Leahlani Skincare – Aloha Ambrosia – Review

In a Few Words
An oil moisturizer that repairs, strengthens, and softens the skin.

“Aloha Ambrosia has a feather light consistency, making her ideal for daytime use. She absorbs like a dream and moisturizes to perfection. This beauty will help to strengthen, soften, and repair the skin while filling in fine lines. Your skin will feel soft and supple, and ready to take on the day… Jasmine oil helps to restore the skin by balancing moisture, reducing dryness, gently fading scarring and minimizing breakouts due its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.”

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In a Few Words
An oil moisturizer that repairs, strengthens, and softens the skin.

“Aloha Ambrosia has a feather light consistency, making her ideal for daytime use. She absorbs like a dream and moisturizes to perfection. This beauty will help to strengthen, soften, and repair the skin while filling in fine lines. Your skin will feel soft and supple, and ready to take on the day… Jasmine oil helps to restore the skin by balancing moisture, reducing dryness, gently fading scarring and minimizing breakouts due its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.” Leahlani Skincare’s Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir comes in a 30 mL glass bottle with a pump and is $52.00.

I bought my Aloha Ambrosia on Leahlani’s website about a year ago and have used the entire bottle. I had a love/hate relationship with this product. I loved this moisturizer as an SOS product – it is so intensely hydrating and soothing on irritated skin. This elixir was the perfect rescue treatment if my skin was dry and irritated from too much retinol, changes in weather, or a sunburn. With that being said, even in those situations, I would never use this in the morning if I planned on leaving the house… which leads me to the hate. This moisturizer was so heavy and greasy. It never fully absorbs into the skin and even hours later your face is still an oil slick – and I am dehydrated so my skin usually drinks up everything! On top of being too oily, it has a heavy floral scent that never really dissipates – though, I might be extra sensitive to the smell because I hate florals. For those reasons, I never used this elixir in the morning and saved it for PM routines only. If this moisturizer did not have the heavy floral scent, I would repurchase this in an instant. Unfortunately, the smell is a deal-breaker for me. I could accept the greasiness because I knew that, no matter what state my skin was in, I could always turn to this moisturizer.

Aloha Ambrosia is extremely hydrating and healing, but it is also very heavily scented and never fully absorbs into the skin.

Notable ingredients it DOES have:
Squalane
Jojoba oil

Notable ingredients it does NOT have:
Mineral oil
Parabens

Possible Irritants:
Essential oils

Vegan:
Yes

Tested on animals:
No

Complete Ingredients:
Organic cold pressed olive squalane oil (Squalane), Organic cold pressed jojoba oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), organic aloe (Aloe Barbadensis), organic acerola cherry oil (Malpighia Glabra), organic mangosteen oil (Mangosteen Pericarp), organic goji berry oil (Lycium Barbarum), organic passionfruit seed oil (Passiflora Incarnata), organic cold pressed kiwi seed oil (Actinidia chinensis), organic guava oil (Psidium Guajava), organic sunflower oil (Helianthus Annuus), proprietary blend of essential oils and LOVE (Aloha).

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10.22.17 PM Skin

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10.22.17 PM Skin

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Deciem’s The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Solution 7%

Deciem’s The Ordinary AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution

Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

Deciem’s The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane

CosRx Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask

10.21.17 AM Skin

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10.21.17 AM Skin

• dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion

• Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

* Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

• Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

Tamanu Oil

• Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

10.20.17 PM Skin

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10.20.17 PM Skin

I received the Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Mask in a PLAY! by Sephora box a few months ago and just tried it for the first time tonight. It has two kind of charcoal and kaolin clay aaannnddd… it’s a just charcoal mask, I would never spend 40.00 to buy the full size.

It had a menthol-y feel so I wanted to find out what was giving it the tingle. I didn’t figure it out exactly, but I did fall down a pretty cool ingredient rabbit hole!

The mask has Epilobium Angustifolium (Fireweed in North America) and this plant is an anti-inflammatory and was used by the Native Americans to draw pus out of wounds! It can be made into tea and is described as having a spice flavor (that night account for the tingle?).

Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Deciem’s The Ordinary Glycolic Acid Solution 7%

Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding

Josh Rosebrook Hydration Accelerator

Indie Lee Calendula Eye Balm

Hada Labo Hyaluronic Lotion Moist

Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

Stratia Liquid Gold

10.15.17 AM Skin

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Leahlani Skincare Kalima Coconut Cleansing Cream

Josh Rosebrook Hydration Accelerator

Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

Tamanu Oil

Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

 

10.8.17 AM Skin

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10.4.17 AM Skin

I’ve almost finished my Leahlani Skincare Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir and I’m so torn – on one hand it’s an amazing SOS ingredient for dry skin (it makes the biggest difference in healing the dermatitis around my eyes) but, on the other hand, it looks greasy, it feels greasy, it never fully absorbs into my skin, and it has a heavy floral scent.

Jordan Samuel Skincare Plie Treatment Cleanser

Sally’s Organics Rose Water

Belif Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

Deciem’s The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane

Tamanu Oil

Deciem’s The Ordinary Buffet

Leahani Skincare Aloha Ambrosia Morning Moisture Elixir

 

Simple Beauty – Tamanu Oil

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!

I love beauty products of all kinds and sometimes I enjoy a good, simple product. This post is part of a series sharing my favorite one ingredient beauty products. If your are into simple beauty routines, some of the products in this series might fit really well into your collection!


Tamanu oil is a fantastic oil for skincare. It can help stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema, acne, post acne pigmentation, dermatitis, rashes and age spots! It is high in oleic and linoleic faty acids. Oleic fatty acids have been shown to prevent dandruff, sooth skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, moisturize the skin, and have anti-aging benefits. Linoleic fatty acids may help prevent acne – acne prone skin has lower levels of linoleic acid and higher levels of oleic acid in the sebum, so adding linoleic acid to your skincare might help balance the two fatty acids. Tamanu oil promotes the regeneration of skin making it effective in anti-aging and healing post acne pigmentation. It is also an antioxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory – all wonderful things for creating clear, healthy skin!

I have been using tamanu oil every morning for the past six months. I bought mine on Amazon and it was about $15.00 for 1 oz of oil in a glass bottle with a pump, but there are plenty of different brands that make tamanu oil. I would recommend that you look for a cold-pressed, organic oil (I always buy organic, cold-pressed oils for my skincare). I can honestly say that I feel like tamanu oil really speeds up the healing of my post acne pigmentation. Normally the red spots left after a breakout would take close to 3-4 weeks to completely heal, but since using tamanu oil, that healing time is almost cut in half. Tamanu oil is not greasy, absorbs quickly into my skin, and feels very moisturizing. If I am feeling particularly lazy, I will even use tamanu oil in the ends of my hair! It’s light enough to tame and smooth the ends without weighing them down or making my hair look greasy and dirty.