As superficial as skin

What you see above is my latest obsession. I’ve used it for two days. It’s supposed to blend in seamlessly with my skintone. It’s supposed to cure (this word makes me giggle) fine lines and lighten the skin. The proverbial holy grail of all facial skin care product. This particular bb cream from Missha currently retails at $29.99.

Here’s a list of the ingredients which I pulled off the website

Water(Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil, Phenyl Trimethicone, Talc, Arbutin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Dimethicone, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Squalane, Adenosine, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone,  Polyethylene, Beeswax(Cera Alba), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol,  Caviar Extract, Algae Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Ceramide 3, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Chloride, Fragrance(Parfum), Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol
MAY CONTAIN[+/-; Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Iron Oxides(CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

This is by no means an attempt at writing a review of this product (many other individuals are blessed with that gift!). My thought process is far simpler. I want to mention the ingredients which interest me the most. Here they are:

A quick Google search yielded the following information:

The caviar extract is for skin firming. The Arbutin is for skin lightening. The hydrolyzed  collagen is for smoothness. The squalane is an emollient and moisturizer. The algae is rich in minerals and nurtures, softens, and smoothens the skin.

Then there’s the mineral oil. Mineral oil? This has always been listed as one of the comedogenic substances. Anecdotally speaking, my skin has broken out from mineral oil, although perhaps it was the lanolin which actually did that deed.

The rest of the ingredients sounds so good LOL and I must confess, I am intrigued. Haven’t we all done that?



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