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Caring for your skin during cold weather

Cold weather affects your skin

Cold weather dries out the skin and makes it harder to keep it moisturized and healthy

In the winter, the air is drier, which in turn dries out your skin. This can contribute to a variety of problems: redness, itchiness and skin irritation, among others. Since skin is your body’s largest organ and acts as a barrier protecting against infection, it’s important to take action to help keep it moisturized during the Winter or cold weather stretches.

Moisturizing is key to keeping your skin healthy during cold weather

This is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin in good health, especially during cold weather. Moisturizing helps lock moisture into the skin and stops it from becoming dry or irritated. When shopping for a moisturizer, make sure that it says “non-clogging” on the label, as some moisturizers can be made with ingredients that clog pores, which can lead to acne breakouts. Hawaiian Moon Aloe is an excellent skin healing moisturizer and uses non-clogging, organic and natural ingredients with no fragrances!  If you have sensitive skin or other medical concerns about what products you can use on your skin, consult a dermatologist before buying a new moisturizer.
The best time to apply a moisturizer like Hawaiian Moon Aloe is right after washing your face with warm water and a cleanser, like Hawaiian Moon Cleanser, designed to remove makeup. Once applied, gently rub the moisturizer into your face (or follow the moisturizer’s application instructions) until it has been evenly distributed and allowed to be absorbed into the skin. Apply the product at least once per day—more often if possible—to ensure that your skin is properly protected throughout cold weather months!

Moisturize twice a day

After you take a bath or shower, pat skin dry with a towel. Don’t rub your skin, as this can irritate it and make it feel drier. Apply moisturizer immediately after bathing so the product is absorbed into damp skin. Choose products that suit your skin type. If you have oily skin, use oil-free or water-based moisturizers as they’re lighter on the skin than other formulas. For sensitive skin, look for products labeled “fragrance free”, like Hawaiian Moon Aloe,  since artificial fragrances can irritate the skin and cause redness or rashes. If you have dry or cracked lips, try using an ointment instead of lip balm; most lip balms contain alcohol which can cause further drying of the lips and lead to chapping in cold weather. Ointments are more effective at healing dry lips because they form a protective seal over them to lock in moisture.

Add other skin products to your regimen

Adding a facial cleanser, like Hawaiian Moon Facial Cleanser, prior to your other products can helps in removing remnants of other applications like creams or even make up.
Additionally, using products like Hawaiian Moon Facial Toner, an alcohol-free, water-based toner to restore the skin’s natural pH balance after washing your face and before applying your moisturizer can also improve your skin’s hydration. Toner can help restore your skin’s pH balance and keep your pores clean. Toner is designed to rehydrate the skin after washing, which can leave it feeling tight and dry. Toners are typically used as an additional step in a daily skincare routine. They usually come in liquid form and are applied with a cotton pad or cotton ball. You can use a toner morning or night, but if you use it both times, you should apply it first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

What is pH?

The pH scale measures how alkaline or acidic something is on a scale of 0–14, where 7 is neutral. For example, lemon juice has a pH of 2, which means that it’s acidic, while baking soda has a pH of 8–9, which makes it alkaline or basic.
When you wash your face with soap and water — no matter what type — certain ingredients affect the skin’s natural acidity level (pH). In order for the skin to function properly after cleansing or when using other products containing preservatives or fragrances (or even between applications), its natural barrier must be restored to an ideal acidity level as quickly as possible.

Always room to improve hydration

To summarize, cold weather really affects your skin’s hydration. Using products in conjunction with your moisturizer can dramatically improve your skin’s health. If possible, try moisturizing twice daily – once in the morning and once in the evening.

What’s your secret to moisturized skin during the cold months?

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Get Your Orders in for the Holidays Early

The Holidays are Near!

We use USPS as our shipping courier. They have recently announced the recommended SHIP BY dates in order to receive your packages before December 25th. Here are their recommendations:


  • First Class Package: Ship by December 18th.
  • Priority Mail: Ship by December 19th.
  • Priority Mail Express: Ship by December 23rd.
  • Media Mail & Parcel Select Ground: Ship by December 15th.
  • Simple Export Rate, First Class Package International, and Priority Mail International: Ship by November 30th for Africa, Central America, and South America—and by December 7th for the rest of the world.
  • Priority Mail Express International: Ship by December 7th for Africa, Central America, and South America—and by December 14th for the rest of the world.

As a reminder, we always ship all placed orders the next available day. So if you’d like a better chance at receiving your package before Dec 25th, please make sure to order at least 1 day prior to the dates above.

Happy Holidays from the Hawaiian Moon family and please be safe!


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Did you know?

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Cool Aloe Vera Facts!

The aloe vera plant has been around for thousands of years, with evidence of ancient Egyptians using it as part of burial rituals. At first, it was thought to be a type of cactus. Now we know that it actually isn’t, but is instead a succulent. Besides knowing how beneficial it is to use on our skin, here are some additional cool facts about the Aloe Vera plant.

