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Reddit mentions of KOSE Softy Mo Deep Treatment Oil, 7.8oz

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We found 45 Reddit mentions of KOSE Softy Mo Deep Treatment Oil, 7.8oz. Here are the top ones.

KOSE Softy Mo Deep Treatment Oil, 7.8oz
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Deep cleansing facial washRemoves makeupGood for all skin typescleanses and deep cleans poresLeaves skin refreshed, purified, and clean
ColorOriginal Version
Height0.9 Inches
Length0.9 Inches
Number of items1
Release dateApril 2016
Size7.8 Fl Oz (Pack of 1)
Weight0.5401325419 Pounds
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u/TheRainbowpill93 · 286 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

My skin isn't perfect and I still have a lot of work to do but I love the routine I have now.

So, here are the products and my review.

KOSE Softy Mo Deep Treatment Oil, 7.8oz

So, this is my first oil that I've been using for a double cleanse . I've really enjoyed it and I often feel like it can clean my skin on its own, it doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy either. This was also my first Asian skincare product , specifically from Japan. Love it !

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Acne Cleanser, 6.76 Fl. Oz.

I like this BHA SA wash because it doesn't completely strip my skin of its' oils but does leave it drier than usual. Personally, I think it's one of the better SA washes on the market but obviously YMMV.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Water Face Gel Moisturizer for Dry Skin, 1.7 fl. oz

This was a huge game changer in terms of moisturizers. Most moisturizers are way too occlusive to me to the point that I actually break out because my pores can't breath or so light, I remain dry and unaffected...and thus break out from dryness. This is the happy medium for me. My only issue is that the amount you get in the tub can make you run out quickly, luckily, a little goes a long way.

Village 11 Factory Sunscreen, Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, UVA/UVB Protection for Sensitive Skin, Moisturizing Hydra Sun Fluid

This is a Korean product. This is probably the only sunscreen I'll be using until something happens to the company LOL ! Its consistency is very close to the hydroboost so it just glides into the skin. It smells very similar too. One thing I noticed about this sunscreen is that it contains chemical ingredients as well as mineral ingredients. As someone who has only ever used American sunscreens before, I find this hybrid very unusual (and welcome). Perhaps it's a Korean skincare thing ? Let me know.

The other two are very well known products.

I use TO Niacinimide + Zinc . This was also a game changer for me and I'm just so glad I learned about it. It really helped regulate my oil production and helped the inflammation I get whenever my face get's too hot and sweaty or too dry. I've tried going without it for a month, just to see if perhaps it was just my imagination. Well, I think it's safe to say that it wasn't my imagination , this stuff really works.

I also use TO AHA + BHA chemical peel once or twice a week. I mostly use it for my hyperpigmentation . I know that the SA from my la roche posay is a BHA by itself but I like the extra "oomph" that the AHA does to my skin .

u/mwilke · 114 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Howdy, skin twin! This is what my skin looked like before I started taking care of it, and if I fall off the skincare wagon, that's what it goes back to.

The main issues here are that your skin needs some exfoliation, and you need both a source of moisture, and a way to keep it in.

With exfoliation, you have two options: physical and chemical. Physical exfoliation is stuff like facial scrubs, pore brushes, etc. It's a popular method, but it can be harsh to your skin. I like chemical exfoliation - specifically, and Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), which works by breaking down the bonds between dead skin and living skin, so the dead crusty bits can be gently washed off.

After that, you need to tackle the dehydration. Dehydrated skin gets that rough, uneven orange-peel appearance, and makes large pores more obvious. This is true even if your skin is oily - you can be oily and dehydrated at the same time, and dehydrated skin can actual trigger more oil production.

In addition to a moisturizer, you'd benefit from an occlusive to keep the moisture from evaporating, especially if you live in a dry climate or are exposed to air conditioning all day.

So here's a really basic routine you could try out. I use a lot of Asian products because they're cheap and work well, but you can find similar products local to you.

1. Oil cleanse

"Normal" face washes can be really drying, especially the ones marketed towards men, for some reason. If your face feels tight and plasticky after you wash it, your cleanser is to blame. I use an emulsifying oil cleanser.

You put it on your dry face, rub it around to get it to stick to the gunk in your pores, and then rinse with water, which makes it emulsify and become un-oily. Cool!

