Ma’ema’e Daily Face Polish


Handmade in Minneapolis by ROMI Apothecary

Inspired by growing up in Honolulu, Hawai’i, ma’ema’e means “to cleanse” in Hawaiian. This triple-filtered, fine-particle polish was formulated to gently exfoliate and refine the texture of your skin without stripping away your skin’s natural protective barrier. When you notice that your oil serums are not absorbing as effectively or perhaps your skin is a bit rough in some areas, it’s time to exfoliate! Physically exfoliating dead skin with a nutritive and cleansing combination of herbs, oat powders, and clay can reveal a glowing complexion and allow for better absorbency of toners and oils through the epidermis. Also wonderful as a mask!

The Magic: The alchemy of turning dry powder into a vibrant paste right in the palm of your hand is a joyous tactile experience that ignites the senses while benefiting your skin. Freshly harvested moringa leaf from the Big Island of Hawai’i, Pacific Ocean spirulina, hibiscus flower, and shade-grown matcha reflect the flavors, culture, and Aloha of the Hawaiian islands while providing a high amount of phytonutrients like B vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids, and vitamin K.  Combined with kaolin clay, finely milled lavender, oat, rose, and rice bran, the effect is even more pore cleansing, detoxifying, and smoothing.

How does it smell? Clay, mineral, traces of the Ocean, faint herbaceousness from lavender and rose.

How to use: Gently tap the open bottle over the palm of your hand to sprinkle approximately 1 teaspoon of Ma’ema’e Face Polish. Using your free hand, drizzle water from fingertips into the powder mixture until a thin paste is formed. Wet your face with water or a generous spritz of Rose and Yarrow toner before applying the paste to your skin. Gently massage the polish with fingertips over your skin for 2-3 minutes, using small circular motions and concentrating on areas of congestion. Add more water/toner as needed. Avoid the eyes! Rinse off with lukewarm water. Use a damp soft cloth for easier removal or rinse off in the shower.

As a mask: Combine a teaspoon of polish with honey and/or yogurt and apply to the skin for approximately 15 minutes. Try adding a couple drops of our Restore serum. If the mask is too thin, add more polish. If the mask is too thick, dilute with more toner or water. Rinse off before the mask becomes completely dry, otherwise it may be too drying. Apply a warm washcloth over the face and hold to loosen up the mask. Rinse off and avoid scrubbing or pulling on your skin.

* DO NOT GET ANY WATER IN THE BOTTLE* this will cause MOLD to grow.

Ingredients: Kaolin clay, triple-milled oats*, lavender*, rose petals*, Hawaiian moringa leaf*, Japanese matcha*, hibiscus petal*, rice bran*, spirulina*, and shade-grown green tea*.

*Certified Organic

^ Fair trade

+ Sustainably wildcrafted or grown in the Great Lakes bioregion without pesticides

Unisex, Cruelty-free, vegan, handcrafted, small-batch

-Packaged in 1oz,  2 oz, or 4 oz reusable and recyclable glass bottle.


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June 4, 2021: After careful review of the latest CDC guidance and thoughtful reflection on the impact of the mask mandate changes, Healing Elements will no longer mandate the use of face coverings for employees or customers who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will require that unvaccinated employees and customers continue the safety precaution of wearing a facial covering.

Studio Procedures:

  • Employees are asked to stay home if they exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath or if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • We have installed no-touch trash cans and soap dispensers and HEPA filter air purifiers
  • We have installed a germ guard between front desk and clients
  • We have downsized our community lounge area to encourage 6. ft of space between people
  • Hand sanitizer is widely available
  • Gloves available upon request
  • All surfaces will be routinely washed and cleaned with sanitizing antiviral disinfectants every hour and between clients

Client Protocols:

  • Complete pre-appointment screening/waiver prior to entering the studio
  • Please wait to enter the studio until no sooner than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time
  • Clients will be required to wash hands upon entering and before leaving the treatment room