Maya Chia

The discovery destination for thoughtful, luxury beauty.

Maya Chia is formulating the future with Cultivate. Create. Innovate
Guiding principle is simple and unwavering: superior ingredients (backed by clinical studies), when deftly formulated, act as super food for the skin. From the start, Maya Chia has carefully crafted a product line based on rigorous peer-reviewed clinical research to create products that work!

As our brand name suggests, Chia oil is the mainstay of all products in the Maya Chia line. Their patented supercritical extraction method for Chia oil magnifies this product’s potency, allowing us to deliver the purest and most effective form of this powerhouse ingredient. Maya Chia uses the highest quality ingredients to create exceptional formulations that continually push the boundaries of clean beauty innovation.

Maya Chia was one of the first skincare brands to bring the powerhouse ingredient, Astaxanthin (65x stronger than Vitamin C), to the beauty market. The same is true for Azelaic Acid, Tranexamic Acid and more. These are just a few staples in their formulas that work to create category-defying skin and haircare.

Maya Chia products are formulated, produced and perfected in our Charleston, South Carolina by the founder, Susanne Norwitz. Susanne Norwitz always had a passion for skincare [her father was a plastic surgeon]. A beauty enthusiast, Susanne felt that advances in marketing were unaccompanied by advances in efficacy. Consumers were longing for real results, and Susanne set out to create a game-changing line that redefined beauty standards.The Chia seeds powering Maya Chia’s formulations are sourced from Guatemala – home of the Maya people. For centuries, the Maya people have used Chia seeds as a form of a nutrient-dense food source. And of the past few decades, science has affirmed what the Maya people have always known. Chia seeds have unparalleled health and wellness properties. Susanne’s connection to the Maya people dates back to her childhood. Susanne’s father, a renowned surgeon, performed cleft lip and palate repair on the Maya people of Guatemala. Susanne’s discovery of Chia’s skin benefits and importance for the Maya – coupled with her determination to create an unrivaled skincare brand – paved the way for Maya Chia’s inception.

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