Growing up in Hawaii, the ocean is known as a natural healing place. To cure anything from colds, coughs to skin rashes to muscle aches, young Hawaiians are told "just go jump in the ocean." While the reasons may not always be exactly clear, the evidence of the ocean's ability to heal is powerful. Just like humans, the ocean is full of minerals and nutrients, hence the reason we look to the ocean as an ally to help balance and restore our bodies and skin. Specifically what minerals? To name a few....magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. These play key roles in our skin health and function. Dryness, dullness, irritation in skin are largely due to imbalances in minerals so it is key to keep those in check if you are looking for healthy, glowing skin. And who isn't ?
Among salt's incredibly natural properties, we have thoroughly embraced its cleansing properties. Sea salt has the ability to deeply cleanse pores, while balancing oil production and appearance of bacteria. Because of our healthy obsession with sea salt, it was only a matter of time before Honua used sea salt in our products. Natural Hawaiian sea salt is the basis for our Pa'akai Cleansing Cream. Using sea salt's cleansing, detoxification and anti-inflammatory properties, we are able to create a beautiful, luxurious creamy cleanser that provides a deep clean, without foaming up and over-stripping skin in the process. Currently, Pa'akai (Hawaiian for "salt") Cleansing Cream is our only salt-based product but that will change in the future!
Lots of Aloha to you, Team Honua