KICHO Sheep Oil Cream Lanolin & 8 Berry Review:
I got this product last year in Spring. I was super excited because I had read so many reviews of how amazing it is, and how it is a Holy Grail for so many Korean Beauty enthusiasts! I loved my Guerisson Horse Oil cream and had just finished it when I got my hands on this. Now, I admit I already knew the Guerisson one was too moisturizing for Spring and Summer, but it was perfect for Winter. With it’s snail and oil it made my skin great during that horrible season.
So I saved this Kicho Sheep Oil cream until Winter started and tried it then! Now, at the end of Winter, I have a full review and an empty pot of cream.
+ Highly Concentrated Lanolin & 8 Berry Water, nutrition with natural ingredients. Sensitive skin intensive care.
+ Fresh finish is absorbed immediately. Soothing skin. Whitening, wrinkle improvement.
+ Lanolin : The only animal-preserving ingredient that can be obtained without killing animals. It is very similar to the sebum component secreted from our skin. Natural origin oil extracted from New Zealand wool fleece in clean areas. (Extracted by German technology.)
+ 8 Berry : Blueberry extract, Asai palm extract, strawberry extract, raspberry extract, black mulberry extract, cranberry fruit extract, goji berry extract.
Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lanolin Oil, Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-7 Dimethicone, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Sea Water, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, PEG-100 Stearate, CI 19140, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extract, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Ceramide 3, Dipeptide-Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Fragaria Chiloensis (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Rasberry) Fruit Extract, Morus Nigra Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Chinense Fruit Extract, Totarol, Decylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, CI 15985,Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Medica Vulgaris Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil,Lavandula Angustifolla (Lavender)Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil
How to use:
Apply at the last step of your skin care, before the sun cream. Massage it into the skin until it absorbs.
My Skin Type:
Combination (oily T, dry U) and sensitive, currently overall harm and dryness from the cold and dry winter
KICHO Sheep Oil Cream Lanolin & 8 Berry Review:
Not that it needs description, but I still thought I should mention it. This package is simply beautiful. A thick glass jar, with a metal lid, so elegant and with flowers… the box is also amazing, gigantic and it has fluff inside so when you remove the cream is as if removing a piece of jewelry from a box.
On the less awesome side we have the sticker. On the bottom and on the sides. The bright side of that is that one gets to remove those stickers and keep a beautiful jar. Like… the mason jar of skin care?
I think I’ll make a fragranced candle out of it. Or maybe put some pot-pourris inside…
This detail is awesome. The symbol and bragging that they are a truly Korean brand. It will make my future-decoration-pot that much more amazing.
But off to the review.
This is the pot inside. I have managed to keep the white protection lid until I finished up the product and didn’t drop it on the floor a single time!
I just keep it to put that extra layer of hygiene between the cream and the real world. Unnecessary but it’s a thing I do, I’m sure lots of people do it.
My first photo of the cream and my last photo before I used it up. Ah, the nostalgia!
As soon as I opened it I saw that creamy inside, beautiful like handmade butter, waiting to be touched. And also, as soon as I opened it, the smell flooded me. It smells of herbs, plants, it’s a relatively intense smell. It’s not for everyone.
But for those who do like smells on skincare, this is an overflowing herb and flower smell I’m sure a smell-lover will enjoy. To me, it’s still less intense than Sulhwasoo, but I feel very strongly about Sulhwasoo’s scents.
Now prepare for me babbling about the cream.
It spreads super easily and it absorbs completely into the skin. During the winter it left no greasy trace on my skin at all and it leaves a pleasant velvety finish on the skin. Like… fluffy!
It matches whatever I do with my skin care, it matches every product and finishes my skin in the same way. Which is awesome.
However, it didn’t really moisturize my skin properly during the Winter. At first, I didn’t notice it, because it is a very moisturizing cream that doesn’t leave a trace of grease.
But as time went by I figured even though it is incredibly moisturizing and comfortable, and made my skin beautiful, my sensitive spots (chin, around the mouth, tip of the nose) still started peeling eventually. Nothing serious – and not as serious as what led me to need the Guerisson cream – but still something that called for a change in moisturizer.
One could say “why not compensate with the lotion?” because a lotion can only moisturize so much. And “why not use the face oil you speak so highly of?” because this cream is so moisturizing that then my nose became oily.
So, even though I understand how not-dry skins and not-awful-winter-countries can love this cream, it really isn’t for me. I tried hard to love it.
Maybe if I go back to Europe during the winter, maybe then I’ll love it.
I would recommend it for skins that don’t break during the Winter (or during the dry season) but that still need moisture for comfort.
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Have you tried KICHO Sheep Oil Cream Lanolin & 8 Berry?
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