Moon Serum Magic –
MUN By Munemi Imai…
I tried MUN (just a little bit!) an organic skin care line launched by international makeup artist Munemi Imai.
A believer in the powerful benefits of pure, natural ingredients, Munemi created this wonderful facial oil after discovering the secrets of the prickly pear cactus [also known as the Barbary Fig] on a trip to Morocco.
Centuries ago, the fruit rolled upon the shores of Morocco’s coastline from the Canary Islands and ever since, the indigenous people have supplied it as raw ingredients – today for Munemi’s gorgeous for skin products. Known as the ‘Aknari’, this small but fragrant fruit is a luscious cactus with stunning flowers. Its scientific name is as opulent as its blossoms: Opuntia ficus-indica.
The seeds yield an exquisite oil that has been used for centuries to counteract the effects of sun and ageing. It’s also known to brighten dark circles and even out skin tone, reducing melasma and hyper pigmentation.
The Prickly Pear has become an essential element of the local economy, especially for cooperatives run by women. Munemi Imai has partnered with local people that supply the raw ingredients for MUN skin products, and they share a philosophy of sustainability and green development, not to mention a passionate belief in the power and goodness of natural beauty!
Munemi chose to formulate her line using fair trade and ethically sourced ingredients, the product is also 100% certified organic, gluten-free and vegan.
MUN’s first release is the No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum. Luxurious yet light, beautifully smooth but not too greasy, the anti-aging the oil has a truly gorgeous texture sinking delicately into the skin. Its fragrant aroma doesn’t just conjure ‘Rose Oil’ but reminds me too of Turkish Delight! Anoint the oil before bed and have sweet dreams…
Ingredients: As well as opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) seed oil, MUN No.1 contains argania spinosa or Argan Oil, a nourishing antioxidant and anti-aging balancer, kernel oil and rosa damascene, a Bulgarian Rose Essential Oil that smells heavenly.
MUN has recently released Anarose, a rose-based, hydrating radiance toner, crafted to compliment the brightening youth serum. The rejuvenating solution achieves soft, glowing skin.