Review: Muji Ageing Care High Moisturising Cream – My Skincare Regime
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Reading: Muji aging care review
made in: japan
what is it?: an anti-aging night/moisturizer.
Brand Description: This line of muji products contains kamaishi mineral water which is supposed to provide “concentrated” care for dry and aging skin (I have doubts).
supposedly good for: dry + mature skin
What I think: I totally agree as this is very thick and heavy. but do not think that mature skin means that it is an anti-aging cream, it simply helps to replenish oils for more mature skin.
packaging: plastic tube with metal screw cap.
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directions: ”Use after washing face and applying beauty lotion. apply a pearl-sized amount to both cheeks and distribute evenly over entire face with fingertips.” (from muji website).
how do I use it: I used this in the afternoon as directed. I never used this on its own though, I used the smaller part of this (because a little goes a long way and it’s very thick) and diluted it by mixing with the cosrx honey propolis cream (blog post here) and/or the cosrx honey propolis cream. eyes for the face of l’oreal (review here).
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key ingredients: olive oil, vitamin e (antioxidants). glycerin, ha, squalane + diglycerin (moisturizer/humectant).
full ingredients: water, shea butter, olive oil, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, dimethicone, beeswax, hydrogenated polyisobutene, peg-32, betaine, behenyl alcohol, rose water , peg-75 stearate, polysorbate 60, cyclopentasiloxane, pomegranate extract, raspberry juice, apricot juice, peach juice, lemon juice, rosa centifolia flower extract, romaja moth flower extract, arnica, aubergine flower extract, lavender flower extract, water soluble collagen, hydrolyzed collagen, na hyaluronic acid, na acetyl hyaluronic acid , polyquaternium-51, walnut shell extract, squalane, diglycerin, tocopherol, bg, citric acid, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben
note: the incidencecoder has a full ingredient breakdown here
-checking these fruit extracts, it appears they have no scientific benefit). Also, putting collagen on the skin seems to do nothing for the skin, but peptides that stimulate collagen production are better for an anti-aging routine.
I’m not really a fan of shea butter, as it makes the product too thick and too occlusive for my taste. of course it is very good for dry skin, but it does not work for my combination skin.
I like the addition of has, but to be honest, it doesn’t really do much to hydrate my skin, as the overwhelming emollient nature of this formula doesn’t really make it feel moisturizing.
sample: as you can see it’s very creamy. it keeps its shape.
texture: it’s definitely more emollient (butterier and less watery) than muji sensitive skin cream (review here). This really reminds me of the innisfree olive oil eye cream (review here), where the texture is like butter (which makes sense since the second ingredient here is shea butter). It’s also that kind of thick like shea butter, so I actually need a spatula to get the product out (it’s that thick).
There seems to be little to no water in here, so the oils really take over this product. I feel like I am applying a thick butter on the skin. i could imagine dry skins actually eating this product as it is almost an ointment.
When applied to the skin, it has a texture very similar to butter.
When applying this to the face, it’s fine to spread, but it takes a while to absorb and doesn’t make my skin feel like it can breathe.
I have to thin this product down, simply because it’s too thick for me. i mix this with more of a watery gel or cream.
it’s almost like a cream paste. but you can see that as it spreads it becomes more translucent and the product itself “softens” as it warms on the skin.
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It seems to spread well and I’m not rubbing or pulling this along the skin, but it feels so occlusive, like my skin can barely breathe.
fragrance?: no added fragrance, and it doesn’t smell bad to me. this just has that typical moisturizer smell to it.
good under makeup?: yes, that’s fine
How long have I been using this?: I couldn’t finish this because I found it too emollient/thick for me. so i used this for a month.
the effect?: moisturizing skin (a bit like skin can’t breathe). This didn’t cause acne or pimples, but it didn’t do much for my skin, and there was no difference in terms of anti-aging. I think when the company hints that this is for mature skin, they mean that mature skin types generally prefer very emollient formulas to try to replenish lost ceramides and oils in the skin.
what I like:
- a little goes a long way
- no added fragrance
- without essential oils
- didn’t irritate my skin (no acne)
- without spatula
- I’m not a fan of jar packaging
- very emollient
- It doesn’t have a watery feel, it feels like thick butter.
- couldn’t use this on its own (had to dilute it otherwise it would be very awkward to use.
what I don’t like:
overall score and conclusion: 2/5 – too thick for me. I don’t like the buttery texture. I prefer my creams to be more water than oil and this is the opposite. I definitely wouldn’t say this is a dud product, it’s just not made for my skin type. This is aimed at dry, mature skin, which I think the demographic will enjoy, but oily/combination skin should probably stay away (unless you dilute it with a gel-like cream). i also think this is a bit too expensive for the amount you get.
Would I buy again?: No, I wouldn’t, it’s not for my skin type.
Tricked?: muji milks are better for my skin type or another brand: curel intense hydration cream – says it’s this really emollient cream, but what I like is It’s so light, it’s even lighter than cosrx propolis cream. i would recommend over this if you have my skin type (or milk curel).
My skin type: I am acne prone and have slightly dehydrated combination skin. my skin is often tight where my cheeks and eye area and the outer parts of my face are. my t zone is fat my skin is not a fan of thick/heavy formulas so i opt for light formulas to avoid clogging. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either, and I try to avoid fragrances when I can.
Disclaimer: I am a skin care enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give dermatological advice. this type of advice should only be given by a doctor. when trying/using any of the products reviewed on the blog, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and consult a doctor if necessary.
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