Kicho is one of the Brands I discovered through being a BNT Girl, and I’m so glad that I’ve been sent another Kicho product! I had just run out of my beloved Kicho Cream (reviewed here), so this could not come at a better time. This is just one of three items I was sent this month, but the product I was most excited about!
Kicho Camellia Sleeping Pack Review
“We invite you to enter the secret garden for your skin”
Water, Glycerin, Lanolin Oil, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Dimethicone, Petrolatum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sorbitan Stearate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Kernel Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Totarol, Decylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Parfum, Disodium EDTA, Magnolia Kobus Bark Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Propolis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, BHT, CI 19140, CI 15985, CI 16185, CI 4209
Wow, okay this is a long list of ingredients, and I don’t understand why they included colourants as these can be irritating to the skin. There’s also “Parfum” which is fragrance and can also be irritating for sensitive skin.
That aside let’s have a look at the beneficial ones.
Lanolin Oil – This is oil which comes from sheep wool, and is an effective moisturiser as well as occulisive. It’s often used in balms for nursing mothers
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter – This is another hydrating ingredient and well known in the beauty universe for it’s creaminess and benefits to the skin
Camellia Japonica Seed Oil – This is the Camellia of it’s name, and has skin soothing benefits as well as being a good source of fatty oleic acid and vitamins! I actually like to use Camellia Oil in my hair for added shine
Panax Ginseng Root Extract – Ginseng is a great anti-aging and brightening ingredient
Rosa Centifolia Flower Water – Rose is also good for brightening. And rose water has anti-inflammatory properties.
This is such a long ingredient list, it might be better for those with sensitive skin to stay away. Though do check the CosDNA for an easier to see breakdown of what’s included, in case there are triggers for your skin.
Let’s just take a moment to admire this box. I’m a sucker for pretty packaging, and Kicho never fails to deliver. This is a sturdy box, and I’m currently using it to store sheetmasks. Inside it reveals the sleeping pack, which is in tube form. The packaging itself is pretty, but also sturdy. It’s a straightforward tube bottle application. Though there’s also this beautiful gold brush included to use to apply the sleeping pack. I’ve repurposed this as a back up foundation brush. As I prefer to use my hands for applying products. Though I appreciate the inclusion of this brush.
Product & Scent
This comes out as a cream, unsurprisingly, but what was surprising was it didn’t feel as thick as their cream. It actually felt rather light, and I end up using more product than expected to cover up my face as I feel my skin drinks this in quickly. This has a strong floral scent to it, which is reminiscent of my Camellia Oil that I use in my hair. For me this does linger longer than most creams. I don’t mind it and actually quite like it, but for those with an aversion to strong scents stay away.
There’s a 100ml of this product so it will last a long time.
Directions of Use
I use two pea size amounts of this product. One for my cheeks and one for the T-Zone + Chin. While I lightly massage it into my skin, you can also use the brush provided to gently brush it into your skin.
This is the last step in my routine, and I make sure to wash it off in the morning.
If you have dryer/dehydrated skin this is a great product. For those with oilier skin 3-4 times a week may be enough for you.
This is a great addition to my sleeping pack wardrobe! It’s not too light, and it’s not too heavy, it’s just right for this Spring London weather. I do feel that my skin does drink it up, so I require more than I expected each night. But it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything, though I can see the shininess in the mirror when I go to the bathroom at night and in the morning. It’s definitely one of those packs that you have to wash off though, and not a simple heavy moisturiser. I can see the shine 8 hours after I’ve put it on. My skin is well hydrated after using this, and slightly brighter in the morning. It’s not a miracle omg look at the difference in my skin I’m glowing, type of brightness, but it is noticeable to the me who examines her skin closely each day. It also didn’t break me out which is always a bonus!
The scent can be offputting and I’m still not certain why they felt the need to include colourants in the sleeping pack. As it’s not a make up product I don’t see the need to put colourants in any skincare product.
Overall I do like this product though, if I’m honest I prefer their cream which I amusingly found heavier than this sleeping pack. And I wish it had the same fruity light scent as their cream! Though the camellia scent is appropriate. I do think it does hydrate and my skin feels pampered after using. And the packaging just makes me happy when I look at it.
This is my second experience with Kicho and I’m still impressed with the quality of their products.