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 sulphate, 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 lustre 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. 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 tap runs, two litres of water go down the drain? The average eight minute shower takes seventy seven litres—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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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 recognising 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 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 express 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 impurities and the object being cleaned, therefore 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 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 stabilise 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 bacteria that can grow in a product. These things can compromise the integrity of a product and 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 energises the scalp with an invigorating blend of 13+ natural plant and essential oils.
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A unique active complex that helps to strengthen and thicken hair whilst supporting natural growth.
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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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Spring is Here!
Flaunt Your Vibrant Locks All Day Long

Protect Your Hair Colour with Color Locking + Protective Spray
As we roll into April, it’s time to get outdoors and add a little colour to your daily life! With brighter weather often comes fresh new changes to our homes, our wardrobes and of course, to our hair! New cut? New colour? We say yes!
Who doesn’t love the look and feel of newly cut or coloured hair? But with the sun now peeking out from behind the clouds, you’ll want to make sure your tones stay rich and vibrant and do not fall victim to fading from the sun’s powerful rays.
We’ve got the perfect solution to keep your coloured locked down from sunrise to sunset: Color Locking + Protective Spray! This ultimate leave in UV treatment is designed to protect colour-treated hair from damage, fading and dehydration. Consider this product as one of your hair colours newest BFFs, as it adds a supplemental layer of colour protection to MONAT’s proven colour safe shampoos and conditioners.
This weightless, dual action, fine mist barrier locks in colour improving longevity and vibrancy while leaving hair softer, smoother and shinier. Plus, you will colour your hair less often and save more with Color Locking + Protective Spray!
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Why You’ll Love Color Locking + Protective Spray
  • Instant, invisible UV protection
  • Hair colour lasts longer and looks more vibrant
  • Less frizz and fewer flyaways
Plus, this magical elixir is safe for all types and textures of colour-treated and highlighted hair and is cruelty free and vegan. So before you step out into the sunny side of spring, protect your colour and bring your best hair into the sunlight this season with Color Locking + Protective Spray.
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Take Your Hair From Flat to Fabulous!

Elevate your style with NEW MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray!
As cold, dry weather comes to a close (insert jump for joy here), nothing feels better than stepping into spring with revived locks full of body and bounce! We’ve created the perfect product to breathe life back into flat strands that have fallen victim to the relentless winter weather. NEW MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray offers the haircare experience you need to enhance volume at the roots, creating lasting body, fullness and touchably soft hair.
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Get to Know MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray
Looking for lift that lasts all day? We’ve got you covered! This powerful liquid spray is packed with actives designed to help provide long-lasting lift and volume, improve hair density, enhance volume at the roots and keep hair from falling flat throughout the day.
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Easy to Use
As a Step 2 Style product, MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray is designed to be applied after cleansing and conditioning with your favourite MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner. Just spray on damp hair and work from roots to ends, brushing through to ensure even distribution. Style as usual and enjoy your style full of body and bounce all day!
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Perfect Pairings
The good news is you can use MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray with any MONAT Shampoo and Conditioner. For the most voluminous results, we recommend pairing it with Volumizing Revive™ Shampoo and Volumizing Revitalize™ Conditioner. Here’s a quick overview:
Volumizing Revive™ Shampoo
A gentle cleanser that gives life to thin, flat hair. Features unique ingredients that strengthen from roots to ends without weighing down the hair.
Volumizing Revitalize™ Conditioner
A lightweight, volumising conditioner that transforms fine and limp hair with vital nutrients.
Ready to step into spring with enviable bounce in your step and hair? Then reach for your newest haircare essential, MONAT STUDIO ONE™ Volume & Lift Spray and add it to your styling routine today.
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Turn heads with gorgeous lashes and brows!

