A smooth and moisturized skin is key to the appearance that is healthy and vibrant.
For that: exfoliation is a must! It can come in the form of physical exfoliation, or chemical exfoliation. Although term “chemical” exfoliation can sound scary to some people, for an experienced beauty connoisseur this often means alpha hydroxy acids and/or proteases (enzymes). Derived from fruits, berries or plants, AHAs are capable of gently disrupting cellular adhe¬sion molecules to remove the outer most layer of dead cells along the skin’s surface. As new skin cells generate, older cells slough off to reveal a smoother looking aesthetic. Sun damage, age and environmental stress cause this process to slow which results in the accumulation of dead skin cells. The use of AHAs can combat this problem by breaking proteolytic bonds to increase cellular renewal.
Ideal if you skin is feeling dry, sensitive, inflamed, or dull, or if you are concerned with sun damage, rough skin, surface wrinkles and fine lines.
Hawaiian garden in a jar!
We call this mask a “chutney” for many reasons. Firstly, it has the consistency that is a little more than a jelly, but is not quite a pudding. It is smooth, but has some bits of ingredients that dissolve between fingers. It’s that combination of both, a jelly with bits of fruit. But, how does this apply to the skin care product, you might be thinking? Well, secondly, we called this mask a “chutney” for it’s medley of fruits, berries, blooms, spices and sea minerals of Hawaii. Walk over to Saturday morning market in a Hawaiian Island, and you will find all these ingredients. And just like it’s absolutely impossible to replicate the fresh Hawaiian farmer’s market, The QUEEN NANI is truly a special, and unique skin resurfacing treatment. It’s a Hawaiian garden in a jar.
Acids, acids, acids!
Many of these fruits, and berries truly come to shine in a product of this type. Lactic, Glycolic, Citric, Malic and Tartaric Acids are abundant in tropical fruits thanks to the acidic soil of the Islands, and the year-round abundant sunshine. While these acids can be too strong to use in a leave-in moisturizers, their potent exfoliating properties are fully activated to deliver a rejuvenated, smooth, and radiant skin appearance. Feel the tingle… Speaking of acids, read some of the ingredients from this mask, and tell me if your tongue doesn’t tickle with an acidic tingle: mango, papaya, lotus, pineapple, lychee, hibiscus, guava, banana, passion fruit, mangosteen, pomegranate, jujuba, sugar cane, tamarind, neem, noni, orange, lemon, bergamot
- Once a week, apply a thin layer of mask to clean skin using a mask brush,
- paint onto entire surface of face, starting with the forehead, then cheeks, chin and nose (avoid eye and lip areas*),
- treatment time: 2-3 mins*,
- and rinse off with warm water.
Pamper yourself like a QUEEN (by Maryna)
"I love to apply my QUEEN NANI when I am in the bath (any time of day). After 2-3 minutes of treatment I rinse the mask while in the bath this way diluting the fruit acids, and allowing them to further exfoliate the skin now on my entire body".
* In case of contact with eyes or stinging of the skin, rinse thoroughly with water.
** After first few treatments, and if your skin tolerates stronger AHA treatments, you can leave the mask for 5-15 minutes.
* Patch-test prior to use *
Jasminum grandiflorum (royal jasmine) distillate*, camellia japonica (thea seed) oil*, colloidal gold, mangifera indica (mango) extract*, papaya fruit ferment extract (papain), colloidal copper, curcuma longa (turmeric)*, nelumbo nucifera (lotus), cymbopogan ananas sativus (pineapple) extract*, litchi chinensis extract*, hibiscus sabdariffa extract*, saccharomyces (sea silt) ferment, psidium guajava extract*, musa sapientum (banana) extract*, passiflora incarnata extract*, garcinia mangostana extract*, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract*, zizyphus jujuba extract*, cananga odorata (ylang ylang) distillate*, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane), tamarindus indica (tamarind) extract, azadirachta indica (neem) extract*, morinda citrifolia (noni) extract*, tremella fuciformis sporocarp (snow mushroom) extract, xanthan gum, lactic acid, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) extract & citrus limon (lemon) extract, santalum paniculatum (Hawaiian sandalwood), citrus aurantium var. bergamia (bergamot) oil, 24k gold powder
Hand blended in small batches by MAHALO Skin Care in Hawaii, USA
* Organic + local and/or wild harvested (when available)
Stored in a glass jar wrapped in a renewable bamboo to preserve vitality of the ingredients and provide an eco-luxurious skin care experience.