Veronika Chandra checks out Bali’s best!
Bringing you back to basics – Face serums and face oils are two of the most essential products in a skincare routine, especially with Bali’s hot weather. Face serum helps you protect your skin from free radicals and face oil will keep the skin nourished and hydrated. While it is important to keep our skin hydrated and protected, let’s try to keep it natural and eco-conscious! Lucky for us, Bali is home to many incredible organic skincare brands with fabulous face serums and face oils!
Check out our Top Six skincare brands in Bali:
“Pure, Natural, Sustainable”, Bali Balance offers an all-natural and environmentally friendly range with superior locally-sourced ingredients. Bali Balance uses their unfiltered, full of minerals, raw virgin coconut oil (to provide instant hydration), and superfoods (to detox and restore) as the main ingredients in their skincare products including the face serums and face oils. Their lightweight chemical-free 24/7 Face Serum absorbs rapidly into the skin and gently hydrates, making it a perfect daytime serum! And for the ultimate night-care routine, Bali Balance’s Night Oil is the answer! It is guaranteed to calm the skin and keep it nourished throughout the night…
Fields of Yarrow
Prioritizing on locally-sourced natural ingredients and sustainability, Fields of Yarrow has successfully crafted an organic skincare line with the face oil and face serum as two of their best-selling products. Made of nutritive oils and other essential ingredients such as Vitamin E and Vitamin F, cucumber oil, Argan oil, and Tea Tree essential oil, the Brightening Wild Rose Face Oil targets radiance, fine lines, wrinkles, texture, tone, and dullness – don’t be surprised at the luminous glow effect! Meanwhile, the Hyaluronic Acid & Palmarosa Restorative Serum contains Palmarosa oil that helps brighten and moisturize the skin, while hyaluronic acid strengthens and protects the skin.
IbuBumi Bali – translates as “Mother Earth Bali”, believes that skincare should be a fun and worry-free routine, so they came up with a chemical-free, animal cruelty-free, and environmentally friendly skincare line that is good for both your skin and the environment! Two of our favorite products from IbuBumi are their natural serums. Bersih Berseri Anti-Acne Serum delicately balances the natural oil in the skin to prevent acne and alleviate blemishes through the mix of its main active ingredients (golden Jojoba oil, Argan oil, Tea tree, Lavender, and Patchouli). Formulated for oily and acne-prone skin, the anti-acne serum is set to leave your skin feeling refreshed and moisturized. The Sinar Mentari Glow Serum is for all of you who love an all-natural hydrating, firming, and moisturizing serum, resulting in a healthy even glow. Expect your skin to feel dewy and firm with this oil-based serum.
Inspired by the love of nature and high-end urban sensibility, Mademoiselle Kelapa is an organic and eco-friendly skincare brand that carefully selects its natural ingredients to ensure its quality. Mademoiselle Kelapa’s best-selling product, Elixir of Youth is a face oil with a fresh coconut and frangipani smell, it is the perfect product to protect your skin from bacteria and pollution on a daily basis and at the same time it prevents ageing wrinkles and fine lines. Next up, their Vitamin C Serum is crafted to help tighten the skin, close the pores and heal any scars or blemishes on the face. Formulated with chamomile, frangipani, rosemary, and Palmarosa essential oils, this ultra-light gel textured serum also naturally hydrates the skin without any greasiness.
Putting sustainability at the core of what they do, Savara is a GMP and BPOM certified Bali-based boutique brand that manufactures vegan, cruelty-free, and plant-derived skincare products. Made from 7 blends of superfood plant and fruit oils, Savara’s Face Oil is an ultra-concentrated, yet lightweight, face oil that boosts hydration, balances natural oil production and supports skin regeneration. The face oil is suitable for all skin types and for use day and night. We all love a multi-function product, this face oil can also be used on beard, hair, and cuticles. Not only for women, as men need to have their skincare routine too!! Savara also offers a men’s line and here we are going to mention their gentle, fresh-smelling aftershave serum. Scoring points for being alcohol-free, the aftershave serum is gel textured and won’t irritate the skin post-shave. It also uses Aloe Vera extract as the skin soother, sea kelp and moringa oil for moisturizing. This aftershave serum is just perfection!
Bali’s first and only GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified cosmetic company, Sensatia Botanicals is undoubtedly one of our favourites when it comes to natural and eco-conscious skin products. Much more than just a skincare brand, Sensatia Botanicals strives to empower the local community by giving 20% of the revenue directly to their employees. But let’s jump back to their awesome products, the Facial C-Serum and Facial Hydrate!
Using Kakadu plum extract, which is exceptionally high in Vitamin C, the Facial C-Serum will help improve skin texture and elasticity. Over time, Vitamin C also helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines on the skin. Meanwhile, the oil-based Facial Hydrate is highly effective in nourishing and hydrating the skin for a smoother skin texture and a more even skin tone. These amazing products don’t only come in 2 variations, but 5 different variations, designed to suit specific skin types – dry, oily, combination, normal, and sensitive skin.
That just about wraps up our top six skin-care brands all made in Bali! Shop, enjoy and we’d love any feedback you’d care to give!! Via FB Messenger @The Yak magazine or our IG @theyakmagazine