Malu Protecting Day Cream + SPF 30
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 = 18.90%. Other Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Glycerin And Coconut Oil Derived Fatty Esters), Aqua (Water) , Glycerin (Coconut-Derived)*, Sorbitan Stearate (A Fatty Acid Derived From The Plant Based Sorbitol/Stearic Acid Combo), Cetearyl Glucoside (Glucose And Coconut Derived Emulsifier), Stearic Acid (Coconut-Derived), Isostearic Acid (Soybean Derived), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate (Glycerol And Castor Oil Fatty Acids) , Lecithin (Sunflower-Derived)*, Cetyl Alcohol (Coconut-Derived Fatty Alcohol) , Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, +Plantago Major Leaf Extract (Hawaiian Laukahi), Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract (Noni Fruit)*, Aloe Vera Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe)*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil*, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract*, Carrageenan (Red Seaweed), Stearyl Alcohol (Fatty Alcohol Shea Butter-Derived) ,Tocopherol (Vitamin E)*, Xanthan Gum, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (Plant Sourced Fatty Acid, Used To Stabilize The Spf), Caprylhydroxamic Acid (Natural Preservative*, Amino Acid Derived From Coconut Oil), Glyceryl Caprylate (Coconut Oil-Derived) *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.
This was a nice, hydrating SPF that sunk in well and didn't leave a white cast (at least on my pale skin). It was too strongly scented for my preference, even though I love jasmine. I also did not appreciate the glass packaging. I know everyone is trying to be more eco-friendly so I understand that glass is infinitely recyclable. However there was a least a weeks worth of product still in the bottle after the pump was no longer able to get it out. Opening up the bottle and whacking it against my hand every morning was not how I wanted to put on my sunscreen and has me concerned about introducing bacteria into the product. Overall it was great for a North American sunscreen but the packaging, price and scent means I'm not about to give up my Korean sunscreen anytime soon.
I really wanted to love this, but had to immediately take this off. Stings my skin. Something in it made me red and blotchy after just 30 seconds. Recommend sampling/ testing before buying. Seemed beautiful when I testing it on the back of my hand, but my face just said NO. Took a few days for the redness to go down. Not sure what is in the formula that caused that reaction. Other people seem to love it.
Malu has become a regular day cream/SPF combo for me. It's hydrating, leaves a beautiful glow and balances my skin out. I used this on a Hawaiian vacation and did not burn at all. I sometimes love to mix in the Graydon Face Glow for some tint (and boosted benefits). It does not pill, it works well layered over an oil, and looks great under foundation. Also my husband likes to use it. This is one of my top 3 SPF/day creams for me. I do wish it came in a larger bottle, as this lasts maybe a 1-1.5 months with daily use. I rotate another day cream/SPF so it helps last longer.
I received this product in the Beauty Heroes monthly box and then purchased another one on my own. This sunscreen has a beautiful texture, blends in easily with no white cast and has a light pleasant smell. My pump started having some problems towards the end of the bottle, but overall I am extremely happy with this product. I have been very impressed with Honua the brand and hope to purchase more of their products soon!
The more research I've gotten into on sunscreen, the harder and harder it's been to find one that won't give me cancer, or put heavy toxic metals in my body. Until Beauty Heros sent me this in their subscription box, I've been using it since, and I can't imagine changing. It's very moisturizing and goes on sheer. It layers BEAUTIFULLY under makeup (which is very important to me, as a professional MUA). The only thing is that after a little bit of use I haven't been able to use the pump, so now I twist it off and apply the sunscreen from the pump straw directly to me face. But I don't even care because this stuff is that good, and I'm not sharing it with anyone else. You don't need very much either, it's lasted me MONTHS. Thank you Beauty Heros for introducing me to this beautiful product.