Wednesday, 14 April 2010
Muji skincare looks rather good
While we were there, I had a browse of the skin care. I didn't expect to think much of it, and I had just assumed that like many Japanese lines, it would be heavy with mineral oil, and therefore not appropriate for my skin. I was surprised to see that it's actually mineral oil-free, and uses some nice-looking botanical ingredients.
The Sensitive Skin range is also paraben-free and alcohol-free, and is priced between £7.95 and £9.95. The High Moisture Range does contain parabens, and the High Moisture pre-lotion did contain alcohol, although quite far down the ingredients list. This range is priced between £12.95 and £16.95.
I was particularly taken with the High Moisture Massage Cream, which is a massage treatment you don't have to remove. It smells lightly of peach, and feels beautiful on the skin. I love the Suqqu Gankin massage method, but unfortunately I can't use the Suqqu massage cream because of the mineral oil content; this is a very good alternative for me. For an excellent post on facial massage technique, have a look at this post on the new www.beautymouth.blogspot.com, by beauty industry insider Mrs Hirons.
Here are the ingredients (clickable for a closer view):