MISSHA’s NEW 2015 Signature Essence Cushion Foundation

MISSHA has released several new products for this year and one of them is their new cushion foundation: MISSHA Signature Essence Cushion (SPF50+ PA+++)

TIP: What does PA+++ mean?
PA is a Japanese/Korean rating system in place before the new regulations that was a way to show how much protection you are getting from UVA rays. There is no UVA protection rating system currently recognized by the FDA in the States. You will see either PA+, PA++, or PA+++ on the label, with more + signs meaning a higher level of UVA protection the sunscreen offers from the UVA rays that may cause long-term skin damage.



It contains 42.6% of Missha Essence for extra moisture on the face when applying this cushion foundation. It also has a cooling effect when applying, SPF50+ PA+++ and it contains 14g of product. Comes in 2 shades: #21 and #23 and it cost 32.000 WON (USD$23.-) on their official website.

Before & After Application


Product Ingredients and Benefits


  1. Birch tree extract with rich minerals will give you full hydration.
  2. 3D Lamp Powder reflecting light gives a natural bright skin tone for 12 hours.
  3. Hyaluronic acid and aqua ceramide helps the skin retain water and also help repair the skin’s natural barrier and regular cells for a moisturized glowing look (aka great for anti-aging worries).
  4. Phyto Cooling Complex includes plum extract, lotus extract and aloe extract that provides the skin with moisture and nourishment. Feel that healthy, renewed sensation as the cooling effect works into skin to bring back a healthy glow



After basic skin scare, use the cushion puff to apply onto face tapping (NOT dragging) gently to finish. For more coverage, reapply on blemish areas.

Color Palette

There are only two options: shade no. 21 and no. 23.

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Jihee Park

Jihee Park is the Lead Beauty Editor of K-Beauty Now. Based in the heart of Seoul, her professional expertise and approach in academic, social media, and lifestyle coverage provide compelling articles the community can trust. Translated from Korean to English, bringing you the latest k-beauty news straight from South Korea.