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I Pekar Moisturizer

A Five Best Moisturizer of 2016

Size: 1.7 oz (50 ml)

I Pekar Moisturizer is a luxurious hydrator formulated to nourish skin, erase fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the complexion’s elasticity and firmness. The collagen-boosting cream penetrates the pores with a powerful mix of moisturizing and anti-aging ingredients, including Certified Honey, keeping skin thoroughly hydrated while fighting the signs of aging. Like all of the products offered in our store, this moisturizing face cream has been tested and reviewed by women in the TIA community. So you can be rest assured that you're purchasing a product that will provide all the skin-nourishing benefits you could hope for.

Packed with skin-saving actives, including hyaluronic acid, raw honey, pro-vitamin B, green tea and willow bark, I Pekar Moisturizer works overtime to reverse UV damage and stimulate healthy skin cells. With regular use, your skin will feel smoother, look younger, and continue to retain a hydrated and healthy glow. Please note that this lovely moisturizer has a creamy consistency, and has a delicious but pronounced honey and ginger fragrance. This cream may naturally darken over time.

Store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months for optimal results.

Please note this product has been recently reformulated. Marta's review below has been updated accordingly.

TIA Review by Marta:
I Pekar Moisturizer is an unusual experience. Now, don’t get me wrong, it is one that I have come to adore. But this is not your usual pot of face cream. It manages to combine luxury and handcrafted (typically an oxymoron, but not so in the case), smells divine and leaves my skin looking as if it has been on vacation.

For those who don’t know, Ildi Pekar is my long-time esthetician, and I Pekar is her debut skin care launch. I wrote more about Ildi in my review of the I Pekar Cleanser. In short, she has two goals when it comes to skin care — natural and effective anti-aging — and she doesn’t compromise on either.

This moisturizer is, I have found, versatile enough to be layered over a serum and effective enough to be used on its own. I have found that alone, it not only hydrates and conditions but has also been giving a helping hand to erasing wrinkles.

This wonderfully hydrating moisturizer is boosted by hyaluronic acid. My skin typically errs on the oily side, but it has been dry and out of sorts of late. I Pekar Moisturizer has been just the thing to firm, hydrate and soothe it. Berry extracts provide antioxidant protection as well as brighten and even skin tone. Aspen bark is anti-inflammatory and calming.

Ildi’s line is all about honey, which is a great healer and source of antioxidants. The new formula has been stabilized (without compromising the all-natural formula) and the honey longer separates and there is no need to shake or stir the pot.

Ildi has done a great job with her first products, and I am very proud of her. The formulas are as natural as it gets, and what’s more is they work. Not to mention, the products look terribly elegant in their miron glass bottles and jars (and I’m going to take a teensy bit of credit for being the one who suggested the miron glass — a clever glass that keeps out part of the light spectrum and helps preserve the products).

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I Pekar Moisturizer ($78 in the shop) is an unusual experience. Now, don’t get me wrong, it is one that I have come to adore. But this is not your usual pot of face cream. It manages to combine luxury and handcrafted (typically an oxymoron, but not so in the case), smells divine and leaves my skin... read more

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21 Reviews
  • Ramona

    (5 out of 5)

    Opps, forgot my star rating. A five of course!

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  • Ramona

    What a Godsend! Nothing was helping my menopausal break out skin. Anything I would put on it would cause more breakouts. I had never experienced skin problems like this and was walking around with red bumpy and pimply skin like a teenager suffering from acne but without the young skin and body to go with it!

    The first time using I Pekar Cleanser and this AMAZING moisturiser it had an immediate affect on my skin! My face calmed right down and the acne seemed improved. Little by little my face has been improving with each treatment plus I used the AMAZING mask as well. THANK YOU Ms Pekar and Truth in Aging. I'm excited to see how my skin improves down the track. xxx

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  • mary

    (5 out of 5)

    I love this Moisturizer. It is by far the most active , but gentle cream.
    This cream is smooth and hydration, but not heavy on the skin.
    I Layer it of over serum or facial oil ( am) and just love how nice my skin feels.
    I will buy this cream again and hope to try more for this brands items

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    (5 out of 5)

    Absolutely love this moisturizer. I have mature, dry and dehydrated skin and this moisturizer just makes my skin look and feel beautiful. It feels hydrating and comfortable on my skin - not heavy or suffocating. Also have not experienced my usual hormonal breakouts on my chin while using this. It works wonderfully with my makeup as well.

