Beautiful Eco Chic MAHALO Skincare Review

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A few months ago, I was beyond excited to win these MAHALO Skincare products in a giveaway. I mean, I’m pretty sure all green beauty enthusiasts have been coveting these skincare gems even if it’s just on their wish list.

I certainly was so it was a stroke of luck to win them in a contest. I couldn’t be more grateful.

As luck would also have it, these skincare products are completely worth the hype! They’re so uniquely made and packaged that I totally understand their luxury price point. It’s obvious that much thought has gone into the creation of each of them.

MAHALO Skincare Review

Beautiful Eco Chic MAHALO Skincare Review

The first thing you should know about these MAHALO Skincare products is that they are made with a tremendous amount of thought and attention to detail. I haven’t seen products this unique and downright beautiful since I first tried May Lindstrom Skincare. This level of skincare is absolute luxury and feels much more like a beauty ritual than a skincare routine. You’ll feel beautiful just using these and they work incredibly well.


The MAHALO Skincare Story

Maryna was inspired by her exotic home in Kauai, Hawaii, and has created a very unique skincare line with each item  crafted by hand. With the help of a very successful crowdfunding campaign in December 2014, they were able to create enough products to launch their line of precious beauty products.

With a noticeable care for where their ingredients come from, they have worked to create a line filled with organic ingredients that are local, wild-harvested, and grown here in America.

Their beeswax comes from their own honeybee hive. Red alaea clay and various plant ingredients all come from Hawaiian farmers and cultivators. Stunning packaging is made from eco-friendly bamboo and includes beautiful laser-engraving. The philosophy behind MAHALO (which is a Hawaiian expression for “gratitude, esteem and respect”) is that with these beautiful skincare products, you will have a little piece of paradise always at arm’s length.


Here’s what I received as part of the giveaway and I even got a lovely note from the MAHALO team of a thin strip of bamboo!

I thought it was such a cool and eco-conscious way to send a nice note along with the products so I just had to share it. On top of that, the Pele Mask came with a handy bamboo spoon for scooping product into a bowl and mixing with a little water or honey, similar to how you would use May Lindstrom’s Problem Solver Mask.

MAHALO Skincare Review

The bamboo wood packaging of these products is unique, beautiful, and surprisingly lightweight.

Branding and product names are laser-engraved directly onto the packaging. There’s very little waste to worry about. On top of that, the ingredients are potent plant ingredients which are locally and responsibly sourced from American farmers.

Pele Face Mask

This face mask is AMAZING! It’s very similar in it’s effects and texture to May Lindstrom’s Problem Solver, but a bit less intense during use and the ingredients are different.

The standout ingredients in this one are the volcanic ash clay, Hawaiian red clay, Hawaiian black lava salt, hibiscus, papaya, turmeric, noni, guava, and sandalwood.

It’s scent is very earthy and doesn’t upset my sinuses as much as getting near the Problem Solver Mask does (only in powder form; I’m fine once the water is mixed with it). This has the same fizzing activation effect as the Problem Solver does on contact with water. You could make this even more mild a mask if you mixed it with honey or yogurt instead.

This might be an option for those who find the Problem Solver Mask to be too intense an experience as this one also doesn’t have the same warming sensation during use.

That said, the results from using this mask are very similar. My skin, instantly, looks and feels clearer, smoother, and softer. When I apply my serums, face oils, and balms, I see a big difference in how well they are absorbed into my skin and how fresh my skin looks. This will keep my skin clear and radiant going into winter so I’m definitely a fan!

MAHALO Skincare Review


This balm has been a godsend all summer! It’s so incredibly nourishing but, it’s light as well. I was surprised to discover this balm is made with a base of coconut oil. That particular ingredient has been known to break my skin out, but this did not irritate my skin at all. The balm is a bright orange color and also smells quite earthy, though it’s subtle and not too noticeable.

Standout ingredients include macadamia oil, tamanu oil, rosehip oil, neem oil, kukui oil, hibiscus, turmeric, marigold, sandalwood, and carrot oil.

You really and truly only need the smallest amount of this balm to get the effects. It can do some incredible things! This balm hydrates my skin very well. It softens and soothes skin brilliantly after I’ve been in the sun. To be honest, it’s just generally a wonderful moisturizer for face and body. On top of that, I recently burned the bottom of my foot on some literal hot coals and this balm prevented it from scarring. It help to calm inflammation and softened the skin that had been burnt and totally prevented the burn from turning into a blister! Moreover, the pain went away within 2 days. I used the balm on my boyfriend’s sunburned shoulders last weekend and it took away the inflammation, heat and tenderness (the burn feeling), and even minimized any peeling.

This stuff is amazing; I will forever have it on hand now that I’m convinced it possesses magical powers!


Things to Love About MAHALO Skincare: 

  • Eco-friendly bamboo packaging + materials
  • Earth conscious and body safe locally and responsibly harvested ingredientsMinimal product line with maximum results
  • Small batch of products are handmade with an immense amount of care
  • Product refill service will minimize waste and ensure you don’t have a thousand of these jars rolling around in your bathroom cabinet (though I’m not sure I’d mind!)

Overall, I’m incredibly impressed with MAHALO. It’s clear that they put so much effort, time and thought into their brand and I respect that so much.

Their products are not only consciously created and natural, but they are also incredibly effective. They’re so effective that I would consider these wow-worthy products. They definitely make my list of holy grail skincare and I’m sure you’ll be seeing them on favorite posts in the future so give them a look. If you’re on the hunt for a great face mask or a brilliant balm, these are fantastic options to try!

You can find these products and the entire line at MAHALO Skincare ♥

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11 thoughts on “Beautiful Eco Chic MAHALO Skincare Review

  1. July 21, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Love the packaging of these products. The mask looks and sounds really interesting! I love experimenting with face masks and it’s great when you find one where you can see the result right away and you look all radiant and glowing :).

    Gem x

    1. July 21, 2015 at 10:23 AM

      The packaging and the products themselves are equally amazing! Sometimes, I find that product packaging will be amazing, but the formula itself might not live up to the marketing. In this case, both are absolutely sensational. I am in love with this brand haha. I definitely agree – it’s amazing to find products to work well and improve skin. I’m all about that! Thanks for visiting me Gem! xx

  2. July 22, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Wow! These look and sound amazing! I am definitely pinning, because the mask is calling my name!
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  3. July 26, 2015 at 10:48 AM

    This brand is truly wonderful from their lovely packaging to their beautiful ingredients. I would love the chance to try out their products soon!
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    1. July 28, 2015 at 10:06 AM

      Seriously couldn’t agree more. The brand is amazing and I’m such a big fan of these. They work incredibly well and are made with such detail. Can’t recommend them enough xx

  4. July 26, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Looks absolutely luxurious. Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday.
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  5. August 3, 2015 at 4:45 AM

    I need both haha! Love the sound of both of these and their packaging is just so eco but amazing & beautiful at the same time. Perfect!

    1. August 4, 2015 at 10:26 AM

      I know! I’m obsessing over them. They both work so wonderfully I can’t say enough good things about this brand! Hope you enjoy them if you give them a go xx

  6. August 5, 2015 at 5:41 AM

    Looks good!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday – Link Party!! Hope to see you again this week!! I pin everything on my 2 favorite things pinterest board!!

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