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Style & Beauty PERKED UP

Two foodie favorites – coffee and cacao – aren’t only delicious, but they’re also powerhouse ingredients in buzzy concoctions from Hawaii’s skincare brands.

Indulge in MAHALO Skin Care’s ultra concentrated The Bean mask – a facial treatment that awakens and revives both skin and spirit. Enjoy the warm aroma of coffee, cacao and vanilla beans, as well as the sweet scent of raw Hawaiian honey. The master blend of activated ingredients boosts circulation and gently exfoliates.

Modern Luxury

Why It’s So Hard to Be an Indie Beauty Brand

Startup founders talk the challenges they faced early on…

Beauty startups face a competitive market worth $60 billion; skincare accounts for the biggest share. To launch, brands have to figure out what they want to formulate and why, and who their consumers are and how to reach them, often on very limited budgets.

Maryna Kracht launched Mahalo Skin Care in Hawaii three years ago. She knew early on that ingredients would be a huge expense. Mahalo products feature tamanu oil (which has anti-inflammatory properties and can promote cell growth), sea buckthorn oil and aloe vera. Kracht looks to appeal to customers seeking something luxurious and handcrafted. “I want people to feel that this is an artisanal product,” she says.

With a team of four employees, she develops her own formulas. She works with local suppliers in Hawaii, uses organic ingredients and produces her own hydrosols, or distillates, such as rose water.

“I did have savings, but not a lot,” Kracht says. “More than anything, I had to be extremely strategic with every single dollar.” That meant lots of time researching ingredients before spending money on developing anything.

Kracht never resorted to formulating her products for Mahalo in her kitchen, as some natural skincare brands claim to. “I am a stickler for everything being sanitized and making sure we’re up to standards. I had a separate kitchen away from the house where I created a little lab of sorts,” she says.

Kracht’s face is the first thing you see on the Mahalo website. She still handmakes her formulas and writes thank-you notes to her customers. “I encounter challenges every day,” she says. “In the very beginning, you’re wearing a hundred different hats. I did everything. It was figuring out the direction of the business.”

Since its launch, Mahalo has gone from production in a small lab in Kracht’s home to a 1,200-square-foot facility with a walk-in fridge. SkinOwl has been growing every year since it launched. “SkinOwl felt like immediate success because we filled a void,” Tevelin says. ‘It’s not easy, it weeds people out very quickly.”

Despite (or maybe because of) what it takes to launch beauty brands, Kracht says it’s startups that are shaking up the industry. “These small beauty brands, mostly women-run, are trying to go up against the Goliaths of the space, but we are doing it with a backbone of five people versus 500.”

Man Repeller

These Hawaiian Beauty Products Are Trending This Year

Green beauty is constantly growing, with new brands popping up all the time. The most constant stream of consistently fantastic lines, however, seems to be coming straight from the beautiful islands of Hawaii. No brand looks the same — some you can find at luxury retailers, others are one-woman operations that operate direct-to-consumer, some consist of one or two products while others offer an extensive range — but they all share a few things in common: natural ingredients sourced from the rich islands, knowledge of ancient traditions and customs, and truly gorgeous fragrances. Could Hawaii replace Korea as the new beauty hotspot? While we don’t see the latter trend being usurped anytime soon, with volcanic clay powders, exotic fruit extracts, and tropical-inspired packaging, things that come from Hawaii have a similar novelty, as well as impressive efficacy, and of course, absolutely intoxicating scents. No to mention that sometimes it feels like the sunshine-infused potions that come from Hawaii bring with them the relaxing and welcoming vibes of The Aloha State; because very time I try one, I can close my eyes and feel like I’m practically there.

THE UNVEIL. No one really looks forward to taking their makeup off at the end of the day. That’s why face wipes were invented. But what if, instead of a chore, washing your face was a delicious, five-minute jaunt to Oahu? Well, that’s what it’s like to wash your face with this luxurious cleansing balm. I feel like I’m going to a spa instead of to my bathroom, and I love that you don’t need a hot towel or washcloth to wipe it off; it just rinses away with water. A miracle, hand-blended in small batches, that can transform your bathroom and your skin.

Allure

How To Treat Dry Skin When You’re Breaking Out, According To The Experts

Suffering with uncomfortable pimples or sore dry skin is not ideal, but when you’re suffering with both at once, your skincare situation can feel like a nightmare. If you’re currently living through this, you’ll need to know how to treat dry skin when you’re breaking out, because as you may have noticed already, it’s not as easy as you might think. So I spoke to a bunch of skincare experts, to discover exactly how to treat dry skin when you’re also breaking out.
Maryna Kracht, founder of Mahalo Skin Care, tells Bustle over email, “Keeping the digestive tract healthy with fermented foods (kimchi, sauerkraut etc), kombucha, and kefir not only provides an important balance of probiotics, healthy acid balance, and vitamin boost, it also helps with proper absorption of nutrients and elimination of toxins through proper digestive tract routes and not through your skin.” Kracht adds that eating dark green vegetables will boost the alkalinity level in the body, so it might be time you start incorporating more leafy greens into your diet. “Water, sleep and exercise are also crucial aspects to keeping your skin healthy, vibrant, and clear,” says Kracht. She explains, “Water helps with eliminating the toxins and allowing your skin to be plump and youthful. Drink alkaline water. Either water with lemon, or water with a few drops of liquid chlorophyll.”

When it comes to sleep, Kracht advises what’s best for your skin, “Proper sleep doesn’t only provide rest, it also helps with balancing the stress hormones, excess of which makes your skin look inflamed, thin, and wrinkled. Keeping the circadian rhythm in check, going to sleep around 10pm, and getting 8 hours sleep is the optimum balance for many people.” “Acneic skin often shows lack of essential fatty acids, and will respond most favorably to facial oil serums or facial balm treatments to bring balance to the skin,” explains Kracht. “Our Vitality Elixir and Rare Indigo balm have been specifically formulated to contain over 70 percent essential fatty acids to deliver the optimal nutritive balance to imbalanced and inflamed complexions,” she says.

However, there is a method to using these products. Kracht instructs to apply face oils and balms over wet or damp skin. “This is very important in keeping the skin hydrated AND moisturized,” she says. As much as you may want to, you really can’t rush the healing process. “Stick to a skincare routine for at least one month,” says Kracht, “as it takes the skin 26 days to complete it’s cycle. Give your skin love and care to allow it to take the steps to properly rebuild and recover itself.”

Don’t be disheartened, it’s totally possible to treat dry skin when you’re breaking out — just follow this expert advice and you should see improvements soon!

