MUJI Moisturising Milk (Moisture)

Hottest weeks in Malaysia calling for a lightweight moisturiser.

Our country in the last phase of the north-east monsoon meaning that we are currently experiencing rising in temperature due to a lesser amount of rainfall compared to previous months. Temperatures continue to soar and a certain number of areas are on the heatwave alert. Many days, I find myself sleeping with the ceiling fan sets on its full blast, the fastest way it can rotate. Sometimes I sleep in a room which unfortunately isn't mine with the air conditioner on. Sometimes, I can't sleep at all, tossing and turning in bed, struggling as I sweeping the sweat. How do you adjust yourself throughout these hottest days? Has your skincare routine changed?

At least mine has changed.
Ditching any occlusive creams that often used at night before sleeping seems like a good move. I wanted a cream that has a lightweight texture as opposed to the J.One Hana Cream I was previously using but at the same time, able to deliver moisturising effect to the areas on my face that need it the most. And friends, here was where Muji Moisturising Milk came into my life.

MUJI Skincare.
"MUJI skincare products are designed to help you achieve two goals: to maintain your skin's original beauty in the face of today's complex environmental stresses and to help you make the time to get to know your own skin by caring for it yourself"

Known for being a minimalist design retail company from houseware, clothes to beauty products, Muji isn't new to our local market. The shop has been around since 2012 and it has a great following across the nation and this includes its own nearly-completed skincare range. I forgot to take pictures when I was in the store but from the leaflet I have with me right now, I can see that Muji sells a variety of face cleansers, toners, moisturisers, body care products, sheet masks and also some beauty tools. I know Muji has some great cotton puffs that I've been dying to try but as an introduction, I decided to pick up its moisturiser from the 'Moisture' line as well as its toner. Apart from 'Moisture', which I believe catered to people with combination skin, Muji also offered its skincare range in 'Light' (for oily skin) and High Moisture (for dry skin).

-Provides fresh hydration for sensitive skin that dries easily.
-Contains purslane extract, grapefruit seed extract and lipidure, a material containing a large amount of moisture, as skin components.
-Low-irritation, gentle on delicate skin.
-Free from fragrance, non-staining ingredients, mineral oils, parabens and alcohol.
-Mildly acidic

Price and availability.
Click [this] link to see Muji's store locations across Malaysia that I believe only located within Kuala Lumpur area. For the price, its moisturiser comes in 3 different sizes and 'High Moisture' products appeared to be slightly expensive than the rest of them in the same categories. I got mine in the smallest size, in case it didn't work.

Moisturising Milk [Light]
50ml    - RM14.90
200ml  - RM33.90
400ml  - RM59.90

Moisturising Milk [Moisture]
50ml    - RM14.90
200ml  - RM33.90
400ml  - RM59.90

Moisturising Milk [High Moisture]
50ml    - RM17.90
200ml  - RM39.90
400ml  - RM65.90

Water, DPG, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PEG-32, Squalane, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycosyl Trehalose, Hydrolysed Starch, Purslane extract, Olive Fruit Oil, Polyquaternium-51, Grapefruit fruit extract, Arginine, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Acid Citrate, Phenoxyethanol. [skincarisma analysis]

I started out using Muji Moisturising Milk sparingly for a couple of weeks ago and most of the time, I prefer to use it during my night routine. Just like its name, this moisturiser has a milky texture that is super lightweight and melts into the skin upon contact makes it perfect to use in the summer months or hot climate countries like mine. Even for dry-skin people, warm weather day and night would potentially increase the oil production on the face, left alone if you are naturally oily or oily-combination to begin with, you wouldn't want to be slathering on a waxy moisturiser that feels suffocated and will make you sweat a lot.

The texture does not solidify as a gel cream would do but not as runny as watery toners since it has a higher viscosity than water. Saying so, I have no problems with dispensing the product out of its bottle.

Another bonus point for this moisturiser is the finishing- it's matte, non-greasy as shown in the picture above and that being said, this Moisturising Milk would make an excellent base for makeup. Wearing a suitable layer of moisturiser underneath a foundation is always appreciated to make the base makeup looks seamless- be it during a bridal makeup session or on a daily basis and what's more good than patting something that dries at instant on a busy day.

If you love products formulated without alcohol but could sink into the skin at a fast rate, you would like this. The milky moisturiser also contained a lot of humectants and skin conditioning agents, for example, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PEG-32, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Arginine and Allantoin. There are 2 plant extractions (grapefruit and purslane weed) used inside the formulations but both are listed towards the end of the list so I couldn't care less. Meanwhile, olive oil is used largely for this moisturiser, it could be a trigger warning for those who have active acne. Another thing I'd like to point out is that the moisturiser would not leave the skin a smoother feeling despite it contains ingredients I've mentioned about. It's hydrating, yes but perhaps since it does not have any silicon-based ingredients, it would not make the skin feels smooth like baby skin. It could be tacky at first, then again it's also depending on the amount of product applied onto the skin. 

Strangely, I couldn't think of any major drawbacks for this product. I'd rate it 4.5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5, minus 0.5 because it doesn't blow me away in a shocking rate but heck, Muji Milky Moisturiser stays true to what it claimed to do and that matters the most. It's a lightweight yet hydrating moisturiser, perfect to be used during hot weather.

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