Our Products | 10.03.2016

Why our customers love these 5 products the most

If you're looking for the best organic skincare in the world, you can start with our top 5 bestselling products. The reason these 5 products are so popular is because it's difficult to make them with all natural and certified organic (not pretend organic) ingredients while making sure they do the job they are supposed to do. Each one is just as effective – if not MORE effective – than their non-natural counterparts. And that's without all the toxic ingredients, dubious environmental practices and animal cruelty that go along with those kinds of cosmetics and beauty products.

We love all of our products and it's hard to pick a favourite, so in this post, we let some of our customers tell the story.

1. Deodorant 

Deodorants and antiperspirants that are advertised as giving 48-hour protection or 'clinical' protection sell well in Australia, no doubt about it. But if only people knew the kinds of toxic chemicals those deodorants and antiperspirants contained and the health effects of those chemicals, I reckon they'd be shocked. 

Here's an eye-popping post on why you should use a natural deodorant from our friends over at Food Matters.

The way I see it, nature invented sweating for a reason. Perspiring is part of our body's natural detoxification and cooling process and it's not healthy to use an antiperspirant that blocks your sweat glands. It's also not smart to spray, slop, swipe, slide and slather stinky toxic stuff onto your delicate armpits every day. It's not your actual sweat that smells; it's the bacteria that break down your sweat that can cause a bit of pong. Some people's BO is worse than others – some don't even need to use deodorant. For those who feel they do, it's smart to use a deodorant with natural ingredients designed to kill the bacteria that cause the smell before it starts. 

The problem is, a lot of natural and/or organic deodorants don't really cut it, especially for men and sports people. So people go back to buying the chemical-laden toxic stuff because no one wants to stink the place out, right?

We've had great success with our aluminium-free certified organic Botanique Deodorant for many years now. I worked on it extensively, to make sure I got the formula right. It's no use making a natural deodorant that doesn't work. It just gives natural deodorants a bad name and the people who use them a bad stench, not unlike the odours you come into contact with on day three of a summer hippie festival when people with hairy armpits want to hug you. 

But the fact that our deodorant is in our top 5 bestsellers list is a good indication that it works and should be on your best organic skincare list.

One of my personal trainers, Nathan, is a 25-year-old body builder. He says, "I've always had problems with deodorant due to sensitive skin. But Mukti's range is fantastic! It's fresh and doesn't feel uncomfortable, and it lasts!"

We've had great feedback since we switched from a roll-on to a spray last year, with our customers telling us they love the fresh unisex scent of our natural deodorant and that it gives good 24-hour protection. 

Some of the ingredients in our deodorant include: Witch hazel, sodium bicarbonate, sage and sandalwood. For more information click here.

2. Balancing Foaming Cleanser

Finding the right cleanser for oily or combination skin is not always easy. Many cleansers for oily skin are too harsh and strip the skin of its natural oils, some are ineffective at cleansing the skin properly and some exacerbate acne or rosacea. 

Our Balancing Foaming Cleanser strikes the right chord. It is a lightly foaming wash that gently removes excess oil and impurities without depleting the skin of its natural oils. With more than 15 nourishing ingredients, it is 93% certified organic and like all our products, is vegan and free of wheat, gluten, nut products and palm oil.

Some of the active ingredients are flame tree, which contains catechin, an antioxidant that is 100 times more potent than vitamin C, giving photo protection and improving skin appearance and hydration. It also contains the amazing mountain pepper leaf, bladderwrack, calendula and a bunch of other goodies. Click here to find out more.

Don't just take our word for it. There are apparently lots of oily and combo peeps out there struggling to find the right cleanser. Here are just two of many testimonials we've received:

Judy Earle: "I have now been using for about a week and it is simply amazing! I have EXTREMELY sensitive skin‚ and after trying endless products over my life‚ I had just learned to accept that my face would always be a little red and itchy when I first get out of the shower. But with your cleanser it isn't irritated at all! But the best part is that it's not just gentle‚ it is also really effective. My skin looks really nice and clear and feels softer.