Bustle

Well + Good Editors’ Picks – Best Natural Beauty December 2016

13 NEW, NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT WILL SAVE YOUR SKIN THIS WINTER
From the bone-chilling temperatures of winter to all the bonus holiday traveling, maintaining that healthy glow is exceedingly difficult this time of year. That’s why multitasking, skin-saving beauty products have been popping up on beauty shelves so that your skin doesn’t have to suffer. So which are the favorite new, natural beauty products Well+Good editors tested this month? A rejuvenating facial peel, an anti-inflammatory cleanser melt, a head-to-toe hero balm, a dreamy coconut skin dew, and other new power-players—many starring matcha. Thanks to these complexion-saving products, your skin doesn’t have to be as dull as the weather.
Keep reading for 13 editor-approved beauty launches this month you need to know about.
Mahalo The Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate – This makes cleaning my face actually fun—one small scoop of the green balm (from matcha) literally melts into your skin and feels like an oil cleanser. Once you add water, it turns into a creamy foam that leaves your face ultra-soft—and mascara-free. Starring anti-inflammatory fragonia (an Australian plant) and exfoliating papaya enzymes, this tropical, buttery blend is perfect for a nightly refresh of your skin, particularly if you’re too lazy to use a few products for the job.

Well + Good

5 Hawaiian Beauty Products to Bring Out Your Inner Moana

Disney has steadily been rounding out its princess empire with more action-packed roles for female heroines (see Elena of Avalor, Frozen’s Elsa). The latest CG-animated lead to root for: Moana, the teenage daughter of a Pacific Islands chieftain who sets out on an oceanic journey to track down lost members of her tribe. Breakout Hawaiian actress Auli’i Cravalho voices the title character and composer-lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda (of Hamilton fame) wrote the songs for the movie, which is already getting advance praise and includes enough epic scenery to inspire landlubbers to rig the sails on a canoe and head for Polynesian climes. To stoke your inner wayfarer, here are five island beauty finds infused with healing botanicals.
With oils that are cold-pressed or extracted using an advanced C02 technique to preserve the integrity of the raw materials, Kauai-based Mahalo Skin Care is both high-tech and distinctly Hawaiian in its approach. The new Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate (out next month) combines anti-inflammatory matcha, purifying willow, and pore-refining sunflower oil in a balm that, when mixed with water, transforms into a milky emulsion to soften and cleanse.

VOGUE

5 Beauty Product Swaps That’ll Do the Body Good

It’s no surprise winter is a time to ramp up your skin care. What is surprising, however, is that you might be putting toxins on your body without even knowing it. Did you know that many commercial beauty products may actually contain hidden ingredients that do more harm than good. The list is long, but some of those ingredients include parabens, aluminum, lead, mercury, formaldehyde and more. These types of no-nos do all sorts of things like cause cell damage, environmental harm and can even lead to allergic reactions.
Perhaps that’s why green celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba are known for preferring non-toxic skin care. To help us all identify safe swaps for our winter staples, our good friends at The Detox Market shared their approved green beauty picks for the season!
Mahalo Petal Mask. This masks has 28 active ingredients that work together to help hydrate, soothe and repair skin, and it’s safe enough to use for daily use. Plus, the blend of gentle enzymes allows your skin to swallow up the flower petal essence that plumps and improves texture.

EOnline

ve10 Best Face Oils and Serums – The Vitality Elixir facial serum

Rich and potent Vitality Elixir infuses skin renewing powerhouses like sea buckthorn, turmeric, and carrot seed into omega-rich kukui and chia super-oils making it the perfect all-in-one treatment serum and nourishing oil for all skin types. Clarifying black cumin, tamanu, and helichrysum, also in the mix, keep breakouts at bay.

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Spirituality & Health

new-beautyThe ONE Product You Really, Actually Need This Summer

I really hate when brands boast of having beauty products that are “vacations in a bottle.” No matter how coconut-tropical-fruity smelling a body lotion might smell, it can’t successfully convince me that I’m on a beach in Maui when I’m actually reading a million emails at my desk in the middle of the day, basking under the glow of the office lights.

Mahalo Vacation Glow…gets pretty darn close. Maybe it’s the name and the very cool wooden bottle—even the ingredients and the “how to use” are engraved into the container, which shows an immense level of detail that you cannot stop looking at—that has me believing, but there’s something about this body-hair elixir that’s in a word, “beachy.”

The brand describes it as “molten sunshine potion”—a phrase that my cynical self would normally roll my eyes at, but in this case, I cannot think of a more dead-on description. It smells like fresh white florals (there’s essential oils of jasmine/Hawaiian pikake), plus something you can’t quite put your finger on (it’s a mix of tuberose, ylang-ylang and geranium)—a fragrant concoction that’s definitely more than enough for someone to stop and ask you what you are wearing.

Then, there are the hard-hitters: vitamin E–rich Kukui, balancing macadamia, does-everything argan oil, skin-repairing sea buckthorn and mega-hydrator avocado. The lineup makes the most perfect oil, a sort of rich serum that works perfectly post-shower—you literally only need a drop—to smooth out hair and perfect the skin on your legs. The best part: The scent and glowing hydration sticks around, so when your midday coffee kick calls, you may actually be able to take a deep breath, close your eyes, and pretend you’re on a lounge chair looking out at the sea somewhere.

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chalkboard5 Masks for Better Skin ASAP

No need to travel all the way to Hawaii when Hawaii can come to you. Named after Hawaiian Volcano Goddess Pele (umm how I become a Volcano Goddess?) the mask transforms problematic skin and reveals a luminous new you. But it’s the list of magical ingredients that prove that this newbie is the real deal: “Botox-plant” Hibiscus, Turmeric, collagen-boosting Vitamin C. Mahalo!

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7 Truly Organic Skincare Products That Won’t Kill the Environment – Why Labeling Matters

The global market for organic personal care products is a budding industry, and it’s one that’s intrinsically tied to the “new green revolution,” which is good news for environmental activists. Regulating organic products: Though the Food and Drug Administration regulates products labeled as organic, the department has yet to adopt a formal definition for the term. “FDA regulates cosmetics under the authority of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (FPLA),” the organization explains in a statement. “The term ‘organic’ is not defined in either of these laws or the regulations that FDA enforces under their authority.”

Instead, the Agricultural Marketing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is in charge of the National Organic Program (NOP), which in turn holds brands accountable for labeling standards, which it defines based on the percentage of organic ingredients that make up a given product. It’s important to note that, due to the projection that the organic personal care marketplace is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, many brands are strategizing to get on board. This can, at times, lead to heavy marketing campaigns that can obfuscate a product’s actual ingredients.

