About Us

About Us

Made of and in New Zealand

Living Nature is New Zealand's original, certified natural skincare company, 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 our certified natural skincare and most of our cosmetics are made at our purpose-built Kerikeri facility in the pristine Bay of Islands, where our dedicated and highly experienced staff is based and we control every step of product development, formulation, testing and filling. We are passionate about the benefits of natural skincare, and committed to our philosophy of 'nature works' as the basis for developing skincare and cosmetics products that work in harmony with our skin.

Living Nature has a strong base of New Zealand stockists and exports to 14 countries. We service our trans-Tasman Australian customers from New Zealand and have committed distributors servicing other export markets including UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Russia.  

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.

They're chosen for powerful healing, purifying and nourishing qualities, and 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 we don't stop there. Every harvest of our raw ingredients, and every product batch is rigorously tested for purity and safety. Our products reflect the country from which they were developed - pure and potent, Living Nature is made of New Zealand.

Our Mission

Our mission has remained unchanged for more than 28 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."

Our Circle of Trust

When you see our logo on a product, you can trust that it has been made with absolute integrity and honesty to nurture your skin, protect your health and protect your planet:

  • We use only 100% natural ingredients, preservatives and fragrances, and our full range is certified natural by BDIH Germany.
  • We have harnessed the purifying, healing and nourishing power of New Zealand's unique native botanicals like Harakeke Flax Gel, TotarolManuka Honey, Manuka Oil, Hallo Clay and Kelp.
  • If there's any question about an ingredient's safety, we will not use it. Every Living Nature product undergoes rigorous testing for purity and safety to ensure we remain free of any potentially damaging chemicals or toxins.
  • Our packaging is recyclable, and free from Bisphenol-A (BPA), Phthalates, dioxin and elemental chlorine.
  • We have never and will never test on animals.

Our logo isn't just a symbol. Since 1987 it's been a promise to provide you with the world's most natural, safe and effective skin care.

Our commitment is to provide you with the most natural, safe and effective products to care for your skin and the planet.

Living Nature contains absolutely no synthetic ingredients or endocrine disruptors. Our full range is Certified Natural by BDIH Germany, and many of our products carry the Whole Foods Premium Body Care standard.

Our products are independently verified for safety, plus we have one of the best ratings in the Think Dirty and EWG/ Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Databases. Our policy: if there is any doubt about the safety of an ingredient, we don’t use it. 

Instead, we harness the incredible bioactive power of New Zealand’s native plants with their nourishing, purifying and healing skin benefits. Our highly effective energetic skincare is designed to enhance your skin’s own natural function. This efficacy is reviewed with ongoing independent testing. 

Our Kerikeri facility uses energy from a New Zealand power supplier that generates renewable energy from wind and water (hydro) and we harvest our own filtered rainwater. Our packaging is fully recyclable, meets the highest EU environmental standards and is 100% free from harmful phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA). Paper and cartons are sourced from renewable, managed forests and, like our inks, are free from dioxin and elemental chlorine. We use no animal products, other than beeswax, honey and lactose obtained using industry best-practice methods. We will never test our products on animals.