Asia is well-known to be far ahead in their skin care products. I read that Japan is one of the many few countries out there who are really cautious about what they put in their beauty products. Their native consumers are quite aware of which ingredients are beneficial and which are not which makes it difficult for brands who put a lot of synthetics in their products to sell. Doing all this research led me to a brand called: Koh Gen Do (Gen pronounced like ghen, not jen). The first product I decided to purchase was their Oriental Plants lotion for dry skin.
First Impressions: I have been using this magical lotion over a week and I find it different compared to the creams that I generally use. Different in the sense, that this lotion has a consistency slightly thicker than water. It absorbs into my skin quickly as well. This product makes my skin appear healthy and makes it slightly dewy. The moisture locks in all day, sometimes I even wear this under my primer. I just love it! It is quite expensive, but if it lasts me at-least 3 months I see myself buying another.
“Recommended for normal, dry, and combination skin, this ultranourishing lotion contains 36 botanical extracts and conditioning agents to plump and refine skin before protecting with an emollient. Time-release ingredients help skin hold abundant moisture while calming agents soothe tired skin. Easy to use and versatile, it can be applied as a moisturizing liquid as well as used as a mask for fast, instant hydration and a smooth, beautiful complexion. ” Sephora
Ingredients Review: Butylene Glycol isn’t harmful, but do not use this product close to the eye area. Phenoxyethanol is an ingredient that is usually restricted in Japan, maybe the company put a very small dosage into the product where it isn’t really a big deal. But overall I am very impressed with how they’re not as many alarming ingredients put into this magic lotion compared to other brands which have 5-8. I do encourrage you guys to do your own research on.
-Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium PCA, and Sodium Lactate: Moisturize.-Nelumbo Nucifera Root Water and Bifida Ferment Lysate: Condition.
Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Glucoside, Pentylene Glycol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Nelumbo Nucifera Root Water, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Citrate, Lactobacillus/Bean Seed Extract/Sodium Glutamate Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Pca, Sodium Lactate, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Citric Acid, Sophora Angustifolia Root Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Polyquaternium-51, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Pueraria Mirifica Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Extract Ferment Filtrate, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Soybean Extract, Hydrangea Macrophylla Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Rubus Suavissimus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces/Caragana Sinica Root Ferment Extract, Nephelium Longana Seed Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Rhodomyrtus Tomentosa Fruit Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract, Aspergillus/Lactobacillus/Camellia Sinensis Leaf Ferment Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Natto Gum, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Extract.