You probably know that I already love the MUJI skincare items that I’ve tried, so I was completely in my element at the most recent MUJI Canada Open House which was to showcase their skincare.
Similar to previous MUJI Open House sessions, it was a small intimate affair which I much prefer. 🙂 We learned about the different MUJI skincare lines with a focus on the Sensitive Skin range (my favourite!) and we all received a selection of products to try for ourselves. Here’s what we learned, and what we received.
MUJI Skincare is all about hydration. And that begins with the purest water source they can find. The water is sourced from caves of Kamaishi City in Iwate Prefecture, which has the same pH balance as our tears and is easily absorbed by the skin. Currently, MUJI Canada offers 3 skincare lines:
• Anti-Aging (brown packaging) – features 10 essential oil to prevent signs of aging
• Sensitive Skin (clear packaging) – free of fragrance, dyes, mineral oil, paraben, and alcohol.
• Organic Series (green packaging) – organic ingredients including jojoba, sunflower, lavender oils
And, we were advised that the Balancing Series (cream packaging) will be making its debut in Canada very soon! This range is meant for dehydrated and imbalanced skin types.
What’s so amazing is that of the items I received, nothing is over C$15! But don’t let the price point fool you – they’re made from great ingredients and they work. What MUJI doesn’t spend on advertising and fancy packaging, they channel into the product ingredients instead. That old adage “It’s what’s inside that counts” certainly applies to MUJI skincare.
I also appreciate that MUJI has minimal packaging which is both cost effective and better for the environment. The toners and milks do not come with sprays or pumps – these are sold separately and the tubes can be trimmed to any length (the packaging even includes a ruler guide to show where to snip). The pumps are reusable.
MUJI kindly gave us a selection of skincare items to try for ourselves – the majority of the items are from the Sensitive Skincare range which would be suitable for all skin types. Here’s what we received:
• Cleansing Oil C$14.50
• Mild Face Wash C$6.50
• Cleansing Sheet C$1.50
I’m running the risk of being a broken record about my love for the MUJI Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil, but I’ll repeat myself until I’m blue in the face: this stuff rocks! Its base is olive oil instead of mineral oil. It cleans thoroughly but doesn’t strip the skin. And it’s so inexpensive! It was on my 2015 best of list! 😀
• Toning Water Moisture C$10.00 + Spray Head C$3.50
What’s neat about these toners is that they’re offered in various moisture levels: light, medium or high; so you can chose the hydration level you prefer. I have the High Moisture Toning Water (shown above with the trigger style nozzle*) which I got in my June MUJI haul, and I adore it! I’m working on a quarterly favourites post and – spoiler alert – it’ll be on the list. 😉
• Moisturising Milk Moisture C$10.00 + Pump Head C$3.50
• Moisturising Cream C$14.50
Similar to the Toner, the Milk Moisture (like an essence or serum) come in 3 levels of hydration too. I’ve not tried any of MUJI’s moisturizers as of yet.
• Face Wash Foam Scrub $6.50
• Face Sheet (under eye patches) C$2.00
• Face Lotion Sheet (DIY sheet masks) C$2.00
The DIY sheet masks and eye patches are fantastic – I bought these in my last MUJI haul too. At the Open House, they demo’d how to use it – all you need to do is put the little tablets in the toner cap and they expand.
When you unroll the sheet, it turns into this:
This page has a video showing the sheet mask in action.
• Pile Hair Turban C$7.50
• Cosmetic Blotting Paper C$1.50
• Portable Eyelash Curler C$6.00
I have the eyelash curler (shown opened*) and it’s my absolute favourite for travelling! I have the blotting paper as well, it’s waiting to be opened while I whittle down my blotting paper stash. 😛
• Cut Cotton Ecru C$3.50
I compared these to the Shiseido cotton here. Although not as soft (I suspect because they’re unbleached) they are super strong and I’ve bought the white version to try next.
• Hand Cream in Lavender C$9.50
• Lip Cream in Grapefruit C$5.50
Both of these are part of the Organic range as denoted by their green packaging. I have the lip balm in the Rose scent (shown opened*) and it’s really nourishing.
Another thing to note about MUJI skincare products is that many of them are available in travel sizes which are travel friendly (dur 😛 ) but also great for trying before committing to the full size.
Learn more about the Sensitive Skincare range here. All of the skincare products are made in Japan (yes, I checked all the labels).
And, great news: the MUJI skincare will be on sale for 15% off between October 21st – 31st! 😀
GIVEAWAY TIME! ❤
Not going to lie, I was tempted to keep a couple of items for myself that I’ve never tried before (face wash and moisturizer). But I’ve got quite a few skincare items in my stash that I need to work through first! Plus, since I have MUJI stores nearby, I can easily pick those items up in the future. 😉 So lucky for YOU – I’m giving away every single item that I received from MUJI! 😀 Here’s how you can win all of the MUJI skincare shown above.
• Follow me on WordPress or via email
• Follow me on Twitter and Instagram
• Like this post and leave a comment below to let me about your current skin concern(s) and which MUJI skincare item interests you most.
Nice to do:
• Open until midnight Sunday, October 30, 2016 (EST)
• Open internationally
• Must be over 18 years old
• One winner will be chosen
• Winner will be announced on the blog on Monday, October 31, 2016
Good luck! 🙂
Once again, thank you to MUJI Canada for inviting me to visit!
* These are my own items that are not part of the giveaway – you don’t want my open / used items, do you? 😉
Note: MUJI Canada provided the above products to me free of charge to do whatever I wanted with them. The giveaway is not sponsored by them. I decided to give them to you so you can try them out for yourself! 🙂
Lastly, today marks the opening of the newest MUJI store in Canada – MUJI Yorkdale will be a 6,375 sq ft store that will carry more FOOD. I’m so excited and will be making a visit very soon!
Have you tried MUJI Skincare before?