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The RARE INDIGO

beauty balm to calm & renew
1 fl. oz / 30 ml.

The Rare Indigo beauty balm is an art and science of skincare

This sultry violet-blue balm is supercharged with botanical actives to assist in calming inflammation, acne, eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, and other skin irritations to promote a more radiant, youthful complexion.

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This radically-different soothing renewal treatment is bursting with formidable anti-inflammatory phytonutrient infusion, collagen-fostering vitamin C ester, high-content of antioxidants and replenishing essential fatty-acids to lower oxidation damage in stressed tissue, allowing the skin to be hydrated, nourished and youthful. The Rare Indigo beauty balm is supercharged with clinically-tested rare extract of the indigo plant and potent anti-inflammatory, chamazulene-rich actives, making this skin-renewing balm an opulent skin treat.

From the royal color of the violet-blue indigo, to the tantalizing aroma of the luxurious essential oils, the balm is formulated to thoroughly indulge and pamper your skin and spirit. Being centered, being calm, being sensual all day long – that is The Rare Indigo.

Aroma:

Crisp with vanilla-sweet undertones, highlighted with refined florals of rose, helichrysum, ylang ylang, chamomile and iris. The Rare Indigo offers a sophisticated aromatic experience that envelopes your senses as you open your jar. It swirls around your nose like a refreshing night-air, only to dissipate, leaving you relaxed, and renewed.

CALMS ⠀⠀BALANCES ⠀⠀MOISTURIZES

youthful⠀⠀renewed⠀⠀sensual⠀⠀calm

The RARE INDIGO helps to:
• deliver youth-enhancing hydration and optimal moisture balance for a healthy complexion
calm inflammations, acne, eczema, rosacea, dermatitis and other skin irritations
lower oxidation damage in stressed tissue
• promote skin’s natural healing abilities
• restore elasticity to dull, prematurely aging skin, fade wrinkles, age spots and reduce puffiness
empower long-term skin health

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Your MAHALO ritual

• Cleanse skin with The UNVEIL—am and pm
• Smooth 1/2 or 1/3 pea size of balm between your palms and fingertips, then gently rub them together to melt and activate the balm
• Press palms firmly all over damp face for 40-60 seconds. Massage if desired, being gentle not to stretch the skin
• Pat an extra drop under eyes to soften wrinkles, scars, soothe puffiness and dark circles
• Allow to penetrate for 5 – 10 minutes before applying sunscreen and/or make-up

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CRAFTED BY HAND, IN HAWAII

Skin Types:

ALL. Best for normal to oily skins and especially those concerned with signs of aging, wrinkles, age spots, acne, irritations, eczema, dermatitis, dryness and more.

When to Use:

Year-round. The RARE INDIGO beauty balm is rare in many ways, one of them being its adaptability to be used during the hot summer months. Thanks to its high content of essential fatty acids, the balm is light in texture, which allows for thorough penetration deep into the skin.

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The Rare Indigo beauty balm has a uniquely-soft and creamy consistency which differs from our Mahalo Balm or other balms on the market that are generally solid in room temperature. The suggestion of “a little goes a long way” is most appropriate, as a drop of this concentrated potion is all you need to nourish your thirsty complexion.

* For an extra boost of nourishment layer over, or mix with The Vitality Elixir facial serum

Q: How long will the 30ml jar last?
A: With daily use, morning and/or night, it will last you approximately 4-6 months

Q: I have received my Rare Indigo in the mail, and it looks liquid. Has it gone bad?
A: It is completely normal for the Rare Indigo to melt in temperatures over 85F, and in no way alter’s its efficacy. Simply place the balm in the fridge for 1-2 hrs for the butters and oils to solidify, and enjoy.

Q: How do I store the Rare Indigo?
A: It is important to store ALL Mahalo products, including the Rare Indigo, in a cool, dry place. We do not recommend keeping them in the bathroom, as the humidity and warm temperatures will cause to serum to lose it’s potency faster. In the hot summer months you may wish to store the Rare Indigo in the crisper of your refrigerator.

Q: Oils break me out, I am afraid that the Rare Indigo will do the same.
A: The formula of the Rare Indigo contains only the non-comedogenic ingredients, the ingredients that do not to block pores. If you are new to using oils/balms on your skin, we recommend to begin with 1/3 pea size. Apply over wet/damp skin, so to allow for increased hydration and moisture balance of your skin.

Q: Do you sell samples of the Rare Indigo beauty balm?
A: At this time we do not offer samples for sale. However, you are welcome to request samples of any of our products with any product purchase from our website. Indicate your request in the note section of the check-out, and we will happily take care of you.

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cannabis sativa (hemp seed) oil*, astrocaryum murmuru butter*, orbignya oleifera (babassu) butter*, sclerocarya birrea (virgin marula) oil*, vitis vinifera (grape seed) oil*, camellia japonica (thea seed) oil*, aleurites moloccans (kukui) oil*, euterpe oleracea (acai) oil*, in-house biodynamic proprietary infusion (astragalus, chamomile, comfrey, gromwell, hibiscus, indigo)*, polygonum tinctorium (indigo) extract, achillea millefolium (yarrow) oil*, matricaria chamomile (chamomile) oil*, helichrysum italicum (immortelle) oil*, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil*, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot fcf) oil*^, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, boswellia frereana (frankincense) oil*, rosa damascena (rose) oil*, ubiquinone (coenzyme Q10), daucus carota (carrot seed) CO2 extract*, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (vitamin C ester), non-gmo mixed tocopherols, vanilla planifolia (vanilla) oil, rosmarinus officials (rosemary antioxidant) CO2 extract, iris pallida (orris butter) oil

Hand blended in small batches by MAHALO Skin Care in Hawaii, USA
*clean ingredients: organic + local and/or wild harvested (when available)
^Bergamot fcf is free from bergapten, it has no photosensitizing effects

Stored in a glass jar wrapped in a renewable bamboo to preserve the vitality of the ingredients and provide an eco-luxurious skin care experience.

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The next generation of at-home face masks is blending breakthrough technology with fresh formulas. After a long day, when your mind and your skin need to unwind, a face mask can be the perfect solution. “Masks combat all types of skin problems and can be such a pick me up if you are having a rough skin day… Masks are also easily customized to each persons needs. Who doesn’t love a five minute skin makeover?”

Organic Spa Magazine

Current Favorites & Product Obsessions

I’ve always wanted to try Mahalo Skincare so I grabbed The Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate. This green balm cleanser was love at first use. It contains matcha green tea, alfalfa, arnica, comfrey, gotu kola, avocado, and cupuacu. It smells like lemon, ginger, frangonia, pink peppercorn and cacao. The citrus really takes over the balm which I love. It smells so fresh and inviting. This emulsifies and does leave some oils behind. It will remove all traces of makeup. I find the wood-burned pot so fun (my mom wood-burned her entire life and I’m always in awe of it because it was not my thing). More to come.

The Beauty Endeavor

MAKEUP REMOVERS AND CLEANSERS: Save Time With These 3 Makeup-Melting Products!

Want to skip a step in your nightly regimen? Makeup melting cleansing balms are the thing these days and they really work. Put a good sized dollop in your hands and mix with a little water to form a milky balm, then wash your face thoroughly. For stubborn waterproof mascara, add a soft washcloth to the mix.  Either way, it avoids the use (and cost) of a separate makeup remover. Here are my picks:

Mahalo Skin Care’s UNVEIL Cleanser Milk Concentrate: Melts with water and cleans thoroughly without clogging pores. Key ingredients include green tea, papaya, avocado, macadamia, sunflower oil with therapeutic-grade essential oils. Handmade in Kauai, Hawaii.

