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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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The Chalkboard Mag

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.

Mind Body Green

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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

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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pm-mndlProduct Review: The Pele Mask by Mahalo

…Bioactive and concentrated yet gentle and non-irritating, The Pele Mask really does what it claims—gives you a revitalized glow.

Named for the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele, the mask features volcanic ash clay to draw toxins from the skin and clear the pores…collectively the formula offers a treatment that leaves my skin feeling purified and revitalized, never dehydrated or irritated.

That’s pretty magical in my book. I love that the mask is a powder, which means I can customize it as I please. My favorite way to prepare The Pele Mask is to blend in a ceramic dish with a little dash of rosewater to activate the mask. I enjoy applying masks like this with a brush for a quick and even application. Mahalo makes a pretty Mini Treatment Bowl and Brush set for this purpose. The Pele Mask comes to life and fizzes as it swells into a mousse-like consistency that’s easy to spread. The soft earthy scent of the mask is subtle and lovely. After 20 minutes of masking, I like to hop in the shower to rinse clean. …

No More Dirty Looks

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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ve-smgsMahalo Skincare Vitality Elixir

Mahalo’s Vitality elixir is a golden-colored silky oil nested in Mahalo’s gorgeous signature bamboo packaging (with a pump oil dispenser)…Performance-wise, Mahalo’s Vitality will most likely federate, it packs a vitamin punch to say the least. Just like we use coffee to wake us up, Vitality does the same for the skin. Whenever my skin is lackluster and tired, I apply two drops of Mahalo for a skin massage and my face quickly regains some color, and I look like I just came back from a nice workout. The Mahalo elixir is made of 10 mighty ingredients combining anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. I believe it’s one of the best serums for oily skin since it tackles two issues at once: preventing skin inflammations and breakouts while also boosting the skin and helping to protect from environmental damages….For my oily skin, I’ve found it to be moisturizing enough, it’s quickly absorbed and non-greasy. Those with dry skin would have to verify if it’s rich enough for them, but I feel like mixing a few drops with a cream moisturizer will do the trick….The good thing is that a little goes a long way: two drops are enough to cover the whole face.

Liz :: Smells Like A Green Spirit

rare-slgsThe Rare Indigo balm

It’s my second jar of Indigo balm, so I’ve had enough time to properly use it and see the results on my face. If I had to pick a favorite product from Mahalo, it would be the Rare Indigo beauty balm, because it blew me away. When it comes to balms in general, a bunch of them comprise beeswax and shea butter which have a tendency to feel clogging on my skin if I use them for an extended period of time. To avoid any trouble, I mainly use balms during colder months, but I don’t have this issue with Rare Indigo, because its formula is quite unique, containing for example Murumuru butter and Babassu,  which are both from the region of Amazon. Murumuru is emollient, high in essential fatty acids, and contributes in restoring elasticity. It’s often used to heal psiorasis, exczema and dry skin. Babassu is has soothing properties and used to treat inflammations. Another plus is that is said to be non-comedogenic, which I something I do believe since I did not experience any breakouts by using the product….In terms of skin benefits, it has been particularly efficient in calming inflammations and lower oxidation damage in stressed tissues. Environmental pollution, stress, fatigue, all these elements can affect the skin. I often feel my skin congested and tense, and to avoid resorting to Frownies prematurely, I’ve been turning to Mahalo’s Rare Indigo for help. Every-time I apply it on my face, I feel like the tension melts away. My face feels supple, soft, refreshed and looks glowing. I’ve been using it morning and evening. Little funny story: before going to the dermatologist, I put some Indigo Rare on my dad’s face because his face was quite dry and he looked a bit tired. During the doctor’s appointment, she complimented him on his glowing skin! It works like a charm I tell you.

Another win for me was the scent. This is obviously a matter of personal taste, some will love it, others won’t, but I’m very receptive to the aromatherapeutic benefits of its floral scent: inhaling the exquisite aroma it calms me down instantly. Rare Indigo feels very nurturing and comforting at the same time, it’s the perfect companion for stressed and problematic skin like mine. Why is it called Rare? Because it’s manufactured in small batches and the process is handmade.

