It’s National Clean Beauty Day!

Would you sacrifice your health for the sake of beauty? Thanks to the rise in safer ingredient standards, you don’t have to. Today is National Clean Beauty Day and the perfect day to learn what it means, and how you can make the switch to “cleaner” products.
If you follow beauty brands on social media, chances are good you’ve heard the term “clean beauty” at least once. But what exactly does it mean? Clean beauty products are made without ingredients shown to harm human health.
Make the switch from “dirty” to “clean.”
Clean beauty is about awareness. It means making a conscious effort to use ingredients that are deemed safe for public consumption. With a lack of regulation in the United States, it’s up to you – the consumer – to be well versed in what you’re layering on your skin or applying to your hair.
Did you know formaldehyde, used in cosmetics as a preservative, is a known carcinogen, and is often found in creams and haircare treatments? Formaldehyde can also trigger allergies and weaken the immune system. Instead of sabotaging your health for frizz-free locks, consider a healthier hair care regimen to tame your mane. MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Frizz-Fix Smoothing Hair Primer is a great pre-styling treatment that helps control frizz, and defends against humidity, for long-lasting definition, shine, and smoothness.
When it comes to skincare, not all cleansers are created equal. MONAT Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser, Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser, and BE PURIFIED™ Clarifying Cleanser are designed to clean and hydrate skin without toxic ingredients. They are made with the finest naturally based ingredients for a renewed, healthy-looking, youthful complexion. If you’re looking for a safer alternative to retinol, Botanic Bakuchiol Vegan Retinol Alternative Lotion contains plant-derived ingredients that have been clinically proven to prevent fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, and is safe for daily use.
If you’re keen on going clean, switching to a safer sunscreen is also a good idea—especially one rich in mineral-based zinc oxide. Reach for Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30. The vegan formula offers serious daily physical sun protection and nourishment. Zinc oxide gives you broad spectrum protection from UVB and UVA rays, meaning your skin is getting the best sun protection possible.
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Protect Your Skin: Expert Summer Skincare Tips

Dr. Amy S. Ross offers her advice for healthy summer skin
The sun is shining and you’re ready to head outside for some relaxation under the warm rays. But before you go, your summer skincare routine remains a top priority.
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We asked Dr. Amy S. Ross, MD, FAAD, FACMS, board-certified dermatologist, and member of the MONAT Scientific Advisory Board for her best advice to help keep skin protected and healthy-looking all summer long.
“A solid skincare routine should apply to all seasons and all climates,” says Dr. Ross. “With that said, there are a couple of changes one might consider when transitioning from winter to summer.”
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Moisturize Daily
“Despite the weather being hot and humid, you still need to moisturize,” says Dr. Ross. “Even if your skin feels oily, moisturizing is a must.” BE PURIFIED™ Oil-Free Moisturizer is a lightweight formula to help keep skin’s outer layer nourished without feeling heavy. Dr. Ross also recommends using Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30 after moisturizing.
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Apply Vitamin C Serum
“Vitamin C is great year-round, but all the more important in the summer,” says Dr. Ross. C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum is a supercharged 15% vitamin C serum featuring powerful antioxidants to help brighten and enhance your complexion. C. Radiance™ glides on and absorbs easily, working rapidly to create a healthy, youthful-looking glow.
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Exfoliate
Summertime is the season to slough away dead skin via exfoliating. Dr. Ross suggests incorporating exfoliation into your daily routine. Berry Refined Scrub™ is a 2-in-1 exfoliator mask that gently buffs and removes dead skin cells to reveal more even-toned, glowing skin.
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Stay in the Shade
Skincare experts recommend wearing sun-protective clothing, wide-brim hats, and sunglasses in the sun. Reduce your entire body’s exposure to direct sunlight by sitting under an umbrella, and avoid midday sun to avoid overexposure and sunburn.
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Stay Hydrated
“Hydration is always important for our skin, but even more so in the summer,” says Dr. Ross. Drinking eight glasses of water a day provides great results and can help the skin recover from sunburn.
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SPF, SPF, SPF
“Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every couple of hours, so make sure to pack extra for long summer days outdoors,” says Dr. Ross. She recommends a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher on all exposed skin—and don’t forget to apply it to your hands, feet, ears, and lips.
Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30 is made with mineral-rich zinc oxide, hyaluronic acid, botanicals, and antioxidants. Its hydrating formula provides the skin an extra veil of sun protection. Pro Tip: Set an alarm on your phone to remind you to reapply.
Learn more about Dr. Ross’ recommended MONAT Skincare products at the link below and ensure your skin stays protected and healthy-looking this summer.
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Summer Haircare Must-Haves

