Have you heard about KOSÉ? If you’ve been anywhere near skincare/beauty blogs and Facebook, I’m pretty sure you have. ;)
For those who might be scratching your heads, here’s a short intro: KOSÉ was established in Japan in 1946, when cosmetics were considered luxuries with goods still in short supply. At a time when even products with inferior quality will sell, Mr. Kozaburo Kobayashi, the company’s founder, instilled the standard that continues to this day of insisting on high-quality products for their customers. This number of customers grew as a result. The history of KOSÉ has been one of diligent research into product quality, and placing emphasis on good counseling and customer service.
Shh… I’ll let you in on a little secret – the first proper skincare brand that I used (cleanser, lotion/toner, emulsion, and white mask) was this very same Kosé Sekkisei series, and it really helped to improve my skin condition drastically. The only difference is that now they’ve launched this super nifty and convenient Kosé Sekkisei Lotion Mask, which is one of the best skin whitening products around! :D
I’ve stopped using the full Kosé Sekkisei series for my daily skincare routine, but I am still a loyal fan of their White Mask. It was a real pleasure (not to mention a good trip down memory lane) to try out this Sekkisei Lotion Mask. Basically it’s their Sekkisei Lotion (toner) in mask form.
I received the packet mask to test out, and it’s just like any regular sheet mask application. For those with the big bottle of KOSE SEKKISEI Lotion, simply purchase a packet of shrink masks (they look like pills), drop them into a cap of the lotion, wait until it fully absorbs the lotion, unfold and apply! Remove the mask, unfold it, place on face for 10mins (no longer than that), and remove and gently pat the lotion into skin to reveal a clear, bright, rejuvenated complexion!
|Just sit back and relax for 10 minutes. Take a nap. ;)|
The Kosé Sekkisei Lotion provides “…deep translucency with the power of oriental plant extracts, even for dull skin. It is a lotion that creates fine-textured, hydrated ’snow-white’ skin.” Having used this daily for several days, I can say that it really does make my skin seem fairer, brighter and firmer. It does have a bit of an alcohol scent when first used, so those with sensitive noses may not be used to it. After a couple of times using the mask, the scent doesn’t bother me so much now, and the results are worth the 10-minute wait, lol.
|How the mask looks like after opened up|
There are 3 main ingredients used in the formulation of this Kosé Sekkisei Lotion:
Angelica Extract - has disinfectant, whitening, and moisturizing effects.
Melothria - The root of the Melothria plant is called White Lotus. The extract taken from this root is said to suppress melanin production and has whitening effects on the skin.
The Sekkisei Lotion helps to balance out the skin’s moisture levels, preventing dullness, roughness, and pimples caused by dryness, as well as redness caused by sunburn from sunlight, or by the sun’s reflection in snowy areas. It blends instantly into the skin, just like melting snow, creating fine-textured, plump skin. With a refreshing, light sensation, the lotion leaves the surface of the skin feeling silky smooth, yet hydrated. Your skin regains its natural pure translucency down to your pores.
You get an amazing 9 benefits in a single mask!
- · Translucency
- · Penetration
- · Moisturizing
- · Tighten Pores
- · Whitening
- · Evenness
- · Elasticity
- · Firmness
- · Relaxing
Price and availability:
SEKKISEI Lotion 200ml - RM170
SEKKISEI Lotion 360ml - RM260Available at KOSÉ counters throughout Malaysia
But wait, there’s more! If you’ve always dreamed about being a princess, KOSÉ might just be able to grant your wish. Sign up for the KOSÉ SEKKISEI Cinderella 2014 contest and you stand a chance to win RM 15,000 cash, one year’s supply of SEKKISEI products, a trip to Japan, be a magazine cover girl, and crowned as SEKKISEI Cinderella Malaysia!
For more information and updates, you can visit the KOSÉ Malaysia Facebook page.
- Leave a blog post comment with the answers to the 2 simple questions below, and include your name and email address.
- The first 24 comments with the correct answers will win 1 pair of pocket masks each.
- Winners must be able to collect their prize from Nuffnang’s office in Kuala Lumpur, or send a representative.
- Giveaway ends on 25 April 2014 (Friday).
- Open to Malaysian residents only.
Question #1: What are the 3 main ingredients used in KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask?
Question #2: Name one of the benefits of the KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask. (Any 1 out of the 9 benefits)
Good luck! :)