Beautify Skin To Hair at Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kosé Sekkisei Pre-CNY Beauty Clinic

Just last Saturday, I managed to squeeze into a spot to Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kosé Sekkisei workshop. This workshop is to prepare everyone who attend to get ready for the coming Chinese New Year celebration to look radiant and luminous not only on the skin but also to achieve that healthy flowing hair.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei

The workshop was held at Fresca Mexican Bar & Kitchen, located in The Gardens City Mall and there’s two session to choose which one is held in the morning and another in the evening. Upon registration, I was given a red packet filled with a number for lucky draw and a sample sachet of Kosé Seikisho Exfoliating Massage Gel. I find my way to the corner of the restaurant where the workshop was held. On the table for every seat placed a mirror, hair clip, bip, pencil, paper and Kosé Sekkisei booklet. Also sitting on the table is the Kosé Sekkisei basic range.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Joe Beauty Trainer

This is Jo, one of the beauty trainer from Kosé. She was the speaker to explain how we could take care of our skin further not only just on the outside but deep within. It includes the pattern of our daily lifestyle, diet and skin regime. It takes a lot of effort to be pretty too!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Slide Presentation

  1. For a healthy and beautiful skin, it should be bright, translucent, sheer, moisturized, supple and firm with great elasticity. Under a skin scope or analyzer, a healthy and beautiful skin texture should be in plumped triangular shape.
  2. There are many factors contributing to our skin deterioration such as unbalanced diet, polluted environment, lack of sleep, age factor, stress and poor skin care regimen. As a result, our skin becomes dehydrated, rough, dull, yellow with dark spots.
  3. The journey to beautiful skin with Kosé is simplly by using this pyramid.  Begin with daily physical activities, one should consume sufficient water, fruits and vegetables, exercise, protect from harmful UV rays and catch enough sleep. Keep up with the daily basic skin care where we should always cleanse, moisturize and protect. Also if you have special skin problem to treat, use the daily special care. Lastly on the weekend, treat yourself with mask to boost the healthiness of your skin.
  4. Featuring their star product and best seller, Kosé Sekkisei Lotion (even my BFF swears by it) that is suitable for all skin types. It helps to brighten, provide translucency, balances moisture and oil secretion, calms skin from sun exposure, tighten pores and even out skin tone. The lotion can be use as mask which helps to boost 10 times more moisture to your skin.
  5. There are 9 skin benefits by using Kosé Sekkisei Lotion as mask which is translucency, better penetration, moisturizing, tighten pores, relaxing, firmness, elasticity , evenness and whitening.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei 2

It’s not just about listening to Jo on the benefits of Kosé Sekkisei, every participant get to experience it by using the skin care itself. Yup, all of us were cleansing and treating our skin in the public using their basic skin care that we should at least practice to maintain skin youthfulness. Let me share with you each step with the product that we have used with the guide and help of Kosé beauty trainers who stood nearby us.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Cleansing Cream

Kosé Sekkisei Cleansing Cream

‘Gentle-to-skin amino acid-based mild acid cleanser. Quickly removes only impurity while leaving moisture on the skin. Formulated with whitening and moisturizing oriental herbal extracts. (Coix seed, Angelica, Melothria). It relaxes the skin that has been hardened, rough-surface and dulled by the UV-rays and dehydration. Recommended for night use only.’

First step prior to our skin regime is cleansing. If you have any makeup on, it is highly recommended to remove them first. This cleansing cream may seem thick but it glides and spreads easily on the skin. As for me, it does feel awkward to use cream-based cleanser and to worry if it could be too rich for my combination skin.  Once applied the cream on the face, gently massage the cream in circular motion. The massage will help the cream to penetrate moisture into the skin and soften it

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Sekkisei Lotion

Kosé Sekkisei Lotion

‘Its light and refreshing after-feel allows for lavish usage. Moisturizes dry skin as well as locks in moisture giving dull skin a more translucent feature. Application of this lotion with lotion Mask (sold separately) enhances moisture diffusion rate, moisturizing deep within and brightening the complexion. Recommended to use day and night.’

