MŪN AMAN Protect + Revive Moisturizer

MŪN is launching a new product the AMAN Protect + Revive Moisturizer. Aman is Berber for “water” which evokes the moisture retaining abilities of the desert harvested botanicals which inspired this gel cream. This gel cream is formulated with niacinamide, vitamins & other antioxidant rich desert harvested extracts to  protect, moisturize, improve skin’s barrier function, brighten and provide anti-aging and antipollution benefits. The packaging as always is spot on for MŪN. I love their minimalist black glass packaging. This one comes with a pump as well which is perfect for me.

Benefits

  • Improves barrier function to increase moisture & prevent water loss
  • Reduce appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Help brighten sun-induced hyperpigmentation and even out skin tone
  • Protect from urban pollutants & environmental stress

Key Ingredients

  • Niacinamide Enhance barrier protection, refine skin texture, lightening
  • Prickly Pear Seed Oil Anti-aging, brightening, antioxidant
  • Kalahari Melon Seed Oil Moisturizing, soothing, nourishing
  • Black Cumin Oil Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant
  • Licorice Root Extract Lightening, soothing, smoothing
  • Australian Desert Essence (Santalum Acuminatum fruit extract, Citrus Glauca fruit extract, Acacia Victoriae fruit extract) Anti-pollution, antioxidant, nourishing, moisturizing
  • Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating, firming

This has a thicker gel cream texture. It’s able to be a moisturizer on its own unlike many gel creams I’ve come across. I’ve been using this in the morning for the last few weeks. I found two pumps is perfectly capable of hydrating my skin extremely well. This is easily the most moisturizing gel cream I’ve tried to date. The closest thing I can think of to AMAN’s texture is the Sisley Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream. Its got a thicker gel cream texture and is more like a light cream. I was amazed how well this hydrated my skin. It’s a very good plumper. You’ve got aloe, glycerin, prickly pear seed oil (one of my favs), watermelon seed oil (lightweight), niacinamide (vitamin B3 multi-tasker for everything anti-aging), black cumin seed oil (anti-inflammatory and great for problem skin), lactobacillus & sodium hyaluronate to name a few.

This smells like neroli which I love. I adore neroli. This cream is very hydrating. It plumps the skin up with ease. Most gel creams have a slightly sticky texture and this falls into that category. I find gel creams are either a silicone satin texture or a slightly sticky hydrating texture. AMAN is the latter. It sinks into the skin in about five minutes and the stickiness goes away. I found some things like sunscreen could pill over this if I didn’t let it sink in long enough. I also found if I used two pumps instead of three I avoided any pilling at all even & didn’t need the five minutes for absorption. Due to the glossy hydrating texture I would say let it sink in or don’t overdo it in order to avoid layering issues.

I loved how hydrating this is. It easily plumps & firms the skin. I rarely can use a gel cream alone as a moisturizer without a lotion on top. At night or in winter I may have to add a lotion on top or under this. I can see this paring well with Stratia Liquid Gold or Paula’s Choice Omega underneath for winter. MŪN is known for it’s prickly pear oil as it’s the signature ingredient. Prickly pear oil is high in linoleic acid or omega 6 which is anti-inflammatory & healing. It has high amounts of vitamin E making it a great antioxidant. Prickly pear oil contains phytosterols (maintain healthy skin barrier, assist with collagen production) & polyphenols (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, fight free radical scavangers, reduce redness & irritation). Prickly pear is one of my favorite oils as it’s brightening, nourishing, anti-aging & helps restore elasticity.

AMAN makes a wonderful addition to the MŪN Skincare family. You can save 15% off on any MŪN skincare with code ‘beautyendeavor’ and shop HERE.

You can see the thicker gel cream texture below.

And you can see how it sheers out to some degree.

Ingredients

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 *Certified Organic

*I received this free as a MŪN ambassador, all thoughts are my own.

 

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