Ma’ema’e Face Polish


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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.

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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.

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.

Additional information


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
^ Fairtrade
+ Sustainably wildcrafted or grown in the Great Lakes bioregions without pesticides


1 oz, 2 oz

Skin Type

Normal, Combination, Oily, Acne-prone


Please test all-natural products on a small patch of skin before liberally applying to your face.
If you are pregnant or nursing consult with your doctor before using herbs.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
For informational purposes only.

3 reviews for Ma’ema’e Face Polish

  1. Meridith (verified owner)

    My hands down favorite manual exfoliator! It leaves my skin baby soft and dewy. It’s also a lovely little ritual. 🙂

  2. holly oyadomari (verified owner)

    i bought this face polish specifically because it has Maruyama Jones Farm’s moringa in it and it is amazing! the gentle exfoliating action leaves my skin feeling soft and pearly, i love it.

  3. Kristina (verified owner)

    I started using Romi products a little over a year ago, and this fall I decided to try the face polish and I love it! It feels gentle, not harsh or abrasive at all but it leaves my skin feeling so soft. Very gentle so it’s perfect for the fall and winter when my skin is already dry and sensitive. The smell is lovely and subtle. Definitely recommend!

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