Multifunctional Ingredients For Skin Health

When selecting skincare products, you want them to contain the very best blend of ingredients for optimal skin benefits. We take this seriously at Living Nature; every ingredient is chosen with care to provide products that work harder for your skin, with less hassle. Here are some of our favourite multifunctional ingredients to look out for.

Plant Derived Squalane
Mimicking your skins own natural oils, this plant derived skincare hero helps to maintain skins moisture levels by helping to stop hydration from escaping. Non-comedogenic and ultra-gentle, Squalane (not to be confused with Squalene) is able to effortlessly absorb into the skin and replenish the skins natural barrier, without clogging pores or leaving a greasy residue. With its natural emollient ability, it can also help to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also:

  • A natural antioxidant to help battle damaging free radicals (the main cause of ageing)
  • Deeply hydrating for those with skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis
  • Helps regulate excess sebum production

Glycerin is a natural component found in healthy skin, which mimics the skins natural moisturising factor.  An often overlooked skincare hero, Glycerin is a natural humectant; this means that it can draw moisture from the air and keep it in the skin, helping to provide long term hydration without weighing skin down. Being compatible with all skin types and suitable for all ages, Glycerin is used extensively in the skincare world. At Living Nature, we use certified organic, plant derived glycerin to provide essential moisturising properties to many of our products, including our cleansers, toners and moisturisers. When paired with outer emollients and oils, Glycerin helps to promote beautifully soft, supple skin.

Although skin hydration is the main function of Glycerin in skincare, it has many other benefits including:

  • Helping other ingredients penetrate the skins upper layers
  • Improving the skins resilience
  • Promoting a youthful look
  • Helping to protect skin from environmental irritation
  • Fortifying the skins moisture barrier

Next time you check an ingredient list, look out for Glycerin – you might be pleasantly surprised to see its name appear in more products than you realise! And, with its myriad of skin benefits, it’s good to know you have probably been using it all this time.

Hyaluronic Acid
You have probably heard a lot about hyaluronic acid in recent years, with this skincare superstar becoming extremely popular - and with good reason! Hyaluronic Acid is found naturally within our skin, essential for healthy collagen and elastin production, helping to keep the skin hydrated and plump. It has the ability to pull water from the air, and bring it into your skin like a sponge – it boasts the impressive ability to attract 1000 times its weight in water! Due to this, Hyaluronic Acid can greatly boost skins moisture retention ability and is often used in hydrating skincare products. Some key benefits of this skincare star include:

  • Boosts skins moisture retention
  • Plumps and hydrates skin
  • Improves skin elasticity
  • Crucial for collagen reconstruction and essential for reducing the visible signs of ageing.
  • Suitable for all skin types

Rosehip Oil
A skincare superhero that we adore, Rosehip Oil not only looks beautiful (with that bright golden glow), but it also has a huge array of skin benefits. A cold pressed seed oil, rosehip oil is primarily known for its hydrating, antiaging and cell renewal benefits. It has a wealth of other benefits including:

  • Brightens and evens out skin tone
  • Has anti-aging benefits
  • Promotes skin elasticity
  • Boosts the skins natural collagen production
  • Fights free radicals
  • Can help with acne, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties
  • Suitable for all skin types

The majority of Living Nature’s skincare range has at least one of these skincare superheroes included – together they provide your skin with a wealth of benefits. Here’s some of our favourite products. 

Advanced Renewal Night Serum
Crafted with a perfectly balanced powerhouse of active natural ingredients, Living Nature’s Advanced Renewal Night Serum works hard overnight to promote an effortless healthy glow. Active natural ingredient D-ribose supercharges the serums performance with its powerful cell energizing properties, while Hyaluronic Acid works to enhance skins moisture content and provide essential collagen support. These powerful skin benefits are complemented by certified organic Rosehip Oil, Active Manuka Honey, Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera.

Active Brightening Serum
Our #1 bestseller, this serum contains collagen boosting Hyaluronic Acid and Rosehip Oil working to enhance skins regeneration process, and hydrating Glycerin to keep skin feeling soft and hydrated, along with hero ingredients active Atlantic Kelp and tropical Pracaxi Fruit Seed Oil, which work to lighten and minimise the appearance of pigmentation, even out skin tone and improve skin elasticity and resilience.


Radiance Night Oil
Living Nature’s certified natural Radiance Night Oil is an advanced antioxidant-rich night treatment that improves the appearance of your skin while you sleep. The award winning formula boosts skins moisture levels while assisting to repair and rejuvenate for firmer, younger looking skin. With beautiful organic Rosehip Oil to aid in cell regeneration and repair damaged skin tissue, plus a blend of other botanicals, you can’t go past this when you’re looking for a wonderful all-rounder skincare treatment. 


An all-round skincare must have, our Nourishing Day Cream contains natural Squalane and Glycerin to effortlessly lock in hydration, and keep skin feeling ultra-soft and nourished. When combined with Active Manuka Honey, Shea Butter, and native New Zealand Harakeke Flax Gel, it provides a beautifully balanced moisturiser for everyday use.


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