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2020 has changed our daily routines, including our beauty rituals. Though we may be taking care of our skin now more than ever, acne flare-ups and dull, dry skin have taken centre stage instead. The first thing we ought to inspect is the way we cleanse and what we’re using to do so. This is why Japanese brand Sekkisui has introduced its White Washing Cream.

To see if it helps to refine skin texture and prevent blemishes, we invited 10 readers to try the Sekkisui White Washing Cream. You’ll be pleased to know that its average verdict was a 4-star rating out of 5. Read on for more in-depth reviews!

About Sekkisui White Washing Cream

Sekkisui White Washing Cream

Harnessing the power of oriental herbal extracts, the Sekkisui White Washing Cream lathers up to produce a creamy foam that cleanses deep within your pores and washes away dead skin cells. Infused with Japanese and Chinese herbs, the formula leaves your skin beautifully translucent while its relaxing fragrance soothes your senses.

The cleanser also contains coix seed extract and pearl barley extract. These two ingredients work synergistically to moisturise and activate your skin’s metabolism for soft, clear, balanced skin, hours after you’ve cleansed. Simply wet your palms and face, dispense about 2cm of cleanser on your palms, lather well, and massage it on your face and neck.

Besides the 120g tube, the cleanser also comes in an 80g size – perfect for staycations. You’ll find a variety of products in the Sekkisui range, from skincare and makeup to sun protection. The affordable products can be found at 7-Eleven stores too, so you can pick up your skincare essentials along with your snacks.

Sekkisui White Washing Cream retails for S$7.90 (80g) and S$9.90 (120g) and is available at 7-Eleven stores islandwide. Check out the Sekkisui products on the 7-Eleven website and find your nearest store. 

Sekkisui White Washing Cream: 10 readers give their honest opinions

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Summary

All reviewers were impressed with Sekkisui White Washing Cream’s cleansing ability. They liked that a small amount of product could produce a generous amount of cleanser, which cleansed effectively without stripping the skin of moisture.

After two weeks, some of the reviewers even saw brighter skin and noticed a decrease in sebum production. Those who were struggling with acne saw a reduction in blemishes too. Most reviewers said they would continue using Sekkisui White Washing Cream and would recommend it to their friends and family.

Yun Zhen, 19

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Dull skin with uneven skin tone, visible pores, blackheads, and acne

I tend to avoid cleansers that leave my skin dry and tight, so I really enjoyed using the Sekkisui White Washing Cream. My skin felt refreshed and soft after cleansing. Throughout the day, my complexion was balanced but not greasy. It’s an easy and fuss-free product, and I loved how creamy the texture was.

While the cleanser did brighten my skin, I started to break out around my chin at the one week mark.

Disclaimer: Individual results may vary depending on skin type, sensitivity, age, skincare products combinations, or skincare history. 

Shoyele, 20

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Dehydrated, textured skin with uneven skin tone, visible pores, blackheads, and acne

When I first tried the cleanser, I enjoyed its pleasant scent as it didn’t smell too artificial. It foamed up easily with water and it felt nice and bubbly on my skin. My skin felt refreshed after cleansing and there was no residue left on my skin. I looked forward to using the product again.

After two weeks of use, my skin felt more balanced and not greasy. My face looked brighter and more luminous too, and thankfully, I didn’t experience any irritation from the product. While it was effective at cleansing my skin, I didn’t see a skin whitening effect after the trial.

Jie Min, 20

Skin type: Combination-oily skin
Skin concerns: Dull, textured skin with uneven skin tone, visible pores, blackheads, and acne

Sekkisui White Washing Cream Jie Min Before After

The packaging looked really pretty, but most importantly, a small amount of cleanser was able to lather up really well. My skin felt clean and fresh, not dehydrated at all.

I have a slightly oily T-zone with small bumps on my forehead and occasional acne when I’m feeling stressed. The Sekkisui White Washing Cream has definitely helped smooth out the uneven bumps on my forehead, and it prevents acne too! During my exam period, I would typically break out on my forehead and cheeks, but throughout this entire period, not a single blemish surfaced. I was really so pleasantly surprised!

After two weeks, my complexion looked more even-toned. My face felt softer and more supple, and it definitely felt more balanced throughout the day. I really love this cleanser and would definitely keep using this daily.

Nicole, 21

Skin type: Combination-oily skin
Skin concerns: Dull skin with acne

When I used the cleanser for the first time, I noticed that it foamed up really easily even with a small amount. It left my face feeling soft, clean, and more moisturised too. It kept my face feeling smooth throughout the day, and I didn’t have to worry about my skin getting greasy later on during the day.

Two weeks later, my skin texture felt smoother and more refined. My skin doesn’t feel dry or oily throughout the day. My face looks less red now and it has a more even tone. This makes me feel better about myself and gives me more confidence.

