Review: Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

Today is the last day of my two days leave replacement. I don’t feel like going back to work tomorrow. *sigh* But what to do? Life goes on. Anyways, I am trying to keep up with my previous pace of blogging. So, here’s a skincare review entry after all the food and travelogue entries in the past weeks.


Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

I bought this from Sasa online on my previous Shanghai trip last September. Ordered it with a couple more other skincare products as I needed to achieve the minimum spending limit to be entitled free shipping to Mainland China.

I had heard a lot of raves about this product ever since I started using cleansing oils few years back. But unfortunately, it is not available in all countries apart from Japan and Hong Kong. And the only way to buy this product without having to fly all the way to either Japan and Hong Kong back then is to buy online.

But on my previous trip to Taipei last March, I found out that Kose Softymo is now available in Watsons. But of course, they do not carry all Kose Softymo’s ranges of cleansing oils. They only have one but I could not remember if they are carrying this or one of the other three.

So, here’s my review on Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil …

The cleansing oil comes with a light consistency. And it has no fragrance at all, hence making it suitable for users with sensitive skin. Whenever I am using a light consistency cleansing oil, I would use a good three to four pumps for my entire face. Some may find it too much for a face but if I don’t use up to these amount, I feel like my face wasn’t properly cleansed.

And that explains why I run out of cleansing oils pretty quick even though I do not apply makeup. It takes me less than two months to use up a bottle of cleansing oil when average users take about more 3 to 4 months to finish one.

The emulsification ability is good as the oil instantly turns milky in color when it gets in contact with water. I would emulsify the oil with some lukewarm water before I wipe them off my face with a piece of cotton pad. The cleansing oil doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily like The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil did. It doesn’t strip skin moisture and best of all, no breakout! *touchwood*

So, here’s what I think of Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil in a nutshell:

1. Affordable.
2. Cleanse well and doesn’t leave an oily after feeling.
3. Good emulsification ability.
4. Doesn’t strip skin moisture.
5. Doesn’t cause breakout.
6. Doesn’t cloud eye vision when got into the eyes.
7. Fragrance free, suitable for sensitive skin.

1. Availability.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5

Price: RMB65 (Sasa online)

Repurchase? Definitely!

4 thoughts on “Review: Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

    • I think this cleansing oil is more common in Asian countries like Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan. I could not find it too in China. Hence, I ordered it from Sasa online.

      I had also checked for reviews of Sasa before placing order. So far, the reviews had been pretty subjective, all based on personal experiences. Some were good and some were bad. Some even mentioned that Sasa dispatched expired goods. Most of the reviews were good though, only some were bad.

      But my experience was good albeit I had only ordered once. The order process and delivery was quick. I think I got my order in within one week after placing order.

      • Ahhh, okay! I live in the USA, so it’s hard to find Asian products here (and when I do find them, they’re always so expensive @_@). Thank you for letting me know your experience!

      • I think some Asian stores carry Kose Softymo in US. I think I read it somewhere from reviews but can’t remember where.

        Yesstyle does carry some Japanese skincare products but I am not sure if they do have Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil. I think your current best bet would be Sasa online.

        I browsed through Sasa online the other day and quite a lot of their cleansing oils were sold out. I am thinking of getting some myself too since I am running out of drugstore cleansing oils.

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