A purposeful business
What does NAYA mean?
While it means renew and fresh in specific language. The word NAYA also means 'with purpose' which summs up what we are about. Our mission is to run the business in a purposeful way to give back to nature while transforming one skin at a time.
Discover the very best from nature from regenerative managed forests combined with scientifically proven actives. Biocompatible skincare products to protect and balance your skin from within.
We want to give back more than we take from the planet, and therefore believe in a full-circle, impact driven and holistic business model. This means that consumptions goes beyond using potent, high quality ingredients, but prioritises the health of the planet and the communities as well where we source from.
Conventional mono-culture farming most often results in soil degradation and biodiversity loss. We therefore stress the importance of sourcing our ingredients from regenerative farming communities, and have been doing so right from the start with cacay oil being our first ingredient from such methods.
The underlying concept of forest-gardening is to mimic the ecosystem of the Amazon's ecosystem to create a highly productive landscape for the human's use that doesn't harm nature. Instead of mono-cultural farms, planted with neat rows of annual spices and vast orchards of a single fruit species, the forest-gardener aims to plant a diverse forest. Beneficial relationships between plants, site and soil are developed to create a garden where ground-hugging perennial vegetables grow among herbs and soft fruit bushes, which in turn are sheltered under the shadow canopy of trees yielding nuts and fruits.
It also has a successful economic outcome for farmers as they can harvest additional produce to sell and eat.
Where do our ingredients grow?
Since the beginning, NAYA has sourced directly from family and community farms from the heart of Colombia. We have now expanded our sourcing network and have found further home gardens and farms in line with our ethos.
Colombia was the first country where we sourced our key ingredient from that you can found across our products: Cacay Oil. In partnership with the local indigenous communities we have started to grow the NAYA Forest Garden 'Tierre Radiante' to give back to our communities that work relentless to protect the Amazon and its ecosystem.
We also source other ingredients from these communities and you soon will learn more about them.
The community-run farms we work with use a technique known as Forest Gardening, which imitates the native biodiversity of the region’s ecosystem, by planting in the shade of tree canopies to assist in replenishing the nutrition and moisture of the soil. This farming style goes beyond the conventional monoculture techniques and even beyond any Organic logo. Besides guaranteeing pesticide and chemical free production, Analog forestry helps to rebuild a sustainable ecosystem and empowers rural communities.
AN ideal way
In conventional farming, flora and fauna struggle to survive on the land used for production, which has a far-reaching effect on the local ecosystems. High-demand for a crop throughout the year puts stress on conventional farmers to use more land and thus reconstruct more of its natural vegetation for agricultural use. In choosing organic or Analog forestry, one is helping to limit further damage to the ecosystem.
Cacay Beauty Oil
Amazon's best kept secret
Cacay Beauty Oil properties are rich in skin nourishing nutrients and fatty acid oils
- Vitamin A, one of the most powerful antioxidant that activates the skin’s natural renewal process and rebuilds/replenishes skin tissue. Thus visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles whilst keeping the skin supple and smooth.
- The next vitamin found in Cacay Oil is; Vitamin E, another antioxidant, helps to naturally protect, repair and replenish moisture levels in the skin from within.
- Vitamin F, Omega 6, an essential fatty acid, deeply hydrates and reduces redness while nourishing, healing, moisturising and improving the skin’s elasticity.
Cacay Beauty Oil is a beautiful oil for everyone and every day
- Cacay Oil refines the skin and tightens pores.
- It also rejuvenates and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, redness and blotchiness.
- The oil Lightens dark/age spots.
- Cacay Oil can reduce facial scars and blemishes.
- It improves and restores skin elasticity for a more youthful and radiant skin.
- Cacay Oil boosts the production of collagen and elastin to boost skin’s firmness, density and volume.
- Finally, it restores the skin’s defence function to protect it from environmental stressors.
Our Cacay Oil is the Amazon’s best kept secret and we source it directly from the Amazon to bring it to you.
Cacay Beauty Oil
Pure. Potent. Proven.
The key to the Cacay oil’s outstanding performance is its fine molecular structure. It contributes to its effectiveness not only as a skin hydrator but also as a protector. Cacay Oil comedogenic rating is 0 and has anti-microbial properties. It can help heal and reduce acne blemishes and scarring. Cacay Oil shelf life can be more than three years due to its high level of Vitamin E content.
Clinical studies run in Germany and in South America have proven Cacay Oil benefits to combat the visible signs of ageing and those in the know consider the oil to be the reigning champion of natural anti-ageing skin care. Our own studies that we conducted confirmed that Cacay contains naturally retinol. We source our best-selling Cacay oil directly from the Amazon to bring it to your bathroom.