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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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!
Share a pic of your Skincare Smoothie on social with the #MONATSkin and #HealthySkinRevolution.
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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:
We’d love to see your #MONATGlow after trying SKIN REVITALIZING ESSENCE™! Share your pics on social with the #MONATSkin and #HealthySkinRevolution.
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Say Hello To The Face of Modern Nature!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 Tips to Autumn Healthy Skin!

With fall upon us and temperatures getting colder, we’re into wearing sweaters and boots. But we also should have changed our skincare regimen to take on tolls of cold weather. We checked in with Dr. Amy Ross, MONAT Scientific Board Member, and came away with 5 tips to glowing skin!