Leahlani Skincare encapsulates the spirit and soul of Hawaii in their line of all natural and organic skin care. Each product is hand-crafted from locally sourced ingredients and infused with the scents and flavors of Hawaii. Creator and aesthetician, Leah Klasovsky, created her natural line of skin care to personally treat her own skin concerns. After receiving astounding results from her own creations, Leahlani Skincare was thus born.
“The intention that I put into my line is that you will truly fall in love with your skincare ritual, that you begin and end your day with a little aloha and the best of intentions.” – Leah Klasovsky
In the Mahana Organic Coco Infusion*, pure unrefined coconut oil, cold pressed organic macadamia oil , kukui nut oil, and sea buckthorn oil are combined to create this multi-tasking head-to-toe body moisturizer. This amped up coconut oil infusion is rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, and contains Leahlani’s signature ‘Mahana’ fragrance (a blend of coconut cream and vanilla). Simply apply it anywhere moisture is needed and bask in its tropical essence. Use it on the hair as an overnight mask, pre-shampoo treatment, or before styling to tame frizz and deeply condition. Apply to legs in the shower to protect your skin from shaving, and afterwards onto damp skin as a body moisturizer. The Infusion is a beach-bag essential to nourish skin and hair, before and after sun exposure.
In addition to skin care, Leahlani offers a line of exotic fragrances, each blended in an organic jojoba oil base. With five enticing perfume oil offerings, it may be hard to choose just one. The perfume oils come packaged in a glass bottle and features a rollerball application. A little goes a long way, and the fragrances linger all day. Leah’s favorite application method is to apply the oil to palms, and then to rake your fingers to your hair.
Pua Lei* is a gorgeous blend of the Hawaiian puakenikeni flower (popularly used in the traditional Hawaiian Lei) and tuberose. The combination is a sweet, clean and soft floral fragrance, that invokes blissful memories of sunshine and summer. It reminds me of my first true fragrance love, Pure Grace from Philosophy.
Mahana*, as featured in the Coco Infusion, is the pure essence of a tropical vacation. The coconut and vanilla fragrance combination will surely transport to the beach.
*sample generously provided
Kumari Luxury invites you to take a moment for yourself. To set aside a time to slip away and experience the moment, by engaging in a ritualistic beauty tradition to love and nurture your body, erase your mind, and stimulate your senses. Kumari truly has me captivated with their salubrious blends of pure, natural, and organic ingredients, with exquisite fragrance combinations that refresh the mind and revitalize the body.
Nourishing Bath Soak (Magnolia & Sandalwood)*
The Nourishing Bath Soak consists of a two-part bath series that allows for one very indulgent bathing experience. The first part is a bath oil brimming with intensely nourishing oils, herbs, and spices. Get ready for your softest skin yet, as high-performance hydrators coat the skin with anti-aging antioxidants, and vitamin E. After a soak, any further moisturization is superfluous. Consider me amazed, as the oils left my skin soft, subtle, and hydrated all day long. The combination of Magnolia and Sandalwood creates a warm and exotic fragrance, that has me anxious for my next bath. The second part is epsom salt soak, to detoxify and relax sore, tired muscles, in combination with calendula to soothe and calm the skin. This magical duo has me making the best of my ‘me’ time, as I come out completely renewed.
Bath Oil Ingrediens:: Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Magnolia Acuminata Extract, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood), Eclipta Alba*, Rubia Cordifolia*, Sida Cordifolia*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric)*, Glycrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)*, Hemidesmus Indicus Root*, Withania Somnifera* and Messua Ferra (Saffron).
Bath Salt Ingredients: Naturally Processed Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Dried Calendula Officinalis*, Eclipta Alba*, Rubia Cordifolia*, Sida Cordifolia*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric)*, Glycrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)*, Hemidesmus Indicus Root*, Withania Somnifera*. *Certfied Organic
Kumari Luxury Nourishing Body Oil Magnolia & Sandalwood*
In the Nourishing Body Oil, many of my absolute favorite oils are united to create one deliciously effective moisturizer. This golden elixir applies with ease to damp skin. A little goes a long way, as you get your bang for your buck with a generous 4 oz. dropper bottle. Skin is left with a healthy radiance as it’s intensely nourished. The same magnolia and sandalwood fragrance (as in the bath soak) coats the skin in the most amazing fragrance. These two notes, when combined, create a warming, calming, and grounding sensory experience this is utterly intoxicating and sexy. I will reapply this oil throughout the day, onto my pulse points, to refresh the fragrance. The Nourishing Body Oil, aside for its skin benefits, has become a fragrance favorite.
