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The Mukti Balancing Moisturiser is one of the most organic moisturizers (95%) I’ve ever used that is both effective and moderately priced. Listed for $42.02 on the Mukti website, this moisturizer does exactly what it says: moisturizes lightly, allowing the skin to balance itself to be neither too dry nor too oily.
I have combination, mature skin (I’m 57). Although I’m drier in the winter, my T-zone is still oilier than the rest of my face. My daily regimen for this trial included the Mukti moisturizer daily, morning and evening, Tata Harper’s brightening serum for my hyperpigmentation and assorted sunscreens. I was pleased with the moisturizing level of the Mukti product, especially since I was using it during a warmer time of year. Had I been using this in the midst of winter, I would have added a facial oil because I don’t think the Mukti would have been enough on its own. However, if you are worried about adding moisturizer to oily areas, or you simply prefer a light moisturizer, this product would work well for you. It has a noticeable, slightly floral odor that dissipates quickly. Foundation goes on easily over it.
Interestingly, the top six ingredients also include the three top botanicals promoted by Mukti as unique to the lotion: kakadu plum, wild rosella (hibiscus flowers) and silky oil grass. Kakadu plum is seemingly a favorite of Mukti; it comes from Australia and is rich in Vitamin C. Hibiscus is more commonly used in teas; however, besides the Mukti website, I found one other source that described it as rich in AHA. Silky oil grass is another obscure ingredient, but is touted by the Mukti website as an antioxidant that assists with inflammation. The three most dominant ingredients are common in organic moisturizers: aloe, macadamia nut oil, and shea.
The packaging was appropriate, a dark bottle shields actives from light. The pump worked well and I used 3-4 pumps per application. The product felt soft and fluid going on my skin, and it spread easily and evenly, more like a serum than a thick lotion It also absorbed instantly, without any greasy film. My skin was left feeling hydrated all day long. I didn't notice a change in texture or tone of my skin, but it was softer and plumper from being so hydrated.