After discovering the skin-transforming powers of the bark of Mimosa tenuiflora, a naturally antioxidant-rich ingredient found in Southern Mexico, Helena Mendès knew she had to share this ancient Mayan beauty secret with the masses. She made it the star of her organic skincare line, Mawena—which stands for “what you see is what I am” in West African dialect. The brand merges traditional wisdom with groundbreaking technology to create uncompromisingly effective skincare, and gives back to the Mayan community with every product sold.