Metta Skincare

The 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.”

Now let’s meet the person behind this amazing brand – Anca Grigoras, founder of Mettā Skincare (we featured the Body Butter Minis in our February box).

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am very fortunate to have grown up in a family with a deep respect and appreciation for nature and holistic living, so from a very young age I learned that to achieve optimal health we must live in harmony with our environment.

What inspired you to create Mettā?

Early on in my professional journey I was working as an occupational health and safety consultant and became very interested in the research about chemical ingredients in everyday products and how these affect our health. As I started to apply what I was learning in my own life, learning about and experimenting with natural skincare ingredients became an integral part of my new lifestyle and I fell in love with the craft of formulating and the outstanding results of natural ingredients.

At the same time in my career I had the opportunity to work on a project overseeing the clean-up operation of a marine oil spill. This was a huge eye-opening experience which taught me that if we are to continue to thrive on this beautiful planet we must start taking responsibility for our impact on it. It was also the catalyst that made me decide not only to launch my own natural skincare line, but also to start a business that focuses on doing good and encourages kindness.

When did you first become interested in skin care?

The first time I managed to sneak into my mother’s beauty cabinet – around age 4 🙂

What is your favorite Mettā product and why?

I really can’t choose a favourite. Every batch is a labour of love. I’m always in my happy place when I make products and feel very grateful and blessed to be able to share them with the green beauty community.

What inspires you in nature?

I’ve always been fascinated by texture, colour and scent and could easily spend hours studying the beauty in nature.

Tell us about your skincare story and routine.

I believe that skin is unique to each person and its needs change constantly. But so often we’re so focused on fixing problems (breakouts! wrinkles! hyper pigmentation!) that we forget to take the time to tune into our bodies and learn what’s causing these problems and customise our skincare routine accordingly. My skin used to be chronically dry and it’s still quite sensitive and reactive. So a great part of my skincare story was about taking the time to learn how my skin reacts to different factors in my environment.

What are your rules when it comes to looking for and using non-toxic cosmetics?

  • Learn what works for you
  • Read labels
  • Ask questions about ingredients you don’t understand

Any beauty secret/tips you’d like to share?

I believe that an effective skincare regime has to be part of a holistic self-care routine which starts with knowing, accepting and loving ourselves, including our less-than-perfect parts. From that basis we can make better decisions that will support us towards radiant beauty and health.

Anca Grigoras
founder of Mettā Skincare

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