Liz :: Smells Like A Green Spirit

rml-nmdlRed My Lips (And Yours) With Mahalo

I know you. You like pretty lipstick, and you don’t like rape culture. RedMyLips.org combats sexual violence and victim-blaming with red lipstick, and one of my newest and greatest green beauty loves, Mahalo Skin Care, brings non-toxic beauty to the battle with this gorg plumping lip color. It’s refillable, vegan, and comes with a vegan brush. I like to line my lips with the brush and then tap on more color with a finger. The color and texture are beautiful, and the scent is very light. This highly pigmented product will suit a variety of skin tones, and is intense in a good way, with a modern matte finish that lasts. I’m impressed!

I love what the Mahalo brand stands for, and its products. Other faves include The Petal mask, Vitality Elixir, and Rare Indigo balm (reviewed here). The lip tint launched just in time for April (sexual assault awareness month in the US), and though the month is over, the education must continue.

20% of all sale proceeds of the Red My Lips tint, including sales beyond the April campaign, will be donated to RedMyLips.org.

No More Dirty Looks

hellodfWhat I am loving now: MAHALO Skin Care

I am absolutely loving Mahalo Skin Care right now. Everything about it is perfection! And the creator of this brand Maryna, is a fantastic person with the kindest heart. I adore her and her products! Let’s start by checking out the gorgeous balm, featured above. My skin loves this nurturing product called The Rare Indigo. It’s the only cool hued balm you need!

Hand blended from natural ingredients including but not limited – hemp, marula, indigo, rose otto, lavender, and more, the scent is purely intoxicating and the skin softening properties has me addicted to using this all day.

You can use it anywhere, anytime. I use it on my hands and face, applying a little to my temples at bedtime for soothing aromatherapy! The Pele Mask is another winner and many green beauty lovers are addicted to this.  Definitely a favorite in the detox mask category. …

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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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The Chalkboard Mag

ve-cgMy Favorite Luxury Skincare Oil: Mahalo Vitality Elixir

This is my holy-grail face oil! My skin drinks up every single drop of this liquid gold. And as a bonus, the aroma is exquisitely heavenly. I find that the scent alone calms my anxiety and puts my mind to rest, that’s why I love treating my skin to this beauty right before bedtime. As for healing properties, this product is jam packed with powerhouse superfoods that will regenerate, hydrate, and love your skin!

Clean Generation

rare-indigo-reviewThe Rare Indigo beauty balm

Ah, Rare Indigo Beauty Balm, you lovely thing, you…While there’s nothing wrong with products that get the job done, there is something so much more special about products that impart a sense of ritual and experience in addition to the benefits for the skin.  Rare Indigo is one of the special ones.  The experience begins with the unusual and tactile bamboo packaging, featuring an etched image of the Hawaiian Islands.  Oooh, it whispers, what’s inside?

And then the smell.  How do I describe the smell?  Floral, for sure, a lush tropical floral with warm vanilla.  But there are camphorous notes that mix the whole thing up, and make it one of the most singular and complicated scents I’ve encountered in a face product. I find myself opening the jar during the day just for a sniff!…

A ritual is wonderful, but only if you also get results.  What’s impressed me most is how long it keeps my skin feeling moisturized.  Between whipping cold winds, and dry heating systems, Northeastern winters are experts at stealing every drop of moisture from my skin. I tend toward dry anyway, and often feel parched by mid-day in the winter months.  But with Rare Indigo my skin feels soft and plump all day.  It’s 7pm as I write this, and I’m only just now beginning to notice signs of dryness. I’m also noticing it to be a good base for makeup.  Some balms have makeup falling off my skin almost immediately, but Rare Indigo has a slight stickiness to it, keeping makeup on and on and on.And of course, it gives you what everyone is looking for: GLOW!  Real, serious glow. With school in session, I have to be out of the house, with a four year old fully dressed, lunch packed, teeth brushed, etc by 7:30, and the are many, many mornings when spending time to put on makeup is completely out of the question.  But Rare Indigo makes my skin look so fresh and awake that I have no problem heading out completely bare-faced.

The Green Reverie

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.

Mind Body Green

rare-indigo-balmThe Rare Indigo balm review and ritual

Indigo helps to bring intuition, insights, wisdom, and mental clarity. When the brow chakra is not functioning properly it can manifest as migraines, losing your sense of direction, depression, and many other symptoms. This is all about letting go of the ego, stepping aside, and allowing information and insights to flow in. So what does this have to do with a beauty balm? Everything friends, everything. So hang with me for a second, because the Mahalo Rare Indigo Balm is much more than a simple skin care product.

