Madara Time Miracle Day Advanced Anti-aging day cream review.

 

Madara has been on my radar for quite some time. I ordered samples of their tinted fluid, which I really enjoyed, and subsequently triggered my interest to try more from this Latvian brand, which uses harvested plants from the Baltic area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been replacing most cream moisturizers with face oils, but every now and then I keep the oils on hold for a cream product that catches my interest. Case in point: Madara Time Miracle Advanced Anti-Aging Day Cream*
The use of the word “miracle” in skincare always leaves me perplexed, along with the emphasis on “anti-aging”. With such promising claims, it has to provide more than good hydration. Madara has developed an organic cellular repair complex named Galium7, with Madara (Galium verum) extract and active Northern
plants. (read more about this here)
Looking at the composition I did find a handful of ingredients aiming at slowing down the aging process:
– Birch juice (packed with vitamin and mineral – according to some articles it could become the next big thing after coconut waterBirch is touted for replenishing the skin and protecting the skin cells).
– Red Clover (high in anti-inflammatory and antioxidants.
Red clover contains high concentrations of  isoflavones. It’s used to relieve symptoms of menopause)
– Hop cone extract (inhibitor of enzymes known to cause skin aging, increases level of collagen)

Hops
extract for skin contains xanthohumol, which has been found to inhibit
the enzymes in the skin known to cause skin aging. These enzymes break
down collagen and elastin fibers in the skin, but when xanthohumol
decrease the enzymes, the collagen and elastin levels go up and this can
improve skin structure overall. – See more at:
http://www.soboskincare.com/hops-extract-a/267.htm#sthash.X2JcHavX.dpuf

– Lady’s Mantle (high in tannin, acts as an astringent and tightening the pores, thus, minimizing their appearance)
– Horsetail ( naturally
contains “silicon,” a trace mineral required by the body for flexible
joints, glowing skin and stronger bones. Helps strengthen connective tissues and fade the appearance of lines and
wrinkles).
Impressions:
I used this moisturizer every morning on a cleansed face for a approximately two months. There was a small amount of product left, but the product had reached its expiry date.  Having oily skin, I’ve found it creamy, yet non-greasy. Since alcohol is the third ingredient listed, I was a bit concerned that it might be drying, but I didn’t feel any discomfort nor any breakouts. I didn’t experience any breakouts, I do think it’s suitable for oily/combination skin. Once massaged onto the skin, it leaves the skin firm and glowy, prepping it for makeup application. Madara’s moisturizer provides long-lasting hydration.  I don’t have any deep wrinkles, but I have some fine lines around the mouth and on the forehead. Over a month later, I really noticed these lines fading away. Those around the mouth are now barely showing and the ones on the forehead look smaller. I’m assuming that with an extended use, more significant results would appear.  However, I’m a bit disconcerted by the packaging. The 50ml moisturizer is packed in 3 boxes (see picture below). Obviously design plays a significant part in the commercial process, but it seems like a packaging overload to me (even though the design is really lovely).
Ingredients: Betula Alba (Birch) Juice*, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil*, Alcohol, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Glycerin***, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Galium Verum (Madara) Extract*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea-buckthorn) Fruit Extract*, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clower) Flower Extract*, Humulus Lupulus (Hop) Cone Extract*, Alchemilla Vulgaris (Lady’s Mantle) Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*, Sodium PCA, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Chitin, Beta-glucan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)****, CI 77019 (Mica)****, Aroma**, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Linalool**. 100% of the total ingredients are from natural origin. 70% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming. *Organic. **Natural aromatic component of essential oils.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottom line: Madara Time Miracle Day Cream is best targeted towards “mature” judging from its “anti-aging” formula. It smoothes fines lines and keeps skin supple. Doubling as a good makeup primer, the formula is great, light yet moisturizing. In conjunction with the Time Miracle Night Cream, this is definitely a potent treatment for a firmer looking skin.
The Time Miracle Day Cream retails for £35 and is available on Only naturals along with the rest of Madara’s line.

Have you heard of Madara? What have you tried from this brand?

Take care,

Liz

 

*Sent for review, all opinions my own.
Liz

Green hunter, wellness junkie and pun maker on the website, I'm on a journey towards a kinder and healthier life. @lizthegreenspirit on Instagram.

10 Comments
  1. Hi Liz,

    Thanks for introducing me to Madara, I'd never heard of them before your post. I had a question – would you say anti-aging formulae are redundant for younger skin? It's not that I'm afraid of my skin aging, but more that I would like a cream that keeps my skin supple and not dry (as it tends to be) throughout the day.

    Thanks!

    Besma (Curiously Conscious)

    1. Hi Besma!
      Thank you for reading. Truth to be told, if you're in your 20's I'd opt for something less intensive. I'm 25 and I use face oils with antioxidants-packed ingredients (pomegranate red raspberry, broccoli, carrot seed oil etc) One of my favorite being from Blue Labelle! (I reviewed it a few months ago as well).
      However if you have dry skin, I'd recommend the day cream from AEM (a review is on the blog) or a raw moisturizer from Gaia Creams. They are fresh and incredibly hydrating. Some are packed with antioxidants and keep the skin supple (for ex. Pomegranate & Ylang Ylang, oat & Amaranth or Chia, flax & Hemp creams)

      Let me know if you have any questions lovely 🙂
      Liz xx

  2. i had the chance to try this cream (2 use sample) and i really enjoyed it! Le problème c'est que j'ai voulu l'a commander longtemps et elle eat out of stock sur lovelula. Je te comprends Liz moi non plus les mots miracle et anti-âge ne me font pas "tripper" lorsque je vois ça sur un produit! Définitivement une belle marque xx

    1. Oui Madara est très intéressante comme marque, leur tinted fluid est vraiment sympa! Je suis également tentée par leur nouveau produit, une eau micellaire à l'acide hyaluronique. Pour le coup, je ne suis pas trop agacée par leur titre miracle et anti-âge parce qu'en effet il y a des résultats visibles. Mais bon, ce genre de titre me rappelle tellement les marques conventionnelles qui font des pubs genre "en une nuit, une peau visiblement rajeunie" lol. Le pire c'est pour la cellulite, mais je m'emporte là haha 😉 xx

  3. Madara sounds like a wonderful brand, that I've never heard of before! Lately I've been looking more into anti-aging products (not super obsessively, but the clock is slightly ticking…), this one sounds very nice to try. I am having the same emotions caused fine lines as you described, that are in need of some light treatment.

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog
    http://tlvbirdie.com

    1. Thank you beautiful Oly! Madara has some really nice products, such as the tinted fluid. The day cream does smoothe fine lines efficiently, but I wouldn't use it all year round. I still think you're a tad too young 🙂 For now I'm pretty content with face oils, or like I mentioned above to Besma, AEM and Gaia Creams are also very interesting brands to look at 🙂 xx

  4. I have tried two product of Madara that came in a LoveLula beauty box and a naturissimo box, the balancing toner and peel mask. I received also 3 samples day, night and eye anti-aging creams, and loved. Thanks for this review, i might purchase this cream.
    xx

  5. The ingredients do sound lovely for oily/combo skin but that packaging is outrageous! No need for 3 boxes. I have their Tinting Fluid and really like that so I'd definitely be up for trying some skincare from the range xx

    1. Agreed, the quality is fab, but the packaging is too much. I'm thinking of buying the Tinted fluid too, I like the sample in my Naturisimo box 🙂 xx

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