The product I’m reviewing is Rose Blossom Hydrating Mist Toner by Mukti, a company which labels itself as “naturally organic skincare.” I tend to think of myself a “beauty product junkie” and as I’m in my sixties with sensitive skin that tends to be dry with patches of enlarged pores, I’m always curious to try new products that address my skin concerns. I was intrigued to test the Mukti toner mainly because it’s been 30 years since I’ve used a toner. I never gave using a toner much thought; I didn't think they were necessary nor had a purpose.
I was wrong and not alone in my thinking. I found that it's an often overlooked step in one's beauty routine. Using a toner is a key step in the cleansing process. Not using a toner is like doing half the job and that can make a huge difference. Mukti toner acts as a precursor to any products that follow in your skincare process, meaning it helps other products penetrate the skin more rapidly. It moistens your skin which allows for better absorption than dry skin. Better absorption means getting better benefits from your products. The Mukti toner is a good way to add active ingredients to your regimen.
In my personal skincare routine after cleansing I like to spray the toner directly onto a cotton ball and swipe it across my face, neck and chest. This way, it helps to remove any last remnants of makeup, dry skin or oils potentially missed during cleansing. The toner left my skin feeling soft and clean, not dehydrated or tight and there is no stinging. This toner has the most amazing scent, it's refreshing and lovely but doesn't linger as long as I’d like. Therefore, I find myself going back to it throughout the day to relish in the beautiful scent and enjoy its invigorating properties.
To give you an idea of how the product is marketed here is additional information from www.muktiorganics.com … the Rose Blossom Hydrating Mist Toner is described as a new improved formula for normal/dry skin, is vegan and is nut, gluten and palm oil free. It’s formulated to hydrate, relax the skin and restore the acid mantle after cleansing. Compliments the application of our moisturizers and assists with absorption. May be used anytime of the day to freshen, soothe, hydrate and tone the face.
The site lists the toner’s benefits as follows: tones the skin, tightens the pores, freshens, soothes and hydrates and assists with the penetration of moisturizers. Additionally, the site separately relists the ingredients Kakadu Plum, Kangaroo Paw Flower & Snowflower as “bioactive native extracts” which I assumed to be a fancy way of saying that the product is from Australia and that those particular ingredients are organic and indigenous to Australia. While that information is correct, upon further reading into the philosophy and background of Mukti, I learned how passionate and responsible they are in their endeavor to provide organic, naturally sourced products procured under fair trade agreements. I would highly recommend anyone who values a skincare company with values to personally investigate the Mukti website, as the company's philosophy, focus on integrity, and all-around back story and current process is quite interesting and I’d venture to guess most that look into their brand further will be most pleasantly surprised; I know I was.
I must extend my gratitude to Truth in Aging for the opportunity to try a new, and in my estimation, amazing product. As I continue to test new products I find I’m “accidentally educating” myself by further exploring not only the facts behind them, but learning more about the world and realize sometimes it really is a small world after all.