THE SCIENCE BEHIND MONO TABLETS, THE FIRST SKIN ROUTINE THAT DOES NOT HARM OUR BIODIVERSITY
Why we focus on your skin microbiome?
As the largest and most visible organ, the skin not only gives clues into what's happening beneath the surface in terms of immune function, nutrition, oxidative stress, and metabolic issues, to name a few, it's the body's first line of defense against infection, environmental stressors, and loss of nutrients and water, so addressing the skin is a gateway to overall health and well-being. The skin microbiome is constantly interacting with our environment and works to support our health by protecting against infection, influencing the immune response, protecting against UV radiation, and helps provide nourishment to the skin cells. Poor barrier function isn't just linked to poor skin health, it may be linked to poor overall health. And in our new normal, in some ways defined by hyper-sterilization, the importance of our biome is a new lifeline: We need a healthy set of diverse organisms more than ever—and yet we are increasingly putting it at risk. MONO products actually start treating your skin like a barrier.
How MONO products better preserve our skin biodiversity?
There's so much in our "normal" skin care routines that actively harms our biodiversity. Various factors including ingredients in topical skin care products, household products, and cosmetics can disrupt the microbiome and trigger or exacerbate conditions like psoriasis or acne, and even accelerated aging. Sulfates and strong surfactants blast away organisms, targeting the bad ones but harming the good ones in the process. Potent preservatives—like parabens and formaldehyde-releasing preservatives, which are put in products to help keep formulas safe from harmful bacteria and mold—have the potential to kill organisms on our skin as well. Overly aggressive routines and exfoliators in overdrive can weaken our skin by eroding the barrier's protective layers and shifting the natural pH. MONO products are exclusively composed of natural, safest and harmless ingredients and preservatives, and carry organic certification.
Inspired by Science, Powered by Nature
Our lifestyles, too, are affecting our biomes. Much of our skin's biodiversity used to come from interacting with nature. MONO products have been created with this conviction that our skin microbiome is intimately connected with Nature. We decided to move forward with Nature, essentially striking for a balance between science and modern conveniences while pursuing a primary focus on sustainability and a more equitable access to healthy natural skincare products. Our formulas are packed with clinically proven preBIOTICS supporting the skin’s microbiota such as inulins: preBIULIN® FOS , INUTEC® , or BIOLIN® amongst a few. Inulins are Natural inulin-based prebiotics, derived from chicory and agave. These prebiotics have been clinically proven to: prevent reoccurrence of severe skin conditions, be effective in keeping the most sensitive skin healthy, protect the skin’s natural barrier, keep the skin hydrated, reduce the effect of aging on the skin microbiota and help recolonize the skin surface to prevent the invasion of foreign/ damaging species.
OUR INGREDIENTS & RESTRICTED ONES
100% Pure: All our formulations adhere to strict purity standards and will never contain synthetized, harsh or toxic ingredients
Naturally Pigmented: We source our pigments from fruit, vegetables, tea, and cocoa to avoid commonly used FD&C colorants and heavy metal dyes
Completely Cruelty-Free: Our commitment to animal welfare means that we will never, EVER test on animals – and that our products will always be certified cruelty-free
Ingredient Sourcing: We go through a painstaking process to make sure each ingredient sourced is never animal sourced
The Tablet changes everything
The prized attributes of MONO skincare products are convenient, efficient, fast-absorbing natural liquids used as an alternative to classic creams or lotions; but the biggest difference between a MONO product and a cream or lotion is what the formulation doesn't include. Out tablets leave out occlusive, or airtight, moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum or mineral oil that keep water from evaporating. They also contain no lubricating and thickening agents, like nut or seed oils. Our tablets are water-based, eliminating oils altogether. They’re typically packed with inulins (see above), ceramides and emollient ingredients like glycerin, aloe, and other botanical extracts. It works better for oily skin especially, and it has every ingredient you need on it; no more but no less.
The oldest secret brought up-to-date
A well known secret to beautiful, healthy-looking skin is hydration. A MONO liquid face moisturizer offers an extra boost of moisture that results in visibly healthier, dewy skin. Just a few pumps of liquid face moisturizer patted onto the skin after cleansing rehydrates the skin, preparing it to seal in deep moisture. Smooth on a regular moisturizer while your face is still damp from the liquid lotion and feel skin soak in its benefits.
Highly concentrated products
The beauty of a MONO skincare tablet is that most all the fluid is eliminated, so what you're left with is a high concentration of active ingredients. Our products contain the most potent dose of natural anti-aging ingredients -- antioxidants, peptides, and skin brighteners such as kojic acid -- you can find in nonprescription products. Those few concentrated drops are super-efficient. Serums are made of very small molecules, so the skin absorbs them quickly and deeply. "The thicker, heavier ingredients in creams form a barrier on your skin," Wilson says. "That's great for locking moisture in. But it can also lock active ingredients out. Without these hindrances, the active ingredients in a serum penetrate your skin faster and more effectively."
Because active ingredients are more expensive than thickeners, you would expect our products to be the costliest skin care lines. But because we use pump bottles or medicine-droppper applicator to dispense just the tiny amount you need, a 70 ml container of MONO product should last months , and years for your container - you will simply have to buy refills.