Whether an embodiment of the goddess Lakshmi or the fruit of paradise lost, the banana is regarded as a symbol of beauty by many cultures. No wonder it became the main inspiration for the French brand Kadalys which promotes the idea of cosmopolitan beauty without stereotypes, accessible to everyone no matter their background. Kadalys is an eco-conscious brand of vegan cosmetics and a global leader in “sustainable banana science”, developing new ingredients from the byproducts of banana processing. “Kadali” means “banana tree” in Sanskrit, which is where Shirley Billot got her inspiration for the name Kadalys. She founded the company in 2012, two years after starting her research program analysing active ingredients from the banana tree. This resulted in the “Musactif” ingredients which concentrate rare banana molecules and keep your skin youthful and healthy. The founder’s cultural heritage and her passion for botanical research give Kadalys products their unique combination of traditional Caribbean methods and the latest scientific innovations and technologies. Discover the effects of this organic skin care and body care which is founded on ethical principles and doesn’t compromise between highly effective formulas and a respect for nature. Some of their most popular products are the Kadalys Hydramuse moisturising eye mask, the moisturising Kadalys Comforting Cream for face and the regenerating Kadalys Banana Balm that will feel like a tender caress on your lips especially in cold weather.