MUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum


I have a confession to make. I have been having a somewhat secret love affair with the MUN’s No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum for a few months now. Why so secretive? Well, the truth is that whenever I try out new products I am hesitant to jump the gun and rave about them before giving them a true trial with my skin. My skin is so sensitive that I have to give at least a month, if not longer  to able to know how and if  it’s working for me.

I am now confident and so incredibly happy to be able to share with you the product that has been making my skin glow and has completely changed my entire beauty routine.

Let’s take a look at the creator of MUN’s highly coveted serum, No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum.


Munemi Imai is an International makeup artist. She is no stranger to fashion and beauty by any means.  She includes as her clients, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and ELLE just to name of few. During a brief illness at one point in her career, Munemi discovered the powerful benefits for health, vitality and subsequently beauty, when she included natural ingredients into her food, personal care products and beauty choices. She also took a  thorough look at the  toxins and preservatives she was ingesting on a daily basis, both directly and indirectly. So, naturally a change in diet followed  to only include clean and simple foods. “After a few months, I realized not only did my body feel better, but my mind also felt better.” This “A Ha” moment  brought home the awareness of the  inherent power of natural & organic products. Soon after, she was inspired  to create her own natural cosmetics line and in 2009 was born.

My personal opinion of her “wonder serum” is that it’s a game changer. I’ve immediately added it into my beauty routine and ritual. It does what it claims to do. I have very, VERY sensitive and highly reactive skin, so I’m especially careful when experimenting with new skin care brands. I use a few drops of No.1 Aknari on the palm of my hand, rub together, then breathe in the ethereal scent of this gem then gently pat on my face, neck and decollete. This, my friends, is Aromatherapy at it’s purest essence and form.

I believe the high performance of this blend comes from nature’s unadulterated simplicity. As well as the orchestrated synergy of three of the finest Eco Cert 100% organic ingredients that Munemi specifically chose. The blend; Bulgarian Rose Otto, Argan Oil and Prickly Pear (Barberry Fig) Seed Oil. I agree with her, why complicate beauty?

The Rose and Argan really do transform the appearance of your skin over time. Prickly Pear brings your natural radiance and glow back. Prickly Pear seed oil is the rarest of them all. Along with being ultra moisturizing and softening, it’s packed with Sterols that are known to protect against free radicals. This precious oil is often referred to as “liquid gold”. It is one of the most expensive beauty oils in the world. Labor intensive and time consuming, the process is handled by Moroccan women cooperatives. The seeds are separated from the pulp and are dried before being cold pressed. Each seed contains only 5% of oil, up to 60 lbs of seeds (and a half ton of fruits) are required to yield about 34 oz. of oil. That’s pretty amazing.

The formula that Munemi has created is gentle, restorative and yet just brilliant. The  Bulgarian rose oil is strong when you first pump it from the Miron glass bottle. But it dissipates quickly into a silky desirable ever so sweet fragrance of the gentlest kind of  rose. It has noticeably reduced my tendency for dark circles. I use it morning and evening. I don’t ever want to be without this special blend. I want to say it’s addictive in the most positive sense of the word. I really look forward to my a.m. and p.m. treatment and enjoying it’s multiple benefits.

I find this serum works beautifully as a primer underneath makeup and makes my skin look incredibly glowing and healthy. I’ve had a few people ask me recently if I am using more highlighter on my skin because of the “glow” and honestly I owe much of the compliment to this serum. It is skin glowing magical.

No. 1 Aknari has become a permanent addition to my organic beauty ritual and has really brightened my complexion. Wait until you see how fast the serum sinks into your skin. I believe Munemi has created something really special and I highly recommend you add this product to your skin care program.

You can purchase the MUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum for $95 at Spirit Beauty Lounge. One bottle of MUN No. 1 Aknari is a 3 to 4 month supply with daily use. I think it’s worth every penny!!!

Have you ever tried this serum? Share your thoughts in the comments section!!



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Blog of Britanie Faith. Conscious and Unapologetic Living. Beauty & Skincare Addict. Curve/Plus Size Model and Self-Love Advocate. Creator of Concoctions. Lover of Herbalism, Photography, Fashion, Flowers, Glitter, Books, Dogs, Coffee. This blog features original and inspired concoctions, makeup and skincare reviews and step by step tutorials, recipes, tips, product reviews, life updates, musings, makeup looks, fashion, vintage finds, and my everyday life and all of it's joys and struggles.

10 thoughts on “MUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum

  1. I couldnt agree with your review more! Im on my second bottle and it truly does live up to it’s claims. My skin has never looked better!!!

  2. Hello Britanie, Do you use the serum under a moisturizer? In place of one? Hope you’re feeling better.

  3. Thanks for your review! I have been wanting to try this, but have been simplifying my routine over the past several months (I’ve been using May Lindstrom’s the Youth Dew), and have been hesitant to add another product. Would you say MUN no.1 Aknari is very different from the Youth Dew? You are lovely, by the way!

  4. Thanks for such a great review! I’ve been on the lookout for a new serum to try and I might just pick this one up. Could you also review Vain Pursuits actually? I’ve started hearing a lot about them and would love to have your opinion on their products!

  5. Hey Britanie, how are you doing? I’m Anna and I’ve been following your blog for awhile and your blog and genuineglow are my favourite in the entire world 🙂
    this serum sounds really wonderful! I’m currently using (and loving) may lindstrom’s the youth dew but would love to try Mun because it sounds sooo good !!! so which one is better in your opinion and why?

  6. Hey babe! I got a sample of this in a recent Petit Vour box and absolutely fell in love with it. The scent and texture is heavenly. I can’t wait to get a full size! I’ve found that it’s a really great “simple” oil (though not simple in a bad way) that feels very calming after testing so many products. Love love love! Also, fun new blog design! Hope you are feeling better love. xoxo

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