29 Apr 2018

Review: Kose Sekkisei White Liquid Wash

I fell in love with this White Liquid Wash from Kose Sekkisei ever since Kose sent me their products for review two years ago, thanks to the Butterfly Project. I never thought I would venture into Kose products that soon. I thought I will need at least 2 years to finally touch on Kose. Now, I totally can't get over the White Liquid Wash and Kose Sekkisei Lotion! Their Sun Protect Essence Gel is also one of my all-time favourites!

Let's take a closer look at this White Liquid Wash that I have since repurchased twice (but only review now)!

Kose Sekkisei White Liquid Wash is housed in a dark blue plastic bottle with a pump top. They haven't changed their look for many years I think. The brand comes from Japan and has made its presence in many countries globally. It is known for its skin brightening benefits. It is retailed at RM131.40 for 140ml.

Kose claims that the White Liquid Wash is a mild, taurine-based foaming cleanser with skin hydrating properties. It contains rubus suavissimus extract to soothe and protect your skin from sun damages. It can also help to bring out your skin's natural healthy glow and translucency through a more thorough cleansing process.


Water, TEA-Cocoate, Cocamide DEA, Potassium Cocoate, Tea-Laurate/Myristate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, PEG-55 Stearate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Akebia Trifoliata Stem Extract, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Melothria Heterophylla Root Extract, Rubus Suavissimus (Rasberry) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sodium Polyaspartate, Alcohol, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Lauryl Betaine, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Bisulfite, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Methyl Cocyl Taurate, Squalane, Trisodium EDTA, Xantham Gum, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance


This cleanser uses a number of relatively gentle cleansing agents, except for cocamide DEA. Many reports and articles claim that this is a carcinogenic (meaning might cause cancer) ingredient when used in cosmetic and personal care product, but a safety assessment of cocamide DEA claims that it is safe for use in rinsing products not containing nitrosating agents, in a concentration of 10% and lower. There are also many herbs here such as angelica acutibola, white lotus extract, coix seed and so on for additional skin brightening and anti-oxidizing benefits.


This is a foaming cleanser, the second step in double cleansing routine. It can take up oil, debris and any unwanted residues from your skin. It feels gentle owing to its milky texture. It foams up gently into soft bubbles. Your skin will feel clean and fresh after using, not stripped or tight. Its pH is around 6.5-7.0. 


I usually use this cleanser at night, after coming home from a long, stressful day. It foams up into big and rich bubbles, and has a pleasant floral soapy scent. The pump top allows hassle-free and easy product dispensing. And the rich bubbles do take off any cleansing water (first step cleanser) residue on my skin. This is a cleanser that will take off your stress too! And since it contains UV damages fighting ingredient, it is great for nighttime use.

I know many people are worried about the cocamide DEA inside, but like I said, I only use this at night and since this doesn't have nitrosating agent, the cocamide DEA should be relatively safe on the skin.

One thing to note is how long this can last. I started using the White Liquid Wash in 1 January 2018 and after 4 months I still have about 50% left in the bottle. In other words, using it sparingly (as a little goes a long way), can last you at least 6 months, even if you use it days and nights.

Will continue to repurchase. This is my favourite after Krave Beauty and Belif cleansers!

- gentle and mild milky texture that foams into soft bubbles
- non-stripping
- smell nice
- hygienic pump top
- a little goes a long way

- not very affordable
- contains harmful and potentially carcinogenic cleansing agent

Overall impression: ★★★★☆
Repurchasing: ★★★★☆
You can get this from: Kose Malaysia
[Disclaimer] Product is purchased with my own money. All copyright of contents and images in this article is strictly mine.

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