Tuesday, 27 December 2011

KOH: Body Skin Sensation Review



I like the techie design of this canister. I can easily imagine someone in a lab coat and with cryoprotective gloves and a full-face shield gently removing a mini cryovial from this 8.5" tall liquid nitrogen storage vessel.


Okay, that's not what it is.

You already know it's a beauty product: KOH Body Skin Sensation. I've heard it being referred to as a body mist at the KOH Experience Shop and so I thought it was something you would just spritz on your body and you're done. KOH had kindly passed me a sample of Body Skin Sensation a while back to try out and I have to say, even though you do spritz it, the liquid doesn't exactly disperse in fine droplets, like body mists do. Instead, it is a bit like pumping out some lightweight low-viscous body lotion. You would get a runny blob out and you would spread that on your skin.


Then, you would notice two things:

• the scent
It has the swwwweet heavy fragrance that is typical across the KOH Body Sensations range of products. The KOH Body Sensations line features extracts of the cherry blossom and this product is no exception. I like the scent - it's floral candy sweet, very feminine and sensual - and it stays on for several hours. The scent turns mildly powdery over time and its ever-present floral sweetness gradually becomes a low unobtrusive hum.

• the texture
After rubbing/applying it on the skin, you will notice how smooth the skin feels, like you have put on a thin layer of invisible glove. The silky smooth effect that it leaves on the skin is very similar to the effect that one gets after applying the KOH Sensational Silk Experience, a handcare product that has anti-ageing properties. I don't have this latter product but I have tried it before during a promotion at the KOH Experience Shop.



I had a look at the list of ingredients found at the bottom of this KOH Body Skin Sensation bottle and it says that it has silk powder:

Cyclopentasiloxane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, 100% silk powder, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Prunus Avium Extract, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Limonene, Eugenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxysohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Alpha-isomethylionone

I've been using it mainly on my hands/arms and my neck. I know it smells and feels nice but try to resist getting overzealous with application. Applying too much can leave a thin, faintly conspicuous, white, powdery layer on the skin. It could be the silk powder. So, go easy on the application. A thin layer would do.


I haven't got the product blurb for Body Skin Sensation - my sample came in a black velvet KOH drawstring bag - and I don't see this product on the KOH website either. As far as I know, it is not available in KOH's external retail points (eg: parfumerie stores). You will find Body Skin Sensation in the KOH Experience Shops in Amsterdam and Eindhoven. The price in October was €69.95 (200ml) but it would be best to check for the latest offer/price if you happen to drop by any of the KOH shops.


I've been using it for two months and I can't say at this point that it's a moisturising product. It's probably not meant to be one anyway. The emphasis is really on the fragrance and the silky smooth effect on the skin. Perhaps in the long run, it will have an anti-ageing effect on the skin due to the presence of silk powder in the formula.

To find out more about silk in beauty products: Usual Unusual Ingredients - Silk

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sleek and stylish canister. It's beautiful and the body skin sensation itself sounds delightful. I can imagine it must be a lovely scent. Take care, Nicole x

Btw I love your post on silk my dear.

Witoxicity said...

@Nicole
Thank you, Nicole! It's been a really long time since I wrote a Usual Unusual Ingredients post. It's time-consuming but I really enjoyed writing such articles. I must get back to it! Have a good week! :)

MissDoll said...

The bottle definitely looks lovely

Witoxicity said...

@MissDoll
I agree! :)

Anonymous said...

Stylish! Classy! This canister has some cool Sci-Fi features and it would look awesome on ones vanity table. ;)

I also love the scent of cherry blossom and the drawstring bag looks great too, so it's definitely a lemming.

Btw beautiful "magazine-like"pics. "KTee"xx

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
You're right! It would fit right in as a lovely vanity table adornment. :D Thank you for your kind words, KTee! The beautiful bottle design deserves some "magazine-like" pics. I did my best. Hey, I hope you're having a good week! :)

Nikki said...

Wat een stijlvolle fles. <3

Ziet er geweldig. Ik ga dit zeker even bekijken als ik in een KOH shop ben. Het lijkt mij ook lekker ruiken. Groetjes

Witoxicity said...

@Nikki
Ja, KOH heeft altijd stijlvolle verpakkingen en producten. Deze fles is zeker het bewijs daarvan. Als je ooit één van de Body Sensations producten hebt geroken, dan weet je ongeveer hoe het ruikt - heel zoet! Groetjes! :D