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Koh Gen Do’s mission is to bring out the beauty in every woman, no matter what her skin type or color. The website describes:

It all began with an actress and her sensitive skin.  Long, grueling hours shooting movies and TV shows under the glare of stage lights aggravated her skin condition.  She began her quest for makeup that protected her skin from dryness and exhaustion brought on by harsh conditions. Her search inspired the creation of Koh Gen Do. Koh Gen Do began developing makeup that didn’t contain petroleum-based products, synthetic fragrances and colors, but only natural ingredients derived from Japanese and Chinese herbs.  The products caught on immediately among other actresses and the company’s reputation spread by word of mouth.

The company creates skin care and makeup. I tried 3 products from the makeup line:

Maifanshi Moisture Foundation ($55.00) — This is a mineral makeup cream foundation that turns into liquid foundation when applied as it has 60% water encapsulated into the formula to give you the superior coverage of a cream foundation and a smooth, sheer finish like a liquid foundation. It claims to create a poreless, smooth impression, yet is gentle to the skin. Along with 60% water, this foundation also contains 30% highly refined oils and 10% powder to keeps skin moist and from drying out — and it is supposed to wear for 10 hours. There are 12 shades available, I like 001, which is the lightest shade. I find that it does go on smoothly and is not two light or heavy — it feels great on. My face looks flawless all day long. 

Chiffon Lip Balm ($37.00) – “Skin care and lipcolor – all in one clever lip balm.” This balm contains Japanese Cherry Extract, Apricot Extract, Yogurt Extract, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin E, to help dullness; Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil, and Olive Squalane to fade creasing lines;  Super Hyaluronic Acid, Royal Jelly Extract and Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil to stop peeling and a special light powder that uses natural light to neutralize bacteria and gently care for sensitive lips. The balm also contains a soft pink pigment that adds luster to the lips. This is a beautiful, soft balm that I like to wear out, because it makes my lips look as lovely as they feel! 

Maifanshi Lipstick ($35.00) — Does not contain artificial colors, fragrance, petroleum-based mineral oil or parabens. This is available in 8 soft colors. I have been wearing Coral Pink, which is a soft peachy-pink color. It is very sheer, and adds a soft gleam to the lips. It feels like a lip balm once applied and is VERY moisturizing.

I highly recommend this Japanese luxury brand when you are in the mood for a splurge — especially the lip balm and lipstick. It’s always nice to have something that makes you feel special.

Visit www.kohgendocosmetics.com to purchase these fabulous products!

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