Kadalys : The power of banana science for your skin
In our quest to build Cacao as the leading sanctuary for the best A-beauty brands in the world, we scoured the internet, social media, magazines , and our closed ones brains to unearth skincare and wellness gems. This is how we found Kadalys and fell in love.
What is Kadalys?
Kadalys , from the name "Kadalï" in Sanskrit - which means the banana tree, is a French brand created by Shirley Billot in 2012. Inspired by her passion for Caribbean pharmacopeia, nature and research, she launched the world's first expert brand in the science of the banana tree. To create their skincare products, Kadalys extracts active ingredients from bananas to make organic and ethical cosmetics for all skin types.
Called "the plant of a thousand uses", the banana tree has been known for centuries in traditional Caribbean medicine for its soothing, healing and revitalizing properties and Kadalys celebrates it in its Ecocert and Cosmebio certified formulas. In collaboration with local producers from Martinique and Guadeloupe, Kadalys brings the power of the banana tree to the service of a responsible, natural and highly effective beauty brand. Indeed, environmental commitment is at the heart of the brand, which draws its banana bioactives from food industry agro-waste. Also, the banana farmers of Martinique and Guadeloupe are shareholders of Kadalys, for a real fair trade.
Beyond its militant and scientific approach, Kadalys, through its beauty rituals, offers products rich in sensuality: melting textures, fresh treatments and bewitching fragrances to transport us to the Caribbean for a single moment. Here are our favorites :
A cleansing oil with a melting gel texture that transforms into a milky emulsion on contact with water to remove makeup and the most stubborn impurities. Why did we fall in love with it? Because of its texture and its divine scent.
A 3-in-1 exfoliating mask that evens and brightens complexion thanks to its dual enzymatic and mechanical exfoliating action. The skin is smooth, clear and unified. It acts fast, improving skin texture. Its iridescent appearance is a plus for fans of Skincare Selfies.
- The Organic Comforting cream
A moisturizing and comforting cream with a creamy texture that restores the skin's radiance and hydration. We love its rich texture that penetrates the skin without leaving an oily finish and its subtle floral fragrance.
Two multi-use dry oils (for face, body and hair) with a fine texture that nourish, strengthen and repair in depth.
To discover our entire selection of Kadalys products click here.
We said it and will say it again : what’s not to love?