Review: SEKKISEI Basic Travel Set by KOSÉ

Most ladies all around the world would agree with me when I say taking good care of our skin is one of our top priority in life. Who’d say no to looking beautiful and radiant, right? Recently, I attended a beauty workshop by KOSÉ with a few of my friends, whereby we had the opportunity to learn the basics of skincare using the SEKKISEI range.


These were the products we got to use during the beauty workshop; we started using them in the order from the left to the right. From the outermost left, is the Cleansing Cream, followed by the Lotion which can be used with a special compressed mask to become a mask, and the Emulsion, finally the BB Cream. We were guided through each steps of the skin care products, including the proper way to apply and use them.


These pictures are basically show you what went down during the beauty workshop, most of the pictures except the ‘selfies’ one were taken by one of the super nice guy from KOSÉ, who took my camera and helped me shoot while I was busy listening and following the instructions of the steps. This was my first time attending a beauty workshop which covered the basic skincare and up to even doing out make up on the spot.

And after the workshop, we even got to bring home our very own, SEKKISEI Basic Travel Set for us to use and to review, of course! Like most travel sized goodies, there are compact and adorably sized, which makes them extra convenient to carry around.


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Personally, I have a very strict regime for my skin that I stick to after fine tuning it for years. But here’s the thing, I have heard really good reviews for KOSÉ and now, I have the whole basic set with me. Then, I thought why not try it and see how it’s like. So, here’s a short review on the products.

| White Liquid Wash |

First impression of the wash, is that it is very smooth and almost watery-like. When you place it over your wet face, there won’t be much bubbles (I have heard before that bubbles are not actually that good, correct me if I’m wrong) and it’s just really easy to apply it over the face.


I realised it was quite gentle on the skin, and there isn’t any noticeably strong fragrance, but rather it’s a more natural smell. This is because the whole SEKKISEI range are made prominently with natural extracts of Chinese herbs. 

| Lotion |

This is called lotion, although we may be more familiar with calling it toner. It acts almost similarly to a toner, and the application of it is also similar to that of a toner.


Pour the lotion on to a cotton pad, and pat gently over the face. I like how quickly it was absorbed and it left my skin feeling rather light. This product contains whitening effect with the extracts of Angelica root, Coix seed, Melothria root extract and Licorice which have detoxifying effect. Besides using it as a lotion, you can also use this lotion as a mask. During the workshop, we actually used this lotion with a compressed face mask as our face mask!


Here is a picture of the compressed mask with the lotion in action. See how it expands when it is dipped in the lotion? And this is the same mask we had on our faces, in the pictures above! Super duper uber cool right? :) This lotion is rather amazing because it has tonnes of benefits; it promotes translucency, better penetration for the skin to absorb the nutrients, moisturizing, zero pores, whitening, smoothing, firming, relaxing and evenness of the skin tone.

| Emulsion |

This is called the emulsion, or in other words, it is pretty much similar to a moisturizer. The application however, is bit different from the typical ones where you apply straight on to your face with your fingers.


As you can see, the emulsion is really really light and watery as well. Hence, a cotton pad is used and like the lotion above, you can lightly pat it on your skin. Again, I love how lightweight this product is on my face, and it really doesn’t leave a ‘sticky’ feeling. Similar as the lotion, it also contains whitening extract but in addition to that, this has Inula Britanica Flower extract to brighten the skin and also Paeonia Albiflora Root extract for detoxification.

| Sun Protect Gel |

Like the few products above, this sun protect gel is actually a sunblock with SPF50/PA+++. And the best part about this, is that it also doubles up as a make up base. This for me is pretty much a winner for me, because I am so often confused as to when should I apply my sunblock. Before or after, my make up base?? But with this, I never have to ask myself this anymore, haha!


Just like the rest of the product from this range, it is very lightweight and this feel velvety after the application, which makes it perfect as a make up base. In my honest opinion, I quite like this sun protect gel, because it is very absorbent. The ingredients used for this are; Glycerin, Coix Seed essence (to moisturize), Angelica essence, Melothria essence (to whiten) and Sasa Veitchii essence as an antioxidant.

And here’s a picture of some of the oriental plant extracts that KOSÉ uses in their SEKKISEI range. Personally, I think this is the first time I heard of a beauty brand who promotes and uses oriental herbal plants in their products. I have always felt that natural products work better than chemical ones like how I swear by my simple tomato mask.

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I have to admit that this post have been a rather lengthy one because I wrote briefly about the KOSÉ beauty workshop, followed up a review on each product in the SEKKISEI Basic Travel Set by KOSÉ and now, I have a little surprise for you. :) Because you have read my post all the way, so I have a GIVEAWAY for my lovely readers! And it is the Sekkisei Lotion Mask! This mask already have the lotion essence it in and it’s like the mask sheet. Tried using it and I have mad love for it!

If you're interested in getting the SEKKISEI Lotion, it is available in 200ml for RM170 and 360ml for RM260! :) You can get them at KOSE counters, nationwide.


So, how do you win this? Super easy peasy, all you need to do is answer two simple questions below, by leaving a comment on my blog. The contest period is from 12th March – 12thApril, and each winner wins one pack which contains two sachet of mask.
  1. What are the 3 main ingredients used in KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask?
  2. Name one of the benefits of the KOSÉ Sekkisei Lotion Mask.
So, just leave a comment with your answers to the two questions and email so that I can get in touch with you. Hint: The answers can be found in my post. You don’t need Google to help you with that. Good luck and share this lovely giveaway with your friends! Sharing is caring, especially when it comes to a great beauty product!

And currently, KOSÉ Malaysia is having a Miss Sekkisei Cinderella contest, where you stand a chance to become a modern princess with beauty workshops to groom you into one! It sounds like tonnes of fun already!

Till next time,
xoxo

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