Madara Organic Eye Repair Cream
We are interested in products that claim to do things differently – use unique ingredients or in a singular way. Obviously there are tried and true ingredients, but innovation sometimes yields surprising results. Looking at Madara Organic Eye Repair Cream, we were interested to see that in spite of being made using only organic materials, it claims to be just as effective as the other creams – promising to stimulate collagen growth and decrease fine lines and wrinkles in the under eye area as well as offer extreme hydration which is also necessary for an anti-aging cream to be effective. In order to see if this will truly function, we need to look at the ingredients and see it has what it takes to be effective.
Aqua, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Decyl Cocoate, Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol,Glyceryl Stearate, Lecithin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Glycerin*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*,Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Extract*, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Centaurea Cyanus(Cornflower) Extract*, Stearic Acid, Chitin, Beta-glucan, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (and) Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Lycopersicum Esculentum (Tomato) Extract*, Xantan gum, Titanium Dioxide***, CI77019 (Mica)***, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Aroma**, Citral**, Citronellol**, Geraniol**, Limonene**, Linalool**
Seeing a list of ingredients like that, many consumers just assume that all those ingredients are beneficial for the skin. In fact, the first three ingredients listed are water, rose water, and coconut oil. After that, it is mainly just a cocktail of plant extracts and derivatives. Because of this, we know two things; firstly, this product probably smells fantastic, and secondly, that this product is ineffective as an anti-aging cream. Plant extracts may have a myriad of benefits externally, but they cannot penetrate the skin and therefore cannot stimulate collagen growth. We are disappointed that this product did not deliver the results it promised, and would like to see more effort placed on effectiveness from Madara in the future.