I Am Not Over the MŪN

MŪN Akwi Purifying Cleanser

IMG_4150.jpgWell, I actually am OVER the MŪN, because it did not work for me.  I am very sad to say that, after trying it repeatedly, I have to call it quits.

I received this cleanser in my Beauty Heroes Box along with an organic face towel and was very excited to try it, as it was my first introduction to MŪN Skin.  This cleanser gets a great deal of love in online reviews, so I gave it more chances than I normally would have.

First lets talk about the good stuff.

This is an oil based cleanser made with Castor Seed Oil, Argan Oil and Camellia Seed Oil.  Pure ingredients that are mainly sourced from  women-owned co-operatives in Morocco.  It is meant for all skin types and is supposed to remove all makeup (even waterproof), remove impurities and unclog pores.

I followed the instructions:

∼Use 6-8 pumps

∼Massage it into dry skin including the eye area

∼Add water to fingertips and continue to create an emulsion

∼Rinse off with warm water

∼Use a warm face towel to further remove makeup

I have very dry skin so I usually have great success with oil cleansers. Not this one. I found  it to be very thick and heavy.  Probably from the Castor Seed Oil, which is very viscous.  It left my skin feeling like it had a film over it and I couldn’t rinse it off.  It did not feel clean when I finished and felt more greasy than moisturized.

Even with the face towel, it took several passes to get all of my makeup off.  My makeup usually consists of foundation, blush, mascara and eyeliner and none of it is waterproof.  Even after using the face towel, I felt like I had a film over my face.  I felt more like it was clogging my pores rather than cleaning my face.  I have used this cleanser about 10 times and I am ready to call it quits.

MŪN is a company with integrity and I love their philosophy of using pure ingredients, sustainable practices and empowering women.   This cleanser did not work for me, but I am eager to try other MŪN skin products.

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