and nourishing qualities. When combined, they create some of the safest, purest and most effective certified natural skincare in the world.
The astonishing properties of these plants work with your skin's natural function to protect, repair and nourish, without the side effects of harsh, dangerous or damaging chemicals. But they don't stop there. Every harvest of raw ingredients and every product batch is rigorously tested for purity and safety. The products reflect the country from which they were developed, and are made of and in New Zealand.
Living Nature's Mission has remained unchanged for the past 30 years:
"To create a sustainable, profitable, ecological, educational and inspirational business that impacts on the individual by promoting healthy vibrant skin; on the community by creating employment; on the country by featuring the uniqueness of our plant resources and earning export income; on the world by being a model of ethical,honourable business and solving inherent 21st century problems in a way that inspires the human spirit."