Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Monarch Botanika Facial Cleanser Review

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I was recently introduced to the skincare brand Monarch Botanika, and I am so excited to share their mission and their products with you. Their belief in Monarch Butterfly Conservation is build into the very fabric of their skincare brand.

About the cause:

The brilliantly colorful and majestic Monarch butterfly is a true wonder of the world and American icon. Weighing less than a dime, the Monarch travels an astonishing 3,000 miles during its migration - a journey that takes generations to complete.

Sadly, over the last two decades, the Monarch butterfly’s overall population has declined by more than 90 percent — leaving the species at serious risk of extinction.

At Monarch Botanika, we believe in doing more than just creating exceptional skincare products. We're dedicated to standing by a mission that's close to our hearts: conserving the Monarch Butterfly. We understand that the key to saving this magnificent species lies in the Milkweed plant, and we've woven it into the very fabric of our products.

Our skincare line proudly features Milkweed Seed Oil, a botanical treasure with untold potential for Monarch conservation. Each seed is meticulously hand-collected and responsibly harvested, ensuring the protection of vital habitat. The oil is naturally pressed without resorting to chemical refining methods, preserving its purity and efficacy.

By embracing the value of a plant often dismissed as a mere weed, we're not only crafting exceptional skincare but also encouraging the cultivation of Milkweed. This, in turn, offers new, invaluable habitat for Monarchs to rebuild their populations. Every Monarch Botanika product you choose is not just a step toward healthier, radiant skin; it's a vote for a brighter future, where the Monarchs thrive once more.

Monarch Botanika Facial Cleanser, with cold-pressed hand-harvested Milkweed Seed Oil, is a clear lathering gel cleanser that gently cleans the skin without ever stripping it. With plant-based ingredients, this Omega-rich cleanser is nourishing and hydrating, and it never leaves an oily residue. It is highly concentrated, and therefore only a tiny amount is needed to clean the face. It does include Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, and therefore you want to avoid getting it in your eyes, but it isn't overpowering– just uplifting.

No Animal Testing, Plant-Based ingredients, Sulfate and Paraben Free, Phthalate and Petroleum Free, Mineral Oil Free, Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Milkweed, Vegan.

According to Monarch Botanika,

Removes dirt and makeup with a plant-based cleanser that promotes balanced hydration, skin replenishment and moisture recovery. Specially formulated to deliver a deep cleanse without stripping away natural facial oils. It is a clean, refreshing scent for all genders.

Our facial cleanser is enriched with premium and distinctive Milkweed Seed Oil boasting Omega 6, 9, and the rare plant-based Omega 7. Cold-pressed without the use of petroleum extraction methods.

Reduces the appearance of blemishes and removes makeup, dirt, and dead skin cells. Our unique blend of ingredients, including Aloe, Eucalyptus, Spearmint, and Peppermint, ensures a thorough cleanse while reducing irritation and redness.

This facial cleanser is designed to work on all skin types, even sensitive skin and those prone to breakouts and irritation. Infused with the exceptional Omega 7, mirroring the sebum present in youthful skin, our formula ensures moisturized skin without the concern of triggering breakouts.

Monarch Botanika stands as a unique skincare brand in partnership with Native Monarchs, a non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation of Monarch butterflies and their declining populations. Directly contributing to the cause, 5% of all sales support ongoing conservation efforts for Monarchs and Pollinators. Experience skincare for Earth’s preservation – Where Beauty Meets Conservation!

Directions: Wet face with warm water. Apply a small amount to palm and rub hands together to lather. Wash face and rinse clean. Follow up with facial moisturizer.

Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Asclepias (Milkweed) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthol, Polyquaternium-10, Lauryl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Fragrance. * Certified organic ingredient.
Overall Assessment: I am smitten with this cleanser, and I am thrilled by Monarch Botanika's commitment to Monarch Butterfly Conservation. A+

$37.00 for 4 oz. from Monarch Botanika and their Amazon Store. Bundle featuring the Facial Cleanser and Facial Moisturizer for $65.00 from Monarch Botanika and their Amazon Store (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All view expressed are categorically my own.

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  1. I love that this brand incorporated milkweed into their products! I read that it's essential for the monarchs and my neighbor even started growing milkweed in her backyard just for the butterflies. We are on a path of monarch migration and I noticed there are fewer and fewer of them lately. I hope they can recover with help of kind companies like Monarch Botanika, every little bit helps.

    1. Hi Anastasia, I feel exactly the same as you do about this. It is so refreshing to see companies do more, and Monarch Botanika's cause is such a worthy one. I love that your neighbor planted milkweed to attract more butterflies, that is such a great idea! I am going to look into that! I have lots of birds, bees, butterflies and squirrels who frequent my backyard, and I definitely want to plant more to attract them!


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