  • Aloe Vera has natural antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic properties! The aloe Vera plant is a rich source of saponins, which are compounds that fight against bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
  • The Aloe Vera plant consists of more than 90% water! Because of this, the Aloe Vera plant can survive in arid environments.
  • Aloe Vera can survive over 100 years in the wild!
  • The Aloe Vera plant typically grows to be between roughly 2 and 3 feet tall.
  • Aloe Vera is used in both the food and cosmetic industry. In the food industry for the production of different beverages and yogurts. In the cosmetic industry for the production of shampoos, makeup, soaps, and lotions.
  • The Aloe Vera plant has multiple uses. It’s seeds can be used as biofuel!
  • Aloe Vera has over 240 known varieties!
  • The Aloe Vera plant’s gel has multiple topical uses including psoriasis, sunburn, dry skin, and frostbite. It can even be used to replace your hair conditioner and as a makeup remover!
  • The extracted Aloe Vera gel from the plant contains upwards of 70 different vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and enzymes that are extremely beneficial for your health!
  • Non-topical uses of the Aloe Vera plant’s gel include assistance in treating diabetes, epilepsy, asthma and osteoarthritis!
  • Feeling clogged up? Aloe Vera juice has been used as a laxative that prevents or treats constipation. The juice has also shown that it can aid in cleansing, repair, and internal healing when ingested properly.
  • The Aloe Vera plant’s gel has shown clear evidence that it accelerates wound healing. Studies suggest that it is an effective topical treatment for first and second degree burns.

Of course, we could give you dozens more cool facts about the Aloe Vera plant. Instead, we’ll tell you exactly why we use it in all of our Hawaiian Moon Aloe products.

We use organic Barbadensis Miller aloe as the primary ingredient for each of our Hawaiian Moon Aloe products. It is the most potent form of aloe available. Our favorite properties of the Aloe Vera plant include it’s antibacterial and antiviral properties, it’s more than 70 minerals and vitamins it provides, it’s excellent effects on our skin (including it’s excellent moisturizing and healing properties), and the multiple uses the Aloe Vera plant can offer (biofuel, drinks, food, etc).

Start shopping our Hawaiian Moon Aloe products!

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SPOTLIGHT: Hawaiian Moon Eye Cream

Reduce eye wrinkles

Have you tried our Hawaiian Moon Eye Cream yet?  If not, you’re missing out!

Hawaiian Moon Eye Cream is a blend of plant-based ingredients for younger eyes with smoother skin, better texture, and fewer lines and wrinkles! Our eye cream fades sun spots and discoloration, reduces wrinkle formation, smoothes and replenishes delicate skin around the eyes, and minimizes existing wrinkles.

Hawaiian Moon Eye Cream offers up to 8x antioxidant protection.  What does this mean? Well, antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals — molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation. Antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E may help protect cells from damage caused by these free radicals.  Hawaiian Moon Eye Cream is a concentrated delivery system for the highest form of active, bio-available Vitamin C for radiant eyes.

Safe to use morning or night. Or both! It can be used under your makeup and in conjunction with our Hawaiian Moon Facial CleanserHawaiian Moon Facial Toner, and Hawaiian Moon Aloe Cream.  Add it as an essential part of your eye care protocol for beautiful, younger looking eyes. On sale now!  Click here for more…

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Warm weather is near – protect yourself!

Warm weather is near

With the warm weather approaching (or already here for some lucky ones!), people will move from in to outdoors. Through the warm weather rush, people will be (voluntarily) exposing their skin to the sun’s powerful rays, many times forgetting to apply their favorite sunblock protection. This exposure greatly increases the risk of sunburn if they aren’t careful. This year, try something different for those nasty sun burns – Hawaiian Moon Aloe.

Sunburns can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. Flakey, inflamed, tender-to-the-touch skin can last for days at a time. When you’ve finally had it with those other products, start first by taking a cool bath to drop your skin’s temperature a little – skip the painful blasts of water that showers provide. Once you’re out of the cool bath, grab your jar of Hawaiian Moon Aloe and apply it to the sun burnt area – you’ll likely immediately feel a soothing relief. Hawaiian Moon Aloe will help keep the moisture in your skin, preventing it from drying further. It will also help with skin elasticity and keep your skin from severely cracking. If applied early enough, you may not even get to the “peeling” stage of a sunburn. It may not get rid of your burn overnight, but it will make the healing process a lot less painful and, oftentimes, much faster.

Sun exposure tip: If you’ve forgotten your sunblock and spent the day in the sun, take a cool shower immediately after you’re back indoors and apply Hawaiian Moon Aloe to the sun exposed areas of your skin. We’ve had a lot of feedback from our customers that swear they should have gotten burnt, but only resulted with slightly red-tinted skin and no further signs of sunburn.

Stay cool!