It’s so crazy to be dating something 2018, but here we are. Happy new year! I hope everyone’s holiday season was great and not too hectic or stressful and that the new year is off to a good start. I have a goals post for 2018 coming up very soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to sneak in my Pearlesque Box review really quick before they sell out!
The Pearlesque Box is a monthly subscription box that sends a few (both full and travel-sized) non-toxic luxury skincare products from a specific brand each month. It’s been a great way to try new products both from brands I’d never heard of and from brands I’ve been dying to try. This month’s featured brand is Honua Skincare and is a brand that I wasn’t aware of until now.
Honua Hawaiian Skincare shares with the world a new approach to skincare through traditional methodologies and Hawaiian healing botanicals.
There were two full sized products in the January 2018 Pearlesque Box: the Honua Skincare Aloha Youth Serum ($58 for 30ml) and the Honua Skincare Āina Mask ($38 for 50ml).
The Aloha Youth Serum is formulated with a blend of Hawaiian botanicals that help to “hydrate, smooth, brighten, tighten and nourish the skin.” I like to spread a pea-sized amount of this over my fingertips and press it into my skin before applying makeup. It has a slightly tacky feel to it so it works well under foundation.
The Āina Mask uses ingredients like Hawaiian raw honey, activated bamboo carbon and hibiscus to “detox congested skin, calm blemishes and inflammation while giving skin a little circulation kick to brighten, tighten and hydrate for a flawless canvas.” I applied this all over my face and left it for 30-45 minutes while I read a book. It doesn’t get too hard when it dries, which is nice because your face doesn’t feel like it’s cracking and it’s easy to remove. My skin felt quite nice afterwards and I’ll definitely use up this mask, but I’m honestly not the biggest fan of the earthy smell it has to it.
The Pearlesque Box costs $39.95 a month and the products included are always worth well more than that. This box is available until January 4th, so jump on it quick if you’re interested in trying Honua Skincare!