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NARS Monoi Body Glow II

What it is: A multipurpose beauty oil for daily moisturizing or massaging. What it does: Continuing in the tradition and spirit of French Polynesia, Nars launches Monoi Body Glow II to complement the original and all around bestselling favorite, Nars Body Glow. Capturing Monoi de Tahiti oil in its purest state, Monoi Body Glow II creates glowing, healthy looking, and naturally fragrant skin. Native to the South Pacific and France, Monoi de Tahiti oil is the result of macerating the native tiare flower (Tahitian gardenia) in refined coconut extract for at least ten days, slowly infusing the oil with nutrients as well as a delicate, natural fragrance. Each bottle of Nars Monoi Body Glow II retains an original tiare flower to capture the essence of this unique process. What else you need to know: It is natural for authentic Monoi de Tahiti oil to solidify when cool, which might appear as separation. Place in the sun or under warm water to liquefy, then shake gently to blend the ingredients.
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Questions & Answers for NARS Monoi Body Glow II

Question
Does this feel oily or greasy?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Monoi Body Glow II
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
Sinks right in.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
GlowingGoddess
(Montreal, Canada)
answer 2
Well, this is an oil so it will be oily. However, it absorbs fast so you shouldn't have an issue with getting this on your clothes or anywhere else.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
hulahue
(Miami, FL)
answer 3
When used on wet skin and allowed to absorb I did not have any greasy after feel with this product.
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
bethym
(Ottawa, ON)
answer 4
Yes it feels oily and can stain your clothes. Also, it does not smell so great.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nikki2112
(NJ)
answer 5
Hi,

It sinks right in and isn't oily or greasy. It has a delicious smell, too, so you can go without fragrance.

I love this.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 6
It absorbs quickly as it is very light.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
mckate
(Newtown. PA)
answer 7
It's a lightweight oil that will sink into the skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue. It smells great too!
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Mineral Oil
Does this product contain mineral oil?
asked 4 years, 9 months ago
littlered
(Virginia Beach, VA)
on Monoi Body Glow II
6 answers
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answer 1
Monoi Body Glow I has mineral oil as the second ingredient.

Monoi Body Glow II (clear) does not.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
GlowingGoddess
(Montreal, Canada)
answer 2
Hi,

It's coconut oil and tiare flower only. It's really great.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 3
Nope only coconut oil
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Slbratton
(Sierra Blanca, Texas)
answer 4
No mineral oil. Just coconut oil, which is 100% natural.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
joannanyc
(NY, NY)
answer 5
nope, it is nothing but refined coconut oil and tiare flower. made by traditional french polynesian standards.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kevynwithawhy
(los angeles, ca)
answer 6
no it does not. this product is only the traditional tiare flower (native to tahiti) soaked in refined coconut oil. zero additives. thats what makes it so special.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kevynwithawhy
(los angeles, ca)
Question
What does this do for my skin?
I have very light/fair skin and am looking for something to use on my legs and arms to perfect the tone and colouring of my skin (but NOT a self-tanner). What exactly does this product do? Add shine? or Correct tone?
asked 4 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Toronto, ON, Canada)
on Monoi Body Glow II
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
It's more of a fragrance (oil type) than anything, think it's much too strong to use as a moisturizer of any type.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
bobbbb
(Lansing, Michigan)
answer 2
This stuff adds some immediate shine that doesn't last for more than a couple of hours. What it's really good for is fragrance and locking in moisture (if you put it on after getting out of the shower but before toweling off). You probably want to go with the tinted Body Glow.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
newmies
(Brooklyn, NY)
answer 3
It does not do anything for the look or color of your skin. That is why I bought it.. Try something else.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
nikki2112
(NJ)
answer 4
Hi,

