Malu Protecting Day Cream + SPF 30
“This sunscreen has a beautiful texture, blends in easily with no white cast and has a light pleasant smell.”
- Heather K.
HOW TO USE ITApply as the final step to your daily skincare routine to moisturize and lend a feeling of protection. Wears well alone or under makeup.
Aloe, Coconut, Jasmine, Noni, Shea, Non-Nano ZincFull Ingredient List
Active Ingredients Zinc Oxide = 12%. Other Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran Extract, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Diheptyl Succinate, Ethyl Ferulate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Erythritol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) Fruit Extract, Plantago Major (Plantain) Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Propanediol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalane, Tocopherol, Water,
Xanthan Gum *Organic
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.
Not as described
I received this in my beauty heroes box this month, along with the Moana mask by Honua. This is a sun-screen type cream. It goes on white, is super reflective, and does not wear well at all under makeup. Both of these products smell intensely of Jasmine. The mask you can take off after a few minutes, however the smell in this cream does not dissipate for several hours. I really do not enjoy this cream, but will keep it for when we are on the water this summer and I don't care if my face is shiny, white, and smelly. This could have been an okay product if it was just advertised appropriately, but it's truly not, and that is disappointing and will cause me not to buy any further products from this brand. (I use Josh Rosebrook's nutrient day cream with 30 SPF, and it is wonderful).
Perfect for sensitive skin
This sunscreen is perfect for sensitive skin! I was very pleased to have received this product in my Beauty Heroes box and tried it out immediately. I have very sensitive skin with rosacea and redness and most sunscreens have at least one ingredient in them that my skin hates or reacts to. Not so with this sunscreen from Honua. The product glides on super smooth like a viscous serum/lotion combo and there is no visible white cast. Makes a perfect primer for bb cream or foundation. The smell is heavenly! Does not make my skin dry, oily, cause breakouts or clog pores. More importantly: does not make my bb cream or foundation slide off in the early afternoon. If you have sensitive skin (or even if you have non-reactive skin) give this sunscreen a try.
I adore jasmine, and therefore to me, this product smells gorgeous. I enjoy getting little whiff of it from time to time during the day. I found it absorbs really well and I like that it's not tinted like some of the other SPF day creams I have.
Was so happy to get this SPF. I had just run out and was looking for something new to try. This leaves your skin feeling plump and dewy...I would sometimes use it at night because I love the feeling! I have a simple routine now in the a.m. of just cleanse, face mist, and malu. Love the scent.
Lovely to Mix
To be completely fair, I've not used this on it's own. I am mixing it with Australian Gold tinted sunscreen for the face. The AG is extremely drying, but when I add a half pump of the Malu sunscreen the mixture is so perfect. It's great under makeup, and any white cast goes away quickly, so it's also great for no-makeup days. I will definitely be repurchasing in the future specifically for this purpose.