To be honest, I have no idea what is so extraordinary about the Melvita Extraordinary Water. I’ve been using this one off and on for months, trying to get a grip on it and the long and short of it is, I have no idea what it is. Is it a toner? A lotion? A hydrator? A serum? A …what?
I was told that this Extraordinary Water is one of Melvita’s popular products. Let me be honest. I have no idea why. To me it does nothing extraordinary and I don’t get any benefits from it at all. I guess this concludes my review LOL! 😛
Ok ok, let me just gab on a little longer. It galls me that I said everything I wanted to say in 100 words. It also means that I generally write too much and that you, the reader, has to plod through 1000 words on average. Sorry 😛 So this is what it feels like to read a short review huh? 😛 Let’s take a more in depth look at this product then.
There are 3 versions of this Extraordinary Water – Narcissus for brightening, Rose for rejuvenating and Orange Blossom for moisturizing. I first tried the Rose one. The bottles are relatively small 100ml blue plastic bottles with a stopper to control the flow of the water. I was told to just pour a few drops into the palm of my hand and just pat onto my face. You can use a piece of cotton pad too to apply, just as you would a toner.
I was also told I should experience more hydrated, more rejuvenated skin after using this. After about a month, I saw nothing out of the ordinary. I didn’t like the whole process of patting the water on my face because it was messy and it felt sticky. I’m no stranger to the process but I just didn’t like the texture of this water. The Rose one has a thicker more viscous texture, like a liquid gel and it felt sticky on my skin.
When I raised this to the people from Melvita, I was told that “a few drops” was too little. I should be using a lot more – like a large coin size. So, I went back and tried it. Too messy, too sticky, too much hassle. I didn’t bother too much with it thereafter.
Later, I tried the Narcissus Extraordinary Water, which has a lighter more watery texture and is meant to help brighten the skin tone. Because this one has a more liquid texture, it was really really hard to pat it on my skin that easily. Using a cotton pad is much easier in this case.
Results? Erm… nothing. It was much lighter on my skin than the Rose one, and did not leave a sticky feel but I didn’t see any benefits and I honestly do not know what its supposed to do! It didn’t do that great a job at hydrating and it was messy to use.
Left: Rose Right: Narcissus
This is just to show you the different textures in the waters. The Rose one is thicker and does not flow as quickly down the slope of my hand, while the Narcissus one, being quite literally like water, flows easily. I haven’t tried Orange Blossom and to be honest, I don’t plan to. These waters are pretty much just ordinary to me, and I’d much rather use the Floral Waters that I told you about before.
I don’t even get that nice hydrated feeling to my skin like how it feels after I’ve used the RMK Skintuner which is another “What is it?” sort of product. I would put that and these waters in the same category but I will choose RMK over this one even if its not all organic and stuff, because I see results with that and with this, I see nothing.
What makes these waters extraordinary is that they are supposed to contain distillations of the flowers that are more concentrated than their floral waters. I like the floral waters. In fact I am very happy sticking to using the floral waters as a mist or as a pre-toner or just whenever I feel like it. These? Meh.
In a nutshell
I don’t know what’s so extraordinary about the Melvita Extraordinary Water because I didn’t see any difference between using it and not using it.
Pros: Packaging is compact and easy to dispense product
Cons: Pricey, No results, No discernible benefits, Rose leaves a sticky feeling on my skin
Here is the ingredient list of both the Rose and Narcissus waters
Left: Rose Right: Narcissus
These are certified organic products by EcoCert and Bio Cosmetique so perhaps if you are opting to use organic skincare then these might be the toner replacements in your skincare range. For anyone else, I think you could safely skip these and not feel the loss.
Have you tried any one of the Melvita Extraordinary Water and would like to share your view? Did you like it?
Since I have these, I come back now and again to try them and its been months and I still can’t change my mind about them. Everytime, I just feel meh. So I guess that sums it up for me, really! Meh! Its not extraordinary at all.
xx Paris B
Melvita Extraordinary Water comes in 3 variants Price: RM78/100ml Availability: Melvita boutiques