Discovering Kicho Part 1: Kicho Sheep Oil Cream


Kicho is another brand I've discovered thanks to BNT News. They sent me 2 of their products to try this month: Kicho Sheep Oil Cream & Kicho Camelia Sleeping Pack Set which both look extremely promising, btw! 

Who wouldn't want to try a product with such pretty packaging?


Since I first heard of Kicho, I've also learned that they are a brand dedicated to providing natural and chemical free products for skin. So there, it's not just pretty packaging! You can read more about Kicho & their philosophy here.

Anyway, I decided to review the Sheep Oil Cream first, since this would also go on face before the sleeping pack.


Description: "A daily moisturizer formulated with lanolin from Germany and 8 berry complex, proven to prevent signs of aging, provide significant moisture and give skin a smooth texture.

Lanolin is an animal-based oil that can be obatined from sheep wool and is the best substance to replace the sebum of human skin. It soothes skin immediately after application."

Size: 65ml/2.11oz

Ingredients: Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Lanolin Oil (1950mg), 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. (View on CosDNA.)

I noticed that this is a very occlusive heavy cream. Dimethicone, lanolinbeeswax and cetearyl alcohol are all known occlusives that lock in moisture, serving as a physical barrier between your skin and the outside world.


I'd say the cream lives up to it's description being very soothing and moisturizing. It has a pleasant herbal fragrance and a thick light yellow texture, which is surprisingly easy to spread. It nourishes skin and plumps it beautifully. However, it might be a bit too heavy for some skin types. In my case, I find that I have to be careful not to apply too much, but if done right I can use it for both day and night. It leaves a light film on skin, but feels ok to wear under makeup. If anything, it actually feels better to have it on.

Being very heavy on occlusive agents this would be a great product for winter to protect skin from cold weather or maybe an SOS product for when your skin is feeling extra dry.

However, I recon this is something a vegan might not want to put on their skin, although lanolin is obtained from sheep wool & in general sheep actually feel better after they have been shorn.

In conclusion, whether or not you're ok with lanolin in your skin care is up to you, but in terms of performance this cream is definitely worth a try.


Where to buy?
Kicho Sheep Oil Cream is available on Ebay for $39 with free shipping!

Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow! 

Have you tried Kicho already? How do you feel about lanolin in skin care?
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me on review purpose by BNT News. Visit their website to be up to date with all the latest Korean entertainment news & trends! 

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    1. Eksole! Õnneks on tooted ise ka väga head. :)

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  2. Thank you very much for this review. I haven't read too many reviews of Kicho products, possibly because this brand is not very well known and also perhaps because their products tend to be somewhat expensive.

    I have purchased and used a number of Kicho products over the last 6 months or so. I purchased them from Cupidrop here in the USA.

    The products I have tried (purchased full size) are the Sweet Nature Lip Balm, the Ultra Moisturizing Sun cream (SPF 50+ PA+++), and the Complete Correction CC Cream (SPF 30/ PA++). I just recently ordered a couple of the Phyto Daily Refreshing Mask, which I am quite anxious to try.

    I really, really like all of the Kicho products I have tried so far. The lip balm has a nice scent and taste and did a really good job keeping my lips moisturized over the winter.

    I liked the sunscreen and the CC cream even more. I purchased them specifically for use during the usual harsh mountain winters we get here. The are both excellent and work quite well together. They both keep my face looking good and well protected from cold and wind. The CC cream is supposedly for any skin tone, but it comes out a beige color from the tube that is virtually undetectable on my NW25 skin. I'm not sure how it would work on much lighter or darker skin tones though.

    I was somewhat hesitant to try the samples I received from Cupidrop of the Sheep Oil cream at first, for the reasons you have discussed. But I did try it during a particularly cold period at night. It's a little "heavy duty" for my combo-oily skin, but I did find it to be super moisturizing and occlusive, almost like a sleep pack. I'd say it's probably best for those with dry skin or as a night time moisturizer during the winter.

    I thought about getting the Camellia sleep pack so I'll be quite interested in your forthcoming review. I'd also be curious to know what you think about the applicator brush and whether you think it's really worthwhile to use it. I usually apply my skincare using my fingers and then use a latex sponge for things like sunscreen and BB/CC creams.

    Finally, I just wanted to say that I really, really enjoy your blog and it has rapidly become one of my favorites. It is very well written, and especially so for someone for whom English is not their native tongue.


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    1. Hello & thank you so much for such a long comment! I've mostly seen Kicho sold by US retailers & it's true that their prices are quite high! This cream is the only Kicho product I've found that's shipped straight from Korea.

      I really want to try more of Kicho as well, since I've enjoyed both of the products I received, but international shipping from Cupidrop starts from $40. :( That doesn't sound too good since - like we already agreed - Kicho itself is pretty expensive. So I'm really hoping to see more Korean resellers stock Kicho in the future!

      About the sheep oil cream, I do think it's not something that I need to use daily, since my skin isn't too dry. But it's definitely good to have it around in case of emergency! :D

      Lastly, I'm so glad to hear you like my blog! :) I feel like I've put a lot of work into my posts lately and it's good to hear that somebody has noticed! And I do hope my tomorrow's review will be helpful as well!

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