Mahalo Rare Indigo Balm Review
I wanted to end 2016 in a good note so I decided to pick up a beauty balm to see if the hype behind it is real. Beauty balms are taking over the green beauty community because of its deeply nourishing properties. Plus, balms are formulated without water—so it's very potent and rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
I went for the Mahalo Rare Indigo Balm, which retails for $110, because I wanted to minimize and treat my acne breakouts and prevent wrinkles at the same time. I have combination skin in which some areas oily and other areas are super dry and flaky (the best of both worlds, am I right?).
Ingredients: Cannabis Sativa (Hemp)*, Astrocaryum Murumuru*, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu)*, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula), Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed)*, Camellia Japonica (Tsubaki Tea Seed)*, Aleurites Moloccans (Kukui)*, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai)*, Proprietary Infusion Of Organic Herbs*, Polygonum Tinctorium (Indigo), Rosa Damascena*, Matricaria Chamomilla*, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow)*, Helichrysum Italicum*, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang)*, Citrus Aurantium Var. Bergamia (Bergamot Fcf)*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)*, Boswellia Carteri (Frankincense)*, Abelmoschus Moschatus (Ambrette Hibiscus), Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Daucus Carota (Carrot Seed)*, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester), Non-Gmo Mixed Tocopherols, Vanilla Planifolia, Iris Pallida
*Clean Ingredients: Organic + Local And/or Wild Harvested (When Available)
**Bergamot Fcf* Is Free From Bergapten – It Has No Photosensitizing Effects
- The sorbet texture melts into the skin
- Has a dry oil texture that leaves the skin feeling lightly moisturized
- Smells heavenly
- Amazing ingredients, here are just a few notable ones:
- Indigo has strong anti-inflammatory properties
- Hemp is moisturizing and suitable for the most acne-prone skin since it has a comedogenic rating of 0 meaning it won't clog the pores
- Tsubaki seed, otherwise known as green tea, has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to treat acne and fight wrinkles
- Acai neutralizes free radicals
- Contains mostly low-comedogenic ingredients except for marula
- Beautiful bamboo packaging, plus it doesn't leak!
- I would say it made my skin a bit more glowy
- Feels oily on the skin when you apply too much
- This may sound confusing but it doesn't help with my dry patches (I think it's because it's like a dry oil)
- Didn't notice any improvements on my acne
- It's hard to dispense the product onto the fingers because of the stiff, sorbet texture so I have to use a spatula
Overall, I feel like this balm was good but not something that I would repurchase. I've been using this since November but recently got the Maya Chia Waterless Wonder Balm which worked better for my skin.
What are your experiences with beauty balms?