What makes us different?

We’re committed to creating a new standard in ingestible beauty. Our goal is to deliver the most effective results in gut and skin health, all while complying with the highest standards of sustainable and ethical production practices.

Here’s how we do it:

Evidence based
product development

Our unique formula uses nutrient-dense ingredients in proven dosages backed by nutritional science. Our once-a-day supplement works to make you look and feel your best by targeting the foundation of great skin – the gut. All our products are created using the highest quality and most sustainable ingredients sourced from across the globe.

Learn more about the science behind Optima’s unique formula

Our story

Optima Nutricosmetics is the brainchild of two industry experts and friends – Cate Lilja and Karissa Mather.

It is a culmination of our own healing journeys – spanning everything from adrenal burnout to bowel cancer – along with a combined four decades’ experience within the cosmetics and nutrition industries.

Learn more about Cate and Karissa’s journey here

Our values

We are committed to promoting a new paradigm in beauty and health built on empowerment and intelligence rather than fear and insecurity. Respect, integrity and honesty is what drives us.

Learn more about our values here

Sustainability practices

Sustainability and social responsibility are critical to every decision we make. We work with suppliers and partners who share our passion for the environment and respect for their employees. From being a proud signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) to our ethically sourced ingredients, every aspect of our business ensures the highest standards.

Learn more about our commitment to sustainability and ethics here

MSC-certified collagen

We use only certified sustainable marine collagen in accordance with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards. That means all the collagen used in our unique formula is ethically sourced from North Atlantic waters. This particular kind of sustainable collagen has also been the subject of clinical trials for its impact on hydration and skin health.

Learn more about the importance of MSC certification here

Sustainable packaging commitment

Since we began developing the first product in the Optima range, we had big dreams of making sustainable product packaging a cornerstone of our ethical policy. As a signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), and through proactive partnerships with our innovative packaging suppliers, Optima is well on its way to achieving this goal.

Learn more about our packaging journey and our exciting plans for the next 12 to 18 months here

Ethical sourcing

Every single ingredient we use has been rigorously evaluated and approved in compliance with our Ethical Sourcing Policy. All our suppliers are required to meet our supplier assessment criteria and agree to our Code of Conduct, which stipulates requirements around labour standards, fair treatment, environmental standards, customer and consumer protection, risk management and compliance and reporting.

Learn more about our ethical sourcing practices here