11 Japan Skincare Brands You Should Know

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If you are a follower of Japanese cosmetics, you are probably no stranger to names like Sekkisei, Shu Uemura, SKII, Pola,… These are all high-end Japan skincare brands that have confirmed their quality and reputation with consumers in Japan and around the world. Although the prices of these products are not low, you can be assured of the quality they bring. Here is a list of the 11 most rated products of the top brands mentioned above to give you youthful and vibrant skin.

11 Japan Skincare Brands You Should Know

1. Sekkisei

The product is extracted from a combination of Japanese and Chinese herbs that is very effective in treating acne and helping to tighten pores. This product works to help the skin become healthier and is very suitable for moisturizing the skin. Sekkisei can brighten and even skin tone, so it’s been a favorite skincare product of all ages for the past 30 years. You can buy a mini bottle for as little as 500 yen, so it’s a popular souvenir that you can buy at any drugstore.

2. Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil is one of Shu Uemura’s most loved products. This cleansing oil has received many awards worldwide. This product can remove the most durable waterproof makeup, clean pores, and supply keratin to the skin, giving you moist skin. If you’ve used this product once, you won’t want to use another cleansing oil brand anymore. 

3. SKII Cellumination Aura Essence Whitening Essence

SKII is Japan’s most famous premium brand for anti-aging products. SKII is a product line that all adult women want to try at least once in their life. The product we present here is the award-winning skin whitening essence. SKII Cellumination Aura Essence has an immediate effect as soon as you use it daily and is easy to spread all over the skin. This will be the ideal product for girls with dark skin, giving you bright skin no matter how sleep-deprived or tired you are. This product also has a great scent.

4. Obagi C20 Serum

Obagi is a brand that works for both beauty and health. Obagi C20 is a skin serum that is purified from a combination of concentrated Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Applying this essence after using moisturizer will have the effect of tightening pores, treating acne, and fading scars caused by acne. This product is for both young and older adults; if used for a long time, your skin will become even and reduce wrinkles. This water-based serum is famous for its multi-tasking and effective treatment of all skin problems. The product is available in drugstores, and recently, Obagi has also begun to market a line of foundations and other beauty products.

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5. Haku Melanofocus Dark Spot Treatment

Haku Melanofocus Dark Spot Treatment is a product to treat dark spots under the Haku brand from Shiseido. Although this product is entirely new to users, it has become trendy thanks to appearing in many magazines. The name “Melanofocus” comes from the use of focusing on correcting and preventing dark spots. HAKU is a particularly effective cosmetic line in the countless beauty cosmetics used to treat dark spots, freckles, and other skin problems from Japan. In Japanese, “Haku” means white.

6. Meishoku Whitening Eye Cream

Meishoku Whitening Eye Cream is a best-seller eye cream from the premium brand B.A. produced by Pola, Japan’s three largest cosmetic companies. Eye care products are essential because this area is where the signs of age are most likely to show. You can feel the effect of B.A. The Eye Cream right after using it, especially for puffiness. 21,600 yen is a bit expensive for a tube of cream, but this product can help you keep your eye area youthful thanks to the effect of the hyaluronic acid injection. The eyes are the windows to your soul and an important area of your face, so take good care of the eye area. This eye cream is a must-have item in your skincare routine.

7. Astalift Jelly Aquarysta

Japanese camera company Fujifilm developed this cosmetic brand. You must be thinking, “what can a camera brand do in this area?” right, but actually, it seems that photographic techniques have an intense relationship with beauty products. Astalift Jelly Aquarysta is a red jelly product containing double the anti-aging ingredients thanks to lycopene and astaxanthin. Fujifilm has applied techniques to prevent loss of image quality in photography to create this new product. This product uses an anti-aliasing technique when taking photos to prevent oxidation on the skin, which is very trusted by beauty believers.

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8. SKII Facial Treatment Mask

SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is a product of the famous anti-aging Japan Skin care brands SKII under Shiseido. This is a treatment for the whole face and is rich in pitera, the beauty ingredient featured in SKII products. This product can be used during the day when your skin is affected or before important events. Although this is a home treatment product, it has the same effect as a beautician’s. The price of this product is a bit expensive, a pack of six costs 10,800 yen, but it is an excellent product to give as a gift or souvenir, and they are famous not only in Japan but also around the world.

9. Ipsa ME Moist 2 . moisturizing product

This is Ipsa’s favorite multi-use metabolism-stimulating beauty product. You can test your skin at the cosmetics counter and choose the products that best suit your skin from the 17 varieties of this product line. If you don’t like to go through a complicated skincare routine after washing your face, then this is the product for you. The product is affordable at only 5940 yen and is loved for its simple design. Ipsa ME Moist 2 is not easy to find in other countries, so it’s best to do a skin test in person at a department store.

10. THREE Balancing Cleansing Oil

THREE is one of the new Japan skin care brands launched in 2009. This high-quality product is top-rated among makeup artists, models, and beauty enthusiasts. Formulated with ingredients only found in Japan, Three is gentle on users’ skin. This makeup remover oil can remove makeup, cleanse and help your skin glow. The gentle natural fragrance of the product is also the reason many people come to buy them. Three will gently remove makeup on the skin even if it is a layer of makeup with high durability, so it is suitable for those who often wear thick, bold makeup. It’s hard to find overseas, and even in Japan, Three is only available in a few department stores, so it’s the perfect souvenir.

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11. Cle de Peau Beaute La Creme

Cle de Peau Beaute La Creme is Shiseido’s most expensive night cream and brand. Although this product is quite expensive, 50,000 yen for 25 grams, it gives immediate results. The product has excellent benefits when used on the skin of the elderly but is still adequate for the skin of the young. Cle de Peau Beaute La Creme has a hugely positive effect on wrinkles and evens out skin tone. Although expensive, this product is still cheaper than when you go to the skincare with a high-class esthetician or do plastic surgery.