While I was clearing out my room, I came across my little stash of Kose Softymo cleansing oils. I remembered I’d never told you about my inexpensive must-buy item whenever I go to Hong Kong!
Softymo is an inexpensive drugstore brand under the mother brand of Kose. These used to used be available in Watson’s and Sasa here in Malaysia. However, I have not seen them around for years now. I believe they are no longer brought in.
Why I say they are a must buy is because this is a great little bottle of cleansing oil. I always buy it for something like HKD35/45 a bottle which is just about RM20 here and it works so well.
The texture of the oil is not too thick nor too thin and it cleans off my makeup very easily. I use it the same way I use all cleansing oils and I don’t get clogged pores or pimples or any problems at all. 2 pumps is sufficient to clean off all my makeup and I do double cleanse. Its my routine.
If you are in Hong Kong, keep your eye out for the Kose Softymo cleansing oil at any drugstore (try Sasa and Bonjour). It sells out fast (I always see empty holes where it should be) and there are a few versions. I have used the yellow, white and pink version and I like them all. Whenever I catch sight of them at any store, I buy them up in bulk at up to 6 bottles at a go as I have been from my very first visit to HK – now I even shop for friends LOL… :P
The White label version is lighter in texture. The Yellow one says Deep Cleansing and is thicker while the Pink oil one is light textured too. I can’t read Japanese so I’m not sure what they are called but they are all great.
Pros: Inexpensive, Cleans off makeup well, Does not dry out skin, Does not clog my skin
Cons: Not available in Malaysia at this time
Have you tried this one or heard of it? I first read about it online and bought my 1st bottle at Watson’s here in KL. But when I ran out, I realized it was no longer sold here so now I have to “import” it from Hong Kong. Not sure if its available in Singapore.
If you do know or have seen this cleansing oil here in Malaysia or nearer, in Singapore, do pipe up with location and prices yeah? It’d be great to be able to replenish my stock more readily :)
I also realize that by telling you of my little secret, I will now have to “fight” with everyone to get my mitts on this the next time I go to Hong Kong! :P