Color therapy is something I use daily in my Reiki, personal space, and energy healing sessions on others…Adding color therapy into your daily routine will have many benefits, and there is no better time to do this than first thing in the morning and right before bed! It is to be noted that some say indigo should always be balanced with orange. The Mahalo packaging is spot on (possibly unintentionally) by using bamboo and glass. Lending a beautiful (almost orange) wood aesthetic to the experience, not to mention very eco-friendly.

…This balm has completely renewed my skin during the cold, and bitter winter months. …This balm has not caused any breakouts, if anything it has actually kept my skin looking totally pristine and balanced. This is one balm I reach for constantly. Any time, any place, I love applying this balm all over my face in the morning, before bed, and when my skin simply needs a little extra love during the day.

It’s beautiful and no other description is needed. This balm is pure luxury. The combination of exquisite (and beneficial) oils, the silky texture, and the stunning color all add to the ultimate sensory experience. Ylang Ylang is an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and helps with eczema. Frankincense (one of my favorite healers) heals scarring, is an antiseptic (boosts immune system too), helps induce peace, and is amazing for anti-aging. Bergamot FCF is AMAZING for the treatment of anxiety and healing grief. Lavender… It fights bacteria, heals the skin, calms the nerves, and helps you sleep like a baby. Rose Otto raises vibrations, calms stress, is known as “The Queen of Flowers”, hydrates skin, strengthens the heart, and provides the ultimate, indulgent skin treat. The combination of these oils, plus the other oils included will heal you from the inside out.

Ritual

I am not one to take my self-care lightly. It is a time to truly honor your divine feminine spirit, to open the heart, and to freely love yourself. We all deserve to be loved, and loving ourselves is most important. When we focus too often on taking care of others, we create emotional blockages, leaving ourself feeling unloved and neglected. Taking five to ten minutes of your morning and night to ritualize your skin care routine will do more for you in the long run, and benefit your mind, soul, and body. Create a playlist for this time, light a candle, or inhale aromatherapy before beginning to honor this sacred time for yourself. It doesn’t take much time, and even with kids, or a busy house you can play calming music to create a moment of serenity.

I usually start my morning by oil pulling, taking care of my oral health, starting my lemon water and tea, and then I apply my cleansing balm of choice. Allowing this to penetrate for a moment helps me to honor the time I am giving myself. After cleansing I take a small amount of the balm and I gently smooth between my clean hands, focusing on the color indigo. I gently pat the balm all over my face, neck, and décolleté, while offering compliments to myself. I close my eyes for a moment and picture a beam of indigo light surrounding my brow chakra. Some may want to preserve as much of the balm as they can, so obviously use only on the face if you wish. I take three giant inhales of the scent between my hands, and I meditate for a moment on peace. If you have time in either the morning or night, journaling after or writing down what you are grateful for is a perfect way to end your five minutes of self-love. Sip some tea and take a moment to appreciate the present. At night you can easily make an herbal tea, apply a mask (Pele is a good option), hop in the bath, and apply the balm after. Curl up with your journal or a good book and grant yourself permission to relax and be open to receiving all of the blessings that are waiting for you.

Jen :: The Luminous Spirit

p1010779The Rare Indigo balm

Rare Indigo balm the tiniest bit goes a long way. The texture and consistency is the one factor that baffles me the most and leaves with a loss of words. Here’s why:
Texture – solid balm (especially during cooler months) but it almost feels like ‘gel oil balm’….Once spread on skin, it possesses the texture of an oil. No greasy feel on skin, instantly absorbs, the aroma lingers on the skin for a bit (so I keep sniffing myself).

So you ask when can this product be used? Well anytime, but especially delightful in a Spa routine after an intense peel or microderm, OR long haul flights…OR Wine tasting trips, OR Desert safari (seriously!) OR sitting in a Heated environment all day!

The situations I have described are quite dramatic but, this balm is incredible for hydrating and plumping my skin. From a Raisin to a Grape. Plus it has helped me soothe irritation and slight inflammation. It’s just a fabulous treat, I find myself walking past my skincare drawer and I open this jar only to inhale the heavenly aroma. As with any balm the versatility is excellent. Ideally used on face, but like any other balm I perceive it to be multi purpose and multi tasking. Cuticles, hands, lips, under eyes. Personally I’ll stick with my face.

HOW does it compare to its sibling aka Mahalo Balm?
Just like siblings – they’re related and nurtured by same mother, although they have they have different qualities, ingredients, colour and personality.

