Happy February beauties! This post is coming in a little late but I think February is the perfect month for me to talk about my love for the new products from Leahlani Skincare. Leah launched her new packaging, new website, and incredible new formulas at the beginning of January and people from all over the globe have been raving about them ever since. Leahlani Skincare is a family based company (that I was SO lucky to meet back in 2014!) and each product is made in small batches on the lush north shore of Kauai. Join Leah and all the #mermaidmonday fun on Instagram!
It makes me extremely happy to see the love for this company grow. Leah has been working harder than any of us know on these new formulas. Her incredible knowledge of skincare and talent for combining florals, exotic fruits/nectars, and exquisite oils has come together to create the most beautiful products I’ve ever used. Her complete collection is balancing and nurturing not only to the skin but to the mind, body, and spirit. She has thought of it all. From the moment you receive your parcel in the mail to the very last drop of goodness in every jar, you will be whole heartedly taken care of. The scents, the textures, the colours. It’s an escape from reality into the brightest and most inspirational corners of the world. These aloha-infused creations promote self-love and worldly-love.
As important as this is to a lot of us, I know that some of you are really looking for results based products for your skin. This is what makes Leah’s products so incredible. Every single ingredient plays a specific role to help improve and maintain the look and feel of your skin. Leah is a licensed Holistic Esthetician with many years of experience working one-on-one with clients to improve their skin. She has personally experienced cystic acne and knows how it feels to want skincare products that are gentle yet effective. She created this line to heal her own skin and she’s healed so many others along the way. “I set off to create a line of skincare that would transform a ‘routine’ into a ‘ritual’. When something is made by hand with love, you can feel it. Each jar and bottle of Leahlani harnesses that connection and is infused with aloha. Become inspired to care for your skin by setting the intention for healing, and each time that you touch your precious face, do so with tenderness and love.”
I could talk about every one of her products for hours, seriously. But today I’m going to introduce you to a few of my favourites from her new collection. First up, the Bless Beauty Balm. This precious little jar opens up to reveal a gorgeous rose quartz shade balm that smells of blue tansy and neroli. There are no limits on how you can use this balm. It soothes dry hands and lips, you can put it on cuticles or elbows (areas that need extra hydration), you can emulsify a small amount to use as a facial moisturizer, or my personal favourite way is to use it as a cleansing oil to remove makeup (followed by a second cleanse). It’s the all-purpose balm that fits every lifestyle and every bathroom counter!
Aloha Ambrosia Elixir. Initially I was hesitant at using an oil for my morning moisturizer. I’ve always used oils at night but never during the day. I had to trust Leah though and surely enough after one single use, I was hooked. This light weight elixir sinks into the skin almost immediately and I have been wearing eye cream, liquid foundation, and sometimes a light powder over top every day for a few weeks now. No oil slides by the end of the day people, really! It has a faint scent of jasmine that lures me in every time I open the bottle. “Jasmine stimulates the release of serotonin, which results in an uplifted mood and a burst of creative energy- the perfect way to start the day for your skin and spirit.” This formula is bursting with vitamins A/C and other youth-enhancing antioxidants.
Meli Glow. My heart is absolutely bursting for this delicious nectar mask. “Meli GLOW is an illuminating nectar fusion mask made up of enzyme and vitamin rich wildcrafted fruits, nutrient dense beauty oils, skin moisturizing hyaluronic acid and stimulating clays steeped in the creamy fusion of organic Hawaiian raw honey.” What more do you need to hear? It works at a cellular level and increases blood circulation to create a healthy looking rosy-glow. The ingredient list for this mask is worthy of 5 GOLD STARS, it’s impressive. Starfruit, strawberries, guava, rose hips, sea buckthorn, avocado oil, honey…sunshine, pure love, and so much more! You have to experience this one. Close your eyes, take a deep inhale of the exotic nectar and you’re instantly transported to paradise. A recharge for your spirit and your skin.
The one and only Mermaid Mask. There really isn’t anything else like it. This product will forever be on my favourites list. It has connected so many hearts across the world. The cult following of this single product has formed a mermaid-sisterhood of positive and uplifting women. It’s as simple and powerful as it reads on the jar: superfood for your skin. The rich emerald green shade makes me feel like royalty each time I wear it. It’s designed to purify, cleanse, and soften the skin while feeding it with the best nutrients available. “Our spirulina comes from a farm on the pristine coast of Hawaii that draws on the natural resources that surrounds it – abundant warm sunlight, pure deep ocean water and 100% fresh water drawn from a Hawaiian aquifer. The spirulina is grown in a bio secure zone and uses an ocean chill drying technique. We use the cleanest and most pure source of organic chlorella on the planet, which is grown in outdoor pools under the sunlight and contains cell walls that are “opened” or “cracked” using a specific process that preserves nutrients and increases absorption.” Secret: I cover my lips in the mask when I’m applying it and I always end up licking a little bit off…yum!
The Kokoleka Detox Mask. For the serious chocolate lovers like myself. “Kokoleka [Hawaiian word for chocolate] is an advanced formula that contains Molokai black sea salt with activated coconut charcoal, which will help to draw out impurities and detoxify the skin while replenishing it with the remineralization properties from Bohemian black fango clay.” Leah, you’re a beautiful genius. This luxurious ‘dessert-mask’ activates with water to release chocolate and citrus notes while foaming into a silky chocolate mousse consistency. It stimulates and purifies the skin leaving you with the most radiant complexion. All I can say is…what a treat!
Kalima Cleansing Powder. Sweet, sweet Kalima. I absolutely adore you. Just reading the ingredient list of this magical product makes me smile every time. Cleansing my face will never be the same. “Silken coconut milk, soothing oatmeal, vitamin and antioxidant rich tropical fruits, softening clays and organic vanilla beans come together to create the most exotic and opulent cleansing powder you have ever experienced. Organic hibiscus flower, wildcrafted camu camu fruit and water activated vitamin C are a powerhouse trio working harmoniously together to boost collagen production and even out the complexion.” I couldn’t stop talking about this cleanser after a few uses. I needed all of my friends to experience it so I packed up little mini samples for everyone to try. I hope one day everyone can experience Kalima! It’s set a whole new bar for cleansers in the green-beauty realm and I’d be surprised if any other cleanser ever tops it. Leah, you deserve an award for this one.
Congratulations Leah! Your products are beyond my wildest dreams. I really mean it, every single blend has been thought out to perfection. My skin, my heart, and every little cell in me is thanking you for the beautiful products you’ve sent my way. So much aloha to you! For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of trying any of her products, treat yourself! It’s the most beneficial investment you’ll make. Her website is a sea of information, check it out.