Natural or nah? Just because a product is organic, that doesn’t mean it’s innately safer than non-organic products. “An ingredient’s source does not determine its safety,” reads a statement from the FDA. “For example, many plants, whether or not they are organically grown, contain substances that may be toxic or allergenic.” And the word “natural” carries no weight at all. Brands are free to use the label at their discretion. And big brands that may not have eco-friendly practices in their DNA are looking to get involved. “‘Natural’ has a fairly sturdy antonym — artificial, or synthetic — and, at least on a scale of relative values, it’s not hard to say which of two things is ‘more natural’ than the other: cane sugar or high-fructose corn syrup? Chicken or chicken nuggets? G.M.O.s or heirloom seeds?” author Michael Pollan wrote in an April article for the New York Times. “The most natural foods in the supermarket seldom bother with the word; any food product that feels compelled to tell you it’s natural in all likelihood is not.”

With all that in mind, here’s a roundup of seven ecologically-conscious skin care lines to explore, all of which hold organic ingredients as a No. 1 priority. Happy bathing.

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glossThe Vitality Elixir

“I could go on for decades about Mahalo Skincare’s Vitality Elixir….I’ll keep it down to three key selling points:
1) A wooden bottle that looks like it was found washed ashore, rather than behind a beauty counter.
2) The smell, which is pungent but beachy, and
3) the formula, which is chock full of Omega-3s, Sea Buckthorn, and everything else your skin loves.

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Into the Gloss

bp-mbgAn All-Natural Aesthetician Spills Her Secrets For Gorgeous Skin

…massage a dime-size amount of oil into my face and neck using light upward strokes and a few firmer circles on the jaw, third-eye area, and temples. Right now, I’m using Mahalo’s enlivening and hydrating Vitality Elixir, an exotic blend containing chia seed oil, turmeric, and CoEnzyme Q10.

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HONEY-BASED EXFOLIATING MASK REVIEWS: MAHALO THE BEAN

Mahalo The Bean Antioxidant Mask: In my opinion, this is the gentlest – and the best-smelling – of the three. It has a spicy coffee/chocolate scent that makes it a pleasure to use, and it’s a great mask to unwind with after a long day.

This would be a great option for those of you who are looking for a decadent, nutrient-dense mask that really delivers. The exfoliants in this mask are very gentle but they do visibly brighten my skin. The results are not as instant as the Active Enzyme Exfoliator, but I find that I tend to use it more often because it’s  super gentle. I use The Bean up to three times a week as opposed to the Josh Rosebrook, which I use just once or twice.

I didn’t instantly fall in love with this mask when I first used it (I preferred The Petal, which gave me more instant results), but the more I used it the more I fell in love with it. In fact, it is currently one of my favourite Sunday night pamper masks, and I will repurchase it when I run out.

Just Ask Arjun

3 Masks to Transition Your Skin to Fall

With the cozy sweaters and stylish boots fall ushers in also comes the potential for skin flare ups. Temps drop and our diets change, says Vert Beauty esthetician Shelley Beaumonte. “Our skin cell turnover slows down and our skin can feel out of balance.”

That might mean more breakouts, more oil, more redness, more puffiness—all signs that your skin could use a little extra nourishment. “We need to pay special attention to repairing our skin from the summer elements and to hydrating it for the upcoming colder weather,” Shelley says.

Gentle (very gentle, says Shelley) exfoliation can help with that. Plus, incorporating nutrient-rich masks into our skincare routines gives our complexions a chance to fight back. That’s why we’ve picked these three masks to transition your skin to fall. Read on for Shelley’s recommendations to find the best mask for you.

Mahalo Skincare The Petal

This powerhouse mask from Mahalo is great at reducing inflammation, which Shelley says is the key to healing any skin condition. “Fine lines, puffiness, redness, acne—it all starts with inflammation,” she says. “Anything that reduces that inflammation can help heal the skin and give us results we want.”

A hydration infusion can help with that too. Hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and is part of skin’s natural composition, helps your complexion retain water, and helps other ingredients penetrate more deeply.

The Petal is soothing and calming, with rose hydrosol that’s more potent than rose essential oil, and can help reduce redness and blemishes. “It’s great for rosacea,” says Shelley. So is the turmeric found in The Petal. “It’s immunity boosting, so it can help reduce flare-ups and redness,” Shelley says. Willow, a natural salicylic acid that’s great for detoxing and exfoliating, plus silver, which pulls toxins up and out, round out this mask’s blend.

Pro Tip:

This mask can be used as a redness reducer spot treatment. Apply just on the areas of skin that are suffering from irritation for a quick, soothing boost.

Vert Beauty

My Favorite Organic Masks to Cure Acne

As you Angels know, I love to get right to the point with my posts! So let’s get right into what makes these masks so special the type of results I experienced when using them.
Mahalo Skin Care: The Bean Mask

Brands that fill their skin care with herbs and botanicals from Hawaii have always had great results for those who suffer from acne. Mahalo has been a long time favorite of mine because they are a luxurious skin care brand that uses Polynesian, Western, Eastern, and modern scientific advancements to blend the most powerful and effective natural skin care. Their skin care works on all skin types and heals a range of skin problems from acne to anti aging. I have used everything from their line and have personally fallen in love with each item. But here is why The Bean Mask if my first recommendation. It fights acne and anti aging at the same time.

Full Ingredient List: http://mahalo.care/shop/the-bean/

Hero Ingredients:

  • Raw Honey -Known to have strong antibacterial properties, this is an ingredient that heals, hydrates, and gives your skin a glow.
  • Cacao -A strong antioxidant that heals and prevents free radicals from damaging the skin. You will see this ingredient is trending in the green community! Many face masks are formulated with cacao.
  • Green Coffee Bean Oil + Coffee Co2 – Full of antioxidants, protects against UVB rays from the sun, smooths and brightens skin, increases circulation and helps fight cellulite and signs of aging.
  • Sea Buckthorn- Powerful anti aging ingredient that helps slow the signs of aging. Helps promote hyrdration, elasticity, skin regeneration and helps prevent acne.
  • Ceylon Cinnamon – Brings circulation to the skin that helps quickly cure acne.
The Petite Angel

Style & Beauty PERKED UP

Two foodie favorites – coffee and cacao – aren’t only delicious, but they’re also powerhouse ingredients in buzzy concoctions from Hawaii’s skincare brands.

Indulge in MAHALO Skin Care’s ultra concentrated The Bean mask – a facial treatment that awakens and revives both skin and spirit. Enjoy the warm aroma of coffee, cacao and vanilla beans, as well as the sweet scent of raw Hawaiian honey. The master blend of activated ingredients boosts circulation and gently exfoliates.

Modern Luxury

HAVE OILY SKIN? YOU’LL LOVE THESE 8 NON-GREASY MOISTURIZERS

If you have oily skin, chances are you never leave home without throwing blotting papers or mattifying powder into your bag. And you’ve likely wondered (maybe more than a few times) if there’s any point in using moisturizer. Spoiler alert: there is.

