A few months ago, Spirit Beauty Lounge had a flash sale with 20% off everything. After a successful #NoBuyJanuary and a great start at #FrugalFebruary, I felt like hypnotized and the next thing I knew, I put Mun Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum in my shopping basket. If somebody had told me that I’d spend a little fortune over a beauty product, I’d have laughed. But here I am now reviewing this gorgeous serum. I had tried a sample a few months before, and I just couldn’t take it off my mind. So this was a little gift from myself to myself. Turns out, I’m really good at this 😉 From the packaging to the oil itself, Mun N°1 Aknari Nighttime Dream Youth Serum this is simply a dream in a bottle : sweet and soothing.
Containing 3 ingredients (Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Bulgarian Rose Oil) Mun asserts the adage that less is more. It’s all about selecting and combining the right ingredients!
The title of the product is self-explanatory: it’s a nighttime serum, Prickly Pear Seed Oil is photosensitive, so it’s not meant to be used in daytime light. I’ve been religiously applying it every night, on a cleansed face, for more than a month. Applying 2-3 drops and gently massaging the face. The texture is extremely pleasant : the serum is quite clear, and super lightweight. Once applied, it leaves a subtle but sweet aroma on your face and instantly soothes and refreshes the skin, without leaving any greasiness.
Seed Oil (AKA Cactus Oil or Barbary Fig Seed Oil) which brightens dark circles and evens out skin tone, reducing melasma and hyperpigmentation, and Argan Oil, the nourishing antioxidant anti-aging balancer, combine to transform the appearance of your skin,
while soothing Bulgarian Rose Oil lightly scents your sweetest dreams.TO USE
Mun oil works best at night.
Apply evenly over face and neck after removing makeup and cleansing. Mun
oil can also be used by day and under makeup, but prickly pear seed oil
is photosensitive so do not wear Mun when you will be in daylight sun.
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Some results were immediate, some appeared overtime. Important: if you’re looking for a serum against spots and pimples, you might want to look for a more specific one! This is not the purpose of this serum. However, it’s absolutely suitable for oily skin – which I have – since it’s not clogging at all. To me, it’s is phenomenal skin replenishing serum! I could immediately observe that it gives the skin a well-needed boost. Stressed and dehydrated skin will immensely benefit from this serum. It also soothes redness as well. After several weeks another difference showed : several scars were fading. I can say that my skin looks more even. It also softens fine lines : some little fine lines around the mouth have diminished. Mun is also gentle enough for the eye area and helped against dark eye circles. If you feel like your skin has been treated harshly lately, the serum will bring some tender loving care to any worn-out skin.
This oil absorbs very quickly into the skin and is light in weight so it
doesn’t leave a shine. After using for a few nights, by the fourth
morning I noticed my skin wasn’t as agitated and less red. The scent is
light but still fragrant enough to make you happy and ease you into bed.Though the ingredients are very minimal, the three work together so well
and I would say that this oil is suitable for all skin types.
I highly recommend this. – See more at:
In the morning, skin feels fresh and glowy. And I truly feel my skin more supple.
I also really want to emphasize the aromatherapeutic aspect of this serum! An absolute treat for your senses. The scent is utterly divine. I’m at loss for words. For me this is the most exquisite scent, it’s subtle, delicate, fruity, floral, sweet and very refreshing at the same time. I’m not too fond of the scent of argan oil itself, but the combination with Bulgarian Rose and Prickly Pear Seed oil is working superbly. If this was a fragrance, I’d wear this all day long. The scent is soothing and uplifting at the same time and it actually prepares you to sleep.
A stellar product! (moon-stellar, I just couldn’t help it 😉
The less sweet aspect remains the price tag for this 15ml bottle. However, keep in mind that a little goes a long way : 2-3 drops at night are more than enough to fully hydrate the skin. I still have enough product left and I have been using it every night for more than six weeks. I also wish the closing system was a bit more convenient, as the cap only covers the slit where the product comes out. I’m always afraid to accidentally press the pump, and subsequently leak some precious drops, while putting the cap back on.
Would I recommend it? Yes!
All in all, I love it to the “mun” and back (alright alright, I’m going to stop with the puns!)
Mun Aknari N°1 Nighttime Dream Youth Serum clearly lives up to its name, it is the embodiement of dream. It’s a beautifully crafted product.
Instantly soothing, overnight it hydrates and replenishes the skin, giving the skin a dewy appearance. If you are looking to treat yourself, look no further, this is the ultimate pampering product for you!
What are your thoughts? Have you tried Mun? What is your favorite luxurious product?
Nice review miss! looking like a fab product! Will definitely give it a go at some point (once I need another serum in my beauty cabinet).
Thank you Audrey! It's definitely a fab product. I suggest you order it on Spirit Beauty Lounge, especially if they have some sales again, because it's still cheaper (shipping costs incl.) than buying it in Europe. Let me know how you like it 🙂 xx
Really interesting review with some great information Liz! I enjoy your puns and you've got me wishing I could smell the darn serum through my computer!
Thank you Rebecca! I'm glad you enjoyed the puns (I couldn't help it, I had to make these 🙂 I really hope you get to try it or at least smell it very soon 🙂 xx
Mun is a favorite of mine, and while it is an investment with cost, great serums are what you're supposed to be investing in. I try others, but I always go back to it. I've also had the chance to speak to the Mun people, and they are also amazing! The product is awesome, the people are awesome how can you go wrong?
I completely agree! It's such a luxurious and divine serum 🙂 Definitely the type of products that makes perfect sense in a beauty cabinet. xx
aaaw oui comme tu dis, l'odeur de ce sérum est absolument un plaisir pour les sens! J'ai adoré ce sérum en échantillon 🙂 Dans un avenir proche, je me l'offrirai 🙂 Maintenant faut que je finisse mes bouteilles 🙂
Bonne fin de semaine!
Merci beaucoup Julie! Tu verras, il en vaut le coup, une fois que tu auras vidé ton stock. Je fais pareil, je me sens moins coupable quand j'achète après haha. 🙂 Passe un très bon dimanche! xx
p.s hehe merci, je suis contente que tu aimes le nom 😀
AAh oui et Liz j'adore le nom de ton blog en passant! Je suis fan de Nirvana 🙂 J'ai écouté les chansons en boucle la semaine dernière 5 avril ..
You've made it sound so beautiful! Thanks for pointing out that it isn't really for blemish fighting, that's good to know. I always use Barbary Fig Seed oil post-breakout to fade marks. Maybe once I run out of that I'll treat myself to Mun 🙂
Thank you lovely! I thought it was really important to be clear regarding its effects on blemishes, because it's surely not the serum's purpose (at least for me) + it's a quite pricey product and it would be a bummer to spend so much thinking it would clear up the skin. I had never tried Barbary fig seed oil before and you're right, it definitely works against breakout marks. You'll see it's pure indulgence 🙂 xx
I have tried a sample of this and thought it to be lovely. It really felt light yet nourishing. Was not aware that Barbary fig caused photosensitivity, I have seen it as an ingredient in a few daytime products, will have to pay more attention in the future xx
I read a few times that it might cause photosensitivity in the long term. Some say it's less photosensitive thant citrus, but I'm still on the fence, hence why I prefer to use it at night 🙂 xx
Love this post Liz! So far, this is one of my favorite serums