30 Seconds

THE UNVEIL BAUME NETTOYANT MAHALO

Une petite marque bio qui a deja tout d’une grands avec ce baune nettoyant qui fait office de demaquillant et de soin. En plus de dissoudre le maquillage en un tour de main, il stimule le renouvellement cellulaire et aide a liverer la peau des toxines. Ce baume a rincer est aussi efficace qu’agreable a utiliser

Translated:

A small organic brand that has hit big with this baume cleanser that acts as a cleanser to wash away impurities and takes in self care. In addition to dissolving makeup in a jiffy, it stimulates cell renewal and helps to lift toxins from your skin. This rinsing balm is as effective as it is a pleasure to use.

Le Journal Des Femmes

The Top 8 Green-Beauty Predictions for 2018

Something happens when you spend your days reading and writing skincare articles, talking with green-beauty retailers, and hanging out on Pinterest: you start spotting trends. While we expect some of 2017’s trends to carry on into the new year — like face masks, self care, and facial oils — we’re really excited about the newcomers picking up steam. These are eight of the clean, green and cruelty-free beauty trends that will be elbowing their way into your social media feed in 2018.

Locally Sourced Ingredients
Taking a cue from their culinary counterparts, more green-beauty brands will source their ingredients locally in 2018. They gain more control over quality and reduce transport impacts, while eliminating mystery around what’s really in their products. It’s also a chance to show off local fountain-of-youth ingredients, like MAHALO Skin Care’s Hawaiian kukui oil and vitamin C-rich noni and Alaska Glacial Mud Co.’s mineral-rich glacial mud sustainably gathered from the Copper River Delta in Alaska. Laurel Whole Plant Organics sources from farms within 100 miles of her Bay-Area Open Lab. Long time green beauty favorite, Tata Harper takes it one step further with their own on-site farm in Vermont.

Recommended products with locally sourced ingredients: MAHALO Skin Care The Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate

Gorgeousness Gadgets
Beauty gadgets have been on the rise for a few years, with dry brushing, microneedles and cleansing brushes, but dermal rollers just started to hit big in 2017 — especially the jade ones. They’ve been receiving rave reviews from beauty bloggers, like Organically Becca, and are relatively inexpensive. It doesn’t hurt that they look beautiful on your vanity! They’ll continue to trend in 2018, as other skin beautifying gadgets also arrive on the scene. What will be the new jade roller or konjac sponge? Our guess is that you’ll be seeing more stone and crystal options like the Rose Quartz, Jade or Amethyst Facial Rollers from Skin Gym. We also see more high-tech beauty devices in our future.

SAGEKAT

NEIMAN MARCUS INDIE BEAUTY

Beleaguered luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus, is entering the independent beauty market with ShopTheExpo, a collaboration with Indie Beauty Expo. Launching the limited-time collection over the weekend with a pop-up boutique in the NorthPark Dallas store, Neiman’s is featuring an assortment of fifteen products for sale on-line only. “With the rise in indie beauty we’ve been focused on curating an amazing assortment of under-the-radar brands,” said Kelly St. John, vice president, divisional merchandise manager for beauty at Neiman Marcus.

Brands included in the three-month sale are skincare companies, Ayuna, Beneath Your Mask, CircCell, Le Prunier, Luxe Botanics, Mahalo Skin Care, Planted In Beauty, Pour Moi, and Ranavat Botanics, the alternative Girl Undiscovered, color cosmetics from Ellis Faas, Joséphine Cosmetics, Lük Beautifood, and Sappho New Paradigm, and dental care from Swiss Smile. In November a Trending Beauty Shop will open in the NorthPark store, featuring many of these names to highlight newness. “Certainly in the industry you hear about designer and mass being challenging…[at Neiman Marcus] the niche and luxury [categories] continue to be very, very strong,” St. John continued.

Beauty Undercover

Indie Beauty Expo at Neiman Marcus

Meet the names shaking up the beauty world.

They’re passionate about beauty, sharing their secrets and they’re only here for a limited time.

Maryna Kracht established her skin care on the principles of Hawaiin mindfullness, gratitude and clean ingredients.

The line employs CO2 extraction that delivers the purest extracts with a near-identical profile to the raw plants.

Neiman Marcus

#ShopTheExpo at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center

Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) brings Dallas beauty addicts a selection of under-the-radar products.
By partnering with Neiman Marcus, IBE continues to shed a light on independent beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands with an exposition-style roundup of products. Taking root in the retail markets of New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, IBE is slated to expand to London in 2018. The two-day event at NorthPark Center will feature a curated collection of fresh finds to switch up skincare routines! Founders Nader Naeymi-Rad and Jillian Wright, Neiman Marcus’ vice president of Beauty, Kelly St. John, and faces behind the brands will be on hand for a tailor-made shopping experience. Lines and products at ShopTheExpo include organic oil Le Prunier, Polynesian-inspired Mahalo Care, climate-smart skincare line, Pour Moi, and the Ayurvedic-based Ranavat. Giving power to the people, brands with buzz may become part of Neiman Marcus’ permanent beauty assortment. Oct. 20-21, Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expy

Modern Luxury

MARYNA: A WOMAN REBORN

Connected by our shared love for Hawaii, Maryna and I have long dreamt of a girls trip to the island of Kaua’i, the home and inspiration for her artisan beauty brand, Mahalo Skin Care. As we planned for our third collaboration, the timing was right to make this dream a reality. I flew to meet Maryna and for 4 sacred days we escaped the daily to-do’s of our ordinary lives and ventured into the lush and sometimes precarious terrain of the island Maryna now calls home. Days of hiking, swimming, deep breathing and absorbing the energy of the island led to incredible breakthroughs and divine inspiration for both of us, some of which we share in the video below.

Perhaps one of my greatest revelations was how the land can hold space for our personal transformation. While I’ve always known that the island has so many gifts of nature to offer – botanicals, ocean, indigenous wisdom, and Mana (the word for the energy the Hawaiians derived from the land and nature) – I witnessed first hand how these bountiful gifts have offered Maryna a safe space for her evolution.
Maryna has called Kaua’i home for the last seven years. It’s where she birthed her business, now firmly established as a leading brand in the green beauty industry. How did this travel-loving Ukrainian woman get grounded on this Hawaiian island? In an inspired interview, Maryna shares how Mahalo came to be, the challenges she faces as she navigates operating a global business from a remote island, and why she now feels more optimistic and energized than ever before. In her own words, she shares her deepest intention for us all and how she uses her platform to spread the message of feminine empowerment and gratitude through beauty ritual and true self-love.

Beauty Heroes

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

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

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

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

12 Rustic-Style Beauty Products Guaranteed To Give Your Dresser A Shabby Chic Twist

These beauty buys are bound to give your dresser a cool, shabby chic twist. MAHALO THE UNVEIL CLEANSER CONCENTRATE. Mahalo’s almost milky cleansing balm works to dislodge and lift every last stitch of make-up and oil without leaving your skin feeling tight and uncomfortable. Ditch the wash cloth and massage it on to your face using your fingertips before rinsing off with tepid water.

ELLE UK

Freshen Up Your Spring Beauty Routine With 22 New Products

We rounded up the best new beauty products released this season. The Unveil cleanser Melt Concentrate. Mahalo, if you’re not familiar, is the kind of brand that makes you want to hop on a plane to Hawaii, start your own skin care brand and never look back. Such is the rich, sensorial experience of the colorful Kauai-crafted products in their wooden containers. Unveil is a balm cleanser filled with pollution-fighting antioxidants (i.e. matcha!), sebum-fighting willow and softening papaya.

OBSERVER

Clean Beauty Picks for Spring

Let’s get to the goods, shall we? These are some of my current favorites this spring…
My journey with Mahalo’s The Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate began in late January, but this beauty will continue to be a go-to cleanser during the spring. I love the way it effortlessly melts into skin, lifting makeup and purifying skin. It rinses away without leaving a trace of the balm behind, yet skin feels comfortable and balanced. Plus, the herbal scent is so calming at the end of a long day and features some interesting essential oils like fragonia, pink peppercorn, ginger, and cardamom.

