I am always on the hunt to simplify my skincare routine and ordered Koh Gen Do's Spa Gel on a whim. Enticed by the multitasking properties purported on the KGD website, this little gem acts as moisturizer, protects against moisture loss and also can serve as a treatment mask (when applied thickly and left on the skin for a while). Blended with the brand's proudly-touted mineral-rich hot spring water (Onsen-sui), it is gel-like in texture and provides all the moisture I need for the day and night.
The gel (as seen above) is 3.53 oz. and comes in a jar. It is already quite a generous quantity for $62 and a little goes a long way; I have used this twice daily for two months and have hardly made a dent in it. What is most remarkable about it is the way that it blends into the skin.
It is cool to the touch and has absolutely no detectable scent; instead of being slippery or oily, it feels remarkably "clean" in texture and is simply a joy to apply.
The way I apply it is as follows: after cleansing my face with a cotton pad and the KGD Spa Water (a review on this amazing to come!), I scoop a dime-sized amount onto my finger. Then I dab it onto my forehead, both cheeks and chin and then carefully rub it in...it sinks into my skin in less than two seconds and doesn't look the slightest bit oily.
The result is simply comfortable, moisturized skin that looks balanced and feels calm. Although this product does not purport to provide any specific anti-aging benefits, my skin has never looked better. The website does, however, confirm that the Spa Gel contains "97% beautifying ingredients that have moisturization, anti-inflammation, tightening and whitening properties...that is enough for me.
I wholly recommend the KGD All in One Moisture Spa Gel and, when preceded by the KGD Spa Water (reviewed here) and followed by the KGD Maifanshi Color Makeup Base in yellow (review here), my face is perfectly prepped and primed for my foundation.