Koh Gen Do All in One Moisture Spa Gel

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.

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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.
koh gen do gel
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.

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Comments (4)

  • cookie Reply

    beauty professor, this sounds like an interesting product. just wondering if this 'gel' is as gel-like in texture as other facial gels? would you say it's more like a cream?

    i am intrigued in something that helps sooth my flaky skin, but have found that my skin doesn't usually absorb gels very well. other facial gels (like ones by clinique and origins, for example), just sit atop my skin.


    April 23, 2012 at 3:39 am
  • The Beauty Professor Reply

    Hello Cookie…thanks for your question. This product is definitely more gel-like in texture than it is cream-like. One of its strongest points is that, unlike other gels I've experienced, this product is instantly absorbed into the skin upon application…there is absolutely no residue in my experience.

    In addition, because there is no scent, my husband has tried applying it after shaving or when he is feeling dry and has been pleased with the results! If are looking for a moisturizing gel for sensitive skin that is absorbed immediately, this may just be the product for you : ) Do keep me posted on what you end up deciding and thanks so much for reading…The Beauty Professor

    April 23, 2012 at 4:39 am
  • Carol Reply

    Hi!! Im a makeup artist in Brazil…next week i'm going to Ny and i was wondering: Do you think this is a good moisturizer for use on clients? Most of women don't treat their skin so i like to use something before starting the makeup. thanks

    October 16, 2013 at 5:16 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Carol,

      Thanks for your question. This is a great, lightweight moisturizer for all skin types and would be excellent for your clients due to its pure ingredients and gel texture…highly recommended!

      Enjoy your trip to NY!


      –The Beauty Professor

      October 18, 2013 at 5:26 am

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