MUN No.1 Aknari

November 28, 2012 2:30 PM

Makeup artist and beauty expert Munemi Imai's organic nighttime youth serum, No.1 Aknari nourishes and repairs your skin all while you sleep. No.1 Aknari's secret is it's three oils, prickly pear seed oil, argan oil and rose essential oil, which smoothes your skin, enhances it's natural radiance, evens out the skin tone and helps prevent the formation of wrinkles. 

Munemi Imai is an international makeup artist whose work has been featured on runways in New York, Milan and Paris as well as Elle, French and American Vogue. The supermodels and celebrities she has beautified include Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, several Victoria Secret Angels, Tilda Swinton and many others.  After a brief illness several years ago she undertook a lifestyle transformation by incorporating organic foods and products into her daily regiment. Munemi says “A lot of people these days are looking for something simpler and authentic. I wanted to create a product that is organic, pure and simple yet delivers the results.”  On a research trip to Morocco, Munemi discovered Aknari, the Prickly Pear Cactus praised by Southern Moroccans for centuries. The cactus's seeds contain an oil used by the indigenous people there to counteract the effects of sun and aging. 

Prickly pear seed oil softens and firms the skin and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, prevents premature aging, brighten the under-eye dark circles and is also excellent for hair, lip and nail care. The oil contains Omega 6 and over 80% unsaturated fatty acids. It takes over 1,500 pounds of the cactus's fruit to make 1 liter of the seeds oil.  The argan oil, also sourced from Morocco, moisturizes and revitalizes skin that has been overexposed to the sun and treats acne. Rose oil rejuvenates the skin while adding a soothing aroma to the blend. 

You can find No.1 Aknari on munskin.com and for the month of December with each purchase of the limited edition set of No.1 Aknari you'll receive a free Textured Copper Cuff supporting the non profit organization co-founded by top plus-sized model Kate Dillon, The Komera Project. The bracelet and skin product will sell for $95. Portions of the sales will go to the project Dillon started to help young women in Rwanda who yearn for secondary education but do not have the means to receive it. In Rwanda, Komera means "be strong, have courage", Dillon believes that through strength, courage and education women improve their chances of success. Visit komeraproject.org to find out more. 

Gemelis Nunez

 

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