Korean skincare has some of the weirdest ingredients. I remember reading about the latest rave- snail goo in their skincare creams! Iv already used Propolis ( apparently bee vomit ) ampoule on me and loved it. If you missed that read it here. Today I shall be reviewing a cream with Sheep Oil – Kicho Sheep Oil Cream that BNT News send me this month. Before you are grossed out, lemme share with you that sheep oil is basically lanolin that is a common ingredient in lip balm and many other cosmetics. Basically, it is sheep sebum from sheep wool and the sheep is not harmed in the process. My experience with lanolin is using it as nipple cream which has been great! So if you haven’t tried this ingredient in your skincare, please give it a try! It can heal the driest of skin and the most cracked lips!
Apart from Lanolin that is extracted from young sheep wool from New Zealand using Germany technology, the Kicho Sheep Oil Cream also contains 8 different type of berries collected from different countries- Sea buckthorn fruit, Strawberry, Blackberry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Raspberry, Acai palm and Goji Berry. Truly an international product with the best of ingredients.
Kicho Sheep Oil Cream comes in a sturdy glass bottle of 65ml/ 2,11 fl oz with a metallic vintage lid. Oh! so classy! I love the king and queen sheep on the packaging (I interpret it as so) and find the floral packaging too cute.
The cream itself is a thick custard like cream with a much thicker consistency. Kicho Sheep Oil Cream smells wonderfully of natural oils which is surprising considering lanolin is stinky.
What It Claims:
Kicho Sheep Oil Cream is a daily moisturiser that claims to brighten skin while relieving it of signs of ageing, giving moisturising and a smooth texture. It is clinically proven to keep skin supple all day long. A non-chemical preservative called totarol is also included, making it good for sensitive skin.
Kicho Sheep Oil Cream has NO T.E.A, artificial scents, mineral oil, Isopropyl alcohol, paraben, urea, heavy metals or formalydehyde. Oh so much more reasons to love this cream!
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:
The cream is pretty thick and heavy so I prefer using it at night to give my skin an overnight moisture boost. So far it hasn’t given me any breakouts. I am waiting to use it in the winter when my skin gets dry and patchy. For now, summers are upon us and a thick cream will not be the best option. Kicho Sheep Oil Cream doesn’t set oily or greasy on the skin- rather gets absorbed pretty well and gives skin a supple feeling.
MIU Review of Kicho Sheep Oil Cream:
- Thick and oily- may cause acne for oily skin people.
- Perfect for winters.
- Sturdy packaging but can be heavy when on travel.
- So much of goodness in a single cream is credible.
- Natural preservative that is safe for sensitive skin.
- Doesn’t set greasy on the skin and makes skin supple- especially overnight.
- Kicho Sheep Oil Cream can be bought at $58.00 from Cupidrop with a free makeup brush (free shipping above $50)