Say ALOHA to Healing, Organic Skincare!
Now that winter's officially here, I appreciate products that remind me of sun, sand and warmer weather. Which is why I find myself reaching for the Honua Hawaiian Skincare products on my bathroom shelf. They smell like the Hawaiian islands and make me feel transported. Plus, they combine a streamlined, no-fuss routine with powerfully effective local botanicals.
A chance encounter with Honua's founder, Kapua Browning, led me to discover this gem of a skincare line. Kapua and I happened to be staying in the same hotel during the Indie Beauty Expo in NYC in August. We ran into each other on our last day in NYC, and, as we started chatting, I was struck by Kapua’s authenticity: she embodies everything Honua stands for. I immediately had to try her products.
The Story Behind Honua
Kapua Browning was born and raised on Oahu as an avid surfer and beach bum. After noticing sun damage and pigmentation in her early 20’s, she became passionate about studying skin care and became an esthetician. Drawing on her background, she began to blend traditional Hawaiian healing practices and modern technology to formulate her hand-crafted skincare line in 2015. The story and message of Aloha - “love and compassion” - is on the inside of each box as a reminder to practice your daily skincare and self love ritual.