Skincare should be
Our skin is our first point of connection to ourselves and our surroundings. In caring for it, we cultivate care all around us.
By balancing skin, self and planet, Koa helps individual and collective well-being to thrive.
The spirit of care, born in
Hawaii and made for all.
At Koa, we’re drawing on the expertise of our
ancestors and heritage to pass on a modern
approach to skin — rooted in care.
We innovate around pre-modern Hawaiian philosophies of taking care that extend back centuries, sharing the islands’ rich healing traditions with the world.
Hawaii has 10 of the world’s 14 climate zones. We build our products to withstand a wide range of climate stressors, environments and outdoor activity. With Koa, skin stays healthy wherever you are, from surfing to the subway.
Crafted with traditional
Taking inspiration from our roots, we infuse our
products with Japanese Yuzu, Hawaiian Kukui
Nut and Pacific Giant Seaweed. These ingredients
have been used for centuries for their
We’re leaning on the past to innovate for the future by bringing these powerful ingredients together in new and highly effective ways.
We grew up in and around the Hawaiian
Islands. Spending long days in the sun
and ocean, we were taught from a young
age the importance and rituals of skincare
as self-care from our parents and
When we left Hawaii, we realized that our knowledge was not shared by many of our friends. We created Koa to share the heritage and knowledge of Hawaii as expressed through the skincare rituals we learned at home.
While the traditions and science we draw on are rooted in the islands, we built this company for everyone under the sun.
Hiro, Ty and Kapono
We use recycled and recyclable materials in all of our products. Our paper is sourced from 100% FSC-certified forests. We minimize our carbon footprint by using low-emissions transportation options and lightweight packaging. We achieve carbon neutrality with carbon credits. We also donate 1% of our proceeds towards preserving our precious oceans.
But we're not finished yet. We're actively researching novel packaging materials and supply chain optimizations to further reduce the impact we have on Earth. We won't release a product unless we can prove that it is more environmentally responsible than the ones that came before it. Stay tuned!
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