“Skipping hydration is the opposite of what you should be doing,” says Tara Foley, skin-care guru and founder of the clean beauty site Follain. Oily skin, just like any other complexion issue, is caused by a moisture imbalance (in this case, you’re producing too much sebum). “If you strip your skin of everything [with a cleanser], it’ll make problems worse,” Foley warns. “You need to give your skin some moisture after cleansing to rebalance it.”

Her go-to fix? “I always recommend fighting oil with oils,” she says. “If you put a light one on your skin, it tricks it into thinking it’s already produced enough oil so that it doesn’t go on to make more.” In other words, it stops your shine at the source—so you won’t wind up layering on products that could lead to breakouts.

“You need to give your skin some moisture after cleansing to rebalance it.”
Beauty expert Jasmine Garnsworthy, founder of customized facial oil company The Buff, agrees with Foley. “Look for lighter, natural oils that more closely mimic the sebum your skin already produces, like squalane or jojoba,” she says. “Mineral oils are often used as a cheap emollient, but they’re not easily absorbed by the skin, so they become occlusive.” (Read: pore-clogging.) Other rich ingredients to avoid in your facial oils include shea, vitamin E, argan oil, and triglycerides, Foley says.

If oil just isn’t your jam, Garnsworthy and Foley recommend trying balms and gels instead of cream moisturizers for your hydrating fix. “Balms are really similar in texture to a cream or lotion, but typically don’t have the thicker ingredients that can be problematic,” Foley says. And Garnsworthy adds that gels absorb into the skin quickly and don’t leave any gunky residue.

Foley and Garnsworthy are in agreement: You can nourish your skin without causing it to freak out and over-compensate. So Well+Good staffers (with oily skin) tested out the experts’ recommendations to figure out which products are the best of the best. The results? Glowy (but not overly so) skin ahead.

Keep reading for eight editor- and expert-approved oily skin hydration essentials.

Mahalo Rare Indigo Beauty Balm. The rich purple balm—which is hand-blended in Hawaii—isn’t just pretty: It’s chock full of inflammation-fighting active botanicals that deliver essential nutrients to your skin for a radiant complexion. And vitamin C, fatty acids, and antioxidants help you protect a stressed-out dermis. Bonus: It smells like vanilla and has a creamy consistency that just feels heavenly.

Well + Good

The Matcha Trend Has Officially Spread To Skincare

Matcha isn’t new—it’s said to have been brought from China to Japan, where it has remained popular, sometime in the 10th century. The matcha craze in the U.S. began in early 2015, but it’s new to skincare. Traditional green tea, made by steeping leaves rather than dissolving matcha powder, is the most-studied antioxidant, according to Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D., a Miami-based dermatologist and author of Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients, and she considers it the most promising natural ingredient on the market today.

“There’s convincing evidence that oral and topical green tea—you need both—neutralizes free radicals and decreases inflammation,” she says.

Do It Yourself – It’s not just for the spa: Matcha products are also hitting the shelves. To find an effective treatment (and avoid any low-quality products riding the wave of the matcha trend), “look for a brownish tint,” says Dr. Baumann, a sure sign of a high concentration of EGCG.

Mahalo Skin Care: The Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate – Packed with healing green tea leaf, phytonutrients, and plenty of oils (argan, pumpkin seed, cardamom), this balm-like cleanser, which should first be applied to dry skin, turns to a milky lather when introduced to water.

DEPARTURES

This beautiful sunny #indiansummer day calls for a #throwbackto the summer issue of @elle_nl featuring @reinaorganics, the beautiful no-cloth required cleanser @mahalo.care the Unveil…

The UNVEIL cleanser is the first step in your beauty rituals. The silky synergy of biocompatible oils, active anti-inflammatory phytonutrient infusion and antioxidant-rich enzymes create a gentle, yet effective thorough cleanse to exfoliate, soften and smooth, while leaving the moisture barrier of the skin intact and balanced. The UNVEIL cleanser is especially beneficial for nutrient deficient, congested and environmentally stressed skins.

ELLE NL

Mahalo’s Pele Mask Gives The Skin A Total Restart, Like You Just Had A Facial!

Does your skin need a really good cleaning? Is it looking a little dull and ashy? Here’s the green beauty fix-it-all, The Pele Mask by Mahalo! It’s a handcrafted super mask made with volcanic ash to detoxify, brighten and revitalize.
If you see my Instagram or read this blog, you’ll know I’m a big advocate for masking. Whenever someone tells me that their skin is looking a little tired or ashy or they have breakouts, I usually find that they’re missing a good mask in their arsenal. THIS is a great mask that everyone should own. Why? Because this handcrafted little Hawaiian mask made with volcanic ash and cayenne will detox and revitalize your skin without leaving it dry or tight. It’s just what you need: a great skin cleaning and fresh, revitalized skin left behind. It sets out to fight acne, calm inflammations, restart circulation and oxygenate (I have it on my face as I type this). It’s a wonderful revitalizer, too. I also find that it’s great for the warmer months when you feel like you’ve had an SPF baking on your skin all day. What I also love about Mahalo Skin Care is the bamboo packaging and the fact that the mask is refillable (see above). And please don’t make the mistake of thinking that this mask is only for acneic skin, it’s definitely not, however, it’s not recommended for sensitive skins. If you’re into ingredients, you’ll want to read these…they are gorgeous.

Green Product Junkie

Why It’s So Hard to Be an Indie Beauty Brand

Startup founders talk the challenges they faced early on…

Beauty startups face a competitive market worth $60 billion; skincare accounts for the biggest share. To launch, brands have to figure out what they want to formulate and why, and who their consumers are and how to reach them, often on very limited budgets.

Maryna Kracht launched Mahalo Skin Care in Hawaii three years ago. She knew early on that ingredients would be a huge expense. Mahalo products feature tamanu oil (which has anti-inflammatory properties and can promote cell growth), sea buckthorn oil and aloe vera. Kracht looks to appeal to customers seeking something luxurious and handcrafted. “I want people to feel that this is an artisanal product,” she says.

With a team of four employees, she develops her own formulas. She works with local suppliers in Hawaii, uses organic ingredients and produces her own hydrosols, or distillates, such as rose water.

“I did have savings, but not a lot,” Kracht says. “More than anything, I had to be extremely strategic with every single dollar.” That meant lots of time researching ingredients before spending money on developing anything.

Kracht never resorted to formulating her products for Mahalo in her kitchen, as some natural skincare brands claim to. “I am a stickler for everything being sanitized and making sure we’re up to standards. I had a separate kitchen away from the house where I created a little lab of sorts,” she says.

