Product Review: Kanebo Freshel MoistLift EX Moisture Milk

Kanebo Freshel Moist Lift EX Moisture Milk
Kanebo Freshel Moist Lift EX Moisture Milk

Currently, I am using the Freshel MoistLift EX Moisture Milk by Kanebo. Freshel is a very popular brand by Kanebo – and within Freshel there are two lines – Freshel White C, a whitening line, and Freshel Moist Lift, a moisturizing line for women in their early 30s.

The Freshel MoistLift Ex Moisture Milk is for dry skin. It contains collagen, amino acids, silk protein extract and sodium hyaluronate which will provide long lasting moisture to dry and dehydrated skin.

The texture is surprisingly fluid – inside the beautiful frosted glass bottle, the product pours out very easily (for those who complain about Laneige’s emulsions being hard to pour out, this is not the case here). It has no fragrance and I actually really love the feel of it on my skin – it is very hydrating but feel very light. It does a great job hydrating my dehydrated dry sensitive skin. I usually use this under a night cream at night and sunscreen during the day.

I have always felt that the cheaper lines by major Japanese brands such as Shiseido, Kanebo and Kose are very high quality and better than most mid to high range western brands, and this product reinforces my belief. This product retails around US$11.00 for 120ml, but it works so much better than many expensive moisturizers I have used!

If you live in California, you can find most of these cheaper line products by Kanebo, Kose, Sana, etc. at the local Japanese grocery stores.


10 comments on Product Review: Kanebo Freshel MoistLift EX Moisture Milk

  1. Cindy
    April 11, 2009 at 6:23 am (8 years ago)

    Hi, I am another one of those lazy people that just decided to have a skin care regimen and I am so confused and scared. I have normal to dry skin…but during my youth years…acne took over my face and now left me with battle scars….im in my early 30’s…would you recommend Kanebo or Isa Knox…pls give me some suggestions… a mother of a 2 yr old….im tired, stressed….my skin is showing lines around my mouth….

  2. Joseibi
    April 13, 2009 at 2:02 pm (8 years ago)

    Hi Cindy,

    I have a 17 month old so I know how tough it is to find time for yourself! I usually use stuff that takes the least amount of time – like sleeping packs. I am more inclined to recommend Kanebo over Isa Knox solely because Isa Knox is heavily fragranced. Kanebo has different lines too, so it really depends on what you need. If you no longer have acne, you can try Kanebo’s Freshel MoistLift line, it is very good and moisturizing (choose the version for dry skin).

    Just to warn you, most of the Korean products have very strong fragrance. I have used most of those brands and because I have sensitive skin and sensitive towards strong smell, I don’t use them anymore, except Sulwhasoo.

    You may want to try the sleeping packs – Kanebo has one (Freshel White C Night Essence) you wear as the last step of your skin care regimen before bed, it is a treatment mask and it works very well for me, and my skin looks much brighter (needed it because of lack of sleep – new moms would know!) in the morning! 🙂

  3. Julia
    July 16, 2010 at 1:59 am (7 years ago)

    I am Julia from Burma. Last month I bought kanebo ex moisture from Burma and it cost about 22$ . why the price is so different?

  4. Joseibi
    July 17, 2010 at 11:17 am (7 years ago)

    Dear Julia,

    Prices of imported products will differ from country to country, that’s just the way it is and the pricing depends on the sellers.

  5. Eva
    July 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm (7 years ago)

    Hello to buy Kanebo Fresh moist EX Lift Moisture Milk. Where to buy this product and subscribe to the Internet? I am from Slovenia, Europe.

  6. Joseibi
    August 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi Eva,

    You can try, or, these will ship to you worldwide. 🙂

  7. yee
    February 5, 2011 at 2:04 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for your suggestions to other people.And I also would like to suggest for me.You said that you’ve used freshel white C night cream after ex moist lift milk lotion.Is it ok to use different lines at the same time?Is it also suitable for 30’s woman?May I know your daily skin care step?Are you also tho one user of Kanebo?I hope that you will reply.

    • Joseibi
      February 7, 2011 at 12:05 pm (6 years ago)

      Dear yee,

      I used Kanebo Freshel White C and MoistLift EX moisture milk a long time ago…the Moistlift line is for 30+ age group, Freshel White C I believe is for all ages. You can mix and match depending on what you like, but if you want whitening, I personally find it much more synergistic to use the entire line – you see more results that way.

      Nowadays I am using Korean skincare, I was using The History of Whoo Gongjinhyang: Seol for a month, this month I am using su:m37 WaterFull during the day and White Award at night. The whitening from Seol line is amazing!

  8. Falanie
    May 3, 2011 at 10:28 am (6 years ago)

    Dear Joseibi,
    Would you please please provide me with a list of ingredients? I’m wondering if it has parabens. I’m very interested in this product, yet I’m only 23 years old. Do you think this one is suitable for me or would you recommend another moisturizer? Thanks so much in advance for your time and your response

    • Joseibi
      May 5, 2011 at 1:49 pm (6 years ago)


      I don’t have the list of ingredients but I am certain it contains parabens from what I remember. The MoistLift series is meant for 30+ age group so you may be too young for it. You can always try Sofina Jenne line which is for 20+ age group.


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