Daiso VS Kinohimitsu: Detox Patches – Steal or Splurge?

by xin on April 4, 2011

Detox patches have been in market for a while, which I believe Kinohimitsu is one of the pioneers.

The main benefits of the detox patches are: detox and relieve body aches.

Detox patches use the principle of reflexology to absorb toxin circulating or accumulating at the soles of the feet. The soles are the central reflex points connected to the whole body. When you attach the detox patches on the sole of a foot, it activates the cell of the place where it attaches, improve blood circulation. So when you apply the detox patches at the sole, you can expel harmful toxin from your whole body.

daiso vs kinohimitsu

Recently, I bought some detox patches from Daiso, and I just can’t help but to wonder: How will the cheap ones fare?

2 types of detox patches here: RM5 from Daiso and RM25 from Kinohimitsu.  Both are ‘hot health pad’.

daiso vs kinohimitsu content

RM5: Straight out from packet, nothing fancy.

RM25: Comes with a resealable bag in excessive packaging.

daiso vs kinohimitsu content 2

RM5: Sole saps are in a single pack. No herbal smell.

RM25: Sole saps sealed separately so u can use one at a time (eg on your shoulder or arm). You can smell herbs from the sap.

daiso feet patch

Stick the sole sap with words onto the center of the adhesive sheet.

daiso feet patch 2

And stick it when you are on the bed.

Movement is still possible with the sap on but might be a little bit troublesome.

Now….ready to see the results?


From Daiso. Errr quite eeky. I have used a few and all turned out to be dark brown.

The Kinohimitsu was my first try and they were in brown.

On the right, you see some empty spot which was because the sole sheet was not pressed tightly to my foot.

Colors on the used detox patches:

  • Black – heave toxin deposit, weak body condition
  • Brown – generally, health is in an okay condition, normal waste deposit
  • Grey – excellent health condition, little toxins in body

To be honest, I felt nothing special after using the Daiso, but my feet felt slightly lighter after using the Kinohimitsu. Could this be psychological since I have spent so much $ on a single pair?

From the Kinohimitsu info, we have to use it for 2 weeks consecutively to feel/notice the ‘refreshed’ feeling, then use it 1 or 2 weekly.

As much as I would like to see a difference, but I really am not sure if I could use it for 14 days in a row due to the price.  I don’t mind using Daiso’s ones for 14 days straight though.  Who knows I will see some results too after using it for long? 😉

Now, anyone has any experiences to share? Did you really enjoy some benefits after using any detox patch like this? Or you have another brand to recommend?

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

rinnah April 4, 2011 at 4:25 pm

I actually wonder what are those eeky black/brown deposits… are they really toxins being drawn out of our bodies? 😛


prettybeautiful April 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

i wonder too! if it’s not, what is it? maybe the heat from our sole changes the color of the sap?


Nikki April 4, 2011 at 9:35 pm

oh my I’ve seen these and I’ve tried these once! I do wonder if they really work! Just like Rinnah i have the same question on top of my head!


prettybeautiful April 5, 2011 at 10:36 am

I wish i were a scientist to debunk the myth myself!!!


tata April 5, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I’ve tried Kinohimitsu for more than 14 weeks and I didn’t feel any difference. So.. hmm… don’t think it’s effective. My friend ever tried Cosway’s and said that her hand sore disappear immediately the second day. But I myself never tried Cosway’s as I already lose hope in detox patched after spending so much on Kino. ><


ira February 22, 2012 at 11:14 am

my husband likes this foot patch stuff. he tried from so many types of brands from the expensive ones like Kino till the no-name one sold in boxes of 100. the ultimate workability of those are about the same. but his preference is on the Cosway ones. i used to buy those when i was cosway member few years ago. somehow he felt the freshness and easier to sleep n wake up early in the morning.

for myself.. no difference as i dont have much toxin.. even used overnight, never turn brown or black.. just like dry-greyish.. so i do not continue using it.


fadzly June 8, 2012 at 11:44 pm

i bought the daiso one. The one you mentioned above (from daiso) is not a toxin pad. It’s a pad for heating the feet (for those who are sensitive to cold at night).
Another similar pad from daiso (in blue colour, that i bought just few hours ago) is to ‘absorb excessive moisture & have effects of negative ions to refreshes body and mind’. Which i’m not quite sure if they detox or not. But i bought them anyway. 🙂

Just saying here, you’re comparing a different product which have the same look.


SaltvinegarTata June 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

This looks really interesting but I doubt “toxins” will purge from ur soles just by applying a patch on it.. Worth trying for novelty sake though


Mandy February 6, 2016 at 2:24 pm

foot patch from Kinohimitsu and daiso is similar (serve nothing much to your health really), all are OEM from China at cost about USD1 to 1.5 dollar of one box. What is the difference of these two brands is that Kinohimitsu is substantially over priced.


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