I am 55 years old and live in southeast Wisconsin. I have dry and sensitive skin. For the past few years I have been trying to use organic products or at least products that don’t have harsh chemicals. When I was asked to review the Mukti Antioxidant Facial Serum ($46.89) I was very excited. I had heard a lot about their products and that they were all organic, so that made me very happy.
I did a bit of research on the company and found they are an Australian company that was quite fascinating. They were established in 2000 and their products are all chemical free and certified organic. They make their products in their own facility and in small batches so it is fresh. All of the ingredients they use are harvested in Australia.
Let me start with the packaging. The little black bottle looks very elegant and the pump worked well and dispensed a small amount. I found I needed at least 2 pumps to cover my face and neck. If I wanted to use it on my décolleté area, I needed another one. On the Mukti website it explains that their facial care products are packaged in violet flame or biophotonic glass. The reason for this is to filter out certain light that decomposes living organisms. Their bottles can be reused for other products or spices or anything that requires preservation.
The scent is absolutely delicious. It was very spa like and very relaxing. There is absolutely nothing in this serum that is bad for you. Tons of antioxidants! One of the ingredients is Kakadu Plum. It is native to Australia and is said to contain the world’s highest concentration of Nutrient-available vitamin C. There are many wonderful oils such as carrot seed, pomegranate, sea buckthorn berry, rosehip, and evening primrose, which are all either skin healing or moisturizing. Of course there is vitamin E and the first ingredient is aloe barbadensis which I love.
So what does all of this mean in my review. Well, I so wanted to love this product. It is affordable for most people at a little under $50. The first week or so I had some breakouts in a couple places, but they went away quickly. I went for a facial before I started using the product. I have been using Medik8 Firewall ($145 in the shop) for over a year now, and have been loving how it keeps my skin firm and hydrated. My esthetician said my skin looked great. I also use Moana Moisturiser ($78 in the shop) after that so I did continue to use the Moana after the Mukti serum. I felt like my skin lost some firmness and I know it felt definitely drier. So I just went for another facial and she said my skin still looked good, but it was definitely not as plump and was a bit drier. So while I think it is a great product, I would say it is not for me.
I definitely think it could perhaps be great for younger or less mature skin, especially for those who are looking for certified organic products and on a budget. I have been using some heavy hitters for mature skin for a while now and I feel as if it is always good for me to try new things to see if another product will give me similar results.
Mukti has a wonderful website that is very informative and their philosophy is to be sustainable, ethical and organic. I love this about the company. I may just try some of their other products to see how they hold up on my mature skin. Years of Wisconsin winters, attempts at sun tans that ended up as sun burns, as well as 20 years as a smoker was not good for my skin. Overall I feel it is worth a try to see if this item will deliver to your skin what you are looking for. There are just too many good things about this serum to not at least give it a good go.