Our Ingredients

Our products feature the unique native botanicals of New Zealand with their ability to heal, purify, nourish and protect your skin.

Over 80% of New Zealand's plants are found nowhere else in the world. It is these rare plants that form the basis of the exceptional Living Nature range.

Only the purest ingredients are chosen and all are approved by either COSMOS Standard or BDIH of Germany - world-leading independent auditors of certified natural skincare and cosmetics. Each ingredient can be traced back to it’s origin, and product purity is ensured by the stringent hygiene protocols of our Kerikeri factory - where we control every step of product development, formulation, testing and filling.

We have a very simple mantra: if there's any question about an ingredient's safety, we simply will not use it.

You can find a full Skincare Ingredient Glossary here

Manuka FlowerManuka Oil (Leptospermum Scoparium)

New Zealand East Cape Manuka Oil is renowned for its potent antimicrobial and anti-acne properties, used in skin care to combat irritation and infections. Studies* have found it to be effective against 39 separate micro-organisms in particular, streptococci, staphylococcal bacteria and fungi that affect the skin.  Read more.

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Manuka HoneyActive Manuka Honey (Mel)

Manuka Honey is a miracle beauty ingredient with extraordinary skin benefits - hydrating, moisturising, nourishing, healing, rejuvenating and protecting. Manuka Honey works as a humectant, drawing moisture into the skin while providing the nutrients that aid cell metabolism and tissue repair. Read more.

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Harakeke FlaxHarakeke (Phormium Tenax Leaf Juice)

Harakeke Flax Gel is nature's super skin hydrator. It works by contracting your pores to seal in moisture while feeding the skin with a high quantity of nutrients and polysaccharides. This New Zealand flax gel naturally soothes, hydrates and cools, reducing puffiness and redness. Read more.

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Halloysite Clay (Kaolin)

Sourced from New Zealand's pristine Matauri Bay, this clay has a remarkable ability to absorb toxins and impurities from the surface of your skin. It is especially beneficial for acne-prone skin to cleanse pores of excess oil that may lead to the formation of blackheads. Read more.

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Totarol (Totara Extract)

Nature's super antioxidant, Totarol is 3 times stronger than Vitamin E, and a potent force to neutralise free radicals linked to skin aging. It is also active against potent anti-bacterial activity in both gram positive and gram negative bacteria. Read more.

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Kumerahou FlowerKumerahou (Pomaderris Kumerahou)
Native to New Zealand, Kumerahou is a natural ‘soap’ and used as an alternative to harsh surfactants such as Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) that strip the skin of its protective oils.
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