Let’s be honest, this skin care brand is not the cheapest in the world (about £16 for 200ml cleanser or toner), but considering it is a professional skin care used by beauty therapists and spas, it might be worth looking into it!
My first impression was very friendly, welcoming and professional. According to their website, the brand itself seems concerned about the environment, as well as quality of their products. Thanks to the constant innovation and research conducted by beauty experts, majority (all?) of their products seem to be made of natural ingredients, avoiding harmful chemicals as much as possible, and also ‘traditional’ ingredients such as lanolin and artificial scents/colours are replaces by natural oils and plant extracts. On Monu website you are welcome to order a set of samples for free (free P&P) with additional information about the products and company for you to try and decide on your own whether this is a brand you want to invest your money in. I was very impressed when I received the samples! Not only that I could choose which samples I wanted to try (out of 4 products, which I still think is a good attempt to cater for your preferences), but when the samples arrived, they were carefully packed in bubble wrap, and as you can see at the top picture, they were also wrapped in a plastic bag (I assume in case they got broken, they would not mess up the whole envelope and the brochure). The samples themselves were nice little tubes with name of the product, as well as the instructions on it. To supply even more information, there was a fairly large brochure including probably all products of Monu. Monu offers a number of lines, based on what skin trouble you want to tackle, from fine lines to super hydration and auto bronzing (see, fake tan does not even sound good!).
You can see which samples I got my hands on:
- Enriched Body Cream from MonuSpa range
- Neck and Bust Cream Specialist from original Monu range
- Auto Bronze Cream from MonuSun range
- Hand and Nail Cream from MonuSpa range
It is obvious, that a review based on 5ml sample is not gonna have as much value as it would have if I had a full sized product, but it does give your first impressions and formulates the first image of the company. Here is what I thought about individual products.
Overall, Monu skin care seems to be what they claim, they are a professional skin care brand used by beauty therapists, using natural ingredients, which your skin can benefit from. Although they do offer student and starter packs of products for lower prices, it is still over my student budget. I find these products to be more of a ‘luxurious’ sort and would treat myself to some for an occasion (probably the bronzer for its non-smelly and non-orangy effect and hand cream for its amazing lavender smell). Oh, and Monu does not test on animals!
You can buy their products on their website here, request your own samples or even try their full sized products!