It doesn't actually have to be an oil cleanser - any hydrating, non-drying cleanser will work fine.

Some folks use a secondary cleanser after this, but unless you wear makeup, you probably don't need it, and it risks drying you out more.

2. Acid exfoliation

Now that you have a clean face, it's time to get rid of the dead stuff that makes your skin lumpy. For this, we'll use an AHA - I like this one from CosRX, even though it smells like dog piss on a mushroom.

This is a step you'll only do every other day, maximum. Start with every 2-3 days and go from there. Do this step at night, as AHA will make your skin less resistant to UV (more on that later).

Put a couple drops in your hands, massage it into your face, and then wait. It takes at least 15 minutes for the acid to fully break down that "glue" holding dead skin onto your face.

Rinse it off with water, dry, and move on to the next step.

3. Hydrating toner

The next thing you need is a thin moisturizer, something that can sink right into your skin to plump and de-leatherify it. These are typically going to based on hyaluronic acid, a "goo molecule" that your body uses in every squishy part of your body, from skin to eyeballs to bones. I like this one by Hada Labo, but there are good options from Klairs, Paula's Choice, etc.

Put a few drops on your hands and pat/squish into your face. Give it a minute to dry. If your face feels tight, you can repeat this step a couple times.

4. Ceramide lotion

Ceramides help to "waterproof" your skin from the inside, to prevent loss of all that moisture you just added. Cerave PM is pretty much the best bang for your buck - despite the "PM" in the label, you can use it day and night.

5 (Daytime). Sunblock

Before you go out for the day, you need sunblock. Damage from the sun is a huge contributor to crappy dehydrated skin, and now that you're exposing fresh new skin with the AHA, you're going to be even more sensitive to it.

Due to some weird laws surrounding what we can use in sunblock in the US and some other Western countries, it's likely that the only sunblock you can get in stores is that thick, oily, gross, white stuff.

The Japanese have the rest of the world pretty much beat when it comes to sunblock - Biore Aqua Rich is a solid choice, although you'll need something heavier for days when you're going to be sweating or swimming.

5 (Night). Occlusive

Now that you've done all this work to moisturizer your skin, you don't want it to just evaporate overnight. That's where an occlusive comes in - a thick outer layer that protects your skin and all the stuff you just put on it. Aquaphor is great for this.

So there you go - a solid starting routine! Try that out for a week and see if your skin doesn't start to look better - if you're not doing anything to your skin right now, you're bound to see some improvement with this.

Note that there is some risk of bad reactions whenever you're using new face stuff. The oil cleanser and lotion might give you a breakout of small white bumps, the AHA might feel to harsh and make your face red, you might be allergic to an ingredient in the toner, etc. If that happens, stop using everything, and start adding each item back into your routine slowly until you identify the culprit.

Good luck, and happy moisturizing!

u/Lunerose · 12 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I stumbled upon this subreddit, and am so excited to discover Asian beauty. I live outside the U.S. and had someone coming to visit, so everything I purchased was from Amazon Prime so that I could get it in time. Also, being such a newbie here, shopping on other sites is a bit intimidating for me. I thought this would be helpful to others that are just starting out with Asian beauty.

[Etude House Tint My Brows Gel #3 Gray Brown] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B732GT6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MWI2IS0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Skinfood Dark Circle Concealer Cream no.1 salmon] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KR392E0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Facial Mask Sheet, 16 Combo Pack] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BAM7F8C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00STAV016/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BQM3S3C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[C 20 Original Pure Vitamin C20 Serum] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WWLIN9U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Etude House Sunprise Mild Airy Finish Sun Milk SPF50+] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WE3XGAC/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Missha All Around Safe Block Essence Sun SPF 45 PA+++] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ENTM3FY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[MIZON Snail Repair Eye Cream] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ILUH7E8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Mask 10 pcs] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WASFDOI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[INNISFREE GREEN TEA SLEEPING PACK] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JJGI0VW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[KOSE Softy Mo Deep Cleansing Oil] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000V2FB88/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[TONYMOLY Shiny Foot Super Peeling Liquid] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BCHME3G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Hadalabo Japan goku jyun Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Bubble Foaming Cleanser] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EWNK83U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

[Etude House I Need You Mask Sheet 15pcs set] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPNUTNW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

