Effective Japanese Skincare and Makeup Part 2: Sekkisei
If you are interested in skin-brightening products, then this article is for you! According to Sekkisei, their cleansing oils and similar products are intended just for removing make-up and aren’t necessary to use in the morning. Even for oily skin, their face wash alone is plenty.
For Sekkisei, the recommended order to use their products in is like this:
Facewash -> Toner -> All-in-one gel -> Lotion -> Milky lotion -> Daytime lotion -> Sunscreen -> CC/BB cream -> Loose powder
Cleanser -> Facewash -> Mask -> Toner -> All-in-one gel -> Lotion -> Milky lotion -> Cream
The items in pink are for both morning and evening use.
So, let’s take a look at the Sekkisei products!
1. Cleanser (Night Care)
Treatment Cleansing Oil (160ml) effectively removes make-up down to the pores for a beautifully clear complexion.
Cleansing Cream (140g) contains oriental plant oils for more beautiful bare skin. With a creamy texture for clearer skin that’s soft to the touch.
2. Facewash (Day Care/Night Care)
Lotion-ready soap [Keshousui shitate] (100g) is a soap which lathers up into a thick foam that doesn’t exert friction on the skin. It clears dirt and oil from the pores without removing the skin’s natural moisture. With oriental plant extracts for beautifully clear skin.
White Washing Foam (130g) effectively clears away dirt and oil from pores, leaving skin brighter and clearer.
White Milky Wash (140ml) is a thick foamy facewash that protects the skin’s natural moisture while leading to a clearer complexion.
3. Mask Pack (Night Care)
Medicated Herbal Esthetic Mask (quasi-drug, 150g) gives you silky-smooth skin while acting to regulate melanin production, preventing dark spots.
4. Lotion (Day Care/ Night Care)
Medicated Sekkisei (quasi-drug, 200ml/360ml) is a lightening lotion designed to give translucent snowy skin that’s beautifully clear.
Medicated Sekkisei Enriched (quasi-drug, 200ml/360ml) is infused with oriental plant extracts which plump the skin with their moisturising power.
Lotion Excellent (quasi-drug, 200ml) has a rich thick texture and contains 5 types of moisturising plant extract.
|More details on KOSE SEKKISEI Lotion Excellent here|
5. All-in-one gel (Day Care/ Night Care)
Herbal Gel (80g, refill available) has multiple benefits including moisturising, lasting translucency and anti-inflammatory effects.
6. Lotion (Day Care/ Night Care)
Recovery Essence Excellent (quasi-drug, 50ml) penetrates the skin and replenishes moisture, targeting wrinkles and brightening skin.
|More details on KOSE SEKKISEI Recovery Essence Excellent here|
7. Milky lotion (Day Care/ Night Care)
Medicated Sekkisei Lotion (quasi-drug, 140ml) leads to plump and soft skin while regulating melanin production.
Medicated Sekkisei Lotion Enriched (quasi-drug, 140ml) has a rich and luxurious texture. It regulates melanin production and gives a soft, clear tone to the skin.
|More details on Medicated Sekkisei Lotion Enriched here|
Sekkisei Emulsion Excellent (quasi-drug, 140ml) is a rich moisturising lotion which regulates melanin production and protects skin from the first signs of aging.
8. Cream (Night Care)
Sekkisei Cream (quasi-drug, 40g) is a water-based cream that accelerates the fading of dark spots.
Sekkisei Cream Excellent (quasi-drug, 50g) is a rich cream that restores plumpness and resilience to the skin while fading dark spots.
|More details on KOSE SEKKISEI Cream Excellent here|
Sekkisei Eye Cream (20g) (Day Care/ Night Care) targets dark circles under eyes for soft, dewy skin and a brighter look.
9. Daytime Lotion (Day Care)
White UV Emulsion (quasi-drug, 35g, SPF50+, PA++++) is a milky-textured lotion that can also act as a base. With moisturising ingredients, skin-lightening effects and sun protection.
|More details on KOSE Sekkisei White UV Emulsion here|
Sekkisei Day Essence (quasi-drug, 50ml, SPF25, PA+) is a concentrated skin-lightening cream with added sun protection.
10. Sunscreen (Day Care)
White UV Milk (60g/25g, SPF50+, PA++++) is a sunscreen that cares for the skin and protects against wrinkles with extracts of the Job’s tears plant. With no sticky or greasy after-feeling
White UV Gel (80g/35g, SPF50+/PA++++) is a creamy gel sunscreen that feels light and is easily absorbed into the skin. It protects against wrinkles with extracts of the Job’s tears plant.
11. CC/BB cream (Day Care/ Night Care)
White BB Cream (30g, comes in 2 shades, SPF40, PA++++) cares for the skin with oriental plant extracts and sun protection while covering up wrinkles and blemishes with a light, even colour.
Shades: 01 Light natural skin tone 02 Natural skin tone
White BB Cream Moist (30g, comes in 2 shades, SPF40, PA++++) adds extra moisturising effects to the White BB Cream formula.
Shades: 01 Light natural skin tone 02 Natural skin tone
White CC Cream (30g, comes in 2 shades, SPF50+, PA++++) is a very smooth-textured cream designed to keep your skin luminous and hydrated while evening out skin tone and covering up blemishes.
|More details on KOSE Sekkisei White CC Cream here|
12. Foundation/Powder (Day Care)
Snow CC Powder (8g, comes in 3 shades, SPF14, PA+) spreads on the skin like a liquid, smoothly blending into the skin for even, natural coverage.
Shades: 01 Light natural skin tone 02 Natural skin tone 03 Dark natural skin tone. By the way, the the Snow CC Powder Case is sold separately. Even the sponge itself can be purchased separately too.
|More details on KOSE Sekkisei Snow CC Powder here|
Loose powder (11g, SPF20, PA++) is a brightening face powder for long-lasting luminosity. The fine powder melts like snowflakes into the skin for a pure white look.
(Info via kose.co.jp)
As I mentioned at the beginning, Sekkisei is brand that’s really suitable for women looking for white, translucent skin with an even tone. All their products are created with clear, translucent skin in mind, so you don’t have to worry about choosing the wrong product for your goal.
For the third and final part of this series, I’ll be looking at Minon, who specialise in skincare products for sensitive skin.
If you are interested, we looked at the FANCL series in the first part!