ID Monolaurin Gel


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Face + body clarifying smoothening mattifier. Monolaurin, a smoothening-and-clarifying coconut-derivative helps skin appear more uniform from head to “glow.” Non-drying and pore-friendly. Gives skin a matte finish, and helps skin feel cooler, calmer, and more refreshed.

V-H Rating

VH -109/109

sans all common allergens, extended allergen series: North American Contact Dermatitis Group + European Surveillance System on Contact Allergies.

100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free.

100% Dye, Phthalate,Paraben + Preservative-Free.

Usage, Patch + Clinically-Tested (in vitro + in vivo; evidence-based: double-blind, randomized).

Non-Comedogenic. Non-Drying. For All Skin Types. For Men + Women, Teens and Younger (9+)

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To Use

Use as often as needed:

For Body Skin Clarifying + Smoothening — Apply on back, arms, chest, neck, thighs, posterior, and other sweaty, affected areas (not for use on genital areas). Reapply frequently to keep affected areas cool + to maintain clearer, smoother appearance. For Face — Apply as needed, carefully avoiding mucosal (wet) areas of eyes, nostrils + mouth. Mattify — Apply on bare skin or before makeup for a naturally matte, fresh finish + to keep skin feeling cooler throughout the day.


Before using any product, test a tiny amount of it on skin (we omit allergens, but you may be sensitive to an ingredient that is not an allergen). Introduce new products one at a time, with at least 3 days in between, to make sure you’re not allergic.


For external use only on specified areas as directed. Do not store in extreme heat or cold, or in direct sunlight. Do not return removed portions of product or introduce water or other substances into container. If contact with eyes occurs, flush out with plenty of water. Stop use and consult your doctor in the unlikely event of sensitivity.

Keep out of reach of children. While safe for its intended use, ingesting large amounts of this product is potentially harmful. If large quantities of this product are ingested, get medical help right away. PREVENTION IS IMPORTANT: For best results, make sure you are practicing proper prevention withEssence Skin-Saving Hair, Body + Bath Care, Skintelligent Beautyand our other products. CYSTIC ACNE.. can be internally caused. If you have cystic acne, consult your dermatologist as you may need medication and/or other management.


Alcohol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glyceryl Laurate, Glycerin, Carbomer, Triethanolamine.

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Gem V.
Philippines Philippines

Good for lactating mothers

I was advised that the toner I’m using might not be compatible with me since I’m nursing my baby, and recommended to use this instead. I was surprised that it worked well like the toners in the Superskin line. Even when I switch back to the toners, I will continually use this monolaurin gel since ot gives me the matte and cooling effect. I also noticed that it helped me somewhat calmed my skin.

Millicent T.
Philippines Philippines

Mattifying and cooling

I use this after eashing my face and apply it to smaller bumps. I use the spot corrector for the bigger pimples.

Philippines Philippines

Leaves my skin dewy and hydrated!

I put this gel on my face every night and it has definitely left my skin soft and dewy! It's also very gentle on my skin. My only issue is that it's hard to control how much gel to get from the bottle.

Mari M.
Philippines Philippines

Effective for pimples

I put on pimples, and they dry out fast.

Philippines Philippines

The solution

My usual skincare routine in the morning after cleansing is just toner, serum and sunscreen. It’s obviously not enough to hydrate my skin. I came across this product and gave it a try. I applied it before my sunscreen. Since then i noticed my skin is more hydrated and, surprisingly, I haven’t had any pimples since then. I’ve been using it for 2 mos now and I’ve decided to make it part of my daily skincare routine, permanently.