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.
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.
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.