Setting the Record Straight:
MONAT Global Fact Sheet

Truth About MONAT Research & Facts

  • MONAT understands that facts, science, and the truth will ultimately prevail despite the attacks the company and its Market Partners are facing online. To learn the truth about the company and its products and this issue, we readily share factual information on this website: truthaboutmonat.com.
  • In the immediate term, MONAT is being forced to litigate as a last resort in order to:
    • Put a stop to these coordinated online defamatory attacks on its more than 100,000 Market Partners – the real victims – and on its scientifically tested products.
    • Create an unbiased legal venue where the facts can be examined transparently.
  • On March 14, 2018, MONAT released the results of three independent clinical tests that confirm its products are effective, do not promote hair breakage, or further hair damage. Testing was performed by Kosmosciense Ciencia & Tecnologia Cosmetica Ltda, one of the world’s leading independent clinical testing labs, which also does testing for L’Oréal, Unilever, Proctor & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson. The results also make clear that MONAT’s shampoos and conditioners, used together, contribute to the improvement of the condition of hair.
  • Monat has sold over 14 million units of product in the United States alone. Monat has created unique product formulations, containing ingredients that have been tried, tested, and used in the cosmetics industry and that have been found to be safe for consumer use, in the concentrations Monat uses them, by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR).  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as well as the cosmetic and beauty industry world-wide, rely on the safety findings of the CIR, and leading companies use ingredients, in concentrations, determined by CIR to be safe.  Other ingredients used by Monat are all known to experts in the industry to be safe for use in cosmetics.  All MONAT formulations use ingredients, in concentrations, that CIR, the FDA, Health Canada, and the European Commission consider “safe for their intended cosmetic purpose.”
  • All MONAT products are made in facilities that are cosmetic GMP (ISO 22716) compliant, registered with the FDA, operated in accordance with FDA regulations and that are subject to FDA audit and inspection.
  • All fragrances used in MONAT’s formulations have ingredients that adhere to the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) and RIFM (Research Institute of Fragrance Materials) standards for safety.
  • MONAT products are formulated with vegan materials, the finished products and ingredients used for cosmetic purposes are never tested on animals, and we use only those colorants approved by the FDA, Health Canada, and the European Commission.
  • MONAT has said “no” to following toxic ingredients:
    • No Parabens
    • No Sulfates
    • No Cyclic Silicones
    • No BHT
    • No DEA/MEA
    • No Phthalates
    • No Polyethylene Glycol
    • No Phenoxyethanol
    • No Petrolatum, Mineral Oil or Paraffin Wax
    • No Triclosan
    • No Plastic Microbeads
    • No Formaldehyde Releasers
  • With hundreds of thousands of consumers, and over 14 million units od products sold in the United States, there is a possibility that a small number of people are sensitive to one or more ingredients that have proven to be safe, effective and approved for the general public. If someone has a reaction to a product, she or he should stop using it, like any other personal care product.
  • Millions of customers know from their own experience that MONAT’s products are safe. Any reputable lab will confirm there’s nothing in the products that would cause the kind of reaction in a large population that is being claimed by some individuals.

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