This is a beautiful body oil that smells great. However, if you want color, try the original Monoi Body Glow which is also wonderful.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
This product does nothing for skin tone except to acentuate it with a shine and moisturize. There is the another Nars Body glow that does actenuate tone by adding a bit of sparkle into the mixture and it acts more like a skin bronzer. I think it's the original Body Glow
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
Slbratton
(Sierra Blanca, Texas)
answer 6
This is a body moisturiser. It will not add color or sparkle or shimmer to your skin, becasue it does not have these added ingredients. It's like a luxurious body balm with great tropical scent (in oil form). It will give your legs a glow, from healthy skin, not artificial dyes or glitter.
answered 4 years, 6 months ago
joannanyc
(NY, NY)
Question
Will this break me out?
I have sensitive skin and tend to break out easily with certain lotions and moisturizers, especially on my chest and shoulders. To those familiar with the product - or those who share my problem - will this break me out?
asked 6 years ago
Anonymous
on Monoi Body Glow II
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
If this is true Monoi oil (which only comes from Tahiti, not France), it will not cause any skin irritations. True Monoi Oil has been tested scientifically & through many years and it does not cause any allergic reactions either. If however, this is not true Monoi Oil, but is an oil that is using the name, then there is no guarantees. Be aware that Monoi Oil is made only in Tahiti (also called French Polynesia) and has an appellation of origin control which guarantees the ingredients and quality. That of course doesn't keep others from using the term, but you can check where it's from and what it's made with.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
enso
(TX)
answer 2
I have atopic-dermatitis, but I don't break out from this. However, if you are very sensitive I suggest NOT using on the areas you are sensitive or if you are a die hard, apply a little hydrocortisone cream on the affected area prior to using the oil. You could also use a non-steroidal cream first like CereVe which has no scent whatsoever. That is what I use as bodywash and bodycream. It doesn't give me any rashes!! I rash like mad.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
maxcatmom
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
answer 3
Hi,

Try a sample at Sephora to be sure. That's the best way to know.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 4
everyone will have different reactions. it will not break out the body but may on the face. i wear this on my face on occasions. it is important to know that this exact formula has been used by native tahisians all over the body, face and hair for centuries. it is a polynesian beauty secret for the whole body
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kevynwithawhy
(los angeles, ca)
answer 5
Good question. I also have a tendency to break out on the shoulder, back and chest area and have not found that this is a problem with the oil. It absorbs quickly and adds a nice fragrance and sheen without feeling heavy or oily.
answered 5 years, 8 months ago
lisalucy2
(Deep River, CT)
Question
Type of cap on bottle?
I got a small bottle of this and so far love it- but it makes a bit of a mess having to pour it out for use. Does the larger bottle have a flip style or other kind of cap or am I just clumsy? :)
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
cutetxblonde
(Manhattan, KS)
on Monoi Body Glow II
5 answers
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answer 1
No the packaging is no better on the large bottle. Hopefully Nars fixes this... Maybe their rationale is that if we spill enough, we'll have to buy more sooner.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
heleninatlanta
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
No, it's just as clumsy. Crazy isn't it? In this day and age to be using such basic containers for something so expensive. I transferred some of the oil into a squeeze bottle to see if that would help, it did somewhat (be sure to use one with a top)...but it was messy to do, and doesn't seem nearly as glamourous, lol. Otherwise, I recommend putting several wide hair elastics around the bottle to avoid slippage, and just be careful!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
bonzoid
(Dallas TX)
answer 3
The larger size has a cap. I just pour a little in a hand. But if you always pour a little in another type of container. Oil must be in a GLASS container. So be sure that if your decide to put it in something else, it is made of glass. (Plastic will absorb the scent.) Cheap products are put in plastic, but they are not natural fragrances or perfume. Hope that helps.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
maxcatmom
(Thousand Oaks, CA)
answer 4
Hi,