Integrity Botnaicals

Winter Routine 2017 – Green Beauty

The year 2016 made me discover care but especially natural brands that allowed me to spend a “comfortable” winter with skin nourished in depth.
I discovered MAHALO care at the end of 2016 and it was the best revelation. These treatments are of an extraordinary quality but above all a sensory pleasure that I do not find anywhere else. They may seem overpriced but having skin suggests imperfections, I can not settle for average quality.

Let’s go back to the Rare Indigo … This balm with a violet color and a fragrance of vanilla mixed with flowery notes is recommended for normal to oily skin. It brings the right amount of hydration without ever leaving a greasy veil on the skin. It even tends to matify it quickly and to attenuate my wrinkles of expressions. When I have some imperfections, I apply a grain of this balm locally to stop the push of the button or to accelerate his healing. I fell in love with this balm and even if the price is very high, each use, the size of a grain of rice enough to cover the whole of my face. So I think I can easily make money.
On weeknights, I start by removing make-up with the balm The Unveil still from MAHALO. This time, this green-colored balm turns into cleansing milk in contact with the skin. In a few massages, it removes all the make-up and removes all impurities accumulated during the day. It is composed of natural enzymes of fruits that allow to exfoliate the skin and make it soft. After rinsing this care, my face is fresh and my skin sharp.
To nourish my skin and rest it all night, I use the best-selling MAHALO, the Mahalo Baume. It was the precursor of my entry in natural care of luxury and especially it is the first moisturizing balm that does not cause me pimples! Its yellow-orange color obtained by the turmeric makes me a little bald complexion that is not unpleasant. I am amazed to see stunned by its regenerating and nourishing actions that are really beneficial to my skin. After being attacked throughout the day, she enjoys eating a dose of natural.

Bio et Jolie

New Mahalo Unveil Cleanser

The brand New MAHALO UNVEIL Cleanser Melt Concentrate is just TOO GOOD … Why I Love the MAHALO UNVEIL Cleanser Melt Concentrate (and why I know you will too!): First off, what’s NOT to love about MAHALO products?…. They’re amazing products and they really work so well. The new UNVEIL Cleanser is no different from the rest of the incredible line. It smells amazing, it works so efficiently, it’s water-free so you only need a small amount, and the precious cleansing balm won’t upset the fragile pH of your skin. It’s a bonafide skincare gem and you want to have this in your routine, especially if you wear makeup as it’s especially beneficial for removing makeup, dirt, and sunscreen. The UNVEIL Cleanser smells incredibly of uplifting lemon and aromatic ginger, cardamom, and exotic fragonia. It’s a difficult scent to describe, but I promise you’ll love it! What makes this cleansing balm so unique is the water-free formula that rinses from a balm/oil to a milk and then rinses clean. I’ve tried a million different cleansing balms and all of them leave an oily residue. This is, quite literally, the only one I’ve ever tried that rinses off and leaves skin feeling so soft, firm, and balanced. It’s one of the few cleansing balms I’ve tried that I truly believe any and all skin types will love.

Storybook Apothocary

Battle of the cleansing balms

Cleansing balms have become more and more popular in the past couple of years. What started with a few options are now many and that makes it hard to choose the right one. Especially in the ‘green beauty world’ where it’s often difficult to try something before purchase, you end up with lots of hits and misses. My hunt for the perfect cleansing balm still continues even though I’ve discovered some really great options. My perfect cleansing balm would be one that is easy to massage in, rinses off completely without the need of a towel, smells incredibly good and has great ingredients. Let me share with you the ones I’ve tried, the battle is on!

Mahalo Unveil

Packaging: Mahalo has the most stunning packaging ever! A glass that is housed in the most beautiful bamboo case with the Mahalo logo engraved. What more can a girl ask for? The only negative point is that I wish the jar was a bit bigger (it’s 50 ml).

Ingredients: Wow, what an impressive ingredients list!
Performance: This cleansing balm feels like a thicker balm which doesn’t really change in consistency when applied to the skin. I need quite a lot of product to cover my whole face so I let the product sit for a few minutes to absorb all the amazing ingredients. I wet my hands which transforms the balm into a milk which is very easy to rinse off almost completely. It really is a unique and relaxing experience to use this balm.
Scent: Fresh scent of lemon, rounded with notes of exotic fragonia, ginger, cardamom and pink peppercorn and hints of warm cocoa. Although the scent is very nice, I expected something more heavy like the scent of the Petal and Rare Indigo which are beyond amazing.
Overall: Because of all the precious ingredients, I prefer to use this as a morning cleanser. I wouldn’t use this for makeup removal as it’s too unique to use it that way. Really enjoy using it every morning and highly recommend.
Score: 9/10

Mienelien

MAHALO SKINCARE Haul // Organic Natural Skincare

About two months ago Mahalo Skincare released their Taste Of Desires box.  A box full of deluxe/travel size Mahalo Skincare products. I knew this was a box I wanted to get my hands on. And I’m glad I did!  Mahalo Skincare is a botanical based skincare line. Their products are organic, hydrating, healing, high quality, high performance, luxurious skin treatments. A little goes a long way with their products so the price of them is so worth it!

Beauty Food Life

Top 10 Green Beauty Products of 2016

I’ve been using this product for almost two months and I can’t get enough. It’s unlike any cleanser I’ve ever used. It looks like a balm but then when you apply it and mix it with water it slightly foams up and liquifies. It takes all my makeup off effortlessly and doesn’t dry out my skin one bit. I’m addicted! And the smell….so good!

Gurl Gone Green

The Unveil Baume Nettoyant Mahalo

Une petite marque bio qui a deja tout d’une grande avec ce baume nettoyant qui fait office de demaquillant et de soin. En plus de dissoudre le maquillage en un tour de main, il stimule le renouvellement cellulaire et aide a liberer la peau des toxines. Ce baume a rincer est aussi efficace qu’agreable a utliliser.
A small organic brand that already has everything great with this balm cleanser that serves as make-up and skin care. In addition to dissolving makeup in a snap, it stimulates cell renewal and helps to release the skin of toxins. This balm to rinse is as effective as it is pleasant to use.

Le Journal Des Femmes

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

Mahalo debuts Balm-to-Milk Cleanser

Say ‘aloha’ to the Unveil cleanser from Mahalo Skin Care. This new product’s balm-to-milk formula sinks into skin to effectively dissolve makeup and daily impurities, unveiling a soft and glowing complexion. 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. This creamy, soft and delicate, green-tea colored, 100% water-free concentrated cleansing complex melts upon contact with skin and is touted as not to clog pores. Key ingredients include avocado, papaya, matcha green tea, sunflower oil and antimicrobial fragonia. The aroma features a fresh, crisp scent of lemon, rounded with notes of pink peppercorn and exotic cardamom. Hints of warm cocoa create a gourmand calming aromatherapy experience. A pear-size dollop is ideal for makeup removal, or a half pea-size scoop for a gentle and soothing cleanse.

Happi

The ultimate Holistic Hawaiian Spa Experience: The Olavine Spa

When you walk into the spa, you will notice the serene colors of aqua and green which represent the Hawaiian waters and greenery. A misty scent of Eucalyptus flows through the air as you are surrounded by jewelry and holistic products including the eco-chic Mahalo skincare line that is exclusively available here at the spa.
We use Mahalo Skin Care…  MAHALO Skin Care is a botanical-based facial care line, offering high-performance, luxurious skin treatments that target skin inflammations, environmental damage, prematurely aging concerns and offer nutrient-dense support for a healthy, and glowing complexions. Our unique skin formulas combine the ancient knowledge of Polynesia, Western and Eastern healing, with the modern scientific advancements in natural beauty technology to deliver an experience inspired by Hawaiian approach to slow, mindful beauty rituals, and luxurious self-care.