Treat your hair right this summer with these three essentials!
While you’re making the most of what warm weather days have to offer, it’s important to keep the products you need handy to ensure you look your best for every occasion. Here are the three must-have products you need to treat your hair right this summer!
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There’s no better way to flaunt your bold summer hues than with Color Locking + Protective Spray. This potent UV leave-in treatment is designed to protect color-treated hair from damage, fading, and dehydration while also improving longevity and vibrancy.
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Nothing ruins a great hair day more than knots and tangles. Fortunately, we’ve got the remedy you need: Unknot Detangler. This summer must-have leaves hair feeling soft, detangled, and conditioned while offering frizz control. Perfect for use before the pool or beach. Ensure knotty locks play nice all summer long!
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Give your hair an extra dose of moisture with Restore™ Leave-In Conditioner. This nourishing leave-in conditioner is designed to tame frizz and flyaways by restoring essential ingredients, leaving your hair feeling silky and supple. Restore what’s naturally and beautifully yours.
It’s time to enjoy the best of summer while making every day your best hair day!
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Celebrate Dad in Style This Father’s Day

Help him look his best with the perfect products for skin and hair!
Father’s Day is a time to properly celebrate all dads! What better way to ensure he looks his best each day than gifting him with the best skincare and haircare products in the game?
Skincare For Him
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Healthy-looking skin will boost Dad’s confidence factor up and over the charts! Lucky for him, a proper skincare routine is simple. Have him try MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Wash for an invigorating cleanse each morning that works to promote a healthy complexion, leaving skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
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A proper cleanse should always be followed with a proper moisturizer. We love MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Moisturizer! Dad will enjoy a cooling and refreshing experience with all-day hydration when he uses this lightweight, non-greasy formula that also protects against environmental aggressors.
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A great skincare routine always goes the extra mile! A micro-exfoliant like MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Scrub is a multipurpose facial scrub that removes dead skin cells; prepares the skin for a smooth, clean shave; and helps the complexion look brighter while energizing the skin and providing a cooling, refreshing experience!
Haircare for Him
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A handsome man knows the power of a healthy-looking head of hair! Treat Dad to MONAT BLACK Shampoo + Conditioner for a two-in-one experience that cleanses and conditions, while supporting the natural regrowth of hair.
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Take Care & Enjoy Winning Summer Hair!

