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With almost 3 decades of natural skincare wisdom, Living Nature is here to help you with skincare solutions - and not just the ones we've bottled...

Living Nature's International Trainer Jeanne Balaam holds two Diplomas in beauty therapy and a Diploma in Aromatherapy plus Cert IV in Training & Assessment. She has extensive 'hands on' beauty therapy experience and teaches in Australian beauty therapy training institutes.

She's all yours. Submit your question and Jeanne will respond to one each week on Facebook and our Living Nature website blog. We'll also provide a suitable Living Nature product for each person whose question we feature, to help you on your way to your natural skincare solution. Post your query on our Facebook Ask the Expert post or here on our blog, or send your skincare question to

Due to the volume of enquiries, Living Nature may not be able to respond individually / immediately to all questions. If your question isn't selected for Jeanne's response we will endeavour to ensure our Solutions team are in touch to provide some assistance.


Hi Ally, thank you for your question regarding Active Brightening Serum.

Our expert Jeanne says, "Considering the active ingredients in the product and how it is formulated to reduce the over production of melanin in the skin of an actual tan and pigmentation, it is probably not going to have any negative effect on your fake tan, which is simply a skin tint. It is not something we have specifically tested, and would therefore recommend that you patch test a small area that is not obvious to ensure it won’t have any negative effect prior to full usage.

As we advocate to minimise sun exposure at all times, due to the aging effect on the skin, as well as an increased skin cancer risk, we have not specifically trialed the product with sun tanned skin either. As a sun tan is an increase in the melanin content of the skin, (the skin going darker in an attempt to protect itself), and the Skin Brightening Serum having been formulated to specifically lighten melanin, it is our estimation that it will definitely have a lightening effect on your naturally tanned skin. "

Thank you again for your question. Please contact us if you require further information.

Living Nature September 29, 2020

Hello, I hope this message finds you doing well. I was wondering if the active brightening serum with hyaluronic acid can be use with a fake tan or is it in any way going to affect it? Also wondering if is going to clear my natural sun tan during the sunny months.

Thanks in advance for your time and help,

Ally September 25, 2020

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