Saturday, September 6, 2014

Leahlani Skincare Review

Leah, the creator of Leahlani Skincare sent me some products to review.

First and foremost, ALL of these products are simply beautiful- inside and out!  If you can't make it to the spa for lack of time or money then why not treat yourself to an at-home spa experience?  That's where Leahlani Skincare comes in.  All of their products are lightly scented and with one whiff, you will think you are in Hawaii...or at least you can dream!  They were created to make you "truly fall in love with your skincare ritual, that you start and end your day with a little aloha and the best of intentions."  On each product ingredient label the last ingredient is LOVE, and it is very apparent!

Honey Microdermabrasion Cleanser
This 3-in-1 product is intended for use as a cleanser, exfoliator, or facial mask.  It smells of sweet honey and a blend of essential oils.  There are superfine crystals (Corundum microdermabrasion crystals to be exact!) in the cleanser.

Exfoliation is an important step in your skincare routine.  It is essential to slough away the dead skin cells so serums and moisturizers can be effective.  What I like about this cleanser is the crystals sink to the bottom of the jar.  You can choose to scoop a little cleanser from the top to wash your face or stir the jar to activate the crystals and get more exfoliation.  I prefer to stir it before every use :)   After using this my skin was more soft and my pore size noticeably smaller.

More importantly, if you are using an exfoliator containing microbeads, please know that those little beads are made of plastic.  They do not disintegrate and are polluting the oceans.  Read about it here.
The Honey Microdermabrasion cleanser is a great alternative.  It is made from safe ingredients and will not harm you or the earth :)

Mermaid Mask
This mask is packed with so much goodness: Hawaiian raw honey, Hawaiian spirulina, chlorella, sea buckthorn, luminess algae and 15 botanicals.  It was formulated to help with premature aging, redness, uneven skin tone and dry skin.  I think that covers all of us, right?!  The algae also increases cellular turnover.

When I applied the mask, I was a little shocked at how sticky it was (this is mentioned in the product description).  Aside from that, this mask smells incredible!  The top note (at least for me) is orange and it is quite refreshing.  Using the Mermaid Mask after the 3-in-1 cleanser definitely worked wonders for my skin.  I loved seeing the specs of green all over my face and feeling it work its magic.

Aloe Day Dream (Day Cream)
This cream has an aloe base with nourishing oils, Shea butter and a blend of essential oils (French lavender, Blue Tansy, Geranium and Chamomile).  It also has a natural mild spf and it's great under makeup.  It nourishes and balances the skin leaving it perfectly hydrated.

Its consistency is creamy and light, but thinner than the night cream.

Pikake Dream Cream (Night Cream)
With ingredients like aloe, rosehip oil, Shea butter, and green tea (to name a few) this cream is meant to fight free radicals, help reduce inflammation, and tighten the skin.  It's lightly scented with Egyptian jasmine oil.

I think I have a bad perception of night creams.  When I see a cream labeled as a night cream, I expect an extra thick formula, however, the Pikake Dream Cream changing my opinion.  I love the consistency; It's creamy, yet light and airy.  When I wake up in the morning, my skin is supple and plump.  So lovely!

Champagne Serum
It's called a "happy hour for your skin" for a reason.  It is packed with antioxidants and other healing ingredients to help soothe inflammation, repair sun damage and more!

I really liked this serum being that it is very easily absorbed into the skin and doesn't leave a greasy film.  The color is a glowing light green with tiny effervescent bubbles throughout.  If you have never used a face oil this is a good one to start with!

Coco Infusion- PuaKini Tuberose (Not pictured since the vial is clear)
Pure coconut oil enriched with organic flower and plant oils.  It can be used as a moisturizer, massage or tanning oil.

I usually stay away from body oils because the ones I have tried leave my skin feeling greasy.  This one is perfect; It sinks in quickly leaving your skin dewy and glowing.  The scent is heavenly and actually lasts quite a while.  I applied the oil after showering at night and I could still smell it on my skin the next morning!

I enjoyed testing these Leahlani Skincare products and highly recommend them to anyone looking for healing, natural skincare.  Next on my list to try is the Leahlani body butters and perfumes!

I have given you a snippet into each of these products, but please head over to Leahlani Skincare's Etsy shop to read full details on the products you are interested in.

Leah has generously offered our readers a discount code!  Enter MOMMYMIRANDA for 10% off a minimum purchase of $30.00.

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I was sent these products in exchange for my opinion.  All thoughts are my own!


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