Kracht’s face is the first thing you see on the Mahalo website. She still handmakes her formulas and writes thank-you notes to her customers. “I encounter challenges every day,” she says. “In the very beginning, you’re wearing a hundred different hats. I did everything. It was figuring out the direction of the business.”

Since its launch, Mahalo has gone from production in a small lab in Kracht’s home to a 1,200-square-foot facility with a walk-in fridge. SkinOwl has been growing every year since it launched. “SkinOwl felt like immediate success because we filled a void,” Tevelin says. ‘It’s not easy, it weeds people out very quickly.”

Despite (or maybe because of) what it takes to launch beauty brands, Kracht says it’s startups that are shaking up the industry. “These small beauty brands, mostly women-run, are trying to go up against the Goliaths of the space, but we are doing it with a backbone of five people versus 500.”

Man Repeller

6 Shimmering Body Oils that Glow (Not Glitter!)

The sun is finally starting to pitch up in the sky for the summer. But as far as a tan goes? Well, it’s a work in progress right now. For those of us whose vibe just isn’t fake tan, it’s time to start giving thanks to the clean beauty world for shimmering body oil.

On first glance, they seem like something reserved for glitter enthusiasts. Save your judgment for getting up close and personal; upon application of these mica infused potions skin looks healthy and radiant, sans sparkle.

6 Illuminating Oils To Get Your Glow On This Summer – 1. Mahalo The Vacation Glow Body And Hair Elixir

Did someone say vacay? It may not be quite as sweet as the real deal, but this is about as close as it gets to sunshine in a bottle. Not only is the golden glow it imparts bound to put a smile on your face, but the combination of tropical florals like ylang ylang, jasmine, and tuberose will have you pining for that summer getaway sooner rather than later. Reparative oils of sea buckthorn and tamanu also make this an asset to sun touched skin.

Organic Authority

Mahalo Skin Care Unveil The Melt Cleanser Concentrate lotion facial cleanser / review

Over time it becomes pleasantly buttery, dense and resembles homemade jams. THIS flavor to this: love: a corporate website is described as “Fresh and crisp scent of lemon, rounded with notes of exotic fragonia, ginger, cardamom and pink peppercorn. Hints of warm cocoa create a calming aromatherapy gourmand experience.” and if someone was doing homework replaced the lemonade with agave syrup with ginger and cardamom, it will be more or less know how to Unveil The smells;) is citrus, sweet and fresh. It is not the smell overwhelming, but certainly distinctive. Green color lotion additionally stimulates the imagination and taste buds :)))
You can use it as a first or second cleanser does not require the participation of cloth or other helpers. We wash it off easily with the participation of hands and hot water. By combining the water turns into a milky emulsion. Very pleasant and comfortable . I must add that excels at dissolving makeup face regardless of whether it is a plain, soft undercoat, the product waterproof, or mineral filter.
I liked it for the effect of refreshing, cleansing, healing, effectiveness and gentleness. Depending on the stage at which it was used each time the skin was soft and smooth without feeling download, irritation or other adverse reactions. Exceptionally mild areas naczynkowych changes and rosacea. He brings additional comfort and at the same time allow for a quick make-up removal or the end of the purification step.
However, the vision of the fall of Mahalo tempts me more and more.

1001 Passion

Everything You Need to Know About Your New Beauty Superhero: Roses

It is possibly the most ubiquitous fragrance and the most recognized flower in the world, but the rose should never be underestimated. Rose oil and Rose water are two of the most beneficial and powerful ingredients in natural skin care, and the process of how they are harvested is nothing short of amazing. Harvesting roses for distillation is a labor-intensive process that must be done before the sun rises. The flowers must then be processed the same day. Mahalo Skin Care founder Maryna Kracht detailed the process on Instagram…

Amazing, indeed. Rose can be found in many of Mahalo’s products, but probably most notably in the Petal Hydrating Mask,  a luxurious, glow-inducing treatment that can be used daily to add moisture to and reduce inflammation in even the most sensitive skin.

Spring.St

These Hawaiian Beauty Products Are Trending This Year

Green beauty is constantly growing, with new brands popping up all the time. The most constant stream of consistently fantastic lines, however, seems to be coming straight from the beautiful islands of Hawaii. No brand looks the same — some you can find at luxury retailers, others are one-woman operations that operate direct-to-consumer, some consist of one or two products while others offer an extensive range — but they all share a few things in common: natural ingredients sourced from the rich islands, knowledge of ancient traditions and customs, and truly gorgeous fragrances. Could Hawaii replace Korea as the new beauty hotspot? While we don’t see the latter trend being usurped anytime soon, with volcanic clay powders, exotic fruit extracts, and tropical-inspired packaging, things that come from Hawaii have a similar novelty, as well as impressive efficacy, and of course, absolutely intoxicating scents. No to mention that sometimes it feels like the sunshine-infused potions that come from Hawaii bring with them the relaxing and welcoming vibes of The Aloha State; because very time I try one, I can close my eyes and feel like I’m practically there.

THE UNVEIL. No one really looks forward to taking their makeup off at the end of the day. That’s why face wipes were invented. But what if, instead of a chore, washing your face was a delicious, five-minute jaunt to Oahu? Well, that’s what it’s like to wash your face with this luxurious cleansing balm. I feel like I’m going to a spa instead of to my bathroom, and I love that you don’t need a hot towel or washcloth to wipe it off; it just rinses away with water. A miracle, hand-blended in small batches, that can transform your bathroom and your skin.

Allure

oh-my-skin-unveilBest Cleansing Balm – Mahalo The Unveil

My favorite product from Mahalo, The Unveil, which is a luxurious, no-cloth-required oil cleanser aimed specifically at effectively dissolving makeup and removing daily impurities to unveil a soft and glowing complexion. A very effective cleanser that both smells and feels lovely and cleans the skin brilliantly. It removes all traces of makeup, even mascara, while leaving your skin feeling hydrated, soft and plump without clogging pores. I love the ethical nature of the company and the way they produce their packaging and ingredients. I only have two drawbacks. Firstly, it did sting my eyes slightly (but then again my eyes are very sensitive) and secondly the price is above and beyond what most people would outlay for a cleanser. Apart from that I would now consider myself am a Mahalo convert as I don’t think I have ever experienced a natural cleanser that is comparable to this one. Never before has a cleanser left my skin feeling so amazing that it barely even needed moisturising after. I would say that this is the best balm cleanser I have come across so far and that it is becoming a must for me.

