The Balm Kitchen Story
Founded in 2014 by Teresa Foo, Balm Kitchen is born from a mother's love for her son. What started off as a search for a solution for her son's Atopic Dermatitis has now became her passion to formulate effective Nourishing Skin Food.
Balm Kitchen was conceived in the kitchen where Teresa spent the early days experimenting with formulations. It also signifies a mother’s love where she spent hours in the kitchen cooking up nutritional meals for her family. The name pays homage to the origins of where Teresa made her first prototypes. It represents the heart and warmth of the home.
Balm Kitchen is a green beauty brand with a focus on Asian botanicals. We combine gentle yet effective botanical ingredients with cosmetic formulation science techniques to create simply the best Nourishing Skin Food for you and your family!
We firmly believe a great product need not be expensive while it offers quality and great value. Hence one of the core values of Balm Kitchen is to offer gentle, safe and effective natural organic products at an affordable price. We adhere to strict industry standards where ingredients are lab tested with safety and efficacy. We take pride in handcrafting all products in small batches.
Botanical base, Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free skincare
Where possible, we use certified organic ingredients from Europe, USA, and Australia. As a vegan-friendly brand, our raw ingredients and finished products are never tested on animals.
Love for Asian ingredients
We are surrounded with many botanical ingredients such as Green tea extracts, Perilla seed oil, Gac fruit oil, etc, which are all native to Asia and we love incorporating them in our formulations to help beautify our skin.
Specially formulated for the tropical climate
Our products are specially formulated for our tropical climate to meet the needs of our customers.
Our Green Story
We place importance on the origins of our raw cosmetic ingredients with emphasis on sourcing from suppliers and manufacturers who have active roles in the preservation of the environment and eco-system. Our raw cosmetic ingredients especially the certified organic ones are sourced from manufacturers or farms that have met the requirements of the various certifying bodies such as USDA, ACO, ECOCERT and Soil Association.
We use PET and BPA-free packaging (which are recyclables) for all our cosmetic applications and encourage customers to recycle their used packaging at recycling facilities. We do not issue printed invoices and have opted for an electronic invoice for all customers orders. This greatly reduces the need to print on papers and reduce waste. We are actively recycling any plastics, glass and papers used after productions.
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Our commitment in giving back to Society
We contribute regularly to various charity organisations such as Bone Marrow Donor Programme Singapore, SPCA, etc. We have sponsored two girls under World Vision for their education, health and basic needs. We also volunteer our time to distribute bread to many beneficiaries under the Food from the Heart. We actively work with Fair Trade organisations to supply us with cosmetics ingredients (organic Cocoa and Shea butters) and to manufacture our organic cotton tote and drawstring bags.
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Our products are made in our studio at ARK@Gambas and we are proud to be a Made in Singapore brand.