Give more than just a gift when you give a MONAT Festive Gift Set!

Merry & Magical
The season of gifting is here and to help you ease the stress of festive shopping and narrow your search for the perfect gifts, we’ve created seven festive gift sets that include new and best-selling MONAT Haircare, Skincare and Wellness products with limited-edition accessories that beautifully complement each set and enhance any at-home spa experience!
Spoil yourself and every person on your list this year with gifts you’ll want to give and receive! It’s a Merry & Magical time at MONAT, and we’re helping you make the season even brighter with our specially curated festive gift sets.
Our beautifully packaged and ready-to-gift, limited-edition sets have everything you need to magically fulfil everyone’s pampering dreams.
Shop our Merry & Magical Festive Gift Sets and give the gift of luxurious relaxation this season!
Gifts under £50
Handful of Happiness
Keep winter hands supple and soothed with our trio of limited-edition hand creams in fragrances of Lait De Coco, Gardenia, and Matcha. This set also includes our MONAT BODY CARE™ Exfoliate & Refine Body Polish to enhance your body and hands and natural glow and radiance.
Fabulous & Festive Haircare Gifts!
Gloss, Glitter & Glow
Get camera-ready with this sensational trio featuring NEW limited-edition MONAT Hair Perfume and MONAT STUDIO ONE™ CC Cream! The Crystal Chic Hair Accessory Set offers a variety of festive finishing touches for all your looks or any special lady on your list.
Glitz & Glam Holiday Hair
Your choice of five travel-size haircare favourites, paired with our Starry Night Gold & Pearls accessories, makes this the ultimate “glam-on-the-go” gift set for the chic mover and shaker.
Holiday Hair Anywhere
Guarantee glamorous travel-ready styling options for the jet-setter in your life when you choose five haircare classics, complemented by our dazzling Styled So Sweet accessories set.
Skincare Gifts for the Glow-getter!
Magic Minis & Mirror
Take that glow on the road! Choose five perfectly packable MONAT Skincare minis, plus get our Mirror Magic high-performance LED mirror for friends and family who want to achieve the perfect holiday glow up!
Gifts for Him!
The Perfect Gentleman
His superior style will be the talk of the town, thanks to this flawless foursome of facial must-haves including NEW MONAT FOR MEN™ Essential Shaving Cream. Plus, our Nice & Precise Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer guarantees he’ll be sharp and sophisticated all season long.
Gifts to Relax & Unwind
Essential Oils Trio & Diffuser
Three specially curated, limited-edition oil blends provide the perfect enhancement to any mood: boosting Bright, focusing Presence, and calming Grounding. Includes our limited-edition Luxe Aroma Diffuser for a complete aromatherapy experience. It’s the ideal set for all your zen friends!

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A unique active complex that helps to strengthen and thicken hair whilst supporting natural growth.
Featuring pea extract, this high-tech blend supports the appearance of healthy, younger looking hair by helping to protect your tresses from environmental factors.
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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5 Ways to Have an Unforgettable Valentine’s on a Budget

At its heart, Valentine’s Day is a moment to cherish and celebrate a romantic partner and your relationship together. While this should be one of the happiest days of the year, all too often stress and anxiety about having “the perfect day” can ruin the moment.
First things first – realise that you do not need to spend a large amount of money to give your partner the perfect Valentine’s Day experience. Your partner will always love and cherish a moment that you put real thought and care into rather then over a fancy dinner and expensive gift done just to fulfill an expectation.
So, if you really want to have a day to remember without breaking the bank – consider any of these five options.


Plan a Thoughtful Night In
Chances are you’re both working and since Valentine’s Day is on a weekday this year, getting out may be more trouble than it’s worth. Simply getting a few hours to relax with each can be the best date of all, especially if go the extra mile.
  • Volunteer to make your partner’s favourite dinner. Or, even better, work together to make a memorable meal.
  • Be sure to add a little extra with how you prepare the dinner – dress up a bit, light some candles or open that bottle of wine you’ve been saving.
  • Clean and decorate a little ahead of time to help clear your minds and put you in a better mood.
  • Make a playlist of your favourite songs, both for the dinner and for the time you’re relaxing together afterwards.


