A while ago I wrote an article comparing Mahalo Balm and the Rare Indigo.
To help you choose, here’s what these two delicious Leahlani creations have in common and how they differ from each other.
The Mermaid Mask and Meli Glow have a lot in common and the main reason for that is the fact that their main ingredient is organic raw Hawaiian honey.
“Raw honey is naturally antiseptic and antimicrobial, helping to thoroughly cleanse the skin and dissolve bacteria.
Honey also contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid that helps to brighten the skin, even the complexion and fade age spots. Raw honey is loaded with a vast array of nutrients, such as vitamin B, manganese, iron, potassium and calcium.
Once mixed with water, honey will release a peroxide property which helps to heal acne and impede bacterial growth. Raw honey contains mild alpha hydroxy acids that help to brighten the complexion and even the skin tone- helping to diminish scarring and age spots.
Honey is a humectant, drawing moisture to the skin and replenishing it with an abundance of nutrient dense enzymes.”
Both masks are suited for all skin types, even sensitive ones.
(Obviously if you’re allergic/sensitive to honey or another ingredient, you better skip the mask in question)
While you could use Meli Glow as well as the Mermaid Mask every day, 2-3 times a week would be sufficient.
Scents and texture
I’m big on scents so let’s start from here.
Meli Glow has a VERY delicious smell which makes me think of a nectar. I guess that’s one of the reasons it’s called “illuminating nectar mask”.
The Mermaid Mask on the other hand smells rather citrusy.
In terms of texture, Meli Glow is soft and creamy. I always make sure that my jar had been in an upright position (literally) before I open a new one otherwise things could get messy.
Mermaid mask however is a little less whimsical. In the years that I’ve been using this mask, I’ve never opened my brand new Mermaid Mask to a soft mask. It has always been... solid, for a lack of better word. It takes a few minutes of mixing the mask with a spoon until it turns soft and the ingredients are well mixed, and only then I can apply it. Once it has turned soft, it has never become solid again on me but I do like to give it a stir before applying to make sure that all ingredients are mixed well again.
While you might manage to somehow apply the Mermaid Mask with your fingers, a mask brush is a must for Meli Glow.
As I already mentioned both the Mermaid Mask and Meli Glow are suited for all skin types, even sensitive ones.
BUT. Although the honey would have the same moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, etc, etc benefits for the skin no matter which of the two masks you use, if you have acne-prone skin, then the Mermaid Mask would be a better choice for you. (If your skin is oily, then Leahlani Kokoleka would be an even better choice)
Meli Glow is especially beneficial for dry, combination and mature skin.
In the words of Leah
“Meli Glow will help to plump the skin cells, deeply nourish and gently exfoliate the skin, helping to promote a more even skin tone“
“The Mermaid Mask will help to purify and renew the complexion. This emerald beauty will feed your skin a nutrient dense blend of superfood ingredients that will strengthen the skin cells, boost circulation, fight breakouts and moisturize”
When to use
“Typically” masking is an evening treat but hey, what about our lives is "typical" anyway?
While you can use these two masks any time of the day, I like to say that Meli Glow is a morning shower mask and the Mermaid Mask is a bath mask.
Meli Glow was made to be used in the morning, you can skin the shower although that would save you time.
With hyaluronic acid and whole wild-crafted strawberries Meli Glow will gently exfoliate and deeply hydrate the skin while plumping out fine lines and I’m sure that this is something you want your colleagues, family and friends to see rather than take to bed.
As for the Mermaid Mask – #MermaidMaskMonday is a must.
If you like mixing products, then keep in mind that the Mermaid Mask is great to mix with the Siren Serum as they are both rich in Vitamin A+C.
Meli Glow on the other side mixes well with Aloha Ambrosia, Pamplemousse or Kalima.