Saturday 9 June 2012

Save the Blue with KOSE Singapore

First of all, I would like to make an apology to you all as this post will be a very long and wordy post.
I would greatly appreciate it if you read through this post with all your attention and grab the full picture.
I know that it will be hard as there will be too many words but > < sorry! 

I've combined various "contents" together and tried to link them up~ 


Alright!~ What an introduction I have there...
Lets start with the post now;

Introduction to KOSE Save the Blue Campaign!
*Okay, sorry again because of my REALLLY short post on it the previous time: 

Many will be thinking like.. "What is Save the Blue?"
& might come out with answers like, "save the Ocean again I guess.."

Well, not quite close to that, as KOSE's Campaign is actually to fund raise for Singapore's "Coral Reefs laboratory". Okay, as in to fund for the research on how to save these creatures in Singapore!

-More about Coral Reefs-

Coral reefs are living organisms that lives in the beaches at the edge of the islands.
They are beautiful (and colourful) and oftenly mistaken as plants but they actually breathes like us (and fishes).
What's more? They are also homes for many species such as "mini-fishes", alright, Reef Fishes.
These Coral Reefs and Reef Fishes are the main reason why reefs are so colourful, vibrant, attractive and important in the reef's ecosystem.
However, these Coral Reefs are dying. The fishes are dying too. The Reefs are losing their beauty and calling for help.
So here we are, trying to be saviours of the Reefs and to keep it pretty.


Now that we know that these Coral Reefs are dying and crying for help from us,
how can we just sit back relax and do nothing? T-T

KOSE Sg is bringing this Save the Blue concept to Singapore now, but this have been going on in Okinawa Japan for a while!

People in Japan are also saving their reefs to keep it's beauty, to restore it's radiance, to maintain it's condition and treat the reefs.

Sounds familiar? Yes, of course.

Just like what we want, girls/lady/women/guys.

We want to keep our beauty, to restore our skin's radiance, to maintain it's condition and to treat our skin.
&&&& These are what KOSE's products help us do.

Now that we can treat the Reefs as we treat ourselves by supporting this campaign.
It isn't hard, you just have to purchase KOSE's Save the Blue products & you're done.
What's more? You're saving the reefs as you enjoy... promotions!

You'll get to purchase, the limited edition Save the Blue Travel Set @ SGD142 !
(where original price is SGD209)

The one on the left...
The set consists of these products:

Honestly, I find this set ultra-worth it! The products aren't too "travel set sized".
The sizes are good enough for you to use them for months!
I will talk more about what these products does in the latter of this post.

Okay, & this bottle which doesn't have any promotion or special price..
The Sekkisei Lotion @ SGD121

This bottle is honestly... ULTRA-HUGE. I think I can use this bottle for a few years. No joke!


I've attended the KOSE's "road-show" as mentioned in my previous blogpost too.
Where there were fun and games, pretty Taiwanese star and Singapore's tv-host Lee Teng.

KOSE Singapore was super nice to reserve seats for the bloggers! 

Ehhh hemmm~ I was very very late so I missed the photo-taking sessions with Lee Teng but it's ok!
At least I got to take pictures with Ariel Lin! ^ ^

Scallop polka-dot shorts from

When I first saw Ariel, not knowing much about her other than that she's a famous TV star,
I thought she was in her early 20s!

I went online and read about the event coverage on and to my very surprise...

Ariel is 31 this year. Seriously? Just look at her!
& no kidding, Ariel have been using KOSE products since her teenage years!

It's not like those brands that select the models based on how they look and "cheat" us showing how awesome their skin is but in reality these models aren't using their products..

Ariel was the one who chose KOSE instead! > <
She described that she was attracted to the blue bottle and bought one bottle to try and ended up using it for years since then!

Joey and Sheron!

Here's the event coverage in video : 


Last and the most important.. 

I am going to review and teach you all (who don't know) the steps on using Sekkisei's Travel Set!
Oh, and I will let you all know the famous ingrediants used in KOSE's products.

I will start with introducing KOSE to you all ^ ^ 
KOSE was established in Japan in 1946 (way way back before Singapore was independent).
At that time when products with inferior quality sells well, Kosaburo Kobayashi - the founder of KOSE, continued maintaining their product's quality and standard. As a result, KOSE's amount of customers grew.
KOSE is famous for their forever-good quality products as they focus a lot on it.

