Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Kose Sekkisei Herbal Gel

Dubbed the 'wonder gel', the all new Kosé Sekkisei Herbal Gel is a multifunctional gel that combines six benefits in one jar, making it the perfect companion for people who are always on-the-go:

Radiance boosting
Suppleness enhancing
Ultra nourishing

Name: Kosé コーセー Sekkisei Herbal Gel 雪肌精 ハーバル ジェル
Price: RM 130 for 80 g
@cosme rating: 4.2
Release date: 2.3.2016
Made in: Japan

On top of Sekkisei's proprietary trio oriental plant extracts - Angelica, Melothria and Mugwort - which are present in all its products, the Sekkisei Herbal Gel contains fermented Coix Seed (improves skin barrier function) and Loquat Leaf (promotes blood circulation) to effectively moisturise and promote translucency to the skin.

The gel-cream spreads easily and lends the skin a dewy finish that supposedly lasts more than 8 hours. Celebrities including KeQing, Jeffrey Cheng, Hunny Madu and Monika Sta. Maria testified that it possesses a non-sticky texture but my encounter with it is the polar opposite - it does leave a tacky film. Is my skin that finicky?

This one item delivers the effect of an emulsion, serum, cream, massage gel and a nourishing sleeping mask. After prepping my skin with lotion, I need only apply this gel to experience a full 6 course meal, well, in terms of skincare, of course, haha! And thanks to the handy holder, my spatula will fit snuggly next to the jar (no more vanishing into thin air!).

While I wouldn't necessarily advocate the use of the Herbal Gel on a daily basis, I recognise the convenience it gives on busy days when all I can spare is a quick dab before I fly out of the door!

The full ingredient list for Sekkisei Herbal Gel:
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Alcohol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Melothria Heterophylla Root Extract, Saccharomyces/Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Ferment Filtrate, Tocopherol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Cholesterol, Disodium EDTA, PEG-400, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, PVP, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum).

Disclosure: Press sample.