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This is a review of Monu Professional Skincare Micro Exfoliant which I received in a recent beauty box. I've tried a couple of products from the MONU range and loved them (their facial fake tan is amazing!) so I was really looking forward to trying this. The micro exfoliant promises smooth and radiant skin; even skin tone and reduced fine lines and pores.
You are advised to use this product 2-3 times a week, massaging gently around the face and neck then rinsing thoroughly. I use it in the shower so that I can easily rinse it off as I hate it when any residue is left around my ears when I try to do it over the sink. The product also has quite a distinctive smell to it and it reminded me of sunflowers, a smell that I am not particularly keen on.
How does it work?
The bottle names the exfoliant as diatomattious earth particles that gently polish to reveal instantly smoother fresher skin with papaya enzymes to detach dulling dead skin and stimulate cell renewal.
My first thought upon using this product was 'Ouch' and I realised why the instructions advised a gentle massage. The product smelled quite strongly and didn't have the salon or spa fragrance I was hoping for. I liked that there was shea butter and panthenol to help condition the skin. I have to say that I didn't really enjoy using this product but that was mainly due to the smell because the actual results were OK with nice smooth and bright skin afterwards with no break outs or problems with my skin. I am not entirely comfortable with exfoliating my face but I know it's something I need to do to remove the dead skin cells and freshen up my skin for a brighter look... I just get a bit scared when I do it because it feels like I'm scratching my face!
On Amazon 100ml is currently selling for £14.50. I think that the MONU range is quite expensive but it is a high quality skin care range so if I find something I like I will shell out for it (but not this time).
I think this is quite expensive as you do need to use a generous amount on your face and neck each time. I have had equally good results from cheaper products that smell a lot nicer too. I won't be repurchasing this item but it hasn't put me off trying future items from the MONU range.
Active Ingredients: Diatomaceous Earth, Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Papaya Extract, Polysaccharides, Rose Essential Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin B / Monu Professional Skincare Micro Exfoliant is a powerful treatment that delivers instantly radiant skin / Dual-action microdermabrasion / Refines skin texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores / With Diatomatious earth, Papaya enzymes, Polysaccharides, Shea butter and Panthenol / Provides an immediate healthy 'new skin' effect / Paraben free formulation / Directions for use: Massage Monu Professional Skincare Micro Exfoliant into the face and neck avoiding the eye area / Rinse off thoroughly with warm water / Use 2-3 times per week for oily or congested skin / Use 1-2 times per week for acneic, dry or mature skin types / If exfoliating regularly use sunscreen to help protect your skin /