New Year, New Routine!

Choose Your 2020 Skincare Routine
The new year is around the corner which means that it’s resolution time! New Year’s Resolutions are generally about making healthier lifestyle choices like working out more, eating healthily and generally taking more time for self-care. We’re definitely believers in making healthy lifestyle choices. Healthy ageing occurs from the inside out, and MONAT Skincare perfectly complements your “new year, new you” lifestyle choices! Let’s take a look at how MONAT Skincare routines will help you put your best face forward in 2020!

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Cleanse
Clean skin is clear skin. Nothing draws impurities out like our Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser and Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser! Each of these cleansers purify and soothe your skin for the clean, soft, smooth skin you deserve. For best results, choose Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser if you have dry, sensitive skin or Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser for normal and combination skin.

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Prepare
Perfect skin begins with perfect pores. If you want perfect pores in 2020, you’ll have to find your essence. MONAT Skin Revitalizing Essence™ is a lightweight, hydrating miracle water that prepares your skin for MONAT Skincare products. Skin Revitalizing Essence™ features the ideal blend of hydrating, skin-replenishing and anti-ageing ingredients to leave your skin looking smoother, softer and brighter in 2020!

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Target
Turn back the clock with supercharged serum! Rewind™ Age Control Nectar helps correct and transform your skin, reversing the signs of ageing. Rewind™ Age Control Nectar is a fast absorbing serum that reduces age spots, fine lines and wrinkles to revitalise dull-looking complexions!

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Replenish
Before you finish, replenish. The right replenishing moisturiser infuses your skin with nourishment and nutrients that provide everyday hydration. Be Gentle™ Nourishing Moisturizer and Be Balanced™ Lightweight Moisturizer are your go-to moisturisers to unlock and maintain your shine. Like Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser, Be Gentle™ Nourishing Moisturizer is ideal for anyone with dry, sensitive skin. Be Balanced™ Lightweight Moisturizer is ideal for normal and combination skin!
Are you ready to make 2020 your healthiest year yet? We hope the Be Gentle™ Routine or the Be Balanced™ Routine are part of your journey! Happy New Year!
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Festive Season Ready Hair

Styles for dinner parties, festive parties & everything in between!
The festive season is in full swing! If you’re like most of us, that means you’re juggling multiple parties and events all month long. While we love nothing more than getting dolled up from head to toe to bask in the festive glow, this can be a lot of work! Especially because coming up with fun, new festive hair styles can be a bit tough. Don’t worry, though, this is why we’re here! Here are 3 cute styles to carry you through the remainder of the season!
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Half Up Festive Hair
Half up hair styles are a cute way to mix things up for the festive season…plus it’s a SUPER versatile style. Whether you’re headed to dinner or an office party, this look just works! Best of all, this style is easy to create yourself, and all you need is a good flexible-hold hairspray to keep it in place!
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Side Swept Curls
We love curly styles and side swept curls is one of our FAVOURITE ‘dos! Make this style yours by combing a deep side parting into your hair to add fullness and depth to your look. The cooling winter weather can be tough on curls, so you may want to try the new MONAT Super Nourish™ Oil Crème Duo to infuse locks with additional moisture and make this style POP!
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Fishtail Braids
The great thing about braids is they’re always fashionable. But you don’t just want to be fashionable at your next festive party—you want to standout! A nice fishtail braid is a great way to do that. It’s as cute as it is elegant, and that’s just what we want to be this festive season.
Do you think you’ll be trying one of these styles for the holidays? We’d LOVE to see it! Share your picks on social with #MONATstyle!
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To Gift it or to Keep it…That is the Question

Say Hello to 3 New Skincare Products!
December is here…and that means it’s time to fully embrace the spirit and traditions of the festive period! That means fun Christmas jumper contests, mince pies, festive lights and carols, and of course, working on your shopping list.
December is the most wonderful time of the year and it just got even better! MONAT have released THREE new skincare products, and we’re already in love! Whether you’re shopping for loved ones or yourself, these products are set to light up the festive period.

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30 Second Miracle™ Instant Perfector
If you don’t believe in festive miracles, you surely will once you try this amazing new product! 30 Second Miracle™ Instant Perfector reduces fine lines, dark circles and puffiness in the blink of an eye! Results last 6 to 12 hours, and best of all, this miracle worker is portable so you can show your best face anywhere you go! This little miracle-worker makes an amazing stocking filler for your friends and family—or as a treat for yourself!

