MEET THE FINDER: Nima Jalali of SALT & STONE

SALT & STONE is a unisex skin and body care brand from Los Angeles, California. They focus on natural, organic, cruelty-free ingredients and research the quality of each ingredient extensively, taking no shortcuts. Their mission is to create safe formulas that are extremely effective and are far superior to what you have come to expect from natural skin care.

Salt & Stone go the extra mile when researching and developing each formula. The ingredients are grown and produced in ethical and sustainable ways, without the use of pesticides, and never use artificial fragrances, sulphates, silicones, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates or GMOs. All packaging is recyclable and made from post consumer recycled materials. 

  • Tell us about your brand and how you came about?

N: I was a pro snowboarder and had a serious knee injury. I decided to take a more natural approach when it came to healing. I started eating a natural, organic, mostly plant based diet. With this approach, I became more interested in using natural sunscreens and deodorants and wanted to avoid the drug store formulas that contained nasty chemicals. I struggled to find good formulas so I set out to create my own.

  • What’s your biggest challenge as a brand?

N: Right now the biggest challenge has been to keep inventory in stock / project our growth. There are also some challenges in creating / testing sunscreens to ensure they are as effective as we want them. One formula may take us 1-2 years to develop.

    • Tell us your favourite quote, mantra or best piece of advice

    Get busy living or get busy dying

    • Tell us your proudest moment as a business  

    N: We are in all the rooms in The West Hollywood EDITION Hotel. That was such a proud moment for me!

    • What is your favourite product of A LITTLE FIND?

    N: SALT & STONE of course! Any of our SPF products :)

    • What's your best beauty or life hack?

    N: Facial oil every morning and night. Sunscreen every single day, the sun will ruin your skin so you must protect it.

    • What time does your day start & how do you start it? 

    N: 7:30 AM, I rise and drink a glass of water and boil up some water for a cup of Japanese green tea.

    • What is your LITTLE FIND

    N: My fiancé Noelle. 

    • Where are you off to on holiday this year

    N: Traveling to NYC, Nashville and then family stuff for Christmas.

    Now, let’s FIND Out About You

    • Wellies or Flip-Flops - Sneakers
    • Bubble Bath or Hot Shower
    • Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter 
    • Cinema or Theatre
    • Paperback or Kindle
    • Yoga or Run
    • Pressed Juice or Cocktail
    • Serums or Oils 

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