According to the tradition, the MONOI oil has always accompanied the life of Polynesians. Due to its nourishing, soothing and protective properties, it is used for skin and hair care. By creating a protective layer on the surface, it shelters the skin and hair from the sun, saltwater and cold. The oil is irreplaceable in the traditional body massage performed in accordance to Polynesian techniques, it is used in religious rituals and as an aphrodisiac. A legend tells that Polynesian women owe their thick, long, black hair and their olive, healthy, smooth complexion to the MONOI oil.
Fresh gardenia flowers—one of the oil ingredients—are the symbol of Polynesian islands. They are used to decorate hair, are braided into characteristic necklaces and applied in medicine as a skin care and healing product. They have anti-inflammatory effects, alleviate insect bites and support the treatment of skin inflammation. The chemical analysis of their properties confirmed that the Tahitian gardenia extract contains active substances such as methyl salicylate which has anti-inflammatory, healing, analgesic and soothing effects.
Thanks to these properties, the MONOI oil does not cause any skin problems, such as irritations or allergic reactions. It has nourishing, smoothing and softening effects on the skin, protects it against external factors of the environment, strengthens it and improves its flexibility. Moreover, it has an antiseptic and antifungal effect. The MONOI oil is a real treasure among natural oils, it can be used in its pure form as a face cream, body and massage lotion. In the cosmetics from the Dr Irena Eris PROSYSTEM HOME CARE BODY FIESTA series it is used as the main ingredient supported by the Shea butter, argan oil, olive wax or babassu oil.