For lots of skincare fanatics, Missha was their first introduction to Korean skincare.
Remember their cult CC Cream or the Time Revolution Night Activator Ampoule (not sure what happened to that one…)? They’ve got us hooked and craving fore more K-beauty goodness.
But like every other brand out there, Missha has its fair share of duds. Blame it on the essential oils they use to make everything smell fab…
How do you know what’s worth the splurge and what’s best left on the shelves? I’ve got you covered. Here are the best Missha skincare products for every skin type:
Best For Sensitive Skin: Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist ($49.00)
Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist is loaded with good bacteria. The kind that strengthens your skin’s protective barrier and hydrates your skin. Plus, a big dollop of niacinamide, a multitasking form of Vitamin B3 that does… well, everything: it hydrates skin, brightens the complexion, fights wrinkles, soothes irritations, fades away dark spots… This combo plumps up your skin, gives it a lovely glow and helps soothe irritations. If you have sensitive skin, it’s well worth a go.
Best Moisturiser For Oily Skin: Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterfall Control Emulsion ($20.00)
Don’t let the word “essence” fool you. Essence is how Korean skincare calls lightweight moisturisers for oily skin. Missha Super Aqua Ultra Waterfall Control Emulsion is loaded with antioxidants to prevent premature aging and keep wrinkles off your face for as long as possible. Plus, niacinamide to hydrate, soothe redness, shrink pores, treat acne… You name it, it does. You’ll also find shea butter here. It’s a thick, moisturising butter that strengthens the skin’s barrier. FYI, shea butter didn’t compromise the texture. The emulsion’s so lightweight, it won’t clog your pores.
Best Cleanser: Missha M Perfect BB Deep Cleansing Oil ($27.00)
Nothing takes off makeup better than oils. Thank the “like attracts like” principle for it. The oils in your cleanser attach to the oils in your makeup and take them on a trip down the drain. Missha M Perfect BB Deep Cleansing Oil is loaded with all sorts of different oils that melt all makeup and impurities away, yet it doesn’t feel oily and greasy on the skin. That’s what I call a win win.
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Best For Sun Protection For Oily Skin: Missha Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50/PA+++ ($18.00)
Missha Mild Essence Sun Milk SPF 50/PA+++ has a huge dollop of alcohol, so why am I recommending it?! It’s true some people can’t tolerate alcohol at all (if that’s you, skip this). But if you have oily skin, you’ll love this. Alcohol is here to thin to the texture to the point it’s so lightweight, you can pile it on without turning your face into a greasy mess. The high antioxidant content counteracts its drying effect and keeps your skin younger for longer. But how does it protect skin from the sun? It uses the next generation of chemical filters to block out UV rays. The best part? It dries to a semi-matte finish.
Related: The Best Sunscreens For Oily Skin
Best Moisturizer For Dry Skin: Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Essential Moisturizer ($33.00)
Yes, Missha Super Aqua Cell Renew Snail Essential Moisturizer has snail slime. It’s one of the most moisturizing things on this planet: it hydrates skin, strengthens the skin’s barrier and even helps skin heal faster. Plus, niacinamide, a multitasker that hydrates, soothes, brightens and even fight wrinkles. No matter how dry and dull your skin is now, a few days on this cream will turn your complexion soft and glowy. The catch? It feels a little heavy on the skin, but your skin type won’t mind that (too much).
What do you think are the best Missha products? Share your picks in the comments below.