Destination Luxury

The Discovery of 3 MAHALO SKINCARE treatments

The Mahalo balm was not a product I feel in love with from the start but… in the end I did fall in love. Especially as it is recommended for people with dry skin, irritations and sensitivity. I particularly like to use it right now, with low temperatures and winter approaching, my skin is really lacking in hydration. It is perfect after showering, to blend the dry patches and redness of the face. Its water-free formulation makes it ultra moisturizing and concentrated to protect, soothe, moisturize and regenerate the skin… I love the soft, velvety feeling that the balm leaves on the skin. It provides long-lasting hydration, which is perfect for spending the evening and night comfortably… The Petal Mask is formulated to deeply moisturize and visibly improve the appearance of the skin. At each opening, a delicious blend of notes of rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang with the sweetness of honey and vanilla escapes to bring a touch of sensuality.

The Unveil… is my most recent purchase. Since its official release was announced for the 1st of December, I immediately went the Ecocentric to order it lest it sell out too quickly. Its composition is sublime, like all the other products of Mahalo. It contains botanical extracts with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant powers to not only eliminate impurities but also infuse the skin with all these benefits: it is softer, toned and balanced. I like its versatility, indeed, it serves both as make-up remover and cleanser. In contact with the skin, its balm texture is transformed into a sensory oil that is perfect for massaging, removing make-up and relaxing. The cleansing action happens when you moisten your face. At this point, the oil turns into milk, which is simply rinsed with water. The skin is sharp and soft, which proves that it is not aggressive at all. It will be the ally of sensitive and dry skin!

Bio & Jolie

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

Mahalo Skin Care presents The UNVEIL

Mahalo Skin Care is one of my favorite brands thanks to the clean ingredients and the integrity of brand owner, Maryna. I’ve been a fan the minute I tried the Indigo Balm, a dreamy, creamy soothing product that I am obsessed with. Many of the ingredients used in Mahalo products are raw, organic, and come from co-ops and bio-dynamic farms. Maryna grows and processes several ingredients herself. When you receive something from Mahalo, you immediately sense the positive and beautiful intentions as you unwrap your gorgeous products. Made with love!
The latest product is The Unveil and its amazing. It’s a balm that turns creamy and feels soft and smooth on the skin. A little of The Unveil goes a long way and does a beautiful job of cleansing.
Blue Hawaii is a nutrient mist that features Kauai grown botanicals, hyaluronic acid, and a synergy of aromatics. It smells like a breeze from the coast of Hawaii, light and floral but delicate too. It delivers a boost of nutrients to skin and compliments The Unveil perfectly. I admit, I’ve been spraying it over myself all day because I love it so much. There is nothing from Mahalo that isn’t nurturing and calming and soothing.
And you guys, if you want a nice red lip here’s how to get it using a clean and non toxic product! Called Red My Lips this little round compact houses a powerful red shade that can be applied lightly like a stain or be a little more heavy handed for the drama. I’ve used it on my cheeks too.
It’s made by hand using, “organic moisturizing oils, natural waxes, and collagen amino acids infusion to promote an irresistibly plump, volumized appearance.”
It’s just not possible for me to love Mahalo Skin Care any more!

Hello Dollface

Make Me Melt! Mahalo’s New Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate

It’s here! Mahalo’s new MAKE ME MELT! The UNVEIL Cleanser is a balm/milk/makeup remover and oil cleanser in one. Hmmm…okay, how to start this review…well, how about this? The UNVEIL cleanser performs exactly the way that it says it will. I’m telling you, it’s an absolute pleasure to use this cleanser and the simplicity of it is remarkable. Maryna, the creator, had said she wanted to create a cleanser to remove makeup that wouldn’t upset the pH balance of the skin all while creating a “tactile and aromatic experience.” Done and done. It’s a creamy, fresh-smelling, green balm that melts upon contact with the skin, turning into this milky, super-effective cleanser with the addition of water. The best part? It gets rid of ALL of your makeup and leaves your skin feeling like you just applied a moisturizer. I am really, really, really impressed by how easily it cleans off all of my makeup as I usually have to use a makeup remover (or cloth) on my eyes after I cleanse. Oh, and make sure to take advantage of the free GWP…the toner is out of this world. It’s the kind of thing that will be your new obsession…can’t stop spraying it!

The Green Product Junkie

MEET MARYNA, THE FOUNDER OF MAHALO

This week a very special skin care line launches at Integrity Botanicals—Mahalo! I had the pleasure of meeting Maryna, the founder of Mahalo, at A Night For Green Beauty in Chicago, and she’s as kind and enthusiastic as can be—the kind of person you know instantly you’d love to share a meal with. What I didn’t know until this interview is that Maryna is as obsessed with face masks as I am. I guess that should have been obvious based on my experience with the new Petal Mask from Mahalo—but more on that this weekend!

What makes Mahalo different from other lines?
Unequivocal love and the intrinsic joy that is Mahalo, the joy that I receive from making the products, to joy that I hope our customers experience when they incorporate our skin treats into their beauty rituals and beauty routines.
I’ve said this before, and with each passing day this statement rings louder and more true for myself and Mahalo—I believe that I was born to do this, everything I have learned, experienced and discovered has come together to create Mahalo. Everything. The kind of experiences—like being born and raised in Ukraine, traveling the globe, living and visiting India five times, living and traveling all over Europe, studying yoga since the age of 5, being a vegetarian for over 25 years, working in high-profile corporate world of events and beauty—all these nuances brought a layer of flavor into my life, a certain attitude and outlook at our beautiful world, an outlook that is distinctly my own. These flavors are spilling into Mahalo. I bring my knowledge of herbs from my grandmama, who introduced me to the world of herbs, alternative medicine and plant whispering at a young age. My fascination with the world of arts, the grand operas, museums, architecture, and textiles are giving the love I have for luxury and beauty that spill into the way I want Mahalo products to be experienced. The awe, gratitude and humility I experience in the eyes of nature and my own naked soul. There is so much more than meets the eye, the Mahalo moment needs to be experienced to be felt or understood.

Integrity Botanicals

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RARE INDIGO

beauty balm to calm & renew
1 fl. oz / 30 ml.

“If you’re going to purchase a balm, this is the one. It’s the best of… all the high end brands balms I’ve tried. – FRANKA

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BEAUTY & BODY GAMUT GUIDE

In search of shades, skin care, swimsuits, sassy styles or sizzling poolside tech? look no further!  Alongside Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Dior and many more luxury brands you can find MAHALO Skin Care’s, Rare Indigo Balm. This supercharged violet balm can assist in calming inflammation and addressing acne, eczema, rosacea, dermatitis, and other skin conditions to promote a more radiant and youthful complexion.

Industry Magazine

The Top 8 Green-Beauty Predictions for 2018

Something happens when you spend your days reading and writing skincare articles, talking with green-beauty retailers, and hanging out on Pinterest: you start spotting trends. While we expect some of 2017’s trends to carry on into the new year — like face masks, self care, and facial oils — we’re really excited about the newcomers picking up steam. These are eight of the clean, green and cruelty-free beauty trends that will be elbowing their way into your social media feed in 2018.

Locally Sourced Ingredients
Taking a cue from their culinary counterparts, more green-beauty brands will source their ingredients locally in 2018. They gain more control over quality and reduce transport impacts, while eliminating mystery around what’s really in their products. It’s also a chance to show off local fountain-of-youth ingredients, like MAHALO Skin Care’s Hawaiian kukui oil and vitamin C-rich noni and Alaska Glacial Mud Co.’s mineral-rich glacial mud sustainably gathered from the Copper River Delta in Alaska. Laurel Whole Plant Organics sources from farms within 100 miles of her Bay-Area Open Lab. Long time green beauty favorite, Tata Harper takes it one step further with their own on-site farm in Vermont.

