I don’t think I’ve ever tried a bad Japanese skincare product, in fact, I don’t think they have ever failed me and some of my favourite skincare are from Japan. They make anything, even at the lowest price point, with so much pride for each product making every cent you spend on them worth while. So I was ecstatic to be able to try Kokutousei’s All-in-One Hydrating Elastic Gel and Extreme Moisture Gel Mask at just the right time because I’ve been suffering from a sudden acne breakout due to a hormonal changes in my system (damn this endo!). I’m in need of some Japanese skincare lovin!
Kokutousei is a whole line of products focusing on fermented black sugar extract hence the name; Kokutsu meaning Black Sugar. Designed for skin that lacks hydration, Kokutousei claims to give you supple skin with elasticity and hydration that is self-sustainable.
Kokutousei Hydrating Elastic Gel
1 Product with 6 Functions
- Light Moisturizer
- Night Moisturizer
- Face Mask
- Massage Lotion
Fermented Black Sugar Extract, Highly Concentrated Formulation, Double Hyaluronic Acid, Lipidure, Double Collagen, Tree Peony Extract, GL Compound
Price: SGD $29.90
Kokutousei Extreme Moisture Gel Mask
Sheet Masks made from Bemliese – the world’s only regenerated cellulose continuous-filament nonwoven fabric made from cotton linter. The unique material combines natural softness and scientific functionality which allows moisture to fit tightly and wraps like a second skin.
Highly Concentrated Fermented Black Sugar Extract, Double Hyaluronic Acid, Lipidure, Double Collagen, Springwater GL
Price: SGD $20.90 (4 pieces)
Fermented Black Sugar Extract
Fermented food products are widely known to be good for health and beauty. This is because substances are broken down by microorganisms during the fermentation process which makes it easier for the body to absorb the food/products benefits and nutrients. Fermented Black Sugar Extract is an original ingredient only found in Kokutousei. The black sugar used are carefully selected sugar cane 22 from Tokuno Island, a precious type bursting with minerals and is fermented with special yeast called KMT. This rare yeast produces a large lactic and amino acid which are natural moisturizing ingredients achieving fermentation without additives.
To get the best out of the Kokutousei Hydrating Elastic Gel and Kokutousei Extreme Moisture Gel Mask, I apply them one after another at night before bed particularly when I feel like my face is flaring and dehydrated after a long day.
- Wash and clean face.
- Apply 1 Sheet of Kokutousei Extreme Moisture Gel Mask for 10 minutes and remove.
- Put about two to three drops the size of a pearl of Kokutousei Hydrating Elastic Gel.
- Spread evenly over your skin and massage.
- Leave it on overnight.
Verdict: After my first use of the Kokutousei Hydrating Elastic Gel, I could already see how fast my thirsty skin absorbed the gel and made it feel less heaty. The Kokutousei Extreme Moisture Gel Mask was one of the best quality sheet masks I’ve tried because it was a perfect fit with almost no air bubbles which allowed my skin to absorb its moisture evenly. Individually, they worked very well for dehydrated and acne prone skin like mine. I like them even more combined as it works wonders for me almost overnight. In my opinion, high quality products for pocket friendly prices, a true gem and I won’t hesitate to purchase this duo again.
The Kokutousei range are available at Watsons and Guardian Pharmacy Singapore.