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Mukti Age Defiance Eye Serum Review

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Mukti Age Defiance Eye Serum
May 29, 2015 Reviewed by Kim 6 Comments
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A hydrating eye serum that smoothes and softens the delicate skin around the eyes

Pros

Plumps and nourishes the skin around the eyes, resulting in a bright and refreshed complexion

Cons

None

My relationship with eye creams and serums has always been a little touch-and-go. Sometimes I’m of the mindset that they are, of course, a necessary part of any self-respecting skin care regimen. And other times I’m certain that nothing in a tiny bottle is going to miraculous wipe that desperate cry for sleep from my eyes—the one that comes with having two small children. But when TIA asked me to test out Mukit’s Age Defiance Eye Serum ($77.79), I was filled with hope.

Some background: I am 41 years old and I have pretty healthy, well-cared for skin. I’ve got some crow’s feet going on, which I am embracing. My skin is pale, and thinner around my eyes, so there’s often a blueish tint that peaks through. And in the past, certain eye creams have caused those little insy bumps, called milia. Another reason I often avoid adding eye products to my regimen.

Mukti is an intriguing brand. It comes from Australia, and it is filled with fully organic, bioactive native Australian extracts. The formulations are beautifully pure and well thought-out. They have lots of anti-aging heavy hitters, like CoEnzyme Q10, Argireline, and Hexapeptide-10 (“chain of amino acids that stimulate cell activity,” TIA). But there are also some more unusual ingredients like Emu Apple Extracts, Quandong, and Davidson Plum. The website claims that the serum combines “specific peptides, antioxidants, native Australian extracts and vitamins for dramatically visible age reversal around the delicate eye area.” How can you not be excited by that claim?

The serum is a very light—thinner and lighter than a lotion, but not translucent like an oil. It feels really lovely going on, and it has a delightful delicate, earthy scent. It leaves an ever-so-slight dewy effect to the eye area. It’s not a glisten that highlights any creases or lines. It just looks healthy and moisturized. From the very beginning I liked it—smells wonderful, feels silky, and no irritations. I was actually enjoying this additional step in my evening and morning routine. But I didn't want to draw any conclusions about its effectiveness until I gave it several weeks. I have been using it for about a month now in my simple regimen of MitoQ Moisturizing Anti-Aging Serum ($119 in the shop) (the absolute BEST product I have ever used. Ever.), Mukti serum on the eyes, and a facial oil if I’m feeling like I need a little extra moisture (usually one from Laurel Organics). And I must say I really do see a positive effect around my eyes. They look brighter, more nourished, and the skin looks less thin, more plumped. That really is saying a lot! Would I spend my own money to repurchase the product? Yes. I think it’s a truly fantastic find. Now only if it could help my babies sleep through the night.

  • November 24, 2015

    by Mukti

    Please note that OFC which stands for the Organic Food Chain is an Australian food grade standard and comparable to USDA. It is by no means a "low standard" whatsoever. This product contains a 100% certified organic base with the inclusion of age defying peptides.

  • June 5, 2015

    by Sophie

    Would love to try the Mukti tinted moisturizer. I like keeping my everyday routine simple and I don't wear makeup everyday. Tinted moisturizers are a must! I've also tried some of Mutki's other products in the past and have liked them. Hope this one is a winner too.

  • June 3, 2015

    by Terri Sacco

    I would love to try the NEW Mukti Tinted Moisturiser with Sunscreen. I use Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream SPF 30 almost daily.

  • May 30, 2015

    by Marta

    Hi Fiona, I appreciate your comment and am always alert for green washing. It is worth mentioning that Mukti is an Australian company and the Organic Food Chain is an Australian organization. It is one of seven recognized by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service (AQIS). Australian standards for organic are much higher than Europe or the US, and certainly than the USDA. In the context of this product, no one is suggesting that the entire product has been certified organic food grade, but only the ingredients with an asterisk.

  • May 30, 2015

    by Fiona

    OFC "certification" is an extremely low bar and anything certified by them is meaningless. You need to look for FOOD GRADE certification (USDA, ACO, IFOAM logo) not these dodgey greenwashing "certifiers". Soy lecithin is made from soy oil, which is usually made through a chemical process using hexane. Glyceryl caprylate is a synthetic "penetration enhancer" tested on animals. Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Hexapeptide-10, Hexapeptide-10, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 are all synthetics. None of these would be allowed in a true Certified Organic (ie food grade) product. Women don't need to compromise their safety and use synthetics with dubious origins and environmental effect on their skin.

  • May 29, 2015

    by Kim

    I just wanted to add, that since writing this review I feel even more confident that I would purchase this product again! I think it continues to keep my eyes looking fresh.

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