Thought it was about time that I shared my thoughts on this mask , It took me awhile to try anything from Mahalo Skincare as I often get distracted by tried and true favourites with a side of ” Ooh shiny and everywhere on IG ” lol.
So without further ado.
PRODUCT – Mahalo Skincare The Bean
PRICE – $80 usd for 50ml.
SKIN TYPE – Any .
RECOMMENDED USE – For first-time users, leave mask on for 2-5 minutes. For sensitive skin types, leave on skin for 4-7 minutes. For a deeply enriching treatment, leave on for 20-30 minutes. To remove, slowly massage off the product using warm water. Can be used up to three times each week. (taken from website.)
A.M OR P.M- Either
HOW IT SMELLS – Like mocha spiked with vanilla and spices ( drooling )
HOW IT FEELS – Mine spread on the skin very easily and it feels similar to a heavier clay mask but not drying.
HOW MUCH DO I USE – Probably close to a teaspoon to get a nice thick coverage.
HOW OFTEN DO I USE – I used roughly twice a week until empty.
HOW DO I USE – I apply a even thickish layer and leave on for 30-40 minutes, then I mist and gently massage for a soft exfoliation before using a warm wash cloth to fully remove.
MY THOUGHTS – This mask is said to “detoxify” the skin and promote a balanced and healthy complexion by improving circulation using a powerful blend of antioxidants.
My complexion is left slightly flushed and looking bright, also soft to the touch, not drying or stripping in anyway as my dry skin would hate that.
I really enjoyed this mask and see instant results not sure about long term benefits however but I think masks for me are just about instant results more often than not.
I also believe that it helped with mu pigmentation alongside the other items in my routines, this is definitely something I would put in my pigmentation group.
Having said that I think using 3 times in one week would be an amazing way to reboot your complexion before going to either once or twice per week.
This lasted me 11 weeks using twice a week mainly .
REPURCHASE – I absolutely will , I loved the way my skin looked and felt after every use.
KEY INGREDIENTS ( With explanations taken from website)
Cacao: This antioxidant-rich raw superfood is bursting with vitamins, minerals, raw enzymes and omega fatty acids that help in preventing free radical damage that causes premature aging and inflammation. It promotes circulation, and increase cellular healing resulting in a toned, bright and youthful complexion.
Astaxanthin: This carotenoid is the strongest antioxidant against singlet oxygen. This powerhouse ingredient provides a new dimension in skin treatment technology, effectively working to revitalize dull, tired, prematurely-aging and environmentally stressed skin.
Green Coffee Bean Oil + Coffee Co2: The “secret weapon sidekicks” of the BEAN mask that work in synergy to help tone, firm and rejuvenate the skin.
Tomato Lycopene: This superior antioxidant helps to strengthen skin’s natural ability to defend itself against oxidative stress, to maintain visible tone and glow.
Edelweiss – This offers high free radical scavenging activity. This clinically tested active helps to protect from environmental stressors – while nourishing the skin and providing a soothing, calming effect.
Carrot: This antioxidant-rich superseded helps to repair damaged skin tissue, address skin discoloration, improve complexion, tone and add elasticity to the skin.
Sandalwood: This ethically sourced local Hawaiian sandalwood boasts antiseptic, astringent, anti-inflammatory and disinfecting properties that support the skin’s youthful appearance and function.
Watermelon: This highly concentrated extract is rich in Vitamin C and naturally occurring carbohydrates and amino acids. It supports the UV-stressed immune system of the skin and is used to prevent photo-aging. Watermelon also helps to protect the skin from everyday toxins and promotes cell renewal.
Sea Buckthorn: The single highest source of vitamin E, amino acids, pro-vitamin-A and unsaturated fatty acids: a true skin superfood. Stimulates collagen, combats wrinkles and dryness, reverses the effects of aging and pollution.
Ceylon Cinnamon: The delicacy of highest grade cinnamon has been prized for centuries for its skin soothing, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Phytosterols: an Antioxidant and anti-irritation activity of phytosterols aid in boosting skin’s natural defenses and repair, while helping to calm and soothe damaged skin.
Vitamin E: Serves as a scavenger for free radicals that are destructive to the cell membrane, whose integrity is paramount to cell metabolism and life.
INGREDIENTS – mel (Hawaiian raw honey), theobroma cacao (raw cacao) powder, santalum paniculatum (Hawaiian sandalwood) powder, bambusa arundinacea (bamboo carbon charcoal) powder, red morrocan rhassoul clay, camellia japonica (thea seed) oil, coffea arabica (green coffee bean) oil, coffea arabica (coffee) hydrosol water, leuconostoc ferment filtrate & lactobacillus ferment, hibiscus sabdariffa (hibiscus) flower, curcuma longa (turmeric) root, zingiber officinalis (ginger) root, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel), non-gmo mixed tocopherols, haematococcus pluvialis algal (astaxanthin) extract, solanum lycopersicum (tomato lycopene) extract, leontopodium alpinem (edelweiss) extract, salix nigra (willow) extract, beta vulgaris (beet root) extract, curcuma longa (turmeric) supercritical extract, hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) supercritical extract, daucus carota (carrot seed) supercritical extract, cinnamomum zeylanicum (ceylon cinnamon), rosmarinus officials (rosemary) supercritical extract, eugenia caryophyllus (clove), coffee arabica (coffee) supercritical extract, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) oil, theobroma cacao (cocao) absolute, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot fcf) oil, vanilla planifolia (vanilla) extract, elettaria cardamomum (cardamom) supercritical extract, santalum paniculatum (Hawaiian sandalwood) oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil, phytosterols, psidium guava (guava) extract, potassium sorbate, citrullus lanais (watermelon) extract.
I really felt it was important to share the Key Ingredient explanations especially as we are all becoming more aware of the importance (talking about myself)
As a person who loves green beauty yet loathes the standard “non toxic ” bs I am at a point where I will only purchase from brands that don’t use fear and misinformation to make their way into this beauty world that we invest so much of our money.
I believe that Mahalo Skincare does not profit from the above so have happily added them to my list of responsible brands. (this list resides in my head ) let me know if you want me to do a post on it.
Take care , thank you for reading and if you have any questions please just ask !!.
Lots of Love