ma·ter  : /ˈmā-tər/ (noun)

Mother (from Latin & Croatian)
Petra in the MATER Beauty Lab

Petra's Journey

Like many modern women, Petra Škorić knows a thing or two about running on adrenaline. After spending 15 years entrenched in the fast-paced advertising and IT industries, in 2019 she stepped into her most significant role yet - mother. However, along with a deep love for her son, came a sense of 'loss' of her former self and she craved fulfilment outside of parenting.

So, with her five-month-old in tow, she launched BAR OF HOPE, a range of her own handcrafted soaps, shampoo, conditioner, bath bombs and lip balms – all created with Mother Earth in mind, without palm oil and in plastic-free packaging.

Then, in December 2021, Petra faced another emotional milestone when her beloved mother Zdenka passed away. In her mother’s final weeks, she gave her daughter some words of wisdom: ‘Start looking after yourself and putting yourself first again.’

With those words in mind, Petra became acutely aware of how precious our time on earth is and how she had continually neglected herself since becoming a mother. What followed was a period of deep inner reflection and a vast shifting of her priorities. Her passion for creating luxurious beauty products took on more significant meaning: a way to prioritise her time, to balance the demands of motherhood, create a legacy of her own and help her journey through the grief of losing her mother. To immortalise her mother’s timeless advice, MATER Beauty was born.

Petra with her son, at home

MATER Beauty is for all women that have come to the realisation that they need to start putting themselves first. The carefully curated collection of skin and hair (and more to come) products was inspired by Petra's desire to encourage mothers to take time to nurture themselves and remember they are as worthy of their loving care as their families.

MATER Beauty - The Vision

Time is precious, and as busy mothers, we have less and less of it. Inevitably, our personal needs drop in priority as we race to stay on top of life's endless errands.

But every moment you take for yourself matters. So, MATER Beauty transforms daily skin and hair care rituals into luxurious experiences - because you deserve to enjoy moments of self-care each day.

MATER product family shot on a colourful background

MATER Beauty ticks all the boxes. The bespoke formulations offer the perfect balance of botanical and actives – proven potent and highly effective while nurturing and soothing all skin and hair types.

The plant-derived scents are subtle yet elegant, encouraging a moment to pause and take a calming breath. At the same time, silken blends of premium ingredients deliver the perfect amount of hydration - for plump, glowing, yet never greasy skin.

Whether you are applying your skincare, cleansing your hair, or sinking into the relaxing respite of a candlelit bath, MATER Beauty is right there with you.

My promise to you – a personal message from Petra

Petra smiling in front of product shelves

“I have put my heart and soul into MATER Beauty. It is lovingly handcrafted by me - especially for you. As a skincare fanatic, MATER Beauty uses premium, scientifically proven ingredients - because you deserve the best to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin.

What I have left out matters too, so there are no artificial colours, fragrances, or cheap ingredients to 'pad out' the formulations. In addition, all MATER Beauty products have been tested over many months (on people, not animals of course!) to ensure optimal results without irritation. Plus, the packaging is plastic-free unless required to preserve the integrity of the product itself and ensure suitable delivery.

I hope you will take time to make everyday moments matter; you need nurturing too. Enjoy.”

Founder, Formulator, Skincare Fanatic
MATER Beauty


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