Last summer the minimalist wonderland that is MUJI brought out a skincare line, the line carries moisturisers, toning water, sheet masks and more. I finally got a hold of the moisturising milk and toning water and have been using both for a few months now, so I thought I’d share my experience with them.
Firstly the bottle design is so nice, the stuff of tumblr-esque aesthetic dreams! It is a decent size, you only need a pea sized amount to cover the whole face so this bottle could last a year. The solution is initially creamy but upon application becomes watery and is easily spread on the face, it takes around 5 minutes to fully dry in depending how much you use. Admittedly I think I was putting too much on certain areas of my face which left a vaguely sticky texture however after finding the right balance I don’t have that problem anymore!
I had no problems with continuous use of this, I had no breakouts from it, my skin is not the most delicate but it is stated as being good for delicate skin. I think this is due in part to the fact that it’s so simple, it’s alcohol, Paraben, mineral oil and fragrance free, and uses ingredients such as grapefruit seed extract and natural water. It has kept my skin moisturised throughout the cold weather we’ve been having recently and throughout this whole winter, no dry patches at all! I would recommend it if you want something simple and are not too fussed about any other features of a moisturiser other than the fact it keeps your face soft and hydrated. It’s also a good bargain, it comes in at £6.95 with 200ml of product so definitely one for a thrifty shopper. My only downfall is that I’m not sure it has SPF in it or the amount it has, so for those sensitive to the sun this is definitely not ideal!
Light Toning Water
I decided to buy a 50ml bottle of this as admittedly I don’t use toning water as much as I should. I have used this occasionally after cleansing, and it is quite refreshing on the skin and soothing. I find this hasn’t helped or hindered my slightly oily skin massively but other than that it has helped keep my skin clear and is a nice step to add to your routine. Although the evidence hasn’t been visible toning is still a great thing to do, it keeps your skin’s pH balanced and is good to use if you use night creams as it calms your skin after cleansing. I would recommend this if you want an inexpensive toner that does the job, it comes in at £2.95 for a 50ml bottle and you don’t need a lot at all.
Thank you so much for reading! Hope you’re all having a good start to 2016, so sorry for my lack of replying to comments over the holidays, third year university stress has been making me crumple into a ball of laziness when I get free time. The stress has also caused my skin to take a turn for the worst so I expect to be posting more skincare related posts in the future! Hope you all have a good day 🙂