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MISSHA Tonight Brilliance Boosting Essence Review

This post contains affiliate links. Product provided by Jolse.

Do you ever buy products just for the packaging? I would be lying if I said I don’t. Pretty bottles and jars grab my attention, especially if I think they will look good in pictures. I chose MISSHA Tonight Brilliance Boosting Essence, available on Jolse, because it captivated me at first sight. And it’s even better in person!

MISSHA Tonight Brilliance Boosting Essence is made using micro technology to drive hydration deep into the skin. It contains pearl extract and powder, niacinamide, green tea and apple extracts, jasmine, panthenol, and ceramide to nourish the skin and make it radiant.

How to use:

  • Apply after cleansing either with hands or a cotton pad (I shake the bottle first)

  • Sometimes, I start with a first treatment essence (review here) or a toner

  • Gently pat in

  • Follow with the rest of your evening routine

This product is specifically designed for nighttime use to wake up with radiant, nourished skin. The bottle is see-through on the bottom, and shaking it results in the most beautiful swirls of pearl. I tried to capture it to the best of my ability, but know that it is even better in real life. There’s a mild but noticeable scent, somewhat fruity but difficult to describe. It probably comes from all the plant extracts in the ingredients - full list is provided at the end of the article.

The texture is beautiful - slightly thicker than water, but still very easy to dispense. While applying, I feel a slight pleasant “slip”, maybe because of almond oil in the ingredients, but the product itself doesn’t feel oily or greasy, just wonderfully nourishing.

My impressions

Did I get this for the packaging? Yes! Does it also work amazingly as actual skincare? Also yes! I have combination skin with some oily and some dry areas. As the weather gets colder, I focus even more on hydration and nourishment to prevent dry zones from flaking and oily ones from producing what I call “revenge oil” (dehydration makes my skin ramp up oil production to preserve what little water it has left).

MISSHA Tonight Brilliance Boosting Essence gives my skin much needed hydration and nourishment without overwhelming / clogging up my t-zone. The act of applying skincare itself is a huge deal to me - it’s how I relax and unwind - so having this beautiful product in my hands gives me so much joy.

My skin usually only needs one layer of this, but someone who’s very dehydrated or has dry skin type may benefit from a couple of layers. I love waking up with plump, nourished skin after using this essence. My favorite is to pair it with the cream from this line (that review is coming soon).

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MISSHA Tonight Brilliance Boosting Essence ingredients: Water, Dipropylene glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, 1,2- Hexanediol, Hydrolyzed conchiolin protein, Pearl extract, Succinoyl Atelocollagen, Pearl powder, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sorbitan Stearate, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ceramide NP, Adenosine, Bitter Almond Kernel oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Leaf extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata Flower extract, Gluconolactone


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