Recommended products with locally sourced ingredients: MAHALO Skin Care The Unveil Cleanser Melt Concentrate

Gorgeousness Gadgets
Beauty gadgets have been on the rise for a few years, with dry brushing, microneedles and cleansing brushes, but dermal rollers just started to hit big in 2017 — especially the jade ones. They’ve been receiving rave reviews from beauty bloggers, like Organically Becca, and are relatively inexpensive. It doesn’t hurt that they look beautiful on your vanity! They’ll continue to trend in 2018, as other skin beautifying gadgets also arrive on the scene. What will be the new jade roller or konjac sponge? Our guess is that you’ll be seeing more stone and crystal options like the Rose Quartz, Jade or Amethyst Facial Rollers from Skin Gym. We also see more high-tech beauty devices in our future.

SAGEKAT

How to wear the color of 2018

Pantone has just announced that ultra violet will be the color of 2018. Vogue looks at how you can incorporate such a bold shade into your beauty routine.
Rare Indigo beauty balm, Mahalo, €110 on www.moncornerb.com

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NEIMAN MARCUS INDIE BEAUTY

Beleaguered luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus, is entering the independent beauty market with ShopTheExpo, a collaboration with Indie Beauty Expo. Launching the limited-time collection over the weekend with a pop-up boutique in the NorthPark Dallas store, Neiman’s is featuring an assortment of fifteen products for sale on-line only. “With the rise in indie beauty we’ve been focused on curating an amazing assortment of under-the-radar brands,” said Kelly St. John, vice president, divisional merchandise manager for beauty at Neiman Marcus.

Brands included in the three-month sale are skincare companies, Ayuna, Beneath Your Mask, CircCell, Le Prunier, Luxe Botanics, Mahalo Skin Care, Planted In Beauty, Pour Moi, and Ranavat Botanics, the alternative Girl Undiscovered, color cosmetics from Ellis Faas, Joséphine Cosmetics, Lük Beautifood, and Sappho New Paradigm, and dental care from Swiss Smile. In November a Trending Beauty Shop will open in the NorthPark store, featuring many of these names to highlight newness. “Certainly in the industry you hear about designer and mass being challenging…[at Neiman Marcus] the niche and luxury [categories] continue to be very, very strong,” St. John continued.

Beauty Undercover

Indie Beauty Expo at Neiman Marcus

Meet the names shaking up the beauty world.

They’re passionate about beauty, sharing their secrets and they’re only here for a limited time.

Maryna Kracht established her skin care on the principles of Hawaiin mindfullness, gratitude and clean ingredients.

The line employs CO2 extraction that delivers the purest extracts with a near-identical profile to the raw plants.

Neiman Marcus

#ShopTheExpo at Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center

Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) brings Dallas beauty addicts a selection of under-the-radar products.
By partnering with Neiman Marcus, IBE continues to shed a light on independent beauty, lifestyle and wellness brands with an exposition-style roundup of products. Taking root in the retail markets of New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, IBE is slated to expand to London in 2018. The two-day event at NorthPark Center will feature a curated collection of fresh finds to switch up skincare routines! Founders Nader Naeymi-Rad and Jillian Wright, Neiman Marcus’ vice president of Beauty, Kelly St. John, and faces behind the brands will be on hand for a tailor-made shopping experience. Lines and products at ShopTheExpo include organic oil Le Prunier, Polynesian-inspired Mahalo Care, climate-smart skincare line, Pour Moi, and the Ayurvedic-based Ranavat. Giving power to the people, brands with buzz may become part of Neiman Marcus’ permanent beauty assortment. Oct. 20-21, Neiman Marcus NorthPark Center, 8687 N Central Expy

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

MARYNA: A WOMAN REBORN

Connected by our shared love for Hawaii, Maryna and I have long dreamt of a girls trip to the island of Kaua’i, the home and inspiration for her artisan beauty brand, Mahalo Skin Care. As we planned for our third collaboration, the timing was right to make this dream a reality. I flew to meet Maryna and for 4 sacred days we escaped the daily to-do’s of our ordinary lives and ventured into the lush and sometimes precarious terrain of the island Maryna now calls home. Days of hiking, swimming, deep breathing and absorbing the energy of the island led to incredible breakthroughs and divine inspiration for both of us, some of which we share in the video below.

Perhaps one of my greatest revelations was how the land can hold space for our personal transformation. While I’ve always known that the island has so many gifts of nature to offer – botanicals, ocean, indigenous wisdom, and Mana (the word for the energy the Hawaiians derived from the land and nature) – I witnessed first hand how these bountiful gifts have offered Maryna a safe space for her evolution.
Maryna has called Kaua’i home for the last seven years. It’s where she birthed her business, now firmly established as a leading brand in the green beauty industry. How did this travel-loving Ukrainian woman get grounded on this Hawaiian island? In an inspired interview, Maryna shares how Mahalo came to be, the challenges she faces as she navigates operating a global business from a remote island, and why she now feels more optimistic and energized than ever before. In her own words, she shares her deepest intention for us all and how she uses her platform to spread the message of feminine empowerment and gratitude through beauty ritual and true self-love.

Beauty Heroes

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

Winter Routine 2017 – Green Beauty

The year 2016 made me discover care but especially natural brands that allowed me to spend a “comfortable” winter with skin nourished in depth.
I discovered MAHALO care at the end of 2016 and it was the best revelation. These treatments are of an extraordinary quality but above all a sensory pleasure that I do not find anywhere else. They may seem overpriced but having skin suggests imperfections, I can not settle for average quality.

Let’s go back to the Rare Indigo … This balm with a violet color and a fragrance of vanilla mixed with flowery notes is recommended for normal to oily skin. It brings the right amount of hydration without ever leaving a greasy veil on the skin. It even tends to matify it quickly and to attenuate my wrinkles of expressions. When I have some imperfections, I apply a grain of this balm locally to stop the push of the button or to accelerate his healing. I fell in love with this balm and even if the price is very high, each use, the size of a grain of rice enough to cover the whole of my face. So I think I can easily make money.
On weeknights, I start by removing make-up with the balm The Unveil still from MAHALO. This time, this green-colored balm turns into cleansing milk in contact with the skin. In a few massages, it removes all the make-up and removes all impurities accumulated during the day. It is composed of natural enzymes of fruits that allow to exfoliate the skin and make it soft. After rinsing this care, my face is fresh and my skin sharp.
To nourish my skin and rest it all night, I use the best-selling MAHALO, the Mahalo Baume. It was the precursor of my entry in natural care of luxury and especially it is the first moisturizing balm that does not cause me pimples! Its yellow-orange color obtained by the turmeric makes me a little bald complexion that is not unpleasant. I am amazed to see stunned by its regenerating and nourishing actions that are really beneficial to my skin. After being attacked throughout the day, she enjoys eating a dose of natural.

Bio et Jolie

MAHALO SKINCARE Haul // Organic Natural Skincare

About two months ago Mahalo Skincare released their Taste Of Desires box.  A box full of deluxe/travel size Mahalo Skincare products. I knew this was a box I wanted to get my hands on. And I’m glad I did!  Mahalo Skincare is a botanical based skincare line. Their products are organic, hydrating, healing, high quality, high performance, luxurious skin treatments. A little goes a long way with their products so the price of them is so worth it!

