Dallas Teen Launches Natural Skincare Company

Mali Mali offers an all-natural moisturizer for people with sensitive skin and gives a portion of the proceeds to charity.


A Dallas teenager has created her own skincare company to help people with sensitive skin.

Sophia Stener, 16, launched Mali Mali so she can sell her Soothing All-Over Moisturizer product, CultureMap Dallas reported.


Mali Mali’s all-natural moisturizer [Photo: Mali Mali]

She invented the skincare product after having sensitive skin herself and not being able to find an all-natural product. Most were made with chemicals that could have a negative effect on the body, she said.

Her product has an earthy, guava scent made from tamanu oil. It’s available at Park Cities Skin Care and Park Cities Allergy & Asthma.

A percentage of the proceeds from the company benefits Cool Earth, a charity that helps save the rainforests and the indigenous people who live there.

She also recently released a lip oil.

“I believe we can learn a lot from the natural world,” Stener told CultureMap. “My friend has an interesting philosophy. She says we should be able to remember landscape artists for the art they create, not because they showed us what our world used to look like.”

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