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  • Debora

    (5 out of 5)

    I've been trying out quite a few moisturizers from TIA over the last couple of years. I've always had dry skin, but now it's sensitive with cystic acne thanks to menopause. Other moisturizers have irritated my skin, pilled, or don't absorb - this one absorbs beautifully. It even calms a patch of rosacea on my neck.

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  • Virginia

    (5 out of 5)

    I will never be without this product! My skin asks for it and if I don't use it I can tell by noon that something is wrong. Moving to a colder, drier climate in October I knew I needed more moisture on a regular basis. The smell is amazing- honey and bees wax would be the best description- and it goes on like silk. I use it morning and evening. At 64 my skin is a little sensitive but this causes no issues- even close to my eyes. LOVE IT!

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  • Francoise

    (4 out of 5)

    I absolutely adore the smell of this face cream.
    I almost use it as a way of having a "moving spa" with me...
    When can we get to have a jar of I Pekar for the body?

    The texture is like whipped butter but it's not greasy at all.

    I am only putting a four as I do not feel it does bring any specific treatment to my skin. But in all fairness, I wear a serious serum underneath and it is probably hard to compete.
    I should probably try it on its own, but love my serum so much that I have not done that yet.

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  • Lois

    (5 out of 5)

    When I tried it the first time, I didn't think it would be moisturizing enough for me, but I was wrong. Have been using for only a week, but I have fallen in love with this moisturizer. It smells heavenly, goes on smoothly, sinks right into the skin and when I use at night, I wake up with softer and smoother skin. When I use during the day, it moisturizes without greasiness and leaves my skin comfortable throughout the work day. I love the short but potent ingredient list and look forward to trying the cleanser soon. Hope Ildi Pekar comes out with a serum soon!

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  • Melissa

    (4 out of 5)

    I love the scent of this moisturiser, it is reminiscent of the aromas from 'Aveda.' I was using this cream sparingly, only when I noticed my skin needed extra hydration. For me it helped to warm the cream up in my hands and than pat it on in the areas that were more dehydrated. I was not using it everyday as part of my routine, so I did notice that the ingredients DO separate. (Essential oils rising to the top*)---But I'm sure that this is largely because it doesn't have the chemicals that other creams do--which all in all---is a great thing!

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  • Melanie

    (5 out of 5)

    Smells great and is very hydrating! Looking forward to seeing results

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  • Kate

    (3 out of 5)

    After reading the reviews I had to try it. While I like the texture, I am not sure I like the aroma or that it does as much for me as the Sevani rapid cream. It is heavier but I can be sensitive to coconut oil. Nice texture but I think I have to go back to the tried and true.

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  • Marta

    I am reporting that the reformulated moisturizer is completely stable. It no longer separates and there is no need for a spatula to stir it. The new texture is light and creamy and it still gives the skin a lovely luster.

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  • Julie

    (5 out of 5)

    (forgot to leave star rating with my review)

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  • Julie

    I must admit, when I first started using this, I was a little disappointed. I've grown to love using the pump method for just about all my products, so to find this in a jar where I needed a spatula to stir and scoop it out, had me slightly underwhelmed. However, I am definitely in love with the results, which matter more to me than the delivery method! Being 48, I've never found a moisturizer that I've truly been in love with, most either are too light and don't hydrate enough, or are so heavy that I still feel the weight of them in the morning when I wash off my face. The I Pekar Moisturizer is so decadent and luxurious (but still absorbs well), smells divine, and most importantly, leaves my face looking plumper, smoother, and more radiant. It hydrates just enough. And my skin feels amazing too. I will definitely purchase this again!

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  • Marta

    Hi Sara, I just wanted to mention that the moisturizer is being reformulated right now and the consistency will be a little creamier. I also cannot stress enough that you need far less then you might think and that if you use the correct amount - a pea-size for the entire face - you should not experience the issues you have been having. Please try using far less.

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  • Sara

    (3 out of 5)

    I had high hopes for this moisturizer, especially after seeing some good reviews...but it just falls short for me. I don't find myself really wanting to reach for it to be honest.

    The pros are that it smells nice enough, although the scent is pretty strong. I'm not super sensitive to strong scented products, but this one is a little stronger than my liking. But the overall scent is nice, it has good ingredients and is a clean, non-toxic product.

