Have you ever suffered from dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis?
I deal with dry skin on the daily, and eczema on occasion. I know that not many creams will sooth the dry skin of eczema or have any kind of long term impact on dry skin.
Sophia, on the other hand, has suffered from hives and sensitive skin for years. After discovering that the cortisone creams and Benadryl that she had been using to control her flare ups were potentially wreaking havoc on her body, she did some digging of her own.
Her research unveiled an oil that has been used for centuries to maintain clear and healthy skin.
And now, at the young age of just seventeen, Sophia is the founder of a beautiful line of skincare products called Mali Mali, specifically formulated for those suffering from sensitive skin.
I am so inspired by her story and am absolutely thrilled to be sharing her products. She is a very kind and knowledgeable individual with a heart of gold.
Sophia has sent me both items from her line to test on my dry skin, but first, I want to talk about Mali Mali’s tagline, “Be Well, Do Good”.
Doing Good with Every Sale
I love finding brands that are conscious and natural, but when I find brands that are conscious, natural and that are making a positive difference in the world, I just can’t contain myself!
Massive amounts of rainforest are being destroyed to make way for palm plantations. Not only does Mali Mali not use palm oil in their products, but has also paired with Cool Earth initiative to help put an end to rainforest destruction.
Cool Earth is a charity that works with indigenous villagers to stop the destruction of rainforests around the world. Find out more on their website and educate yourself on the devastation palm oil is having on our precious rainforests.
Amazingly, this is not the only initiative Mali Mali works with!
Those adorable Mali Mali pouches are made by the company FreeSet. They make ecofriendly pouches and employ women in South Asia to help them escape the sex trade and give them back their freedom and dignity.
Poverty leaves these poor women without options to feed their children, so are forced into selling their bodies. This initiative gets them off the streets and into a real job. Women trafficking is a serious problem with more victims now than ever before.
Hats off to you!
If this isn’t enough to make you head to the checkout, just wait till you hear how great the Mali Mali products are!
First off, can I just say how beautifully simple Mali Mali’s packaging is?! I just love it!
Next, this moisturizer is off the charts!
I’m actually totally obsessed. It’s super creamy, not greasy, absorbs quickly, and smells amazing.
It’s everything I would like in a moisturizer.
Plus it has the key healing ingredient: Tamanu Oil
Tamanu Oil has been used by Polynesian women for centuries on all sorts of skin issues from sunburn and bug bites to eczema and psoriasis.
It is a super calming oil that is a perfect fit for anyone with sensitive skin or any skin issues. It works amazingly on my dry, itchy legs!
My only qualm about this moisturizer is that it contains “Fragrance” in the ingredient list. However I spoke to Sophia specifically about this and she assured me that the fragrance is nontoxic and has been cross-checked on the EWG.
This is great news! As you know the EWG is what I rely on for truthful safety data on ingredients since I’m no chemist!
The rest of the ingredients score very well on EWG, almost all are a good clean 1, and there are just a few that score a 3 or 4.
Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Tapioca Starch, Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed (Tamanu) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocodo) Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance.
As we come into the fall and winter months my lips need more and more help in the moisture department. They basically put out an S.O.S. as soon as the weather turns.
So you can bet your strawberry snow-cone that I have about a two dozen lip balms floating around my house at any given time.
But this lip oil has put them all to shame.
It is so moisturizing and luxurious, and it literally smells amazing! Comparing this lip oil to my other lip balms is like comparing a body oil to body lotion. There’s just no competition.
And this contains the miraculous Tamanu Oil as well, so those dry, chapped lips don’t stand a chance.
The ingredients of this lip oil are super clean, everything scoring a perfect 1!
Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Dextrin Palmitate, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed (Tamanu) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Candelilla (Euphorbia Cerifera) Wax, Astaxanthin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Tocopherol, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate
If it’s not completely obvious, I’m obsessed with the Mali Mali line! Sophia has created some beautiful products and is working with some amazing initiatives. I’m thrilled to be collaborating with such a conscious, wholesome brand!
I hope you try these products out for yourself! A huge thank you to Sophia for sending these wonderful products!
Do you have sensitive skin? What do you use to soothe it?