Oh My Skin

MAHALO Vitality Care Elixir

Today I bring you a review that I wanted to be but so much time. There are now several months that I use the fabulous Vitality Elixir Mahalo Care . So handsome rich, no ?. The thing that struck me the most, and ‘its aroma, earthy, very deep, all obvious and especially durable. Almost like wearing a perfume. At the beginning for those who are ‘very sensitive to smell, and as’ my case, might scare, in fact for me and ‘was so’, difficult to manage and to use as a basis for other products in my arsenal but once tried it, I assure you there is’ not back down. Both for its benefits, that its delicious spicy and sexy aroma. The packaging, well … that is, as with all products Mahalo Care, I find it a masterpiece of artiginato. Made of bamboo, handmade, in this bottle we see one of the Hawaiian Islands. The pump and ‘golden and very easy to use. The complete packaging find it very chic, very elegant and well above the EcoBio products that we can currently find on the market of any brand, luxury and otherwise.

Bambi Organics
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HONEY-BASED EXFOLIATING MASK REVIEWS: MAHALO THE BEAN

Mahalo The Bean Antioxidant Mask: In my opinion, this is the gentlest – and the best-smelling – of the three. It has a spicy coffee/chocolate scent that makes it a pleasure to use, and it’s a great mask to unwind with after a long day.

This would be a great option for those of you who are looking for a decadent, nutrient-dense mask that really delivers. The exfoliants in this mask are very gentle but they do visibly brighten my skin. The results are not as instant as the Active Enzyme Exfoliator, but I find that I tend to use it more often because it’s  super gentle. I use The Bean up to three times a week as opposed to the Josh Rosebrook, which I use just once or twice.

I didn’t instantly fall in love with this mask when I first used it (I preferred The Petal, which gave me more instant results), but the more I used it the more I fell in love with it. In fact, it is currently one of my favourite Sunday night pamper masks, and I will repurchase it when I run out.

Just Ask Arjun

3 Masks to Transition Your Skin to Fall

With the cozy sweaters and stylish boots fall ushers in also comes the potential for skin flare ups. Temps drop and our diets change, says Vert Beauty esthetician Shelley Beaumonte. “Our skin cell turnover slows down and our skin can feel out of balance.”

That might mean more breakouts, more oil, more redness, more puffiness—all signs that your skin could use a little extra nourishment. “We need to pay special attention to repairing our skin from the summer elements and to hydrating it for the upcoming colder weather,” Shelley says.

Gentle (very gentle, says Shelley) exfoliation can help with that. Plus, incorporating nutrient-rich masks into our skincare routines gives our complexions a chance to fight back. That’s why we’ve picked these three masks to transition your skin to fall. Read on for Shelley’s recommendations to find the best mask for you.

Mahalo Skincare The Petal

This powerhouse mask from Mahalo is great at reducing inflammation, which Shelley says is the key to healing any skin condition. “Fine lines, puffiness, redness, acne—it all starts with inflammation,” she says. “Anything that reduces that inflammation can help heal the skin and give us results we want.”

A hydration infusion can help with that too. Hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water and is part of skin’s natural composition, helps your complexion retain water, and helps other ingredients penetrate more deeply.

The Petal is soothing and calming, with rose hydrosol that’s more potent than rose essential oil, and can help reduce redness and blemishes. “It’s great for rosacea,” says Shelley. So is the turmeric found in The Petal. “It’s immunity boosting, so it can help reduce flare-ups and redness,” Shelley says. Willow, a natural salicylic acid that’s great for detoxing and exfoliating, plus silver, which pulls toxins up and out, round out this mask’s blend.

Pro Tip:

This mask can be used as a redness reducer spot treatment. Apply just on the areas of skin that are suffering from irritation for a quick, soothing boost.

Vert Beauty

My Favorite Organic Masks to Cure Acne

As you Angels know, I love to get right to the point with my posts! So let’s get right into what makes these masks so special the type of results I experienced when using them.
Mahalo Skin Care: The Bean Mask

Brands that fill their skin care with herbs and botanicals from Hawaii have always had great results for those who suffer from acne. Mahalo has been a long time favorite of mine because they are a luxurious skin care brand that uses Polynesian, Western, Eastern, and modern scientific advancements to blend the most powerful and effective natural skin care. Their skin care works on all skin types and heals a range of skin problems from acne to anti aging. I have used everything from their line and have personally fallen in love with each item. But here is why The Bean Mask if my first recommendation. It fights acne and anti aging at the same time.

Full Ingredient List: http://mahalo.care/shop/the-bean/

Hero Ingredients:

  • Raw Honey -Known to have strong antibacterial properties, this is an ingredient that heals, hydrates, and gives your skin a glow.
  • Cacao -A strong antioxidant that heals and prevents free radicals from damaging the skin. You will see this ingredient is trending in the green community! Many face masks are formulated with cacao.
  • Green Coffee Bean Oil + Coffee Co2 – Full of antioxidants, protects against UVB rays from the sun, smooths and brightens skin, increases circulation and helps fight cellulite and signs of aging.
  • Sea Buckthorn- Powerful anti aging ingredient that helps slow the signs of aging. Helps promote hyrdration, elasticity, skin regeneration and helps prevent acne.
  • Ceylon Cinnamon – Brings circulation to the skin that helps quickly cure acne.
The Petite Angel

Style & Beauty PERKED UP

Two foodie favorites – coffee and cacao – aren’t only delicious, but they’re also powerhouse ingredients in buzzy concoctions from Hawaii’s skincare brands.

Indulge in MAHALO Skin Care’s ultra concentrated The Bean mask – a facial treatment that awakens and revives both skin and spirit. Enjoy the warm aroma of coffee, cacao and vanilla beans, as well as the sweet scent of raw Hawaiian honey. The master blend of activated ingredients boosts circulation and gently exfoliates.

Modern Luxury

HAVE OILY SKIN? YOU’LL LOVE THESE 8 NON-GREASY MOISTURIZERS

If you have oily skin, chances are you never leave home without throwing blotting papers or mattifying powder into your bag. And you’ve likely wondered (maybe more than a few times) if there’s any point in using moisturizer. Spoiler alert: there is.

“Skipping hydration is the opposite of what you should be doing,” says Tara Foley, skin-care guru and founder of the clean beauty site Follain. Oily skin, just like any other complexion issue, is caused by a moisture imbalance (in this case, you’re producing too much sebum). “If you strip your skin of everything [with a cleanser], it’ll make problems worse,” Foley warns. “You need to give your skin some moisture after cleansing to rebalance it.”

Her go-to fix? “I always recommend fighting oil with oils,” she says. “If you put a light one on your skin, it tricks it into thinking it’s already produced enough oil so that it doesn’t go on to make more.” In other words, it stops your shine at the source—so you won’t wind up layering on products that could lead to breakouts.

