If you’re a long time reader, you know how much I love the MISSHA FTE and their All Around Safe Block Sunscreen has been the first Korean sunscreen that I’ve bought. Needless to say, I’ve always wanted to try more from the brand, and for months I’ve seen the Missha Near Skin Total Ceramide Cream being raved about. I’m not someone who’s really into cream type moisturizers, because I’m worried of skin congestion. But, the few Korean creams I’ve tried had very elegant textures and right now it’s winter time, so I thought this would fit perfectly in my nighttime routine.
The reason why I chose this is because as the name suggests, it contains ceramides! Ceramides are lipids (fats) that are found naturally in our epidermis. They’re very important for a healthy skin barrier. Hence, this is recommended for those with dry and sensitive skin, and rough skin texture who’re looking to strengthen their protective barrier. I’ll make a separate post on Ceramides if you guys are interested, so let me know.
The Missha Near Skin Total Ceramide Cream comes in a 50ml aluminium tube with a plastic screw-on cap. I love that the packaging has this date format where you can write the date when you’ve opened the tube, so you know when it’ll expire!
Unfortunately, I heard this cream has been discontinued. Yet, I think it still deserves a review. It can still be available in some places, but I’ll also recommend a replacement if you cannot find it.
Apply the cream as the last step of your skin care routine and before sunscreen. Can be used day and night.
The consistency is creamy, but very light still. It’s super easy to spread on the face. I actually enjoy applying this on my skin so much.
It doesn’t smell like anything. Perfect for those that are sensitive to scents or experience irritation, because it’s fragrance free.
Just as advertised, this is definitely more suited for combo, dry and sensitive skin types. I’ve been only able to use it as a nighttime moisturizer, as this would be too much in combination with sunscreen for my AM routine. Also, the products I’ve used under have been minimal, with lightweight textures like toners and essences. If I’ve gone a bit overboard with layering toner or essence, I adjust the amount and apply the cream in a very thin layer. Therefore, depending on your skin type you can adjust the method or amount of the product.
It dries down to a very smooth and slightly dewy finish. Doesn’t leave any sticky residue and absorbs pretty well. I made the mistake of using the Laneige Cream skin under this moisturizer once and my skin started getting greasy after a couple of hours, even in cold weather.
With this being said, I think pairing the two would actually work great for dry skin. The cream itself is moisturizing, but definitely not heavy duty. It will not be enough for very dry skin, so you’ll need to use other nourishing products in your routine. For example, you can mix this with your face oils or squalane and I think it’ll work amazing.
Works nicely under makeup. Doesn’t pill nor make the makeup cakey. Drier skin types can surely use it under sunscreen.
The Missha Near Skin Total Ceramide Cream contains 3 types of ceramides: Ceramide NP, , Ceramide EOP, Ceramide AP and Cholesterol, which is also one of the important lipids that can be found naturally in the outer layer of the skin.
Packed with many emollients as well, that give your skin a nice smooth feel.
This cream contains PHA (maltobionic acid). PHA has a larger molecular structure than AHA and is way less irritating and suitable for sensitive skin and skin conditions such as eczema or rosacea, too.
It’s alcohol-free and doesn’t contain fragrance or essential oils either.
Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Olivate, Vinyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Hydrogenated Poly[C6-14 Olefin], Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Tromethamine, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Ceramide Np, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Disodium Edta, Trideceth-10, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Maltobionic Acid, Ceramide Eop
- Leaves the skin smooth and improves texture.
- Most suitable for combo, dry, sensitive skin.
- Great for those with a damaged barrier.
- No irritation or breakouts.
- Very affordable.
I have no idea why MISSHA would discontinue this great moisturizer. It has a great creamy, lightweight texture while not being heavy and greasy. Leaves the skin smooth and soft, no sticky residue whatsoever. It’s super gentle even for very sensitive skin types. Gives a subtle dewy finish and helps strengthen the skin barrier.
Another alternative moisturizer with ceramides for this would be the Dr. Jart+’s Ceramidin Cream. But the Dr. Jart’s feels more nourishing. Texture wise, The Lab Oligo Hyaluronic Acid Calming+ Cream feels very similar to the MISSHA’s (not a ceramide cream though) and I really like that one so I’d recommend you check it out!
Where to buy:
I was able to find this still available at BeautyNetKorea*, currently around 9$ for the 50ml tube. (Make sure to ask them if it’s available before purchasing!)
Have you tried the Missha Near Skin Total Ceramide Cream before? Which is your go-to moisturizer? Please share in the comments!
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Hi and welcome to Kbeauty Notes! :)
I’m Ledia and I’m very passionate about everything skincare. I created this blog to share my thoughts and experience with many amazing and not so great products out there, hoping to help you make better decisions regarding your skin.
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My Skin Type: Oily, acne prone, dehydrated, a little sensitive, large pores.
Skincare Concerns: hydration, pore care, anti-ageing, PIE (acne marks), brightening.