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When love began with a sample. Oh yeah, I’m going to write a laudatory ode to Missha. Not my neighbor, but a cream from a Korean brand Missha. Specifically, Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterful Cream.
At one point, when nobody in my house knew anything about Korean cosmetics, my husband slept peacefully. But, as we all know, that time is over. Because in December, while searching for presents for my girlfriends, I walked into a Korean cosmetics store and bought sheet masks. At the time of sale, I was given a sample. I’m one of those ladies who always viewed samples as something useless (yes yes, I’m writing it and want to call myself crazy). New Year’s came and went and the sample could have been long lost in some corner, but for some reason I decided to use it. If my husband knew at the time what bank account consequences this sample would have, he would have definitely thrown it out!
I applied the sample to the whole face. I even applied it to the lower eyelids. Got the hated forehead wrinkle a few times. So? That’s right, the skin that has never had anything like that got shocked and smoothed.
What did I do the next day? That’s right, I ran to the store for the full size of the cream.
The price for a full sized jar (80ml) in our store is 29.90 EUR.
My skin is combination, the cheeks are normal but t-zone likes to get oily. The pores in the t-zone also create texture. I’m not a porcelain doll, sadly! 34 years old. I love this cream: I apply it to the cheeks and it hydrates as much as needed; I apply it to the t-zone, it mattifies!!!; I apply it to the reddish spots on the face, and they calm and become less noticeable; I apply it to the pimples (at night) – they either go away or ripen faster. Yes, maybe this is specific to my skin and I found what it wants. But I can’t deny that the cream is divine!
I want to note the packaging – a glass “luxury” jar, the cream inside has the most pleasant light aroma, everything says this cream is pretentious. The consistency is cream, you can use a spatula or just your fingers (not all Missha creams can be taken out with a finger, they are thicker, like butter). When the cream is in a pile ready to be applied, then it’s white, but as soon as you start to apply (spread it around), then it leaves a mark like water. It gets absorbed very quickly, doesn’t leave any stickiness. I think it will work as an ideal makeup primer (I haven’t checked, don’t use decorative makeup).
The manufacturer says the cream is for dry skin. I would argue with them about that statement.
Today, while I got the review ready, I looked at the ingredients list FOR THE FIRST TIME. Yes, it has alcohol. Well, what can I say?! Love is blind…
P.S.: I have tried almost the entire line, except the eye cream. The toner in this set is another one of my loves, but about it… that’s a whole different story 🙂
Author: Elena Podleska from Korean tricks group.