Behind the brand

Native Essentials Founder Daniela Pelonara


Passionate about native botanicals, Asian spa culture and local beauty rituals, Daniela, the heart and soul of Native Essentials, created a collection of eleven plant-based skincare products that deliver fast, effective results without the hassle of long, drawn-out beauty rituals.

This is beauty for the modern wellness-conscious woman: earth-friendly, plant-based, sustainable, minimalist and truly effective skincare based on a few easy steps.

Native Essentials was born over ten years ago as a unique travel diary with a purpose – self-care thru sensory skincare. 


‘’I wanted to distil in my products all the native plants, textures, colours, aromas, and traditional beauty treatments I researched and experienced during my travels and recreate a body-and-mind beauty ritual with plants and potent botanical active ingredients. ’’


Italian-born Daniela left a career as an executive for international fashion brands to become a professional natural skincare formulator and aromatologist. A busy mum, eco-activist, and passionate about clean living, Daniela spent the last thirty years in Asia-Pacific. She currently lives in Bangkok, Thailand.