Mekar (from the Indonesian word meaning "flowering") offers a range of seven products that are made of the best natural and organic ingredients combined to maximize their properties and beneﬁts. This results in highly eﬀective skin care that is in perfect harmony with the skin’s natural balance. The most remarkable aspect of the brand is probably that the products are composed exclusively of natural and organic ingredients - all products are free of fragrances, petroleum and other ingredients that are harmful to the skin and one’s health.
A distinctive and very interesting feature of the brand is that each person can identify the right product for their needs, thanks to color code repositories. If you are looking to purify, your products of choice would be green; to revive your complexion, pink products are for you; blue means hydration and orange is for correcting. How useful is this?
Since harsh products are quick to make my sensitive skin reacts with eczema flare ups, I shy away from chemical face cleansers and favour milder, non-foaming one, which is why I enjoyed the Velvet Cleanser ($30). Suitable for all skin types and enriched with the beneﬁts of organic aloe vera and lavender, this milky and non-foaming cleanser eﬀectively removes makeup and skin impurities, while leaving it soft and supple. The action of glycolic acid removes dead cells from the surface of the skin and closes pores while respecting the lipid balance. I like how my skin is never left squeaky clean after using this product, but still, it is great at removing most of my makeup directly in the shower.
Both nourishing and protective, the Regenerating Hydrating Cream ($45) is rich in moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients - hyaluronic acid retains moisture, argan oil protects and repairs, meadowfoam softens and rosehip helps improve the appearance and texture of the skin - while being lighwight and non greasy. I can't say this is the most moisturizing product I have used, but I really like how it instantly soothe my dry, irritated and eczema-prone skin, leaves it soft and supple, with a pleasant feeling of comfort.
Applied morning and night, the lightweight Firming Eye Cream ($42) is claimed to gradually decreases puﬃness, wrinkles and dark circles for a more youthful and rested look, although I can't really talk from experience since I don't suffer from these problems. I use eye creams as prevention and the only thing I require is that is has moisturizing properties - this one nourishes, ﬁrms and smooths the delicate skin around eyes, although it is not the most moisturizing eye product I have tried.
I appreciate how all of the Mekar products I had the chance to try comes in a convenient and mess-free pump bottle, and how they are all fragrance-free, which makes them prefect for sensitive skin.
Disclaimer: One or more products were sent to me for consideration to review. I am not affiliated with this company and the fact that the products were free absolutely does not influence my opinion.