Their lotion is THE star product or their best seller. Though it is known as lotion, it acts like a toner and provides higher  moisture level. There is no need to use toner before using this lotion as it works all in one. The lotion can be also used as daily mask which is to soak the tablet mask with the lotion. Leave the mask on the face for 20 minutes and continue with the rest of the skin care regime. An instantaneous result achieved of softer, smoother and plumper skin, at least I think it does!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Emulsion Excellent

Kosé Sekkisei Emulsion

‘Contains a moisture balance polymer that keeps the moisture balance at its optimum with accordance to climatic seasons and skin type. Continous hydration allows for a comfortable feel. Inhibits melanin production while preventing UV-related skin pigmentations such as blotches and freckles as weel as dry skin. Recommended to use day and night.’

The emulsion acts almost like a moisturizer, nevertheless the texture is much lighter. It helps to lock-in and retain the moisture that we earlier pump into our skin to keep it supple and firm at all times. Kosé do recommend using facial pads instead of fingers for hygienic purposes, just pump onto the facial pad and gently wipe it all over the skin.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - BB Cream 02

Kosé Sekkisei White BB Cream

‘Cares for the skin while covering blemishes and dullness. A whitening BB cream with oriental plant extracts.

  • Hides blemishes to give even & natural coverage
  • Brightens skin to look lit from within
  • Lightweight texture spreads easily & smoothly
  • Cares for skin with oriental plant extracts & UV-A and UV-B protection
  • Time-saving, long-lasting, non-cakey, hydrating
  • Mineral-oil free’

This BB cream is yet to be available over Kosé counters but they will be on April 2014. It comes in two shades of 01 and 02. The shade that I have here is 02 which gives a natural shade whilst 01 is for skin that is very fair. It can be use right after the emulsion as it comes with SPF40, great for day use to protect your skin from UVA and UVB. I’m not  fond of BB creams but I do think that this BB cream texture is light and the coverage is buildable from sheer to medium.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Loose Powder

Kosé Sekkisei Supreme Loose Powder

‘Loose powder that boosts translucency with moisture-rich effect with pure white powder akin to powder snow. 

  • The Inner Luminance Powder creates shine that comes from within the skin and brings moisture-rich translucency
  • The Hexagonal Powder spreads smoothly like silk and creates an even, supple finish. In addition, it adheres well to skin without leaving the skin powdery.
  • Powder with Pore Soft Focus effect allows unevenness to be less visible and creates brightly-toned skin
  • High sebum absorption maintains a beautiful finish
  • Blocks UV-rays during the day and ends the day with a matt and well-blended finish by balancing and combining various UV-ray-preventing powders
  • Blocks UV-rays and prevents freckles and dark spots caused by the sun with SPF12/PA++
  • Refreshing Oriental herb fragrance’

The loose powder comes into action to set the BB cream in place. The texture is light and fine which felt as though I have not applied anything on my face. I do notice that the loose powder has slight shimmer in it which may not be favorable for those who have combination to oily skin types. Although the powder is white, its translucent and self-adjust to the skin tone.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Chinese New Year Makeup

In the midst of us applying BB Cream, Kosé shared with us what makeup we could go for this Chinese New Year as the celebration is coming soon. For this CNY, its great to go with pink with gold sparkles and a light touch of red for the eye makeup. As for the face makeup, it is recommended to use highlight to achieve that further skin glow. Any soft pink lip color will compliment the entire look.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Faizal Chew Manager for PCI

Mr Faizal Chew, Manager of Sharp PCI (Plasmacluster Technology) Segment Malaysia introduced 3 types of hairdryer that can never make our hair crispy dry. With the Plasmacluster Technology, the hair dryer will help to retain moisture and reduce statics on our hair. Ever heard of hair dryers that helps to dry your hair without drying your hair?