5 tips to protect your hair and look your best all summer
Sun worshippers rejoice!
Summer is around the corner and it’s time for some of our favorite things: beach and pool days, barbecues, hikes, and endless outdoor adventure! But remember that fun in the sun can do a not-so-fun number on your hair. We’ve got you covered with 5 tips to help you protect your hair and look your best this summer!
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Use The Right Conditioner
Switching your haircare products is essential to keeping your hair looking its best—especially during the summer. Hair tends to dry out and frizz more from ocean water, chlorine, and hours in the sun. We recommend using a smoothing conditioner to fight frizz and keep your locks looking lovely as you lounge poolside.
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Get a Fresh Haircut
Trimming your hair for the summer isn’t just about having a trendy new look for the season. A haircut helps ensure you rid your hair of split ends. Plus, a new do makes your hair more manageable as you head outdoors.
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Wear Your Favorite Hat
Hats aren’t just a fun, fashionable way to shade your eyes and skin from the sun. They also provide your hair and scalp an extra layer of protection from damaging UV rays. While your favorite baseball cap or wide brim straw hat won’t offer total protection, they are trendy, easy ways to support your overall hair health. P.S. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
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Rinse Before Swimming
Chlorinated water is powerful and can strip away the natural oil that coats and protects the shiny layer of your hair. Avoid the damage and dry, dull, locks by rinsing your hair with cool water before taking a dip.
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Avoid Hair Dehydration
There’s no better way to flood your hair with essential moisture than by using a hair mask. Hair masks offer the moisture and hydration you need to keep your locks soft and shiny.
Follow these tips and make the most of what could be your best summer yet!
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Ready For Healthy-Looking Skin in 5 Easy Steps?
Skincare should be a vital part of your daily routine. Afterall, proper skincare means that fresh, glowing skin is not only attainable but manageable—so there’s no reason you can’t handle your handsome! Here are five easy steps to keep your skin on point in just minutes a day.
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#1 Cleanse Twice Daily
MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Wash provides an invigorating cleanse to perk your skin right up each morning! This luxurious gel promotes a healthy complexion while leaving skin feeling fresh and hydrated. For optimum results, use again before bed.
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#2 Moisturize Twice Daily
Never underestimate the magic of a good moisturizer. MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Moisturizer is a lightweight, non-greasy formula that helps protect against environmental aggressors. You’ll enjoy a cooling and refreshing experience with all-day hydration. Apply in the morning and before bed to stay moisturized while you sleep.
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#3 Exfoliate
Cleansing is a must, but it’s always a good idea to take the extra time to exfoliate, too. Remove the buildup of dead skin cells with MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Scrub. This creamy, micro-exfoliant is ideal for use in the shower once or twice a week, and prepares your skin for a smooth, clean shave.
#4 Drink Up!
Ready to see your skin glow? Then grab your water and starting drinking! Dry skin equals a breeding ground for not only a lackluster complexion but wrinkles and unbalanced skin tones. Water is your skin’s best friend, so work in at least eight glasses a day.
#5 Get Your Sleep
Did you know as you sleep, your skin is able to focus on repair? Aim for 7–8 hours of sleep to ensure your skin can repair and rejoice in the morning!
Skincare doesn’t have to be complicated, and incorporating these steps into your day is an easy way to stay ahead of the game. Click below to learn more about these skincare products created especially for men.
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Hello Sunshine, Hello Sunscreen

Protect your skin as you head outside for some well-deserved sunshine
Nothing beats a day spent outdoors taking in the fresh air and sunshine! In honor of National Sunscreen Day on May 28, we want to remind you about the importance of protecting your skin as you head outside this summer!
Do I Really Need Sunscreen?
Absolutely! Even in not-so-sunny climates, applying sunscreen on a daily basis is the best choice. The sun contains powerful UVA/UVB rays that can cause damage to the skin, different types of skin cancer, age spots, wrinkles, and more. You’ll want to apply it generously throughout the day (if spending time outside) or apply after your moisturizer in the morning for regular daily protection.
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Which Sunscreen is For Me?
With so many options these days, it’s important to ensure the sunscreen you choose is not only offers the protection you need, but is a safe formula that won’t irritate your skin or the environment.
We love Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30! This easy-to-apply sunscreen provides SPF 30 and is a lightweight, creamy blend of mineral-rich zinc oxide. Plus, its Reef-Safe formula is approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
As a broad-spectrum mineral sunscreen, Sun Veil™ is also provides a skin-loving mix of potent, effective antioxidants, and skin-restoring, hydrating ingredients. Plus, its vegan formula offers serious daily physical sun protection and nourishment.
The Perks of Sun Veil
  • Broad-spectrum, mineral-based sunscreen
  • Lightweight, fast-absorbing, non-nano zinc oxide lotion
  • Skin Cancer Foundation approved for daily use
  • Ideal for all skin types and skin tones
  • Protects against harmful UVA/UVB rays
  • Reef-Safe Formula
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How To Use Sun Veil™
  1. Apply to face every morning 15 minutes prior to sun exposure, after your MONAT moisturizer, and prior to makeup application.
  2. Apply two pumps of sunscreen and gently rub in the palm of your hands.
  3. Massage evenly onto your face until fully absorbed.
  4. Apply one additional pump of sunscreen and gently rub in the palm of your hands.
  5. Massage evenly onto your neck and décolletage until fully absorbed apply it daily.
Click below to learn more about Sun Veil™ and get ready to enjoy some sunshine!
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MONAT Takes Home Two Stevie® Awards at the 19th Annual American Business Awards®

Healthy-aging haircare, skincare, and wellness innovator brings home one gold and one bronze Stevie® Award in 2021.
MIAMI –(BUSINESS WIRE)– Global healthy-aging haircare, skincare, and wellness innovator MONAT Global Corp. (MONAT), received two Stevie® Awards at the 19th Annual American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the United States. More than 250 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie® Award winners.
“I am proud that Ray has been recognized once again by the Stevie® Awards for outstanding leadership.”
― Stuart MacMillan, President MONAT Global
MONAT won the following awards:

