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Candle Store Owner

London, UK

In the world of skincare and beauty, we’re still seeing mountains of plastic packaging and lists as long as our arm that often contain ingredients that are harsh and unsustainable. 

Despite this, there are a number of brands out there that are taking the environment into consideration within their operation.


Balmista is a waterless, small-batch, and sustainable skincare brand that was launched during the peak of the pandemic. The founder, Ajna, wanted to create something meaningful and environmentally-friendly.


Coming from a family that was always conscious of good skincare, with an esthetician as a mother, it seemed only natural to Ajna to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Balmista was born from passion.


Balmista has a three-step ritual; an oil-to-milk cleanser, a concentrated face cream, and nourishing face oil. 

This minimalist skincare regime reduces the need for excessive skincare in a routine, and the waterless formulas mean the formulas aren't diluted, so provide a higher potency.

The products also come in glass and minimal plastic, reducing plastic pollution.


You can purchase all three in a bundle for around $86USD here.


Balmista plants five trees with every order through Ecologi, and they use recyclable cardboard for all of their shipping materials.


They are currently running a competition with Neem, a men’s lifestyle brand. Enter it here.


To find out more about Balmista, visit the website.

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