We’ve Got the Word on Skincare

Vital skincare terms you NEED to know!
Everyone loves stepping out into the world feeling like a million bucks from head-to-toe! We like calling that feeling your MONAT Glow, and with the launch of MONAT Skincare, so many of you are lighting up your neighborhoods and our social media timelines. But before you get to sharing and posting your vibrant glow with friends and family, you’ve got to know the lingo!

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Caffeine
Caffeine isn’t just for giving you a kick in the morning! It’s also an important ingredient in many skincare products. Caffeine constricts blood vessels to reduce redness and puffiness. This can help improve the appearance of puffiness around the eyes, as well reduce the appearance of cellulite. Ah, yes…music to our ears!

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CANNABIDIOL (CBD)
CBD oil has become a trendy choice for stress and anxiety management recently. When it comes to skincare, CBD has similar benefits! CBD reduces inflammation and eases discomfort in tired muscles with additional moisturizing and anti-aging properties. Laughing All The Way, one of our limited-edition Holiday Gift Sets, features a body butter and body oil infused with HEMP-derived CBD.
Hyaluronic Acid
Restoring properties naturally produced by your body is essential to a healthy skincare regimen. Hyaluronic Acid is one of those properties. It’s actually a sugar molecule naturally found in your skin and helps increase moisture content and prevents water loss. If you’re interested in keeping your skin radiantly hydrated for a softer, smoother appearance, look for products infused with Hyaluronic Acid, which is a key active ingredient in our Rewind™ Age Control Nectar.
Micellar Water
If you’re a haircare nerd like us, you’re probably familiar with micellar water. It’s a key ingredient in a number of products known for deeply cleansing with a mild touch. Micellar water is loaded with cleansing molecules and is also effective as a makeup prior to washing your face.

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Peptides
Peptides are tiny protein fragments that promote collagen growth and repair skin. Like hyaluronic acid, peptides are already present in your skin, so the right skincare product infused with peptides gives you a power boost often leading to the smoothing of expression lines and wrinkles. Peptides are an active ingredient Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser. Try it out and put some pep in your step!

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Plant Stem Cells
Mother Earth provides many gifts! Plant Stem Cells are one of them. Plant Stem Cells boost collagen and have HUGE healthy aging benefits for your skin! Plant Stem Cells extracted from Moss are featured in many of our skincare products and offer a powerhouse of benefits to help skin look brighter and more youthful.

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REJUVENIQE S™
This one probably looks familiar. REJUVENIQE S™ is a MONAT-exclusive ingredient featured in many of our haircare products. The formulation includes the revitalizing powers of 17 botanical oils and other essential oils that hydrate, plump and nourish your skin! REJUVENIQE S™ is featured in many of our new skincare products including Be Balanced™ Lightweight Moisturizer!
VItamin C / KAKADU PLUM
Vitamin D gets all the attention when it comes to skincare, but don’t forget about Vitamin C! Kakadu Plum is an Australian-native superfood containing a high concentration of Vitamin C and soothing anti-fungal properties. Kakadu Plum has benefits for all skin types which includes brightening skin, reducing hyperpigmentation and protecting skin from impurities found in the environment.
So now you’re full of skincare terminology and recommendations you can share with your friends and family! Plus you know exactly what type of ingredients to look for to achieve the best results.
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Give the Gift of Self-Care

Self-Care is a gift that keeps on giving
The holiday season is filled with as much hustle and bustle as tinsel and twine. It can be enough to make even the nicest on our gift lists occasionally feel like a holiday Grinch. We think this is something to keep in mind when you’re drafting your holiday list—and checking them twice! Thoughtful gifts to loved ones are always appreciated—and adding some self-care to your options will surely be appreciated! Here are four easy ways for you to spread good cheer to your loved ones amid all the hustle and bustle.

