Oils of Aloha
By Gigi Brewer
The second company whose products I sampled was a recommendation
from a reader:
Aloha on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Like Black Pearl's
products, these are sure to please!
The good folks at Oils of
Aloha tell us that "For centuries, Hawaiians have used the oil
pressed from kernels of the kukui (coo-coo-e) nut tree to
relieve and protect skin from salt water, harsh sun, and drying
winds." Today, the kukui oil is further "refined and stabilized
with vitamins E and C." This kukui oil is in all of Oil of
Aloha's skin care products.
First I tried their glycerine soap (6 assorted 3oz bars
for $15) in a very pleasant vanilla scent. Unlike some glycerine
soaps that seem to melt before your very eyes, this soap lasted
a long time, and proved to be very gentle and perfect for facial
Next, I took the daring step of trying their
moisturizing cream ($10 for 4oz) in place of my favorite
facial cream, with which I have been very satisfied. Oils of
Aloha lived up to the challenge and I now have two favorite
If you want a good facial cream that
doesn't smell like your grandmother's Oil of Olay, give this a
For irritated, chafed, sunburned or windblown skin,
try their Kukui Moisturizing Lotion ($11 for 4oz)
which is available scented or unscented.
Anyone who runs long
distances knows that chafing can sometimes be a problem. As
promised, this moisturizing lotion soothed and protected a
painful area of chafing that appeared on my upper arm after an
For drier skin, try the Kukui Nut Oil
($11 for 4oz) which can be used directly on the skin or in the
Incidentally, the literature contained
multiple testimonies to its relief for those suffering from the
effects of psoriasis, eczema, chemical and radiation burns. They
also have some products grouped and packaged for gift giving.
All products are 100%
guaranteed and available at OilsofAloha.com.