First up for review, I have the Mizon Returning Starfish Cream. It is a “highly functional cream containing starfish extract, the symbol of a strong autogenous power, provides elasticity and moisture to the skin, manages combined skin problems such as the improvement of wrinkles and ligne action, etc. It is a special formula for the shape-memory returning the skin to the optimum condition the skin memorizes.”
Product Description:Mizon Returning Starfish Cream contains 70% starfish extract, which regenerates, reinforces elasticity, and moisturizes aging skin. Not only does it provide great anti-aging benefits but it also brightens, smooths, and locks moisture into skin with hyaluronic acid and argan oil. This cream contains no artificial coloring or parabens, making it suitable for sensitive skin while protecting it from harmful outside factors.
Directions: At the last step of basic skin care, apply all over face. Tap lightly to help absorption. For best results, use at night.
The cream comes in a super pretty 60ml tub, and it also comes with a spatula, which is awesome because you don’t have to dip your finger in the pot every time you use it. The spatula is also much easier to clean than the actual tub of product, obviously.
The texture of this product is strange. It is more gel than a cream, but it has less “give” than a gel. Did you ever play with cornstarch and water as a kid? The texture of this is similar to that, quite a firm gel, but it is strangely easy to spread across the skin, as the product kind of melts onto the surface. Also, you don’t need much to cover your entire face.
Me with no makeup! These were taken maybe five minutes after application. Notice how non-greasy this looks, but I should also note that my skin feels perfectly moisturized. Even though it seems a little too moist, it sinks into the skin after a while and is quite a good base under makeup, even though the directions say that it’s better to use at night. I noticed some of the finer lines under my eyes disappeared, too.
My biggest concern here is perhaps the biggest elephant in the room: Where do they get the starfish? I don’t like cosmetics that undergo animal testing, what more cosmetics that include actual animals themselves? Anyway, I have been searching high and low for the answer until I finally gave up and resorted to emailing Mizon’s customer service. I’m awaiting their answer now and will share it with you when I find out.
Certain Mizon items are available on Taste Central now, but your best bet for this is probably eBay.
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