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Essential Oils & Body Butter
Few experiences match a full-body massage. The combination of aromatic fragrances, soft but firm touches, and soothing oils is a physically and emotionally regenerative experience. Everyone walks out of a massage feeling good…and when you feel good, you look great! That’s why we think allowing your loved ones to bring that experience home is the perfect gift for the season! Self-care should be a daily occurrence, and our Laughing All The Way holiday set has everything needed to bring the experience home!

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Sampler Tea Kits & Tea Clubs
Tea is useful for more than just boosts of caffeine and fighting off colds. Tea is also a great remedy for anxiety and stress—which holiday shopping and commitments often bring. You can’t go wrong with gifting a loved one Green Tea, Peppermint Tea, Lemon Balm Tea as a hot, soothing relaxant. Give your loved one a large supply, or better yet, a tea club membership so they can sample and enjoy a variety of flavors!

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Pet Goodies
Dogs are loyal and proven to enrich our lives whether they’re the family’s fur baby or emotional support animal. That means keeping them happy is also essential to our own self-care. If there are pet lovers in your life (and we hope there are), then a special gift for their best friend is a great idea. Anything from doggy treats, clothes and toys are great options. The MONAT Happy Pawlidays set is another great idea for dog lovers on-the-go with its bonus Doggie Weekender Bag!

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Skincare Sets
Whether its wrinkles, fine lines or age spots, your face usually shows the first signs of stress. So, how about giving your friends and family the gift of youthful skin with premium skincare products? A complete skincare routine is a great self-care gift that will help your friends look great and feel good!
Do you think you’ll be adding a self-care element to your gift-giving this year? We’d love to hear how you’re spreading helping spread positivity and happiness with your gifts. Follow us on Instagram or like us on Facebook to share your pics and ideas with us!

Halloween Hairdos From Spooky to Sexy

Try These Easy, Halloween-Ready Styles
Costumes get all the attention when Halloween approaches. But whether you’re a Wicked Witch or a Naughty Nurse on Oct. 31, no costume is complete without the right hairstyle! With Halloween creeping up fast, we’ve got just the thing for you. Check out these four Halloween hairstyles sure to complete your costume. No tricks, just treats!
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Zombie Cheerleader
While “sexier” costumes have increasingly grown in popularity, we still think there’s a place for scarier looks…while still keeping things cute! This zombie cheerleader look is a perfect example of that. It’s scary, creative, and requires the right TLC on your locks to create pin curls for that perfect “undead” look!
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The Marilyn
Halloween is an opportunity to pay homage to icons of pop culture! Few women are more iconic than Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn captured eyes and hearts with her confidence, vigor and always-perfect hair. The Marilyn Monroe is timeless, so you could probably wear it any time of year. But it’s sure to make you pop this Halloween! Plus, all you need for this look is rollers (applied to wet hair) to get the wavy look and a comb to part your hair. Hold your style in place with a flexible hairspray. We love MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Strong Flexi-Hold Hairspray with REJUVENIQE™ to keep things in place with long-lasting hold.
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Harley Quinn
Harley Quinn has enjoyed a surge in popularity (especially around Halloween) due to the recent films in which the character has been featured. Spunky and sarcastic with a heavy sprinkle of dangerous, Harley Quinn is the perfect choice for those seeking edgier costumes. Pigtails and a good dry shampoo like MONAT STUDIO ONE™ THE CHAMP™ Conditioning Dry Shampoo are all you need to achieve the ideal second-day hair to properly rep the Harley Quinn.
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Greek Goddess
Ancient Greece is known for many things, their intricate braided hairstyles and pantheon of gods among them. How about bringing both of those together this Halloween? Choosing the right braid and dress combination is an easy way to create an eye-popping costume. Plus, with so many Greek goddesses like Artemis to Aphrodite, there are plenty of options from which to choose when people ask who you’re dressed as!
Will you be trying one of these styles for Halloween? Share your pics on social with #MONATstyle! We’d love to see them!
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Glowing Skin From the Inside Out

