2020 is one tough year but let’s make 2021 the best one yet by going sustainable.

We’ve mentioned this numerous times and we’ll say it again — 2020 was a tough year. It was a year of a lot of uncertainties and challenges due to the ongoing pandemic that we are still hopeful will end pretty soon. However, 2020 was also the year that made us stronger — mentally, physically, health-wise and also made us more aware of our surroundings. There was a period of time when everyone was on lockdown, and the earth got better miraculously. The air and waters were clear;  pollution was reduced — it was as though COVID-19 healed the earth. If this can be done during a pandemic, why not do the same for 2021?

There are many ways you can help, but going sustainable is one of the simplest yet most effective things you can do for the planet. It is as simple as skipping one-use items such as plastic bags, straws and containers, separating and recycling your trash, and don’t litter. You can also support brands that are making efforts to go green, whether it is in its ingredient or their packaging. KOSÉ is one; its new SEKKISEI Clear Wellness series that is inspired by the earth’s bounty and designed to give back to nature.

KOSÉ SEKKISEI Clear Wellness is the brand’s unique sustainable skincare range which they described as SEKKISEI’s gift from the earth. As they believed that clarity of complexion can be achieved by the best of natural botanicals. ITOWA is one of them, and it is the key ingredient of its effective formula. It’s a blend of Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract, Peony Extract, Noni Juice Extract and Glycerin, that are sourced from Japan’s rich natural environment. This helps to increase your skin’s moisture barrier capacity; to be able to hold onto more moisture while increasing your skin’s quality to the point that it won’t be affected by dryness or other environmental factors.

Staying true to its brand on promoting sustainable living, the SEKKISEI Clear Wellness series uses environmentally friendly designs for its products. The boxes are made from a minimum of 90% recyclable cardboard while the bottle is free from labels and printing as an effort to reduce CO2 emissions. Bio-based PET, a type of material which doesn’t produce as much CO2 emission during production compared to others are also used. Plastic is also reduced, so don’t be surprised to not see trays in your product. The standard product inserts and pamphlets are digitalised to reduce paper usage and the embossing you see on its packaging is made with biodegradable bio-based inks.

There are two different range in the SEKKISEI Clear Wellness series. Both with different formulas that you can choose to suit your own skin needs.

SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Effective

The SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Effective range is meant to accelerate healthy skin with a clarity booster. The additional ingredient aside from the ITOWA is the Clarity Boost Agent. It’s meant to maintain your skin’s clear appearance while smoothing out roughness and dullness with an abundance of moisture. In this range, you’ll find SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Hydrating Gel, SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Natural Drip, SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Smoothing Milk, SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Whipped Cream, SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Milk Cleanser, and SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Facial Soap. All products are paraben-free, colourant-free (excluding Facial Soap), and a clean fragrance.

SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Free

Each of the products in the SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Free range uses a gentle formula for clarity without causing irritation. It delivers the goodness of natural botanicals straight to your skin, allowing it to look clear, smooth and healthy. There is SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Water Shield Cream, SEKKISEI Clear Wellness
Pure Conc, SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Refining Milk, SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Face Oil Treatment, SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Cleansing Gel, and SEKKISEI Clear Wellness Gentle Wash. All products are alcohol-free, paraben-free, mineral-oil free, colourant and fragrance-free, allergy tested and feature a low-irritation formula. This range is also suitable for sensitive skin.

KOSÉ SEKKISEI Clear Wellness series will not only help you achieve clear, smooth and healthy skin but also help beautify the earth. As you become even more beautiful, the earth becomes the same. Sustainable skincare for a brighter future. SEKKISEI — A New Beginning.

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.