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Mukti Age Defiance Day Serum

Mukti Age Defiance Day Serum Review

is a Solution for:
Combination Skin, Dull Skin, Fine Lines, Oily Skin
Reviewed by Mark May 13, 2015 3 Comments

Pros

Hydrates skin without leaving stickiness or residue, diminishes blemishes and reduces fine lines

Cons

Has a slightly unpleasant earthy smell, takes some time to see complete results
A hydrating anti-aging serum that, if given enough time, effectively brightens skin and lessens the appearance of wrinkles

First impressions aren’t always what they seem. This statement recently rang so true for me while testing Mukti Organics Age Defiance Day Serum ($87.79). My initial off-the-cuff impression of a product is always made by either the fragrance or the texture and with this serum, it was definitely the fragrance. This has a strange and earthy fragrance that smells rather like dirt. Yes, I did find it a bit off-putting, but I also checked out the ingredient list to see if there was an obvious culprit. I found the last item listed is Frankincense oil and did a quick computer check to find many claims for the uses of Frankincense oil, including as an astringent to fade scars and age spots, and to help prevent and reduce wrinkles. Peptides also appear in the ingredients, so enough said for me—I smoothed a few drops onto my face and neck and waited for the smell to dissipate. Although it took a few minutes, it did disappear. (Along with the benefits of Frankincense oil, I also noticed many comments as to the unique fragrance ranging from “like incense and licorice” to “moldering leaves.”)

The color of mustard and a somewhat thin consistency, the serum applies best to a freshly cleansed face left slightly damp. It completely absorbed without leaving any residue or stickiness on my face. I’m in my 50s and I have oily skin, and I had no problems with this making my skin oilier or congested. Although I applied twice daily, by the two week mark I had not seen any noticeable results other than moisturizing, which is somewhat less than the product claim of “moisturizes, smoothes and hydrates the skin. Helps prevent, reduce and slow the appearance of aging, age lines and premature aging.”

I continued use and began to see a better, more hydrated complexion than before, but the “aha” moment was when a couple of blemishes that had started to form quickly disappeared, and I also noticed the light lines at my eyes had softened. This is after four weeks use. So perseverance won and although not dramatic, I have seen results from continued use.

  • May 17, 2015

    by Cheena

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the day serum, it does say on the Mukti site that it can take up to 30 days to see results, but that's probably because it's a natural product, rather than botox lol

  • May 17, 2015

    by Mukti

    Thanks for your comments.

    In relation to the "fragrance" and earthiness I do not disguise the natural ingredients in the formulas. There are 3 serums (day, eye and night) in the range that are designed to be used in conjunction with each other for optimal results. The peptides are used at very high percentages to deliver results. They also contain bioactive native extract synergies to address the particular concern. Kakadu Plum in particular has the highest source of vitamin C and is used at 5% and above in most of our formulas.

    Day - fine lines, plumping and toning topical botox
    Night - brightening, lightening, luminosity
    Eye - fine lines, crows feet, puffiness and dark circles

    If further hydration is required I recommend using the Mukti antioxidant facial oil (contains a blend of 16 precious EFA oils). Apply a few drops prior to using the serums for optimal results.

  • May 16, 2015

    by Erin

    I bought a sample set of the Age Defiance line and I'm liking it. My sample of the day serum has more of a fruity/citrusy smell with a hint of frankincense. I mix it with a drop of oil (marula or Fresh Seaberry Booster) and a spritz of toner. It seems to absorb even better this way. I love how plump my skin looks.

    I started first with the night serum so I could judge the two separately and I'm really impressed with what it's doing for my chronically congested pores. They're so clear! I've never had clear pores, even when trying things like mandelic acid! It's also evening my skin tone and lightening some sun spots. My very slight 11's are looking much fainter, too!
    These products are making my skin look so healthy, clear, smooth, and glowy. Definitely a keep for me!

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