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Skincare That Works

by Lisa Lyford
Skincare That Works

I don’t know about you but I get fed up with all the marketing hype around beauty products claiming to do this and that. I always get excited and invariably always get let down - they got me again! Rich coming from me given that I used to work in the world of marketing/advertising!


Well that’s definitely not the case with Living Nature’s products. When they say their product’s work, they actually do!


I recently experienced their skincare range - Living Nature Vitalising Cleanser, Extra Hydrating Toning Gel and Nourishing Day & Night Creams, together with Radiance Night Oil. I’m in love.


It’s time to fess up; throughout my life I haven’t been the best with a cleansing and toning routine! I’ve been great with moisturising but that’s been more out of necessity. When I read that your skin is the largest organ of your body and that it absorbs about 60% of what you put on it, that’s when I sat up and took notice! It’s really important to look after your skin, not only to protect it and prolong its youthful look but also because of the skin’s absorbency.


Using the combination of products above, twice daily (night cream and as a treat Radiance Night Oil at night), within a few days my skin looked and felt better, it had a plumpness to it (in a good way); it was finally hydrated! Of all the products I used, I am particularly in love with the Extra Hydrating Toning Gel. I’ve used toners in the past and they’ve always been quite astringent and drying. I haven’t questioned this because I thought it was necessary to give the skin a thoroughly good cleansing. Unlike these kind of toners, Living Nature's hydrating toning gels are soothing and as they say, hydrating. I talk more about this magic product here.



what skin type do I have?


It's really important to choose the right skincare products for your skin type to ensure you get maximum benefit from them. If you're unsure, check out this handy checklist from Living Nature. 

Gorgeous Me Loves Living Nature - Skin Type Guide



Apologies that this is not that legible. Refer to Living Nature's website for a better version.


Top tips


A little product goes a long way - think 'pea' size portion. Using 1-2 fingers, dab a little product around your face before gently massaging it in. Be very gentle around the eyes. The fewer fingers you use, the more product there is for your face - it's not about looking after your fingers!


Being a natural product, with no nasty preservatives, the shelf-life of these products is less than you might be used to. Generally it's six months from opening the product, with a shelf-life for non-opened product of 2 years. That's not to say you can't continue using the product, it's just that the natural active ingredients won't work as well.




Living Nature


Gorgeous Me Loves Living Nature #2


This is so true and that's what I love about Living Nature and their products. I'm a convert.


All Living Nature products are certified 100% natural (many companies will convince you their products are natural but they're not!), safe (so safe you can even eat it!), produced locally using sustainable practices and it’s not tested on animals. Yay for them.     CCF Logo Black     Recycle Triangle





Wet Dog!


I've spoken to a number of people recently about Living Nature's amazing products, and some who used their products in the earlier years (Living Nature has been going for 28 years) have not so fond memories - the smell of wet dog springs to mind!!! Well, let me assure you that their products have come a long way and are now very pleasing to the senses :)





  • Our skin starts to age at 23 years old – that is when the elastin and collagen begin to break down. Twenty three!

  • The skin renews itself every 28 days, but this slows down to about 48 days as we reach 50.

  • Ideally special care/anti-ageing products should be introduced at age 35 to help fight the signs of ageing.

  • Sun damage takes 18 years to show the detrimental effects and it’s cumulative – so all the damage adds up over that time.

  • Sugar is a direct cause of ageing and significantly reduces the lifespan in organisms including other mammals.

  • At night when you sleep, your growth hormones are released, which help your skin to repair and rebuild the essential barrier (ceramides) layer of the skin.

  • Smoking affects circulation, and the nicotine breaks down the elastin and collagen in the skin.




Gorgeous Me & Living Nature are offering you a 15% discount on all Living Nature products. Simply visit Living Nature’s site (see links below) and use the promo code GORGEOUSME07. This offer is for online sales only, not retail stores, and is available until 31 July 2015.


You can use this promo code to purchase any of Living Nature’s products.  And whilst the special discount has been set up just for Gorgeous Me members, we’re happy if you wish to share it with your family, friends and colleagues - we’d love them to benefit from these gorgeous products too. 

For Oily Skin 

Living Nature Purifying Cleanser $39 

Living Nature Hydrating Toning Gel $43 

Living Nature Balancing Day Lotion $39 

Living Nature Balancing Night Gel $58



For Normal & Combination Skin Types

Living Nature Vitalising Cleanser $39 

Living Nature Extra Hydrating Toning Gel $43 

Living Nature Nourishing Day Cream $39 

Living Nature Nourishing Night Cream $58



For Dry & Mature Skin

Living Nature Vitalising Cleanser $39 

Living Nature Extra Hydrating Toning Gel $43 

Living Nature Rich Day Cream $39 

Living Nature Nourishing Night Cream $58 



Living Nature has conveniently packaged three skincare products together to get you started. These packs also make an ideal gift or for travel. 

Gorgeous Me Loves Living Nature #3 


Three packs for the three skin types - refer below.


Gorgeous Me Loves Living Nature 's Skincare 

Living Nature Skin Steps to Purify Oily Skin - Purifying Cleanser, Hydrating Toning Gel and Balancing Day Lotion, each 50ml - $69 for pack



Living Nature Skin Steps to Nourish Normal Skin - Vitalising Cleanser, Extra Hydrating Toning Gel and Nourishing Day Cream, each 50ml - $69 for pack


Living Nature Skin Steps to Enrich Dry & Mature Skin - Vitalising Cleanser, Extra Hydrating Toning Gel and Rich Day Cream, each 50ml - $69 for pack




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