It's a cap. But if you do have a problem with the bottle, you could transfer it to another container with a pump easily. Those bottles only cost a few dollars.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 5
only a cap. no pump preserves the beauty of the bottle.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kevynwithawhy
(los angeles, ca)
Question
How long does it last?
How long does this product usually last if you were to use it once a day everyday?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
(Florida)
on Monoi Body Glow II
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
I use the product everyday. When I am between bottles I add my own natural oil until my new bottle arrives. It is the greatest oil.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
Retrac61
(Santa Fe, NM)
answer 2
I bought my second bottle about a month after my first bottle. Although I slather it on because it feels so good!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
pinktorridora
(Portsmouth, NH)
answer 3
I don't use this once a day everyday, but it lasts a REALLY long time! You can always dilute it with another body oil to stretch out its life too! A little goes a long with with this oil so you don't use a lot of product every use. I've had mine for over a year (but I don't use it every day) and there's still plenty left!
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
glamouraddict
(New York, NY)
answer 4
I would think a couple of months.
answered 3 years, 6 months ago
heleninatlanta
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
The scent lasts about 6 hours and the moisturizing properties all day and night, depending on locale of course. It's fairly humid here (like Florida), but my skin is quite dry; I find it's as effective as any body cream (but smells 100% more heavenly!).
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
bonzoid
(Dallas TX)
Question
What are the ingredients in this product?
asked 5 years, 6 months ago
emchick
(Binghamton, NY)
on Monoi Body Glow II
4 answers
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answer 1
Cononut oil, Dicaprylyl ether, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance, Benzyl Cinnamate, Gardenia Flower, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Bensyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Propylparaben.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
GlowingGoddess
(Montreal, Canada)
answer 2
Hi,

It's very basic. It's tiare flower which is the Tahitian gardenia and coconut oil. It's wonderful and smells great.

Hope this helps.
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
dreamyone
(ATLANTA LOOKS GREAT THIS TIME OF YEAR)
answer 3
tiare flower (tahisian gardenia) and refined coconut oil
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
kevynwithawhy
(los angeles, ca)
answer 4
coconut oil and monoi tiare flower extract
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
wsimons
(Mps, MN)
Question
Is it (the scent) all natural?
I have fragrance allergies but am fine with essential oils. It seems to me that this product is pretty classy/simple and thus wouldn't make me sick, however i still feel the need to make sure the scent is a subtle and natural one.
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
Anonymous
(San Francisco, CA)
on Monoi Body Glow II
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
I was concerned about an overpowering scent as well, and I assure you it isn't. It's very very soft and unnoticeable after 20 minutes of wear. Absorbs quickly and doesn't leave you oily-looking. There is a very lovely sheer on the skin that lasts for a long time, making you look toned. The scent is mysterious and extremely beautiful. Hope you enjoy it!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
evanspamela
(Huntsville, AL)
answer 2
The ingredients are:

Cononut oil, Dicaprylyl ether, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Fragrance, Benzyl Cinnamate, Gardenia Flower, Tocopherol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Bensyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Propylparaben.

It has "fragrance" and so in my opinion you should test it out before purchasing.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
GlowingGoddess
(Montreal, Canada)
answer 3
I bought it after trying it in the store on one SMALL spot on my arm and found the scent was so light and didn't linger too long. However when I bought it and got it home and used it on both my legs and found the scent BEYOND overpowering.
answered 2 years ago
claireol
(Chicago, IL)
Question
Tanning Oil?
Does this make you tan if your out in the sun after applying it?
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
Phillips0326
on Monoi Body Glow II
3 answers
Answers
answer 1
This is a pure oil. You will burn, burn, burn if you wear this out in the sun. Opt for sunscreen instead.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
calicupcake
(California)
answer 2
Probably would be the same as using baby oil - no sun protection at all, just oil.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
jeankn
(Mandeville, LA)
answer 3
It's like any other oil or great moisturizer. If you want to hold on to your tan for as long as possible, keep your skin moisturized. Even better, use a spray tan...you'll thank yourself when you're 35!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
girlygirl804
(Lexington, KY)
Question
How does this fragrance strength compare to Body Shop Monoi Miracle Oil?
I have a 5oz of Body Shop Monoi Miracle oil. It smells great, but the fragrance is subtle. It doesn't stay with me for very long and stays very close to the skin. Does this Nars product have a stronger scent? Does it have any throw?
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
polarbabe
(Portland, OR)
on Monoi Body Glow II
2 answers
Answers
answer 1
This lasts on me all day and it's very subtle. I've gotten quite a few comments on it and think it's far superior to any other I've tried. Love it!
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
Elle1975
(Sacramento, Ca)
answer 2
I found the scent to be very strong and long lasting when used all over the body, so much so that I couldn't use it anymore and was overwhelmed
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
claireol
(Chicago, IL)
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