Sherry, 24

Skin type: Combination-oily skin
Skin concerns: Dull, textured skin with uneven skin tone and acne

Sekkisui White Washing Cream Sherry Before After

I look for cleansers that can cleanse my skin without leaving it feeling dry and taut. My ideal cleanser should also have a pleasant scent to enhance the whole experience. Fortunately, the Sekkisui White Washing Cream checks all those boxes. I love the scent, and it lathers up quickly too. A small dollop was enough for my entire face and neck!

After two weeks, my skin felt softer, smoother, and more supple. My skin isn’t as reactive as it used to be, and it didn’t break out as much as it used to. It didn’t get greasy throughout the day too. Compared to the gel cleanser I was using previously, this one was better at controlling sebum production, and my skin didn’t feel as tight after cleansing too.

I love how dense the foam is and how the cleanser made my skin complexion brighter! I would definitely recommend this to my friends and family. This will be one of my must-haves in my skincare routine!

Hui En, 18

Skin type: Combination skin
Skin concerns: Textured skin with visible pores and blackheads

I don’t like it when a cleanser leaves my skin dry and tight, because my skin will produce even more sebum to compensate for it. The Sekkisui White Washing Cream left my skin feeling clean, soft, and balanced throughout the day. I love the scent of the product too!

My skin feels refreshed after cleansing, and I did not experience any irritation from the product. After a week, my face felt softer and more supple. The texture of my skin became smoother and more refined as well. I also noticed a brighter, more radiant complexion.

After two weeks, my skin didn’t feel as greasy throughout the day as it did before. I’ve also received compliments from family and friends on my skin too. This is hands down the best cleanser I’ve tried.

Albee, 20

Skin type: Normal, dry skin
Skin concerns: Dehydrated, textured skin with uneven skin tone, visible pores, and blackheads

A little goes a long way with this cleanser. After using it for the first time, my skin felt really clean and fresh. There was no product residue left on my skin too. Throughout the day, my skin felt refreshed, balanced, and not greasy.

After two weeks of use, my skin still felt balanced and I didn’t experience any irritation from the product. It’s fuss-free and really compatible with my skin type.

Valerie, 20

Skin type: Combination-oily skin
Skin concerns: Dull, dehydrated, textured skin with blackheads and whiteheads

Sekkisui White Washing Cream Valerie Before After

Since it was in my favourite colour, I found the packaging really cute! The cleanser has a clean scent with a hint of sweetness to it, and it foams up pretty well without creating a mess. When I tried it for the first time, my skin felt clean yet hydrated – it didn’t leave any sort of tight feeling after that.

This is the only cleanser I’ve used that visibly reduces sebum immediately after the first use. It really cleans the skin without leaving it dry and stripped of moisture. After two weeks, my skin felt softer, smoother and more supple. My skin felt more balanced too.

Overall, it was a very pleasant experience and I was honestly surprised by how well it performed judging from its price point. I was a little sceptical about its claims at first, but it ended up being everything I wanted in a cleanser. I would definitely be repurchasing this after finishing it and I’ll be sharing this with my friends as well!

Xaveir, 20

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone skin
Skin concerns: Dull, dehydrated, textured skin with visible pores and blackheads

When I used it for the first time, I noticed that a little product goes a long way as it foams up very well. It doesn’t have an overpowering scent, so it’s good. After I rinsed it off, my skin looked brighter and felt cleaner. My skin didn’t feel dry or tight too, and it felt soft and balanced throughout the day.

Having used this cleanser for two weeks, I can safely say that my skin looks brighter and more radiant. Initially, I thought it might cause my skin to break out because brightening cleansing products always break me out somehow. However, the Sekkisui White Washing Cream didn’t do that and it managed to brighten my skin tone too. I liked that it’s very affordable and it’s a fuss-free product to use.

Sharon, 25

Skin type: Combination skin
Skin concerns: Dull, dehydrated skin with visible pores and blackheads

Sekkisui White Washing Cream Sharon Before After

When it comes to cleansers, I look for one with the ability to cleanse without leaving my skin feeling dry or tight. Thankfully, the Sekkisui White Washing Cream was able to do that, and it kept my skin soft and smooth throughout the day.

The cleanser didn’t leave any residue on my skin. Instead, it left my skin supple and balanced. For its affordable price, the packaging looked expensive too. My skin didn’t feel irritated after cleansing, which is why I wanted to continue using the product after I used it for the first time.

After two weeks, my skin felt much softer and more supple. It appeared brighter and more radiant too. Plus, my skin texture looked and felt more refined. Overall, the cleanser has worked very well for my skin type – even better than ones I’ve used in the past. My skin doesn’t feel as dry in the mornings, and it was less reactive in general.