Hydrating vs. Moisturising: What’s the Difference?

Both oil and water are essential to supple, healthy-looking skin.
Hydrators and moisturisers both work to combat dryness and dehydration, but they’re not the same!
Watch to learn how each works and why your skin needs both.
Ready to hydrate and moisturise? Explore these MONAT products to find what’s right for you!

4 Easy Steps to Deep Cleaning Pores

Proper care for radiant skin can be simple, soothing and indulgent.
Cleansed pores are the best pores, and removing impurities from the skin can be an extremely soothing experience—especially when you’re doing it at home on the couch with your favourite products. Not only will your freshly cleansed complexion look radiant every day; you’ll also feel flawless in your own skin. Let’s get started!
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Step 1: Remove your makeup.
We’re all guilty of falling asleep without washing off our makeup. We forgive you, but your pores may not if it becomes a habit, because they’ll become congested, which can lead to breakouts. Even if your makeup appears “wiped away” in the morning, it’s too late: That makeup has already made its way deep into your pores.
Enter Makeup Vanishing Balm™. In mere seconds, this remarkably smooth, gentle balm melts into your skin, dissolving stubborn makeup while leaving your skin feeling soft, soothed, nourished and non-greasy. This vital step creates the ideal canvas for deep cleansing with your MONAT Skincare Routine.
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Step 2: Wash your face.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but throughout the day, your face unavoidably collects grime and impurities. A good facial cleanser is a must-have product at the center of every skincare routine.
If you have oily skin, keep your face free of buildup with BE PURIFIED™ Clarifying Cleanser. Infused with botanical extracts green tea, rosemary and aloe vera leaf, plus powerful glycolic and lactic AHAs to nourish, refresh and purify the skin. This oil free cleanser gently reduces excess oil and unclogs pores without drying while reducing shine for up to eight hours.
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Step 3: Exfoliate.
Exfoliation is one of the most powerful steps in your skincare routine and most effective when performed regularly and properly. Circular motions help your scrub absorb fully for deep pore cleansing. Remember, regardless of your skin tone or type, skin layers are delicate, so be firm yet gentle during this indulgent step in your routine, ideally done once to twice weekly.
Of course, a proven, award-winning exfoliant helps, too! Winner of the 2020 NewBeauty Award for Best Face Scrub, Berry Refined Scrub™ is formulated with our proprietary REJUVENIQE S™ hydrating and nourishing blend, natural fruit acids, naturally exfoliating granulated sugar extracts and cranberry and bayberry wax to polish skin and reveal a smooth, healthy-looking complexion.
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Step #4: Apply charcoal mask.
A charcoal face mask not only helps refine and deep cleanse pores; it also creates a cooling, refreshing sensation that feels fabulous. Formulated specifically for oily skin types, oil free BE PURIFIED™ Cold Charcoal Mask gently absorbs excess oil, unclogs pores and creates an instant matte effect, reducing shine for up to eight hours. It’s the perfect pampering touch to a warm bubble bath at the end of your day: Apply, lean back and enjoy a well-deserved dose of self-care.
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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.
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 haircare regime 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. The MONAT Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser, Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser, and BE PURIFIED™ Clarifying Cleanser are designed to clean and hydrate the skin without the 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. Reach for one rich in mineral based zinc oxide like Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30. The vegan formula offers 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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Moisturise Daily
“Despite the weather being hot and humid, you still need to moisturise,” says Dr. Ross. “Even if your skin feels oily, moisturising is a must.” BE PURIFIED™ Oil-Free Moisturizer is a lightweight formula that helps keep skin’s outer layer nourished without feeling heavy. Dr. Ross also recommends using Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30 after moisturising.
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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 exfoliate and refresh your skin. 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 with 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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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 moisturiser. 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 energising 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, whilst supporting the natural regrowth of hair.
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Hey Fellas!

Ready For Healthy-Looking Skin in 5 Easy Steps?
Skincare should be a vital part of your daily routine. After all, 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 wake 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 Moisturise Twice Daily
Never underestimate the magic of a good moisturiser. 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 moisturised whilst 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 lacklustre complexion but wrinkles and unbalanced skin tones. Water is your skin’s best friend, so aim for 6-8 glasses of water 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 honour of National Sunscreen Day on 28th May, 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 moisturiser 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 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™ 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 Benefits 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 moisturiser, 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.
Click below to learn more about Sun Veil™ and get ready to enjoy some sunshine!
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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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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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Your New Year Refresh!

Give your body, hair and skin a fresh start in 2021!
After all the splurging during the hustle and bustle of the festive season, the new year offers the perfect opportunity for a fresh start.
Whilst most people add new workout and diet plans to their routines, the new year is also the perfect time to refresh your body, hair and skin. Everyone deserves a total body refresh to start the year, and we’re sharing a few choice tips on how you can do that in 2021!
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Refresh Your Body
So we just spent the last six to eight weeks indulging in treats, sweet drinks and scrumptious dinners. Whilst we wouldn’t have it any other way, season festivities often leave us feeling sluggish in January. Starting the day with a glass of warm lemon water is a popular cleansing technique to get your day rolling. Adding more fruits to your diet is another way to give yourself a fresh start to 2021.
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Refresh Your Hair
Healthy hair begins with a healthy scalp! Environmental impurities cling to our hair and scalp throughout the year. That’s why giving your hair and scalp regular purifying resets are essential to any haircare routine and January is the perfect time to begin. With the launch of our NEW Purifying Haircare Line featuring Purifying Vinegar Shampoo and Scalp Purifying Scrub, you have the scalp cleansing products your hair craves! This high-performing scalp scrub and shampoo is formulated with apple cider vinegar, superfruit AHAs, and vitamin B6 to offer you the ultimate new year refresh!
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Refresh Your Skin
January is also the ideal time to cleanse your skin of environmental impurities, toxins, and dead skin to leave you looking refreshed and renewed!
Of course, you’ll want to cleanse your skin daily, and we offer two options depending on your skin type to help ensure the effects of your cleanse last. Add Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser to your routine if you have normal to combination skin or Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser if you have oily skin.
You’ve earned a fresh start to 2021, and we hope these quick tips get you on toward your best year yet!
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