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 water – Birch 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)
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:
– 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
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?