My SCINIC Honey All In One Ampoule is in plastic because the lid came loose in transit and spilled everywhere, but there is still half of it in there. So far I have tried a few face masks, and I am in love. I am so excited to try it all! :)

u/hhungryhhippo · 12 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Based off this post

  1. Oil-based cleanser: Kose Softy Mo Deep Cleansing Oil
  2. Low pH water-based cleanser: Not AB, I just use cerave's cleanser
  3. Moisturizer: I don't have one yet...
  4. Sunscreen: Biore Watery Essence

u/uglybutterfly025 · 5 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Kose Softy Mo Deep Cleansing Oil

Seller: Amazon with Prime shipping

Experience: Honestly was too easy to buy! got prime shipping so ordered it the other night and it should be here tomorrow

Reasons why products were bought: I am almost out of my Banila CIZ and I'm going out of town this weekend so I needed a replacement ASAP

u/Jilltro · 4 pointsr/weddingplanning

I’m a newbie but this is what I use. My skin is very dry and reddish. Any products that made it not dry left it feeling greasy my whole life.

First I wash with this KOSE oil cleanser which is different than just using oil! When I first put it on my face I thought I was making a huge mistake because of the texture but it just took some getting used to. It feels very slick and oily, but not greasy in a bad way. This stuff gets off any makeup or buildup from lotion and other products.

Then I wash again with Secret Key and believe me I was skeptical because I thought washing my face twice in a row would ruin my skin/life but this exfoliates and gets the oil off perfectly and leaves my skin feeling great.

I use Klairs Toner which is so different than every other toner I've used that made my skin feel dry and tight. This is about balancing your pH and getting your skin ready to absorb moisturizer and a little goes a long way.

Then I use this Benton Aloe Gel to moisturize and it feels great and leaves my face so soft!

If I'm not sitting around the house all day I use Biore sunscreen which is so light and doesn't clog my pores.

At night I use some standard ponds cream as a moisturizer.

u/vitamere · 4 pointsr/AskMen

/r/SkincareAddiction for easy to access, typically American products (like stuff you can find at your typical Target/grocery store/etc)

/r/AsianBeauty because Korea is pretty much on top of the asian skincare game

Personally I use an oil cleanser - Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil, takes everything off really effectively.

Then a toner to re-establish skin pH (which is altered when you wash your face): Kikumasamune sake toner.

Then a moisturizer -- Cosrx advanced snail 92 all in one lotion. It has snail extract, which gives it a gloopy kind of texture but it does a really good job at keeping my face moisturized all day, reducing redness, and making my skin super smooth.

I have combination oily skin that is also sensitive, so figure out what kind of skin you have (dry, oily, combination) and try to determine if you have any skin sensitivities. Then look at recommendations that people with your skin type have made -- the sidebar on both of those subs are well-organized.

Everybody's routine is different, some people don't do anything and their face is perfect, others need a shitton of products to keep their skin in check. I've pared down on the amount of products I've used (it used to be like a 5-step process day and night) but it gets expensive and I don't have the money for it right now. So I guess first, figure out your budget and then just search through threads to see highly-upvoted products/routines that have worked for people.

u/phantom_poo · 4 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

OIL CLEANSER ERMAGERRRDDDDD. I use commercial ones rather than OCM, and have settled with Softymo after trying a ton of other products because it's half the price of most other available cleansers and works just as well.

u/noys · 4 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

I find oil cleansers are fantastic at removing lip products and other greasy makeup. I use this one for my face. Daiso sponge cleanser is a more heavy duty version of it that's not meant to be used on a face, but it gets all my foundation sponges and puffs squeaky clean.

Oil cleanser needs to be worked into a dry stain. Make sure the entire stain has a good coverage (you don't need to drench the stain but don't skimp). You can let it work a few minutes, then make the area where you applied the oil cleanser wet and work it gently, then rinse it out. Oil cleansers have emulsing agents so it becomes water soluble when it gets wet and dissolves with hopefully all the makeup leaving behind no residue. You can repeat the process if you missed a spot or didn't get everything out, just keep in mind that you have to put it on a dry stain again.

u/orata · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I LOVE Kose Softymo cleansing oil: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000V2FB88/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I used to use the Neutrogena makeup remover, which was fine but I felt like I had to rub a bit to get everything off and then wash my face with a separate cleanser.

OCM left me feeling too greasy.

