Korean cosmetics have been popular in Japan, just like in any other western countries, maybe even more. No wonder: it’s difficult to beat the cost-effectiveness as well as the innovation and all the fun that Korean cosmetics can provide us with! As I went to spend a couple of days in Seoul, I brought back some of the popular products…ok it’s not a haul but here is the review!
MT Metatron is a Japanese professional anti-aging skincare brand, which means that the products are only sold in beauty salons and clinics. I had the opportunity to test some of the products, so I thought I’d let you know as the results were quite surprising!
IPSA is a Japanese cosmetic brand that thinks of the skin as individual and unique; each skin is different by nature and differs even more through time due to the environment, lifestyle or habits. IPSA analyzes each skin and brings it back to its original beauty thanks to its customized products.
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.
Last week at the Premium Beauty & Health Show, I received a coupon for a facial trial at C’BON for 500 yen so I went to give it a try! About C’BON C’BON is a chain of beauty treatment salons in Japan. It celebrated its 50th anniversary last year and has more than 100 salons across Japan. C’BON develops and produces its own skincare products that they sell in their salons. When you purchase products for more than 10,000 yen, you can get a complimentary salon facial treatment. Their membership beauty system has a double approach: home skincare and professional treatment. They check your skin, advise you on the appropriate…
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!!
Pola, the major Japanese cosmetic manufacturer launched on Jan. 1st, its accomplishment after 15 years of researches and development: the Wrinkle Shot Medical Serum. Pola is the first company in Japan to have succeeded to register its wrinkle care product as a quasi-drug.
Checking the best-selling beauty products 2016, it’s interesting how we can see the tendencies of the Japanese people’s lifestyle and economic conditions. The cosmetics matching these new needs are expected to grow in 2017.
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.