Koh Gen Do
Why We Like Koh Gen Do
"Koh Gen Do is the ultimate skin savior, especially on the days your complexion is looking and feeling a little worse for wear. Their gentle and nourishing skin solutions are expertly formulated to nurture your natural radiance, so that you can bring your skin back to life without a single drop of makeup."
Written by Carly Cochrane, Beauty Editor
In 1986, renowned Japanese actress Ai Saotome was desperate to overcome her stressed skin. With hours spent in heavy makeup and under sweltering lights, Ai's complexion was depleted and lacked the fresh glow she craved.
Inspired by her need and the deeply rooted skincare rituals of her country, Ai set out to create a line of pure and healthy skincare that would deliver radiant skin on and off screen. Enter: Koh Gen Do.
Born in Tokyo and raised on movie sets around the world, Koh Gen Do fuses the planet's most precious botanicals with Japanese skincare technology in order to create formulas that nourish, protect and revive a natural complexion.
Since launching over 30 years ago, Koh Gen Do has become a firm favorite among professional makeup artists and can often be found on the sets of blockbuster movies – because healthy, dewy skin that's enriched with natural essences looks as fresh on camera as it does in real life.
Browse the full Koh Gen Do collection and discover the iconic, gentle formulations that repair, refresh and illuminate skin.
Where can you get Koh Gen Do products in the US?
Koh Gen Do can be bought from a number of leading stores in the US, such as Skinstore, Macy's and Neiman Marcus. You can also get these products from Skincare RX and eCosmetics.
Frequently Asked Questions about Koh Gen Do
Are the products free of added fragrance?
Their products do not contain synthetic fragrances.
Do they have any mineral oil-free products?
Mineral oil does not feature in any of their formulas or products.
Are Koh Gen Do products, formulations or ingredients cruelty-free and not animal-tested?
This brand’s whole line is cruelty-free which means they don’t test their products or formulations on animals.
Is alcohol an ingredient in any of their products?
Koh Gen Do avoid using alcohol as an ingredient in their products when possible.
Are these products free from questionable ingredients such as Parabens?
For those concerned about parabens, Koh Gen Do have a number of products that are paraben-free.
When it comes to my cosmetic products, I follow a strictly vegan regime. Are Koh Gen Do 100% vegan-friendly?
Not all of Koh Gen Do products are vegan-friendly, but some are made without animal-derived ingredients or by-products and are suitable for vegans. Where applicable, this is highlighted on the product page.
In what country are the products made?
They produce their products in the USA.