MONAT PRODUCTS I LOVED
Here is a list of my favourites!
Water Essense – if you have heard about Monat before, you would probably be surprised I start my list with this product. But I find Monat Water Essense a little bit underappreciated. If you have sensitive skin and are looking for a good vegan toner that will make it work without leaving your skin tight, dry, or burning, you have to try it! Believe me, I’ve used so many different brands toners, from very affordable to very expensive, and Monat Water Essense bits them all! The girls in my Monat family disagree to call it a toner and refer to it as beauty water!
Intense Repair System – yes, that includes shampoo, conditioner, and a treatment spray. I have an interesting personal story to share about it. About 2 weeks after I started using the products, I contacted my Monat support group and told them that I was not impressed with those products. I felt like they were not doing any good for me and I was doubting I made the right choice joining the company. The girls offered to buy them from me, but I thought I would give it another week or so and make up my mind after.
So glad I did! Remember my story above and my itchy scalp? First, I noticed that it was not itchy anymore. It was a sign that I had to give it another chance. And after 2 months using the system, I noticed new hair growth along the hairline! Can you imagine what was spinning in my mind at that moment?
My hair that I was losing for so many years is regrowing! Seriously, I’m crying as I am typing this!
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Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive – well, this Monat product has its reputation for healing so many skin conditions. I won’t speak for anyone else but will say that I use it on my lips, on my hair, on my nails, on my skin, well, technically almost all over my body I am in Canada, and my skin and lips become so dry in winter, that my lips sometimes start bleeding. Rejuveniqe Oil is like a magic balsam! And seriously, you can use it almost on anything on your body
MONAT PRODUCTS I LIKED
This is the list of products I liked but I think there are other alternatives that work better for me or are more competitive in terms of a price.
Be Balanced Lightweight Moisturizer – I liked it more than the Nourishing Moisturizer. The texture is so light and fluffy, it feels like you are putting a whipped moisturizer on. The only reason I placed it in the Like and not Love category is that I think it is not rich enough for my skin in winter. It will be perfect for summer though! It feels more like I add primer to my face as it is so fast absorbing and soft!
Blow Out Cream – I rarely use a blow drier, but I really like using this cream to style my hair. I alternate between this and Rejuveniqe Oil to do that.
Eye Wonder Lash and Brow Enhancing Serum – I must admit, I haven’t been using it daily, but even being that inconsistent I noticed that my eyebrows are getting thicker and I get new hair growth there too! That being said, I didn’t notice any difference in my eyelashes. Therefore, it is not a firm 10 mark from me.
Hair Replenish Masque – I was really struggling whether to add it to the Love or the Like list. The only reason it is in the Like list is its price. However, a little goes a long way, and using it once a week, it will last you for 8 to 12 washes depending on your hair length.
MONAT PRODUCTS I AM YET TO TRY
30 Seconds Miracle Cream – everyone I know who has tried this cream says the name is a spot on! It is indeed a miracle cream. It is like a magic eraser that erases years from your face! I am planning on adding it to my shopping cart pretty soon as I need to replenish my Water Essense stock
I also want to try MONAT CBD series skincare products. Unfortunately, those are only available to customers in the US. So unfair But I hope they will expand their reach to Canada in the near future too!
Hair Transformation Masque – right after I joined MONAT, I decided to cut my hair short. That and the use of MONAT products have helped my hair a lot. But I still have a lot to work on. I want to try that masque and see if it helps my hair even better.
By the way, my plan now is to grow my hair for a year and share my progress with my followers. If you want to follow me along the way, I would be beyond happy if you follow me on Instagram or subscribe to my email list
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But I promised that my review of MONAT products would also include the ones that did not impress me as well, didn’t I?
So, here they are:
MONAT PRODUCTS THAT I DIDN’T CARE FOR
Funny enough both of those products are their cleansers.