Beauty Food Life

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

Best in (Green) Beauty 2016 – Australia

Sometimes it still surprises me how far green beauty has come in the last few years. The choice now is so great, it can almost be overwhelming, and there really is very few things you can’t find a natural, non-toxic alternative to. Just a few years ago (we’re talking 4-6yrs), I had to purchase everything I wanted from the USA. There wasn’t much choice in Australia yet, and green beauty was just beginning to bloom.
With that in mind, I think it’s only fitting that my first post for 2017 recap on the best in (green) beauty releases for 2016, and also the best new (Australian) launches/releases.
This was actually a difficult post to put together, narrowing down the selection.
Mahalo Skincare – Another amazing luxury brand to launch in Australia last year was Mahalo. The formulas are 100% natural and Certified Organic where available. I’ve been using the Rare Indigo Balm for some time now – it’s divine! More to come on that soon, but if you’ve been hanging out to get your hands on this brand, you can find it …

Liberty Green

Brand Review: Mahalo Skin Care

For 4 months now, I’ve been using Mahalo Skin Care products in my multi-step skincare routine. Mahalo Skin Care touts itself as a Hawaiian botanical-based facial care line that offers high-performance, luxurious skin treatments targeting various forms of skin inflammation, environmental damage, and prematurely aging concerns. The products are nutrient-dense with the key purpose of offering support to draw out one’s healthy, radiant complexion. Mahalo’s formulae draw roots from ancient Polynesia, Western, and Eastern healing, and with current natural beauty technology, proffer an immersive and holistic experience to one’s self-care regimen.
In terms of a high-powered skincare line that’s also organic and eco-friendly, Mahalo is the best in my book. I’ve tried other skincare brands in the same tier — think May Lindstrom and Kypris — and Mahalo blows them out of the water. I know that those are good skincare brands with their own cult followings, and skincare is, ultimately, relative to the individual, yet I will advocate Mahalo again and again for how it has helped me achieve better skin than ever. Here are the four products from its line I cannot do without:

Key to Radiance

MAHALO Review

Mahalo was the brand on my radar and I always wanted to try it and see what the buzz is all about, everyone in the green beauty community seems to love it and l am yet to come across a bad review. The thing is I am living La Vida Broka life right now, so I thought these products were forever out of my price range, but I am changing my way of thinking – I would much rather invest into something I know will be working for me, rather than buying and testing ten different budget options.  The products are amazing and I think they are worth every single penny. I don’t say this lightly, products have to go the extra mile to impress me, so hear me out!

Green Life in Dublin

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MAHALO Skin Care – Rare Indigo beauty Balm

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Genuine Beauty Awards – best skin care products of 2016

Mahalo Rare Indigo: the Hawaiian Mahalo products are packed in bamboo jars that stole my heart at first glance, but wait, there´s more. Just take a whiff of any of their products and you´re a goner. Rare Indigo is by far the most interesting beauty balm of the year with it´s mystically aromatic scent and it´s deep violet color. The balm´s texture is of murumuru and babassu butters, you get to take a trip to the Amazon while applying the wonders of the rain forrest on your skin all the while amazing at the unbelievable softness and smoothness the balm gives to your skin.
Mahalo The Petal Mask: The rose red mask smells just as divine as it looks. The lovely jelly consistency is due to raw Hawaiian and Manuka honey ja the rose color comes from roses and hibiscus. Who knew hibiscus is called natures own botox? No wonder the skin looks thoroughly smoothened and relaxed after a thirty minute rose mask.

Katja Kokko

The ultimate Holistic Hawaiian Spa Experience: The Olavine Spa

When you walk into the spa, you will notice the serene colors of aqua and green which represent the Hawaiian waters and greenery. A misty scent of Eucalyptus flows through the air as you are surrounded by jewelry and holistic products including the eco-chic Mahalo skincare line that is exclusively available here at the spa.
We use Mahalo Skin Care…  MAHALO Skin Care is a botanical-based facial care line, offering high-performance, luxurious skin treatments that target skin inflammations, environmental damage, prematurely aging concerns and offer nutrient-dense support for a healthy, and glowing complexions. Our unique skin formulas combine the ancient knowledge of Polynesia, Western and Eastern healing, with the modern scientific advancements in natural beauty technology to deliver an experience inspired by Hawaiian approach to slow, mindful beauty rituals, and luxurious self-care.

Destination Luxury

Hawaiian Treat! Mahalo Skincare Review (translated from French)

It is a real treat when luxury and pure, healthy goodness combine to make a wonderful care line like Mahalo Skincare. I had the wonderful opportunity to test their staples with their newly launched beauty balm that just became available in mid November! For those of you do not know Mahalo, this hand-crafted, cruelly line uses the power of nature gifts using harvested local and wild ingredients that are carefully blended together to create a skin care experience Really decadent. It should go without saying their entire line is free of synthetics, parabens, phthalates, fillers or colorants. It sounds like a dream of being the owners Maryna and Mark, who just started the line in December 2014, the beautiful island of Kauai, and it makes me happy to share my experience with you guys!

As someone with prone to acne, the sensitive skin of pregnancy, my complexion has been a bit under fire lately. During my recent honeymoon during a visit to the spa reminded me how important it was to treat pregnancy skin with a delicate hand and how much natural anti-inflammatories could soothe and heal. I stuck it to gentle products throughout my pregnancy but never took the plunge to go full face with an oil serum or baume balm oil. I can now say that I am not afraid to put the right oils, all over the whole of my face knowing that they help to calm my skin.

Overall, I am pleasantly surprised by the results I get using Mahalo Skincare. I was waiting since their line seemed so wonderful even before I tried it, but the proof is in the puddin ‘. Zits calmer and less redness on my pregnant cup me a happy woman made. To learn more about this fabulous line you should visit their website to get all the details but stay connected with them on two Facebook, Instagram or Twitter updates!

Toi Beauté

Obsessed with Indigo

Over the course of a month I’ve used Mahalo Skin Care The Rare Indigo beauty balm on parts of my face and body that are hyper-sensitive, or inflamed from eczema; even when some of my prescription medication couldn’t come through (read: that dreaded eczema patch on my left wrist that refuses to go away!) the Rare Indigo did for me. Crafted with 29 high-performance integrity ingredients, such as collagen-fostering vitamin C ester, antioxidants, essential fatty-acids, rare Indigo extract and chamazulene-rich actives, this nourishing supercharged beauty balm makes balancing my skin a treat every day. The blend of Indigo, therapeutic oils and murumuru butter, which contains high amounts of beneficial oleic acid (found in olive oil), emits a rather indulgent, spicy, vanilla-floral scent. I like taking ⅓ of a pea-sized bit and dabbing it under my eyes as an eye balm as well — it helps to soothe puffiness and keep dark eye circles at bay!

Key to Radiance

Review: Mahalo rare indigo Balm

I’ve had so many requests to chat more about the Mahalo Skincare Rare Indigo Balm, so I thought I’d dish out the inside scoop on this little enchantress which just so happens to be one of my favourite skin saviours right now. There was a line once in the best movie of all time – Under The Tuscan Sun – where Diane Lane is writing a postcard and describes grapes in the market as ‘smelling of purple’. When I first took a sniff of this magical potion, that’s the exact phrase that came to mind: it smells like purple! And what does purple exactly smell like? A luxurious blend of aromatherapy oils that’s crisp yet sweet, with floral undercurrents of rose, ylang ylang, chamomile and iris.
THE VERDICT Winner, winner, chicken dinner. This ticks all the boxes for me because it’s multi-purpose, and such a delicious part of my daily skin prep routine. From the healing, anti-inflammatory properties to the enchanting look, feel and intoxicating therapeutic aroma, I’m a convert. The best part is that there’s enough to last you months and months, so the investment value makes it totally worth it. It’s a must-try for organic loving beauty buffs, Divine Goddesses or anyone looking to cure serious skin irritations with the healing powers of Hawaiian Rare Indigo.

I Am Natural Magazine

Paratiisi Puupurnukoissa – A Finnish Review

I have been waiting for so long to have those wooden puddings in my hands and – aaaaaah – in the late summer I was finally rewarded… The timing could not have been more suitable, even in the days of the fall, something like this. Hawaii’s sand, sun and tropical rain blossom with fragrant winds. Can we take a moment to talk about the unimaginably beautiful wooden packaging ?! Handmade carvings finish luxury. Mahalo’s products have a quite different feeling than all my other natural cosmetics. Some kind of casual honesty comes through everything from the scent of products to their uncompromising compositions and what they are used for. I got the whole set and tried to tell the word about my own favorites.
If you only try one, I definitely recommend the Rare Indigo Beauty Balm. I have used it in the evenings, in the morning the skin looks rested and glowing. The effect is noticeable in just a couple of days. It also corrects skin damage and soothes acne inflammations. Vacation Glow, what a wonderful name! This body and hair elixir is the most luxurious and golden oil I have ever come across. Mahalo Balm is love in a bottle that can be used as a moisturizing cream after adding serum or a beauty mix- or in ten other ways. Like, for example, a night eye lotion that eliminates swelling and fades odors, or like me, a lip balm addict: lip gloss that treats and nourishes for a long time. From the masks my favorite so far is the Petal Mask. Rose and jasmine fragrant honey gel mask brightens, suppresses and soothes the skin. Last but not least, is the oil serum Vitality Elixir. It is packed with an abundance of earth’s most powerful raw ingredients and makes miracles visible on the skin, it’s a must to admit that I love it the most as it looks like the Vacation Glow.

