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Japanese Skin Care Products

Hello! I know its been a while since I’ve uploaded a post. Hope you all are doing great and enjoying this gorgeous summer weather.

Today I want to share with you some of my new beauty products that I’ve brought with me from my resent trip to Japan.

As you might know , I LOVE beauty products and I LOVE to discover something new. When I’m traveling, I always visit a local pharmacies and department stores, just to wonder around the aisles and to see what kind beauty products locals like to use.

While shopping for a beauty products in Tokyo, I’ve discoverd that Face and Body soaps are HUGE in Japan! I mean, some departments stores has the whole aisle dedicated just to face soaps!

"Japan Organic" Aloe lotion, face brush to exfoliate, cotton face masks, hand creams and face soap

I was pleased to see a lot of brands using only natural ingredients such as clay and charcoal. It gently washes pores while moisturizing and pulling out toxins.

I also discovered that the main and key ingredientes in most of the Japanese skin care products are green tea and rice! I’ve got a couple of hand and eye creams with such ingredients.

When it comes to convenience and saving space, Japanese are the leading experts. Check out this super cool “RelaThera” face mask (see the picture below). It is no bigger then an inch, but once you moisture it with a toner, lotion or Evian water, it becomes the size to perfectly fit your face. I like to moisture it with simple Evian water, apply it on my face, lay down and relax for 15 min. It works as a moisture face pack.

Rela Thera Face mask, Face soap, face towel

Face towls are also a “must” in skin care routine of a japanese women. So, I’ve got one for myself made of bamboo. I use it to remove make up at the end of the day. I usually apply creamy makeup remover on my face, including eye area and lashes. Next step is to moisture face towle with warm water, then gnetly pressing toawle over your face, remove makeup and dirt.

What are your favorite beauty products and tools? Please, share with us some of the most intersting beauty products from your country.

Japanese Juice Bar in Tokyo

Japanese juice bar in Tokyo


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10 Responses to Japanese Skin Care Products

  1. Rachel_Thomps August 31, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    Thankyou for sharing! Can these products be bought in the US or any recommendations for something close to it? I enjoy trying the beauty products you suggest…

  2. yukotakahashi September 2, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    Love your post! I’m a hair stylist from Japan and a big fan, what were you shooting here? Where can I see you? Rachel, Tancho Vegetable Pomade is a hair product widely sold in the US and amazing to get sealed ends. You can get it at

    • Valentina September 9, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      Hi! I was in Tokyo for a vacation trip. It was SO nice to be back after all those years and re-discover beautiful Nihon! I used to live and work in Japan, so I felt like coming back home:) I miss Japan, hopefully I’ll be back soon! xx

  3. jolanditatje September 2, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    hi valentina!
    great post! Have a look at the book of Roxy Dillon, Radical rejuvination.
    One of the best books I have come across so far about natural skin treatment!
    She just started a blog as well:

  4. Lonneke September 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    Love the products valentina! the soap is sooo nice! XLonneke

  5. lekhathangada November 6, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Hi Valentina! I have a question. A while ago, you wrote a post in which you talk about the Deitanseki Japanese clay soap. I was wondering if you had an ingredients list for that product. Thanks so much!!!
    – Lekha

    • asianbeautyy December 4, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

      This is the ingredients for the Deitanseki Japanese clay soap (Hinoki)

      Soap base, water, fragrance (Hinoki oil), kaolin (white clay), bentonite, tetrasodium EDTA, etidronic acid, PEG-75, glycerin, titanium dioxide, charcoal powder, papain.

      I got it off of!

      Hope this helps!!

  6. asianbeautyy December 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    The Hinoki soap bar that you bought in Japan is AMAZING!!! I got it too when I was at one of the hot springs in Japan because everyone was crazy about it!! Def one of the best soap bar for anti-aging, brightening, and cleaning out pores. I was SO excited when I found it online at!!! They have other Hinoki products too so I bought the white one as well!!! LOVE IT!!

    • Valentina December 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      HI! im curious about white soap! do you know WHY its white color? Whats the difference? which one do you prefer? thank you xx

  7. asianbeautyy December 8, 2012 at 1:31 am #

    Hi!! Black soap has dark color to it because of the wood charcoal, but the white one contains rice bran and olive squalane. I prefer the black one because I have oily skin and it helps to clear out my pores. I’ll recommend the white one if you have sensitive or dry skin. My mom has dry skin and she loves the white one! Def worth a try!! I attached the link for you <3 It's on sale for $8.50 now!!

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