Keshimin Sealing Milk Review

There are certain products, whether due to packaging, branding, or hype, generate a lot of excitement. This is not one of those. However, I have a lot of lotions. If you check my empties posts, you’ll notice I rarely finish any, yet this bottle is nearly empty and I’m a little sad to see it go. I guess this means I liked using this a lot more than I’ve been conscious of and so I felt compelled to properly review it.

Product Name
The Japanese name is 薬用ケシミン密封乳液. I’ve seen it referred to as Keshimin Sealing Milk and Milky Lotion. 

Kobayashi Pharmaceuticals Co. 

Where does it fit in your routine?
I believe this is actually meant to be used as a moisturizer, but personally I have used it as an emulsion, moisturizer, and sleeping pack so it seems to be pretty versatile as long as you use after your serums step.

Size and Price
The bottle contains 130ML of product. I purchased this from Rakuten for ¥1,111, which is approximately $9.50. It is also available on Amazon for $13.01 and eBay for $16.04. I’ve also seen it sold at various Mitsuwa supermarkets if you prefer to pick one up in person.

This comes in a sturdy but not heavy plastic bottle covered in a plastic, bright pink sleeve. One small detail worth pointing out is the orange strip that says “もっちりうるおい肌.” I’ve seen similar looking pink bottles from Keshimin with different colored strips that are presumably different products in the same line.

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Color and texture
This is a white colored, thick, gooey, full-bodied lotion, more soupy than yogurt or cream, if that makes any sense. It’s viscous, kind of gel-like, but not sticky.

What’s in it? 

Acne Triggers & Irritants
Cosdna identifies butylene glycol (1), dimethicone (1), and Steareth-2 (2) as a acne triggers and Steareth-2 (2) and carbomer (1) as irritants.

Full Ingredients 


Active Ingredients/ Ascorbyl Glucoside, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
Other Ingredients/ Water, Sodium Hyaluronic Acid, Glycerin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl 2-ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Dimethicone, PEG-6 Sorbitan Stearate, Steareth-2, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Citrate, Sodium stearoyl glutamate, PPG-8-Ceteth-20, PPG-4-ceteth-20, Behenyl Alcohol, Paraben


The reason I bought this lotion is because of its inclusion of THDA. Although I use an L-Ascorbic Acid serum as my main form of Vitamin C, there are so many benefits to vitamin C that I liked the idea of having a secondary product to saturate my skin with the maximum amount of antioxidants it can take. That said, I have not noticed any brightening effects from using this lotion, despite the fact it contains dipotassium glycyrrhizate and two forms of Vitamin C.

The primary purpose of this lotion is to moisturize, and to that end this is a handy product to have around. As previously mentioned, it’s quite versatile. If I’m traveling or too tired to apply 5 different toners / emulsions / serums, this lotion can pull the weight of a few steps. It’s also got an interesting consistency where it’s fluid enough to hydrate but thick enough to be occlusive. When my skin is dehydrated, applying a thick layer of this as my final step instead of a traditional moisturizing cream at night helps restore my skin to normal the next morning. Something about the excess fluidity helps my skin take in more moisturizer than it normally can.

Example Routines with Keshimin Sealing Milk

Routine 1 // Routine 2 // Routine 3

The Takeaway

This is a very versatile lotion that is thick enough to work as an alternative to traditional moisturizing creams for dehydrated skin. It also contains a few interesting brightening and anti-aging ingredients, although those effects have yet to be seen.

Rating: 3.8/5

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4 thoughts on “Keshimin Sealing Milk Review

  1. Ren says:

    Hi, first time commenting! I have a Vitamin C serum from Moogoo that’s just made up of 25% Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Vitamin E and Squalane. Sadly it appears as if the Squalane breaks me out. I can send you my bottle if you’re interested, would be keen to hear your thoughts on it.

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