Yepp, so we all can start using KOSE products without any worries!

SEKKISEI is a brand from KOSE, launched in Singapore for 24 years and was created with a single-mined focus on "Skin that is transparent like snow".
*Well, wayyyy before people were so into whitening, KOSE was focusing on it already.

In SEKKISEI, their ingrediants are herbal products instead of man-made products.

Melothria Heterophylla Extract : Brightening and Moisturising agent used for centuries in China.
Chiese Pearl Barley Extract : Herb that whitens, hydrates and has anti-inflammatory functions on skin.
Korean Ginseng Extract : Highly valued herb that prevents fatigue and enhances nutrition absoption ability.
Cordyceps Sinesis Extract : Herb named-"Elixir of Life" in China, known to strengthen skin's immunity.

So here are the STEPS and my review:

1st, SEKKISEI White Powder Wash. 

Blue overall from

To-Use :
-Use after cleansing oil nightly. Use alone during the day
-Wet your hands and pour our a 20cent coin worth amount (or less) then lather to make foam

Features :
-Snow-like prowder that delivers highly gentle washing for a translucent skin.
-Get rids of dullness while removing impurities and old skin cells
-For all skin types, suitable for oilier skins.

My Review :
Yesyes, it is really much more suitable for oilier skin. I have a combination and sensitive skin-type.
I love how this product brightens my skin after every wash and giving me a very refreshing finish.
However, it is slightly too strong and tends to dry up my skin quite a lot after every wash.
If your skin is very very dry, SEKIHOU face soap might be more suitable for you.

2nd, SEKKISEI Lotion.

To-Use :
-Use every day and night.
-Generously pour lotion on a cotton pad filled with 3/4 wet amount and pat on skin.

Features :
-Mild yet effective that instantly removes dullness and promotes a "glowing" skin tone
-Improves skin texture, prevents pigmentation, freckles, dehydration, redness and refines pores.
-For all skin types.

My Review :
I really love this lotion (toner). It really tend to remove redness and improves my skin texture.
It's not too alcoholic to the extent that it dries your skin or gives your skin a pricky-feel.

3rd, SEKKISEI Emulsion.

To-Use :
-After Lotion every daily/nightly using a cotton pad, 1 or 2 pumps.

Features :
-Quick absorbing very light-weight moisturiser with highly emollient formula that brightens and softens skin.
-Contains Vitamin C to reduce melanin production (prevents sun related spots and freckles), prevents inflammation and aging spots.
-Also contains other ingrediants in suppressing melanin.
-Non-oily after-feel.
-For all skin types.

My Review :
This product is more-than-awesome, I love how it controls my pimples. It prevents pimples from growing as it prevents inflammation. It soften my skin as well, it really does what it says. However, I don't think that this product is moisturising enough to be used alone as a moisturiser. My skin still feel dry at certain areas even after using this product. So I had to use another moisturiser even after using this products.

4th, SEKKISEI Cream Excellent.

To-Use :
-Last step of skincare regime at night, apply pearl size amount over whole face and massage.

Features :
-Night cream with anti-ageing formulation enriched with emollients
-Suitable for drier skins.

My Review :
Yes, this cream is very very rich and have an oily finish, it takes quite long to be absorbed by skin.
I am not very into anti-aging so I don't know much amout what it does, I seldom use this too.
However, I am sure that it is like the rest of the products and does what it is said to do.

That is all for my post for today & I know that it is very very very long.
Thank you for taking your time to read this post > < ! 
Byebye and see you all again soon, I wish you all have a happy and fulfilling day ahead ~


  1. OMG! so lucky you got to take pictures with Ariel Lin. I'm a big fan of hers XD
    Both of you look healthy :)

  2. This is an interesting product :)
    Ariel Lin is really beautiful , and you too ^^

  3. you look so beautiful (: !

  4. Ariel lin is so pretty~~

    1. Yes, omg, she look so young despite her age!

  5. Looks so cute :) Who gets the credit of your beauty?

    1. Hahha, thank you! I'm flattered (: ... I'm not sure, probably God knows > <