Category Archives: SKINCARE
Over the years, I have purchased many candles, soaps and candle accessories from ISLAND SOAP & CANDLE WORKS for myself, family and friends in OLD KOLOA TOWN on the island of KAUAI. You can’t go wrong with this store. Family and friends are always super happy when they receive their gift and if I purchase something for myself, I’m always super happy with my purchase. About a month ago I purchased some soaps that I wrapped as prizes for a baby shower that was thrown at my home for a dear friend of mine. Along with my soap purchase, I got the SURFER’S SALVE and the PINEAPPLE PARADISE TROPICAL LIP BALM. The surfer’s salve goes with me everywhere. It’s my current multi functional go to product that I use on myself and kids. It’s all natural, has a wonderful lavender smell and is good for soothing sunburns, dry skin, bug bites, chapped lips and minor rashes. The tropical lip balm smells like the PINEAPPLE PILLAR CANDLE which is my favorite candle scent from this store.
For almost 4 years, I lived in California. While I lived there, my skin adjusted well to my environment and I was able to have a very simple facial cleansing routine. I got into the habit of washing my face with just my fingers because that’s what worked. When I moved back home to Hawaii, my simple beauty routine no longer kept my face clear so I got a more suitable facial cleansing system and I started washing my face with facial cloths. I’ve tried many since I’ve been back home and the most effective one I found is the QVS FACIAL CLEANSING BUFF FOR GENTLE EXFOLIATION. Because of Hawaii’s high humidity, wash cloths and brushes can sometimes take a day or night to dry out after use. The QVS buff dries within a few hours after use. The texture is perfect. I can gently exfoliate my face everyday without drying it out or damaging my sensitive skin. The size and shape is a palm sized oval, making it ideal for washing in a circular motion on my face and neck. The best part is the price. One pack carries 2 buffs that retails for around $3. I purchase mine from my local CVS store. Seasonally, CVS will mark QVS products down to 30% off so during this time I stock up and get several packs at a time to save even more money.
I’ve been using VITABATH LIME CITRON BASIL bath and shower gele’e for several weeks. When I first started using this product, I didn’t like it because the citrus smell is so strong and I felt like the soap was too harsh on my skin causing me to feel dry afterward. But after several weeks of use, Vitabath has grown on me because I do feel revived afterward from the strong smell. My hubby has taken a liking to it more than me. He usually uses bath bars and doesn’t touch any of my body washes but he’s been using this product everyday. He loves the strong lime smell and the rich superfruit and vitamin blend and botanicals such as acai, goji, coffee, noni, pomegranate, green tea, mangosteen, aloe vera, vitamins A, B3, B5, C and E. He’s not one to spend much time in the shower so he does like a strong soap to get the job done quick and this product does that. For more information, use the Vitabath link above.
Malie Organics uses only indigenous and local Hawaiian flora to create an extraordinary line of all natural, organic, luxury spa and beauty products. If you love the islands like I do, Malie Oganics will intoxicate your senses with light tropical scents of the land. There are 7 aromas to choose from. My favorite scent is the coconut vanilla. Here is a list of a few products that you can find on their website or store locations. You can also use this VIDEO link to watch a short 2 minute video from the creator of Malie Organics.
Island Ambience Reed Diffuser $69
Liquid Hand Soap $25
Soy Travel Candle Tin $18
Soy Candle $30
Store locations at
Malie Boutique Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii
2-2560 Kaumualii Highway, Kalaheo, HI 96741
Malie Boutique Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii
2259 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
To view the entire line go to http://www.malie.com
Image credits go to MALIE ORGANICS
For 12 weeks, I’ve been using the Extreme Defense Anti-Cell Damage Skin Treatment made by CELL CEUTICALS. I have used it medium to heavy on my chest area and lightly on my face. During my use of this product I have not received any new sun spots which is one of my biggest battles so I do love that it protects my skin from the environment that I live in. I’m almost through using the 1 fl oz bottle that I have and will be moving on to other products that I would like to try but this is on my list as one of my favorite skin treatments.