The Softymo stuff, I just squirt into my palm, massage into my face, then rinse off with water. It takes off everything and then rinses clean. I'm sure other cleansing oils are similar, but this one works for me and is really cheap compared to something like Shiseido or DHC.

u/gorebabe · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Avaliable at asian supermarkets/drugstores
KOSE Softy Mo Deep Treatment Oil

u/SheShallLurkNoMore · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I use this.

I used to use makeup wipes but never again. This is so much more gentle on my skin. The girls over at /r/skincareaddiction are lifesavers. (was going to type skinsavers but that sounds gross)

u/SarcasticMethod · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

That is hilarious and also a little sad.

Are you on amazon.com, or another country's Amazon site? The first result I see is this with 150+ reviews.

u/h0t0togisu · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Here's a blog reading list for you: the venerable Fiddy Snails, Fanserviced, and Snow White and the Pear. These blogs have been INVALUABLE resources for me in learning about skincare and AB.

And here's a very, very, very, VERY loose shopping list, with one major caveat: PATCH. TEST. Don't just buy a new product and slap it on your face. Choose a spot on your face - somewhere where you break out easily, like next to your nose - and dab a little of that product there every day for 10-15 days. See what happens. This is how I learned that my beloved Hadalabo Gokujyun lotion doesn't break me out, but it does break out a lot of other people.

You need two. An oil cleanser to use in the evening to thoroughly remove sunscreen and makeup, followed by a foaming or gel cleanser. I like Hada Labo Gokujyun foaming cleanser as a second cleanser (it's the only one I use in the morning). Kose Softymo is an affordable oil cleanser for the evening.

These are ingredients that Do Things to your face, such as exfoliants (BHA, AHA, vitamin C) and disinfectants (benzoyl peroxide). I am drastically simplifying. At the moment you're using two products that contain benzoyl peroxide, a disinfectant. It's time to round out your active diet, with the big caveat that irritation = redness. I'll say it again - ditch the astringent, it's only causing the redness you're trying to avoid. If you're going to add new actives to your routine, do it very gradually. Patch test, then start using it every other day.

Things you could try: I'm in love with C21.5 vitamin C serum. This is an affordable powerhouse of vitamin C, that promotes skin cell turnover and does a bang-up job of dealing with pigmentation. It does oxidise easily, though, so you need to keep it in the fridge and toss it when it starts to turn yellow. In terms of exfoliants, Cosrx BHA Power Liquid and AHA Power Liquid are fan favourites. They feel remarkably gentle on the skin, and do a great job of gently exfoliating. If I were you I'd start with the BHA, as BHAs are great at exfoliating within the pore, soothing redness and treating/preventing acne.

I'm here to give you the greatest lesson you'll ever learn: the best anti-ageing treatment is sunscreen. You are 15. It's time to set up a lifelong sunscreen habit. And Asian sunscreens feel better than any western equivalent. RatzillaCosme is a goldmine of sunscreen reviews. The first Asian sunscreen most people try is the legendary Biore Watery Aqua, which is inexpensive and easy to snag on Amazon.

Snail products are wonderful at reducing redness and inflammation. There are just... so many snail products out there. A great starting point is Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream, which is a great final moisturiser at night if you've got oilier skin. I'm also partial to the all-in-one repair cream, which is actually more of a 'whipped' essence than a cream, but feels wonderfully soothing on my oilier skin.

Hope this helps!

u/legalbeegle · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

To echo what others have said, definitely stay away from the makeup wipes. Most of them are too harsh to be used while on medication that causes dry skin.

I'm also on a strong retinol and I use this cleansing oil.: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V2FB88/ref=sr_ph?ie=UTF8&qid=1452882372&sr=1&keywords=kose

It's cheap, the bottle lasts for months and it seriously removes everything and washes away clean afterwards.

u/ediblesprysky · 3 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

> Kose Softymo oil cleanser

Okay, I just looked this stuff up on Amazon, and WOW Google Translate failed hard on this description.

> About the product

Vultures in adenseadhesive repair care treatments
Union grass premium oil compound
The haire specially the pain comes to mind
What... what?

Since Amazon's product description is no help, what do you like about the product?

u/Nasrinn · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

There are lots of really good (and cheap) options available if you're willing to shop online. I think it's worth the investment because they really don't have to be that expensive. I use this one It works really well and a little goes a long way! I maybe buy two a year :)

Edit: formatting

u/MsAnthropic · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Kose Softymo is a good inexpensive oil cleanser.