The eyes are the window to the soul.
Make an Unforgettable First Impression
Your eyes play a huge role in first impressions because they are generally the first feature people notice when they meet you.
Long Lashes Mean Major Eye Appeal
Long lashes are a universal symbol of beauty. Full, lush lashes exude sex appeal and youthfulness. Many feel that long lashes increase their self-esteem. Why? Because when we look good, our confidence is boosted and we feel better about ourselves! Want to turn heads each time you step out the door? Emphasise your eyebrows and eyelashes!
Boast Those Brows
Eyebrows have been in the spotlight more than ever recently and there’s a reason why. Thick, full, well-groomed eyebrows frame the eyes and highlight your best features. The right eyebrow shape can brighten your appearance and make you look more youthful, as well as draw more attention to your eyes…and to you. In fact, strong brows will turn heads faster than you can blink an eye!
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Not everyone is born with full, luscious eyebrows or long, luxurious eyelashes. But you can take steps to help your brows fill in and help your eyelashes grow longer by using a serum.
We love Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum by MONAT™. This easy to use serum contains clinically proven Capixyl™, which helps to increase the strength and condition of brows and lashes. It also contains Fision KeraVeg18, a vegetable-based alternative to animal keratin which helps to strengthen and improve the lustre of lashes and brows.
The Proof is in the Results
Dr. Amy Ross of MONAT’s Scientific Advisory Board states, “Replacing natural oils with Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum by MONAT™ will help make the lashes more healthy and therefore resilient. They also may appear more full.”
Here is what a 28-day study of 50 healthy female participants had to say about Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum by MONAT™:
100% of the participants said the product provided shinier lashes and brows.
94% of the participants said the product improved their lashes and brows flexibility and strength.
90% of the participants said the product intensified the look of their lashes and brows.
88% of the participants said they have healthier lashes and brows.
86% of the participants said they experienced fuller looking lashes after using the product.
84% of the participants said the product hydrates the skin at the lash line and brows.
82% of the participants said they have thicker lashes and brows.
Learn more about Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum by MONAT™ here.
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Self-Care for Him

Self-Care Tips for Men!
Gentlemen, self-care isn’t just for the ladies anymore! The term “self-care” may most commonly be associated with women wearing mint masks with cucumbers on their eyes, more than ever men are making time to take care of themselves. Self-care not only helps you look good, but it can also be essential in boosting your energy and overall confidence. Let’s take a look at easy ways you can add self-care into your routine!
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Eat Well
Eating well to ensure you’re getting all of your essential nutrients is an easy way to inject daily self-care into your routine. The hustle and bustle of our careers and family obligations make it easy to swing by the nearest fast food restaurant for a quick meal rather than making something healthy and we’ve all noticed that those heavy meals often leave us feeling sluggish. A diet incorporating plenty of fruits and vegetables not only helps avoid that sluggish feeling, but you’ll also have more energy and confidence for your next big meeting, family event or new date.
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Take Walks, Hikes & Bike Rides
Exercise is another simple way men can take care of themselves. Regular exercise gives you a boost of energy that carries you through the week and the confidence you need for the weekend! There’s truth to the saying, “when you look good, you feel good,” and exercising helps ensure you look good. Plus, the endorphins released during exercise trigger positive feelings in the body and can reduce pain and stress. Finding a workout you enjoy, and doing it regularly is an essential part of every self-care routine.
Make Downtime Your Time
Men who are always on the go often miss opportunities to unwind in those rare downtime moments. Use those in between times to invest in mindfulness and reflection. You can still do something enjoyable like sitting in a park reading a good book or even listening to relaxing music.
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Invest In Skincare
Skincare is also often associated only with women, but the truth is, it’s important for everyone. A simple skincare routine keeps you looking youthful, which will also add to your confidence. MONAT FOR MEN™ offers three skincare products perfect for any man who wants a simple routine with great results.
Everyone deserves to look good and feel good, and self-care for men has never been more essential or more convenient for men on the go!
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Which Hair Masque Is Right For Me?

