When a brand like Mahalo launches a new product, it’s not just a “new product” based on a trend or to keep up with the competition. When Mahalo expands their line it’s only with a product which Maryna has long researched and designed, developed for months, tested extensively and has done countless test runs of before launching it.
Enter the Bean here, the latest addition to the Mahalo family.
You may remember that the Bean was initially introduced as part of Mahalo’s limited edition You Are Loved set for Valentine’s Day in 2016. Back (for good) by popular demand, the better and upgraded version of the Bean is here to stay.
Here’s what sets Mahalo the Bean apart and why you should (or should not) choose it among all other masks.
Like all Mahalo products, the Bean is made of potent, active, highly effective ingredients and it takes just one use to notice a difference in your complexion – healthy glow, calmer skin and the visual appearance of the pores is significantly improved.
The list of benefits from the Bean is quite impressive. The Bean mask is not simply suitable but also beneficial for most skin types – acne prone, dry, dehydrated, even sensitive skin types could use it as it calms inflammation, detoxifies, supports skin’s natural healing, boosts collagen production and helps to recover lipids. Where this mask truly stands out is the anti-aging department, making it a must for those looking to reverse environmental damage and support skin’s natural healing abilities.
The Bean is packed with (key active) ingredients which are superior antioxidants or are antioxidant powerhouses themselves – cacao, astaxanthin, green coffee bean oil, edelweiss, coffee Co2, tomato lycopene, vitamin E. So when Maryna says the Bean “transforms dull, lackluster, prematurely aging skin into visibly firmer, toner, more youthful-looking complexion with a fresh, purified glow” it's a statement backed by the antioxidants it takes to do so.
Antioxidants are essential in skin care and as there are many types of free radicals, the more antioxidants the better. Antioxidants work by neutralizing free radicals which are unstable atoms which can cause damage to DNA in cells and the fibroblasts that produce collagen, and collagen is what gives firmness to the skin. Some sources of free radicals are cigarette smoke, environmental pollutants, sun exposure, etc.
Now you understand that Mahalo’s claim “the Bean mask’s antioxidant bouquet is the answer to maintaining healthy, clear and glowing complexion” is not just fancy marketing.
Mahalo is a line known for the aroma therapeutic properties of their products. It’s something which Maryna deeply cares for and has become a signature of the brand, along with their beautiful bamboo containers.
The scent of the Bean is suitable for both women and men alike. Although noticeable the scent of the Bean is milder than the other Mahalo products.
If you’re concerned whether the scent might be too strong for you, send us an email to request a sample and we'll prepare a Sample Kit for you.
The Bean can be used once or twice a week. I personally loved that it doesn’t need to be activated and that it doesn’t dry on the skin.
If you mask twice a week, you might choose to use the Bean on one of the days and another mask on your second mask day. I found the combination of the Bean on one of the days and something more hydrating such as the La Bella Figura Healing Mask or Laurel Honey Berry Enzyme Mask on the other to be doing wonders for my skin.
The Bean offers gentle exfoliation, so make sure to adjust your skincare routine and the exfoliating products you use accordingly. If you normally first exfoliate and then mask, you might want to skip the exfoliation altogether before using the Bean, especially if your skin is sensitive. If you’re using a gentler exfoliator such as Laurel Almond Grain or Blissoma Glow, make sure to avoid massaging of the Bean in both when applying and removing it. Same goes if you have exfoliated the day before using the Bean. Exfoliation is important and great for the skin, but too much of it can cause your skin to react (in not a good way) and downright damage the skin.
I hope you’ve find this information about the beautiful the Bean mask helpful. If you have any questions though, let me know in the comments below. And let us know how you're liking the Bean.
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