What’s new in the beauty aisles of Japanese drugstores and beauty stores this month? See a few of the latest Japanese beauty products that are on my shopping list this month. Enjoy!
THREE Baby and Kids Natural Skincare Starter Kit ¥4,200
A new all natural skincare range for baby and kids launches this month from the coveted natural beauty and lifestyle brand- THREE. The THREE Baby & Kids range consists of three products made from 99-100% naturally derived ingredients. Cleanse your little ones skin with a gentle soap, moisturise with milky lotion and protect delicate skin with the natural UV cream (SPF 15/ PA+++). All of the THREE Baby & Kids products have been tested to ensure they are safe to use on sensitive skin and have the prestigious Egocert- international organic certification. All three product are sold individually (full size product) or as a starter kit which contains trial size of the range’s three products: skin pure soap, milky lotion (emulsion) & UV cream SPF 15/ PA+++. This starter kit is the perfect new baby gift for a friend or loved one.
Black Tea Kombucha ¥420 (5 sheets) / ¥1,400 (32 sheets)
Kombucha is loved by many for its health benefits, so why should your skin miss out?
The new range of Black Tea Kombucha face masks are designed to beautifies the skin texture and provides the perfect preparation for applying foundation. Using the original skincare ingredient “Kombucha cerum” derived from black tea kombucha to combat skin dullness, clear build up of dry skin cells and cleanse the skin, preparing the perfect skin canvas for makeup application.This multi purpose mask saves time in the morning or before heading out at night by cutting down the essence, lotion, cream steps down to 1 mask (although dry/ very dry skin types may still need to follow with some cream). The gorgeous pomelo, mint and lavender fragrance revives the senses and leaves you feeling refreshed.
Available at Loft stores and Japanese drugstores.
Cotton Labo Vitamin C and Collagen Cotton ¥399 (40 squares)
This innovative new product takes the much loved 100% Japanese cotton square to the next level, and makes adding active ingredients like Vitamin C and collagen to your skincare routine a breeze with Cotton Labo’s Vitamin C and Collagen infused cotton squares. To use you simply dampen the cotton square with your favourite Japanese lotion to activate, and use then use as normal, gently wiping over the skin (or leave cotton squares on the skin for a DIY face mask). Not sure whether to choose Vitamin C or Collagen? Vitamin C will give clarity and brightness to the skin. Collagen will leave the skin feeling plump and hydrated.
Available at Japanese drug stores and beauty stores like Ainz & Tulpe and Plaza.
Suqqu Intense Rich Eye Cream ¥18,000
Revitalise and brighten tired eyes by stimulating the blood flow around the delicate eye area and improve skin elasticity with Suqqu’s new Rich Eye Cream. This luxurious eye cream comes complete with a specially designed applicator and massage tool. Designed for use both day and night, the combination of a hydrating, nourishing and the stimulating massage technique leaves eyes feeling revived and refreshed, even when you are at the end of a long week and need to catch up on your beauty sleep.
Available from Japanese department stores.
Shiro Shiro Autumn/ Winter Flax Nail Polish Collection ¥2,400 each
Want to have gorgeous healthy nails, but addicted to wearing nail polish? Shiro Flax Nail Polish is blended with linseed oil to keep your nails healthy and moisturised while you wear it. Available in five gorgeous new Autumn/ Winter shades: Baby Rose, Camellia, Cassis, Old Rose and Amber. Equally as beautiful together as they are on their own. Experiment with these gorgeous warm tones to compliment the changing seasons.
Available form Shiro Shiro stores (list here)