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Kadalys of France is a highly innovative company specialising in natural cosmetic products incorporating the unique anti-ageing benefits of banana tree into a proven formula.
Kadalys has developed MUSACTIF®, a banana concentrate with unique properties. Referred to as Kadali in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language, the banana tree is, in the Hindu tradition, an embodiment of Lakshmi, the goddess of beauty. This giant tropical plant, known as the Tree of a Thousand Uses, holds a special place in the traditional medicine of tropical and sub-tropical countries. Thus, the fruit of the banana tree has long been known for its healing and soothing properties.
After two years of R&D, Kadalys has created two unique, oily active ingredients, which concentrate the extraordinary antioxidant and anti-ageing properties found in green and yellow bananas that grow in the Caribbean region. Kadalys explains that MUSACTIF® fights against signs of ageing by stimulating the skin’s natural mechanisms with clinically proven results: the cosmetic product elaborated by Kadalys boosts the production of collagen by 136% and increases the person’s epidermal thickness, points out company founder Shirley Billot. MUSACTIF® is 100% natural and has been certified organic by ECOCERT.
Since its launch in September 2012, Kadalys has enjoyed considerable coverage in the French media. The company won 3 awards in September 2013: the quality of Kadalys’ products was recognised as part of the Victoire de la Beauté Awards, which are the most prestigious French prize in the field of cosmetic products.
At COSMEETING PARIS, brands are singled out that meet stringent criteria in terms of innovation, originality and novelty. In 2013, Kadalys won two Beauty Challenger Awards: the Press Favourite Award and the Emerging Brand Award.
Kadalys is owned by SHB SAS, a French-based company specialising in cosmetics that was created by Shirley Billot in 2011. Kadalys runs operations in Martinique (in the French West Indies) and in Paris (in mainland France).

The company specialises in researching and developing new active ingredients inspired by Creole medicine, the traditional medicine of the Caribbean region. Kadalys has acquired particular expertise in the beauty benefits of active ingredients extracted from the banana tree, as found in the West Indies.

In 2012, the company was nominated by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research on the occasion of the 14th national competition for businesses involved in innovative technologies: Kadalys was awarded the status of Young Innovative Company (Jeune Entreprise Innovante or JEI, in French).

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