  • Nomination: MONAT Global CEO Ray Urdaneta
    Category: Entrepreneur of the Year – Retail
    Status: Gold Stevie® Winner
  • Nomination: MONAT Global
    Category: Company of the Year – Retail – Large
    Status: Bronze Stevie® Winner
“2020 was a difficult year globally for most retail, but MONAT was prepared and able to find the silver lining to continue the momentum from our growth in 2019 because we had the tools and community in place to motivate our independent sales force of Market Partners,” says Ray Urdaneta, CEO and Co-Founder of MONAT Global. “MONAT is only six years old, and the success MONAT has experienced is a testament to our incredible team. Being recognized by the U.S. premier business awards is impactful to our business, and I am thrilled that MONAT has earned this recognition.”
MONAT achieved remarkable milestones in 2020, including its expansion from haircare and skincare into wellness products. The rollout of MONAT Wellness—a five-piece, custom-formulated, and scientifically backed collection—sold a record-breaking $10 million in its first 24 hours, nearly three times the brand’s first-day projection and 10 percent of its aggressive first-year forecast. The Miami-based global brand attributes its rapid growth to its effective products, VIP customers, and its independent sales force, known as Market Partners.
“I am proud that Ray has been recognized once again by the Stevie® Awards for outstanding leadership,” says Stuart MacMillan, President at MONAT Global. “His success story shows that hard work pays off, and I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this award.”
For a complete list of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie® Award winners by category, visit the ABA website here. Winners will be recognized in June at a virtual ceremony.
Follow MONAT on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and YouTube. Additional information about the company can be found at its website, www.monatglobal.com.
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie® Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, the German Stevie® Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie® Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie® Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie® Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie® Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie® Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevie® Awards recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie® Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.
Sponsors of the 2021 American Business® include John Hancock, Melissa Sones Consulting, and SoftPro.
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Green Is Beautiful

Help Create & Sustain A Cleaner, Safer Planet With A Green Beauty Routine
The TLC of our home planet is something that touches each of our lives. As we face environmental challenges on a daily basis, it is imperative to be aware of the things we can each do to help contribute to a more sustainable, cleaner, and safer planet.
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Sustainable living is an attempt to reduce our use of the Earth’s natural resources and personal resources. Believe it or not, there are small things you can do each day that make a big difference in this ongoing mission. Creating a Green Beauty Routine is just one of the ways. Here are a few small things you can do to create a Green Beauty Routine and make a difference.
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Check Your Labels
It’s always a good idea to educate yourself on what ingredients your beauty products contain. Much like the food we put in our bodies, it is smart to avoid certain chemicals or processed ingredients. Keep an eye out for parabens and phthalates, which may be toxic when absorbed in high doses. Another additive to watch out for is sodium lauryl sulfate, a common source of skin allergens. These chemicals can wreak havoc on both you and the environment.
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Make Plant Oils Your New Best Friend
Oils are packed with antioxidants which fight free radicals and help reverse the effects of sun damage. Using plant oils on a daily basis is good for your skin and hair. Due to the decrease in the body’s own oil production as we age, fine lines and wrinkles appear, and hair loses its luster and bounce. These oils help replenish what has been lost and since they are not water-based, they don’t need any type of synthetic preservative or added chemicals. This makes them pure, safe, and one of the best sources of hydration and repair.
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Don’t Waste Your Beauty Products
Be sure to squeeze as much as you can out of your beauty products. A wringer like the one used for toothpaste works exceptionally well at squeezing every last drop out of your MONAT products. After all, you don’t want to throw away product you can easily use!
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Stay Conscious of Your Water Use
Did you know every minute the faucet runs, two gallons of water go down the drain? The average eight-minute shower dumps 17 gallons—so making a conscious effort while washing dishes, brushing your teeth, and taking a shower can make a difference.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Learn how reducing, reusing, and recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources, here.
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Ready to help?
As part of the MONAT Sustainability initiative, we’re proud to introduce the MONAT Recycling Program—in partnership with TerraCycle®.* The MONAT Recycling Program offers a simple, environmentally conscious solution for the disposal of the empty packaging of all your favorite MONAT products. To find out more on how to get involved in this incredible program HERE.

