In the awards November series of blog posts, we get to know the brands behind the nominee products of the European Natural Beauty Awards 2023. In this post, we are proud to share more about the Latvian natural cosmetics brand Silmachy Cosmetics, as told by the brand:

The founder of the brand is Marta Šulce, a certified pharmacist, who happened to love making cosmetics for herself and her family, then for friends, and then – then went and created a zero waste natural cosmetics brand to offer greener alternatives in the self-care industry  – SILMACHY cosmetics.

I really love the saying that “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children”, meaning that we have to live consciously and take care of the planet we live on to be able to pass it as beautiful and wild to our children as it was for us. And I do believe, that one of the fastest ways to make some changes (for example, plastic pollution and microplastics) is to start a business with a mission to make some changes (providing more sustainable self-care everyday hygiene products without plastics as an alternative to bottled products)

All SILMACHY cosmetics packaging is either home-compostable (cardboard tubes for moisturizers, deodorants, and lip balms) or easily recyclable. The cosmetics contain plastics neither in the packaging nor in the ingredients – everything is natural, plant, or mineral-based.

SILMACHY cosmetics is the right choice for everyone, who uses shampoos, soaps, deodorants, balms or creams and wants to be kinder to planet, yet they’re not ready to compromise on the quality. SILMACHY cosmetics use hand-picked ingredients and all the cosmetics are hand made in small batches. We manufacture only the amounts that are needed, so there’s no waste of large stocks of products. We show our behind the scenes of everyday life, making cosmetics and order packaging on our Instagram and TikTok social media. 

We are going to launch some exciting news – a very delicate and mild intimate wash bar, that will be pH tested, with Lactobacillus, Lady’s mantles, and Chamomile extracts. But it’s going to happen at the end of October/beginning of November, so this can’t be mentioned before. 

Otherwise, we invite everyone to follow us on Instagram and TikTok, where we show a lot of our small business’s everyday life  – product making, order packing, and other exciting things. And – if you feel like trying SILMACHY cosmetics out – we ship worldwide.

We haven’t found another such cosmetics product – moisturizer with SPF in a home-compostable packaging here in Europe yet (and maybe even worldwide, but I haven’t done a lot of research), so we think we are the first ones providing something like this. We are happy that today’s packaging and innovation solutions provide us the opportunity to take care of ourselves by taking care of the planet. So we think it’s time to leave the plastics for good.”

Get to know Silmachy Cosmetics even better on the brand’s website at and follow the brand’s journey on Silmachy’s Instagram >