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer

  • IB-HD73 – Comes in black and pink where the dimension measures at 21.3cm x 8.9cm x 22.3cm. The power consumption for this is 2000w which provide the strongest performance of all three. Diffuser comes as one of the accessory to accommodate for those with curly hair. This is priced at MYR499.00.
  • IFPB1S – Currently this comes in pink only measuring at 21.8cm x 8.9cm x 22.2cm. The power consumption for this is 1600w and provided with concentrator nozzle for precise direct air flow. This is great for home use and with the foldable function makes it easier to keep it. Priced at MYR359.00.
  • IB-HD52 – Running on the power consumption of 1600W, this comes in pink and grey. It is much smaller as to compare the two of the above, measuring at 19.8cm x 8.9cm x 15.8cm and this size is travel savvy. In addition to that, it is foldable that helps to save space. This also comes with a concentrator nozzle, priced at MYR399.00.

A question that Mr Faizal Chew that has enlighten us is ‘When do we use hot and cold air of the hair dryer?’. It never come across to me that when it should be used because I usually dry my hair with the maximum heat and cold to cool my hair when it gets too hot. Overheating our hair will lead to damage and dry hair, that’s what most people would say not to use hair dryer on a daily basis (and I do). Hot air is great to dry, cold air is great to set and shape the hair. For these hairdryers, it comes in additional setting which is ‘set’ where the right temperature of 45°C.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer 2

Here is partial of their brochure for more information of what this hairdryer does and the comparison of a typical hairdryer and Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer. Basically with the plasmacluster technology, it protects and cares better for the hair.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Hair Dryer Test

Some of the participants of the workshop gets to try the hair dryer and find that their hair is much smoother, less frizzy and shinier than before. Only on the left side of the participants were blown with Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer and you can be the judge to compare from the photo above.

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - Lucky Draw

Remember that I mentioned earlier that everyone was given a red packet during registration? Time to use the number at the end of the workshop where Jo was drew numbers of 2 lucky participants to bring home Kosé Sekkisei skin care and another wins Sharp Plasmacluster Conditioning Hair Dryer. Luck didn’t side on me which is fine and congratulations to the winners!

Sharp Plasmacluster Malaysia x Kose Sekkisei - One Day Promo

Kosé had an exclusive promotion just for the day itself for participants who enjoyed and experienced the benefits of their products. If you would like be updated with their latest product updates or maybe another workshop, give like to Kosé Facebook below.

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xoxo,
Traclyn Yeoh

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé

Have you receive this month’s trove? Some of you might have already receive it last week and some just today, depending on the area you lived in. This month’s trove is a limited edition box in collaboration with Kosé sharing with us the eternal youth of each women would dream of.

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé 2

Kosé Infinity Pure Advance range is to cater for those who is in their 20s to early 30s with concerns of visible pores, dryness and fine wrinkles. To me, anti aging is fairly important because the key is to prevent it before it happens. There’s no harm in starting early on anti aging products as long as you’re comfortable with it.

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé - Card

This month’s trove is fully on Kosé Infinity Pure Advance range and by testing out most of them from the trove, I’m already liking a few of it.

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé - Pure Advance Oil Cleansing Gel

Kosé Infinity Pure Advance Oil Cleansing Gel (10ml/0.350z)

‘The unique gel formula spreads smoothly on your skin and turns into oil swiftly. Effectively removes makeup, and dirt from your face and unblocking your pores for smoother and brighter skin. Massage a cherry-size of Oil Cleansing  Gel gently on your face and neck. Rinse thoroughly with water.’

It has that mild floral sweet scent and it is in cloudy gel texture. I find this special because this is not in a liquid form although it is a cleansing oil. Also this makes cleansing easier, to massage on the face without worrying of spillage and wastage as to compare with liquid form cleansing oil.

