Our 100% certified organic skin care range is designed to provide the complete skin care needs for all stages of life. We provide you with the tools to help you create a beauty regime that is tailored to your individual needs, resulting in vital, healthy skin. Simply choose the appropriate level of cleansing, nutrition and protection according to your skin type, and adapt according to the season, your age, and the day-to-day changes in your skin. Because Mokosh products are unparalleled in purity, performing your daily Mokosh ritual becomes an uplifting experience. Your skin responds with health and radiance.
What our products are
designed to do
Our products are formulated around the principle that skin needs to be:
1) Cleansed – Daily cleansing removes accumulated dirt and toxins, permitting the healthy functioning of sebaceous and sweat glands, and facilitates the daily shedding and renewal of superficial skin cells. Our Makeup Remover and Cleansing Oil is designed to dissolve makeup, pollutants and excess sebum, leaving skin soft and gently cleansed without stripping away natural oils. Our unique Facial Cleanser, Exfoliant & Mask is free of detergents and other harsh chemicals, allowing daily gentle exfoliation and deep cleansing without damaging the skin’s crucial barrier and acid mantle.
2) Nourished – Made with the purest, highest quality plant oils and butters, our moisturisers deliver concentrated nutrition without the potentially irritating and sometimes damaging synthetic ingredients found in most skin care. Because they contain potent doses of anti-oxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and other plant nutrients, only small quantities of our moisturisers need be applied to keep skin in perfect condition.
3) Protected – The skin sometimes needs help forming an effective barrier against the environment. This barrier is essential for skin health - it prevents dehydration and exposure to the environmental allergens and irritants that may cause skin reactions. Our moisturisers are formulated to replenish the fatty acids of the stratum corneum, enhancing the skin’s ability to remain hydrated and fully functional in harsh and drying conditions. In addition, they contain potent levels of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory molecules, which protect the skin from accelerated ageing caused by environmental toxins and UV light.
Choosing the Right Product
What is your skin type?
This skin type produces an abundance of sebum. With age, sebum production slows down. The sebaceous gland openings, or pores, tend to be large, and the pores may become blocked, resulting in blackheads. This skin type is also prone to acne.
The key to caring for oily skin is to treat it gently. We recommend you do not use detergents or harsh scrubs on oily skin because they can damage the skin barrier, allowing entry of microorganisms which can lead to the development of acne.
Oily skin will benefit from application of oils high in the omega-6 fatty acid, linoleic acid. This essential fatty acid is anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, and helps normalise sebum production. In acne sufferers it has been shown to reduce the size of comedones after a few weeks of use. Oil cleansing using our gentle Makeup Remover & Cleansing Oil (rich in omega-6 fatty acids) is beneficial for most oily skin types. Our Facial Cleanser, Exfoliator & Mask is also a wonderful tool for oily skin. It helps to remove accumulated sebum, dirt and dead cells from the skin, helping prevent the pores from blocking. It leaves the skin clear of superficial debris and therefore more receptive to the nutrients in our moisturisers.
In very oily skins a moisturiser may not be necessary - natural sebum production may be sufficient. However most oily skin types will benefit from our very light and readily absorbed Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum (rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids) which will help seal the skin following cleansing and help form a healthy barrier.
This skin type has an oily T-zone (forehead, nose and chin) sometimes with large pores in these areas, and normal to dry skin on the cheeks. With age, oil production in the T-zone decreases and the cheeks become more prone to dryness. The skin may be sensitive and prone to irritation, particularly when the skin’s barrier is damaged. If your skin is particularly sensitive, we suggest you refer to the ‘Sensitive Skin’ section below.
Combination skin needs to treated gently, because harsh treatments that damage the skin’s barrier can lead to redness and irritation. The skin should be cleansed well so that glands can function properly and to prevent accumulation of impurities that could block the pores and irritate the skin. Cleansing with our Makeup Remover & Cleansing Oil followed by gentle cleansing and exfoliation with our Facial Cleanser, Exfoliator & Mask will leave the skin clean and free of makeup, dead skin cells and pollutants, without damaging the skin’s barrier. When skin is oily, our Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum will be sufficient to moisturise the whole face. However, in dry environments, during winter and with increasing age, a more protective moisturiser may be required, such as our Raspberry & Pomegranate Beauty Serum, or for heavier protection, our Light Face Cream or Rich Face Cream. Sometimes the different skin zones need to be treated separately, for example the T-zone may be treated with Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum while the drier skin of the cheeks would benefit from one of the Face Creams.
Elderberry & Chia Seed Beauty Serum - oily regions
Raspberry & Pomegranate Beauty Serum - normal/dry regions
Light Face Cream - normal/dry regions
Rich Face Cream - normal/dry regions
Pure Face & Body Cream - normal/dry regions
Normal and Dry Skin
This skin type may vary from normal to dry depending on the season, and tends to become drier with increasing age.
Although keeping normal-to-dry skin well moisturised and protected is key to maintaining a healthy barrier, gentle cleansing and exfoliation is also important, so that moisturiser nutrients can penetrate properly. Our Facial Cleanser, Exfoliator & Mask can be used daily to keep skin clean and free of debris. Our Makeup Remover & Cleansing Oil can also be used to cleanse the skin, and may be used when the skin is less in need of exfoliation, and more in need of a nourishing cleanse.
Your choice of moisturiser will depend on the season, your age, and the condition of your skin. For a light coverage, in humid conditions and when your skin does not need a lot of protection, our Raspberry & Pomegranate Beauty Serum is your best choice. When your skin needs something richer, or when the atmosphere is harsh and drying, one of our Face Creams is the better choice. For an additional nourishing boost, you can layer our Raspberry & Pomegranate Beauty Serum under a Face Cream. Some people prefer to alternate, using the Raspberry & Pomegranate Beauty Serum during the day, and a Face Cream overnight.
People with sensitive skin tend to react readily to a wide range of skin care formulations. Although the most common culprits are synthetic ingredients and fragrances, any ingredient, no matter how ‘natural’ can cause a response. For this reason, we always suggest obtaining a sample of our products to ensure there is no reactivity to any of the ingredients. All our skin care products are free of preservatives and synthetic ingredients and are 100% certified organic, which reduces the risk of sensitivity, but does not guarantee it. We have put together a range of products that are also free of essential oils, which are an additional risk factor for some individuals.
Note that our essential oil free range is also recommended during pregnancy, when exposure to essential oils should be limited.
Our essential oil free products include:
Babies and children
Babies and children should have limited exposure to essential oils. The following products are recommended: