- How it all began

As with so many other products, I have had to source the best skin care products outside of Norways borders, until one day I had the idea for Maya water!

The idea arose during a time in my life when I had to re-assess my future career plans, when a back operation put a stop to my previous work as a make up artist. During that period, I had a lot of time to think, and due to the dry air in the hospital I was constantly spraying my face with Evian Facial Spray. Then I thought, ´why doesn´t Norway have this product, with it´s renowned reputation for the most pure and healthy mineral water in the world?`. When I returned home from the hospital the idea for the Norwegian sourced facial water wouldn´t let go, and now, ten years later the dream has become a reality.

I would have to agree with entrepreneurs, who say that the road to success is a long one, but now, I am delighted to be able to say, I have achieved my dream. I have a saying, ´that behind every great woman, is herself`, however, the saying is redundant in this case. For even though the idea is mine, I could never have done it without my partner Thomas Kalleberg. For the last five years, we have together developed the product, Maya Water Facial Mist, and a year ago we were awarded funding from ´Ínnovation Norway`.

Another important man, who has made this possible is the Senior Creative Director for LoveChild Ltd; Kenneth Hansen. His knowledge and vision has been invaluable in the creation of Maya Waters image and design. The world famous photographer, Knut Bry has taken all the stunning photo´s. No one can capture Norwegian nature quite like he can.

But the most important aspect, for Maya Water to suceed, was to find the finest sourced water in Norway. We travelled the length and bredth of Norway, and tested many potential sources. Our final choice was Skogshorn source, in Hemsedal, owned by Knut Hjelmen. This water had all the qualities we were in search of in order to start production of Maya Water.

It has been an exciting journey, and I have had the pleasure to meet some wonderful people along the way, who together, have made this possible.