January 19, 2010

Rosette Hello Kitty Apple Gommage Review

Doods, busiest day evers for the Muse. Happy Tuesday chickets! We are halfway over the hump…kinda…sorta…not really.

Since we babbled a little about the new Rosette Hello Kitty Collection I thought I’d review some more of the line today for you!




I briefly spoke to you yesterday about how Rosette has introduced a limited edition collection with a Hello Kitty theme. Obviously, the packaging is what appeals the most on these cute pieces. The collection consists of two cleansers, one for normal skin, one for acne, a facial peel, and a 4 in 1 moisturizer. Today I’ll be reviewing the Rosette Hello Kitty Apple Gommage for you.

I personally find gommages sparse in the US market where as they are common place in the Asian skin care world. A gommage is a gentler exfoliator that isn’t quite your typical scrub. It’s not grainy, it’s not sugary but it is none the less considered an exfoliator of sorts. Gommages are commonly known as facial peels. The basic idea is to apply the product onto dry skin and rub it away. The rubbing action helps to rid your skin of dead skin cells. It all my experiences with this type of peel/exfoliator I’m never really sure if it’s doing much for my skin but I will say my skin feels squeaky clean after use.

Rosette Hello Kitty Apple Gommage is a gentle facial peel. It’s scented like crisp apples and makes my feel extra soft after use. It’s a typical gommage in the fact that’s it’s a gel formula. I apply a quarter size amount to my dry face and massage in. As I massage the product begins to break up and pill into small balls (you can see close up action of this effect in my photos below). This is NOT skin just the product “peeling” away. After use my skin feels noticeably softer and squeaky clean.

Overall, it’s a rather nice little peel. As I mentioned above I really can never tell if it’s doing much for me. My skin at the moment is quite normal however if I was flaky or dry I do find I need to use a scrub rather than a peel to really slough away dry, dead skin. I actually do like this over a regular grainy formula as I find regular scrubs of this type tend to dry my skin out so this is nice for as my skin is behaving nicely as of late!

I got mine at retail from JpMon but you can grab it at YesStyle for $18. Please keep in mind this about three times the retail price in Japan as the product runs a mere $6 or so dollars in drugstores but if you’re REALLY into Hello Kitty and aren’t interested in doing an order from JPMon you can indulge from YesStyle.

Disclosure: The following item was purchased by me for review purposes (and because I like flinging my money at makeup products of any kind) on Musings of a Muse. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

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  • suz

    you suck!!! *j/k’s!!! stop making me want Rosette hello kitty line!!! now I want this for MYSELF!

  • Lisa Kate

    Damn Hello Kitty’s cuteness! I want this…but only for the cute factor (and not $18 worth!)! Hmm maybe I can make my hubs (whose an artist) paint Hello Kitty on a lotion bottle for me XD

  • Heather

    Um.. I covet this for myself. Must have, but my refrain from buying it. Oh, the misery of loving such cuteness, haha.

  • suz

    it’s more than cute. I love my best friend hello kitty…lol am 23 I should back off…but heck am still a kid and hello kitty is “fashionable” in america now…before it wasnt so all is cool…but the product is wicked nice it seems.

    • the Muse

      ha suz same here, love me some HK! My kitchen is filled with it. toaster, microwave, etc…:-D

      • Del

        errr…I never knew HK wasn’t fashionable!?! LOL…I love her too – got some of my stuff from jr. high still – HK metal tins & Keroppi! (could be considered vintage soon hahha) I love that Target carries their stuff for girls & Hot Topic has some stuff too – my sis got me the cutest Keroppi shirt – he’s lookin at a real frog & saying “OMG!” My sis has a shirt w/HK holding a bowl of miso soup & it says “Miso cute!” hahahha…

        • the Muse

          hey del I adore her too! My kitchen is done up with various HK! Toaster, coffee maker, etc 🙂 awww so cutes!!!!!! I adore HK!

  • kittylover08

    i just got mine, ordered it after i read your review, thank you so much for the review……it ‘s sooooooooo cute! it smells amazing, =) (just sharing)

  • TroubleThree

    I thought I’d say I 1st bought this product in Tokyo when I thought I had forgot my face wash @ home, but found after buying the HK Apple Gommage. I finally used it @ home one day and found that it was a peel. WOW!!!! My skin felt fantastic! I use it now about once every week or 2 weeks, depending on how much makeup I wear. I convinced my hubby to order it for me, the price is sooooo worth it, especially if you have Rosacea. One tube lasts me about 1 1/2 yrs. Just thought I’d share! <3 this stuff!!!!!! 🙂

  • LMH

    I know this is super after the fact, but I want to comment on this product anyway. I’ve been dealing with some annoying adult acne on and off for the past three years and my facial skin is pretty oily. I don’t know what exactly is in this product (seems like a bunch of fruit extract, but I can’t read all the kanji on the bottle), but it’s really cleared up most of the acne and evened out my skin tone. Of course it’s not a fix-all, but I’ve noticed that when I stop using it, my skin goes right back to blemishes all over. I usually combine it with another cleanser (I’m using Biore right now to great effect), with the gommage after. The packaging can be deceiving to some, but this is actually a great product (for me at least!).