5 Skin Issues Resolved by Japanese Skincare Products
Step Into 2023 with Radiant, Glowing Skin
For those of you who dream of having nothing but flawless skin, it’s time to try out some of Savvy Tokyo’s ultimate Japanese skincare product picks.
We all say “New Year, New Me” at the start of the year. And what’s the first step of action you can take to become a new you? By doing a Marie Kondo and clearing out your beauty cabinet. It’s that time of year to toss all those products you never use and—dare I say—expired products out, out, out!
Here at Savvy Tokyo, we offer a variety of carefully selected, popular Japanese skincare products that target individual skin issues such as dry skin (especially problematic during the cold season) to those suffering from pore problems. Let’s all say goodbye to our skin woes!
1. Dry Skin
Dry skin is a common skincare concern for most people during the winter. Cold temperature x dry air means seriously having to amp up the moisture. It is essential that you have a powerful cream that is guaranteed to lock the skin with moisture in your bathroom cabinet. So quench your skin with the affordable cream by Etvos. Or splurge on a moisturizing serum like the one by Shiseido that also promises to make fine wrinkles caused by dryness less noticeable.
Ultimoist Cream by Etvos | ¥4,950
Bio Performance Skin Filler by Shiseido| ¥35,200
2. Dull/Tired-looking Skin
Nothing is worse than when you get told “you look so tired today” even though you’ve come into the office having had a good eight hours of sleep. It’s a fact that luminous, radiant skin will never go out of style. However, maintaining this is not always easy. The good news is it is possible to rejuvenate a tired-looking face. First, give the lotion by Hada Labo a try. It’s brightening, anti-inflammatory and enhances transparency. And of course, investing (and I mean really investing) in a high-performing rich cream like the one by Clé de Peau Beauté should keep your skin in glowing condition.
Shirojun Premium Medicated Penetrating Whitening Lotion by Hada Labo| ¥990
La Crème by Clé de Peau Beauté | ¥66,000 (refill ¥64,900)
3. Aging Skin
Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin are other very common skin concerns. If you’ve recently started to notice a few lines you never had before and want to slow down the aging process through skincare, we highly recommend the cream by Obaji which contains power lift technology that firms, gives elasticity, and moisturizes the skin. Did you know that the first sign of aging is normally around the eye area? That’s why using an eye cream religiously like the one by Cezanne is very important. And judging by the price of this product, you don’t always have to empty your pockets to get the desired results!
Wrinkle White Eye Cream by Cezanne | ¥990
X Derma Advanced Lift by Obagi | ¥11,000
4. Clogged Pores
Most common in people with oily skin, a buildup of dirt, oil or dead skin cells are usually the culprits of clogged pores. And if neglected, it can often lead to acne. In other words, you need to act fast! A gentle skincare routine including a good cleanser oil is just what you need to resolve your poor pore problems. The enzymes and charcoal in the popular Fancl cleansing powder work thoroughly to clean out clogged pores. Similarly, the Duo cleansing balm also targets the smallest of pores and absorbs dirt. Plus, it’s also known for being an anti-aging product—win-win!
Deep Clear Washing Powder by Fancl | ¥1,980
The Cleansing Balm Black Repair by Duo| ¥3,168
5. Brittle, Weak Eyelashes
Something we all tend to forget about is looking after our eyelashes. Which is strange because our lashes go through a lot! If you’re applying eye makeup and layers of mascara, this can sometimes dry the lashes out and cause them to break or become brittle. Weighing them down with false lashes and sticking them together with glue also has similar effects. So, if you want those healthy, feathery lashes, give them some love by using eyelash serums. We love the lash conditioning serum by soaddicted. For a cheaper alternative, nourish your eyelashes with the Heroine Makeup lash serum.
Eyelash Serum EX by Heroine Makeup | ¥1,320
Lashaddict Eyelash Conditioning Serum by Soaddicted | ¥11,000
How often do you change up your skincare routine? What’s your absolute must-have product especially during the cold season? Let us know in the comments down below!