October 28, 2014

Monat Global Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive | Review


Every once in a blue moon, a hair product (or products) comes into your life, and your world is forever changed for the better. Such was the case for me recently when I had the opportunity to test out Monat Global's Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive. This oil is no joke. If you are just joining Let's Talk About Lipstick for the first time, let me let you in on a couple little tidbits that you may find useful in regards to this review. One, I am deep in the throes of growing out a very sassy pixie haircut (which I loved, but am ready for something new) so I am desperate to hang on to whatever growth I can between trims of old, dead ends. Secondly, I am a licensed Cosmetologist which means I can get my hands on the very best salon products at cost. This is not me bragging, just explaining that I've spent an embarrassingly large amount of scrill on hair care products #justbecauseIcan (and many times, have been left wondering what the big deal was with some of them). The only thing I can say about it that isn't technically complimentary is that it almost works too well. Meaning, it can be a bit heavy for my fine hair. I had to do a bit of experimenting with it to determine the best method for application for me personally, but once I did BOY HOWDY did I fall in love.

I like to use Rejuveniqe Oil Intensive as more of a nighttime treatment as using it daily on my dry hair can weigh it down a bit. If you have thicker, longer hair, this may not be an issue for you. After a shower or bath, when my hair is still damp, I apply a few drops around my hairline and a few more massaged into my entire scalp. I also add a few to the midshaft and ends of my hair, concentrating on the very ends of my hair. Then I loosely twist my hair into a clip and sleep with it in and just rinse out for my morning shower. Since I've been using this product, my hair has totally transformed into sleek, shiny, healthy hair AND the best part is I have been able to stretch the time between trims due to my ends being much less damaged and dried. If you are growing out your hair, I highly recommend introducing this oil into your routine. Plus, it smells like fresh orange peels and makes me feel like I'm at the spa!

How it works:
    •Protects skin and hair from damaging environmental influence
    •Helps naturally replenish sebum (the skin and scalp’s natural oils)
    •Alleviates dehydration caused by harsh cleaners and styling products
    •Replenishes the hair and skin by absorbing quickly and completely
    •Delivers significant shine, strength and manageability


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.

This oil is so pure and high-quality, that it can also be used on the skin. I have used a very small amount and applied it to my clean face and neck as well as used a tiny bit as a cuticle oil. I also love it for my dry elbows and knees. 

Lastly, I wanted to tell you about the shampoo and conditioner I had the pleasure of testing. These two babies were real 'show stoppers' for me. I was completely expecting to just try them and get nice products that smelled nice but not much above and beyond that. Plus, I was a bit skeptical of the "leave in" conditioner which was a cream or lotion-like consistency because I was wary of it weighing my hair down. The only leave-in conditioners I've used have been weightless, spray-in types and I've never been completely impressed. Let's start with the shampoo:


I tried the RENEW shampoo. I instantly loved the scent, but I was really impressed with the rich, creamy lather. It felt very luxurious and rinsed very clean. What I liked was that after I rinsed, my hair didn't feel straw-like as it typically does after shampooing and before conditioning. It felt clean and smooth without feeling greasy.

Apprehensively, upon exit of the shower and gently towel blotting my hair, I applied a dime to nickel size amount of the leave-in conditioner you see here:


Oh my goodness. This stuff was like heaven. Any doubts I had about this product were quickly diminished when I blow dried my hair. I typically have to apply some type of root lifter or volumizing product. I skipped that step so that I could get the real results of the conditioner and I was AMAZED at how light it was! It instantly absorbed into my hair and I'm not kidding, it left my hair with so much volume and body I ran downstairs and made my husband feel how thick my hair was! (He was not as excited, but who cares?!)

In summary, these products are definitely worth the hype. This is a prime example of high-quality products doing exactly what they say they will. I haven't yet had the opportunity to try the other lines they offer, but if they're anything as great as the Oil Intensive and the Renew Shampoo and Conditioner, then we definitely have a winning product line on our hands.

3 comments:

  1. The cool thing is you'll get great results when you try the products AND it only gets BETTER the more you use the system. I fell in love with the MONAT line so much that I signed up as a Market Partner right away. The Whole line is amazing and the compensation plan is even BETTER. #monatmagic #business opportunity #beautifulhair

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  2. I am so excited to try these products!!!

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  3. The Leave-in conditioner is definitely my favorite product in the line! My hair dresser was commenting on how I didn't even have split ends after not cutting my hair for 8 months. I usually have to get a hair cut after 4 months because my split ends used to be so terrible. Great product line!

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