Find Your Inner Glow Sippin’ on Smoothies
Skincare Smoothie Sunday? Yes, Please!
Skincare Smoothie Sunday is our favorite! Who doesn’t love a refreshing smoothie to start the day or as an energy boost? Fresh fruit and veggies are nature’s candy, after all…so taking advantage of their powerful impact on our skin from the inside out is a no-brainer.
If you aren’t already setting aside time each week to show yourself a little extra love from the inside out with some healthy treats—especially ones that double as an amazing boost for healthy skin—then the time is now!
When you think of skincare, you probably think of your daily routine of cleansers, essence, serums and moisturizers. Of course these are vital to obtaining and retaining healthy-looking, beautiful skin. But remember…you are what you eat! So be sure to feed your skin right!
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It’s All Good
So what is it exactly that makes a smoothie so great for your skin? There are so many benefits to feeding your glow other than the taste bud bliss.
First, you’ll be using fresh fruits and veggies, which are an incredible and natural source of vitamins and nutrients. Artificial ingredients please step away from the blender! And forget about adding any processed sugars to your blend, too. Fruit has natural sugars built right in, so no need for anything extra!
Most of the ingredients you will use are compliments of Mother Nature—and a great source of and antioxidants—something your skin will definitely thank you for. Take raspberries for example, not only can they protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, they can reduce signs of aging and help treat inflammation. Sign us up!
Nourishing your body with the essential nutrients of a homemade smoothie has never been tastier! This delicious Glowing Skin Smoothie recipe made from raspberries, dates, bananas, flax seeds is a fan fave!
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Glowing Skin Smoothie
Ingredients

  • 2 cups water (500 milliliters)
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 cups frozen raspberries
  • 6 dates
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. It’s as simple as that!
Of course you don’t have to limit your smoothies to Sundays, but it’s a great start to a new and tasty habit designed to help give you that incredible glow you’ve been craving…from the inside out!
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What’s Your Type?

Discovering your skin type
Normal. Oily. Dry. Combination. Sensitive.
No skin is created equal! So it’s important to treat yours as the unique piece of YOU that it is! Determining your skin type is imperative to having an effective skincare routine. Identifying your skin type is relatively easy with a little research. Here are a few identifying factors to help you discover the type of skin you’re in!

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Take a Closer Look
Time to grab a mirror and do a little inspecting! A good way to determine your skin type is to first wash your face. Start with a clean slate! After about 15 minutes, see where you measure up with the different skin types below.
Normal
Normal skin is smooth, soft and supple.
Pores are barely visible.
Normal skin does not feel dry or oily, rather it feels fresh after a wash.
Oily
Oily skin produces oils in the T-zone and the cheek area.
Pores are often enlarged and quite visible.
Oily skin gives a shiny look and feels slick to the touch.
Dry
Dry skin may feel tight in the morning.
It often has a dull appearance and is rough in texture.
Dry skin will often have red blotches and can feel itchy.
Combination
A little bit of this, a little bit of that! Combination skin is a mix of dry and oily.
Pores are often enlarged on your nose.
Dry skin causes your T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) to be oily, while your cheeks will be dry.
Sensitive
Sensitive skin is prone to irritation.
Pores may appear larger.
Sensitive skin has redness, itching and dryness.
Once your skin type is decided, be sure you are choosing the right skincare routine for complete care and radiance! We love Be Balanced™ Routine for Normal and Combination skin or Be Gentle™ Routine for Dry and Sensitive skin.

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The Power of Essence

Awaken your best skin with this pore perfecting miracle
You’ve heard the expression “Happy skin, happy life”, right?
Ok, well maybe that’s not the exact turn of phrase, but we totally agree that flawless skin certainly makes all well in the world!
Fine lines, large pores and a lackluster complexion have no room in your busy schedule. One way to keep skin looking and feeling its best is to work an essence into your skincare routine.
Much like your hair, skin picks up dirt and impurities in the atmosphere, which prevent it from looking as bright and youthful as it once did. Think back to a time in your life when your face looked its smoothest and brightest. An essence works to prepare your skin for the rest of your routine, helping it recapture that look with just two applications a day!

