How Blue Zones Attribute to a Long healthy life

Reflecting on the simplicity Nature provides for us.

As a society, it seems like we are always trying to rewind the clock. Go back in time. We want our “old skin or face” back. We’ve been told to try this cream or take that pill so that we can look younger. But why not prioritize the present and make the most of the natural resources around us and focus on where our skin is now to help prevent certain aging properties? Have you ever considered a natural organic skincare routine?

There are parts of our world that have been dubbed the blue zones. The concept of Blue Zones was first introduced by National Geographic researcher Dan Buettner, who identified five regions around the world where people tend to live significantly longer and healthier lives than the rest of the population. These regions are characterized by a combination of lifestyle, diet, and social factors that contribute to the longevity of their inhabitants. Greece is one of these regions.

Ikaria, Greece is a small island located in the Aegean Sea, about 30 miles off the western coast of Turkey. What sets Ikaria apart from other Greek islands is its reputation as a Blue Zone – a region with an unusually high concentration of centenarians, or individuals who live to be over 100 years old. 

Ikaria has been studied extensively by scientists and researchers seeking to understand the secrets of the island’s Blue Zone. One of the “Greek Secrets” that contribute to the longevity of Ikarians is their diet. Research links their increased longevity with their traditional Mediterranean diet, which is heavy in vegetables and healthy fats and contains smaller amounts of dairy and meat products. Ikarians also consume a variety of herbs and spices, many of which have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that may help to protect against age-related diseases. They live off the resources from their island.

The way Ikarians, and those who live in other blue zones, fuel their body with natural food from the earth and nature around them, that’s free of additives and other harmful ingredients is a big component in allowing them to feel healthier and appear younger than the average person their age. If their food ingredient choice and what they are putting inside their bodies is a fundamental reason as to why they are so healthy, maybe the same thing can be said about skincare. 

If we choose simpler skincare, skincare that is free of additives, parabens, silicones, propylene glycol, paraffin oil, allergens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, alcohol, ethanolamine, and GMOs then the natural ingredients can have the same effects on the outside of our bodies as they do on the inside. This is why Calithea chooses to use natural ingredients in all of our products. We know the importance and value of using the natural ingredients that our Earth has to offer to heal our skin and body. All of our products are between 95-100% all-natural to ensure nothing but goodness is on our customers’ skin. The base ingredient that can be found in all our products is organic virgin olive oil. Using the finest olive oil as a base allows the benefits of our other natural ingredients to be amplified immensely. The simple science behind it is that it generates biomimetic, skin-compatible liquid crystals. These crystals act as a delivery system that allows plant-based ingredients to penetrate deeper into the skin for a more targeted and effective result. Some of the key notable benefits of olive oil are anti-aging properties, anti-redness to prevent irritations in the skin, it acts as a shield to protect the skin from harsh environmental insults, and its liquid crystal structure promotes luminance in the skin and hydrates it. You can read more about some of the other natural ingredients we use here



Since we have this base established in all of our products Calithea goes one step further, by then implementing additional natural ingredients to create the best clean skin and body care products for our customers. We use a repeated trial and error process to find the perfect combination of natural ingredients that pack as many benefits as possible into each product. Some common ingredients you can find in our products are aloe vera, babassu butter, prickly pear, carob extract, avocado oil, chamomile, cocoa butter, shea butter, argan oil, pomegranate extract, honey, and donkey milk. We have found these are some of the purest and most effective natural ingredients that are necessary for optimizing our product’s results on the skin. Calithea takes pride in that our key ingredients are procured from the land in which our products are produced, Greece. 

So if living off the elements the Earth provides to us naturally helps people live a longer and more radiant life, let Calithea make it easy for you to implement those same natural ingredients into your skincare routine. 


~ Elena xoxo




*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease