Costa Brazil’s mission is to create products that are beneficial to the body and the spirit—as well as the earth.
Clean Formulas & Natural Ingredients
Free of parabens, phthalates, pegs, polysorbates, silicones, sulfates, gluten, glycols, mineral oil, and artificial colorants. Full of powerful antioxidants, minerals micronutrients and raw magic. Dermatologist tested.
We strive to use sustainable, recycled, and biodegradable materials whenever possible. Our boxes are made from FSC-certified paper, which has been sourced in an environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible manner.
Dedicated to helping preserve the beauty of the natural world, Costa Brazil has partnered with the non-profit environmental organization Conservation International. We are sustainably sourced, environmentally responsible, vegan, and do not test on animals.
Costa Brazil is a sustainable beauty line created by Francisco Costa and built on the simple belief that the spirit of beauty is inseparable from the health of the earth.
The importance of protecting the environment is deeply ingrained in Costa, who was born and raised in Brazil. Throughout his expansive career in fashion, he continually proved that beautiful design can be created in a smart, sustainable way.
In 2016, he returned to his homeland to explore the natural wonders of the Amazon rainforest. There, he discovered local healing rituals and the untapped wealth of curative native ingredients, and saw first-hand the urgent need for conservation. The result is Costa Brazil, which combines the raw power of the natural world with Costa’s unparalleled eye for beauty in a concerted effort to nourish the body, as well as the earth.
Journey to the Amazon
Words by Francisco Costa
I had actually never been to the Amazon before. It was something I always wanted to do, but at the same time the idea intimidated me. I thought I'd feel like an intrusive tourist in a land so sacred. But the truth is, the rainforest welcomes you. There is a force there that navigates you. I call it clarity.
The rainforest welcomes you. There is a force there that navigates you. I call it clarity.
I landed in Acre, an isolated Brazilian state which borders Peru on the northwest coast of the Amazon. It’s a very spiritual area with hieroglyphics everywhere. From there, I drove five hours and then embarked on a six-and-half-hour boat ride along the Gregório River. I was overwhelmed by a mixture of exhaustion, wonder and excitement, as I headed to finally meet the members of Yawanawá tribe. Once there, the first thing I experienced was the thick fragrant smoke of Breu resin, which is considered sacred by the Yawanawá for its abilities to calm the mind and spirit. It was magical.
Six months later, I headed further east to Belém do Pará, the gateway to the Amazon River. The bustling port city is home to the legendary Mercado Ver-o-Peso, one of the region’s largest open-air natural markets. Frenetic and spontaneous, the waterfront market sells an abundance of rare native fruits, serums and medicinal herbs. Being as sensitive to scent as I am, I indulged in the bounty of new spices and aromas that I had never experienced before.
Next, I visited Natal, the capital city of the state of Rio Grande do Norte. There, I was lucky to work closely with a small science laboratory. I worked with local chemists and botanists who opened my mind to new ingredients and possibilities. They shared with me some of the rainforest’s best-kept secrets and I challenged them to show me new things, too. I was introduced to seeds from ancient sapucaia trees; and after refining our extraction process over and over again, we crafted a cold-pressed oil richer in antioxidants, minerals, micronutrients and vitamin E than most other substances in the world. Kaya is now wild-harvested exclusively and sustainably for Costa Brazil by local farmers from the northern coast of Brazil.
The journey to the Amazon led me to another journey. My schedule was dictated by the movements of the sun and the moon, just like all the trees, plants and wild life around me. I was one with the earth. I found strength in taking it slow, getting into the flow.
Our products have this raw magic that talks to you, and invites you to look within.
Costa Brazil to me is a way to express and share this powerful reconnection to the earth that I experienced. Our products have this raw magic that talks to you, and invites you to look within, to nurture your body with nature’s most healing elements. Beauty is inseparable from the health of earth.