Create a DIY Gift Basket
Gifts are an essential part of a celebration, they help to mark the occasion and can serve as a special surprise for your loved one. That doesn’t mean you need to go “all out” on the one perfect gift – a selection of thoughtful items will have the same impact.
  • Chocolates are the expected sweet gift for Valentine’s, but don’t be afraid to break the mold if your partner prefers other treats. Nuts, fruits or candies can be just as delicious.
  • Take those treats and arrange them in a Valentine’s Day themed mug or red and white dish. The extra effort helps to show your appreciation.
  • If you would like to craft something unique for your partner, consider taking inspiration from any of these DIY gifts. We especially like the #10 book safe, the #24 map themed coasters and the #75 flavored salts.
  • There is nothing that says “I love you” than taking your time to put your own words down on paper. A sincere letter about your true feelings will be something your partner will cherish for years.


Enjoy a Casual Date Night
Have a little more freedom on hand and want to spend a night out? You still don’t have to book weeks ahead. A casual date night will not only will be easier to plan ahead, it’ll be easier on the bank account as well.
  • Not all romances are tragic, a night of laughs can be a great time. Look for local comedy shows or stand-ups, or improv troupes that you and your partner can enjoy.
  • Not afraid to laugh at each other? Try finding a bar that offers karaoke. This could also be an amazing double date opportunity.
  • Dinner and a movie may sound cliché, but as always, it’s the thought that counts. If nothing great is playing at the local cinema, consider taking in a college theatre production or other small venue show.
  • If you and your partner enjoy alcoholic drinks, take a tour of a brewery or distillery. Local crafting is huge right now and chances are you have a nearby location where you can enjoy a tasting menus for a wide variety of flavours.


Share the Love
Love is greatest when it’s shared, so don’t feel like your Valentine’s Day has to be spent with just your partner. Special nights with friends and family can be even more enriching when you embrace the other relationships in your lives.
  • Can’t find a babysitter for the kids? Plan a family game night with desserts and hot chocolate. It’ll be a great opportunity to pull them away from their online devices.
  • If you have family members who are alone on Valentine’s, consider making plans to invite them over – especially if they’ve just lost their own partner. Just that one night could mean the world to them.
  • A day of service could also make the difference for someone’s life. Volunteering for your church, shelter, food bank or local charity may not be the traditional idea of a Valentine’s date, but it might end up being the one you’ll remember for a lifetime.
No matter what you decide to do for your partner on Valentine’s Day, just remember that the thought, care and presentation will put into it will give you both with more than any amount you can spend.
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Still Time To Change Your Hairstyle This Year!

If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to get on trend for 2018. We’ve picked out some of the most popular styles and haircuts for this year. Whether you want to announce to the room “I’m here!” or go subtle, there’s an option for you.
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Curtain Bangs Are BIG BIG BIG!
Curtain bangs, called that name because they part like curtains, are on the top of the radar. Not sure? The style is up 600 percent in search on Pinterest! What’s so great is that this this versatile fringe style is an easy way to make your current look…well, look new! Parted down the center and with longer hair than regular bangs, it’s a synch to avoid the awkward bangs grow-out stage when you want to move on.

When you’re styling curtain bangs, use a small round brush and a finishing spray to keep them in place, like Refinish Control Spray.

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Playful Fringe Is So Much Fun!
Combining long, eye-grazing fringe with a sleek bob is totally on point for 2018. The best thing about this haircut is that it can easily be tailored to your personal style and features. To ensure the fringe has just the right volume, blow that hair forward when you step out of the shower to prevent any cowlicks in the front. When blowing your whole head dry, use a round brush and direct the hair forward, toward the face. Top it up with some dry shampoo like THE CHAMP Conditioning Dry Shampoo to give it a little oomph!
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Expanded Curls Are the Rage!
This cut is for the bold of heart! It’s so popular you’ll be seeing it on the runway and in the supermarket! While the cut is key, the style calls for using the diffuser attachment on your hairdryer to bring out the natural curl and help them literally stand out! Apply a bit of REJUVENIQE® Oil Intensive throughout your hair to enhance the curls and given your hair a bit of a luminosity.

