Readers learnt how to look better at the Simply Her X Kose beauty workshop.
Kose's training manager Jane Lim demonstrating facial massage techniques.
Kose Sekkisei skincare products.
The brand’s latest makeup collection.
WHAT: Held at Hotel Jen Singapore in July, it introduced the Kose Sekkisei skincare collection and featured beauty tips from Kose training manager Jane Lim. Another highlight: Chef Yamashita Masataka, owner of Chef Yamashita Japanese Artisan Patisserie showed everyone how to make soya bean mousse.
GO GENTLE ON THE EYES
Whether applying skincare or removing eye makeup, a light hand helps prevent premature wrinkling. Jane adds: “When you use too much force on the delicate skin around the eyes, your eyelashes tend to fall off, too.” Massage the area gently when you remove makeup, and always use a makeup remover designed for stubborn eye makeup, like Kose Sekkisei Treatment Cleansing Oil.
MASSAGE FOR RADIANT SKIN
Give yourself a facial massage as you apply moisturiser, Jane says. Start by placing your fingers on your chin and, in circular motions, move towards your earlobes. Then from the sides of the mouth, massage towards the ears. Next, move from the sides of your nose to the temples.
Finally, from the centre of your forehead, massage towards the temples and hair line. Repeat these steps three to five times. This simple technique improves blood circulation and cell renewal, and is best done before bedtime as our skin repairs itself at night. You will wake up to dewier, more radiant and supple skin, and find that makeup lasts, says Jane.
Jane had everyone’s attention as she shared facial massage techniques (far left).
Readers enjoyed yummy treats.
Chef Yamashita Masataka sharing his soya bean mousse recipe.
SAVE TIME WITH MULTIPURPOSE SKINCARE
Made with plant extracts such as fermented coix seed to brighten skin and counter free radicals, angelica to hydrate skin, loquat to improve circulation, and mugwort to reduce skin inflammation, Kose Sekkisei Herbal Gel is an all-in-one moisturiser for day and night. It also doubles as a massaging cream. Slather on a thicker layer and it becomes a sleeping mask.
After applying any skincare, press your hands against your face. Jane says this simple “face wrap” improves and speeds up the penetration of your products.
"THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT FOLLOWING A SKINCARE REGIME IS NOT TO BECOME LAZY." – Jane Lim, training manager at Kose.