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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

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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pm-mndlProduct Review: The Pele Mask by Mahalo

…Bioactive and concentrated yet gentle and non-irritating, The Pele Mask really does what it claims—gives you a revitalized glow.

Named for the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele, the mask features volcanic ash clay to draw toxins from the skin and clear the pores…collectively the formula offers a treatment that leaves my skin feeling purified and revitalized, never dehydrated or irritated.

That’s pretty magical in my book. I love that the mask is a powder, which means I can customize it as I please. My favorite way to prepare The Pele Mask is to blend in a ceramic dish with a little dash of rosewater to activate the mask. I enjoy applying masks like this with a brush for a quick and even application. Mahalo makes a pretty Mini Treatment Bowl and Brush set for this purpose. The Pele Mask comes to life and fizzes as it swells into a mousse-like consistency that’s easy to spread. The soft earthy scent of the mask is subtle and lovely. After 20 minutes of masking, I like to hop in the shower to rinse clean. …

No More Dirty Looks

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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New Beauty Magazine

ve-smgsMahalo Skincare Vitality Elixir

Mahalo’s Vitality elixir is a golden-colored silky oil nested in Mahalo’s gorgeous signature bamboo packaging (with a pump oil dispenser)…Performance-wise, Mahalo’s Vitality will most likely federate, it packs a vitamin punch to say the least. Just like we use coffee to wake us up, Vitality does the same for the skin. Whenever my skin is lackluster and tired, I apply two drops of Mahalo for a skin massage and my face quickly regains some color, and I look like I just came back from a nice workout. The Mahalo elixir is made of 10 mighty ingredients combining anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties. I believe it’s one of the best serums for oily skin since it tackles two issues at once: preventing skin inflammations and breakouts while also boosting the skin and helping to protect from environmental damages….For my oily skin, I’ve found it to be moisturizing enough, it’s quickly absorbed and non-greasy. Those with dry skin would have to verify if it’s rich enough for them, but I feel like mixing a few drops with a cream moisturizer will do the trick….The good thing is that a little goes a long way: two drops are enough to cover the whole face.

Liz :: Smells Like A Green Spirit

rare-slgsThe Rare Indigo balm

It’s my second jar of Indigo balm, so I’ve had enough time to properly use it and see the results on my face. If I had to pick a favorite product from Mahalo, it would be the Rare Indigo beauty balm, because it blew me away. When it comes to balms in general, a bunch of them comprise beeswax and shea butter which have a tendency to feel clogging on my skin if I use them for an extended period of time. To avoid any trouble, I mainly use balms during colder months, but I don’t have this issue with Rare Indigo, because its formula is quite unique, containing for example Murumuru butter and Babassu,  which are both from the region of Amazon. Murumuru is emollient, high in essential fatty acids, and contributes in restoring elasticity. It’s often used to heal psiorasis, exczema and dry skin. Babassu is has soothing properties and used to treat inflammations. Another plus is that is said to be non-comedogenic, which I something I do believe since I did not experience any breakouts by using the product….In terms of skin benefits, it has been particularly efficient in calming inflammations and lower oxidation damage in stressed tissues. Environmental pollution, stress, fatigue, all these elements can affect the skin. I often feel my skin congested and tense, and to avoid resorting to Frownies prematurely, I’ve been turning to Mahalo’s Rare Indigo for help. Every-time I apply it on my face, I feel like the tension melts away. My face feels supple, soft, refreshed and looks glowing. I’ve been using it morning and evening. Little funny story: before going to the dermatologist, I put some Indigo Rare on my dad’s face because his face was quite dry and he looked a bit tired. During the doctor’s appointment, she complimented him on his glowing skin! It works like a charm I tell you.

Another win for me was the scent. This is obviously a matter of personal taste, some will love it, others won’t, but I’m very receptive to the aromatherapeutic benefits of its floral scent: inhaling the exquisite aroma it calms me down instantly. Rare Indigo feels very nurturing and comforting at the same time, it’s the perfect companion for stressed and problematic skin like mine. Why is it called Rare? Because it’s manufactured in small batches and the process is handmade.

