Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Oil and Creamy Soap Reviews

Proper cleansing is the first step to clear skin, which is why I have been practising the Asian Double Cleansing routine for over 10 years now. The routine involves using two complimentary products, normally a cleansing oil to dissolve makeup and sebum followed by a creamy/foamy soap to remove residue and gently exfoliate. I have tried all kinds of products out there and my newly discovered Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Oil and Silky Purifying Creamy Soap, are handsdown the best!


The Silky Purifying Cleansing Oil contains Koishimaru Silk to keep skin moist and natural Almond and Orange oils to blend with makeup and oily impurities so they can be drawn out to the skin surface and washed off easily. It feels very lightweight, making the massaging experience so great. Once the oil comes into contact with water, it emulsifies nicely and washes off effortlessly without feeling greasy. It also does an excellent job removing my makeup and any residue my eye makeup remover did not take off.

The Creamy Soap, which is a cream cleanser, also contains Koishimaru Silk, along with Brown Sugar Extract, Quillai Extract and Kanzo Powder to wash away any remaining impurities and for anti-inflammatory purposes. It is pretty thick so a small amount is all you need. It lathers up very nicely into a foam and again washes off easily without leaving my skin feeling tight.

I have been using this combo every night for a month now and my dehydrated combination skin has never looked better. It feels clean, smooth and soft and the clogged pores that I get every now and then have returned less frequently too! Must keep on using them!

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The Kanebo Sensai Silky Purifying Cleansing Oil and Creamy Soap are available at Bergdorf Goodman, Kanebo.com and Neiman Marcus for $50.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

7 COMMENTS

  1. this is very exciting!
    unfortunately we dont have Kanebo in Australia!
    is this an international line? or they sell in Jap too?
    cos i am going to Jap end of the year, and I will definitely get them!!

  2. Hi Angelina,

    You can purchase the SENSAI Step 1 and Step 2 cleansers online at: http://www.Kanebo.com or by calling the Bergdorf Goodman counter in NYC at +1.212.872.2537.

    Kanebo the general brand is sold in Japan but the SENSAI collection from the larger Kanebo company is only available in the USA, throughout Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, etc.), Russia, the Middle East and in Africa but not in Japan.

    I hope this helps! The SENSAI team at the Bergdorf Goodman counter are extremely helpful in helping you choose the right cleanser types for your skin!

  3. Hi Angelina,

    You can also get SENSAI in any of the countries listed on their global site http://www.sensai-cosmetics.com/index.html?active=6&lang=1 if you are vacationing there next or have a friend who lives there, maybe they can help!

    But as for immediate purposes, I used to live in Japan and know that drugstores and beauty shops there also offer a lot of other double cleanse cleansers from Kanebo’s sister brands. Try the Free Plus line from Kanebo. They offer a similar double cleanse system that you can check out here: http://www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/freeplus/lineup/ (Sorry it’s Japanese but at least you can check out what they look like!)

    Hope this helps in your search for fabulous cleansers and clean, healthy skin!

    LBG

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