Great skincare products from great people, born from the traditions and lifestyles of the Hawaiian islands.
We're huge fans of Koa. And it's not just because founders Hiro and Ty are awesome dudes who taught us how to mix a great Yuzu highball. It's because they make truly great product and care about every single element of what they do—from formulation to packaging, they never cut corners. Koa's balancing toner pads are our number-one selling product (great for blackheads, razor burn, and many other concerns) and their innovative tinted SPF is a game-changer for those who want a mineral-based SPF without white casting.
A skincare brand born from the Hawaiian islands. Founded by three young guys who grew up spending long days in the sun and ocean—and learning to care for their skin while doing so—they founded Koa to share the heritage and skincare rituals that they learned at home. Their goal is to use pre-modern Hawaiian philosophies of self-care with modern skincare, to create products that can stand up to multiple environments (Hawaii contains 10 of the world's 14 climate zones) and activities ("from surfing to the subway," they say).
Koa's balancing toner pads just might be one of my all-time favorite skincare products.
It only takes two minutes.