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Product Review: Kose Seikisho Mask White


While visiting Japan last year, I found a lot of exclusive and hard-to-find cosmetic brands. (For instance, did you know that the designer Jill Stuart has a complete beauty line?) One unusual discovery is Kose Seikisho Mask White ($28).

Naturally, I had to buy a tube (as a souvenir, of course). The mask itself comes out of the tube as a black goo. (It made me think of The X-Files, which led me into a dreamy David Duchovny reverie.) For more of my review,

The black mask has a soothing, cool feel that tightens a little when it dries. It smells good, too—it's hard to describe, but it just has a fresh, clean scent. If you try this mask, don't skimp with it; I found that applying a thick layer makes peeling the mask off much easier. Stay far away from the eye area, since you'll have to pull your skin a little to remove the mask. Doing so is easy: All you have to do is flick up a tiny bit, then use that to peel the whole thing off.

Whenever I use this, I find that it removes a fair amount of dead skin, and if I'm really lucky, it'll pull out a visible blackhead or two. My complexion generally looks better, but more in a "Well, that's nice" way than in a "Holy moly, who is that beautiful creature?!" way. While I like this product, I think that any peel-off mask is going to pull off dead skin, so I may as well hunt for a drugstore version for comparison. Queen Helene makes a grape seed mask that sounds similar, and it's only $3. I'm thinking of trying it to see if I can get the same result for $25 less. I know Kose products are available in the States now, at C.O. Bigelow stores, so If you've tried either of these masks, let me know!


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linghu84 linghu84 8 years
I love Kose products, its powder face wash is awesome and one bottle can last for an entire year. I would love to try this mask. I have only used the microderrmaration peel from philosophy and it made my skin really soft. other masks that i have tried didn't give me any noticeable results.
larissam larissam 8 years
I've used the Kose mask and really liked it. The only problem I had with it is that sometimes my skin can be sensitive and this mask could leave me a bit red right after use. Otherwise I loved how fresh it felt and that my skin looked a bit brighter after using it.
tati33 tati33 8 years
Bella - let us know if the Queen Helene one works...I need a good mask...this one sounds good but overly expensive
kimbit kimbit 8 years
A really fabulous mask is the Clinique Turnaround 15 minute facial. It makes a big difference with my skin, it looks way better after I am done, but it is about $50CAD, so I use it probably less than I should! I use cheap-o mud masks from the drug store too, they don't do as good of a job, but they do keep my skin looking fresher.
arrhythmia arrhythmia 8 years
I use this product on a weekly basis, and it's main purpose is not only to help you pick off the dead skin, but it also stresses the effect of brightening your skin. A lot of Asian facial products have lightening and brightening elements in them to help Asians achieve a brighter look (since we tend to have a more yellow skin pigment) and not look sallow. Great review! Nice to see this product on Bellasugar :)
juiceejuice juiceejuice 8 years
i use this mask. i think it's just fun - especially the peeling part. i like it enough to repurchase when i'm done with it. i love masks! and yeah, you could also get this at bath & body works.
gurl858 gurl858 8 years
I believe they are selling these products at the larger bath and body work stores. I got a sample of this mask when I went to a store event earlier this year.
kelli07 kelli07 8 years
I have yet to find a mask that makes a true difference. Although I have never used any mask religiously. I'm wondering if there is a mask out there that is really stellar?
FLASHBETTY FLASHBETTY 8 years
THOUGH I HAVE NOT TRIED KOSE PRRODUCTS IT DOES SOUND INTERESTING. I DO USE QUEEN HELENE'S MINT JULEP MASK PRETTY RELIGOUSLY. IT TIGHTENS PORES AND REMOVES BLACKHEADS. HOWEVER, I JUST TRIED THE AMANDE SWEET PEEL FROM L'OCCITANE AND IT'S AMAZING. MY SKIN LOOKED INSTANTLY BRIGHTER. IT MADE IT SUPER SOFT. ALSO,IT SMELLS AWESOME. LIKE YOU COULD EAT IT.
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