I apply it with clean hands after washing my face. I would not recommend using a cotton pad or any other tool to apply. The consistency is very fluid so if you used a cotton pad or any other tool it would mostly be absorbed by the tool. (side note - I suggest you pump a small amount at a time because a little goes a long way)
Either will work. I received a free sample of the Shiseido facial cotton when I purchased the Ibuki line, and it worked really well to apply it, but I didn't worry about purchasing it when I ran out. It's not so liquid as to run through your fingers, and I think it's actually more economical (you need less because none of it gets soaked into the cotton pad). I usually don't even need a full pump to cover my whole face. Just make sure your fingers are clean so you aren't redepositing oil and dirt onto your face.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
We recommend using the Shiseido Facial Cotton to apply this product: http://goo.gl/3a096W
answered 4 months, 3 weeks ago