Nourishing Body Oil Ingredients: Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Nut Oil*, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Magnolia Acuminata Extract, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood), Eclipta Alba*, Rubia Cordifolia*, Sida Cordifolia*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric)*, Glycrrhiza Glabra (Licorice)*, Hemidesmus Indicus Root*, Withania Somnifera* and Messua Ferra (Saffron). *Certified Organic
Kumari Luxury Nourishing Bath Soak Magnolia & Sandalwood $48 Nourishing Body Oil Magnolia & Sandalwood $38
available at kumariluxury.com
*samples – all words expressed are my own and true to my own personal experience
Here are a few of my product crushes for the month of May…
- Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Blue Orchid offers incredible wear and has been my go-to shade this spring. (review) (buy)
- The LORAC SummerGLO Palette* is a staple in my travel bag this summer. I’ve been using this one for a neutral look, as well as when I want to play around with color. (review) (look) (buy)
- I can thank the Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Active Moisture Vitamin C Body Oil* for my super soft skin. I sort of can’t keep my hands off myself. The pineapple scent is perfect for summer and puts a skip in my step. (review) (buy)
- I’m still crazy for the RMS Buriti Bronzer and depend of this beauty to liven up my complexion. It’s a true-bronze shade that illuminates skin. (review) (buy)
- The Kjaer Weis Foundation is pretty amazing and unlike any foundation I have tried before. Most of the time I’m reaching for my natural foundations to further care for my skin. The KW Foundation provides medium coverage and is nearly invisible on the skin. I will be reviewing this one soon. (buy)
- I purchased the Juara Candlenut Perfume Oil the instant I smelled it, which is a first. I usually require some time to see how the fragrance evolves and if it ultimately irritates my keen scenes of smell. I knew it would be love, and I am so right. Meet my new summer fragrance. (full review soon)
- LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Girl Next Door* is such a beautiful light coral/pink. I love the long-wear matte formula. (review) (buy)
What are some of your favorites for May?
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics had us singing praise for our newly glowing complexions with their Active Moisture line. Now, with their latest release, the Active Moisture Vitamin C Body Oil, we’re glowing head-to-toe just in time for the warmer weather. Inspired by the cult-favorite Active Moisture Vitamin B Cleansing Oil, the new body oil amply hydrates and refines the skin with the very much-loved tropical pineapple scent.
The Vitamin C Body Oil is a multi-tasker, with a combination of concentrated pharmaceutical-grade ingredients to reveal your best skin. Vitamin C Ester helps to even-out your skins texture, while papaya enzymes exfoliate. Shea, sunflower and olive oils deeply hydrate the driest of skins. Best applied to damp skin, post-shower, this rich oil sinks into skin instantly without any greasy residue. What your left with is intensely soft, dewy and radiant skin. The new Active Moisture Body Oil is certain to be another cult-classic. It smells and feels like true love.
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Active Moisture Body Oil $58 is now available.
The FEZ Body Serum* from Kahina Giving Beauty is a concentrated body moisturizing oil to soothe, replenish, and improve skin’s overall texture. Gaining its name the sacred Imperial City of Morocco, Fez contains a complex blend of steam distilled essential oils inspired by the soul of the city.
The Fez Body Serum contains high concentrations of Kahina’s very own natural and organic Argan Oil, along with watermelon, sunflower, olive and coconut oils. This thoughtfully executed formula cures the driest of skin and is the perfect companion for cold weather skin. Applied to damp skin, after bathing, the Fez serum absorbs quickly without a greasy residue. Skin is immediately softened, plumped and any uncomfortable, red and itchy skin is soothed.
While skin is renewed as are your senses, as a warm and grounding scent calms the nerves and lifts the spirit. The fragrance of rose and orange are layered above patchouli, ylang ylang, cumin and clove. Fez provides a sensory experience that soothes the mind, body and soul. I’ve collected some in a small vial that travels with me everywhere, as I reapply it to my pulse points throughout the day. The Fez Serum is contains an exquisite combination of ingredients that have me absolutely smitten.
Full Ingredients list:
argania spinosa (argan) oil*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cocos nucifera (coconut) nut oil, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) seed oil, rosa damascena (rose) flower oil, citrus aurantium amara (neroli) flower oil, citrus bergamia (bergamot) peel oil, citrus paradisi (pink grapefruit) peel oil, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) flower oil, pelargonium graveolens (geranium) leaf/flower oil, backhousia citriodora (lemon myrtle) leaf oil, santalum spicatum (sandalwood) wood oil, eugenia caryophyllus (clove) bud oil, cuminum cyminum (cumin) seed oil, pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil, vetiveria zizanioides (vetiver) root oil, bisabolol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, phenethyl alcohol
*Ingredient from Organic Farming
Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Serum $98