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Monoi de Tahiti laboratory tested, validated by daily uses

The Sun, winds and sea salt make a harsh environment for the skin and hair. In these extreme conditions, French Polynesian people value Monoi and use it daily for its conditioning and reparative properties.
Independent laboratories have furthermore ascertained Monoi’s ability to repair damaged hair and moisturize the skin, as well as its safety.

Soothing compounds

GC/MS (gas chromatography and mass spectrophotometry) tests confirmed the presence in Monoi de Tahiti of compounds of the "Tiare" flower well known for their soothing and purifying properties. Refined coconut oil has recognized emollient properties.



Moisturizing properties

Monoi’s moisturizing properties have been tested in-vivo.
From an EVIC-CEBA report published on 28 July 1998 :
"Monoi de Tahiti provides progressive and long-lasting moisturizing on the upper layers of the skin. The maximum is reached between 4 and 6 hours after the application of the product".
"After only one application on the skin, and 4 hours after treatment, Monoi de Tahiti’s moisturizing properties are comparable to those of Karite butter."
Green: The monoi
Pink : the witness

Repairing the hair fiber

In vivo tests of Monoi were carried out. The condition of subjects’ hair was evaluated
by a hairdresser, the volunteers themselves and by electronic microscope analysis.
“Under these experimental conditions, we can conclude that Monoi de Tahiti effectively
repairs dry and damaged hair. The hair is shiny and easy to comb. 70% of the volunteers
are satisfied with the product."
In tests against Karite butter and Jojoba oil, Monoi has also shown outstanding results, especially compared to the former.



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Excellent safety results

A wide variety of tests have been conducted to ascertain Monoi de Tahiti safety:
- Skin and eye tolerance
- Sensitizing potential
- Hypersensitivity and hypoallergenic properties
- Photosensitizing potential

Results show that Monoi de Tahiti is extremely safe. It does not cause any skin reaction, and carries no risk of allergies for non-sensitized subjects.