Excellent review comparing Hadalabo with Juju Aquamoist here. Hadalabo also has English webpages for their products.

Shiseido Anessa & Kanebo Allie sunscreens are my #1 Japanese purchase.

Shiseido Aqualabel Special Gel Cream is great for humid weather.

Kao Biore has some special Japan only items like these toners. I recommend that blog for a lot of product reviews.

u/lemonracket · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Nah, I'm on amazon.ca. Here is the link to it. It seems like there are way fewer people buying AB on amazon in Canada, and less selection as a result :(

u/BONG_OF_JUSTICE · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

they can be a bit of a pain in the ass to hunt down, but I exclusively use asian sunscreens for my face, as they have some of the most cosmetically elegant formulas (aka little to no white cast or greasy, sunscreen-y feeling), plus they have very high UVA and UVB protections that are better than the majority of western offerings. the biore blue tube sunscreen is a perennial favorite over in /r/AsianBeauty because of how good it feels on the skin and how relatively cheap and easy it is to find.

EDIT: also forgot to mention, if you start using sunscreen (which you should!!!!) then you might want to start double cleansing at night as well, because it's the best way to make sure that you get all the sunscreen off so it doesn't clog pores. again, asian skincare companies have western companies beat (at least IMO) when it comes to first/oil cleanser formulas. r/AB will have a ton of suggestions, but personally I like the kose softymo deep one.

u/Oxca · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

If this helps, here is a link to the Amazon listing. When I type in "deep cleansing oil" I only see a listings for "deep treatment oil".


u/ms_sy · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Yes, it's a cleansing oil (Kose - Deep Cleansing Oil). But alright, I'll stop using it in the morning. Would it be okay to use a vitamin c serum while using the retinoid or do I have to alternate them? And yeah, the lotion (Hada Labo - Premium Lotion) is actually just a bunch of hyaluronic acids I think. But thank you, I'll try to find everything you mentioned at the mall :)

u/hellokitaminx · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yaaaaaas. This, so much! Oil cleansing + hydrating foaming/cream second cleanser have totally changed the game for me with my super dry skin. I personally love Kose Softymo. I use the Speedy version right now, but the Deep Cleansing version has my eye!

I'm also washing with Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Cleanser, which I like a lot! Super mild.

Lastly, as a facial oil, Goodal Wateriest Water Oil has been particularly popular lately, and for good reason! I have a different version from the same line and, while I just only tried it out yesterday, it has immediately left my skin feeling leagues better.

I hope this helps!

u/xiuboxed · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Right now it's pretty much like this:


Wash with cold water then put on Aco Fae 3+3 Day Cream.


Wash with only cold water or Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil (depending on if I use makeup), twice a week I use Aco Face Cleansing Scrub and then I put on Aco Face Nourishing Night Cream. Sometimes I use AHA and BHA from COSRX but I feel like it dries out my skin quite a lot and makes it too red....

I tried using sweet almond oil and it only helped with the redness and kept my skin moisturized but it gave me those small white bumps so I stopped using it yesterday.

u/Somanyofyouhaveasked · 2 pointsr/AusSkincare

I’ve just returned with a suitcase of products, I’m still working my way through them all!

Products I loved:

  • Mediheal tea tree sheet masks (available at Don Quixote): calms down skin on the verge of a breakout. The packaging has changed slightly from that shown in the link.

  • Acne Barrier Protect Spots (Cosme and other speciality beauty/skincare stores): seals pimples and turns them into a tiny speck overnight. Seems to work better once they’ve (TMI) popped unfortunately, but still an amazing product. I apply to a clean cotton bud so I don’t contaminate the dropper.

  • SK-II Facial Treatment Cleanser (department stores): received this as a sample in a pack. It’s a nice gentle cleanser that visibly brightens afterwards.

    Things that didn’t set my world on fire, but YMMV:

  • Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder Wash (any drug store): This was described as being coarser than the Tacha Polishing Powder (haven’t tried), but I could barely feel any of the exfoliant. I usually use the Aesop exfoliant which is very coarse so may just be me.