Liz :: Smells Like A Green Spirit

rml-nmdlRed My Lips (And Yours) With Mahalo

I know you. You like pretty lipstick, and you don’t like rape culture. RedMyLips.org combats sexual violence and victim-blaming with red lipstick, and one of my newest and greatest green beauty loves, Mahalo Skin Care, brings non-toxic beauty to the battle with this gorg plumping lip color. It’s refillable, vegan, and comes with a vegan brush. I like to line my lips with the brush and then tap on more color with a finger. The color and texture are beautiful, and the scent is very light. This highly pigmented product will suit a variety of skin tones, and is intense in a good way, with a modern matte finish that lasts. I’m impressed!

I love what the Mahalo brand stands for, and its products. Other faves include The Petal mask, Vitality Elixir, and Rare Indigo balm (reviewed here). The lip tint launched just in time for April (sexual assault awareness month in the US), and though the month is over, the education must continue.

20% of all sale proceeds of the Red My Lips tint, including sales beyond the April campaign, will be donated to RedMyLips.org.

No More Dirty Looks

hellodfWhat I am loving now: MAHALO Skin Care

I am absolutely loving Mahalo Skin Care right now. Everything about it is perfection! And the creator of this brand Maryna, is a fantastic person with the kindest heart. I adore her and her products! Let’s start by checking out the gorgeous balm, featured above. My skin loves this nurturing product called The Rare Indigo. It’s the only cool hued balm you need!

Hand blended from natural ingredients including but not limited – hemp, marula, indigo, rose otto, lavender, and more, the scent is purely intoxicating and the skin softening properties has me addicted to using this all day.

You can use it anywhere, anytime. I use it on my hands and face, applying a little to my temples at bedtime for soothing aromatherapy! The Pele Mask is another winner and many green beauty lovers are addicted to this.  Definitely a favorite in the detox mask category. …

Hello Dollface

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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The Chalkboard Mag

ve-cgMy Favorite Luxury Skincare Oil: Mahalo Vitality Elixir

This is my holy-grail face oil! My skin drinks up every single drop of this liquid gold. And as a bonus, the aroma is exquisitely heavenly. I find that the scent alone calms my anxiety and puts my mind to rest, that’s why I love treating my skin to this beauty right before bedtime. As for healing properties, this product is jam packed with powerhouse superfoods that will regenerate, hydrate, and love your skin!

Clean Generation

rare-indigo-reviewThe Rare Indigo beauty balm

Ah, Rare Indigo Beauty Balm, you lovely thing, you…While there’s nothing wrong with products that get the job done, there is something so much more special about products that impart a sense of ritual and experience in addition to the benefits for the skin.  Rare Indigo is one of the special ones.  The experience begins with the unusual and tactile bamboo packaging, featuring an etched image of the Hawaiian Islands.  Oooh, it whispers, what’s inside?

And then the smell.  How do I describe the smell?  Floral, for sure, a lush tropical floral with warm vanilla.  But there are camphorous notes that mix the whole thing up, and make it one of the most singular and complicated scents I’ve encountered in a face product. I find myself opening the jar during the day just for a sniff!…

A ritual is wonderful, but only if you also get results.  What’s impressed me most is how long it keeps my skin feeling moisturized.  Between whipping cold winds, and dry heating systems, Northeastern winters are experts at stealing every drop of moisture from my skin. I tend toward dry anyway, and often feel parched by mid-day in the winter months.  But with Rare Indigo my skin feels soft and plump all day.  It’s 7pm as I write this, and I’m only just now beginning to notice signs of dryness. I’m also noticing it to be a good base for makeup.  Some balms have makeup falling off my skin almost immediately, but Rare Indigo has a slight stickiness to it, keeping makeup on and on and on.And of course, it gives you what everyone is looking for: GLOW!  Real, serious glow. With school in session, I have to be out of the house, with a four year old fully dressed, lunch packed, teeth brushed, etc by 7:30, and the are many, many mornings when spending time to put on makeup is completely out of the question.  But Rare Indigo makes my skin look so fresh and awake that I have no problem heading out completely bare-faced.

The Green Reverie

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.

Mind Body Green

rare-indigo-balmThe Rare Indigo balm review and ritual

Indigo helps to bring intuition, insights, wisdom, and mental clarity. When the brow chakra is not functioning properly it can manifest as migraines, losing your sense of direction, depression, and many other symptoms. This is all about letting go of the ego, stepping aside, and allowing information and insights to flow in. So what does this have to do with a beauty balm? Everything friends, everything. So hang with me for a second, because the Mahalo Rare Indigo Balm is much more than a simple skin care product.