Stella Harasek

First up, is the Rare Indigo beauty balm from Mahalo Skin Care. Between the fires and smog, the air quality in LA this summer has been horrible, wreaking havoc on my sensitive skin. It became congested, dull and thrown out of balance… but after using this balm for just a few weeks, my glow came back!

After cleansing, exfoliating and toning my skin, I smooth a small amount over my face (a little goes a long way) and gently pat an extra dab under my eyes. It’s suitable for all skin types – mine is on the dry/sensitive side but it feels perfectly hydrated. It also calms inflammation working wonders on an angry monthly hormonal breakout and a bit of irritation from threading my brows.

I’m usually sensitive to scents – especially to florals which can be overwhelming, but I’m addicted to this complex and intoxicating scent! It’s hard to describe, but I find it to be both uplifting and relaxing. I love using it just before bed.

I was also fortunate to receive a pre-release jar of The Bean Antioxidant Mask. My husband and I enjoyed using it together in the morning. Such a yummy treat!

Natureal Mom

REVIEW: BEAUTY HEROES MAY 2016 FEATURING MAHALO SKIN CARE

When you open up the jar it smells like a blend of ylang yang, lavender, vanilla and iris. The smell is quite unique and very strong in my opinion. I don’t think it’s a scent that everyone will fall in love with.

The balm is rich and dense, you don’t need to use much at all. After washing my face and applying toner, I scoop out 1/2 a pea size and evenly disperse onto my finger tips. Then, I take the balm and gently pat it into my skin and neck. It doesn’t seem like this would be enough, but this is plenty. Overall the balm is great and I would repurchase. I love how it makes your skin silky and smooth and the ingredients are top notch. With regular use the balm could easily last 6 months.
Final Thoughts:

Beauty Heroes knocks this one box out of the ball park. The box is such a great value for what it is and I am continually impressed. As for the indigo balm and petal mask I think they worked very well. The only thing is the scent could be bit strong and I would suggest getting a sample or smelling the product before purchasing.

The Guide To Wellness
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BATTLE OF THE BEAUTY BALMS

It seems like beauty balms are all the rage these days and with good reason. They’ve become an integral “last step” in my routine, and they are slowly but surely replacing the more traditional cold creams / moisturizers I’ve been accustomed to.

I’ve been testing out three of what I perceive to be some of, it not the most, popular balms on the green beauty market: The Blue Cocoon by May Lindstrom, The Rare Indigo by Mahalo, and Bless Beauty Balm by Leahlani Skincare.

All three have a similar function – to nourish the skin with a potent cocktail of natural antioxidants and vitamins, resulting in renewed, hydrated, and more youthful skin. They are particularly useful for reliving irritated or rebellious skin. I love them all for various reasons despite their similarities. Read below for an overview of my experience with each, and to find out which of the three I would repurchase!

… when I repurchase, I would have to go with…The Rare Indigo by Mahalo.

Simply put, the scent of The Rare Indigo makes me weak at the knees and it’s the one that makes my skin look the most radiant. I find it noticeably reduces the signs of aging including plumping fine lines and softening pigmentation. I know the Rare Indigo has me covered on all fronts.

 

All About That Glow

MAY’S BEAUTY HERO BY MAHALO SKINCARE

This month’s Beauty Heroes box comes to us from Mahalo Skincare, all the way from the “Garden Island” of Hawaii, Kaua’i. Mahalo (meaning gratitude, respect, praise) Skincare is lovingly and painstakingly made by husband-wife team, Maryna and Mark Kacht. (I met them at IBE, and they could not be more lovely). The couple set out to develop a skincare line that works on every level – energetic, physical and spiritual. Each product is a synergy thoughtfully sourced, integrity ingredients, hand-crafted in small batches to delivery efficacy and a luxurious experience of botanical skincare.
This month’s hero product is the much talked about Mahalo Skincare Rare Indigo Balm. When this product launched late last year, bloggers couldn’t stop discussing it. This balm is so unique; it’s unlike anything I’ve ever tried. I’d never heard of anyone using Indigo in skincare before, and it lends a beautiful color to the formula, so I was really intrigued and wanted to learn more. Organic hemp, murumuru, babassu, grape seed and kukui oils replenish the skin with essential fatty acids, while helichrysum, chamomile, acai, and chamazulene-rich yarrow build a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant profile to renew skin at the cellular level. Rose, Vitamin C, coQ10, iris, carrot seed, and bergamot deliver a youth-enhancing and restorative boost to repair stressed skin. The result is calmed, soothed, deeply hydrated skin. The scent seems strong at first, ( a blend of vanilla, iris, ylang ylang, frankincense and lavender) but a little balm goes a long way, and its fragrance becomes more subtle once on the skin.
This month’s Sidekick is The Petal by Mahalo Skincare. The Petal is a rich and decadent pre-mixed, pudding-like face mask that brings out the skin’s natural glow and vitality. The base of enzyme-rich honey, naturally exfoliates and draws in moisture while rose clay and cacao soften and gently detoxify. Floral essences of rose, hibiscus, chamomile, jasmine, ylang ylang and rose geranium are perfectly arranged to create the ultimate beautifying skin treatment, gentle enough to apply pre-event or several times a week. Again, the scent seems strong at first, but it is meant to provide a dose of aromatherapy while you wear it.

Bare Beauty

Currently Using: Mahalo Skin Care

There are plenty of compelling natural beauty products out there, ones that are both effective and a joy to use. But few are actually legit works of art, which is what I encountered when I tried Rare Indigo Beauty Balm from Mahalo Skin Care in the May 2016 Beauty Heroes box.

Come to think of it, finding product masterpieces that you’ll want to buy again and again and tell your best friends about is one major aspect of the Beauty Heroes mission. But in the few months that I’ve been a Beauty Heroes Ambassador, I’ve had quite a few deliveries that left me shocked (and, um, super-psyched) about the quality of the products this subscription service delivers. I think Jeannie Jarnot, the founder of Beauty Heroes, gets a real thrill out of knowing that her subscribers are jumping with joy at the mailbox on a regular basis!

But back to Rare Indigo. This buttery balm indulges your visual senses as much as your olfactory and tactile senses. It’s the loveliest shade of soft, could-this-actually-be-natural purple, for crying out loud. It feels nothing short of restorative and youth-giving when I melt it between my fingers, inhale its heady natural fragrance (a mix of vanilla, iris, ylang-ylang, frankincense, and lavender), and press it into my skin each evening. I may have had a had a tough day juggling clients and writing in my office, and my toddler most likely wiped his nose and spilled smoothie on me several times, but at that moment I’m the queen of Kauai (the Hawaiian home of Mahalo Skin Care and its founder Maryna Kracht). I love its strong anti-inflammatory and deeply moisturizing properties, a product of ingredients including helichrysum, chamomile, and yarrow to soothe, rose, carrot seed, and CoQ10 to heal, and organic hemp and kukui oils to moisturize. Again, a work of art! And if you have seen the paradise that is Kauai (incidentally, it’s where my husband and I honeymooned 5 years ago!), then you can begin to understand where at least some of Rare Indigo’s natural beauty and allure originates. Thank you Beauty Heroes and Mahalo Skin Care for many beautiful moments this month!

