I’ve been eyeing this product like forever but I wasn’t ready to try it till recently. However, the product is no longer available locally and so I looked it up online, took a risk and ordered the foundation in Pure Sand. But what do you know? The shot in the dark turned out so precise because it is a perfect match for my skin tone! YAY!
For those who haven’t come across Living Nature, you’ll be happy to know that the New Zealand brand has been in the market for over 23 years and the brand is certified natural by BDIH Germany – a world-leading independent auditor of natural skincare and cosmetics. Their products are made without endocrine disrupting synthetic preservatives such as parabens, ethelhexyglycerin, hydroxymethylglycinate, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, methylchloroisothia-zolinone, methylisothiazolinone, unigerm, suttocide, as well as no neurotoxic preservatives like phenoxyethanol. They also do not include harsh surfactants like sodium, ammonium and lauryl/laureth sulphates or petrochemicals, including PEGs, paraffin and other glycols, silicones, mineral oils, artificial fragrances, grain alcohols, phthalates, bisphenol-A (BPA) or GMO ingredients.
Aqua (water), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Sodium PCA, Jojoba esters, Glycerin (vegetable glycerin), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil**, Mica (Cl 77019), Zinc oxide (CI 77947), Macadamia ternifolia seed oil (macadamia oil), Cetearyl wheatstraw glycosides (&) cetearyl alcohol (wheat straw extract), Persea gratissima oil (avocado oil), Iron oxides (Cl 77491, Cl 77492, Cl 77499), Talc (CI 77718), Citrus grandis seed extract (grapefruit seed extract), Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Sclerotium gum, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Leptospermum scoparium oil (manuka oil), Melaleuca alternifolia oil (tea tree oil). **Certified organic.
This foundation provides medium coverage with a yellow base tone. The finishing is natural and leaves my skin with a dewy glow. It’s not heavy and doesn’t streak and I quite like how it feels on my skin. However, I find the foundation leaves my skin a tad drying under aircon environment. In addition, it’s not great for concealing dark circles and blemishes though so I’ve to use a separate concealer with this foundation – something I don’t always need to with other non-natural foundations.
Price and availability
The Living Nature Foundation is available in six shades. I got mine for around S$33 from Naturisimo with free shipping. I’m quite happy with it for now and will continue to use it. However, I’ll be looking around for other more naturally formulated foundations and see if I can find a better one in the market soon.