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.