“You need to give your skin some moisture after cleansing to rebalance it.”
Beauty expert Jasmine Garnsworthy, founder of customized facial oil company The Buff, agrees with Foley. “Look for lighter, natural oils that more closely mimic the sebum your skin already produces, like squalane or jojoba,” she says. “Mineral oils are often used as a cheap emollient, but they’re not easily absorbed by the skin, so they become occlusive.” (Read: pore-clogging.) Other rich ingredients to avoid in your facial oils include shea, vitamin E, argan oil, and triglycerides, Foley says.

If oil just isn’t your jam, Garnsworthy and Foley recommend trying balms and gels instead of cream moisturizers for your hydrating fix. “Balms are really similar in texture to a cream or lotion, but typically don’t have the thicker ingredients that can be problematic,” Foley says. And Garnsworthy adds that gels absorb into the skin quickly and don’t leave any gunky residue.

Foley and Garnsworthy are in agreement: You can nourish your skin without causing it to freak out and over-compensate. So Well+Good staffers (with oily skin) tested out the experts’ recommendations to figure out which products are the best of the best. The results? Glowy (but not overly so) skin ahead.

Keep reading for eight editor- and expert-approved oily skin hydration essentials.

Mahalo Rare Indigo Beauty Balm. The rich purple balm—which is hand-blended in Hawaii—isn’t just pretty: It’s chock full of inflammation-fighting active botanicals that deliver essential nutrients to your skin for a radiant complexion. And vitamin C, fatty acids, and antioxidants help you protect a stressed-out dermis. Bonus: It smells like vanilla and has a creamy consistency that just feels heavenly.

Well + Good

The Matcha Trend Has Officially Spread To Skincare

Matcha isn’t new—it’s said to have been brought from China to Japan, where it has remained popular, sometime in the 10th century. The matcha craze in the U.S. began in early 2015, but it’s new to skincare. Traditional green tea, made by steeping leaves rather than dissolving matcha powder, is the most-studied antioxidant, according to Dr. Leslie Baumann, M.D., a Miami-based dermatologist and author of Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetic Ingredients, and she considers it the most promising natural ingredient on the market today.

“There’s convincing evidence that oral and topical green tea—you need both—neutralizes free radicals and decreases inflammation,” she says.

Do It Yourself – It’s not just for the spa: Matcha products are also hitting the shelves. To find an effective treatment (and avoid any low-quality products riding the wave of the matcha trend), “look for a brownish tint,” says Dr. Baumann, a sure sign of a high concentration of EGCG.

Mahalo Skin Care: The Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate – Packed with healing green tea leaf, phytonutrients, and plenty of oils (argan, pumpkin seed, cardamom), this balm-like cleanser, which should first be applied to dry skin, turns to a milky lather when introduced to water.

DEPARTURES

This beautiful sunny #indiansummer day calls for a #throwbackto the summer issue of @elle_nl featuring @reinaorganics, the beautiful no-cloth required cleanser @mahalo.care the Unveil…

The UNVEIL cleanser is the first step in your beauty rituals. The silky synergy of biocompatible oils, active anti-inflammatory phytonutrient infusion and antioxidant-rich enzymes create a gentle, yet effective thorough cleanse to exfoliate, soften and smooth, while leaving the moisture barrier of the skin intact and balanced. The UNVEIL cleanser is especially beneficial for nutrient deficient, congested and environmentally stressed skins.

ELLE NL

Mahalo’s Pele Mask Gives The Skin A Total Restart, Like You Just Had A Facial!

Does your skin need a really good cleaning? Is it looking a little dull and ashy? Here’s the green beauty fix-it-all, The Pele Mask by Mahalo! It’s a handcrafted super mask made with volcanic ash to detoxify, brighten and revitalize.
If you see my Instagram or read this blog, you’ll know I’m a big advocate for masking. Whenever someone tells me that their skin is looking a little tired or ashy or they have breakouts, I usually find that they’re missing a good mask in their arsenal. THIS is a great mask that everyone should own. Why? Because this handcrafted little Hawaiian mask made with volcanic ash and cayenne will detox and revitalize your skin without leaving it dry or tight. It’s just what you need: a great skin cleaning and fresh, revitalized skin left behind. It sets out to fight acne, calm inflammations, restart circulation and oxygenate (I have it on my face as I type this). It’s a wonderful revitalizer, too. I also find that it’s great for the warmer months when you feel like you’ve had an SPF baking on your skin all day. What I also love about Mahalo Skin Care is the bamboo packaging and the fact that the mask is refillable (see above). And please don’t make the mistake of thinking that this mask is only for acneic skin, it’s definitely not, however, it’s not recommended for sensitive skins. If you’re into ingredients, you’ll want to read these…they are gorgeous.

Green Product Junkie

Why It’s So Hard to Be an Indie Beauty Brand

Startup founders talk the challenges they faced early on…

Beauty startups face a competitive market worth $60 billion; skincare accounts for the biggest share. To launch, brands have to figure out what they want to formulate and why, and who their consumers are and how to reach them, often on very limited budgets.

Maryna Kracht launched Mahalo Skin Care in Hawaii three years ago. She knew early on that ingredients would be a huge expense. Mahalo products feature tamanu oil (which has anti-inflammatory properties and can promote cell growth), sea buckthorn oil and aloe vera. Kracht looks to appeal to customers seeking something luxurious and handcrafted. “I want people to feel that this is an artisanal product,” she says.

With a team of four employees, she develops her own formulas. She works with local suppliers in Hawaii, uses organic ingredients and produces her own hydrosols, or distillates, such as rose water.

“I did have savings, but not a lot,” Kracht says. “More than anything, I had to be extremely strategic with every single dollar.” That meant lots of time researching ingredients before spending money on developing anything.

Kracht never resorted to formulating her products for Mahalo in her kitchen, as some natural skincare brands claim to. “I am a stickler for everything being sanitized and making sure we’re up to standards. I had a separate kitchen away from the house where I created a little lab of sorts,” she says.

Kracht’s face is the first thing you see on the Mahalo website. She still handmakes her formulas and writes thank-you notes to her customers. “I encounter challenges every day,” she says. “In the very beginning, you’re wearing a hundred different hats. I did everything. It was figuring out the direction of the business.”

Since its launch, Mahalo has gone from production in a small lab in Kracht’s home to a 1,200-square-foot facility with a walk-in fridge. SkinOwl has been growing every year since it launched. “SkinOwl felt like immediate success because we filled a void,” Tevelin says. ‘It’s not easy, it weeds people out very quickly.”

Despite (or maybe because of) what it takes to launch beauty brands, Kracht says it’s startups that are shaking up the industry. “These small beauty brands, mostly women-run, are trying to go up against the Goliaths of the space, but we are doing it with a backbone of five people versus 500.”

