About Us

At Ayla, we think that a great beauty shop shouldn’t just deliver the most effective non-toxic products in the world. So we also deliver the most well-informed, personalized guidance — turning the simple search for a product into an enlightening journey. Because the search for the right skincare and beauty products really is a journey. It's unique and ever-changing, just like you.

How we work

Browse our expert-curated range of the most effective and good-for-you beauty products from around the world: each one was chosen for our shelves for a specific reason.  

If you'd like more guidance at any point, take a bespoke journey with us by ordering custom samples created just for you. You can also get a list of personalized recommendations from our rigorously trained Guides. 

Either way, we're always available to help you get the best results. Call, email, or visit us at our San Francisco studio — our current store hours are M-F from 10am-5pm, and we're located at 1825 Bush Street in San Francisco. You can park right in front of our tucked-away little building.

And whether your journey with us is online or in person, you'll enjoy rare access to expertise from world-renowned leaders in dermatology, aesthetics, haircare, and nutrition as well as our brands' founders. Click here to be on our Sunday newsletter list: you'll be the first to know when we have new events, interviews, and other exciting developments to share.

PS We're tickled that so many of you tell us that ours is one of the few emails you actually look forward to. (Thank you.)

PPS We were delighted to be featured as a story of small-business resilience by Google. Check out the beautiful video they put together here.

Our Team

We are a women-run team that's passionate about turning the seemingly endless search for effective and healthy beauty products into a fun, illuminating experience. We believe in the connection between beauty and well-being, so while we enjoy the occasional (OK, maybe regular) chocolate bar, we try to balance that with whole food, exercise, laughter, love, and other good things. You'll get a peek at every member of our team by scrolling through Instagram.

Our customer service Guides have been educated by top holistic facialists, nationally recognized dermatologists and formulators, and other inspiring experts. Whether you need advice on the right anti-aging, anti-acne moisturizer to try or want to know about the best supplements to address dry, dehydrated skin, our Guides are here to help.

Our founder and product curator, Dara, spent more than ten years working in retail and beauty marketing, product development, and branding before starting Ayla. She graduated from Princeton, received an MBA from Harvard, and has been obsessed with skincare and beauty products since she was seven years old.