Jolene Hart

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

CENTER YOURSELF & SKIN WITH THE RARE INDIGO™

I was a balm virgin…until two weeks ago …

Why hadn’t I used balms before? I was scared, honestly. I always pictured balms as heavy, greasy, and nothing my skin would react well to. I had visions of blackheads a plenty and oil slicks across my forehead by noon. But these two balms were just so inviting I dared to try them. Boy was I wrong about my negative expectations, it’s pretty safe to say I am now reaching for one of these beauties at minimum once a day if not more…quite the 180.

MAHALO SKIN CARE
Founded by Hawaiian resident, Maryna, Mahalo is designed to work in healing a trifecta of physical, energetic, and spiritual bodies. This brand evokes our beauty from within by focusing heavily on our energy and the effects it has on our skin. Mahalo is an amazing representation of whole beauty, where we understand that the mingling of each part is necessary to create a vibrant wellbeing. Each of Mahalo Skin Care’s products are meant to invite us to enjoy sacred beauty so that each day we crave our beauty rituals which nourishes not only our skin, but soul. Like so many in the green beauty world, Mahalo Skin Care understands that beauty is much deeper than skin.

A tropical emulsion of indigo colored hydration The Rare Indigo™ is nothing short of heavenly. The indigo color correlates with the third eye chakra which allows for us to have a larger awareness of the world around and within us. The scent is calming, mellow, and soothing with soft floral aromas of iris bathed in ylang ylang, frankincense and vanilla. It’s never overpowering and always inviting, sometimes I find myself just opening the jar to take a whiff…it is that wonderful.

The oils, infusions, botanicals, and butters that are blended to create The Rare Indigo™ are combined to provide hefty doses of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants. Hemp, kukui, murumuru, helichrysum, acai, CoQ10, and indigo, to name a few, are teeming inside this balm to provide repair and protection to any skin type. They renew deep inside our cells to reveal hydrated and restored skin.

The balm is to be applied to freshly washed skin and just a small scoop (which comes with the balm) is warmed between the palms. I love to inhale deeply a few times before I apply it to my skin as the scent is transformative and mellows my nerves. I then apply The Rare Indigo™ by pressing it into my skin and then gently massaging it for a minute or so in circular motions. Instantly I feel happy and even-keeled, as if sitting on a white sand beach in Hawaii. My skin appears hydrated, prepped, and has a nice glow. The Rare Indigo™ wears beautifully under makeup making it great in the am or pm.

Going back to my fear of balms and that they’d be overly heavy, greasy,or pore clogging… Rare Indigo™ is anything but. Within 10-15 minutes the product is soaked in, it always feels light, and has never caused any pore mishaps. Rather, it is anti-inflammatory and ultra calming thanks to the indigo, helichrysum and other botanicals. What a special treat we have in store for us this month. The Rare Indigo™ retails for $110, but as always it’s a steal with Beauty Heroes. Join Beauty Heroes here to receive this months box delivered to your door.

THE PETAL
A muted desert rose in color The Petal mask is a beta-hydroxy treatment that naturally exfoliates, detoxes, and hydrates the skin. The scent is like a blend of chocolate and flowers with earthy undertones and the mask leaves the skin amazingly soft and even.

Formulated in a base of honey (one of my favorite things for a home DIY) the mask is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and hydrating which makes it great for every skin type, especially acne prone. Rose clay, sodium hyaluronate, cacao, algae, and a blend of rose in multiple forms make this mask super power-packed and luscious.

Just a teaspoon is all that’s needed for the entire face. Apply it with fingers or a brush and let sit for 10-30 minutes, or even longer if you prefer as doesn’t dry out quickly. Wash with a warm cloth and admire the hydrated and decongested skin it reveals.

Together the mask and balm make great partners. Apply The Petal, let sit on your skin for a morning meditation or prayer and rinse. Follow with a spritz of your favorite toner and bathe your skin and nerves in the calming cloak of The Rare Indigo™. After makeup your ready to conquer your day, renewed and glowing.

Clean's The New Black

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

MEET MARYNA, THE FOUNDER OF MAHALO

This week a very special skin care line launches at Integrity Botanicals—Mahalo! I had the pleasure of meeting Maryna, the founder of Mahalo, at A Night For Green Beauty in Chicago, and she’s as kind and enthusiastic as can be—the kind of person you know instantly you’d love to share a meal with. What I didn’t know until this interview is that Maryna is as obsessed with face masks as I am. I guess that should have been obvious based on my experience with the new Petal Mask from Mahalo—but more on that this weekend!

What makes Mahalo different from other lines?
Unequivocal love and the intrinsic joy that is Mahalo, the joy that I receive from making the products, to joy that I hope our customers experience when they incorporate our skin treats into their beauty rituals and beauty routines.
I’ve said this before, and with each passing day this statement rings louder and more true for myself and Mahalo—I believe that I was born to do this, everything I have learned, experienced and discovered has come together to create Mahalo. Everything. The kind of experiences—like being born and raised in Ukraine, traveling the globe, living and visiting India five times, living and traveling all over Europe, studying yoga since the age of 5, being a vegetarian for over 25 years, working in high-profile corporate world of events and beauty—all these nuances brought a layer of flavor into my life, a certain attitude and outlook at our beautiful world, an outlook that is distinctly my own. These flavors are spilling into Mahalo. I bring my knowledge of herbs from my grandmama, who introduced me to the world of herbs, alternative medicine and plant whispering at a young age. My fascination with the world of arts, the grand operas, museums, architecture, and textiles are giving the love I have for luxury and beauty that spill into the way I want Mahalo products to be experienced. The awe, gratitude and humility I experience in the eyes of nature and my own naked soul. There is so much more than meets the eye, the Mahalo moment needs to be experienced to be felt or understood.

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Mahalo – Hawaiian Magic

You know the feeling when you’ve thought about somebody or something for a while? Thought about getting in contact and how they´re doing. And after a while your paths cross. The person you’ve been thinking about suddenly calls you or walks to you on the street. Nowadays these encounters don’t surprise me any more but every time they make me happy. This is what happened when I got an email from the other side of the world a couple of months ago.

Maryna, the founder of a Hawaiian natural cosmetics brand Mahalo Care contacted me and wanted to send me some of their products for me to try out. For at least six months I had been thinking of ordering these intriguing products packaged in beautiful wooden jars with raw ingredients that make my heart race. You can imagine how happy I was to receive this email from Maryna. She told me that I had been on her mind for a good while as well. I found out that she has relatives in Finland and has visited our country a couple of times and knows even a couple of words in Finnish. Maryna feels particularly fond of Finland and has been dreaming of having her products in the Finnish market. After exchanging a couple of messages with her I felt this familiar flutter and warmth in my belly as I had felt a couple of years ago with May Lindstrom. There’s something magical about these products, and no wonder, after all they are from Hawaii.

A bit over a month ago the post man stood at my door and handed me a package full of Mahalo loveliness and while opening the beautiful wrappings my heart was racing like on the first spring day. I have been waiting to thoroughly test these products in Bali and finally I’m ready to introduce this magical brand to you.

Katja Kokko

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

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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Green Beauty Gift Guide With Mini-Reviews – The Rare Indigo

Mahalo Skin Care The Rare Indigo: Just got it, and I’m already super impressed. It smells amazing! The top note is floral but it’s got the deeper notes I crave, in the form of frankincense and carrot seed oils. Hemp and grape seed oils are perfect for acne and general soothing, and the actives include all manner of planty goodness, along with Vitamin C and coenzyme Q10, to keep skin looking youthful. The star ingredient is indigo plant extract, which gives the lovely blue color as well as skin-renewing power. It’s working well for my sensitive skin, and gives some serious glow, no mica required. I’m testing both spot and full-face application, but I don’t think you can go wrong with this.

No More Dirty Looks
Weight 7.55 oz
Dimensions 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in
SKU: 050 - RI Category: