Towards the end of 2017 I decided to write an article summing up my favourite natural beauty discoveries from the year called ‘My 100% Natural Favourites 2017’. While doing it I realised that I had forgotten to review one of my favourite brand discoveries of 2017, Mahalo. Earlier in the year I had treated myself to a few sneaky little items during the Black Friday sales including The Petal Mask, The Rare Indigo Beauty Palm and The Vitality Elixir Serum. So as a result I decided to catch up and review these three little wonders!
The Petal Mask
The Petal is a mask suitable for all skin types and formulated to moisturize and improve the texture of the skin while making it look wonderfully plump.
Texture/Smell – The texture is nice but quite particular as it’s a thick gel. I would describe it as a little bit viscous but it applies easily and adheres really well to the skin. This product has a distinct rose scent (I am not the biggest fan of Rose to begin with) and I find it a little overpowering but definitely not unbearable.
How to use – I apply a thick layer to my face once or twice a week on clean dry skin. I let it work for 20 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Ingredients – Amazingly this product contains 28 active ingredients! Manuka honey and bio-active honey from Hawaii (moisturizing, softening, regenerating), hyaluronic acid (moisturizing, plumping), salicylic acid (purifying, soothing, smoothing), white clay (toning and revitalizing), damask rose essential oil (regenerating, anti-aging) and camellia oil (nourishing, softening).
Price – £80 for 100ml.
My Thoughts – If you follow me on Instagram then you will probably already know my opinion about this product……I adore it! It’s a great all-in-one mask that addresses several issues simultaneously. It deeply hydrates the skin, purifies, reduces imperfections and brings a wonderful glow. With one application I saw a distinct difference as it left my skin soft, plump and particularly bright! This mask is pure happiness for me!
The Rare Indigo Beauty Balm
Rare Indigo is a balm for normal to oily skins to moisturize and treat acne, irritations, eczema, dermatitis, dryness and more.
Texture/Smell – This balm has a solid texture that melts on contact with the skin and becomes a silky oil. It penetrates quickly without leaving a greasy film. The smell is really pleasant but at the same time powerful.
How to use – I apply it after spraying floral water on my cleansed skin, take a small amount on my fingers and warm it in the hollow of my hands before applying it to my face. I then make sure to apply a small amount of pressure as I perform a light massage.
Ingredients – This product has one more active ingredient than the last one, a massive 29! Indigo extract (purifying, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory), murumuru butter (nourishing and protective), vitamin c (antioxidant), yarrow (anti-inflammatory, antibacterial), hemp oil (softening), marula oil (regenerating, nourishing), coenzyme Q10 (powerful antioxidant) and Italian Helichrysum essential oil (healing).
Price – £92 for 30ml.
My Thoughts – This balm has done a great job on my skin and been massively effective in removing my pimples. I think it might be the perfect formulation for my combination skin type which is prone to imperfections. For weeks before I started using this balm my skin was plagued by imperfections that I could not get rid of it and yet after a few days applying this balm I saw some improvements. My spots were disappearing and scars gradually fading. This balm is really great, the only downside (like all Mahalo products) would be its very high price for such a small amount…..which admittedly is quickly offset by the quality of the product.
Vitality Elixir Facial Serum
Vitality Elixir is a concentrated regenerating serum.
Texture/Smells – This has an oily texture which is quite thick but penetrates quickly into the skin without leaving a greasy film. Once again I am not a huge fan of the perfume of this oil as it has a very strong spicy smell.
How to use – In the evening I spray floral water onto my face and then apply a pump of Vitality Elixir which I massage into my skin for a few minutes. Facial oils should always be applied to wet skin as the moisture is retained by the oil enabling better absorption and keeping the skin hydrated longer.
Ingredients – Tamanu oil (restorative, soothing, purifying), chia oil (protects the skin from dehydration), turmeric (antioxidant), Italian Helichrysum essential oil (healing), kukui oil (nourishing, protective) and coenzyme Q10 (powerful antioxidant).
Price – £92 for 30ml.
My Thoughts – When I wake up in the morning after applying this oil the previous evening my skin always feels lovely and soft, comfortable and definitely plumper. After numerous applications I realised that my pores were getting tighter and the texture of my skin was improving. It also helps to improve imperfections but I find it less effective than the rare indigo balm, however when the two are used in conjunction they are an amazing combo. I literally don’t think I have ever had such beautiful skin! It is a shame though that the perfume isn’t quite to my taste as it is a little too tenacious.
Mahalo products are a big favorite for me as they are made amazingly well and I highly recommend them! Unfortunately the prices are very high so if this review is tempting you to try these products I strongly advise you to test them first in sample sizes before ordering the full size versions.
Have you tried any Mahalo products? I previously reviewed The Unveil cleanser from Mahalo so if you fancy checking that out too then click here.