Moisturizing, nourishing and repairing…all the benefits of monoi for skin and hair

It is one of the rare cosmetics that benefit from the designation of origin. Celebrating 30 years of kind and sincere delights!

“In the 1980s, tourists rediscovered Polynesia, Moorea, Bora Bora, and…the secret of the beauty of the vahines, monoi, which means ‘holy oil’ in Tahiti, recalls Eric Vaxelier, of the Monoï Association in Tahiti. The beginning of the great nonsense…distress.” in Tahiti, which thus pledges to defend its economy, know-how and culture. In 1992, then-Prime Minister Edith Cresson signed a decree designating the traditional monoï under the designation Monoï de Tahiti.” Today, the expert continues, 500 brands in 100 countries use it in their formulations their beauticians, and this figure has doubled in ten years.” In France, the most famous are Bois, Yves Rocher, Soleil de Ile, Lovia, Haifa …

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Ancestral recipe

While every archipelago has its secrets, the mono-Tahitian coconut oil is obtained from coconut oil from the coral reefs of French Polynesia, where the flower buds are from fresh tiare (10 flowers minimum per liter of oil). It is used to massage children, beautify the skin and hair while protecting them from salt and wind and also to protect fishermen … from the cold!

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Monoi is in tune with the sun, the holidays and the excitement, but above all it has a real potency! Thanks to its richness in fatty acids and antioxidants, it has excellent moisturizing and regenerating properties. “Studies show that it protects against dryness much longer than other cosmetic stars, such as argan, shea, and jojoba…”, says Eric Vaccelier. It works wonders in prevention before the beach or after exposure to the sun, as well as in the fight against stretch marks during pregnancy or as a “positive wave liberator” in the bath as in a massage. Please note: Pure Monoi Oil does not protect against UV rays, but is now found in sunscreens with SPF 30. For addicts, this delicious product comes in many forms: creams, gels, shampoos, conditioners … because if Polynesian women were They have such long hair and beautiful hair, thanks to him really, which coats it and makes it shine while protecting it from salt and wind!

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