From the far reaches of the Indian Ocean, you will find the humble beginnings of Ny’Ala Skin Care. Dana Cutolo, its founder, fell in love with the island of Madagascar after visiting soon after graduating college. 90% of the fauna found here are unique to the beautiful rain forests that adorn its lands, which, like many other tropical paradises around the world, are disappearing at a rapid pace.
Dana’s love for the island’s nature and local culture inspired her to find a way to bring some form of healing to this majestic place. But how? That’s when Ny’Ala Skin Care was born. Created in 2015 and meaning “of the Forest” in Malagasy, what better way to bring the world’s attention to the wonders of Madagascar than to give everyone the chance to literally feel a small piece of its magic?
Made in small batches, Ny’Ala offers a fine line of bath and body products, infused with traditional Malagasy healing plants, that will take your skin on a warm, earthy, and therapeutic adventure.
I ended up picking two products from their Magic line – because everyone deserves a little bit of magic once in a while, right?
Up first is their Magic Body Scrub, a beautiful blend of floral Geranium and soothing Calendula infused with other essential oils and salt, such as Pink Himalayan Sea Salt and Coconut Oil, to help nourish and moisturize your skin. It’s one of the gentlest scrubs I’ve ever tried with such a relaxing scent that can turn your shower or bathing experience extra special. Not only have I used it on my face, it works great as a foot scrub, too.
As I’m obsessed (yes, obsessed) with facial oils, I had to try their Magic ‘Everything Oil. I was actually debating at first whether to indulge myself in Revive since it is made with menthol and citrus blend, but had to reconsider and went for the same blend as the body scrub. Ny’Ala’s ‘Everything Oil’ is concocted to be used for all parts of the body with low and non-comedogenic oils and is 100% natural and vegan.
The goal here is nourished, toned and healthy-glowing skin plus balancing for the mind. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling heavy or greasy, but simply full of vigor due to its lightweight texture.
10% of every purchase goes toward reforestation and community development in Ranomafana, Madagascar. So while your skin and body’s vitality is carefully restored, you can also take pride in making a positive difference to those across our great oceans.