Say "Aloha" to this all-natural skincare line
Indie skincare brands can be like a box of chocolates… You never know what you’re going to get. I’ve tried my fair share of under-the-radar products, and I’d say that there’s generally a 50-50 chance it will meet my stringent standards—and actually stay in the rotation. But with that said, many names we’ve come to know started in someone’s kitchen or treatment room (May Lindstrom, Eve Lom, Tammy Fender and Tata Harper are the first that come to mind).
Aside from the products themselves, I also like to help spread the word about brands that don’t have the budget to advertise or hire a big PR firm—so what do I have to lose by giving them a try? In the case of Eavara, absolutely nothing, because this all-natural and organic line created by a husband and wife on the Big Island of Hawaii truly exceeded my expectations.
The first product I tried was the Botanical Facial Cleanser. With gentle yet effective coconut-derived cleansing agents, antioxidant green tea and vitamin E, anti-aging and hydrating tamanu oil and detoxifying charcoal, I couldn’t possibly ask for anything more. The fruity scent is amazing, and I just love how my skin feels after using it.
I also received the Pure Paradise Day Cream, and if I were able to bottle my experience in Hawaii 15 years ago, this would be it. The scent truly transforms you to the Pacific, and the jojoba-, botanical- and hyaluronic acid-infused anti-aging formula manages to be light in texture and big on hydration. The only downside is a lack of SPF, but that’s easy to fix by topping it off with one of the many sunscreens in my medicine cabinet.
The bottom line: If you want to support small business and have great skin at the same time, check out Eavara—and you don’t have to go to Hawaii to get it (as much as you’d like to).