Things To Buy In Japan

 

  1. Sunscreen

Japan is the best country that produces good quality sunblock besides South Korea. There are plenty of options for sunblock you can choose. Japanese sunblock is affordable, lightweight and nicely absorb to the skin. My favorite Japanese sunblock is Biore UV perfect milk, Kose Suncut essence in UV protect spray Biore UV spray and for the body, I love Biore UV anti-pollution body care serum. I actually found the  Biore UV anti-pollution body care serum in Singapore, it is the best body sunblock I ever tried. It smells so fresh, absorbs quickly, had a slight cooling effect and it is not sticky at all. I prefer this to banana boat body sunblock.

Biore Sunscreens
Biore Sunscreens

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Donki, Big Camera

 

  1. Green tea powder

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I don’t really like green tea powder drink until I find this green tea. Not sure what is the brand name, I just know the packaging. Green tea generally a really great antioxidant for your body, so drink 1 glass of green tea is good for health. This particular green tea is the only green tea powder drink I like so far, I always repurchase it whenever I run out of this powder drink.

Where to buy: Seven eleven, Donki

 

  1. KAO Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask
KAO Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask
KAO Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask

Since every day I always looking at a computer screen or phone screen, my eyes often get tired. I never knew I need this product until I saw someone talk about it. It is sort of like a sleeping eye mask. The difference is it heat up to warm temperature to relax your tired eyes for 12 minutes. Please don’t fell asleep while wearing this; it can be too hot if you wear it for too long. KAO Megrhythm Steam Eye Mask offer various scents such as lavender, citrus, and rose. My fave is the citrus one.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Donki, Big Camera

 

  1. Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder

 

Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder
Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder

This product is very popular in Japan, so I decided to test it myself. It is a face wash in powder form. Turns out it is a great face wash, it is so mild and gentle on my skin. There is no ever powering smell in it. Suisai is very traveling friendly, if you need a non-liquid face wash to carry in a long flight, this product is suitable. 1 cube of suisai can be used 2 to 3 times. Some store offers this product in bulk so you can share with friends if you want to get it at a cheaper price.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Donki, Kukomin

 

  1. Lush Products
Lush magnaminty mask
Lush magnaminty mask

I love lush product and always visit lush store when I am in Japan. Some of their best products for me are magnaminty mask, coffee mask, godiva shampoo bar (smell sooo good), soak and float shampoo bar and the lip scrub. Pay attention to the expiry date if you want to buy lush fresh face mask, the lush fresh face mask is great but can only be used for 2 weeks. I have review the Lush magnaminty mask in this post The Must Have Lush Mask

Where to buy: Lush stores

 

  1. Roihi-Tsuboko and LION Foot Patch Relieve Tired
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Roihi-Tsuboko and LION Foot Patch Relieve Tired

I use it when I feel sore after the whole day walking everywhere. It is a very popular heat stimulation medical patch. It comes in few round sizes to put directly on the sore spot. For foot, I like LION foot patch relieve tired better. It is a patch with a rectangular shape and a lot bigger than Roihi-Tsuboko to cover a bigger area.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Donki, Kukomin

 

  1. Kose Cosmeport “Clear Turn Intensive Care Eye Zone Mask Coenzyme Q10”
Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn Intensive Care Eye Zone Mask Coenzyme Q10
Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn Intensive Care Eye Zone Mask Coenzyme Q10

Kose eye mask is very comfortable to use, the essence is not overly soaked, latch perfectly under eyes, affordable and you will get 22 uses (with 44 sheets) out of this product. I used to use gel type of eye mask but it often feels too heavy and always slide down whenever I sit or stand-up. Now I prefer Kose eye mask, much more practical. Use it for 10 to 15 minute is enough.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Kukomin

 

  1. Rohto Melano CC Intensive Anti Spot Essence
Rohto Melano CC Intensive Anti Spot Essence
Rohto Melano CC Intensive Anti Spot Essence

This is the best product for fading Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. It only comes in a small 15 gr size. It contains vitamin C to help fading acne scar faster. I use it at night time only and on PIH only, not the entire face. Usually, acne scar takes 2 months to fade, but with this, within 3 weeks I can see the scar vanishing.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Kukomin, Donki, Big Camera

 

  1. Body Sheets
Gatsby ice-type deodorant body paper
Gatsby ice-type deodorant body paper

Another product I never know I needed until I see one. Body sheets are just like a wet tissue but this one is for the body. If you living in a tropical country like me, you will understand how hot and humid it is. This body sheet is for freshening up during the day; it has a cooling effect which is good to reduce the heat on the body. Also, it can be useful when you go on a long trip but have not had the time to bath.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Big Camera

 

  1. Drugstore Medicine and Vitamin

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Japan drugstore medicines are pretty potent. Some medicines I like to purchase are rykakusan for sore throat, DHC vitamins, and Kobayashi Liquid Bandage. Sore Throat Medicine Rykakusan Direct, there are 3 types of flavor; mint, peach, and mango. It is pretty good medicine for sore throat in a powder form. I box include 16 sachets of medicine. There are also lots of beauty supplement like Meiji amino collagen drink and Shiseido collagen drink, I am interested in.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, and  Kukomin

 

  1. Daiso Filter Bag For Tea
Daiso Filter Bag For Tea
Daiso Filter Bag For Tea

I am a tea lover and I like buying loose leaf tea, so I need Daiso filter bag for tea. It is so cheap, only 100 yen for 100 filter bags.

Where to buy: Daiso

 

  1. Kit kat

Japan offers a lot of kit kat flavor variations from green tea, original, dark chocolate, strawberry cheesecake to a unique one like Sakura. I went crazy when I saw the various flavor of kit kat. There is even kit kat cafe in Ginza.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Kukomin, and Donki

 

  1. Japanese Cosmetics

Japanese cosmetic products are very good, some of my favorite products are canmake cream blush, excel eyeshadow quad, and K-Palette mascara. You can find most of the affordable makeup in the drugstore. There are so many options that will make you so overwhelmed.

Where to buy: Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Kukomin, and Donki

 

 

 

 

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