Māhealani Moonlit Glow Balm
In Hawaiian tradition, each lunar phase has its own name, and each brings auspicious powers to people and the planet. Nature makes us wait all year for Mahealani, the most abundant night of the fourth and final full moon. In ancient tradition, this night is devoted to sacred ritual to honor the earth and its bounty and to call forth fortune for the year ahead. Mahealani Moonlit Glow Balm, the richest and creamiest in the collection, formulated to nourish skin and highlight its natural glow.
A base of locally sourced macadamia and kakui nut oils are rich in fortifying essential fatty acids, and native Liliko’i (passionfruit seed) delivers vitamin A, carotenoids and linoleic acid to plump skin’s appearance. Calming chamomile, clearing vetiver and balancing blue tansy soothe skin for a glowing complexion.
Like beautiful moonlight, a little goes a long way. Mahealani can be used at any time of day, but we love her best at night, following The Honua Ritual, as her seductive scent and luxurious texture envelope skin and soul before you drift off to sleep.
HOW TO USE ITUse nightly and wake up to glowing skin or as a daytime moisturizer for drier skin. Use a pearl-sized amount initially and warm in hands before massaging gently onto cleansed skin and décolleté or wherever skin needs a little extra attention and love, including areas of dryness or burns.
Blue Tansy Flower Oil, Illipe Seed Butter, Liliko'i Seed Oil, Kukui Nut Oil, Macadamia Nut Oil, Vetiver Root OilFull Ingredient List
Shorea Stenoptera (Illipe Seed) Seed Butter Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Squalene, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Aleurites Moloccana (Kukui Nut) Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil, Soy Sterols, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Vetiveria Zizanioides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Oil, Tanacetum Annum (Tansy) Flower Oil
ABOUT THIS BRANDKapua Browning, Founder of Honua Skincare has a family lineage known for protecting the land, water and farmlands of Hawai’i. Growing up, Kapua immersed herself in the study of Hawaiian botanical skincare, becoming a licensed esthetician and instructor. She and her husband Brandon, a Hawaiian Traditional Medicine practitioner, began crafting customized oils and tinctures for their clients using native Hawaiian botanicals. In 2016, they birthed a brand with only one given name: Honua. Through Honua, which means ‘earth’ in Hawaiian, Kapua channels her passion for expert-formulated skincare that incorporates native plants and farming rituals of Hawai’i, while giving back a portion of her profits to three organizations in her homeland: 'Āina Provide, Hoa 'Āina O Mākaha and the Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative.
This winter my skin finally succumbed to all of the dry air and heat from the fireplace. My skin was parched. For a few days, I put just a bit of this Honua balm on my skin as the last step in my skincare. After a few days, my skin turned right around. I don't know if this would work for me daily, but I love having it on hand as a powerhouse moisturizer for those days when my skin needs an extra moisture boost.
I use this as an occlusive anti-pollution day balm over my skincare. Rub a small amount between my hands until clear and then press in to my face and neck gently. Keeps my skin from getting irritated or breakout during the day and leaves a nice finish to the skin that is glowy, but not greasy. Also, keeps my hydrating products locked in.
I got this in the Dec. 2019 box and I honestly didn't incorporate this into my routine until 5 months ago.... way after the Hero box came out. I am hooked on the Josh Rosebrook Vital Cream but finished it and wanted to try this out (aka need to use my stash). It's so hydrating. The smell is so relaxing to me, and is perfect for before bed. The air in my bedroom is dry (heater/fan/AC to blame), so my skin would not be hydrated in the morning. This balm has changed that. It seals the moisture in, imparts a glow, helps maintain a healthy skin barrier, and does not break my skin out. I love using it over the Lihue mist. Beautiful way to drift off to sleep.