Let the Muse tell you all about Kose Happy Bath Day. Ok, so Kose makes this line of bath and body goodies entitled Happy Bath Day. Dontcha just dig on the name? As in Happy Birthday but it’s a bath and body line so it’s named Happy Bath Day…OMG cute or what? It’s the little things in life that make the Muse smile.
Recently Kose introduced a cleansing oil and a cleansing foam to the Happy Bath Day Collection. Interesting development considering that for the most part it’s always been about the body and not the face.
Have a little jump to learn more about the cleansing oil!
You know how I’m always hyped about rose scents right? The thing is I’ve tried quite a few pieces from the Kose Happy Bath Day Collection and must say the scent is so not thrilling. Hello Old Lady! It’s rose but it has this strange grandmotherly underlay that’s just terribly gross to my nose.
My mentality for purchasing the Kose Happy Bath Day Cleansing Oil was, “wow maybe it’ll be fragrance-free because it’s for your face plus look at that cute packaging”. Seriously, present me with a pink bottle of cleansing oil and watch the fire works in my eyes. I was in lust as soon as I seen the cute bottle so I was completely ignoring the fact that Happy Bath Day smelled like my great grandmother.
I got the oil and proceeded to love it. It’s a typical cleansing oil but it packs good quality behind it with a thick, hydrating formula that rinses clean away. It works as any other cleansing oil does by massaging onto a dry face and emulsifying with a bit of water before completely rinsing off makeup. I really love it. I thought the thicker formula was particularly delightful as it’s a bit less runny than a normal cleansing oil and it feels very moisturizing on my skin. It’s not as effective as I’d like on waterproof mascara but I really could care less since I normally attack my eyes with an eye makeup remover prior to washing my face.
God I can’t get over the stench. I just really can’t stand the smell at all. As I mentioned I adore rose scents but Happy Bath Day gets it all wrong. I can’t really pick apart exactly where it goes wrong. For the most part you get a nice rose note but the problem is it’s overpowered by a powdery dry down with a mix of other cheaper floral notes that makes it cloying.
Overall, the cleansing oil is fantastic and well worthy of a haul so long as you can get over the stench you should be golden otherwise you may want to skip.
I purchased from Japan at retail but Sasa has close to retail at $11.40.
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