Review: Muji Moisturising Cream – Sensitive

Where to purchase: Available on Yesstyle HERE

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Price: £10.95

Volume:  50g (although it is a small pot, a little goes A LONG way so this may actually take you longer than you think!)

What is it?: A Moisturising cream aimed at sensitive skins (due to the omission of fragrance + essential oils etc).

Description: ”Fully moisturises sensitive skin that is particularly prone to drying.”

Good for: Sensitive + Dry Skins

What I think: Definitely aimed towards dry (and/or ) sensitive skins. I think oily skins could use this IF this is the only thing in your routine i.e. cleanse – moisturise with this and SPF, otherwise it may be too thick if layered on top of serums etc.

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Packaging: Small Plastic Tub with a screw top lid (no spatula or hygiene tab)

Vegan?: No (Beeswax)

Directions: How to use: Use after using toner, moisturising milk or serum etc. Apply a pearl-sized amount of cream to both cheeks and rub into the whole face using your fingertips. Effective when used at night. Can also be used during the day when particularly concerned about dry skin.

How I use it: I used this in the AM just before applying my Missha Aqua Sun Gel SPF (Review HERE) as that SPF is mattifying so I liked a moisturiser underneath.

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Key Ingredients: Sodium Hyaluronate Humectant), Allantoin (soothing + protecting), Portulaca Oleracea Extract (Skin Conditioning), Beeswax (Cera Alba),Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Butylene Glycol (Humectant). Contains Lipidure R (Polyquaternium-51) which Muji states is ”highly moisturising”.

Full Ingredients: Water, cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl palmitate, DPG, behenyl alcohol, beeswax, glycerin, olive oil, dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, pentylene glycol, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, octyldodecyl myristate, polysorbate 60, PEG-75 stearate , Jojoba Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Oil, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrolyzed Hydrogenated Starch, Allantoin, Polyquaternium-51, Subaruhiyu Extract, Hyaluronic Acid Na, Grapefruit Seed Extract, BG, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol

NOTE: Skincarisma have an ingredient breakdown HERE

Texture: This is a CREAM – i.e. to me this isn’t a watery cream like the Krave Oat So Simple cream HERE OR the Tony Moly Watery Cream HERE. The Olive Fruit oil must have a big impact because this really reminds me of the Innisfree Real Olive Eye Cream in terms of that buttery texture. It doesn’t feel waxy or lumpy even if this has beeswax. It’s definitely a buttery-feeling moisturiser BUT it doesn’t make my skin feel like it’s suffocating, it definitely does rub into the skin nicely and ‘melts’ into the skin (see the texture shots below).

No this doesn’t feel watery – think soft butter. So that’s why I think although this is lightweight, it’s still quite buttery/oily so dry skins may prefer this over oily skins (unless oily skins use this in a very short routine, otherwise it might seem too thick/too much). I must say thankfully, this isn’t a cream that just sits on top of the skin + make the skin ‘sweat’

This spreads really far (a little goes a long way) and it rubs into the skin nicely. No it doesn’t disappear entirely into the skin, but I think this could be a good makeup primer (for dry skins). It doesn’t mattify or make the skin look less greasy. The finish is a dewy, hydrated one.

This definitely feels moisturising, and relatively hydrating, but definitely more so moisturising.

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Do you see it’s a relatively lightweight / buttery texture. Hopefully you can tell although this is very moisturising it’s not too or heavy looking. The finish as well isn’t mattifying or TOO dewy, it’s a nice ‘in the middle’ finish where one looks pleasantly moisturised (without making me look like I’m sweating). I do get some issues if I pair this with a dewy SPF (like the Purito Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel – then I do look sweaty because it’s a double whammy of glow), but putting this underneath a more mattifying SPF like the Missha Aqua Sun Gel – now that’s a nice combo! I would recommend this especially if you use mattifying SPFs or SPFs with alcohol in them, as this is a nice ‘buffer’ since this is so moisturising, it should prevent any feel of dehydration / drying.

I’ve also worn this at the gym and it didn’t emulsify (turn milky) when I sweated.

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This almost looks like an emulsion (i.e. a lightweight cream)

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The finish is dewy / moisturising – you can see that this is a lightweight cream aimed at dry skins.

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Fragrance?: No added fragrance or essential oils! This simply smells of the ingredients – so it’s got that moisturising cream smell.

Good Under Makeup?: If I just wash my face and use this before applying foundation, it’s been good as a primer. But too many layers and this makes the face too oily/greasy.

How long have I been using this?: A month

The Effect?: Moisturised skin. Didn’t seem to irritate or aggravate my skin.

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What I like:

  • A little goes a long way (very spreadable, like soft butter), so although the pot looks tiny, this lasts aggesss.
  • No added fragrance
  • No essential oils
  • Didn’t irritate the skin
  • Moisturised the skin

What I don’t like:

  • This to me feels more like an oil-based moisturiser and personally, I prefer lightwe, water-based moisturisers (as I lean more on the dehydrated side) – so I find this just slightly too oily/greasy/heavy for me.
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Overall Rating and Conclusion: 3.8/5 – I was hoping for a more lightweight/watery texture, but this is definitely more of a buttery cream (but the skin can breath, I must repeat). I just don’t think this is aimed at my skin type (anyone with some oiliness/greasiness), but really – dry skins could really appreciate how moisturising this is without feeling heavy and thick (and without irritating the skin). I think the Muji Moisturising milks are more for my skin type (a bit more lightweight and more watery). I think this would also be good for those who use mattifying SPFs as this provides a nice buffer and also some moisture before applying a matte SPF. But as said before, for oily skins – I don’t think you can layer too many skincare steps with this as it’ll just become too thick/heavy for the skin if this is included. so keep it short and simple and I think it wouldn’t feel too suffocating.

Would I repurchase?: I think this is just a tad bit too greasy/oily for me, so no.

Dupe?: The Inkey List’s Hemp Moisturiser – Review HERE (although I would say this is SIGHTLY thicker) OR Innisfree’s Olive Oil Eye Cream (you could use it on the face, who cares) Review HERE.

ALSO, I think the Be Plain Chamomile pH Balanced Lotion is quite similar (albeit a tiny bit thinner, but still has that oil-based feel) HERE

My Skin Type: I am acne prone and have combo skin. My skin is usually tight where the cheeks and eye area is and the outer parts of my face. My T zone is oily. My skin isn’t a fan of thick/heavy formulas so I opt for lightweight formulas to prevent it from clogging up. My skin doesn’t like essential oils either and I try to avoid fragrance when I can.

Disclaimer: I am a skincare enthusiast and not a skin expert. I am not qualified to give out dermatological advice. This type of advice should only be given by a medical practitioner. Upon trying / using any of the reviewed products on the blog, please follow the manufacturer’s instructions and warnings and please seek medical advice if needed.

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