truly unique

Cold-pressed, toxin-free, raw vegan organic. Live Native Skincare offers a superior holistic approach to caring for your skin that is therapeutically effective, ethically responsible and beautiful to use.

Harvested fresh from the forest, the earth and the ocean then handmade in Scotland, Live Native Pure Living Skincare contains only the finest and purest available cold-pressed tropical oils and mineral-rich living plant extracts. Carefully selected and responsibly sourced for their raw, or low-temperature extraction and processing methods, these nature-intact LIVING ingredients are not cooked or denatured by heat processing at any time. Cold-blending further ensures that nature’s nutritious store of active enzymes, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, phytonutrients and antioxidants remain as intact – or as close in vitality to the original bioactive raw ingredients as possible.

Beautifully fragranced with the finest aroma-therapeutic essential oils, this diverse range of deeply nourishing, therapeutic and cleanly absorbing personal and spa professional products are designed to actively repair, revitalise, stimulate dermal balance and protect all skin types – especially mature and problem sensitive skin. Suitable for men, women and children, mums (to be) and babies older than one month.

No animal products or animal testing, mineral oils, hydrogenated oils, colourings, phthalates, preservatives, parabens or petroleum by-products, alcohol or unnatural stabilisers are used in any Live Native product.

purity beyond organic

Our commitment toward purity of ingredients exceeds all the standards and conditions set down by every certification association. Whilst Live Native does not affiliate with an Organic Association, most of our suppliers are certified or produce hand-harvested or wild-crafted ingredients. Live Native is also an active member of the Vegan Society and Cruelty-Free International (BUAV) against animal cruelty and testing.

“A few years ago I helped to co-­write the ‘integrated’ European standards for organic skincare/cosmetics etc…Live Native is one of only a tiny number of companies I know of that far outreach even these standards.” Chris Brookes – Bath UK

why raw

When we heat any living substance in order to cook, pasteurise or process we are in effect altering or destroying its nutritional life-force. To cook is to denature, and irreparably damage the original molecular structure. Incidentally, the result of this thermochemical reaction has the potential to create countless detrimental compounds that can effect your long-term health. This also applies to the cooked foods we eat. Vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, carbohydrates, active-enzymes; in fact many fragile, naturally beneficial skin-nutrients that are available in the original living plants are radically reduced, if not destroyed, by heat. Cooking in excess of 47.7°C either degrades or depletes the vitality and nutritional content of both skin and health enhancing components.

Unlike so many other skincare manufacturers, Live Native will not cook away what nature has so effectively provided. After all, the genuine health benefits acquired from these living components are what every skincare range should sincerely promise and promote – without compromise.

All Live Native bioactive ingredients are sourced as raw, uncooked, unpolluted, vegan and organically produced. They are either cold-pressed or charcoal squeezed directly from fresh living botanicals at temperatures below 47.7°C or sun-dried minerals. We choose to use only the freshest and most exceptional remedial ingredients available like freshly-squeezed (food-grade) unpasteurised Aloe Vera (grown in Spain) or raw/cold-processed Ghanian Shea Butter – two of our favourite ingredients used in Live Native moisturisers, balms, cleansers and a few other products. Our organic Aloe Vera has not been powdered and then reconstituted with water, as is common practice in the skincare industry. The Shea Butter is TRULY RAW – the ground nuts are never toasted – and they are mashed in cold water to extract the butter prior to dehydration at 46°C.

From jungle to jar, Live Native nature-intact ingredients deliver unrivalled quality, superior purity and effective long-lasting therapeutic results.

no nasties

Live Native skincare products are Fair Trade, cruelty-free, toxin-free, raw vegan organic – and free from chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides. We will never add colourings, preservatives, parabens or phthalates, petroleum by-products, synthetic fragrance, alcohol, unnatural stabilisers – in fact, any of the usual skincare ‘nasties’.

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no water, just aloe

If you are a label reader you probably noticed that a popular industry norm is to use a lot of water to bulk-out skincare products. As much as 80% of the overall ingredient content can be water. The truth is – water is a cheap, profitable and biologically inert bulking solution. Water in product does not absorb into your skin.

Water in product does not nourish, moisturise, anti-age or benefit your skin in any notable way, unless you actually drink it neat! If it did absorb, then we would all swell like a sea sponge every time we wash! What water does do… is evaporate! And evaporation causes dehydration, which results in dry skin. Whereas, fresh Aloe Vera gel contains long chain sugars (polysaccharides) that actually penetrate the lipid barrier of the skin to help retain water and thereby hydrate your skin.

 

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