Making beauty sustainable

With increasing demands on the environment and natural resources depleting at a worrying rate, being kinder to our planet has never been more important. At MONU, we’re advocates of clean, ethical and guilt-free skincare and with so much talk around the subject of sustainability, especially within the beauty industry, we wanted to take the opportunity to demonstrate how we remain environmentally-conscious.  

Products & Packaging

We pride ourselves on our wide range of natural, cruelty-free products, which are formulated, packaged and sent to you from our factory in Cheltenham. Being conscious about the environment, we strive to make eco-friendly choices, that’s why our ingredients are sourced locally where possible, whilst our packaging comes exclusively from British suppliers and is 100% recyclable.

Ingredients

We want you to recognize the ingredients in your skincare. We don’t use synthetics or toxic chemicals in our formulations, instead we use plant-derived alternatives that you recognise, as well as vitamins, minerals and essential oils. Plus, with years to perfect our formulations, you can rest assured that we don’t compromise on quality.

Some of the ingredients we actively avoid include:

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulphates (SLS)

This synthetic soap strips the skin of its natural oils. Redness, dryness and irritation are common side effects of SLS use. Instead, MONU use Soapwort, a mild foaming agent, that naturally cleanses the skin.

  • Microbeads

Used in exfoliation products, these tiny fragments of plastic make their way down the sink and into our oceans after every use. Due to the devasting effects of plastic on both our sea life and wildlife, microbeads have now been banned throughout the beauty industry. MONU are proud to say that we have never used microbeads, instead we opt for natural alternatives, like Diatomaceous Earth, in our exfoliation products.   

  • Lanolin

Derived from the sebaceous glands of sheep, Lanolin acts as a lubricant for dry skin. However, it’s also been found to irritate and cause allergic reactions, especially in sensitive skin types. Due to the risk of irritation and congestion, we avoid using the ingredient throughout our skin and body ranges.

Our Heritage

We’re incredibly proud of our rich heritage, which spans over three decades. It’s this invaluable experience, coupled with our loyal customers and therapists, that has enabled us to develop a fantastic range of innovative, natural skincare. We offer something to suit every skin type, whilst tackling a plethora of beauty concerns; from anti-ageing solutions and blemish treatments to dry-skin soothers and clarifiers for oily complexions, you’re sure to find something to help your skin radiate a healthy, natural glow.

If you'd like to find out more about what MONU are doing for the environment, get in touch with one of Skincare Educators today or for more skincare tips and advice, follow @monuskincare on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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