Color therapy is something I use daily in my Reiki, personal space, and energy healing sessions on others…Adding color therapy into your daily routine will have many benefits, and there is no better time to do this than first thing in the morning and right before bed! It is to be noted that some say indigo should always be balanced with orange. The Mahalo packaging is spot on (possibly unintentionally) by using bamboo and glass. Lending a beautiful (almost orange) wood aesthetic to the experience, not to mention very eco-friendly.

…This balm has completely renewed my skin during the cold, and bitter winter months. …This balm has not caused any breakouts, if anything it has actually kept my skin looking totally pristine and balanced. This is one balm I reach for constantly. Any time, any place, I love applying this balm all over my face in the morning, before bed, and when my skin simply needs a little extra love during the day.

It’s beautiful and no other description is needed. This balm is pure luxury. The combination of exquisite (and beneficial) oils, the silky texture, and the stunning color all add to the ultimate sensory experience. Ylang Ylang is an antidepressant, aphrodisiac, and helps with eczema. Frankincense (one of my favorite healers) heals scarring, is an antiseptic (boosts immune system too), helps induce peace, and is amazing for anti-aging. Bergamot FCF is AMAZING for the treatment of anxiety and healing grief. Lavender… It fights bacteria, heals the skin, calms the nerves, and helps you sleep like a baby. Rose Otto raises vibrations, calms stress, is known as “The Queen of Flowers”, hydrates skin, strengthens the heart, and provides the ultimate, indulgent skin treat. The combination of these oils, plus the other oils included will heal you from the inside out.

Ritual

I am not one to take my self-care lightly. It is a time to truly honor your divine feminine spirit, to open the heart, and to freely love yourself. We all deserve to be loved, and loving ourselves is most important. When we focus too often on taking care of others, we create emotional blockages, leaving ourself feeling unloved and neglected. Taking five to ten minutes of your morning and night to ritualize your skin care routine will do more for you in the long run, and benefit your mind, soul, and body. Create a playlist for this time, light a candle, or inhale aromatherapy before beginning to honor this sacred time for yourself. It doesn’t take much time, and even with kids, or a busy house you can play calming music to create a moment of serenity.

I usually start my morning by oil pulling, taking care of my oral health, starting my lemon water and tea, and then I apply my cleansing balm of choice. Allowing this to penetrate for a moment helps me to honor the time I am giving myself. After cleansing I take a small amount of the balm and I gently smooth between my clean hands, focusing on the color indigo. I gently pat the balm all over my face, neck, and décolleté, while offering compliments to myself. I close my eyes for a moment and picture a beam of indigo light surrounding my brow chakra. Some may want to preserve as much of the balm as they can, so obviously use only on the face if you wish. I take three giant inhales of the scent between my hands, and I meditate for a moment on peace. If you have time in either the morning or night, journaling after or writing down what you are grateful for is a perfect way to end your five minutes of self-love. Sip some tea and take a moment to appreciate the present. At night you can easily make an herbal tea, apply a mask (Pele is a good option), hop in the bath, and apply the balm after. Curl up with your journal or a good book and grant yourself permission to relax and be open to receiving all of the blessings that are waiting for you.

Jen :: The Luminous Spirit

p1010779The Rare Indigo balm

Rare Indigo balm the tiniest bit goes a long way. The texture and consistency is the one factor that baffles me the most and leaves with a loss of words. Here’s why:
Texture – solid balm (especially during cooler months) but it almost feels like ‘gel oil balm’….Once spread on skin, it possesses the texture of an oil. No greasy feel on skin, instantly absorbs, the aroma lingers on the skin for a bit (so I keep sniffing myself).

So you ask when can this product be used? Well anytime, but especially delightful in a Spa routine after an intense peel or microderm, OR long haul flights…OR Wine tasting trips, OR Desert safari (seriously!) OR sitting in a Heated environment all day!

The situations I have described are quite dramatic but, this balm is incredible for hydrating and plumping my skin. From a Raisin to a Grape. Plus it has helped me soothe irritation and slight inflammation. It’s just a fabulous treat, I find myself walking past my skincare drawer and I open this jar only to inhale the heavenly aroma. As with any balm the versatility is excellent. Ideally used on face, but like any other balm I perceive it to be multi purpose and multi tasking. Cuticles, hands, lips, under eyes. Personally I’ll stick with my face.

HOW does it compare to its sibling aka Mahalo Balm?
Just like siblings – they’re related and nurtured by same mother, although they have they have different qualities, ingredients, colour and personality.

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