Our Ingredient Story

“I wanted to create a clean, simple, and effective skincare line that is made with unique natural ingredients from around the world. These are ingredients that have been used in skincare rituals and daily diets for thousands of years. My goal is not to treat symptoms, instead help people prevent damage, enhance the natural beauty, and age beautifully by improving the overall health and wellness of the skin.”

Bright & Blur Complex

Kalaia’s proprietary Bright & Blur Complex combined Gotu Kola and Turmeric, two natural ingredients that are native to Sri Lanka, with vitamin B, stable vitamin C, and Aloe Vera to brighten the skin and blur the look of fine line and wrinkles.

Fragrance with Purpose

Kalaia’s Fragrance with Purpose is the natural, non-synthetic, fragrance blend found in Kalaia products. Made from a hand-picked blend of essential oils and extracts that are also known to have unique skin benefits, our natural fragrances give each one of our products a unique identity.

Key Ingredients

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola, also known as Centella Asiatica, has been extensively used in Ayurvedic medicine across Asia. It is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids, and numerous potent phytochemicals. Gotu Kola has anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, acts as a toner for the skin and is even known to promote skin's collagen production.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in traditional cuisines and skin care rituals in South Asia and the Middle East for thousands of years, and is now one of the most highly-prized spices in the world. It is known to improve skin imperfections, control oil and calm the skin. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this "Golden Root" will revive your skin by bringing out it’s natural glow and help blur the signs of aging.

Kaolin Clay

Kaolin Clay

Kaolin Clay is a gentle exfoliator that cleanses the skin and pulls impurities from the pores without causing redness. It is a great absorbent that can pull up excess oils and can help balance the oil production when used over time. Kaolin is stimulating to the skin and with long term use, can offer a toned and tightened appearance.

Rose

Rose

Containing a complex array of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, rose essential oil is an excellent moisturizer. Research shows rose oil exhibits strong batericidal activities, which makes it a great ingredient for acne prone skin. It also is known to calm and sooth the skin. Rose petal powder is a great gentle exfoliator for the skin.

Ginger

Ginger

For thousands of years, ginger has been revered as an anti-aging ingredient in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine. Ginger's antioxidant, gingerol, not only fights skin-damaging free radicals, but also promotes smoothness and evenness in the skin tone. Ginger is also known to promote skin renewal, improve blood circulation, reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, and combat blemishes.

Apple Stem Cells

Apple Stem Cells

Apple stem cells boost production of human stem cells, protect the cells from stress, and even help to decrease signs of aging. When delivered into the skin, these stem cells provide notable results in blurring lines, wrinkles, and environmental damage.

Coconut

Coconut

Coconut has been highly favored for its anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, but is also known for its nourishing and antibacterial properties. Coconut oil possesses antimicrobial properties that can help treat acne and protect the skin from harmful bacteria.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera, known for generations as a popular skin moisturizer, is loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can not only hydrate your skin but can also calm the skin and stimulate the growth of new cells.

Frankincense

Frankincense

An essential oil native to the Arabian Peninsula and Northeastern Africa, Frankincense is an ancient ingredient with many known skin benefits including its ability to strengthen skin; improve its tone and elasticity; and build defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes. Studies have shown frankincense to have anti-inflammatory properties. It also stimulates cell regeneration and protects older cells from free radical damage.

Neem

Neem

The antiseptic, antioxidant, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties of neem help calm the skin and control oil. Neem is also known to clear pigmented skin and even the skin tone. All parts of the Neem tree - roots, bark, gum, leaves, fruit, seed, kernels and seed oil have been used in therapeutic preparations for internal and topical use for thousands of years. In Ayurveda, Neem tree has been described as “ sarva roga nivarini” (keep all diseases at bay) for a reason.

Papaya

Papaya

Papaya is loaded with vitamins and nutrients that make it great for your skin, hair and body. Such nutrients include vitamins A and C, which are highly concentrated and helpful in building collagen. Papain, an enzyme present in papaya, is known to be very effective in skin renewal, skin lightening, and improving clogged pores. It also functions as an exfoliator, skin softener, moisturizer and helps fight acne. The enzyme also helps the skin combat free radicals and preventing premature aging.

