Sekkisei Cleansing Cream Review – mybest

Sekkisei Cleansing Cream Review - mybest

When we talk about Japanese cosmetics, we often talk about Sekkisei. Their skincare line is wildly popular, and now they’ve come out with a cleansing cream that can apparently moisturize and beautify as it cleanses.

Our editing department purchased Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream and put it to the test. We made sure it actually removed makeup and was moisturizing. We also analyzed the ingredients and, later on in this article, explain how to properly use the product. Here’s everything we learned.

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Sekkisei Cleansing Cream

Sekkisei Cleansing Cream

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What is Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream Supposed to Do?

Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream is smooth, slick and easily permeates into pores and makeup crust. It contains oriental herbs with many purported benefits: whitening, hydration, and anti-inflammation.

This blend of cleansing and hydration is supposed to result in the glass-skin look that’s so prized in Asia now. And if you’re looking to really brighten up your skin, try using this cleanser in conjunction with Sekkisei’s whitening toner and face lotion.

How to Use Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream

How to Use Sekkisei's Cleansing Cream

You can either rinse off Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream or wipe it off with a cotton pad. Though subtle, the friction from cotton pads can prove irritating over time. We recommend you rinse off, especially if you have sensitive skin.

Instructions

  1. Scoop out a cherry-sized dollop.
  2. Massage into your face, allowing the cream to mix with your makeup.
  3. Wipe off with a tissue/cotton pad or rinse off with warm water.
  4. Follow up with face wash.

Kose does not specify whether or not its cleanser can be used with wet hands. To preserve cleansing power, we suggest you always apply with dry hands onto a dry face. However, Kose does heavily recommend double cleansing, so don’t skip the face wash.

Consult with Your Salon if You Have Eyelash Extensions

Consult with Your Salon if You Have Eyelash Extensions

Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream does not specify whether or not it’s safe for eyelash extensions. However, it contains oil, which will likely weaken the glue used to attach your extensions to your lashes. If you do really want to use this product, consult with your salon first.

Putting Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream to the Test

Putting Sekkisei's Cleansing Cream to the Test

We had a group of editors–all with dry or sensitive skin–put Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream to the test. Specifically, we were looking for the four following factors.

Test ①: Cleansing Power
Test ②: Application
Test ③: Signs of Irritation
Test ④: Ingredients

Test ①: Cleansing Power

Making sure the cleanser does its job.

Will Not Work on Long-Lasting Eye and Lip Products

Will Not Work on Long-Lasting Eye and Lip Products

We tried the cleanser out on the following products.

Products We Tested on

  • Waterproof Mascara
  • Shimmery Eyeshadow
  • Waterproof Eyeliner
  • Lip Tint
  • Liquid Foundation

Only the eyeshadow and foundation came off completely. While the waterproof products faded, we were left with obvious residue.

Cleansing creams do tend to be weaker than oils, so if you wear waterproof eye makeup, you should use them in conjunction with a dedicated eye makeup remover. You can use this cream alone if you wear lighter, oil-free products.

Washes away Buildup but Doesn’t Reach Deep into Pores

Washes away Buildup but Doesn't Reach Deep into Pores

The product spread well, and it was easy to reach and wash away the buildup at the sides of our nose. However, it didn’t reach far into pores, nor did it have much of an effect on blackheads. If you’re hoping to reduce the appearance of your pores, you’ll have to take a leap of faith and try the product out for at least a few months.

Test ②: Application

How the product feels going onto skin.

Silky Texture Skates Across Skin

Silky Texture Skates Across Skin

This was thinner in texture, closer to milk than cream. It spread easily and mixed well with makeup.

However, thinner cleansers also provide less of a cushion between your fingers and skin. Make sure you’re massaging the product in gently.

Leaves Skin Moist and Supple

Leaves Skin Moist and Supple

We wouldn’t say there was a sticky residue after we’d rinsed off. However, skin felt soft and moisturized, the way it does after you’ve rubbed in creams and lotions.

We liked it, but you might not if you prefer that cool and refreshing feel.

Has a Strong, Planty Smell

Has a Strong, Planty Smell

The cream smelled of an herbal and floral blend. It was a peculiar scent, neither good nor bad; reviewers and even mybest staffers disagreed about how much they liked it.

What we did all agree on, however, was how strong the smell was. If you’re sensitive to fragrances, then it’ll likely prove overpowering.

Test ③: Signs of Irritation

Checking for any signs of redness or a breakout.

None of Our Testers Had Any Issues

None of Our Testers Had Any Issues

We didn’t feel any itching or tingling either during or after cleansing. We waited a day, but none of our testers saw any signs of redness or irritation nor suffered a breakout.

Test ④: Ingredients

Looking out for any ingredients that could be potentially irritating.

This is a Mineral Oil-Based Cleanser

This is a Mineral Oil-Based Cleanser

The first ingredient listed was mineral oil, which is likely where the cleanser gets most of its power from.

Unless you have specific sensitivities, mineral oil is generally considered safe. However, it doesn’t rinse off easily and can prove dehydrating. To be safe, make sure you follow up the cleanser with face wash and moisturizer.

Contains Botanical Ingredients Popular in Eastern Skincare

Contains Botanical Ingredients Popular in Eastern Skincare

Sekkisei’s Cleansing Balm contains seven “oriental herbs,” which work to keep skin hydrated and supple. They are

Moisturizing Ingredients

  • Coix Seed Extract
  • Angelica Root Extract
  • Melothria Root extract

Emollients

  • Almond Oil
  • Coix Seed Oil
  • Perilla Oil
  • Tea Seed Oil

While botanical ingredients seem at once mild and nurturing, when too many are mixed together, they can prove irritating. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend conducting a patch test before application.

The Final Verdict: One of the Best Cleansers When It Comes to Hydration. Just Be Aware It May Not Work on Eye/Lip Products

The Final Verdict: One of the Best Cleansers When It Comes to Hydration. Just Be Aware It May Not Work on Eye/Lip Products

While many cleansers dry out your skin, this one hydrates it. If you have dry skin and experience tightness/rough patches after cleansing, consider switching out for Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream.

Just keep in mind that it doesn’t offer much cleansing power. You’ll have to use a separate eye makeup remover on waterproof products.

None of our staff experienced any irritation during testing. However, know that certain people may be sensitive to mineral oils and botanical extracts. While we’d recommend this product to anyone who needs extra moisture, if you are sensitive to many skincare ingredients, definitely conduct a patch test beforehand.

For Thicker Makeup, Consider Sekkisei’s Treatment Cleansing Oil

For Thicker Makeup, Consider Sekkisei's Treatment Cleansing Oil

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Oils tend to be the most effective cleansers. If you wanted to try out Sekkisei’s products but wear long-lasting makeup, then consider getting their Treatment Cleansing Oil instead.

However, cleansing oil is not as hydrating as cleansing cream, so figure out your priorities before purchasing.

Interested in Learning More about Japanese Cleansers?

Interested in Learning More about Japanese Cleansers?

Japan has produced hundreds, thousands of cleansers, each optimized to suit a different situation and skin type. We’ve tested over 50 of the most popular. Learn more about them below.

Summary

We put Sekkisei’s Cleansing Cream to the test. While you’ll likely have to get a second eye makeup remover, the cleanser does a good job hydrating and removing surface debris. It’s worth it if you’re looking for a milder product.

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