Kose Cosmeport Softymo Powder Wash Review

October 3, 2008
Kose Cosmeport Softymo Powder Wash (~$10)

Powder face washes may be foreign territory to some of you, but for me they’re just a way to change up the tedium and monotony of washing my face with the same products every day. While the ultimate powder wash is Kanebo Sensai’s Silk Peeling Powder ($60), Kose’s version is a passable alternative for those on a budget.


You pop off the blue top, open the inner seal and then pour a good amount of this into the palm of your hand (I’d say two teaspoons or so); apply to an already damp face, work into a lather and you know the rest!


The granules are on the coarse side, which means that you get a gentle exfoliant and a foaming face wash in one product. Powder face washes are also a great alternative when you’re traveling and don’t want any liquids in your bag.



While this is a decent facial cleanser, my face never feels quite clean when I use this on its own, and it just doesn’t give me the amazing results that the Kanebo does. Plus the granules are a little coarser than I’d like. But it is a lot of fun to use and therefore will have a permanent spot on my vanity-at least until I can pick up another of the Kanebo!

I purchased this at my local Japanese supermarket, but should you be interested in giving this a try there’s something very similar currently available through Sasa. Click on the photos above to be taken there!


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