Kose Sekkisei Lotion, Emulsion & Mask Review

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Hello beautiful ladies, this time around I’ll be sharing my experience using Japanese Skincare from the well known brand Kose. I tested the Kose Sekkisei Lotion, Kose Sekkisei Emulsion and Kose Sekkisei Lotion pack for almost two week now…

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I actually have a set of skin care from Japan & Korea but unsure which to try first and when I put a poll on my FB everyone voted for Japan skincare. So, Kose it is!! I have known Kose for a long time and can you believe this is actually the first counter brand I bought and it was during my college time…  Unbelievable… I tried their lotion and charcoal mask for few tubes back in college time for one or two year I guess they give impressive result back then but I don’t quite remember much. I stop because I am lazy to peel off the mask and the sheet mask craze hit us so yeah I switch the sheet mask and those wash off mask… I have been using lots of lotion or toner from the western side so never thought buying Kose again.
So here I am again testing the same product I used to love 6/7 years ago. I got this during their FB giveaway and it had been in my cupboard for few months now. Hahahaha too many product to try!!! I will not describe on Kose background because you can read about them in my previous post on the Kose Workshop I attended.


Kose Sekkisei Lotion
Product Info
Product Name : Kose Sekkisei Lotion
Product Description: A refreshing and whitening essence which helps to prevent pigmentation, freckles and dehydration
Star Ingredient: Extracts of Chinese Pearl Barley, Melothria Heterophylla, Angelica and Licorice as well as Germ Oil and Vitamin E acetate.
Net Weight : 200ml | 360ml
Price : RM 158 | RM 247
Where to Buy : Kose Counter Nationwide(Malaysia) Kose Counter in selected Country(International)
Skin Type : Normal to Combination Skin/ Oily Skin ( I think it’s not sufficient for dry skin)

Let’s begin with the lotion, because is the first step of you cleanse your face. If you are not familiar with this Lotion term, its basically similar function to toner but with extra hydrating properties. This lotion help to prepare your skin for better absorption of your serum and moisturiser nutrition. I love the texture of this lotion being runny but not watery and it feels light on my skin and very hydrating at the same time.

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One set back is, it contains alcohol content based on the info in this website and I can smell alcohol also when using it. The bottle I got did not indicate it’s full ingredient so I am not sure whether the scent I smell were really alcohol.

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Concern with alcohol is that it dry up skin and may damage our skin cell. I am not sure on this as there’s tonnes of version on the internet about alcohol pros and cons… So it’s up to you whether you want that ingredient in your skin care. However, I don’t feel any drying on my skin in fact very moisturizing after using it. Unfortunately I don’t quite fancy the alcohol scent because it can be a little too strong for me. Overall I love the lotion hydrating and refreshing results minus the alcohol content and scent.

I will talk about the entire result of using all this three product together in the end of this post for conclusion.

Kose Sekkisei Emulsion
Product Info
Product Name : Kose Sekkisei Emulsion
Product Description:  Contains high emollient effects that works deep into skin without any sticky after-feel. Inhibits melanin production & prevents freckles, dark spots & dry rough skin caused by UV rays.
Star Ingredient: Inula Britanica Flower, Chinese Pearl Barley, Paeonia Albiflora Root, Melothria Heterophylla and Angelica
Net Weight : 140ml
Price : RM 181
Where to Buy : Kose Counter Nationwide(Malaysia) Kose Counter in selected Country(International)
Skin Type : Normal to Combination Skin/ Oily Skin ( I think it’s not sufficient for dry skin)

Emulsion is quite similar to moisturiser but lighter in texture almost gel like but in milky colour rather than clear gel colour. However this emulsion from Kose refer to serum but I do feel it’s not that concentrated and I feel it’s more like a light moisturiser which explain the earlier explanation. Well, whatever the name is it has a milky gel like texture. I love how cooling this emulsion do to my face. It keep my skin hydrated throughout the day but if it can be less sticky then it will be awesome.

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Fortunately, it wasn’t too oily nor greasy which is definitely a no no for me in skin care product. It will felt a little oily towards the evening when I am exposed to outdoor ambient.

Kose Sekkisei33The milky gel texture of the emulsion

Again it contains alcohol which it’s a pull back for me… I’ll leave it to you to decide if the alcohol content is okay for you. Let’s move on to the mask.

Kose Sekkisei Mask
Product Info
Product Name : Kose Sekkisei Mask
Product Description: Offers superb moisture (10 times higher than without lotion mask) to skin to give a luster you have never known before!
Star Ingredient: Similar to Sekkisei Lotion because the mask sheet is soaked up the lotion
Net Weight : N/A
Price : N/A
Where to Buy : Kose Counter Nationwide(Malaysia) Kose Counter in selected Country(International)
Skin Type : Normal to Combination Skin/ Oily Skin ( I think it’s not sufficient for dry skin)


I got this mask pack during the Kose Lotion so I am not sure if this is for sale. Usually you can use the mask pill and soak it with the lotion. The mask pill can be purchase from Kose counter or you can purchase from Daiso too. These mask pack are the similar one but it comes pre soaked with the lotion instead of in pill form.

Read here to find out how to use Kose mask pill.

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I must say I love this mask a lot.. I refrigerated it before I apply on my face and the cooling effect is really lasting and I like that the mask is not too wet..You know some of the sheet mask when you remove it from the package the essence is dripping making application so messy. Like it say it gives 10times higher hydration to my skin. I can feel cool, bouncy and translucent skin after using.

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Conclusion

After two weeks of using the lotion and emulsion I like the whitening and radiant it gives to my skin. I only use it on the day time and night I am still suing my Talika night cream. I can see my acne scar lighten and I can see pinkish flush on my face after using it. It does give a snowy skin alike texture on my skin.

Kose Sekkisei Lotion Emulsion

It doesn’t cause any breakout nor make my face feel oily throughout the day even when I am outdoor (of course it will be more oily compare to indoor) … If you love light texture skin care you might consider trying this. and if you hunting for a whitening skin care I think this is quite effective and very easy to use…

That’s all from me today!! let me know if you have try this Kose Sekkisei range and tell me all about it kay?
Bye bye..

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