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The Banana Tree

Our founder, the "Banana Hacker"

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Patented Bio-actives

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All Natural & Organic Vegan Skincare




Frequently asked questions



What is banana science?

Sustainable banana science uses natural and organic ingredients from the banana tree to create good-for-you products while also reducing food waste. For more than 10 years, we've studied the amazing health and skin benefits of a banana plant from all aspects of the banana plant: fruit, flower, leaf, stem. This led to the scientific discovery of our patented and powerful bio-actives.


Our research also focused on how to transform banana extracts from unsellable bananas into a potent blend of bio-actives using only eco-extraction and the principles of green chemistry. The result? A low waste effective skincare range designed to improve skin health and reduce food waste. Good for you and for Earth.


Are bananas good for your skin?

Yes! The banana is a super fruit with amazing skin benefits that are good for every skin tone and skin type, including sensitive skin.  Its unique composition of anti-aging molecules gives it its powerful antioxidant powers to help preserve skin radiance and reduce skin damage. 


Bananas and banana peels are a natural alternative to retinol and full of natural anti-aging properties. In fact, they contain more antioxidant power than argan oil and grapeseed oil. Bananas are a great source of vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, B6, and other nourishing vitamins. All of these nutrients and essential vitamins are beneficial for glowing skin.


Antioxidants found in bananas can help to protect your skin from free radicals which cause oxidative stress to skin, which can accelerate the skin aging process. Specifically, free radical damage and oxidative stress can contribute to the loss of collagen and elastin, resulting in fine wrinkles, sagging, and texture changes to the skin. It can also trigger hyperpigmentation and dark spots. The anti aging benefits of banana extract and bioactives can help every skin type and tone look healthier and more radiant.


What are some banana benefits for skin?

Called “plant with a thousand uses”, the banana tree has been used for centuries in traditional Caribbean medicine for its exceptional cosmetic and therapeutic properties, including the skincare benefits of anti-aging, radiance, and soothing. 


Each Kadalys product boasts innovative organic formulas with 98.5% to 100% ingredients from natural ingredients, boosted with active ingredients to rejuvenate skin and maintain a healthy, radiant glow.


Kadalys transforms unsellable bananas into high performance, organic skincare products designed for all skin types and skin tones.  This makes our products sustainable and eco friendly because we are reducing food waste, a contributor to climate change. We offer eco friendly packaging too. And lastly, two additional, great benefits of banana skincare are that it is vegan and cruelty free.


is a banana peel good for your face?

Yes! The nutrients in banana peels have skin benefits. If you have acne-prone skin, this ritual will also allow you to purify and exfoliate your skin. The pulp side of a banana peel, when applied to your skin, can help eliminate impurities and dead skin.


You can also create a banana mask out of the banana pulp and a teaspoon of banana oil to keep your skin hydrated and dewy.


What is vegan skincare?

Vegan skincare is any type of skincare that does not contain any animal-based ingredients or animal by products in any of the formulations or anywhere in its manufacturing process.


Are products made with banana science vegan?

Yes! All Kadalys products are also completely vegan and cruelty free. We are Leaping Bunny Certified, which means we do not test on animals anywhere or anytime. Also, we do not use animal by products or animal ingredients in any of our processes or products.


Further, all Kadalys products are made with only all natural, organic, and sustainable plant based ingredients. We are a proud cruelty free and vegan skincare brand.


Are vegan skincare products effective?

Yes. With vegan skincare ingredients, you can have effective anti-aging and healthy skin results. 

For example, Kadalys uses a combination of plant based banana bio-actives (a natural alternative to retinol), antioxidants, and vitamins to keep your skin barrier healthy and glowing. The banana bioactives in our Kadalys Skincare line have been clinically tested to ensure their efficacy in each formula, so you can be sure they really work. 


Are vegan skincare products better for your skin?

Adding vegan skincare products to your routine can offer a range of benefits for both your own health and for the planet. Like a vegan diet or a vegan lifestyle, vegan skincare products can reduce environmental damage and promote kindness towards animals because they don't use any animal derived ingredients or animal byproducts.


Vegan beauty products are also often seen as gentler for skin, which is an added bonus. Keep in mind though, that you still need to evaluate all your skincare products -- including vegan products - for any allergies you might have.


Why is vegan skincare important?

There are many benefits of a vegan skincare routine, which make it important to consider when selecting which skincare brands you use. Generally, a vegan beauty routine allows you to reap the positive benefits of your skincare routine without compromising animal rights or planet health.   


The first is that it is easier to find clean and non-toxic skincare options among vegan beauty brands. By adopting a vegan skincare routine, you can avoid toxins and harmful ingredients. As an example, there are more than 1400 ingredients on Kadalys “made without” list including parabens, phthalates, sulfates, mineral oil, and synthetic fragrances.


