Tuesday, October 30, 2018

MUJI | Brightening Skincare Collection: Review

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MUJI | Brightening Skincare Collection: Review
Ever since it's opening in Vancouver last fall, MUJI has garnered a glowing reception and countless new fans. In fact, the MUJI Metrotown location has just received a major expansion (from 7,770 to 12,305 square feet) in response to customer demands for more products and services. With brand new offerings such as interior advisory, style advisory, and embroidery customization, the new store is also the second Canadian MUJI to feature the beloved MUJI Aroma Bar, where you can create your own customized essential oil fragrance. In case you didn't know, MUJI also carries an extensive skincare range (in addition to its household goods, apparel, and food). So today I will share with you my thoughts and reviews on the Brightening Skincare Collection for sensitive skin. To read on, click.......

MUJI | Sensitive Skin Brightening Toning Water ($29 CAD for 200 ml) & Brightening Toning Water High Moisture ($32 CAD for 200 ml):
Housed in a simple plastic bottle with a small spout opening, the Sensitive Skin Brightening Toning Water is available in two varieties- the original and the High Moisture version. Made with a base of natural water derived from the Japanese city of Kamaishi and infused with vitamin C derivatives that reduce the signs of photoaging, apricot and grapefruit extract that provide hydration, and portulaca succulent extract that aids in skin protection, the toners are fragrance-free alcohol-free. With a non-greasy, watery texture, the two versions of the toner are pretty much identical. I personally would not be able to tell the difference between them but MUJI recommends the original for oily to combination skin and the High Moisture for normal to dry skin. Similar to the original Toning Water for Sensitive Skin (reviewed here), both of these are gentle, hydrating toners perfect for those with a simple, no-fuss skincare routine.
MUJI | Brightening Skincare Collection | Brightening Toning Water & Brightening Toning Water High Moisture: Review
MUJI | Sensitive Skin Brightening Toning Water & Brightening Toning Water High Moisture
MUJI | Sensitive Skin Brightening Moisturising Milk ($24 CAD for 150 ml):
Housed in a smaller bottle similar to that of the Brightening Toning Water, the Brightening Moisturising Milk is a lightweight face lotion formulated with olive oil and jojoba oil. Containing the same vitamin C derivative and botanical extracts, the formulation is super lightweight and quick-absorbing. With no silicones or drying alcohols, the lotion leaves behind no discernable residue and layers well under makeup, all the while providing ample hydration that's never greasy or heavy. If you have oily skin like me, this is definitely an excellent moisturizer for the daytime.
MUJI | Brightening Skincare Collection | Brightening Moisturizing Serum, Milk & Cream: Review
MUJI | Sensitive Skin Brightening Moisturising Milk, Serum & Cream
MUJI | Sensitive Skin Brightening Moisturising Serum ($24 CAD for 50 ml):
Equipped with a convenient pump-dispenser, the Brightening Moisturising Serum feels almost identical to the Brightening Moisturising Milk. With a similar texture and containing almost the same ingredients, the serum is lightweight and quick-absorbing. The only notable difference I can see in the ingredient list is that the serum contains cyclopentasiloxane (a silicone). However, the serum still feels breathable and comfortable on the face. Perhaps there is a higher concentration of the active ingredients in the serum but if you are interested in a hydrating serum with brightening effect, I would recommend getting the Brightening Moisturising Milk instead as it contains three times the volume as the serum.

MUJI | Sensitive Skin Brightening Moisturising Cream ($24 CAD for 45 g):
Last but not least is the cream moisturizer containing the same vitamin C derivative and botanical extracts as all the other products in this line. With beeswax and silicones, the Moisturising Cream is thicker in texture as compared to the Brightening Moisturising Milk but it's still surprisingly lightweight and pleasant on the skin. I experienced no heaviness or pilling so it's safe to say that this is one of the few silicone-containing moisturizers that I can tolerate. If you prefer a creamier moisturizer that's light enough even for oily skin, then this one is worth checking out.

Availability:
MUJI is available in stores in Vancouver at its Metrotown and Robson location. The read more about the newly expanded Metrotown location, click here. To locate a MUJI store in Canada, click here
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