*Available in the contiguous USA

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The Power of Naturally Based

Get to Know What Makes MONAT Products Naturally Based
MONAT ingredients are naturally based, safe, and pure. But with other brands recognizing the power of botanical oils, you may wonder how MONAT is different. The answer rests in our rich formulations that make these naturally based ingredients work in harmony with each other, combining and reacting to pump up their natural properties to take MONAT to the next level. Here’s an inside look explaining the power behind our naturally based formulas, some key ingredients, and the science behind MONAT.
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Q: What does naturally based mean?
A: At MONAT, naturally based means we strive to use ingredients that are considered “close to the source.” Our naturally based ingredients include high-quality botanical extracts, essential oils, and vitamins in effective formulations. MONAT blends natural ingredients with surfactants (for cleansing products), emulsifiers (for creams and lotions), and preservatives (for a product that is free of contaminants and safe to use).
Q: Are MONAT products all-natural?
A: Technically no. But it’s important to clarify the difference between “all-natural” and “naturally based.” The all-natural category requires the use of natural preservatives whose safety has not been substantiated or the complete lack of preservatives altogether. The absence of preservatives also means the products would have a very limited shelf life and would need refrigerated. Items would need to be expressed shipped and cold-packed, making the products quite cost prohibitive.
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Other Important Terms to Know
To better understand the science behind naturally based products, let’s review a few terms mentioned earlier that play a large part in the process of creating MONAT products: surfactant, emulsifiers, and preservatives.
Surfactants
A surfactant is any ingredient which reduces the surface tension between water and another liquid. One of the functions of surfactant is to cleanse. A surfactant puts itself between dirt and the object being cleaned, thus separating the two and allowing for easy rinsing. It’s what makes your cleansers, body washes, and bubble baths foam and bubble. Some surfactants are also known as detergents and there are mild cleansers and harsh cleansers. At MONAT, we use the gentlest and safest surfactant blends possible to effectively cleanse. Without surfactants, our products wouldn’t bubble or foam.
It’s also important to note there are good surfactants and bad surfactants. SLS, which is noted as a bad surfactant and linked to possible disease, is something you will never see in any MONAT products.
Emulsifiers
An emulsifier is what “marries” oil and water, making it a cream. An emulsion is created when fine droplets of a liquid are dispersed in a second liquid. Both liquids do not mix on their own and must be held together using an emulsifier. Emulsifying is done by slowly adding one ingredient to another while simultaneously mixing rapidly. This disperses and suspends tiny droplets of one liquid through another. The two liquids would quickly separate again if an emulsifier were not added. Emulsifiers are liaisons between the two liquids and serve to stabilize the mixture.
Preservatives
When it comes to beauty care products, preservatives are a good thing! Preservatives are added to skin, hair, and body care products because they protect the product and the consumer from the many types of mold, bacteria, yeast and fungus that can grow in a product. These things can compromise the integrity of a product—make it separate or smell bad. Most companies use a blend of preservatives to protect against a wide range of contaminants, and these blends of preservatives provide broad spectrum protection. The approximate total preservative blend used in MONAT products is less than 1% of the total formulation, are a natural alternative to synthetic, and are non-toxic to the consumer.
Key Ingredients
Here are a few of our main key ingredients that place MONAT products in a league of their own.
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A pure, multitasking elixir ideal for normal to thick hair and normal to dry skin. REJUVENIQE® nourishes and energizes the scalp with an invigorating blend of 13+ natural plant and essential oils.
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Capixyl™
A unique active complex that helps to strengthen and thicken hair while supporting natural growth.
Procataline™
Procataline™
Featuring pea extract, this high-tech blend supports the appearance of healthy, younger-looking hair by helping to protect your tresses from environmental factors.
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A powerful ingredient that helps preserve the natural pigmentation of the hair and keeps strands protected and strong.
Is naturally based better?
YES! Naturally based means you get the best of both worlds: products with ingredients that are as close to the source as possible and products that are blended in effective and safe formulations. We will continue to use only high-quality botanicals, essential oils, and vitamins in MONAT formulations to ensure you receive the most benefit of what the earth has to offer!
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