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C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum
Brighter days are ahead with C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum! This new serum is infused with 15% vitamin C from MONAT’s Kakadu plum complex and is designed to help brighten and enhance your complexion! C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum helps prevent and improve the signs of ageing by helping to reduce the appearance of age spots and uneven pigmentation. Keep your festive glow year-round with this amazing serum!

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Night Haven™ Overnight Age Control Cream
Night Haven™ Overnight Age Control Cream ensures you get your beauty sleep. This luxurious night repair cream melts into the skin, providing the nourishment and hydration you need to treat wrinkles and loss of elasticity while you sleep. Night Haven™ Overnight Age Control Cream ensures you wake up each morning looking refreshed and renewed!
Plus, the new Brighten & Recover Duo pairs Night Haven™ with C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum for a full day and night’s worth of hydration, nourishment and a beautiful glow!
Do you think you’ll be adding one of these exciting new products to your shopping list? Whether you purchase as a gift or keep them, there’s a lot to love about these wonderful new products!
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Essential Self-Care Tips for the Festive Season

Four Ways to Treat Yourself During the Festive Season
The festive season is here! This means a few of our favourite things are in season: cooler weather, cosy jumpers, shimmering lights, freshly baked treats, and neatly wrapped gifts. Unfortunately, the blissful spirit of the season can be dampened by things like travel obligations, long queues and other stressors. We don’t want anything getting in the way of you soaking up the full festive experience—that’s why we’re listing four ways for you to mix a little self-care into your festive season hustle and bustle!

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Spa Days
While the festive period is an opportunity to reconnect with loved ones, a little “me” time is still much-deserved. Spa days are relaxing, full-body experiences that are refreshing for your mind, body and soul. Good massages not only ease physical pain, they’re also a time to reflect on life and detach from the daily festive frenzy.

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Eat Well
You are what you eat! That old saying stands the test of time for a reason, and the festive season is an ideal time to be conscious of what you’re putting into your body. This time of year tends to be filled with big meals, drinks and late nights, so we all expect to splurge a little (or a lot) more than usual this time of year. Try to work more fruits and veggies into your meals, and also don’t feel obligated to stuff yourself during those extravagant festive dinners.

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Winter Hair Treatments
Most of us enjoy the changing seasons. We love watching the leaves turn red and brown in the autumn and winter’s first snow flurries. However, the cooling weather can dry out your hair, so you’ll probably need to adjust your routine. If you have a hair dresser, be sure to let them know your concerns about the effects the cooler weather has on your hair. If you prefer to do it yourself, we recommend the Advanced Hydrating Hair Care Collection to treat parched strands. For you curly girls, MONAT Super Nourish™ is just the thing for dry to ultra-dry hair.

Take-a-Walk

Take a Walk
Autumn and winter are among the most beautiful times of year. From decorations to music and the smell of freshly baked goods, the festive season is a beautiful experience for all your senses. Make the most of it! We spend so much time preparing that sometimes we don’t soak in the beauty around us. Take a few walks a week around your neighbourhood with family and friends and truly soak in the beauty that makes this season so special.
Will you be adding a little extra self-care into your routine this festive season? We’d love to hear about it! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and share your self-care tips with us!

We’ve Got the Word on Skincare

Vital skincare terms you NEED to know!
Everyone loves stepping out into the world feeling incredible 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 neighbourhoods 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 boost 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!
Hyaluronic Acid
Restoring properties naturally produced by your body is essential to a healthy skincare regime. 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 remover 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 in 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 ageing 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 these 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 festive 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 Christmas Grinch. We think this is something to keep in mind when you’re drafting your Christmas 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 three easy ways for you to spread good cheer to your loved ones amid all the hustle and bustle.

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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 festive 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 flavours!

Pet-Goodies

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 MONAT PET™ Weekender Bag!

Skincare-Sets

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 31st October, 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 to choose from like Artemis to Aphrodite, there are plenty of options to choose from when people ask who you’re dressed as this year!
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 favourite! Who doesn’t love a refreshing smoothie to start the day or as an energy boost? Fresh fruit and veggies are nature’s produce 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 moisturisers. 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 are a great source of 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 ageing 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 and flax seeds. It’s 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 important to ensure you have 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 choose 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 collects dirt and impurities from 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-ageing 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:
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