Review: Madara Regenerating Night Cream & a Giveaway!

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When I won a month’s worth of Madara Regenerating Night Cream, I was very eager to try it out…more so because it was organic more than anything else.  My regular night cream product is Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair, or what most people call “magic in a little brown bottle”, and I was not sure if I had wanted anything else to replace it, since it was working very well for me.

Still, I am always game to try something new…

Well, I’m glad I gave Madara Regenerating Night Cream a try.  Not only did I like it tremendously, I did feel as if the Madara Regenerating Night Cream worked just as well as the little brown bottle did!

The Madara Regenerating Night Cream was not too heavy, yet provided enough moisture to LOCK into your skin, so that my face felt rejuvenated after just one night’s application.  There is a certain floral scent to this cream, but it kind of fades away after a few minutes.  I like it that the scent was not too overpowering.  And if someone like me, who cannot stand stuff with scents is okay with this one, then everyone should be fine with it. :)

The Madara Regenerating Night Cream is packed in a sleek chic bottle, with a pump and plastic cover, so it preserves the contents after repeated usage.  The downside of this is of course, I could not tell how much of the night cream was left, apart from feeling it getting lighter and lighter in my hand.

According to the product description, this cream speeds up cell renewal and prevents the skin aging process.  I did feel as if my skin had been given that extra boost of renewal after several applications, and that’s always a good sign.  I guess it must have been the combination of all the natural ingredients in the bottle that did the work.  This night cream contains tomatoes, barley sprouts and seaweed, among other ingredients, and also includes hyaluronic acid which is a water-binding ingredient.

I use just a little bit (a little more than a pea size on the entire face), and I suppose this cream could be used on its own, after applying your usual toner, but I used it under my normal moisturizer too.  My skin is a tad dehydrated, and because I sleep in an air-conditioned room, I like to infuse extra moisture in it.

All in all, I feel the Madara Regenerating Night Cream does its job wonderfully!  It repairs all the damage caused by stress and the harsh environment, and hydrates with plant vitamins and antioxidants.  An extra plus point is that this cream is organically certified. :)   Some skincare products contain the caveat to “Keep out of reach of children”, but this cream did not, which I found rather comforting because it meant that I could apply the cream all over my face and neck and not worry a single bit when my kids kiss me goodnight. :)

So…what’s the damage, you ask?

Surprisingly though, the Madara Regenerating Night Cream is reasonably priced at RM148 for a 50ml bottle and can be purchased online from Bodybar Skincare.  Comparing it to the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair which costs at least RM200 for the same amount, I’d say the Madara Regenerating Night Cream is an absolute steal!

My wish is for Madara to develop a coordinating eye cream that does the same thing the Madara Regenerating Night Cream does too.  I am apprehensive about applying the Madara Regenerating Night Cream around my eye area, because its richness might be too much for the delicate skin around the eye area.

Would I buy this night cream again?  Most definitely YES!  And I am very happy I found it.

Now, how would YOU like to experience this wonderful Madara Regenerating Night Cream?

Read on for more…

Shopping at Bodybarskincare.com

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I recently made an online purchase at Body Bar Skincare.  Actually part of the reason was because I had a promotion code that was expiring soon, and being the self-professed shopaholic that I am, I wanted to make use of it.

If you have not heard of Body Bar Skincare, it is a delightful little online store that sells organic and natural products.  Since my family and I are already eating organic food whenever possible, it only makes sense that what I put on my face and body is organic too!

Body Bar Skincare has a motto that is very catchy, in that

“If it’s not good enough to eat, it’s not good enough for your skin!”

And that is just so true, I feel.  Because why would you put harmful ingredients on your skin anyway? :P

The site carries a few brands of organic skincare products, but I only ever tried the Madara line. I’ll be reviewing two of the products I purchased in a future post, so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, let me share a little something about my shopping experience at Body Bar Skincare.  Overall, I found navigating the site very easy. Each product had a clear and detailed description, with the ingredients in it, and also the  number of units available.  After adding the products into the shopping cart, checking out was a breeze too.  Actually, you’d be surprised that the organic products sold at the store is actually quite reasonably priced!

There’s also a discount coupon lookup feature, which I used to double-check my coupon’s validity.  I thought that was cool…

Oh, and shipping is waived for purchases above RM250 :)

Also, email responses were quite fast, and they were very obliging and helpful in their replies, knowing me…I ask LOADS of questions…hehe.  This is very comforting, because it really helps in purchasing skincare products online.  So ask away, and I am sure you will be pleased…as was I :)

On the whole, a very pleasant shopping experience…although it would have been good if they update the order records with the tracking number of the parcel and change the status accordingly.  I received my order a LONG time ago, but it still shows up as Pending.

Body Bar Skin Care is accessible online as well as in retail stores, at several locations in Malaysia.  So if you’d like to see the products before buying them, there’s an option for you too.

I am very happy with the products I am using from Body Bar Skincare, and I know that if you are an avid organic user, you would be too!  Do check it out, and I am sure you won’t be sorry!