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Testing Out Makari Skin Care Products

You all know that I’m a product junkie and love to try new stuff, so of course when I was given the chance to try Makari products, I jumped on the opportunity. I used to have really great skin back in my 20’s but now, forget it!  My skin looks blotchy and I have developed milia on my chin and temples and around my nose.  The "before" shot

Because of this, I have been on the hunt for that holy grail product that will bring back that flawless complexion I used to have.  I had never heard of the Makari brand before, so I took a quick peek at their website to see what they were all about.

Makari Home Page

Apparently, they are a high-end skin care line created in Switzerland, specifically for darker skinned men and women.  They offer skin care products, hair care products, fragrances and more.  With regards to their skin care line, they claim that their products help to get rid of blotchy skin and pigmented marks which are common among people with darker skin.

I had not seen the products in any of the stores in my area, so the company shipped the product to me so that I could test them out.

The products arrived quickly and I loved the classy packaging. Makari Products Collage I received three products to try out, namely:

First up, I tried the soap.  The soap is a clarifying, exfoliating & antiseptic soap for the face and body. Sounds like the perfect product for me, because I’ve been told that exfoliation is one of the best ways to combat milia.

The ingredients are as follows:

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate,Aqua, Glycerin,Mulberry (Morus Alba) Root Extract,Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Acid,Triclocarban, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Chloride,Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) kernel Extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate

I wet the bar of soap, rubbed it in my palm to create a lather and then applied it to my face.

Me using the Makari Clarifying Exfoliating Antiseptic Soap

I then rinsed it off and dried my face.  My skin felt pretty smooth after using it, but it also felt a little tight which is somewhat normal for me when I use bar soap.

I then tried the Skin Repairing and Clarifying Serum.  The serum is a gel that is supposed to help remove and treat existing blemishes and prevent new ones.

The Ingredients are as follows:

Water, Grape Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Carrageenan Extract, Wheat Germ Protein, Corn Extract, Mulberry Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Acrylates Copolymer, Mimosa Tenuiflora Extract, Locust Bean Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Ascorbic Acid

I pumped out just a little bit because on their site they pretty much say that a little bit goes a long way.

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The serum seemed to really seep into my skin and had a very lightweight feel to it.  My skin felt and looked pretty smooth after applying it.

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Last, but not least, I tried the Body Beautifying Milk.  The body beautifying milk is a lightweight lotion that helps to smooth the complexion and reduce the appearance of blemishes, and discoloration.

The ingredients are as follows:

Water, Vegetable Oil, Cyclomethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Tridecyl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitan Stearate, Panthenol, Evening Primrose Oil, Dimethicone, Mulberry Root Extract, Bearberry Extract, Licorice Extract, Propylene Glycol,Escin, Hawthorn Extract, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Carrot Oil, Retinyl Propionate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Carrageenan Extract, Fragrance

I tried this out on my legs since it is summer and I tend to be bare legged most of the time.  The product seemed to moisturize my dry skin very well despite the fact that the Makari website specifies that it is best suited for those who have oily & normal skin.

All in all I am pretty pleased with the products, but I do have to point out that I dislike the scent.  All the products I tested have a slight scent.  It is not overpowering by any means, but I do have some sensitivity to scented products and prefer my skin care products to be unscented.

I must also point out that these products cost a bit more than I would normally pay for skin care products.  If I were to purchase all three of these Makari products through their website, the price tag would come up to over $100 dollars.  Ouch!  But who knows, if they work well over time, I’ll have to save my pennies to replenish my supply!

For more photos, check out my Google + photo album: Testing Out Makari Skin Care Products

Want to learn more about Makariplease be sure to check out their website.  You can also find them on Facebook and on Twitter.

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and #Makari #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions and views are my own.

 

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About the author

Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "

12 Comments

  • This is an AWESOME post! You make me want to get up and go get some of this product. Very informative and detailed, I love it!

  • Great post! I love the pictures and you explained everything I wanted to know. This might be something I need to try. Thanks for sharing!

  • you’re so pretty 🙂

    I am about as pales as they come so their products aren’t for me, but I will happily share this with my friends who don’t glow in the dark like me 🙂

  • I’ve always found that more expensive skin care products last longer and work better. I don’t spend much money on purses or shoes but I DO spend a TON of money on my skin care and makeup. I love natural products that are backed by cutting-edge science. I’d give it a good 3 months and see where you are. It might be worth spending the extra $ to get beautiful skin!

    AND can I add…I’m SO jealous of your tan. Where can I get one? 😉

    • LOL! I got mine in Punta Cana! I am known to jump from product to product, but I will try it for 3 months and see what happens.

  • I’m not dark skinned by any stretch of the imagination, but I enjoyed reading your opinion.

    I’m with you on the unscented thing, especially for things that I’m putting on my face.

  • Great pictures! I’m pretty much addicted to the Makari products now and hate the hefty price tag. Awesome review.