Show your dry winter locks some love with the perfect hair masque!
As we slowly make our way through the last of the winter months, (warm weather, we miss you!) it’s important to make sure you take the proper steps to show your dry winter hair some extra love! Most hair masques work in similar ways. However, different formulations provide different levels of nourishment, moisture and hydration, whilst others help mend or repair damaged hair. Applying a masque during your weekly routine is a quick and easy way to add some extra moisture, hydration, and nourishing repair into your locks.
With so many products on the market, choosing the right masque may feel overwhelming. So how do you know which is the best choice for your hair? Well, it really all depends on what your hair needs! We’ve made it simple for you. Here’s a quick reference chart of our faves you can use to decide what’s best for your hair.
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Who needs it? Slightly dry hair
Benefits: Provides a light nourishing moisture treatment
Formulated with: REJUVENIQE® & Amino Acid Complex
Usage: Once or twice a week
How it Works: This rich hair masque provides nourishing moisture replenishment to restore hair to its soft, silky condition.
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Who needs it? Slightly dry, lightly damaged hair
Benefits: Delivers light hydration and moisturisation and helps minimise frizz and split ends
Formulated with: REJUVENIQE®
Usage: Once or twice a week
How it Works: This repairing and hydrating masque penetrates moisture-starved hair and nurtures the scalp. It infuses essential moisture and delivers vital nutrients to help eliminate frizz and reduce split ends, leaving your hair silky, more manageable and youthful-looking.
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Who needs it? Severely damaged, over-processed hair
Benefits: Fixes breakage, strengthens, softens
Formulated with: FIBER RESCUE™, REJUVENIQE S™
Usage: Once or twice a week or every day if hair is extremely damaged or shampooed daily
How it Works: This nutrient-rich masque delivers a total transformation from the inside out by nourishing, restructuring, rebuilding, and strengthening each individual hair strand, providing hair repair and fibre reconstruction. It also seals and reinforces the newly reconstructed cuticle layer with a defensive shield to help prevent breakage and split ends.
Still not certain which masque is the best fit for you? Click to take the MONAT Hair Quiz and receive product recommendations specifically for your hair needs!
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All the Feels!

How Life is Better (and Healthier) with a Pet by Your Side
Owning a pet can be a big responsibility, but there are some significant health benefits to opening your home to a furry, feathered or fishy friend! Here’s a few ways how life can be better (and healthier) with a pet by your side.
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Pets Help You Stay Active
Calling all dog lovers! Dogs are one of the top pets that require daily exercise to stay fit and healthy. Walks around the neighbourhood or playtime in parks keep their bodies in shape and their minds sharp. That’s good news for them but even better news for you! When you join your furry friend on a walk, you’re also burning calories and raising your heart rate. And don’t forget when it’s time for a post-play bath, consider a sulphate-free dog shampoo. We love MONAT PET™ Gentle Cleansing Dog Wash.
Owning a Pet Has Proven Health Benefits
There are positive benefits to owning a pet that go well beyond a walk or a run. Research has shown that owning a pet helps reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Watching your pet at play or just spending time with them helps you feel calmer and less stressed. The sensation of petting your dog or cat can reduce levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, whilst raising levels of serotonin, the chemical in our brain that helps us to feel good. Isn’t that awesome?
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Pets Offer Companionship & Can Make Us More Social
It’s often said that pets offer unconditional love and can forge an unbreakable connection with you, which speaks to how much they can enrich our lives. They really are our best friends! Owning a pet also offers opportunities to get out and be social. They give you additional points of contact for conversations, and creates opportunities to build connections with other pet owners. You have a lot of things in common, anyway! Whether you’re exchanging training advice or sharing happy moments, your experiences with your pets offer new ways to connect with others, which is big boost to your emotional health.
Pets Teach Us to Be Better People
You pet’s well-being depends on the level of care and attention you give them. That kind of responsibility can give your life meaning and purpose. The daily routine of caring for a pet may feel like a chore at times, but it allows you to create structure and stability. While cats and dogs are the most popular types of pets, any domesticated animal from birds and lizards to horses and rabbits, can increase our emotional, mental, and physical health. Share your life and your love, and you’ll reap the rewards.
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Stellar Skincare Tips for Men

