Dry, Sensitive Skin? This Japanese Skincare Line Will Help You Get Your Glow
In the world of beauty, there are few things as important as your skin’s moisture barrier.
A healthy skin barrier is essential – not only is it the key to a youthful and glowing complexion, it also acts as a protective shield against pollution, UV radiation, and other harsh external elements.
Protecting your skin barrier, however, is a delicate balancing act. If you’re experiencing itchy, irritated skin that looks dull and dehydrated, bad news: it is likely that your skin barrier is damaged.
So what are the common culprits and, more importantly, how can we treat a compromised skin barrier?
Read on to discover the iconic Japanese skincare line that can help you achieve the healthy and hydrated skin of your dreams!
You may not realise it but even the littlest things – such as stress, lack of sleep, a poor diet, and wearing masks – can damage your skin barrier. What’s more, your skincare routine can also be doing more harm than good. Over-exfoliating, using the wrong cleanser or washing your face with hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it raw and exposed to the environment. As a result, you may experience increased sensitivity, redness, and even peeling.
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A gentle 3-step routine to strengthen your skin’s moisture barrier and keep your skin hydrated
The right skincare routine doesn’t have to be overly-complicated; all you need are three simple steps.
For over 35 years, SEKKISEI has devoted itself towards developing gentle yet effective formulas that work with the skin’s microbiome for a healthy and radiant complexion.
And that’s exactly what SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS delivers.
This dermatologically-tested skincare series was specially developed for sensitive skin. The secret weapon is ITOWA™, the brand’s proprietary ingredient that features a unique blend of three herbs and botanicals carefully sourced from Japan: Alpinia leaf extract, noni juice, and peony extract. But that’s not all: two products in the line-up – the SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS Pure Conc SS and Refining Milk SS – boast new and improved formulations, which contain the special superfoods-laden Moisture Navigation Complex, consisting of Japanese matcha extract and rice bran extract. This promotes the production of moisturising components and also sends them to the right place in the skin.
These power-packed ingredients do wonders for any dry or dehydrated skin. Together, they deliver much-needed moisture to the skin while strengthening its moisture barrier capacity against any external stressors. Those with sensitive skin can also rest assured that this series is gentle yet effective; it is free of alcohol, parabens, mineral oil, fragrance and colourants.
Lotion, emulsion, cream: Each step in the SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS series all have the same goal in mind – to nourish the skin and equip it with all the hydration it needs.
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SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS Pure Conc SS
As the first step after cleansing, this moisturising toner (or lotion, as they are called in Japan) delivers a burst of hydration. Its low-irritation formula contains 73% natural ingredients – making it safe for even the most sensitive skin.
Pour a few drops of the SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS Pure Conc SS onto your palm or a cotton pad and smooth gently over your face. Thanks to its ultra lightweight formulation, it is absorbed instantly into the deeper layers of skin – leaving a silky-smooth texture with less visible pores over time.
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SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS Refining Milk SS
The SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS Refining Milk SS has a silky, milk-like texture that envelopes the skin in a comforting veil of hydration. Made with 75.8% natural ingredients, this moisturiser with an emulsion-like texture contains a special combination of humectant oils that attract and retain moisture to strengthen the skin barrier.
After preparing your skin with the Pure Conc SS, pour a few drops of the Refining Milk SS onto your palms and pat lightly onto your skin for a plump and non-sticky finish.
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SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS Water Shield Cream
Like its name suggests, the CLEAR WELLNESS Water Shield Cream acts as a protective final barrier for your skin. This clear gel cream is oil-free and has a lightweight formulation that perfects the skin’s hydration balance. It does so by forming a protective layer of moisture with bio-derived polymer. By enveloping the skin in a cocoon of comfort, it gradually improves the quality and capacity of the skin’s moisture barrier while giving it clarity and radiance.
As the final step of your skincare routine, use the spatula to apply a dime-sized amount to your face and gently work it into your skin with your fingertips.
SEKKISEI doesn’t just protect your skin but Earth too. Passionate about giving back to nature, the brand uses environmentally-friendly packaging and commits to various programs such as tree planting and the restoration and protection of coral reefs.
The SEKKISEI CLEAR WELLNESS line is available at KOSÉ’s official Shopee and Lazada stores, all KOSÉ department store counters, in all Welcia-BHG stores, and selected Guardian stores.
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