I have had my eye on Mun for a while now. I just kept seeing it pop up on my Instagram feed and everyone seemed to swoon over it. As I was picking out my custom samples from Aurora Beauty I noticed they carried Mun so I jumped on the opportunity to try them. I was expecting to like them I however was not expecting to fall in love with them the first time I used my samples of the Brightening Youth Serum and Rejuvenating Rose Toner. Aurora Beauty has been so amazing and has given my readers the code AGB15 to save at checkout!
Most small businesses have a unique creation story, and MUN is no different. MUN was conceptualized by international makeup artist Munemi Imai, but it took a serendipitous encounter with her eventual co-founder, Anas Saidi, to kickstart the brand’s inception.
While trying to recover from a brief illness, Munemi discovered the powerful benefits of natural ingredients. She developed a deep passion for green living and embarked on a journey to unite the worlds of fashion and sustainability. In 2010, Munemi traveled to Morocco, a country where herbal remedies are still widely used, in search of interesting raw ingredients to formulate. On her return flight from Casablanca to New York, she happened to be seated next to Anas. They hit it off, chatted for the entire flight and shared contact information before departing.
Munemi experimented with the oils she had secured. One in particular, really stood out. After just a few days of use, Munemi saw immediate brightening of the dark circles under her eyes and fading of fine lines on her face. This amazing oil was only identified as ‘figue oil’, and the pharmacist’s English wasn’t strong enough to help Munemi understand better. Munemi remembered Anas and wrote him an email in case he could help.
‘Figue’, it turned out, was short for ‘figue de barbarie’ or the prickly pear. Together they reached out to and sampled oils from many suppliers before finding the perfect one. Not only was their favorite superior in smell, texture and effectiveness, but it was also produced by a local cooperative run by women. For Munemi and Anas this was a dream come true. Munemi had found an ethical and sustainable way to deliver natural beauty to her community; Anas had found a way to make a positive impact on the economy in Morocco.
And thus, MUN was born and brings you a unique line of organic skin care products as pure as the plants they come from.
MUN NO.1 AKNARI BRIGHTENING YOUTH SERUM
The Mun Brightening Youth Serum is an anti-aging powerhouse designed specifically for oily acne prone skin types like mine. No eye serum needed with this facial treat. It banished my dark circles. It can be used in the am and pm. I applied to my skin in the after cleansing and applying my Mun Rejuvenating Rose Toner while my skin was still warm from the shower. You only need a few drops! The serum is very light and so is the scent. It absorbs almost immediately after applying and my face was perfectly nourished. What I noticed and loved the most was how it immediately tightened and firmed my skin. And makeup applies flawlessly on top! It helps that the serum diminishes the dark circles under your eyes and makes your face a perfect canvas for application.
MUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum is packed with nature’s three most pure and potent anti-aging treasures that transform the appearance of your skin over time.
Prickly Pear Seed Oil – in its pure organic form, has traditionally been used to protect and heal the skin from the harsh and burning desert wind in Southern Morocco. One of the most precious plant oils in the world, it is extracted through a time-involved, hands-on process; 1,500 lbs of Prickly Pear fruit is needed to produce 1 liter of the rare oil.
It is exceptionally rich in Essential Fatty Acids and Vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radicals. Its inherent anti-aging benefits help reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent premature wrinkle formation.
Additional optimal properties moisturize, nourish, revitalize, soften and smooth the skin, and effectively brighten dark circles as well as even out skin tone, reducing melasma and hyperpigmentation.
Argan Oil – often times referred to as ‘liquid gold’ in the region of Morocco to which it is exclusive and unique, is extracted from the nuts of the Argan tree. Used by Berber women in Morocco for centuries, its moisturizing and revitalizing properties restore the skin’s barrier while neutralizing free radicals, making it ideal for daily skincare. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties that diminish the redness caused by enlarged capillaries in the skin, making it the perfect treatment for acne and sunbathed skin.
Rose Oil – created from one of the world’s most beloved flower, this oil is known as the Queen of Flowers and a symbol of love, purity, and fragrant perfection. Abundant in Vitamin C antioxidants, MUN’s Bulgarian Rose Oil features rejuvenating properties that soothe while promoting a bright, silky, even-toned and radiant complexion.
MUN NO.11 ANAROSE REJUVENATING ROSE TONER
I usually apply my hydrosol toner after my facial oil to help it absorb into my skin. However the Mun Rejuvenating Rose Toner brings toners to a whole new level. I used as directed, applying to my face after cleansing and followed with the Mun Brightening Youth Serum. The scent is delicate and delightful. It nourished and soothed my skin on contact. It was almost like a pre-moisturizer for my moisturizer! I was amazing that a toner could do so much to transform my skin. It left my face velvety smooth, and so supple. Like I was 18 all over again. Remember when you could just roll out of bed and look fabulous! Now I need this toner to look that good again but I will take it.
(De-Ionized Water)”, Rosa Damascena (Rose Hydrosol)*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Leaf Juice)*, (Maltodextrin)”, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear Stem Extract)*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry Fruit Extract)*, (Hyaluronic Acid)”, Salix Alba (Willow Bark Extract)*, Rosa Centifolia (Cabbage Rose Flower Extract)*, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine Flower Extract)*, Bellis Perennis (Daisy Flower Extract)*, (Xanthan Gum)”, (Vegetable Glycerin)”, (Dehydroacetic Acid)”, (Benzyl Alcohol)”.
* – Ecocert Certified Organic
” – Naturally Sourced
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Cruelty-Free.