In AW2023, Kose changed Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsion to Cosme Decorte AQ Absolute Emulsion Micro Radiance.
If you are not familiar with Cosme Decorte and Albion skin care method, please see also Albion Skin Care Method. Shortly to say, it is Milk (Emulsion) first, the Lotion later, apply Cream as final step.
I got some samples of this AQ Absolute products before of the release, and purchased AQ Absolute Mulsion Micro Radiance #2 Rich.
Seems the bottle design is slightly changed. Below is previous formula of Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsion.
Here is the current Cosme Decorte AQ Absolute Emulsion Micro Radiance.
In current Micro Radiance Emulsion has 3 types, mine is #2, it is “Rich”.
As Cosme Decorte says, it is for 2 pushes, when you feel it is too much, you have no need to use 2 pushes, 1 push is pretty enough, also when you feel it is too light, please add pushes as you want.
It is already October, suddenly it changed to under 10C degrees in night to morning, but sometimes it is over 25 C degrees in noon. Also, it is so dried, it is Autumn.
It is not new for me that the method of Albion/ Cosme Decorte, and the floral scent of this AQ is posh and not strong (than old school AQMW or Excia AL). Of course there are no irritation for my sensitive skin, please pay attention, my skin condition is getting better right now, when I feel my skin condition is so bad, I use medicine, not those skin care products. I feel Albion Excia and Cosme Decorte milks/ emulsions are products for boosting my better skin condition to great. I do not promise it never harm for you, but so far, it is good for me. Also I do not recommend if you are an oil prone. For my drier skin, I need oils, indeed it can be too much for some of you.
Afterward of this AQ Emulsion, my skin is moisturized well, and am so satisfied. I feel my skin condition is better oil & water balance. Of course I did not feel anything irritation.
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Please let me compare it with other Cosme Decorte/ Albion/ Ignis milks.
I’d repeated the previous formula, but currently I don’t have samples for previous formula, I can not compare then and now.
For the comparisons, I apply 2 products one side by one side, total double quantity than the makers are recommending. I know Albion/ Ignis/ Cosme Decorte Milk/ Emulsion are good for boosting my tired/ stressed/coarse-looking skin to be restored itself to its optimum condition. It is not meaning that using double quantity is good for you, my skin condition is generally dry, and I rarely get acnes. I know my skin often responds so well as my experience. As I had mentioned above, you can control the quantity, and for me, it is often too much or too less. I choose quantity up to the condition.
Also, I need to describe several times in this blog, while this product worked well for me, please keep in mind that this product is purely skin care product. It’s not a medicine. There is no guarantee that it’ll help clear up your skin problem. If you do have a serious skin condition, we strongly recommend you see a dermatologist.
VS Excia Radiance Renew Emulsion ER
Left is this Absolute AQ Micro Radiance Rich, and right is Albion Excia Radiance Renew Emulsion ER. I should better to compare this AQ with Radiance Renew Emulsion R, but I don’t have that now. I put Excia almost the same quantity with 2 pushed AQ.
To my sorry, I found something not welcomed are shown in the reflection!
Anyway, let me compare Cosme Decorte Absolute AQ Micro Radiance Emulsion #2 Rich and this Excia Radiance Renew Milk ER.
Let me use cottons, as their recommend.
I felt AQ is a little bit quicker to be smooth.
I like both perfume. Both are stronger, if you are an perfume prone, they are not for you.
But on my face, both moisturized pretty well. Fantastic job.
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I am going to update below, few by few.
VS Ignis Moisturizing Efforia Milk
In the price zone, you may consider this AQ Milk with Ignis Moisturizing Efforia Milk.
AQ is 2 pushes, and whole of the package for Ignis, both are the quantities of makers are recommending,
Both sides are oilier but different kind, Ignis is a little bit slippy, and AQ is a little bit smoother, it can be due to the quantity.
You may be able to choose due to the scent.
I also like the scent of Ignis. Both are wonderful.
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Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsion ER VS Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsion
This “AQ Emulsion” line, there are two types, simply “Emulsion”, and “Emulsion ER”. What I bought is “Emulsion ER”, the ER means Extra Rich. this formula is for super dry skin, and I bought it again at Jan of 2018. I also got a sample of “Emulsion”, it must be lighter, indeed it does not meaning it is not oily. Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsions are oily products.
Anyway, the comparison.
Due to this cold weather, I am writing this section with seeing snow on the air. The texture of ER is harder than the pictures what I took in September 2017 to November 2017 you may see after this section. I used all of the package of “Emulsion”, and ER side is 4 pushes with seeing the quantity.
On my face, I found it is exactly they are difference. I felt both of my sides afterward are smooth and well moisturised. But ER side is more and more richer and oilier, and the Emulsion side is simply smoother. My skin condition is better as the season of Jan, but I need add oils to keep this condition. In person this “ER” is mine.
Comparing with Exage
Exage Activation Moisture Milk #3
I was asked the difference between this AQ Emulsion ER and Exage Activation Moisture Milk.
Due to the price zone, I know some of the repeaters of Excage milks are stepping up to Cosme Decorte AQ or other products.
What I carry now is Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsion ER, simply I compared with Exage Milk #3. Both are two pushes each.
Both are wonderful milks, and the biggest difference is the scent. Both are floral, and I like the posh scent of AQ. This scent is one of the biggest reason why I use Cosme Decorte AQ.
The texture & my skin afterward are surprisingly not so much big difference. To know the difference, I thought Exage #2 may be better.
At least in this stage, if Exage #3 is fitting to you, this AQ Emulsion ER is too expensive for the performance, I thought.
Exage Activation Moisture Milk #2
Yes, Exage #2 is lighter than Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsion ER.
I thought if you are satisfied with Exage Activation Milk, I guess this Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsion is simply too expensive. I am not satisfied with Albion milks, on the view point of the scent. I like this one.
If you want to know the different between this Cosme Decorte AQ Emulsion ER and Infinesse Derma Pump Milk, please check this article: Albion INFINESSE DERMA PUMP MILK is the quickest to be smooth among Albion milks!