Price: MYR 119.00 (120 grams)

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé - Pure Advance Clear Up Wash

Kosé Infinity Pure Advance Clear Up Wash (9.6ml /0.35oz)

‘Follow up with the luxurious texture of meringue-like bubbles of the Clear Up Wash to remove any excess makeup and sebum from your skin, leaving behind clearer skin and smaller pores. Wet your palms and dispense an appropriate amount to create a generous later. Massage gently over face and rinse with water thoroughly with water.’

To compare with the Oil Cleansing Gel, this cleanser has stronger scent. A little goes a long way, for that tiny bit of cleanser, I could lather it up almost for my entire hand. The texture is silky and it lathers up quite easily, I believe this will be economical since tiny bit of the cleanser could lather lots.

Price: MYR 99.00 (120g)

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé - Pure Advance Essence Lotion II

Kosé Infinity Pure Advance Essence Lotion II (30ml/1fl.oz)

‘Pour the Essence Lotion II onto a piece of cotton or the palm of your hands and gently pat into your skin after cleansing. Containing natural essences to rejuvenate, hydrate and plump up tired skin, this moist lotion will also reduce the visibility of open pores caused by dryness.’

In the Japanese skin care terms, their lotion is also known as toner but this can be applied even without using facial cotton. It looks slightly milky and although the texture is thick, once applied it turns watery and it does leave slight stickiness onto the skin. It has that decent refreshing floral scent and this is definitely a deluxe size sample.

Price: MYR169.00 (160ml)

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé - Pure Advance Serum II

Kosé Infinity Pure Advance Serum II (30ml/1fl.oz)

‘Rough skin texture is caused by dryness and water-oil imbalance in your skin. The Serum II adjust the balance of natural oils and water content in your skin and upon application, your skin will appear soft, fluffy and poreless. Dispense an appropriate amount onto your palm and massage it gently into your skin’

This serum consistency is much thicker than I expected, almost like an emulsion texture. Again, a little goes a long way on how much to use. The scent for this is sweeter and I really like it very much. As I layer on the products onto my hand, it does began to feel slightly heavy and sticky.

Price: MYR 169.00 (120ml)

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé - Pure Advance Eye Jelly

Kosé Infinity Pure Advance Eye Jelly (1ml/0.04oz)

‘The skin around our eyes requires extra delicate care and its one of the first areas where signs of aging appear. Instantly replenish moisture around the eyes. creating eyes that radiate with a vibrant impression with Eye Jelly. To use, squeeze a small amunt of jelly onto the tip of your ring finger and gently pat around the skin of your eyes for almost instantaneous results’.

I really wish that this could come in a tube or jar form instead of sachet samples because I’m very reluctant in opening these when I know I have to use it all the way after opening it. Hence that explains why I didn’t open it to have a look over the texture and trying it.

Price: MYR180.00 (20grams)

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé - Deep Protection UV

Kosé Infinity Deep Protection UV

‘With the highest level of SPF/PA protection – SPF50=/PA++++, Deep Protection UV powerfully guards skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays. The emulsion-like formula protects the skin’s translucency and firmness, making finw wrinkles less visible. With its highly adhesive base that spreads smoothly over the skin, it creates a strong even film for smoother and moisturized skin.’

I always love high SPF sunblock or sunscreen especially for the tropical weather in Malaysia. I’m not quite sure if I would like this Deep Protection UV because it does leave slight white cast and gives quite a shine finish. I’m also worried that this could possibly be too oily for my skin. It has incredibly mild of a typical sun block scent.

Price: MYR 118.00 (30grams)

Unboxing Vanity Trove July 2013, Infinite Youth is Possible with Kosé - Voucher

Also it comes with a voucher of FREE trendy pouch and skin consultation with analysis.

Verdict?

When I first opened the box, I’m sure a lot of subscribers will feel upset of the product sizes but just as a friendly reminder that the concept of a beauty box is to provide deluxe size samples for subscriber to try before they go for a full size product. I do agree that some of it is smaller than a deluxe size sample but look at it this way, what the trove had offer is to try six different products from the entire range of Kosé Infinity Pure Advance and I believe that there are about 8 – 9 products in the range. Plus, they are over-the-counter brand that some of us may or may not get the chance to visit. Vanity Trove has been improving every month and I still believe they are doing so for their future boxes.

