A popular skin whitening essence in Asia, launched in 1985, this little deep royal blue/ bright snow white bottle has been the ultimate solution for women plagued by uneven skin tone, pigmentation problems.
Sekkisei, a medicinal lotion by Kose, claims to leave skin as white /clear / bright /pure as snow.
This ideology has become entrenched and the concept of ” The results = The Branding ” is born.
This invigorating lotion is extremely pleasant to be used sparingly ( if you could tolerate its alcoholic aroma, reminds me of sake ) .
It reinforces fresh moisture into skin and retexturise dry, flaky skin; It removes dullness (mainly the old cornified layer ) from skin and imparts transparency to our skin surface.
Lipid-based cosmetic ingredients such as wheat germ oil and vitamin E acetate are added to serve as moisturisers.
This reputable lotion contains:
aqua, alcohol, glycerin, angelica root extract, job’s tear seed extract, glycyrrhiza, with hazel extract, melothria extract, tocopherol acetate, wheatgerm oil ……
You probably finds its ingredients are not that dissimilar to Albion’s skin conditioner.
However, Sekkisei has angelica root extract & melothria extract for skin brightening purposes; costs significantly less, ( unfortunately ) comes with a pungent alcoholic aroma.
I religiously use this as part of my paper mask regime, where i soak a cotton paper mask with this essence and applied it onto my face after Albion’s moisture milk. I then leave this graciously saturated ” treatment pack ” on for 15 minutes.
I also couldn’t stop myself from pouring this refreshing lotion all over my body, particularly during summer time, as a light & refreshing body moisturiser; I wouldn’t expect this to dramatically lighten or bleach my skin but i find it helps to even out my overall skin tone and makes small freckles less noticeable. It is also cooling and comforting enough to be applied on sunburned area.
I also find this essence indispensable in treating certain area where you wish the skin tone to be less pigmented, like underarms, nipples, areolar……
I had used up to 1/4 of my 500mls special edition Sekkisei; and i just ordered another 500mls bottle.