Alana: "I've been using your Balancing Foaming Cleanser since mid 2008. This cleanser is AMAZING! I have tried dozens and dozens of cleansers‚ toners‚ moisturisers‚ serums‚ cure-alls for oily skin‚ and it wasn't until I made the decision to switch to organic products and tried Mukti's Balancing Foaming Cleanser that I realised what I had been missing out on! My skin has improved immeasurably and feels and looks so much better. Thank you so much for creating a beautiful product that works so‚ so well on very oily skin!"

3. Botanique Shampoo & Conditioner

Most shampoo and conditioner on the market is made of water, a bunch of silicones and hidden chemicals. Water is a cheap base, the silicones are added to seal the hair against water and give shine, and the chemicals are usually one of the 5 Ps – phthalates, parabens, PEGS, parfum and petrolatum, which we wrote about here.

The problem with silicones is they only give the hair the illusion of shine – it's not the shine we want. The shine we really want for our hair happens when the cuticle layer of the hair is sealed and light reflects off the hair naturally, but it's only possible when you keep your hair healthy and free of these toxins. Silicones give a fake, plasticky shine and you can identify them by names like Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Methicone, Amodimethicone, Dimethiconol and Cyclomethicone/Cyclopentasiloxane. These silicones weight the hair down and make it limp, lifeless and dull over time. They also prevent moisture from penetrating the hair shaft and attract dirt and other impurities.

Some of our customers actively seek out shampoo and conditioner that's free of silicones and other chemicals, and others just love the way our shampoo and conditioner makes their hair look and feel.

You can read the full list of ingredients in our shampoo here and our conditioner here. You'll see the first ingredient in both is aloe vera leaf juice, which means that's our base. . . NOT water. Why should you have to pay to wash your hair with chemical-infused water? Aloe vera leaf juice is nourishing and protective and a much better base, but of course, it does make our shampoo and conditioner a little more expensive. It doesn't put our loyal fans off, though. Here's what some of them say:

Savannah: "Both my husband and I use this shampoo and swear by it. I send it to my daughter and her boyfriend who live in London and France where they have access to the very famous brands that come at a price. Nothing beats this shampoo and the effect it has on the hair. It is for the discerning shopper who is looking for quality, cleanliness, a healthy head of hair and a shampoo made with top-notch ingredients. It is long lasting, a little is all you need! It makes an incredible doggie shampoo, permitting you to wash your dog as often as needed without hurting or harming the skin hair or eyes. My husband's scalp is very sensitive. Every shampoo would cause him to break out in little bumps on his scalp. Since using Mukti he has never experienced this problem ever again. I love this shampoo. It's a can't ever go wrong decision!"

Georgie: "I have tried sooo many organic hair care products and this is the only shampoo & conditioner that has ever worked for my hair. I have coloured hair, so I get frizzy hair and breakage very easily. This shampoo and conditioner does the job!! I am so happy i have finally found organic hair care that actually works. It leaves my hair feeling silky, nourished and smelling like citrus."

4. Hydrating Moisturiser

Our hydrating moisturiser is perennial popular because it's a lovely, light, everyday creamy moisturiser that just feels and smells so beautiful on the face. One of our best organic skincare products for normal and dry skin, it contains kakadu plum, which is a native Australian plant that has one of the highest concentrations of the antioxidant vitamin C in the world, as well as pomegranate, a powerful antioxidant and essential fatty acid that improves the skin's elasticity and hydration. Our customers love the way this moisturiser makes their skin glow, without feeling greasy. Check out some of our testimonials: 

Erika: "Thanks so much for this amazing cream. The first time I put it on my face I got comments from people saying‚ I looked really healthy‚ and that my skin was glowing. And every time I put it on my face I get these comments. My face feels like when I go to tropical countries‚ like Bali‚ Vanuatu. The humidity in the air does my skin and hair wonders. This nourishing cream has a similar effect. My skin literally glows when I put it on."