    I'd say the biggest con for me is the consistency. It's so strange...not at all like I was expecting. I guess I'm kind of more into a creamier consistency. I have normal/dry skin, so maybe that's the issue here. But this just does not absorb that well for me.

    It's not like anything I've tried before, which wouldn't be a bad thing if it worked for me, but sadly it does not. It is sort of thick and you really don't need much, but when I apply it, I don't feel like it sinks in well. It does not do well underneath my makeup, so I only wear this at night time. If I touch or rub my face at all, even after having it on for a while, (similar to what another reviewer mentioned) it kind of peels off my face.

    While I don't hate the product, it's just okay...not that impressive and it definitely isn't on my repurchase list. I'll likely use it up over time, but just wish it had worked better, especially for the price and the nice ingredient list.

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  • kate

    (3 out of 5)

    when i used this on my face it was great until i put my spf on over it. it pilled up everywhere, and peeled right off. I will only use it at night

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  • Melanie

    (5 out of 5)

    I am completely taken with this moisturizer. It feels nourishing on my skin and provides great hydration. The scent is heavenly (my husband says that it reminds him of Christmas) and relaxing. A little does go a long way. It's perfect for me.

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  • steph

    (5 out of 5)

    Love this, love the smell and I love how it makes my dry sensitive skin skin feel smoother, firmer and brighter. Its very moisturizing without being too heavy and you really only need the tiniest amount to cover your entire face.

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  • Sophie

    (5 out of 5)

    Got this for the hubby who has very dry and somewhat sensitive skin. This moisturized his skin without irritation. It absorbs quickly and a little goes a long way. I think we found a winner!

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  • virginia

    (5 out of 5)

    This product is addictive- like a sugar fix- only honey for your skin. Had used it for 2 weeks, went on a trip without it for 5 days, and it was the first thing I did when I got home. It is so rich and smooth and not greasy at all. Love how my skin looks and FEELS when I use it. I'm hooked- like a bee to a flower I love the honey and the smell and I do have a sensitive nose and won't use anything that smell funky. At 63 this is exactly perfect for the tiny lines everywhere. Makes my skin smooth and glowing. Don't think twice about this one- it's a keeper!

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  • Julie

    September 29, 2016


    Does the review reflect the new ingredients? Doesn't appear that squalane or tripeptide 5 is in the newly formulated ingredient list, rather the list showing the original ingredients. If it is missing these key ingredients that help with wrinkles and anti-aging.

  • Joel

    February 18, 2015

    (4 out of 5)

    I'm late 40's male, absolutely need lots of moisure, although I have a productive T-zone. I've used I Pekar Moisturizer for almost a month now. I'm very pleased with it. It's thick & rich in texture & feels luxurious going on. A little bit goes a long way & my skin aborbs it easily & looks instantly hydrated. It definitely separates some, per Marta's review, & I give it a quick stir before each application with the wee applicator that arrived with it. No issues applying it post-shaving, over aftershave; occasionally moisturizers & a freshly shaved beard are a conflict for my curly follicles. My only minor con would be the scent which is a rich honey citrus. It is a bit feminine for me, although it seems to mostly dissipate after a few hours.

  • Organic Aloe Leaf Juice
  • Organic Coconut Oil
  • Vitamin C
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Organic Raw Honey
  • Organic Blueberry Fruit Extract
  • Pro-Vitamin b5
  • Organic Raspberry Fruit Extract
  • Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Willow Bark Extract
  • Vitamin E
  • Rosehip Oil
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract
  • Ginger Milk Essential Oil

Introducing I Pekar (VIDEO)

I Pekar, the new skin care line that was developed by my esthetician Ildi Pekar, has become a firm favorite of mine, and I have been so excited to introduce it to the Truth In Aging Community.

Marta's Favorite New Finds (VIDEO)

I have picked out five of my favorite products and brands of the moment and would love to share them with you.

I Pekar's New Moisturizer Formula (VIDEO)

Idli Pekar's glow-inducing natural moisturizer is one of Marta's favorites, but the original formula had a few issues. Marta shows how it has been improved in this video.

Duration: 1:17

Directions: Please stir before application. Apply a small, lentil-sized small amount to face and neck after cleansing.

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