I Tried A ‘Low Tox’ Facial And Honestly, The Results Stacked Up
An honest review of Mukti Organics Beauty Rooms.
When it comes to skin care, some brands shout about what they put in – now with extra potent Anti-Wrinklemonium™! – while others pride themselves on what they leave out. Mukti Organics falls into the latter category, with founder Mukti building a brand that is certified organic (with third party certification by COSMOS and ACO), cruelty free and vegan, and devoid of any questionable ingredients (think: phthalates, parabens, PEGs and fragrance).
Whether you care about so-called ‘nasties’ or not (no judgement here) you have to wonder: how does a certified organic brand with such an extensive ‘no’ list stack up against the others? When it comes to results, that is. I visited Mukti Organics Beauty Rooms in Maleny, Queensland to find out.
HellooOoo heaven. This place is chic. We’re talking a could-give-any-day-spa-in-Double-Bay-a-run-for-its-money level of chic. Upon opening the salon doors, I was met with a dreamy combination of polished cement floors, modern rattan furniture, pastel pink touches and greenery aplenty.
Before each appointment, guests of the Beauty Rooms sit down to an extensive skin consultation to better tailor the treatment to their skin type. During the consultation, I’m treated to a Signature Foot Soak, herbal tea and glass of the brand’s new Bioactive Collagen Booster – we’re off to a great start.
I opt for The Signature: Balancing – a 60 minute facial that boosts exfoliation (with the help of native Australia extracts), increases cellular regeneration, balances oil production and de-puffs the face, neck and décolletage using lymphatic drainage techniques.
Climbing into the bed requires just a touch more effort than usual, thanks to a weighted blanket. But no complaints here – these calming blankets have an immediate relaxing effect and have been proven to reduce anxiousness.
To begin, the facial starts with a body alignment ritual to calm my nervous system and set the scene for an hour of zen. It feels like a gentle pressure point massage and before long, I float into a state of consciousness somewhere between asleep and awake.
I can’t tell you exactly what happened next; I was zonked out. However, three elements stood out: a delicious citrus scent (care of Orange Blossom Balancing Mist), a cooling mask (created by whipping the 2-In-1 Resurfacing Exfoliant) and a clay mask (AKA the Deep Cleanse Antioxidant Masque).
Immediately after the treatment, my skin felt healthy, happy, glowy(!) and hydrated. My face is prone to bloat (sugar and salt are my two vices) and the effects of the lymphatic drainage massage were written all over my face: while the difference was subtle, my cheekbones were more noticeable and eyes appeared brighter. The benefits of my Balancing facial hung around for the next two to three days.
9/10. All self-respecting Sunshine Coast locals and interstate travellers have to go.
Heads up! The author was invited to experience a treatment at Mukti Organics Beauty Rooms – however, this post was not paid for or commissioned and all opinions are the author’s own. If any post on GrittyPretty.com is sponsored, we’ll let you know.
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