Louise: "I L O V E this product. I have used all the big brands over the years and frankly have not been worth what I have payed. But finally Ive found perfection‚ Its affordable‚ organic and it smells beautiful."

S.Moran: "I have been using the nourishing facial creme for mature/dry/normal skin‚ for almost two years now and I swear by it! I have extremely sensitive skin that is so dry that I used to get 'dandruff' in my eyebrows! I have tried numerous expensive and inexpensive moisturisers and lotions‚ but MUKTI has me coming back for more every time! It is an extra bonus that it is all made from the purest natural ingredients‚ in AUSTRALIA and smells delicious!"

5. Marigold Creme

There was a bit of a stir when we changed our packaging and some of our formulations last year and one reason was that we changed the name of our highly popular Calendula Creme to Marigold Creme (marigold is another name for calendula). But all of a sudden people couldn't find their beloved Calendula Creme and freaked out – that's how much some people, especially those with skin conditions, rely on it. 

Dry skin, chapped skin, eczema, rosacea, couperose skin, flaky skin – whatever your skin condition, this magic potion can clear it up. It contains incredibly rich, healing ingredients and a teeny tiny amount goes a long way, so it will last you ages. Here's what some of our biggest Marigold Creme fans say:

Karla: "I can not begin to explain what a LIFE SAVER this moisturiser has been! I get eczema on my face for many reasons, and the toxic stuff they sell at the supermarket only makes it worse. This cream feels just like what my skin needs! I have been using for years, I wear makeup daily and literally no one knows I have eczema. They are always surprised to hear it! Such a beautiful product."

Sally: "I can't say enough about this cream, by far the most hydrating, rich and inexpensive product I had tried.... Yes, because when I think about the $245 American dollars I was paying, this is nothing and really hope Mukti keep it this way. I have eczema around my nose and in the winter months it get worse.... But just an small sample of this marvellous cream and an small amount really goes a long way. I am ready to buy a full size confident and happy because winter is coming and my skin will be ready :-) Plus it's organic :-) what else I can ask for?"

Gemma: "I am a recent convert to your products and cannot rave about them enough. I have
recently had my second baby and my pregnancy skin was incredibly bad‚ my
hormonal dermatitis so bad a dermatologist I saw told me I would need to go on the drug Roacutane to recover. Determined not to and to heal naturally‚ I credit your skincare and Marigold Creme as healing my skin‚ which has never looked better."

Rebekah: "I have been living in Indonesia for about five years. Ironically‚ the uber humid climate has caused a very unpleasant and unpleasant looking ”atopic eczema around my eyes. I changed everything about my skincare regimen to avoid relapses. I bought new eye make-up and brushes‚ natural eye creams‚ and hypoallergenic pillow cases. I ditched my store-bought make-up remover and switched to extra virgin coconut oil. Still‚ every couple of weeks‚ the reaction that I in-affectionately call "elephant eyes" (so-coined for my skin's appearance during the worst outbreaks) would recur. Enter the Marigold Creme: Recommended by a friend‚ I started using Mukti's Marigold Creme around my eyes twice daily. Within less than a week‚ the eczema and puffiness completely disappeared. I tested its effectiveness by discontinuing applications for a week or so‚ and the eczema returned. I have since used the cream religiously for more than eight months. To anyone with moderate to severe skin reactions‚ particularly dry skin problems: I cannot sing Mukti's praises enough for concocting this amazing product. Well done‚ Mukti! I'll be a lifelong loyal consumer!"

There are many more testimonials like these so click here if you'd like to read more about our best organic skincare products, or find out what the special ingredients are that make this product so wonderfully healing.

Are you a fan of any of the products in our top 5 list? If so, leave a comment below and tell us what you love about it to go into our bi-monthly giveaway.


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