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I Pekar Hungarian Thermal Water Tonik

I Pekar Hungarian Thermal Water Tonik Review

is a Solution for:
Combination Skin, Dull Skin, Large Pores, Oily Skin, Uneven Skin
Reviewed by TIA Community Member May 12, 2017 4 Comments

Pros

Cleanses, brightens and preps the skin

Cons

None
This all-natural toner clarifies the complexion and creates a more alkaline layer of skin

By Candace H.

I’m in my 60s with normal skin that is somewhat lined and wrinkled. I’m no newbie to toners, as I’ve used those from RL Linden, May Lindstrom, In Fiore and Mun. So, I was eager to the I Pekar Hungarian Thermal Water Tonik ($88). I currently use I Pekar’s cleanser, eye cream and thermal mud mask, and like the other products in this line, I felt the toner would be a good addition to my regimen.

The first thing I noticed about this toner was, to me, the pronounced scent of peppermint. The third ingredient listed is organic peppermint leaf, and although I’m not a fan of peppermint, it has a fresh, just-picked scent. My skin is somewhat reactive, but I had no problem with this at all. It was actually quite refreshing. The product itself is weightless, easily absorbed and, according to the company, pH balanced, making it ideal for all skin types.

The ingredient list is quite simple with mostly organic plant and fruit extracts. The base of the elixir is organic aloe, followed by Hungarian thermal water, which is praised as a “miracle water” for its healing components. Next up is white willow bark extract, a natural source of salicylic acid. Studies have shown it sops up excess oil, reduces the appearance of large pores and adds radiance. Other notable ingredients include antioxidant-rich bilberry fruit, damage-reversing rosemary and healing silver colloid. Finally, it is infused with clear crystal quartz, which supposedly boosts skin’s energy and radiance (though there isn’t much supporting science).

I found that this toner prepared my skin for the other products I used, making them more effective. The enhancement was visible — clearer and brighter skin. At first glance, the product seems to be on the pricey side, but I will definitely repurchase. I have used it twice a day for almost a month (without skimping!), and I feel that there is enough product left for at least two or more months of use. I recommend you try it, especially if you are already a fan of toners like me. 

  • May 24, 2017

    by Marta

    Hi Melanie, yes we will be getting this in the TIA store - in a couple of weeks.

  • May 18, 2017

    by Melanie

    Will this be available in the shop? Thanks!

  • May 13, 2017

    by Marta

    Hi Jane, I really don't know how much thermal water there is, but I was a witness to the development of this product. The early versions were not very pleasant smelling and it took a few goes to get the scent right.

  • May 12, 2017

    by Jane

    Well, having to be born and grown up in Hungary, we went to a lot of thermal baths with my family. It truly is part of the Hungarian culture and the locals visit these baths summer and winter. If anyone has visited these, the person knows the strong smell of the minerals. We heated out house with thermal water because it was such high temperature. We used this water in our bathroom also. Yes, it has a color and a smell. So for this product to have a "fresh scent" makes me truly wonder how much thermal water that is in this. Those minerals naturally smell so for this product not to smell, I wonder if this is just a marketing gimmick.

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