Our Story

Pioneering Skincare for Sleep

Our Story

Hi! We're Kriszta and Stephy. We're best friends, former roommates at Parsons School of Design, and Co-Founders of Moonlit Skincare.

In college, the combination of stress and late nights wreaked havoc on our skin and sleep routines 🕝. We searched for a simple nighttime solution, but only found mysterious “night” creams with high price points (mostly for an older demographic) and generic packaging that looked terrible on our nightstands.

It was clear to us that the most restorative hours for skin were an after-thought in the beauty industry. After working years at various design agencies and beauty brands, we decided to join forces and create Moonlit Skincare. Since launching, Moonlit Skincare has been praised by Refinery29, WWD, VOGUE, Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and listed as CEW's "Indie Brands to Watch."

💤 Research shows that quality sleep is essential to great skin, so we set out to create a brand that emphasizes the importance of nighttime skincare and sleep wellness. 🌙 Read more about the brand story here.

"Invest in rest.

Moonlit Skincare’s energy and research capabilities are devoted to these restorative, healing hours."

Why Bali?

🌿 Deemed the Wellness Capital of the World, Bali is home to potent, natural ingredients that sync with the science of sleep. It’s where people go to sleep, recover, and relax.

Moonlit Skincare brings that same intention into our formulas. 🍃

Our unique formulas are sourced and bottled in Bali, where we have an intimate working relationship with a small facility and the people behind our products. That’s not a Moonlit highlight – it’s a standard.

About the Founders

Krisztina Matyi is a former designer and web developer with a passion for all things skincare and beauty. She has previously worked for Zone Digital and Wolff Olins. 

Stephanie Kim’s began her career in the beauty industry as one of the first interns at Birchbox. She has also worked for Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, Obliphica, and L’Oréal-owned Kérastase and Shu Uemura.

Get a peek behind-the-scenes on our Moonlit IG! 👋

Moonlit Skincare founders

Our Moonlit Commitment


Dedicated to night-time skincare and sleep wellness, we are passionate about creating a more welcome sleep space.


We ethically and sustainably create our formulas in Bali and the US. Our natural products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, PEGs, and synthetic fragrances.


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