Every year at this time, new whitening / brightening products get beautifully displayed on beauty counters. Japanese skin whitening products are continuously evolving, adjusting to women’s new needs and technological prowess brings more efficacy. So where are we this year in term of approaches to skin whitening and what new innovations can we find on the market?
Have you heard about Albion? It’s a Japanese prestige cosmetic brand, especially recognized for its skincare, with a history of more than 60 years! The brand may loose in fame compared to SK-II or Shiseido, however, Albion is supported and loved by a big number of core fans. So here is a summary of the brand and one of its long-sellers as well as the latest products.
At the Premium Beauty & Health Show that took place in Tokyo from Feb. 6 to 9, I discovered a new type of shampoo, again, fitting the concept of “time-saving“, in favor of busy life that we all lead.
OMG, it’s SO dry and cold in Tokyo right now! So, our skin gets also dry, I’ll obviously talk about it but before the skin, I want to mention … the viruses! When it’s that dry, viruses are flying away everywhere and we are more likely to get a cold or like me, even worse, the flu!!
2016 is soon ending and I was curious about how the Japanese cosmetics performed this year. I found a ranking of the best-selling cosmetic products in Japanese department stores in 2nd half 2016 in WWD Japan Beauty, so here is an extract of the ranking where I picked the skincare products. The data comes from 48 department stores from all over Japan.
We often hear about Rice Force, the Japanese skincare brand, popular among models and makeup artists all around the world. It’s said to have a high moisturizing effect and being popular for its gentleness to even sensitive skin. It’s been also professionally used in some high-end beauty salons in Japan and abroad, such as Westin Resort & Spa in Hawaii or in established beauty salons in Europe. I recently had the opportunity to try their kit for first-timers. So here is my review!
We are experiencing the traditional Japanese VERY DRY winter here… Skin becomes very unstable, we need to hydrate, hydrate and hydrate!! Last not least, the new Lululun mask, launched last October is the last product I got from the lifestyle store this time. Now you can actually find this product even in drugstores but lifestyle stores are generally the places where new cosmetic products are first sold before being spread all over the place.
Leaves are changing color and autumn is the perfect time of the year here in Japan to travel and enjoy the beauty of nature. So I went on a quick getaway to Kyoto where I came across one of the Yojiya stores.
Matsumoto Kiyoshi is a famous and popular Japanese drugstore as I presented in a previous post. It is often featured on travel information websites as one of the best places to go shopping for Japanese beauty products. Indeed they sell all kind of cosmetics from low to mid range prices and they have stores everywhere in Tokyo.
Shu Uemura is one of the most popular Japanese cosmetic brands that has gained reputation for selling the most stylish and effective products. Shu Uemura brand