Shirley Billot was inspired by the banana tree, the benevolent plant that has been with her since her childhood. Initiated at young age into Creole phytotherapy, she developed exclusive active ingredients, based on her research, that concentrate the banana tree’s benefits.
In 2012, she launched KADALYS, the first brand of natural cosmetics with banana tree ingredients: treatments that are technical, authentic, and refined.
Etymology: Kadalī = Banana tree in Sanskrit
THE BANANA TREE
Known as the “herb with a thousand uses,” the banana tree has a unique importance in Caribbean culture. In traditional pharmacology, it is used externally for its healing and astringent properties.
The legendary plant’s richness in antioxidant molecules, vitamins, minerals, and mucilage gives it very unique therapeutic and cosmetic properties.
Kadalys’ exclusive ingredients promote collagen and elastin synthesis and help maintain the architecture of the dermis.
100% NATURAL, CERTIFIED ORGANIC by ECOCERT
A product of Kadalys’ research, its “musactifs” have been created to preserve the skin’s youthfulness.
With concentrated bioactives from bananas such as phytosterols and polyphenols with exceptional anti-aging properties, they promote collagen and elastin synthesis and help maintain the architecture of the dermis.
Two exclusive active ingredients counter signs of aging: the green banana starting at 25 years of age, and the yellow banana starting at 45 years.
Beauty rituals created by KADALYS using the banana tree’s natural properties to maintain the skin’s youth and reveal everyone’s beauty. They add plant sources to Kadalys’ care.
Musaclean: Simple gestures to prepare the skin
Musalis first wrinkles: Prevention of the first signs of aging
Musalift visible wrinkles: Correction of visible signs of aging
Precious oils: To beautify the skin and hair
KADALYS works with banana producers from Guadeloupe and Martinique and contributes to the preservation of biodiversity.
Kadalys creates active ingredients that are exclusive, ethical, certified organic by ECOCERT, 100% traceable and composed with refined formulas with useful, effective components that work in affinity with the skin.
AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS
L’observatoire des cosmétiques 2015: Balm for the lips and taste buds, Musalift day cream
Les Victoires de la beauté:
2013-2014: “Radiance” Precious Oil, Musalift day cream
2013-2014: “Nutritive” Precious oil, Musalis serum and Musaclean peeling exfoliant
2013 Beauty Challenger Awards – 2 prizes: Media’s Choice and Emerging Brand