Be Gentle Creamy Cleanser and Be Balanced Foamy Cleanser – neither of these did a proper job cleaning my makeup off. In their defense, I must say that I don’t use any makeup removal products before I use a cleanser. That is just me.
So, the cleanser I’ve been using for a couple of years has kept its Number 1 position on my other favourite vegan brands list.
“BUT, NAT, WILL MONAT PRODUCTS WORK FOR ME?”
It will sound cliche, but I will say it anyway: You Will Never Know Until You Try!
And I have a few examples for you
Years ago, before I even knew what veganism was about, I was using Clinique products and I loved their toners. There used to be 3 different ones, I am not sure if they still have the same system. Anyway, my friend who had a sensitive skin tried their No. 1 toner (the most gentle, intended for dry and sensitive skin), whereas, I was using No. 3.
And she hated it!
She said it felt like her skin was burning! She also experienced an acne outbreak after she was still “giving it a chance” using it for a few days.
Another example, my friend is using Biossance eye cream, and she is happy about it. I’ve tried it too. While I think the cream is ok, I am not very crazy about it. I didn’t find it as great as I was hoping it to be, considering its price
My point is, it is hard to recommend something and say it will work 100% for anyone!
But, I went from washing my hair every day, as it was so itchy, to washing it 2 – 3 times a week. My scalp looks and feels soooo much better! My hair looks so much healthier, and I am not stopping there!
As I said, my goal is to grow my hair back to the before-Monat length in a year! It took me 5 years to get to that length prior to that!
WANNA TRY MONAT?
Head to MONAT website and check it out. Remember, the prices you see there are the retail prices. If they seem to be a little bit on an expensive side, I agree. They are. But you can still buy and try the products as a retail customer, which has not “obligations” on your side.
However, there are a few ways to get Monat products for a discounted price.
Become a VIP customer. VIP’s get a discount of 15% on their products, free shipping, and Free Only For You products. In addition to that, MONAT runs promotions throughout the year, and you can get various bundles for a great deal! You can also participate in Refer A Friend program and make some money for your future purchases or for whatever you want to spend it on For more information, check out this page.
Become a Market Partner. That was the option I chose. Monat Partners get a 30% discount on products and 15% commissions on VIP sales. But that is not all! There are so many opportunities for career growth if you decide that you want to make MONAT your side hustle or a full-time job! I know girls who make 4- and 5-figure income per month working from their homes or wherever they are at that moment. If you are interested in that opportunity, just shoot me a DM, and I will be able to tell you more about it!
If you want to try their products but not sure where to start, please shoot me a DM on Instagram and I will be happy to provide you with more information.
WITH ALL THAT, THERE ARE A COUPLE OF DISADVANTAGES I HAVE TO MENTION.
I told you it will be an honest review, didn’t I?
The main concern I have is that they don’t offer bulk packages for their hair care products. My family is trying to be as environmentally conscious as possible and create as little waste as possible. While MONAT shampoos do last for a couple of months even for our family of 4 all using them, we do run out of their conditioners pretty fast.
I really wish I could buy a large container of their conditioner so it would last me for at least 3-4 months…
Another disadvantage is:
At the moment of writing this post, MONAT products are only available in the following countries: Canada, Ireland, Poland, the UK, and the USA.
Yes, I wish they were available around the globe! I know there is a lot of interest in the products in so many other countries!
But we are growing and I can’t wait to see the next location they will open to! If you are not located in one of those countries, send me a DM on Instagram, and we will explore what other opportunities are there for you.
SO, HERE YOU HAVE IT. MY EXPANSIVE REVIEW OF MONAT PRODUCTS.
It turned out a bit long. But I hope you find it helpful. If you have used their products, please share your experience in the comments below. I will be happy to learn more from what MONAT has been for you
By the way, MONAT Eye Smooth Nourishing Eye Cream was featured in Vogue. I started using the cream about 6 weeks ago, therefore, I haven’t included it in my three-months use of MONAT products review.