JULY 26, 2019
HONUA HAWAIIAN SKINCARE
ALOHA VIBES - with Honua Skincare today on the blog! Honua Hawaiian Skincare is a line of innovative beauty products that are inspired by the traditions of Hawaiian healing, natural botanicals and methodologies that focus on sustainable practices, founded by surfer and Hawaiian native Kapua Browning in 2015. Kapua wanted to create skincare that embodied her love of the Hawaiian culture as well as the medicinal plants of the Island. After all the Island of Hawaii is flourishing with some of the most exotic and potent native botanicals that provide an abundance of nutrients, antioxidants and healing to the skin. Sourcing these native botanicals and partnering with sustainable farmers is of upmost importance to the brands philosophy as well as giving back to the land, as they take from the land they also plant and give back.
Honua Skincare truly embodies the Hawaiian culture and spirit, by placing an emphasis on respecting and loving the land. Most importantly Honua only use ingredients that are safe for our bodies, oceans and the environment. This is also present in their packaging where the cartons are 100% recyclable and compostable. The packaging is created by wind energy and inscribed with vegetable ink. They also place an emphasis on educating the community on the importance of keeping our oceans clean.
The Honua Skincare ritual begins with the 'PA'AKAI' Cleansing Cream. This is a beautiful gentle cleanser, that doubles as a mask as well. For so long in conventional beauty, we've had cleansers that strip our skin's natural oils and disrupt the pH levels in our skin - and have also been taught to over cleanse. These standards are changing and through a more holistic approach to healing our skin, we are now seeing that those conventional standards really don't apply anymore and actually cause more damage than good. Which is why I love the 'PA'AKAI', this gorgeous pink (non foaming) cleanser is suited for all skin types and is the perfect morning/evening cleansing ritual. What I love most about this cleanser is that you don't always have to rinse or wash it off, this process of leaving it on your skin and taking it off with a face toner, allows the nutrients to be absorbed into the skin, whilst leaving a luminous glow (as the skin isn't stripped). The combination of minerals from the Hawaiian salt and the antioxidant rich hibiscus provide skin with a thorough cleanse.
After cleansing skin I follow with the Aloha Youth Serum and the Ōlena Beauty Oil, these two products compliment each other perfectly and really help nourish the skin with antioxidants, vitamins as well helping skin neutralise free radical damage.
The Aloha Youth Serum is brimming with ALOHA vitamins and essential skin mineral goodness! This serum contains an abundance of Hawaiian botanicals: Coconut Water, Hibiscus, Rose, Turmeric, Cocoa, Kuki Nut as well as other herbs that help to hydrate, balance and regenerate skin at a cellular level. It’s the high concentrate of exotic botanicals in this formulation that provide skin with essential minerals, that prevent ageing. I have noticed a visible difference in my skin especially my pores and my complexion, especially over an adequate amount of time and with consistent use. This lightweight serum has helped to brighten, tighten and rejuvenate the health of my skin - it's also improved the texture as well. Every time I apply this serum, I feel the goodness it is delivering to my skin - it really is like food for the skin!
The Ōlena Oil is a another fantastic product from the Honua line and compliments the Youth Serum perfectly. This face oil is also brimming with Hawaiian "SUPER" Oils and is formulated with Fukui Nut & Kamani - used by Ancient Hawaiians for protection from the sun and environment. It also contains local ingredients like Cocoa, Noni, Turmeric and Chia Seeds that are all rich in antioxidants, omegas and vitamins. These nutrient rich botanicals help protect skin from daily pollution, dehydration, pigmentation as well as possessing the ability to soothe and calm the complexion. Perfect and beneficial for all skin types this face oil is absorbed into the skin so nicely - your daily dose of skin goodness. You won't need to wear makeup as this oil instantly radiates your complexion.
Honua Skincare is available in Australia at One Fine Secret, who kindly gifted these products for my honest review.