  • Shiseido Macherie Perfect Shower (speciality beauty/skincare stores): Not /AusSkincare and think this really depends on your hair type. It’s described as a perfect cure for bed hair, I have naturally wavy hair and it made my waves partially drop out, so it was neither straight nor wavy - just flat and messy. I’d prefer something like the Bumble and Bumble spray.

  • Canmake Perfect Multi Eye Pallet, Shade 02 (most beauty stores): nice formula, blends well and really lovely warm brown shades. However it’s very much that subtle Japanese eye make up look, I’ve been using Huda, UD and ABH for too long so prefer something a bit stronger.

  • I bought a La Roche Posay sunscreen and BB cream at the same time they started flogging them throughout the Aus Open. There are plenty of threads on them.

    Things I bought and haven’t tried yet:

  • SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and sheet masks (department stores): When in Rome...

  • Shiseido Ultimune (department stores): As above.

  • Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Milk (drug stores and speciality beauty/skincare stores): I saw lots of good reviews for this brand, but the Aqua Booster version. I could only find it in spray form rather than a bottle (perhaps wrong time of year) so bought this instead. There is a gel option too.

  • Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel (drug stores): another sunscreen that was highly recommended.

  • Melano CC Intensive Anti Spot Essence (drug stores): I had to have the concept of a vitamin C serum explained to me so probably not the greatest source. Apparently it’s “more stable”.

  • Kose Softy Mo Deep Cleansing Oil (can’t remeber where I bought this, drug stores and beauty/skincare stores will have it): highly recommended, DHC seems to be well regarded too.

  • Canmake Perfect Serum BB Cream (beauty/skincare stores).

    Other things on the must-have list but got to the end of the trip and was all “I’m not paying that”:

  • Shu Uemura Ultime 8 Sublime Cleansing Oil.
  • Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion.

    I speak schoolgirl Japanese at best, but everyone there is only too happy to help. Screenshot as many products as you can so you can show people in shops.

    It probably goes without saying no matter where you are, but knowing what colours work for your skin is a must. I’m biracial but look completely western, so I found SAs would try and direct me to pink-based makeup by default. My skin is completely yellow-based so I always had to politely decline their recommendations.

    Happy shopping!
u/blacktieaffair · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been using Softymo Oil Cleanser with great luck. $10 gets you a HUGEEEE bottle of the stuff. It's very emulsifying and removes makeup like a dream. I don't think it would be best by itself, but with double cleansing, it's great.

u/ohwhereismycoffee · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yes, you do oil cleanser --> 2nd cleanser (it could be foaming, milk, micellar water, whatever works for you!) There are several oil cleansers that are popular around this sub. Off the top of my head:

u/MiyaMiya79 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Coconut oil is known to be clogging for a lot of people, while some people can use it just fine. If you're worried, you could use plain mineral oil (fragrance free baby oil) instead. Otherwise, look for a proper cleansing oil online or at the drugstore. There are lots of affordable options. For example, [this] (https://www.amazon.com/KOSE-Softy-Deep-Treatment-7-8oz/dp/B000V2FB88) is one that is pretty popular

u/ciarao55 · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

Omg! Def cross post to r/Asianbeauty, they may know of some awesome products you can buy over there. Mostly Korean products, but you likely can buy them there. I use a Japanese oil cleanser called Kose (the brand) softy mo oil cleanser. I swear my skin drinks it. And it melts makeup away.

You can order any of these on amazon though!




Edit: def do some research on ingredients that work for or upset your skin. I can't guarantee these will be good for you, but my skin looked similar to that for my entire life and these products have completely changed my complexion.

I also swear by the Mizon snail moisturizer


u/stufstuf · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hooooollyyy crap that's expensive! I pay like $10 tops.

I've never tried it, but I've heard good things about this one:


u/howdidIgetsuckeredin · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

If you want to try the Kose cleansing oil /u/beyond_the_moon suggested, here are the Amazon Canada links:

Kose Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil CAD12

Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil CAD13

Alternatively, you could try MUJI's Sensitive Cleansing Oil if you have a MUJI near you.

u/milenah · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I went to Little Tokyo today! I checked a few items, and as far as physical store-wise, imo they are more expensive than Mitsuwa and Marukai (both Torrance location), with Maneki Neko being cheaper than Make Asobi.

