Leahlani has always been about more than just skincare. Inspired by Hawaii’s natural beauty and enriched by Leah’s expertise as a holistic esthetician, our products were made to infuse joy into the act of caring for your skin. Here are some of the stories behind our bestselling skincare creations, as told by Leah herself!
The Stories Behind our Bestsellers
Inspired by the grapefruit trees and plumeria flowers that surrounded the very first Leahlani studio. I wanted to formulate a cleansing oil that did it all. One that rinses clean, gently exfoliates, and smells gorgeous!
Mermaid was inspired by living in Hawaii. I wanted to create a product that was made with locally-sourced ingredients like (honey, ylang ylang and spirulina) that left your skin feeling clean and purified – like you’ve just gone swimming in the ocean.
The color was inspired by the pink ginger flowers growing outside our kitchen window. The fragrance was inspired by standing in the rain when the citrus flowers are in full bloom in Hawaii. I wanted to create a deeply moisturizing balm that was versatile enough to be used on all skin types.
Inspired by my local clientele, who wanted a serum that would make their skin glow. It’s lightweight, vitality-boosting, and helps even the skin tone. We call it ‘liquid sunshine.'
This serum was formulated as the facial massage oil in my esthetician practice. It smells like a spa and it instantly soothes, balances, and calms the skin.
I struggled with cystic acne for many years, so I formulated Kalima for my own skin and for my clients who had post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne.
This is my ride or die. I formulated Honey Love for my skin and it was instrumental in clearing my cystic acne. It has received more love letters than any other product in our line, from newly clear-skinned clients around the world.