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Our Philosophy

Mettā is an ancient style of meditation that encourages loving-kindness with yourself and the world around you. Regular practice fosters a sense of belonging, a pure connection with other living beings and a compassionate understanding of the interconnected world.

By wishing strong happiness for others, “One sleeps easily, wakes easily and dreams no evil dreams. One’s mind gains concentration quickly. One’s complexion is bright.”*

Mettā Skincare shares much with this style of meditation. We wish to help reconnect your daily skincare routine to nature through a practice of loving-kindness for your skin.

*Mettā (Mettanisamsa) Sutta: Good Will” (AN 11.16), translated from the Pali by Thanissaro Bhikkhu.

Our Founder

Mettā Skincare’s founder Anca Grigoras has always followed her lifelong passion for healthy living.

In 2008 Anca’s career in occupational health and safety led to a project aimed at reducing chemical exposure at work. While researching this she became increasingly concerned to learn that for most of us contact with many harmful chemicals happens in our own homes on a regular basis.

Skincare and personal hygiene products are the main reason why people use on average 100 chemicals on their skin daily.

Mettā Skincare was created to help people make healthy decisions about their skincare routine. Anca developed the range following extensive research into safe ingredients, experimenting with oils traditionally used for nourishing the skin and studying at the School of Holistic Cosmetology under the guidance of world leading natural and holistic skincare formulators.

Kind to Your Skin and the Earth

We believe small decisions can have a big impact on the world around us.

For this reason we’ve made sure our range makes a positive contribution toward broader social issues, including sustainable agriculture, fair trade and developing communities.

Our range is not only ethical, but means our products are produced using the highest-quality ingredients.

Kind to the Environment

We believe our world is naturally beautiful. To keep it that way, our ingredients are grown using sustainable organic or biodynamic principles. This ensures that no harmful chemicals make their way into soil or waterways.

Our products do not come with unnecessary packaging. We encourage all our customers to recycle the empty glass containers or send them back to us for reuse.

Our labels are printed on 100% tree free Stone-Paper an earth friendly energy efficient and acid free paper which is photodegradable and can be recycled into either paper or plastic channels.

Our Products

Our Products Are

100% natural

Formulated with cold pressed vegetable oils, butters and botanical extracts carefully selected for their nutrient profile and active properties

Use only 100% pure therapeutic grade steam-distilled essential oils

Handcrafted in small batches to ensure optimum freshness and potency

Packaged in recyclable glass containers—to minimize waste and preserve
ingredient quality and potency

Our Products Will Never Include

Synthetic colours fragrances or preservatives

Petroleum-derived ingredients

Parabens

Sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES)

Sodium laureth sulphate (SLS)

Diethanolamine (DEA) triethanolamine (TEA)

monoethanolamine (MEA) or polyethylene glycol (PEG)

Genetically modified (GMO) or engineered ingredients

Water, synthetic emulsifiers or fillers

Testing on animals