I hate Sarah Marshall, too.
It's nothing personal, it's just that actress Kristen Bell, who plays Sarah Marshall in the recently released Forgetting Sarah Marshall, struts around Hawaii looking effortlessly gorgeous while sporting a string Dior bikini. And it's not just Ms. Marshall who is smokin' — Mila Kunis, who plays a Hawaiian resident in the flick, is also naturally stunning.
Filming on the white sandy beaches of Waikiki must have helped Forgetting Sarah Marshall's female cast relax and rock their good looks, but you don't have to escape to the islands to benefit from a soothing tropical sojourn. This week I've uncovered a bevy of Hawaiian beauty products that will have you forgetting your own personal drama in no time.
Inspired by the exquisite skin of her Hawaiian grandmother, Nadyne Kealaokopono Kim-Orona founded a skin care line crafted of pure Hawaiian botanicals and fruits blended with anti-aging antioxidants from Asia. The collection, Pure Hapa, has become a personal favorite because of deliciously decadent aromas and sinfully soothing ingredients.
The Haupia Orange Souffl? Body Cream ($39), named after Kim-Orona's favorite dessert, is simply divine thanks to a sweet orange essential oil blend paired with chamomile and papaya extracts. I also swear by the Hanalei Sugarcane Body Scrub ($40), a gently exfoliating combination of brown sugar, pineapple and macadamia nut oil that leaves skin feeling and looking yummy. The Pure Hapa collection is available online at purehapa.com.
Malie Kauai is a line of organic spa products that crafts their luxury collection exclusively from indigenous Hawaiian flora. Their signature soothing Bath Lather calls upon botanicals including Awapuhi Ginger, Coconut, Kukui Nut and Jojoba Oils to nourish and moisturize skin. Available in a range of scents from Coconut Vanilla to Plumeria, Bath Lather is available for $26 online at malie.com.
I also love to layer my scent of choice post-bath or shower by applying Malie Lauai's Body Cream ($28), available in Plumeria, Pikake, Coconut Vanilla and Koke'e. And while the products offered by Malie Kauai help consumers look gorgeous, they do so without harming the natural beauty of Hawaii by strictly utilizing sustainable ingredients.
Beauty in balance
Hawaiian Body Products is a family-run company that calls upon ingredients found exclusively in Hawaii to create their Ola Hawaii bath, body and spa collection. Ola, which the company says stands for the balance of mind, body and spirit, infuses their products with organic honey, cane sugar, sea salts, vitamin-rich fruits and more.
Opt for the Island Serenity Tropical Bath Soak ($14) to soothe with Awa and Passion Flower extracts plus Hawaiian sea salts and essential oils. Another favorite is Ola's Coconut Lemongrass Body Wash ($20). Rich in organic coconut and mango, this wash callus upon biodegradable elements garnered from renewable raw materials to cleanse and moisturize all skin types.