My Rating: 4/5

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Review: Nature & Co Vital Purity Lift Mask by KOSÉ, Strong Neem Scented Clay Mask

Recently, I have just participated HiShop Beauty Ambassador Program and they have sent an April Beauty Pack which I did not reveal what was in the pack because I was too busy for the past few weeks. Even so, I will share with you reviews of what I have received from them and the first item I have tried is a mask from Nature & Co which is also a sister company to KOSÉ. The mask that I received here is just a sample pack weighs at 13 grams.

Nature & Co Vital Purity Lift Mask by KOSÉ 2

Description:

  • Tightens pores and smoothens skin texture
  • This cool-feeling lift mask smoothens out sagging skin
  • The natural clay ingredients banish dullness to produce soft, smooth skin
  • No artificial coloring

The Ingredients of Vital Purity

  • Lavender Extract
    • Containing large qualities of polyhenol, lavender has antiseptic, sedative, anti-infammatory actions and can also enhance healing power as well as soothe anxiety.
  • Chamomile Extract
    • Called the “apple-on-the-ground” by the Ancient Greeks, Chamomile not only speeds healing of wounds but has sedative and digestive actions.
  • Vitamin E
    • In addition to its antioxidant action, photo-protective and moisturizing effects, and healthy maintenance of the stratum corneum’s barrier function, Vitamin E works with collagen to effectively inhibit wrinkles.
  • Collagen Extract
    • Contributing to the skin’s elasticity, collagen counteracts skin aging throughits water retaining and protective membrane forming functions. Collagen is effective in enhancing moisture-retaining properties and skin regeneration.
  • GABA Extract
    • Used in food products, GABA is known for its relaxation effect.
    • Used in cosmetic, it is expected to be effectively in stimulating cells.

Nature & Co Vital Purity Lift Mask by KOSÉ Texture

Its a wash off mask and the texture is thick like many other clay mask. It has that strong neem scent and I’m just using my old foundation brush to apply the mask onto my face. If you’re wondering why I use brush instead of my fingers, the reason is it provides even application.

Nature & Co Vital Purity Lift Mask by KOSÉ Application

This mask comes perfect for me as I have combination to oily skin and acne prone. I applied a thin layer  of the mask all over my face and it dries pretty quickly, within 5-10 minutes?

Nature & Co Vital Purity Lift Mask by KOSÉ Before & After

Here is a close up of before and after. I don’t have much acne now but left with the scars. On the after, the redness on my cheek and sides of the nose is lesser. After washing off my skin does feel smooth, soft and slightly firmer.

Nature & Co Vital Purity Lift Mask by KOSÉ 3

With the remaining balance of the mask, I store it in a tiny jar. I didn’t want to waste it and the sample pack has provided more than just an application.

Verdict?

I always love clay mask but this is not strong enough to absorb my skin oiliness because it hasn’t reduced after twice of using it. However, I do like that it helps to calm down the redness. For those who are scent sensitive, this could be too strong for you. The neem scent does linger onto my skin after washing the mask off. I can’t really tell if it helps to minimize pores because honestly, I don’t see much difference on just two usage. I would think that this would be suitable for normal to combination skin types. Though it didn’t do much to my skin but I’m happy that it doesn’t irritate my skin at all. The full size comes in a jar weighs 140ml, priced at MYR 88.90. If you’re interested, you may find the mask by clicking on the HiShop banner below. They are also giving FREE nationwide delivery if you purchase above MYR 50.00.

PROs:

  • Leaves skin soft, smooth and firmer
  • Calms down redness

CONs:

  • Mild oil absorbing properties
  • Strong neem scent
  • Could be pricey for selective people

My Rating: 4/5

 

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This mask sample was provided via HiShop Beauty Ambassador Program, kindly refer disclaimer.