I've been using the Kose Medicated Sekkisei Lotion for a few months now and I'm liking it a lot. It's a hydrating lotion in the form of a liquid (toner).
This lotion has been in the market for almost 30 years - famously well known for its blue bottle, and often doted as miracle water.
I bought this from Apothica awhile back because of all the reviews I've been reading. I also have some relatives who are in their 60's-70's that have amazing skin and they gave credit to this lotion! Gotta get me some of that, right?! :)
This lotion claims to freshen and brighten your skin with herbal extracts such as Coix Seed Extract, Angelica Extract, Melothria Extract and Licorice Extract.
I've been using it for a few months now and I've come to like it a lot. The packaging is really standard where you have to pour the contents into your hand or cotton pad.
The texture is watery, and very clear, almost like water. When I pat it on my face, i can feel a slight tingle from the bit of alcohol that's in it but otherwise it feels like a light lotion. Absorbs instantaneously and leaves my skin feeling on the supple side. After this step, I would suggest wearing something over it because while it's hydrating enough, the alcohol in it dries out your skin. It's a very light layer of moisture that smells and feels clean, and nearly the perfect "prep" for your nightly skincare routine.
Within the few months I've used this (3 months consistently), I noticed my skin is a lot more clear - I haven't had issues with oil, or dryness. I think it's effective in that way where you don't have bad skin days. This has given my skin a more translucent "glow", certainly where it's effectively making my skin tighter and younger looking. Pores are smaller, skin is clearer.
I can't really anything about its whitening properties. A lot of people claim their skin's brightened a lot since using this lotion but I haven't noticed anything in that aspect.
I do recommend this lotion if you don't have an aversion to alcohol. I wish it didn't, but I suppose it's what makes all the ingredients work together? O_o