MUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum Review

MUN Aknari

I received a sample of the current incarnation of MUN’s hugely successfully No. 1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum for review. Before even delving into my sample I sort of already knew which direction the review was heading because everything about the version was an improvement:

1. Larger size for the same price which means it’s a better deal than before, meaning those who loved it before will find even more reason to purchase now.
2. Same ingredients (Argan, Prickly Pear, Rose) but better. The ingredients are the exact same but they’re now all ECOCERT Organic which means the quality level has been raised to the highest level.

So this is truly an improvement in every possible way! First impressions, I could definitely tell there was a slight change to the fragrance with the rose being sweeter rather than the slightly spicy floral aroma in the previous version. I much prefer this new scent as it is softer and more luxurious feeling.

The texture of the serum remains largely unchanged, which is expected since the formula is the same. I really enjoyed using this and felt that it seemed to sink into my skin quicker than before but that’s only my perception and hardly a scientific measure. I’d expect that the results would only be an improvement on the former version since the ingredients are better versions of the original but the sample lasts only a couple of uses so unfortunately I couldn’t get a real grasp on that.

One of the benefits of having only 3 ingredients: argan oil, prickly pear seed oil, rose oil is it will work for most people, especially those who might be sensitive to many ingredients.  At $95 for 20ml, I think now is a better time than ever to give it a try if you’ve been curious especially as it’s one of the only face oils where 100% of the ingredients are ECOCERT certified, pretty impressive.

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  1. March 30, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    This product has had such glowing reviews (and results from what I’ve heard), but I just can’t wrap my head around the price. Same with the Odacité serum concentrates. However, the ingredients are top-notch quality and beautiful.

    • April 5, 2015 / 12:19 am

      Yeah it’s definitely a steep price, but I think Mun does spend a lot of time making sure the quality is really high and they seem to work really closely with directly their suppliers which puts them in a similar league as Intelligent Nutrients, Kahina Giving Beauty, Tata Harper and YULI. I also think the risk is very low that it wouldn’t work because of the fact that there are only 3 ingredients in all so low low chance of something not agreeing with your skin. Odacite concentrates, haven’t pulled the trigger there yet but I might do it for a mix that has harder to find oils.

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