I looked for a few random things I was interested in (I made mental notes so the prices are approximated):

Rohto Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Lotion (there was no English label so I couldn't tell if it was light or moist or what, but the text was green so I think it was light)

  • Amazon: $16.67
  • Maneki Necko: $16.80ish
  • Make Asobi: $17.89ish

    Heroine Mascara

  • Amazon: $14.28 link
  • Maneki Necko: $17.99ish
  • Make Asobi: $19.99ish

    Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil

  • Mitsuwa: $9ish (I got it back when it was on sale. :p)
  • Amazon: $11 link
  • Maneki Necko: $13 (package version - there was no refill version available)
  • Make Asobi: They only had the light version and not the deep oil cleansing

    Make Heroine Mascara (dunno if it was volume or long version, I figured it'd be the same price)

  • Amazon: $14.28 link
  • Mane Necko: ~$17 or $19
  • Make Asobi: $19

    Dollywink Eyeshadow

  • Mitsuwa/Marukai: $19.99
  • Mane Necko: $21
  • Make Asobi: $22

    In the end I'd probably stick with Amazon for individual purchases or Sasa with bulk purchases. I find them to be still more reasonable than any physical store (unless the supermarkets have a sale). I don't mind waiting 3 weeks for my orders though.

u/claramill · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

We're in the same boat then because I just ditched CeraVe micellar water because it was too drying as well. :/ I don't know much about oil cleansing (apparently it's not unheard of to do it with just a facial oil instead of a "cleansing oil") but someone recommend this one on Amazon to me as a start.

u/skindy · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

There are two Kose Softymo cleansing oils that people love - the one you linked and the orange one: http://www.amazon.com/Kose-Softymo-Deep-Cleansing-Oil-230ml/dp/B000V2FB88

I use the orange one and it works great. It's up to you which one you think would work best!

Yes, the cleansing oil and the cleansing foam would be the two-step cleanse. Oil first, foam second.

As for the Kose foam ... I can't find any information about it's pH so I can't tell you for sure if it's good to use. You want something that is close to your skin's pH and the Hadalabo fits that. I use the orange Kose Softymo cleansing oil and the HL foaming cleanser and will continue to do so until I die :P

HOWEVER, what works for me might not work for you. There is a great cleanser list here that lists out the type of cleanser, it's pH, and brand.

u/bad_wolf_chick · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This is what i posted on AsianBeauty, but i also really wanted to post on here because you guys helped me A LOT in understanding the way the skin works (pH, AHAs, BHAs, oil cleansing, etc... even my moisturizer!! i got it from your guys' recommendations!!❤ )

I work in an environment where there is a lot of bicarbonate in the air. Since bicarbonate is alkaline, im worried that im messing with my skin's pH. I was wondering if anyone knows a way to combat the alkalinity with maybe a toner, or lotion, or anything?!! something that would bring my skin's pH down to the slightly acidic level it should be at. I've also noticed my skin get a lot drier ever since starting work there. Has anyone tried ROSETTE Ceramide Gel?? How does it compare with the CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion i currently use in my routine?
I'm asking AsianBeauty because your products & recommendations helped me a lot!!
PS, i think my skin is clog-prone, so keep that in mind when recommending products!! (i've read a lot that people got clogged skin from the CeraVe that i use, but to me, it doesn't clog my skin at all! just thought i'd mention it since even though it clogs a lot of people's skin, it doesn't clog mine, so still recommend whatever it is that came to mind!! even if it may clog skin!!)

Skin type: on the sensitive side || Country/Climate i'm in: Canada // colder weather approaching now :(((

Top Skin Concern: CCs and hyperpigmentation, and acne :(((

Current Routine / Products I'm Using:


  • splash face with water; pat dry; apply CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion

  • apply EltaMD UV Physical SPF 41 Sunscreen

    on Thursdays and Sundays, after splashing my face with water and patting dry, i apply ZOMEDICAL Glycogent and then follow up with the rest of the routine (Cerave and EltaMD)


  • remove sunscreen with KOSE Softymo Deep Cleansing Oil

  • wash face with Rohto HADA LABO Gokujyn Hyaluronic Acid Cleansing Foam

  • apply the same CeraVe lotion that i use in the morning

    on Thursdays and Sundays, instead of washing with the Hada Labo cleansing foam, i wash with CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser and then apply ZOMEDICAL Brightenex, and i DO NOT apply the CeraVe lotion over that

    I'm an 18-year old female, if that helps, who may or may not have hormonal issues (don't get a regular period :/) and i eat gluten- and dairy- free, and i limit the amount of sweets i have (mainly i eat protein and veggies, or protein and fruits throughout the day). Also, i drink only teas and water (no fruit juices, coffee, or pop!). I also don't eat artifical things/things with preservatives, etc. (i like to eat things that are minimally processed).
    Any help is appreciated
    Sorry for the lengthy post, i just want to make sure you have as much info so you can best recommend something for me!!