Another reason to adopt a vegan beauty routine is that is a kinder routine. It is not necessary to have animal products in your formula to get amazing results and glowing skin. In fact, in clinical tests, Kadalys has demonstrated a higher efficacy than traditional chemical and animal based formulas. So, why not choose a kinder routine with a cruelty free brand like Kadalys?


Further, the use of vegan beauty products is more eco-friendly than the traditional animal agriculture industry. The production process for these goods requires less energy, land, and water which helps save precious resources on our planet.


Sustainability is one of the the reasons why Kadalys focuses on upcycling banana agri-waste as a way to reduce food waste, a leading cause of climate change. We use only sustainably sourced ingredients and adhere to ethical, sustainable, and fair-trade practices. All planters are also shareholders for free trade.


Lastly, a vegan beauty routine will lead to long-lasting skincare results. Non-vegan products often contain harsh chemicals which can irritate skin and harm the environment. Even worse, these materials are sometimes used as fillers meaning they purpose on your skin.


By contrast, vegan skincare products are often formulated with high quality vegan ingredients like minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, which will help your skin fight conditions like dry skin, dark circles, and fine lines. These vegan ingredients can even help your skin stay healthier for the longer term.


What is the difference between vegan and cruelty free?

Vegan and cruelty-free are two different things that can sometimes be confused for one another. A vegan product does not necessarily mean it is also a cruelty free product. This is because some companies may test on animals or use animal products in their production process even if their formula is plant based.


Similarly, a product can be cruelty free, which means the brand did not conduct any animal testing, but the product might still contain animal derived materials or by products).


Happily, Kadalys is both a vegan and cruelty free skincare brand. We love our furry friends and would never conduct animal testing. All of our products are certified by Leaping Bunny, One Voice Vegan, and The Vegan Society.


Are all vegan skincare brands the same?

No. You will need to evaluate each skincare brand to ensure they are certified as vegan and cruelty free. Additionally, natural and organic certifications can help you confirm the brand is using high quality ingredients in their products. For example, in addition to be certified by Leaping Bunny and The Vegan Society, Kadalys products are certified as natural and organic by ECOCERT.


You should also consider each brand's clinical data to ensure their vegan friendly products will deliver the skincare benefits and efficacy you seek. Each Kadalys formulations are rigorously tested to ensure they are both safe and effective. After all, the whole point of adopting a vegan skincare routine is to ensure your skin is healthy and glowing.


why use natural organic skin products?

You should use skincare products made with organic and natural ingredients for many of the same reasons that it’s good to use vegan skincare products on your skin. Here are three key reasons why organic and natural ingredients are a great option for your skin:


  • Effective skin care. Organic and natural ingredients are proven and time tested. The main reason you want to buy any skincare products is that they really work. Our natural and organic ingredients have been used for centuries, developed from French Caribbean remedies that have been known for their incredible benefits. From bananas grown in the Caribbean to squalane originally found in the Mediterranean to brown algae found in the Baltic Sea, these ingredients have shown they work to help keep skin healthy and glowing. And these are only some of the amazing natural ingredients in our clinically proven skincare products designed to give you a daily glow.


  • Clean skin care. While there is a lot of varying information out there, some studies have indicated that our skin can absorb up to 60-70% percent of what we put on it. That means ingredient reading isn’t just for what we eat but what we apply as well. Using products that are certified as natural and organic can help ensure you are applying ingredients that are not harmful to your skin or overall health.


  • Sustainable and eco friendly skin car. As noted above, cruelty free beauty that does not test on animals can be much kinder to the environment. Naturally and sustainably sourced products can also have a better carbon footprint because they do not negatively affect the biodiversity of where they are grown. Skincare that contains chemicals and toxic ingredients can have a damaging impact on our planet, releasing sprays or perfumes into the atmosphere which is not only harmful but also difficult for nature's resources like water pollution in rivers.


Is Kadalys certified organic skin care?

Yes! Kadalys is an organic skin care brand with all natural products. We're a proud member of COSMEBIO, which means we adhere to their high standards and we use certified organic ingredients in our skincare formulas. Our products are certified natural and certified organic by ECOCERT, with:


  • 95%+ of ingredients must be natural or of natural origin
  • 95%+ of plant ingredients must be from organic farming


Our products are made without silicones, synthetic dyes and fragrances, glycols (solvents), parabens, and animal by-products.


Does Kadalys use real, actual banana extract in its skin care

Yes! We extract our banana bioactives from banana peels and pulp of green and yellow bananas.

As noted above, bananas have amazing antioxidant power to help you maintain healthy skin. In fact, yellow banana have more than 21x the antioxidant power of argan oil. Bananas are a great addition to your skin care routine because they can help many skin conditions from keeping dry skin hydrated to reducing the appearance of fine lines. Further, bioactives from banana extract are effective for every skin type and tone.


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