A few weeks back, I had to opportunity to meet with the founder of Juara Skincare.  The line is 100% vegetarian and the products fuse the active botanicals of Indonesian herbal recipes with Western science. The whole line is fantastic but I am especially partial to the Tamarind Tea TonerThis toner contains botanicals, including tamarind, tea, and rice. Tamarind is widely used in Indonesia to treat various ailments due to its medicinal and revitalizing properties. In this toner, tamarind works to increase the skin’s hydration level and enhance skin smoothness and suppleness.   This is no ordinary toner tough….it will surprise you.


The first thing you will notice is the consistency…it’s different.  It feels thick like a serum….and keeps your skin hydrated.  Well suited for all skin types (including sensitive skin), you apply it directly to your skin (no cotton balls needed), and pat it into your skin smoothing upwards.  The ingredient list reads like a supermarket list white, green, and black teas, rice bran all good for you ingredients that help aid in relieving stress, minimizing redness, delivering vitamins and antioxidants to tired dull skin. It also contains moisture binding hyaluronic acid.

Combination/oily skin benefits: Provides vital hydration without adding any oil or clogging pores. Can be used in place of a moisturizer.

Dry skin benefits: Delivers an extra boost of long-lasting hydration and improves the performance of any moisturizer.

Tamarind Tea Toner retails for $27.00 for 4.75 oz and is available at fine spas and select e-tailers.