Maya Chia’s primary goal as a brand: to be grounded (not in marketing) but in high-performance ingredients, science and results. We are not interested in fly-by-night ingredients or the latest in trends that may not yield the results we’re looking for. We are excited because our ingredients create high-performance products that work, that get results… and in many cases, rather quickly. In all of our formulations, we work hard to create a proprietary synergistic combination of the best ingredients that will deliver on the promise of the particular product and what it’s supposed to do.
Chia seeds are the richest known plant source of omega fatty acids, antioxidants and essential minerals – all factors that play a vital role for the health of your skin. The Nutritional Science Research Institute tested the nutritional value of chia seed and said it contains “the highest amount of antioxidants we have ever measured” and cited chia as one of the most powerful whole food antioxidants we know. Further, in a study published in the annals of dermatology, chia oil was clinically proven to significantly increase skin hydration, reduce trans-epidermal water loss and increase skin barrier function.
We own the rights to a patented supercritical process to extract chia seed oil (read more about our patented process here). In certain cases, as is the case with chia seeds, the way you extract the oil from the plant makes all the difference for the purity, longevity and efficacy of the oil. We worked with scientists to license the patent for supercritical extraction of chia seed oil in the United States.
Maya Chia is proud to use the leading natural super ingredients to date – ingredients backed by science, such as chia and natural astaxanthin, and that’s what excites us as a company. Our results-driven products rely on extrapolating clinical research and studies from the scientific world. And we aspire to break through the clutter and begin to influence the conversation of the beauty landscape.
We are relatively new to the skincare industry having launched in December 2014. But in that brief period, the feedback has been wildly positive from beauty bloggers, press and consumers alike. We receive the best responses from consumers – whether they are in their early 20’s or late 50’s, regardless of their skin type -the glowing anecdotal feedback spans the gamut. One of our favorite comments received recently was: “I almost dropped my Maya Chia and thought Mars was in retrograde against me again.” That kind of enthusiasm says it all, and fuels us to do what we do.
Maya Chia uses a patented process to extract the oil called supercritical extraction. The gentle oxygen-free, solvent-free process results in oil with a total absence of chemical residues and impurities, and one that most closely mirrors the chemical profile of the plant. What that means for our customer is that they get the best, purest, most stable, effective, and potent chia oil in the market with up to a 18 month shelf life.
Maya Chia skin care products use the highest quality natural, organic and wildcrafted ingredients from conscious growers across the world. Our products are never formulated with parabens, pthalates, synthetic fragrances, PEGs, and SLSs. All of our products are made in the USA from domestic and imported components.