Category: Kose



Hello everyone ^__^

It’s mask time with Kose Cosmeport.

Bough the product in Japan and the new 30 sheets hyaluronic acid essence mask is ready to boost the moisture and hydration to my skin.

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The packaging is simple yet somehow I doubt when I reach the last masks down there will it be too dry? I guess I need to wait all the way to know the answer, right now, I just keeping it tight closed when not in used.

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All the details is in Japanese, but the mask is simple enough as to be used on a pre-cleansed skin and after a toner/lotion. Leave it of for 5-15 minutes and continue by removing the mask, massage in the leftovers on the skin and add the rest of the skincare, such as moisturizer. If I want to use a serum, I see the texture of the serum first, if it is heavier than the mask, I use it afterwards, but if it is lighter or water based, I use it before the mask.

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Curious to see the mask? Here it is, let’s unfold the mystery.

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Details from

www.kosecosmeport.co.jp:
About a month and use it every day,
Intensive Care mask of beauty essence plentiful.

  • Hyaluronic acid (moisturizing) combination.
  • Liquid cosmetics Shimiwatari the corner layer in the sealing effect of the mask, I lead to skin that is moistened fresh and young.
  • I combine “trehalose derivatives”.
  • In addition to seaweed extract, deep ocean water, add blending trehalose derivatives. Effect increases the moisture further, the deep part of the stratum corneum to penetrate and keep the skin was full of moisture for a long time.
  • Prescription skin-friendly.
  • In addition to weak acid, no fragrance, no coloration, non-alcohol, no mineral oil to. I was kind to skin more.

Open the plastic cover, the cover may be stick and unfold several time, I think 30x would be the correct number.

There’s a transparent plastic inside, remove it first and underneath it is the mask.

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A simple white thin mask, which I yearn for a better quality and thickness. I guess this is a simple product to be used and not necessarily contained a complex ingredients. The main feature is to add hydration (that’s what hyaluronic acid do) and that’s it.

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Haha! I look so unhappy with the mask on. It is difficult to create expression when mask is on. The fitting also not so good on me, I keep having difficulties to get it in the right place. Maybe my face just not wide enough. The essence given is basic, which means it’s just one of the routine in a daily skincare which I don’t think suitable as a weekly treatment, it’s exactly more like a daily mask. Why they make it into a mask, I guess we all know that products do need time to penetrate into our skin and work before the next one put in, this mask helps me to wait before the next one and let the skin have it’s time to absorb the nutrients it need.

Overall,

A simple mask to be used daily, gives the skin a boost of hydration and not made to be used alone, it’s just one of the skincare step, used after toner, lotion and a water based serum. Continue with the rest of the skincare such as oil-based serum, eye cream, moisturizer, sun protection and so on.

The quality of the mask could be better, but for what it’s worth, it does what it says it does.

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Hi all!

From my last trip to Tokyo, I bought this nail remover as I was waiting alone in the Airport and thinking of doing a solo manicure. Liquid is limited in the aircraft, so this thing comes to me as a very handy nail polish remover.

The acetone free nail color remover comes in 10 individual sheets. All the details is in Japanese, since it’s an easy instruction, it’s can be done easily. But I’ve found some details from my favorite Japan Online Shop http://www.jshoppers.com:

Nail polish remover sheets in a handy small size. With just one you can remove layered enamel and even stubborn sparkling polishes. A large size you can use on both hands! Contains German chamomile and other ingredients that keep your nails strong. Its faint scent comes from the natural aroma of the orange oil. ●Contains propylene carbonate,​ ethanol,​ orange oil,​ chamomile extract,​ BG,​ others
●Instructions: Wipe nail with a gentle pushing motion.
●Use 1 pack each time.
●Contains oil to aid in the removal of enamel. If bothered by this,​ wipe leftover oil with a tissue,​ etc.
10 Uses (2.7ml x 10)
●Made in Japan

This is the sachet of one sheet per piece.


A lavender colored packaging, cute isn’t it?!



This is it, the white sheet that cleans my nail colors. It was so moist, well, wet to be precise and oily.


For me one sheet is enough for 10 fingers, no more. I have to use 2 sheets for the hand and feet. After 10 nails usually the sheets already so full of nail colors, leaving a greasy after effect. The scent compared to the ones with acetone is definitely milder. Regular nail color remover (with acetone) also drying and evaporate pretty fast, this one is the contrary. Sometime I need another sheet of clean cotton since there’s still some liquid left on the nails.

The nail polish is easily clean with the liquid alone but I think I like it more if the sheet is thicker, the wide and length is enough, just wishing it was thicker since it feels so thin on the nails and if it is thicker it would be able to ‘get’ more nail colors all at once.

Overall, I like the simplicity to be able to clean my nail polish anywhere anytime without the need of separate cotton and a bottle of acetone, the scent is way milder than acetone and doesn’t make the nail nor fingers dry. But I dislike the ‘oiliness’ (which actually later can be cleaned with soap and water) and the sheet is too thin.