    TL;DR started working where the air is alkaline. worried about that fucking up my skin's pH and the horrible clogged skin, dry skin, reddness, etc, that results from that. wondering if there's anything i could add to my routine to combat the alkalinity -- perhaps a toner, lotion, etc, that will bring down my skin's pH to a more acidic level (as it naturally should be slightly acidic). ANY HELP IS APPRECIATED ❤❤

    *edited for formatting lol ❤
u/linyiseating · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Welcome, welcome!

Reading your post, I gather that your problem lies with CCs and hydration. I would tackle hydration first, that way, your skin is well prepared to take on BHA + AHA to break down the CCs.

I would include a moisturizer for AM, before you slap on suncreen. I've never used sunscreen bare -- I have used the Biore Aqua so I will say that it can feel somewhat hydrating but for me, that's not enough.

For PM, oil cleansers that are favorites are [Clean It Zero] (https://us.memebox.com/product/3712) and Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil (there's two versions, [Deep] (https://www.amazon.com/KOSE-Softy-Deep-Cleansing-Pound/dp/B000V2FB88) and [Speedy] (https://www.amazon.com/Softy-Facial-Cleansing-Speedy-Pound/dp/B000V2FBAQ)). Personally, I'm using DHC Cleansing Oil -- most of the most basic oil cleansers out there as it's mostly [olive oil plus emulsifiers] (http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_5d4f204724.html), however will try out Softymo once my bottle runs out.

Sadly, my skin doesn't react well to snail so I can't help you out in that department.

Do you plan to sheet mask daily? -- I'm reading your routine as a daily one. If so, you can probably slap on an occlusive snail product after the sheet mask although most times, personally, I find that I don't need another moisturizer layer afterwards.

u/beeblebroxtrillian · 1 pointr/Makeup
u/thefoolinme · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Probably... I'm not very familiar with the terminology so I just copied the product description, haha: https://www.amazon.com/KOSE-Softy-Deep-Treatment-7-8oz/dp/B000V2FB88.

u/oh_myglob · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

This is probably the best cleansing oil I have ever used.

u/zoobieZ00B · 1 pointr/MakeUpAddictionUK

I love a Korean cleansing oil available online. This stuff melts everything off. I typically use a simple cleansing wipe then follow up with this and rise with a warm wash cloth. So so so nice


u/pdxbeautiful · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

Kose Softymo Deeping Cleansing Oil here is cheap and works great! I used it for years. You can buy a refill too which is even cheaper

u/daisyismydog · 0 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Okay, I realize I wrote a ton, so I'll keep this last part short!


  • Always take your makeup off before going to sleep. Just make it a habit. You take your makeup off and you brush your teeth. BAM! =D /u/feeling_pretty linked an article in chat where a 20-something wore makeup for 2 years without taking it off ever (just reapplying over) and her skin was ages older than she was! So, take your makeup off!
  • Lazy method: If you're super lazy and like to pass out, keep some Neutrogena wipes near your bed or something. This is probably not a method you want to use on a regular basis but in a pinch or when you seriously are about to fall asleep it would be good!
  • I use a cleansing oil (if you remember from chemistry, "like dissolves like" so oil dissolves oil... and everything else you put on your face!). I got a sample of Shu Uemura cleansing oil so right now I'm using that (and it's awesome) but it's not quite in my budget so I'm looking at Kose and DHC cleansing oils to use in the future.
  • I use a method called double cleansing, so after washing my face with the cleansing oil I use a regular face wash. Anyone of them should do fine, so whatever you're using to clean your face right now would be great :)

    Okay, so I am posting this on the 26th, so I'm not sure if this counts towards the contest, but I wanted this information to be complete. Definitely feel free to ask me any questions you want! I still consider myself very new to makeup and this subreddit has helped me expand my knowledge base so much, so I love sharing what I've learned!