MUN Skincare has been one of my most trusted skincare brands and one I never hesitate to recommend when anyone asks me for my favourites. They use incredibly powerful, well sourced, and well researched ingredients in their product development that work to heal and improve the appearance as well as function of the skin. MUN really takes their time at developing new products and have never rushed this process as they truly look into every aspect of formulation before sending something out on the shelves. This has created one of the most well rounded green beauty brands around and one that I would (and do) use EVERY product out of. I truly can’t say that about every brand I’ve tried, many have their rock star products but few hit it out of the park with every single one like MUN does. So when I received their new moisturizer meant to protect your skin from environmental stress and pollutants while delivering deep hydration by improving the barrier function of your skin.. I knew I was in for a treat.
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As I had expected, Protect + Revive Moisturizer went beyond my expectations. It is suitable for all skin types and would be a great option for men as well. I noticed the product created a barrier over my face oils to help reduce exposure to urban pollutants in the air (something we don’t talk about enough in skincare but is imperative to maintaining the health of our skin). It sat so nicely over all my other products and has the most illumining yet non-greasy finish. I have definitely noticed that my skin has appeared “plumper” and less dehydrated and this is thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid as well as protective ingredients that help boost the function of the skins barrier to prevent water loss. This helps maintain the hydrating effects of your other products like face oils and keeps them from not absorbing properly in the skin. Products that work together to improve each other are always a benefit to your skincare routine.. they help your skin to use the products more effectively and keep you from losing any benefits. I always recommend you simplify your skincare routine but use products that are powerful and have the greatest utility for the results you expect. This is why researching ingredient decks and how each ingredient works is a benefit to you before adding to cart.
My Personal Love + Mini Review of MUN
In my opinion, MUN does a lot of the heavy lifting when it comes to deciding which ingredients go best in what product. Their minimal but powerful approach to skincare means that their line really does well for all skin types. I have redness prone, acne prone, sensitive skin and really scrutinize what goes onto it. A lot of products can leave a reddening effect to my cheeks but MUN has never created a product that caused this type of irritation for me.
I fell in love with their oil based cleanser, AKWI Purifying Cleanser, first when it showed up in a subscription box for me a few years back. It is the perfect bridge for anyone looking to enter the world of oil cleansing as it has the texture of a traditional cleanser. It is rich and creamy and leaves your skin so soft and fresh. My experience with this product caused me to dive deeper into the brand and I tried the rest of their line all at once. I fell madly in love with their AKNARI Brightening Youth Serum, which has become my number one choice for skincare serums to date. It contains a blend of incredibly well sourced prickly pear seed oil, argan oil and rose flower essential oil. It is simple in it’s combination yet SO effective for the skin and the ingredients work synergystically to deliver so many benefits to your skin. It also smells like a bed of roses which is never a bad thing. Then I paired these products with their ANAROSE Hydrating Toner which smells like a floral garden and helps lock in moisture while firming the skin beneath your moisturizer. It contains hyaluronic acid and rosewater which work to calm, heal and firm the skin. This 3 part skincare regimen is so healing and effective. It creates a glow like I’ve never experienced, reduces inflammation and irritation, plumps the skin, and works with you towards graceful aging. They offer a 3-piece Skincare Set together at a bundled value which is what I opt for (my code: BLOOM also gets you a further discount at checkout and this is by far the best value for MUN products).
Their multipurpose Argan Oil is one of the best singular argan oils I’ve used to date on the market. It is sourced directly from Morroco and can be used for skin, hair, nails, or body. It is a really amazing multi-use product that comes in an incredibly generously sized bottle so you can keep it on your beauty shelf when you need some extra TLC. Lastly, their AYOUR Toning Body Serum that contains prickly pear seed oil and rosehip oil which work at reducing wrinkles and stretch marks (I used this after having my first child to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks I incurred on my sides). It absorbs quickly and feels silky on the skin.
Newest Launch: Protect + Revive Moisturizer
Benefits and Key Ingredients
I want you to get an idea of how amazing this product is so I decided it would be best to share exactly what Munemi of MUN Skincare put together to share about her new product launch for Protect + Revive. She really does her due diligence in product formulation so her words on why this product could work in your skincare routine are so important. She truly is a front runner in the green beauty industry and one that I have the utmost respect for.
“I was always intrigued by desert grown plants such as our signature ingredient Prickly pear cactus. They grow in such harsh environment with very little water, yet they retain so much moisture, vitamin and antioxidants. Protect + Revive is inspired by those desert grown ingredients including Prickly pear seed, Kalahali melon seed, Black cumin seed oils and Australian desert grown fruits extracts, which is so potent with high antioxidant.” -Munemi, Founder of MUN Skincare.
Formulated with Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), vitamins, and antioxidant rich desert harvested extracts among other key ingredients, this protective moisturizer improves the skin’s barrier function and increases moisture to effectively brighten while boasting anti-aging and anti-pollution benefits.
- Improves barrier function to increase moisture and prevent water loss
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Helps brighten sun-induced hyperpigmentation and evens out skin tone
- Protects from urban pollutants and environmental stress
- Suitable for all skin types
- Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) – enhances barrier protection, refines skin texture, brightening
- Prickly Pear Seed Oil – anti-aging, brightening, antioxidant
- Kalahari Melon Seed Oil – moisturizing, regenerating, brightening
- Black Cumin Seed Oil – clearing, brightening, anti-aging
- Licorice Root Extract – brightening, antioxidant, soothing
- Australian Desert Essence (Santalum Acuminatum Fruit Extract, Citrus Glauca Fruit Extract, Acacia Victoriae Fruit Extract) – anti-pollution, antioxidant, moisturizing
- Hyaluronic Acid – hydrating, firming
Full Ingredients list: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Glycerin, Propanediol, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Seed Oil*, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Olivoyl Glutamate, Aqua, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Santalum Acuminatum (Quandong) Fruit Extract, Citrus Glauca (Desert Lime) Fruit Extract, Acacia Victoriae (Wattle Seed) Fruit Extract, Bisabolol*, Tocopherol Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract Lactobacillus, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil*, Capryloyl Glycerin / Sebacic Acid, Copolymer, Sodium Phytate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Citric Acid
Just like the products that came before it, I have fallen in love with Protect + Revive and recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone looking to help protect their skin. You can read all about MUN’S line HERE and if you find this brand to be suitable for your own skincare needs, you can use the code: BLOOM to get you a discount at checkout.
As always, I am happy to answer any questions you have specifically about these products to the best of my knowledge. Simply comment below or send an email.
MUN’S AWKI Purifying Cleanser
MUN’S Skincare Set