Chlorella

Chlorella

Rich in antioxidants, protein, iron, and vitamins A, B, and C, this fresh water algae has many skin benefits. Chlorella is known to improve facial elasticity and firmness; and protect the skin from damage caused by too much sun exposure or by coming into contact with chemical pollutants. The antioxidants in chlorella repel free radicals, neutralizing them so that they cannot hurt the surrounding cells. This green superfood is also known to leave your skin with an instant glow.

Bamboo

Bamboo

Bamboo extract contains a high level of natural silica, which helps to replenish collagen and improve skin’s flexibility but also prevent moisture loss in the skin. Skin will feel tighter, plumper while reducing the look of finelines and wrinkles because of the hydrating properties of this ancient secret ingredient that has slipped under the radar for too long.

Licorice

Licorice

Licorice root has a good reputation as being helpful for sensitive skin. Licorice root contains an active compound called "glabridin". Glabridin, a skin whitening ingredient, works by inhibiting the production of melanin (the pigment that causes skin discoloration). Licorice has been used for years as a food additive around the world, making it completely safe for human consumption.

Goji Berry

Goji Berry

Goji berries, also known as wolfberries, are small red berries native to Asia. Goji berries were used in ancient Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat a variety of health issues. The most exciting thing about Goji berries when it comes to skin care is, it's known anti-aging benefits and its ability to help maintain healthy, youthful skin. Goji berries contain 11 of the 22 essential dietary trace minerals, amino acids, high levels of vitamin C, flavonoids, and packed with anti-oxidants to help improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness around the eye area.

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang

Ylang Ylang, a tree native to Asia, is known for the essential oil produced by it’s flowers. Traditionally Ylang Ylang essential oil has been applied to the skin to preserve it’s youthful glow, prevent signs of aging and to prevent skin irritation. Ylang Ylang essential oil is also a key natural ingredient used in some of our favorite luxury perfumes including Chanel No.5!

Bergamot

Bergamot

Bergamot oil has soothing, antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that work well to boost the health of your skin. Bergamot essential oil is known to get rid of scars and marks on the skin, tone the skin and soothe skin irritations. In Italian folk medicine, it was used to facilitate wound healing and was added to homemade skin disinfectants.

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal

Activated Charcoal is charcoal that has undergone a heating process that makes it safe for medicinal use and increases its adsorptive ability. Activated charcoal powder is proven to show many benefits. It absorbs thousands of times its own mass in harmful substances. Activated Charcoal detoxifies and balances your skin by pulling out the dirt, oil, and toxins from your clogged pores, making them less visible.

Cardamom

Cardamom

Cardamom extract is highly effective at giving the skin a perfect glow, all while multitasking as a natural cleanser that opens up pores and disinfects the skin. It is also a natural toner with many antioxidant properties that will leave your skin looking and feeling healthier than before.

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), an ingredient that performs many benefits for the skin. AHAs are known to help exfoliate and control oily skin and clogged pores, all of which can encourage fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. Hibiscus also increases the moisture of your skin resulting in the increased firmness, giving hibiscus the nickname, the “Botox plant”.

Matcha Green Tea

Matcha Green Tea

Chlorophyll in matcha green tea can protect the skin from sun damage; and impurities and chemicals in the environment that could clog pores. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) found in matcha gives it great antibacterial and antibiotic properties to help with acne prone skin. This antioxidant also promotes smoother and more supple skin due to its ability to rejuvenate skin cells and support skin structure. Matcha also has the power to reduce puffiness, skin inflammation, and dark under eye circles because of its high vitamin K content that promotes better blood circulation.

Indian Gentian Leaf

Indian Gentian Leaf

Indian Gentian Leaf extract has been proven to help support the tone and texture of skin by supporting cell turnover, revealing healthier and more resilient skin. It has been known to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, especially vertical wrinkles on the skin.

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay is a powerhouse that deeply cleanses your skin, flushes toxins, and removes dirt. The negatively charged ions in the clay attract and draw out toxins to the skin surface, which helps control acne and improve enlarged pores. The clay also contains magnesium, silicate, copper, iron, and potassium – all of which further boost skin health and make your skin appear healthier.