In the market for a new multi-purpose beauty oil? Today I'll be sharing my thoughts on MONAT Global Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive, which promises to "mimic the body's natural oils." So how did it do? Read on to find out!
MONAT Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive ($99 for 1fl oz/30ml) is a multi-purpose beauty oil made from a variety of plant sources. Here's the full ingredients list from the MONAT online shop:
Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Adansonia Digitata Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Caryocar Brasiliense Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
And here is some additional info about the key ingredients (again, from the MONAT website):
Abyssinian: The Key ingredient in Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive. From the crambe abyssinica plant native to central Africa, it’s a rare and unique combination of fatty acids prized for their ability to do everything from mimic the effects of silicon for unbeatable shine; lubricate the hair deep into the follicle; and protect and coat each strand.
Baobab: The renowned baobab trees have grown for centuries in the arid climates of India and Africa, and its exotic oil from the tree’s seeds are rich in antioxidant-rich palmitic acid and Vitamin F.
Buriti: The fruit of Africa’s Moriche palm – known as the Tree of Life – is one of the world’s richest sources of beta-carotene, which moisturizes and nourishes.
Camelia: Also known as tea-seed oil, it’s ultra-hydrating oil responsibly harvested from China that cleans the scalp and pampered dry stands thanks to its abundance of Vitamin E and polyphenols.
Carrot Seed: Specially sourced from the mountains of Switzerland, it’s rich in Vitamin A to condition the scalp, plus Alpha Linolenic Acid for anti-inflammatory protection.
Monoi: Selectively sourced from the warm tropics of Tahiti, it’s a restorative oil rich in Omega 3 and fatty acids to heal damage and promote growth from the root.
Meadowfoam: This oil is sourced right from the Pacific Northwest of the USA. Named for its flowers’ resemblance to white foam on the ocean, meadowfoam oil is another outstanding source of Omega 9 fatty acids for shine and sheen.
Moringa: Ancient Egyptians prized Moringa Oil for its nourishing properties, thanks to antioxidants and Vitamin E, which help combat skin fatigue, plus clean and purify the scalp.
I ran the list through CosDNA and the only ingredient it flagged as a potential acne trigger/irritant was coconut oil—you can see the full results here. I do see a couple citrus oils on the list, which makes me think that it's probably best to use this product on the skin at night, as citrus can be photosensitizing. Not really a problem for me—I'm more likely to slather on rich treatments and oils before bed because these sorts of things can make your makeup kind of weird and slidey.
The oil itself has a light golden color and comes in an opaque dropper bottle.
So far I've tried this formulation in three different ways: As a facial skin oil, a hair/scalp oil, and as a cuticle oil. I was pleasantly surprised at how "light" this felt as a skin oil—it's obviously oily, but it doesn't leave a disgustingly greasy sheen on the skin. Same with using it as a cuticle oil—it felt moisturizing but not like I would leave stains if I touched stuff, y'know? That said, it doesn't totally disappear. I let my mom try a bit of it too and she commented on how the water beaded off her hands when she tried to wash them after using it, hah! Anyway, this stuff didn't make my hair super-gross and limp when I used it in my hair, but I feel like it's better-suited for use on the skin. For me, at least.
Other thoughts... Rejuveniqe smells sort of citrusy, which I found pleasant. Based on the ingredients list I assume this is due to the natural scent of the oils and not any added fragrance.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by Rejuveniqe. It's impossible for me to tell if it has any effects beyond moisturizing the skin at this point, but I found that this blend of oils absorbed more easily into my skin than straight-up coconut oil (just as an example). My mother also wouldn't stop gushing about the scent, for whatever that's worth. I'll admit that I find I find the price a bit intimidating, but if it's within your budget then I say it's well worth a try.
Where to buy:
You can purchase Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive on the MONAT Global website.
What do you think of MONAT Global Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive? Do you have any favorite beauty oil blends?
Disclosure: The product featured in this post was provided to me for review purposes, however any opinions expressed above are honest and my own. I did not receive any other form of compensation. For more information, check out my full disclosure policy.