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Choosing Your Essence
If you’re a first-time user, you’ll be glad you discovered this powerful skincare must! As an ultra-gentle, beneficial lightweight liquid, an essence offers just the right blend of hydrating, skin-replenishing, and anti-aging ingredients designed to smooth and soften for brighter, more radiant skin. We love New SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™!
You can use SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™ in the morning or before bed, but for best results, it’s recommended to use it twice a day. You can enjoy the benefits of this on its own, but if used before applying REWIND™ AGE CONTROL NECTAR and BE BALANCED™ LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER, you’ll get the most pore-shrinking, skin-smoothing results!
Check out this wonder product in action:
We’d love to see your #MONATGlow after trying SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™! Share your pics on social with the #MONATSkin and #HealthySkinRevolution.
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Say Hello to The Face of Modern Nature!

Everything you need to know about MONAT Skincare
Looking your best isn’t just a routine for you, it’s a lifestyle. That’s why you invest in your #MONATstyle with premium products. It’s also why we think you’ll be blown away by the latest additions to the MONAT product line!
We’ve expanded upon our anti-aging innovations toward the BRAND-NEW skincare line! MONAT Skincare is formulated with four science-backed technologies to provide radiantly beautiful skin at any age! Are you ready for the next level of your #MONATstyle? Check out the details below!

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EYE SMOOTH™ NOURISHING EYE CREAM
Do dark circles and wrinkles around your eyes have you down? Well, we have just the thing for you! EYE SMOOTH™ NOURISHING EYE CREAM is an indulgent, cushiony cream that promotes a brighter, smoother, more youthful look around your eyes! It’s a rejuvenating cream that supports hydration and elasticity while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, puffiness, and dark circles!

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BE BALANCED™ FOAMY CLEANSER
When your skin is clean, it’s clear, soft and vibrant. Try BE BALANCED™ FOAMY CLEANSER for a refreshing cleansing experience! This cleanser washes out the impurities, environmental elements and surface oils your skin picks up throughout the day. It’ll leave your skin feeling clean and your complexion brighter!

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SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™
Are large pores and uneven skin tones an issue for you? Try this new lightweight miracle water! SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™ has just the right mix of hydrating, skin-replenishing and anti-aging ingredients to tone, condition and sooth your skin!

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BE BALANCED™ LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER
Moisturized skin is healthy skin! BE BALANCED™ LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER feeds your skin concentrated nutrients and hydration. If you have normal to combination skin and you feel you’ve lost some radiance and firmness, this moisturizer is just what you need to soften, smooth and brighten your visage!

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BERRY REFINED SCRUB™
Everyone needs a facial scrub, and this one is sweet! BERRY REFINED SCRUB™ is a 2-in-1 facial scrub that gently buffs away dull skin to smooth, soften, and reveal your natural, even-toned glow. It’s the fresh and modern multi-tasker you need to exfoliate your skin!

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REWIND™ AGE CONTROL NECTAR
We love the great outdoors, but no one can deny the number it can do on our skin. With the REWIND™ AGE CONTROL NECTAR, you can enjoy the best of what Mother Nature has to offer without worry! This supercharged serum floods the skin with a reconditioning dose of active ingredients to tackle uneven skin tones and offers 24 hours of hydration!
Are you ready to add some skincare to your self-care routine? We’d LOVE to see the results once you try out some of these amazing new products. Share your pics on social with the hashtags #MONATstyle and #MONATGlow!
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Rise, Shine & Slay