It’s time to put your best face forward!
Hey fellas!
We know you care about your skin just as much as the ladies. And we also know it can be a bit intimidating when it comes to choosing the right products and routines, especially if you’re a skincare novice. Well, no need to worry. We’re here to help with some basic tips and products you need for a simple, daily skincare routine. So get ready to bring out healthy-looking skin that feels refreshed and will have you glowing from the inside out!
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Drink Up

Water is an incredible tool to rid the body and skin of toxins. It also serves to plump the skin, prevent premature ageing, reduce puffiness and bloating, helps keep the skin clear, and give an overall improved complexion. So be sure to get your eight glasses a day because hydrated skin is happy skin!
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Cleanse

Kick your skincare routine off with the perfect cleanser. This is the first step to refreshed, glowing skin that ensures you always put your best face forward. Ideal for daily use and all skin types, MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Wash is an invigorating and luxurious facial gel wash crafted to cleanse deeply whilst refreshing the skin.
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Scrub

Once your face is squeaky clean, you’ll want to reach for a product that scrubs away dead skin cells and prepares the skin for a smooth, clean shave. Try MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Scrub This creamy, micro-exfoliating, multipurpose facial scrub helps to remove dead skin cells and energises the skin. Plus it provides a cooling, refreshing experience that’ll leave you ready to face the day.
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Moisturise

The finishing touch of your daily skincare routine is always to moisturise. Not only does a quality moisturiser hydrate the skin, but it helps protect it from all of the environmental stressors you face every day. We love MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Face Moisturizer for ultimate daily hydration.
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Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen

Listen up…and we can’t stress this enough. Get yourself familiar with a quality SPF because you will be applying it every single day. Those UV rays from the sun are incredibly damaging and do a fantastic job of ageing your skin if left unprotected. Keep wrinkles at bay by applying Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30. This broad-spectrum, mineral sunscreen contains a skin-loving mix of potent, effective antioxidants and skin-restoring, hydrating ingredients.
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Get Your Healthy Living Journey Back on Track!

Simple steps to feeling your best in 2021
Now that we’ve kissed 2020 goodbye and welcomed 2021 with open arms, it’s time to officially get back to feeling your best, both mentally and physically. We’ve got just the right steps to create a lifestyle that centres on health from the inside out as you make your way into 2021.
Drink Up
Prioritise staying hydrated by drinking a lot of water! Not only will it help cleanse your system but it will wake your body up and flush any toxins out. Remember, 6 – 8 glasses of fluid a day is what you’re aiming to drink.
Get Moving
It’s time to refocus on your motivation and factor exercise back into your healthy living routine. Start with three to four days of exercise a week to get your body moving and back on track. No need to stick to the boring ol’ treadmill either. There are lots of activities that can be done safely outdoors, as long as the weather allows, such as kickboxing, running, and yoga.
Opt for a Rainbow of Foods
Fruits and veggies and nutrient-dense foods, oh my! Dr. Agin, MONAT Scientific Advisory Board member, advises to eat a balanced diet: hydrate yourself and eat nutrient-dense foods (with the greatest amount and variety of nutrients) and minimal processed foods. Try filling your plate with a spectrum of colours found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Think fresh leafy greens, deep blue and red berries and bright veggies. Better food choices like this will help you get glowing again from the inside out.
Catch Your Zzzs
Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep! To ensure your body recovers, heals and functions at an optimum level, do your best to not only tuck in early, but be sure to turn off all devices, screens or other distractions about an hour before you plan to go to sleep. This allows your mind to start calming down and unwinding from a day of constant activity.
Getting back on track in the new year is easy. With a little bit of commitment and planning, you’ll be on your way to your healthiest, happiest you in no time!
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