MISSHA Super Aqua Oil Clear Gel Cream is wonderful light texture cream that suit oily and combination skin. It reduces oiliness and minimizes the shine through-ought the day. Best part is that it blurs my pores so my skin is visually more even and looks very photogenic. I love to use this cream when it is very hot outside and I don't want to use make-up yet still have to look presentable.
Claims from the manufacturer:
A hydrating gel with Witch-hazel, Tea Tree, and Seaweed extracts to reduce the size of pores and help regulate sebum production
The absence of ethanol makes the Oil Clear Cleansing Foam safe on use for all skin types from oily to sensitive
Semi-transparent, gel-based cream provides bursting moisture to the skin that does not cause excess shine or oiliness
Gel-based cream provides refreshing moisture and minimizes pores
Directions from the manufacturer:
Apply an appropriate amount to cleansed (and toned) skin. Pat into the skin until fully absorbed. Use in the morning and at night.
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Water, Panthenol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, PVM/MA Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
MISSHA Super Aqua Oil Clear Gel Cream has been in my arsenal in both versions that it exists. Frankly, the main difference between two is not the formula but the packaging and the size. I love the original one because it carries 80 ml of cream inside. New updated jar is now 70 ml. Booooo for downsizing something this good! On the other hand the latter version has more pleasant packaging. It is made of plastic so it won't shatter into pieces if you drop it by the accident.
The price tag is fair, considering you are getting a lot of product. The manufacturer recommends using it day and night but I disagree. There are a lot of silicone added into the mix for the mattifying/blurring effect and that won't work for acne prone skin in PM routines as it will simply jam up your pores leading to breakouts. For AM use it is perfect! If you tend to get oily fast, try this baby out and enjoy oil free day. I don't know how the magic is done, but it works great.
The texture of the cream is very light. In the jar it looks like a regular cream but once it comes in contact with skin it gets very watery and melts effortlessly leaving zero residue behind. Substance is opaque and off-white in color and smells fresh. The scent is quite strong and is unisex. Men with oily skin, pay attention here. You will not smell like lotus blossoms and poppy fields if you use this cream 🙂 Thanks to the fast absorption it would be perfect for those who don't like to wait between rounds of skin care. Being busy bee myself I can slam it on my face, walk down the stairs and by the time I am in my living room it is all absorbed.
Don't expect massive anti-aging and lifting from the product that will never do that for the skin. Main aim of this cream is to minimize your pores, blur out the texture of the skin while keeping it moisturized. It does all of the above! I like that it is very effective and does the job even when it is hot and humid outside. It doesn’t feel heavy or make me feel sweaty through-ought the day. Oil regulation is excellent and overall, I'd say that teenage skin would love this product a lot.
+ Alcohol, paraben and sulfate free formulation
+ Contains niacinamide, adenosine, hyaluronic acid, ceramides, panthenol, cholesterol and phytosterols
+ Light gel texture
+ Economic in use, contains whooping 80 ml
+ Great price : quantity ratio
+ Lovely unisex scent
+ Easy to get in EU
+ Deeply hydrating
+ Visible skin smoothing and instant pore blurring on my skin
+ Excellent for normal, combination and oily skin types
– Contains silicones and fragrance
– Strong scent lingers on the skin for a while
– May not be suitable for sensitive skin
– Potentially pore clogging, do not use overnight
Where to buy:
NL and BE: littlewonderland, missha, bbcreamshop
Internationally: Available at amazon, testerkorea, misshaus and other online retailers
Price is +/- 20€ per 80 ml glass jar
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