Unmask your natural beauty

Unmask your natural beauty

In traditional Maori culture, the indigenous people of New Zealand carved exquisite wooden masks to honour their ancestors and relate stories and legends from their past. Known as fierce warriors, the masks were often used to scare opponents and duplicated onto people’s faces in the form of tattoos called Ta-moko, meaning tattoo. 

A moko was an important symbol of coming-of-age and initiation. There were many rituals which accompanied this physical symbol that bridged the gap between childhood and adulthood. Moko also designated social status with those members of the tribe who were more important having elaborate moko carved on their faces. A third purpose of the moko was to appeal to the opposite sex. Both men and women can have moko with women’s appearing on the chin and lips while men’s faces, buttocks and thighs would be tattooed.

Historically, the technique differs from a traditional tattoo in that the face would be chiselled with an instrument known as a uhi. This creates grooves in the skin to which pigment can be applied. Burnt timber was then used to make the blacker colour seen on the face. 

This practise continues today within Maori culture in New Zealand. Its particular resurgence since the 1990’s has welcomed a revival in the ancient art of Ta-moko using the modern tools for tattooing.

Like the Maori, at Living Nature, we believe that the Earth is sacred and thus we create products which honour the land and the gifts found there. Our natural, New Zealand made skincare line uses the best ingredients found in the unique ecological environment of Aotearoa, the Land of the Long White Cloudand the Maori name for New Zealand. 

Halloysite Clay is renowned as one of the world's finest, whitest and purest clays. Sourced from New Zealand's pristine Matauri Bay, Halloysite Clay was formed through subtropical weathering of ancient volcanic domes produced some two to nine million years ago.

Its fine particle structure and freedom from mineral contaminants (common in other clay deposits) gives Hallo Clay a remarkable ability to absorb toxins and impurities from the surface of your skin.

It is especially beneficial for acne-prone skin and for clearing pores of excess oil that may lead to the formation of blackheads. The poultice activity of the Clay gently absorbs pollutants and exfoliates the skin, drawing dead cells away from the surface to leave the skin fresh and accessible to nutrients.

Living Nature offers a range of masks to suit a variety of skin types:

Try our Ultra Nourishing Mask for deep moisturizing with Manuka Oil and Rosehip.
Use the Deep Cleansing Halloysite Clay Maskfor clean pores and the healing power of Manuka Honey.

The Hydrating Gel Mask contains Harakeke Flax gel, one of our Hero Ingredients, to soften fine lines and hydrate dry skin.

Each of these products has received a 0 rating from Think Dirty which means that your skin is enjoying all the benefits of pure, natural, New Zealand-made ingredients without the harsh chemicals found in other products that strip your skin of its natural oils and balance. Honour the beauty of your skin with products from the Land of the Long White Cloud.
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