"Ok, I just received all of these products but how on earth do I use them? " This is something we hear a lot and it is understandable. Skincare is confusing and sometimes even misleading (gasp!!! That anti-aging serum won't make me look 20 years younger within 5 minutes?).
Well, let's start with the basics. How you care for skin depends on whether it is morning or evening. The primary differences being....am I exfoliating and/or am I using SPF? (The answer here...if it is morning, you are ALWAYS using SPF).
It also depends largely on your skin type but let's start start with the basics for now. Here is a general guideline for what we recommend for our lineup. If your skin is extra sensitive or acne-prone, you may need a few modifications.
Pa'akai Cleansing Cream - dispense 2-3 pumps into palm and massage gently over skin. Rinse clean with lukewarm water, either with a soft washcloth or splash with water.
Lihau Facial Mist - spritz face and neck 1-2 times. You can also refresh a few times throughout the day if needed.
Aloha Youth Serum - 1-2 drops for face, 1-2 more for neck area. I find it is beautiful for under/close to the eye area too, but test it out first in case it causes you irritation. The majority of people are obsessed with our Aloha Youth Serum but we still recommend testing in a subtle area of skin.
'Ōlena Beauty Oil - 1-2 drops for face and neck. Ideally apply when skin is still damp/hydrated from the Aloha Youth Serum. This beauty oil is so gentle, calming and non-irritating that it can be used anywhere - literally anywhere.
Malu SPF - 2-3 pumps for face and neck. I usually wait until the 'Ōlena Beauty Oil has soaked in a bit before applying.
Pa'akai Cleansing Cream - dispense 2-3 pumps into palm and massage gently over skin. In the evening, I like to leave on for a bit and let it works its magic. Rinse clean with lukewarm water, either with a soft washcloth or splash with water.
(Optional) Masks go here if/when you are indulging!
Hawaiian Beauty Water - dispense 2-3 pumps on a cotton round and swipe all over face, gently. This exfoliates skin while clearing up anything you may have missed with your cleanse.
Hibiscus Beauty Booster - Dispense 1 drop for face, 1 more for neck. That is enough. It is a potent antioxidant and you do not need any more.
Aloha Youth Serum - 1-2 drops for face, 1-2 more for neck area. Same instructions as above....great for under/close to the eye area too, but test it out first in case it causes you irritation, of course.
'Ōlena Beauty Oil - 1-2 drops for face and neck. Ideally apply when skin is still damp/hydrated from the Aloha Youth Serum.
Māhealani Moonlit Glow Balm - This is a beautiful evening moisturizer but you can absolutely use it during the day, especially if your skin is very dry. If not, I recommend dabbing on cheeks and all over neck and maybe a dab or two for the under eye area.
Where do the masks fit in? So glad you asked!!!!
Moana Rejuvenating Mask - Moana is a beautiful brightening mask with notes of Hawaiian florals and the sea. It gently firms and brightens skin. Use this 1-2x per week, preferably at night. It's best to apply to clean skin and leave on from 5-30 minutes. I've been known to apply and leave it on for 1-2 hours while I catch up on my latest episodes. Rinse with lukewarm water or a soft face towel or washcloth. Or rinse in the shower for a spa-at-home experience.
'Āina Detoxifying Mask - 'Āina is your go-to mask when skin may be acting up a bit. Maybe it's a bit oily or breakouts have shown up again, or maybe you just need to spice things up. Blended with clays, charcoal and soothing turmeric and kalo, 'Āina stimulates blood flow to the face, which can speed up healing and add a bit of a glow factor.
*Many of you are about to break up with Moana - we know - it has been so hard to keep in stock but can also be a bit temperamental , like a teenager, so we are working on fixing this.
'Aina Detoxifying Mask