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Koh Gen Do: Oriental Plants Emollient Cream

Koh Gen Do: Oriental Plants Emollient Cream

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Koh Gen Do: Oriental Plants Emollient Cream

Koh Gen Do: Oriental Plants Emollient Cream

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Koh Gen Do: Oriental Plants Emollient Cream is a facial moisturizer that my skin literally drank in. The directions were a little strange, asking you to use or add another Koh Gen Do product, but worked fantastic on its own. The price, however, is definitely not for everyone.

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Koh Gen Do: Oriental Plants Emollient Cream - Description and Directions

Oriental Plants Emollient Cream by Koh Gen Do is a white, thick, creamy daily moisturizer. It has no fragrance. Currently, the 1.06 oz jar sells for $109.00.

Koh Gen Do's descriptions state this should be used to protect skin from dryness and to help skin feel smooth and radiant. It contains vitamin A (from carrot extracts) that acts as an emollient and combined 36 botanical extracts.

How to Use

The instructions for this cream were a little confusing. It mentions that you should use it after applying Oriental Plants Skin lotion but I did not have that lotion and probably wouldn't want to apply two moisturizers to my face each morning. It also says that you can mix this cream with the Oriental Plants Skin Lotion to lighten the consistency of the thick cream. That sounds like a lot of work to me.

Koh Gen Do: Oriental Plants Emollient Cream - Our Review

Things We Love:

  • The Results: I hit the jackpot with this face cream! I feel as though Koh Gen Do's simple description didn't come close to explaining how wonderful it is. My sensitive skin loved how it made my face feel. Every day that went by, I could see and feel the tone and texture of my skin improving. My skin was well hydrated and my pores became smaller.
  • No Irritations: I had no issues with any irritation whatsoever.
  • Moisturizes Well: My face felt hydrated but not greasy. I could wear this cream under make-up with no problem. I didn't have any breakouts from using it.

Something We Weren't Crazy About

  • No SPF: I sound like a broken record, but I like my creams and lotions to have SPF.
  • The Price: $109.00 is definitely a high price for a 1 ounce jar, yet, it worked so well for my skin, I think I might be willing to pay that price after trying a sample. But $109 isn't pocket change and excludes a majority of the shoppers, especially if they have never tried it before.

Koh Gen Do: Oriental Plants Emollient Cream

Final Thoughts

I don't know if my skin was just in desperate need of vitamin A and the other 36 botanical extracts that this cream has, but it really worked very well for me. So many facial moisturizers claim to make your skin "look radiant" that it just seems like a mundane description, but this cream actually did do just that. If your skin is feeling weathered and uneven and the price-tag doesn't scare you away, this cream may work well for you.

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