Man Repeller

6 Shimmering Body Oils that Glow (Not Glitter!)

The sun is finally starting to pitch up in the sky for the summer. But as far as a tan goes? Well, it’s a work in progress right now. For those of us whose vibe just isn’t fake tan, it’s time to start giving thanks to the clean beauty world for shimmering body oil.

On first glance, they seem like something reserved for glitter enthusiasts. Save your judgment for getting up close and personal; upon application of these mica infused potions skin looks healthy and radiant, sans sparkle.

6 Illuminating Oils To Get Your Glow On This Summer – 1. Mahalo The Vacation Glow Body And Hair Elixir

Did someone say vacay? It may not be quite as sweet as the real deal, but this is about as close as it gets to sunshine in a bottle. Not only is the golden glow it imparts bound to put a smile on your face, but the combination of tropical florals like ylang ylang, jasmine, and tuberose will have you pining for that summer getaway sooner rather than later. Reparative oils of sea buckthorn and tamanu also make this an asset to sun touched skin.

Organic Authority

Mahalo Skin Care Unveil The Melt Cleanser Concentrate lotion facial cleanser / review

Over time it becomes pleasantly buttery, dense and resembles homemade jams. THIS flavor to this: love: a corporate website is described as “Fresh and crisp scent of lemon, rounded with notes of exotic fragonia, ginger, cardamom and pink peppercorn. Hints of warm cocoa create a calming aromatherapy gourmand experience.” and if someone was doing homework replaced the lemonade with agave syrup with ginger and cardamom, it will be more or less know how to Unveil The smells;) is citrus, sweet and fresh. It is not the smell overwhelming, but certainly distinctive. Green color lotion additionally stimulates the imagination and taste buds :)))
You can use it as a first or second cleanser does not require the participation of cloth or other helpers. We wash it off easily with the participation of hands and hot water. By combining the water turns into a milky emulsion. Very pleasant and comfortable . I must add that excels at dissolving makeup face regardless of whether it is a plain, soft undercoat, the product waterproof, or mineral filter.
I liked it for the effect of refreshing, cleansing, healing, effectiveness and gentleness. Depending on the stage at which it was used each time the skin was soft and smooth without feeling download, irritation or other adverse reactions. Exceptionally mild areas naczynkowych changes and rosacea. He brings additional comfort and at the same time allow for a quick make-up removal or the end of the purification step.
However, the vision of the fall of Mahalo tempts me more and more.

1001 Passion

Everything You Need to Know About Your New Beauty Superhero: Roses

It is possibly the most ubiquitous fragrance and the most recognized flower in the world, but the rose should never be underestimated. Rose oil and Rose water are two of the most beneficial and powerful ingredients in natural skin care, and the process of how they are harvested is nothing short of amazing. Harvesting roses for distillation is a labor-intensive process that must be done before the sun rises. The flowers must then be processed the same day. Mahalo Skin Care founder Maryna Kracht detailed the process on Instagram…

Amazing, indeed. Rose can be found in many of Mahalo’s products, but probably most notably in the Petal Hydrating Mask,  a luxurious, glow-inducing treatment that can be used daily to add moisture to and reduce inflammation in even the most sensitive skin.

Spring.St

These Hawaiian Beauty Products Are Trending This Year

Green beauty is constantly growing, with new brands popping up all the time. The most constant stream of consistently fantastic lines, however, seems to be coming straight from the beautiful islands of Hawaii. No brand looks the same — some you can find at luxury retailers, others are one-woman operations that operate direct-to-consumer, some consist of one or two products while others offer an extensive range — but they all share a few things in common: natural ingredients sourced from the rich islands, knowledge of ancient traditions and customs, and truly gorgeous fragrances. Could Hawaii replace Korea as the new beauty hotspot? While we don’t see the latter trend being usurped anytime soon, with volcanic clay powders, exotic fruit extracts, and tropical-inspired packaging, things that come from Hawaii have a similar novelty, as well as impressive efficacy, and of course, absolutely intoxicating scents. No to mention that sometimes it feels like the sunshine-infused potions that come from Hawaii bring with them the relaxing and welcoming vibes of The Aloha State; because very time I try one, I can close my eyes and feel like I’m practically there.

THE UNVEIL. No one really looks forward to taking their makeup off at the end of the day. That’s why face wipes were invented. But what if, instead of a chore, washing your face was a delicious, five-minute jaunt to Oahu? Well, that’s what it’s like to wash your face with this luxurious cleansing balm. I feel like I’m going to a spa instead of to my bathroom, and I love that you don’t need a hot towel or washcloth to wipe it off; it just rinses away with water. A miracle, hand-blended in small batches, that can transform your bathroom and your skin.

Allure

oh-my-skin-unveilBest Cleansing Balm – Mahalo The Unveil

My favorite product from Mahalo, The Unveil, which is a luxurious, no-cloth-required oil cleanser aimed specifically at effectively dissolving makeup and removing daily impurities to unveil a soft and glowing complexion. A very effective cleanser that both smells and feels lovely and cleans the skin brilliantly. It removes all traces of makeup, even mascara, while leaving your skin feeling hydrated, soft and plump without clogging pores. I love the ethical nature of the company and the way they produce their packaging and ingredients. I only have two drawbacks. Firstly, it did sting my eyes slightly (but then again my eyes are very sensitive) and secondly the price is above and beyond what most people would outlay for a cleanser. Apart from that I would now consider myself am a Mahalo convert as I don’t think I have ever experienced a natural cleanser that is comparable to this one. Never before has a cleanser left my skin feeling so amazing that it barely even needed moisturising after. I would say that this is the best balm cleanser I have come across so far and that it is becoming a must for me.

Oh My Skin

MAHALO Vitality Care Elixir

Today I bring you a review that I wanted to be but so much time. There are now several months that I use the fabulous Vitality Elixir Mahalo Care . So handsome rich, no ?. The thing that struck me the most, and ‘its aroma, earthy, very deep, all obvious and especially durable. Almost like wearing a perfume. At the beginning for those who are ‘very sensitive to smell, and as’ my case, might scare, in fact for me and ‘was so’, difficult to manage and to use as a basis for other products in my arsenal but once tried it, I assure you there is’ not back down. Both for its benefits, that its delicious spicy and sexy aroma. The packaging, well … that is, as with all products Mahalo Care, I find it a masterpiece of artiginato. Made of bamboo, handmade, in this bottle we see one of the Hawaiian Islands. The pump and ‘golden and very easy to use. The complete packaging find it very chic, very elegant and well above the EcoBio products that we can currently find on the market of any brand, luxury and otherwise.

Bambi Organics
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