Following on yesterday's review, part 2 is all about Kicho Camelia Sleeping Pack Set. If you have not read part 1 on Kicho's Sheep Oil Cream yet, you can refer to my previous blog post here.
First of all, wow the packaging! What a great way to lure people into buying the whole set with a brush instead of a sleeping pack alone. But with all seriousness, this is the most beautiful packaging I've ever received a product in! (I think the second place would probably go to this Isiloe Set, which doesn't even seem that fancy now. Then again, new things always seem fancier!)
Description: Camelia Sleeping Pack is an overnight sleeping mask that moisturizes, soothes and protects skin from toxic substances. Applying it with a brush enables deeper penetration of pores, producing more effective results.
Ingredients: 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 (1000mg), 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 42090. (View on CosDNA.)
4 major ingredients they highlight on the packaging are: camellia oil, black ginseng root extract, lanolin & rose water. Camellia oil soothes and protects tired and sensitive skin, while black ginseng, rose water and lanolin provide the nutrients and moisture needed to reveal smooth, healthy and vibrant skin the next morning.
When compared to Kicho's Sheep Oil Cream the texture of this sleeping pack actually seems a bit less heavy, but I think they make up for it with all the extra ingredients.
It has a strong floral scent of which I can only assume is camellia. I mean, that would make sense, right? It's just a wild guess, though, because I'm not too sure what the scent of camellia is supposed to be like. However, if I were to compare it to Kicho's Sheep Oil Cream, I'd say that I prefer the refreshing herbal scent of that cream to this sleeping pack. But that's just my opinion & there's nothing particularly wrong with the floral scent! It's not too overwhelming, so I guess it's just a matter of prefering fresh over floral.
Lastly, I really like the brush that came with this sleeping pack - it has very high quality & feels so good on skin. Kicho also makes makeup brushes, btw, so this could explain why this one is so well done. It looks very nice, definitely a lot better than the cheap $1 face mask brush I got from Ebay to satisfy my DIY-masking needs.
I like how it allows me to apply the sleeping pack without getting any product on my hands. This also means I have to clean the brush after every application, but I suck it up, because I love how it feels on skin. The best part is that even if I run out of the sleeping pack, I can continue using the brush!
Of course, I realize that it's not necessary to apply the sleeping pack with a mask brush, but in my opinion it just adds a little extra to the whole experience and I also feel like owning this pretty mask brush could inspire me to start doing more DIY face masks in the future.
Overall, my experience with Kicho has been very good and I definitely think it's a brand to keep an eye on!
Where to buy?Unfortunately, this sleeping pack isn't available on Ebay, which I think is the easiest and most affordable place to shop at. There are a few US retailers selling it, though! Peach & Lily and Ohlolly, for example. However, shipping outside US might be a bit expensive & Ohlolly only ships to selected countries.
Disclosure: 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!