The Optima Packaging Journey
Co-founders, Karissa Mather and Cate Lilja are determined to cement their passion for a more sustainable future into every facet of the Optima brand, including the packaging.
"We searched the globe for sustainable and ethical packaging that not only protected the product inside but was also aesthetically designed", says Karissa.
Here we share our bumpy journey to perfection.
Karissa Mather and Cate Lilja talk to Scale Investors
5 Steps for glowing skin
Cate talks to Move Nourish Believe (Lorna Jane Active Living) about five steps you can take to assist with gut health and enjoy glowing, radiant skin.
What you need to know about pre and probiotics
Juiced up! Does your body really need to be “cleansed” of solids?
The Gut-Skin Connection
As our largest organ, our skin is interconnected with every other system in our body. It holds a particularly strong relationship with our gut.
Beauty starts from the inside: Optima Nutricosmetics. by Rania May
A nutritional expert’s top 5 ingredients to keep your skin alive this silly season
Five top ingredients to incorporate into your diet to help keep your gut and skin healthy over the holiday season.
The Startup Growth: Pop Quiz with Karissa Mather
Our co-founder Karissa Mather has 20-plus years’ experience working for some of the most famous names in beauty, health and wellness but her interest in gut health began well before her career did. Now, she is devoting her passion and experience to Optima.
Karissa shares her reflections and survival tips for the challenging-yet-exhilarating journey of start-up business.
How to choose the best collagen to promote vibrant, radiant, healthy skin
Keeping your gut healthy this silly season
It's hard not to get immersed in the festivities over December and January. With summer, Christmas, party and holiday season upon us, we can quickly forego our healthy habits. Optima co-founder Cate Lilja explains the key ingredients needed to heal your gut after you’ve over-indulged.
How to keep your gut healthy while travelling
Stomach upsets can really hinder your holiday fun. A change of environment, new foods, varying climates, even drinking the water can have an impact. Cate shares some helpful tips on how to maintain a healthy gut while travelling.
The gut health diet
The connection between gut and skin health is undeniable. If you’re eating for healthy skin, you must start by feeding your gut microbiome. Optima co-founder Cate Lilja explains the best foods to eat for a healthy gut and beautiful skin.
The truth about gut health
Did you know the gut is capable of producing 90 per cent of the serotonin in the body? The importance of gut health is huge: it impacts your mood and overall well-being, so don’t wait to feel unwell before understanding the gut wellness connection. Optima co-founder Cate Lilja shares her knowledge.