About Us

Arcaea (Ar-kay-uh). We're on a mission to build a new foundation for the beauty industry where biology as the creative tool for self-expression. We're growing new ingredients and product experiences for beauty through technology that includes DNA sequencing, biological engineering, fermentation and more. By culturing industry-leading, safe, and sustainable ingredients, we intend to create a new supply chain for the industry that does not rely on petrochemicals or on harvesting and depleting natural resources while making products that can deliver new functionality and performance across skincare, bodycare, haircare, and aesthetics. Arcaea was incubated on the Ginkgo Bioworks platform under the working title Kalo.