Making back to school mornings a breeze
Every minute counts in the morning, especially when you’re balancing all that your daily routine entails! Make sure you (or your little ones) make it to school before the morning bell by cutting out the extra time spent styling your hair. Check out these tips to help make back to school mornings a breeze!
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Tangle Free Mornings
A good detangler can be a lifesaver for those stubborn knots and tangles. If washing hair the night before, a detangler works great to leave hair more manageable in the morning. Plus it won’t leave your hair feeling greasy or weighed-down. Get up and go! We love MONAT Junior Gentle Detangler.
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Go Heatless
Ditch the heat styling tools and go heatless instead. With the help of a few styling products, a beautiful braid, sleek ponytail or a twisted top knot bun are stylish alternatives to messing with straighteners and curling irons in the a.m. Click here to watch a killer Twisted Top Knot come to life!
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Add Your Favorite Accessories
If you’re keeping things simple with a quick ponytail or your go-to side part in the wee morning hours, why not add some extra style by incorporating some of your favorite accessories? Try a decorative headband to top off your pony and finish the look. Or you can’t go wrong with adding some trendy barrettes with a little bling to glam up a simple side part.
Be sure to share your back to school tips on social #MONATstyle.
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Make a Statement This Fall

Fall into the season with a new pop of color
Cooler weather, outdoor festivals and pumpkin spice…all this and more make fall one of our fave seasons! Autumn is also the perfect season to embrace the power of change. All the brown and red hues are an ideal backdrop for a new do!
You can go for a minor change like highlights or lowlights—or make a bold statement with an overall color change. Whichever route you choose, let your new color be your best accessory this season!
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Face Framing Highlights
Many of us want to go darker as soon as fall rolls around. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, going just a tad lighter can really make your hair pop. And going brunette with face-framing highlights are just thing for that! First, you’ll want a very rich, brunette base before applying your highlight. Next, you’ll want to paint your lighter highlights around your face for the pop and glow effect you’re seeking. It brings the right amount attention to your face and is a fun way to lighten up your fall look without going all-in on a brighter style!
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Chocolate Brown
Cinnamon-flavored treats and scents are the first to come to mind when thinking about fall, but when it comes to your locks, we think you should consider chocolate. Insert yum here! Choosing a rich, chocolate brown shade is great if you’re looking to go a bit darker without dipping your locks all the way into the dark end of the color pool. Chocolate brown will also offer you a vibrant fall glow you can complement with the right shade of bronze makeup. Give it a shot!
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Cherry Red Ombre
Ombre has been among the hottest trends the past few years. We think it’s only fitting for you to combine this hot trend with a hot new look and color! Red is always a striking look, and you’ll have one of the season’s most eye-catching styles with this look! Warm and fun, you can complement your cherry bomb ombre hair with a variety of makeup techniques and outfits!
Be sure to share your new Fall colors on social #MONATstyle.
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Get Your Hair Fall Ready

Post-Summer Hair Repair Starts Now!
It’s time to get fab for fall!
Let’s face it, not matter how much you may think you catered to your hair over the sweltering summer days spent in the sun, sand, and sea—the season probably still did a number on your hair. Now that fall is officially on its way, it’s time to do some damage control to ensure you step into the new season with healthy, beautiful locks.

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Snip Snip Snip
Shed your summer ends with a trim! Not only will this remove any split ends and damage that may have crept up over the last few months, but it will encourage growth and look nice and crisp. Plus, who doesn’t love the feel of a fresh cut?

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Hydrate Like a Champ
Feeling thirsty? Your hair probably is. It’s time to quench your hair’s thirst with a solid hydrating mask designed to correct dry, dull, lifeless hair. A good hydration masque is a must for those broken, brittle tresses. Using one a few times a week will provide a much needed moisture surge. We love the Heavenly Hydrating Masque With REJUVENIQE S™.

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Add a Pop of Color
Ginger, Caramel Gold, Toffee and Chestnut. No, we’re not talking about our favorite flavors of cheat day dessert. We’re talking cool colors for fall! There’s nothing quite like rocking a brand new color to welcome a brand new season. If you’re planning on adding a pop of color, be sure your hair is properly prepped to avoid any damage. Try a Clarifying Shampoo to wash away any impurities or buildup. Just be sure to wash your hair 12 to 24 hours before your color. This way, your hair will be clean, but will also keep some oil in your scalp to create a protective barrier against staining or possible irritation.
Be sure to share your Fall Looks on social #MONATstyle.
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