Who here can refuse the first kiss of the tropical sun?
No, we cannot. Traveling to Bali is an amazing experience, no doubt. We simply cannot refuse the clear sky, warm weather, and sun-kissed skin. However, when tropical humidity, combined with UV rays, air conditioning, scooter sweat, and traffic pollution, sets on your skin, it will get extra sensitive and require additional care.
Importing skincare products from our home countries of origin can oftentimes get taxed insanely high. The longer shipping time and the different circumstances during shipping (like changes in temperature and humidity) can affect the quality of the products.
Also, who will know how to fully care for skin in the tropics? Of course, the local skincare brands!
Because of this (and because we love you ♡), the Beauty in Bali team has curated a list of five Bali-based beauty brands that are sustainable, vegan, and organic–and, of course, will be beneficial to your skin.
Orville Essentials is a Bali-based brand that focuses on creating natural and handmade sugar scrubs. Using Epsom salt, the scrub is made to give you a luxurious feeling while deep cleansing your pores and maintaining their hydration.
Other than sugar scrubs, they also made bath salts made of Epsom salt that have grown to be one of our favourites.
Why are they good?
Maintaining hydration from scrub to bath salts has never been so easy and good. The scrub uses organic sugarcane, mixed with your favorite essential oils and natural ingredients. The series is also quite broad, providing 16 different variants that address different skin issues, including the all-time favorites: frangipani, lavender, rose, lemongrass, and many more.
Our (more like the writer’s) personal favorite is the coconut, as it gives the most Bali feel of all.
And the bath salts? The Epsom Bath Salt provides the right amount of magnesium to pass through your skin, thereby reducing swelling and relieving aches. They are highly effective for soothing skin and reducing inflammation.
Savara Body Care
Savara Body Care is a small, Bali-based skincare brand that cares both for your skin’s health and the environment. The brand believes in an A-to-Z clean and sustainable beauty process and results. Hence, they use only natural ingredients and produce in small batches.
All the products of Savara Body Care are produced in small batches to achieve freshness, avoid overproduction, and to enable the Savara team to give a lot of love, care, and attention. Above all, they are also vegan, cruelty-free, and plant-based, using natural oils, butters, and plant extracts to optimize the benefits of their original recipes.
In an industry that has high waste production, Savara Body Care challenges the status quo, and we love them for it. Sustainably sourced in Bali and all over Indonesia, each ingredient has been carefully researched and is of the highest quality. They do not use irritating chemicals and toxins often found in others, for instance, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, palm oil or any other harmful ingredients.
Which product is our favorite?
The Intensive Hair Mask is richly formulated with a blend of natural oils and plant extracts that help to restore strength and resilience to fine, dry, damaged, brittle hair.
Regain your tresses crown, beauts!
The Lost Gem
Calling all bath lovers! It is your new go-to brand for everything bath-related, from A to Z.
The Lost Gem’s products range from creamy body butter, organic artisan soap bars, lotions, and colorful bath bombs that will not only steal your heart at first glance, but will also maintain your skin’s health to the max.
All the products are handcrafted on our beloved, magical island of Bali, sourced sustainably and made only with natural ingredients.
You will feel like a gem after a bath with The Lost Gems’ products. Also, did you know that they have come up with their baby care lineup too?
The Egyptian bath bomb that contains milk, honey, and oatmeal is our favorite.
Savon Stella insists on making positive impacts to the world through their products and skincare brand.
As the name suggests, Savon Stella specializes in making soap, but uniquely, made of clay that does not only cleanse your skin but also smoothes, nourishes, hydrates, and softens it. Other than that, it also helps remove sebum and impurities from your skin, without stripping your skin’s natural oil.
What is our favorite product? We can honestly not be picky, because we love them all.
Savon Stella has curated White Kaolin, Bentonite, and French Green Clay for all of us, and we love how these soap bars are little pyramids in shape.
The word “suki” means amorous or love in Japanese. The brand Sukime was inspired by the Japanese in growing and nurturing the focus and passion for mastering their vocation, which eventually birthed the intention of giving our bodies what they truly deserve.
Hence, Sukime is offering an all-natural and cruelty-free “food” for our skin.
The creator and team are a group of caring yogis who are also heart-centered serial entrepreneurs. After being fully immersed and surrounded by the superfoods that Bali has to offer, the team aims to use Sukime to educate their customers about a vibrant, thriving body.
The quality of the soil where their ingredients grow is also critical for Sukime. They ensure high quality soil, hygienic processes, sustainable harvesting, and the overall intentions of everyone involved.
“Live harmoniously, do good things, and make products to reflect these ideas,” as Sukime believes.
Which one is Beauty in Bali’s? We are in love with the new Shampoo Bars.
Handmade with love, the shampoo bars implement traditional Balinese wisdom and ingredients to deliver contemporary solutions to hair problems while revolutionizing your hair sustainably.
The ingredients are vegan and mineral-rich; for instance, coconut oil, cacao butter, shea butter, bamboo charcoal, Bali sea salt, and essential oils.
Which one would you like to try first? Let us know in the comment section below!