Hit or Missha? Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Blue Essence and Cream Review

The lure of immortal youth was too good to pass up.  Yeah, yeah, it’s marketing–but irresistible nonetheless.

01-missha-time-revolution-immortal-youth-blue-essence-and-cream-reviewI’ve been regularly using two items from Missha’s Time Revolution Immortal Youth line: the Blue Essence and the Cream ($55 and $65, respectively–both courtesy of Missha).  While they haven’t turned me into Benjamin Button, they have protected my skin–which is already prone to flaking due to tretinoin and natural dryness–from the parched winter air.

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Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Blue Essence Review

Blue Essence is sadly not blue.  It claims to have 0.2-micron blue particles, but all I see is a cool blue-white tone under bright lights.  Definitely not visible nor color correcting once applied.

This serum feels light and hydrating going on and absorbs well.  I use 1-2 pumps each time (1 is probably enough for most people).

Using Blue Essence day and night ensured that my skin was hydrated.  My personal measure is whether or not the side of my nose is flaky, and I’m happy to report that it stayed flake-free.

02-missha-time-revolution-immortal-youth-blue-essence-reviewBlue Essence ingredients (pasted from Missha U.S. site):

Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Lecithin, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ceramide NP, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-51, Adenosine, Fragrance(Parfum), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, sh-Decapeptide-9, Tripeptide-1, Resveratrol, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Maltodextrin, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine

Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Cream Review

After applying Blue Essence, I apply the cream.  I received a jar of just 25 ml (aka made for ants), but the website says the full size is 50 ml.  A spatula is helpfully included, but I still would have preferred a jar with a larger mouth.

03-missha-time-revolution-immortal-youth-cream-reviewOn the upside, I love the cream’s consistency and finish.  Buttery and dense, yet lightweight and satiny on the skin.

Almost all creams for dry skin that I’ve used have left a disco shine on my face, so I was pleasantly surprised when this cream didn’t–and still managed to smooth and moisturize.  And although silicones appear high on the ingredient list, it feels like a normal cream and not artificially smooth and plasticky.  I’ll be sad when my jar is finished.

Cream ingredients (pasted from Missha U.S. site):

Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Arbutin, Isocetyl Myristate, PEG-2M, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pseudoalteramonas Ferment Extract, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Metabisulfite, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Steaerate SE, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Alaninate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Triethanolamine, Alcohol Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 60, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystaline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Caffeine, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Adenosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Sorbitan Isostearate, Reseratrol, Carnosine, Hydroxypropyltirmonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, sh-Decapeptide-9, Tripeptide-10 Citruline, Carbomer, Tripeptide-1, Fragrance(Parfum), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

Bottom line: Whether used separately or together, Missha Time Revolution Immortal Youth Blue Essence and Cream work well to keep flakes away and play well with other skincare products.

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