It’s Valentine’s Day. Whatever Can You Do That’s Different?

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and that age old question pops up: What can I do with my boyfriend/husband/significant other that’s not same old, same old?
Here are a few ideas for Valentine’s Day that go outside the usual flowers, chocolate and lavish dinner out.
  • Go Dancing. Real dancing. Take a class, hit a salsa club (for quickie lessons, try this link or simply go see live music where you just have to dance!
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  • Try Karaoke. As hokey as it may seem, karaoke is really a ton of fun. What better way to celebrate your chemistry than singing classic couples duets such as “’03 Bonnie & Clyde” and “I Got You Babe” together?
  • Hit a Comedy Club. Laughter is at the heart of intimacy, after all. Laugh the night away with a Valentine’s Day themed show at a local comedy club. A stomach aching from laughter is the best feeling when it’s shared.
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  • Get a Couple’s Massage. Not only is this relaxing and totally indulgent, it will put and your boo in the mood for love! Tons of spas make hay out of this romantic holiday with couples specials so take advantage of reduced prices.
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  • Make Your Man Breakfast In Bed. You can’t go wrong with this one, especially when you blow caution to the winds and make chocolate chip pancakes!
  • Go Tapas Hopping. Instead of sticking to just one spot, hop around to different places, grab seats at the bar, and order different kinds of wine and tapas at each place. It’s soooo much more fun than a regular sit-down dinner.
  • Get Out of Town. From a bed-and-breakfast to a 5-Star, you can’t go wrong with a special night away. In fact, many places hold Valentine’s specials so scour around for the trip that looks most fun!


While there really are a ton of different things you can do, it’s important to realize that it’s not what you do but rather, how you treat your special love while you’re on this Valentine’s Day date. Romance happens anywhere as long as you pay attention to your partner, remember what they like and let them know your heart goes pitty-pat when you see them. In the end, anything can be romantic, even hot dogs and a baseball game, when you’re with the one you love. The key to long-lasting romance is not the bouquet of roses but the spark of knowing there’s always more to learn about each other.
Blow Out Cream

Don’t Blow It: Beat the Heat at Home with MONAT’s New Blow Out Cream

Have you been making one too many beelines to the local blow-dry bar? It’s no secret that it can take a toll on your wallet, not to mention the hours of your life you’ll never get back.
But we get it, there’s nothing quite like that movie star moment when you step out of the door with a Cindy Crawford-esque coif.
Want To Be Happier, Healthier? Keep A Gratitude List!

Want To Be Happier, Healthier? Keep A Gratitude List!

Do you ever feel like you’re down in the dumps and can’t climb out? Do you ever wish you had more energy? The antidote? A gratitude list.
Gratitude List Helps


Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, enjoy good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity and build strong relationships, say researchers.1


Wow! Who doesn’t want to feel that way? The most common way to cultivate a pervasive feeling of gratitude is to keep a gratitude list – it will change your life! People who keep a gratitude list report feeling:

  • Alert, alive, and awake
  • More joy and pleasure
  • Increased optimism and happiness
  • Less lonely and isolated2
Writing Your List

When writing your gratitude list, use a full sentence for each item like, “I’m grateful for…” or “I’m grateful that…”

This allows you to put down a thought that is giving thanks as opposed to just listing things or people.

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
—  A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
Try it yourself! Within only a few weeks, you will find that doing a regular gratitude list can actually change your entire perspective on life!

Here at MONAT, gratitude is a core part of our culture.

Which is why we all exhibit a MONATtitude of gratitude! Gratitude is what makes our world go around!


2 EMMONS, R., Ph.D., Why Gratitude Is Good. Greater Good Magazine. Nov. 16, 2010.