Masking 101: How to Determine Which Face Mask is Best for Your Skin

Whether you are looking to clarify, purify, brighten or GLOW, we've got you covered! We have four gorgeous face masks in the Leahlani Collection, each one tailored to help address specific skincare needs. We get asked a lot of questions about masking, so we thought we would help to address the following questions while properly introducing you to each mask in our line. 

  • How often should I mask?
  • What is the best way to apply?
  • How long should I leave it on for best results?
  • When do I incorporate a mask into my skincare ritual?

Finding the right face mask can help to hydrate skin, remove excess oils & impurities, and help to dramatically improve the texture of your skin. We want to guide you in finding the perfect face mask for your skin and skincare goals! First and foremost, we always recommend applying your masks to freshly cleansed skin. Applying your face mask to clean skin will allow for maximum absorption and best results.  Remember, when cleansing, always make sure to double cleanse. The first cleanse will remove makeup and impurities, and the second cleanse will do the deep cleansing. 

Lets start with our nectar masks, Meli GLOW Illuminating Nectar Mask and the Mermaid Mask. These beauties are both wet masks, which means they will not fully dry on the skin. They are our superfood masks, brimming with active enzymes and superfood ingredients that will help to deeply nourish and strengthen the skin. 


Meli Glow

Illuminating Nectar Mask

She’s our illuminating nectar fusion mask, filled with enzyme and vitamin rich tropical fruits, nutrient dense beauty oils, skin moisturizing and plumping hyaluronic acid and stimulating clays steeped in the creamy fusion of organic Hawaiian nectar. Meli GLOW will help to moisturize and plump the skin while gently exfoliating, giving you a serious glow.


Skin type: Meli GLOW is suited for all skin types, but is especially beneficial for dry, combination and mature skin.


When to use:  You can use her AM or PM, applied to clean skin, 1-3x a week. We recommend using her in the morning time so that you can enjoy the benefits all throughout the day.


How to use: Scoop a dollop of Meli into your fingertips and massage into slightly damp skin until she is evenly applied. We recommend leaving her on for a minimum of 5 minutes, and a maximum of 30 minutes. Rinse well with cool water. 

*for an extra boost of hydration, mist your skin with Bohemian Ruby Toning Mist after application. 






Mermaid Mask

She is full to the brim with nutrient dense Hawaiian spirulina and raw honey, premium chlorella and circulation-boosting essential oils that will help to fight breakouts while deeply cleansing the skin. Your complexion will be left feeling healthy, clean and nourished. 


Skin type: The Mermaid Mask is a superfood treat for all skin types. 


When to use: use her 1-3x a week, AM or PM, after double cleansing the skin.


How to use: when you very first open your jar, using a clean spoon, stir her really well until her texture turns into a thick, creamy honey (you will only have to do this once). Scoop a dollop into your palm, and add a few drops of water and blend well with fingertips. Gently massage into damp skin.  We recommend leaving her on for a minimum of 5 minutes, and a maximum of 30 minutes. Rinse well with cool water.

* for an extra boost + glow, mix a pump of Siren Serum with a dollop of Mermaid Mask, blend well and then massage into the skin.





Next up are our powder masks, Kokoleka Purifying Mask and Kalima Coconut Cleansing Powder. Both of these beauties are in powder form, which helps to keep the active botanicals in their most potent and fresh state. 





Kokoleka Purifying Mask

Kokoleka is a potent and nutrient dense 'detox' mask that will also help to replenish the skin at the same time. She works her magic to pull out oil and debris from deep within the pores, while feeding the skin nutrients that will help to naturally balance the complexion.


Skin type: Kokoleka is best suited for oily, combination and acne prone skin.


When to use: use her 1x a week, in the PM, after double cleansing. 


How to use: Scoop 1-2 teaspoons of Kokoleka into your ritual bowl. Slowly add drops of water until you reach an ideal consistency. The texture should look like thick, creamy melted chocolate. Apply evenly over cleansed, damp skin with your mask brush. Sit pretty until dry and remove with warm water. 

*for extra moisture, keep her damp on the skin by continually misting with one of our Toning Mists. 







Kalima Coconut Cleansing Powder

Kalima works beautifully to help deeply cleanse and brighten the skin, leaving the complexion soft and supple. When used as a cleansing mask, Kalima will draw out oils and impurities while the water activated Vitamin C works its magic to help promote a more even skin tone. She also contains antioxidant rich fruits that will help to gently exfoliate the skin.


Skin type: Kalima can be used on all skin types, she is especially beneficial for dull, uneven skin.


When to use: use Kalima 2x a week as a second cleanse, after cleansing with Pamplemousse Tropical Enzyme Cleansing Oil. 


How to use: apply 1-2 tsp of dry powder to your palm or ritual dish. Slowly add water, drop by drop, until she transforms into a thick, rich mousse like texture. Apply evenly to dry skin, and allow her to sit until she dries. Rinse well with warm water. 

* try one of our favorite Aloha Alchemy rituals by blending a dollop of Meli GLOW with a tsp of Kalima for extra moisture and brightening results!



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