Through her lifelong fascination with the rituals of the Mayan culture, Susanne Norwitz, Founder of Maya Chia, discovered that chia seeds, a Mayan superfood, produced the most omega and nutritionally dense oil in nature, clinically proven to increase skin hydration, improve skin barrier function and reduce transepidermal water loss. Motivated to bring this Mayan gift to the masses, she delved into her own research to identify the purest method for extraction to ensure the integrity of the oil remains as close to its original plant-based form as possible. It is the patented, supercritical extraction method of chia seed oil that makes Maya Chia a star. Maya Chia’s mission is to support beautiful skin powered by nature’s most active botanicals. Each beauty product in the line boasts a super concentration of active ingredients that strike the perfect balance of omegas, antioxidants, and minerals to deeply moisturize and nourish the skin. Susanne now sources all of her chia seed oil from sustainable cooperatives in Central and South America and donates a portion of the company’s net profits to organizations that build farms and schools in Mayan communities.