Score? 7,5 out of 10, so it’s still a wonderful product for me ^__^

Kose Speedy Cleansing Liquid

Details from http://www.kosecosmeport.co.jp (using google translate, so mind the ehm . . .  well, hope you do understand 😀 )
100% oil cut! Rinse super speedy!
  • Makeup remover oil cut 100%.
  • Use fresh in feeling refreshed, feeling of peace of mind and how to use acne skin weak, who also has been the extension lashes oil.
  • Drop the make-up only stroking it gently.
  • Quick cleansing ingredients. Quite right to make intimate contact with, such as mascara just gently stroking, drop quickly.
  • Ru Susuge quickly.
  • Null neutral, speedy rinse. W cleansing is required.
  • OK even though the wet hands and face!
  • Cleansing can also be used conveniently in the bathroom.
From Sasa.com:
description
Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Liquid effectively removes heavy makeup including mascara. Cleanses in a single step. With the special ‘keratin-clear’ formula, Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Liquid removes not only dirts deep from your pores, but also the dead skin cells.

And after a while of searching and trying, here’s how to use it:
Pump the liquid to your palm and massage gently your skin, kinda like cleansing oil, then add a bit of water to emulsify where then rinse everything off with water. Or pump it into a cotton pad and gently swipe all over the face or any areas needed, including mascara. The oil free based product make it even more convenient for the eyes. Then rinse it with water and I got this lovely super silky cleaned skin afterwards.
This is the product, a blue clear pump bottle of 230 ml liquid. As seen above the liquid itself is clear and even thou’ it is said that 100% oil free, it feels as slippery as oil. The liquid is a it like thick watery liquid, not yet a gel, it is somewhere in between. I don’t thing it is scented either since I can’t smell anything obvious there.
I pump it on a surface and the clear liquid doesn’t really show, so I pump some on the cotton, and on the image of a square of cotton alone is after being used to clean my daily dirt (no makeup). It does cleanse daily dirt as well.
Now let’s see how effective it is on make up

Here’s a line up of a few of makeup products:

1. Coverderm Perfect Face Waterproof Concealing Make-up
2. EXpose U’R Eyes! NYX Liquid Eye Liner
3. Double Extension Curl Mascara by L’Oreal (Ultra-lenghtening + Curling Mascara)
4.AQUA SHADOW by Make Up Forever
5. The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain
6. Rouge Artist Intense by Make Up Forever

Now as mentioned, I applied the liquid in two ways, one directly using the liquid and mixed everything up, and one with cotton pad.

The makeup doesn’t dissolve easily as announced by the maker, but with cotton pad, it actually works better and on the first swipe, Coverderm is the first to one easily removed.

Then I add some more and hmm, really, pump it onto a cotton and it definitely works better than using just the liquid and your palm, the area swiped by the cotton is only in the middle.

This is the after look, yes, after rinsing and keep massaging. Some of the Coverderm, AQUA SHADOW, Mascara are still there. And obviously it didn’t work, so please use a cotton pad and pump the liquid there before applying. The fibers of the cotton helps removing the makeup instead of just fingers + liquid.

Will I keep using it? Yes, with a cotton and hmm double cleansing is so important as well. Maybe the product suits those who doesn’t use makeup regularly, so it clean daily debris + sun protection only, and actually it still need double cleansing, so use foaming facial wash right after ya ^__^

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Today I went on and try the sample that have been on my dressing for months. Sekkisei Supreme Make Up Base SPF 25/PA++, here’s the details on the product found on the website:

Make-up base that conditions your skin with moisture boosting benefits like a beauty serum while brightening your skin.

Product Description:
                                                                       Highlights:


The emollient ingredient effectively wraps the moisturizing ingredient forming a film which prevents moisture loss from skin and keep it supple.

Like BB cream, it evens out skin tone and gives bright and clear translucency. Multi-purpose make-up base that covers pores making them less visible.

Hexagonal Powder promotes a smooth touch and exhibits excellent affinity with skin which creates ultra-fine veil.

A non-greasy after-feel allows make-up to go on smooth and lasting.

Blocks UV-rays and prevents freckles and dark spots caused by the sun with SPF25/PA++. Refreshing Oriental herb fragrance.



Wow this tiny pack contain a lot of wonderful stuff, so I cleaned my face and use toner, serum and my fave moisturizer, so it is ready for the make up base


View from front

View from back 0.6 ml


When I opened the sachet the first thing that comes to my mind is how vivid the color is, I kinda doubt whether it will fit my skin tone. The scent is mild and refreshing, you wont notice the scent after 5-10 minutes. The texture is soft liquidy.




I dab it on many different spots including my front neck




Then blend them in. Again, still feels the tone is too vivid, wondering and kept wondering while my hand keep spreading them over

But after it all spread well the color do blend in and easily adjust to my skin tone. My complexion become even, brighter and love the luminous soft glow. It feels and look a lot healthier and alive. It have a soft powdery feeling on the skin after it dries up and ready for the next step. Use foundation for a more glamor look or powder for natural make up. Either both Sekkisei Supreme Make Up Base have your skin covered ^_^ My make up last for 8 hours and still going on, I don’t do touch up. I love the fact that it covers my pores and covers everything that need to be hidden yet still feels light.

Definitely a must have!