HOW DO you make yourself feel beautiful?
It may be the smallest of pleasures: a warm soak in
a bath, a new dress or even as simple as getting back to nature.
Living Nature feels that this is the key to a new type of skin care
Living Nature has enlisted former Miss Universe Lorraine
Downes as its new spokesperson to drive home a new kind of mantra:
what we keep out of our skin care should be as important as what
we put in.
Hearing Downes speak about her choice at Zealandia,
as part of her Authentic Beauty tour of the country, to front
the diverse range of 100 per cent New Zealand native botanicals
skin care range is inspiring. She recounts her choice to age naturally
and not to take the path of Botox and fillers.
Sometimes the fashion and beauty industry defines
beauty in very narrow terms
its about learning to love
yourself, she says.
We are all aware that what we put in our body through
our diet reflects in our skin, so educating people on the ingredients
we place on the skin is a knowledge that must be shared.
Aligning herself with Living Nature, a New Zealand
company launched in 1987, Downes wants to spread the word.
Living Nature has harnessed the potent and rewarding
properties of native ingredients, some of which are manuka honey,
kelp and totaraall rich in healing and rejuvenating with cleansing
John OToole, CEO
of Living Nature, explained that it is one of the few brands certified
as natural by Germanys BDIH,
which has one of the toughest standards available. Whole Foods classifies
Living Nature as one of the safest in the world, based on its tests.
OToole emphasizes that in a recent test by Consumer
in New Zealand, Living Nature was rivalled only by the German Dr
Hearing these independent claims only strengthened Downess
Downes connects consumers more readily than any science,
and OToole admits he has found a perfect speaker and spokeswoman
in her. By being a trusted face with a real-world story, she helps
consumers approach and appreciate this philosophy of natural, pure
Every ingredient in the products is natural and selected
because of its proven abilities, boasting no synthetic preservatives
or harsh chemicals.
As well as all the good stuff on the inside, your conscience
be as clean as your skin with all Living Natures packaging
Some of our favourite picks from the range include the Radiance
night oil (NZ$90), a concentrated
blend of rose oils and soothing calendula oil. Benefits include
help improve firmness, cell hydration and repair all while you catch
those all-important beauty Zs.
We also liked the Flax Firming Serum (NZ$52),
a unique mix of harakeke, rosehip oil and manuka to firm your skin,
soften natural lines and rejuvenate it all at the same time. Theres
the Living Nature Gentle Make-up Remover (NZ$29·50)
features kumerhou, the native plant that naturally lathers to gently
cleanse around the delicate eye area. Fragrance- and allergen-free,
this is great for those with sensitive skin.
Finally, we recommend the Hydrating Toning Gel (NZ$42·50),
containing harakeke and b isabolol from chamomile and ginger extract.
These are fused to help balance out your skins natural pH
levels in this lightweight toning gel.
Like Lorraine Downes, we can bless our skin with some
natural goodies grown in our own backyard, whether it is a daily
moisturizer or a repairing night cream.