Skincare Review: MÁDARA Ecoface Deep Comfort Toner

Thanks to Naturelova‘s Facebook contest, I got to try out the MÁDARA Ecoface Deep Comfort Toner.

MÁDARA’s a Latvian skincare label I’ve never heard of. To be honest, I’m not even sure what else gets exported outside of Latvia 🙂 so here’s a chance to test out something this side of exotic.

Product Description

For dry to very dry skin.

Deeply tones, eases and softens dry and tight skin. Regulates pH level of the skin. Prepares skin for better absorbtion of moisturiser. Tones without drying. Like a blossom awakened by a dew drop. Contains Baltic chamomile, rose water.

Key Benefits
Comforts and softens dry to very dry skin, soothes and aids moisture absorption.

Directions for Use
After cleansing your face, wet a cotton ball with toner, sweep over face and neck. Continue with the suitable Madara moisturizer. Safe to use around eyes.

Ingredients
Aqua, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Distillate*, Anthemis Nobilis (Camomile) Flower Water*, Glycerin*

* Ingredients from Organic Farming
** Natural essential oils
100 % of the total ingredients are from a natural origin
26.6 % of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming

The ingredients, just 4 of them, are really simple, as are the instructions. Most toners I know, other than the Avene Thermal Spray and my current Uriage Thermal Spray tend to be astringent and slightly drying. The MÁDARA Deep Comfort Toner, however, is geared towards dry to very dry skin and without the use of oils in the ingredients, which made me sceptical as to how it was going to comfort and soothe the skin.

Fragrance:

While I’m really no fan of rose scents, the rose distillate with the dilution of camomile water’s scent renders the fragrance very light and just lightly floral, as opposed to a true blue rose scent. It’s really rose water + camomile.

Impressions:

I’ve been using this after cleansing and have to say that I’m impressed. There’s no squeaky clean feeling nor does it feel drying at all. Even though there’s glycerin used,  there’s no tackiness left behind. My skin really does feel hydrated and relaxed, rather than taut and tight. I’ll be trying this out as a simple DIY mask next to hydrate my skin.

You don’t need a lot of the toner, just a decent amount on a cotton pad and it’s good to go. Since there’s no alcohol in the toner, it doesn’t dry up quickly when spreading it on your face.

Price and Availability:

The toner retails at S$32 (US$24.68) on Naturelova, US$26 on Amazon, 12 quid (S$24.10, US$18.63) on a UK website and 8.5LVL (Latvian Lat) (US$15.76, S$20.43) on its Latvian website.

I’d be curious to try a mix of camomile and rose hydrosols to see if I can derive the same results. Maybe in my next Garden of Wisdom order 🙂

Otherwise, if you’re in the market for a soothing and gentle, hydrating toner, the Madara Deep Comfort toner is certainly worth trying.

Expiry Date printed on bottom of bottle

~*Item reviewed was a prize. Opinions are my own.*~

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