Beauty in Bali

Go nut for coconuts for these Indonesian-based brands

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Get ready to go nuts for coconuts! We all know that coconuts deserve the title “superfood.” The tropical fruit is packed with nutrients, and all of its elements are usable for our consumption, from food, skincare, and hair care to even household equipment.

While coconut oil is a healthier option for frying, its fatty acids are excellent for moisturizing and nourishing your skin.It has anti-inflammatory properties that can soothe irritated skin and calm it down. It can also act as a great makeup remover, total hydration toner, and au naturale hair mask. 

Also, when using these Indonesian-based skincare brands whose main ingredient is coconut, you are also helping the local communities participate in a fair economy and environmental sustainability. Many of those brands use organic and locally grown coconut in their recipes, which they acquire at fair prices from local farmers. Every component of coconut is usable and easily decomposable, so no more non-recyclable waste.

Check out four of our favorite brands that will soon be yours, too!

Glow Better

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Glow Better offers a range of natural and organic products, each specialized for a specific skin type. They use a combination of natural ingredients and advanced technology in their formula to create skincare that works effectively for everyone. 

One of their most popular lines is the Coconut Juice Series, which includes a facial cleanser, a hydrating serum, and a gel moisturizer. All of these products are made with natural coconut fruit water that has been processed with a controlled freeze-drying method to ensure stability and high quality.

The brand also promises cruelty-free and eco-friendly skincare to you!

Sensatia Botanicals

This Bali-based brand is all about using natural ingredients and avoiding synthetic substances in its production process. Plus, with over 300 products registered with the Food and Drug Administration and GMP certification, you can trust that Sensatia Botanicals knows what they’re doing when it comes to creating top-quality skincare. 

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They also have a direct-to-employee revenue distribution, with 20% of the company’s revenue going to all of their employees right away. Cool, right?

Utama Spice

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Utama Spice believes in using traditional herbal knowledge to create products that nourish and enhance the skin’s natural beauty. They use only 100% pure, natural ingredients in their products, including a range of coconut-based options like virgin coconut oil and lemongrass ginger coconut lotion. 

Utama Spice also offers other natural body and skin care products, including essential oils, haircare, face care, and hand sanitizer made with ingredients like lavender, eucalyptus, mint, tea tree, and butterfly pea.

Utama Spice is dedicated to supporting the local community, with 90% of its employees being Balinese women.

Mademoiselle Kelapa

Mademoiselle Kelapa is a Bali-based company founded by Pauline, a Parisian, that produces a range of natural and organic skincare and beauty products, including face oils, creams, serums, cleansers, lotions, and hair serums. 


The products are handmade using high-quality plant ingredients and packaged in recyclable materials. Mademoiselle Kelapa is committed to producing cruelty-free products and supporting local Balinese families through Saba’s Kids and the Bali Children Foundation.

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