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Business Tips, Guest Feature, Interview, Personal Brand

March 30, 2022

Ep. 63 Starting a Skincare Business from the Ground Up

Meet the owner, Gaya Samarasingha:

Personal skin challenges, unmet skincare needs, and her experience growing up with amazing natural ingredients led Gaya to create a revolutionary skincare line that is clean, simple, and effective.

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Gaya came to the United States in 2004 with two suite-cases, love of her life, and full of dreams. She is a mom, a wife, an immigrant, and an entrepreneur who is passionate about not only skincare that addresses the needs of ordinary women and men; but also empowering women in business.

Since moving to the United States, Gaya struggled with multiple skin concerns from adult acne, skin discoloration to some signs of aging. As a young, working mom with a demanding career, Gaya struggled to maintain her 8-10 step skincare regimen and was unable to find a comprehensive solution to her common skin concerns. She knew she wasn’t alone.

After almost a decade long career in Corporate America, Gaya left her executive position to begin her entrepreneurial journey. Going back to her roots, in 2017, she created a skincare line using unique natural ingredients from around the world, ingredients that have been used in skin care rituals, Ayurvedic medicine, and daily diets for thousands of years.

Who is Kalaia Skincare?

Kalaia offers a clean, simple, and effective skincare regimen inspired by ancient Sri Lankan beauty rituals. We bring ingredients from your kitchen to your vanity through our products. The goal is to improve the overall health and wellness of your skin using these unique natural ingredients rather than treating the symptoms with multiple regimens. Our multi-tasking skincare regimen offers 18 skin benefits with just four products, so even the busiest women and men can take care of their skin without compromise.

From eco-friendly packaging, sustainable sourcing, earth-friendly ingredients to waterless products, we are committed to doing our part to protect the planet and reduce our carbon footprint. Our products are cruelty free; vegan; and free from harmful chemicals, artificial fragrances, and added color. 

Kalaia Micro Loan Program

1% of every dollar spent with Kalaia goes towards funding female-owned businesses through a micro-loan program. These are women who don’t have access to funding through traditional methods and we are fueling their dreams in hopes of creating a future with better gender equality. As of today, we’ve funded 51 loans to women in 26 countries.


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