3 of the Best Skin-Brightening Products in Japan for Healthy, Clear Skin!

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  • Japanese people are known to have beautiful, clear skin. They are often thought to look younger than their years and take skin care and cleansing routines very seriously The skin care market in Japan is huge, and offers numerous different effects and added nutrients in products to come up against intense competition.

    Foreigners often regard Japanese skin as smooth-looking, porcelain, and young. In Japan, the ideal face is defined as smooth, flawless, and bright. They also strive to make their face look as white as possible. This is controversial, as it implies that different skin colors are not as beautiful in Japan. Of course, it is hoped that this perception will change over time and that all kinds of ideas of beauty will be accepted.

    Here is a list of the top three quality skin-brightening products in Japan which contain nutrients and essences to make your skin appear brighter, and to also keep it healthy, free of blemishes, and hydrated. You will be able to find them in most drug stores in Japan and they are affordable. Check them out!

    1. Sekkisei series by KOSE

    Sekkisei is a very famous skin care product manufacturer in Japan, developing great skin care products which are great for sensitive skin and give a nice complexion. Japanese people also like their selection of skin-brightening (and skin-whitening) products, including a range of cleansers, lotions, moisturizers, and creams.

    The products in the Sekkisei range are developed to brighten your skin and reduce the appearance of freckles and blemishes. Also, most of the products have a good level of sun protection.

    Sekkisei products cost anywhere between 3,000 yen to 10,000 yen, depending on the product. This is a tried and tested and highly recommended for anyone looking for a reliable and healthy product for their skin.

    Sekkisei Website

    2. ALLIE Sunblock by KANEBO

    ALLIE sunblock is one of the best-rated and most popular sunblock brands in Japan. This product has been developed to give your skin a naturally healthy look and also contains nourishing ingredients which protect your skin.

    This is not just a sunblock but also a beauty product too, making it quite unique. Some of the products, such as ALLIE Extra Moisturizing Gel, is a waterproof gel cream with skin-hydrating essences.

    If you have skin which needs reliable sunblock, but also has some issues such as dry skin, this product may be a great choice. The prices of these products are between 2,000 and 3,000 yen.

    ALLIE Sunblock by KANEBO Website *Japanese only

    3. Hatomugi Lotion by Naturie

    Hatomugi products have been around for a while, but in recent years have really increased in popularity in Japan. This could be due to its reputation for using quality ingredients and being reasonably priced.

    This lotion can be used as a face mask, by applying it to your face with cotton, and is well known as a mask which nourishes skin. It can also be applied to the whole body after showering and moisturizes and brightens for face and body.

    The ingredients in this lotion include Hatomugi (a type of grass extract) which is known to make skin bright and healthy. The price is also very affordable, being just 600 yen for a 500ml bottle!

    Which Skin Products are Best for You?

    Choosing your ideal skin product can be a confusing task, as everybody has different skin types and tones, with different levels of dryness, oiliness, and sensitivity. But there are some basic tips for choosing what sorts of products work for which types of skin.

    Dry or itchy skin

    If you suffer from dry or itchy skin, thick moisturizing creams are ideal. They provide added protection and hydration for skin which dries out quickly and can cover up and sooth any marks or rashes caused by itching or dryness.

    Oily skin

    If you suffer from oily skin which becomes greasy easily, your best bet would be to try to use lighter skin ointments which are mostly water-based. This can lock in moisture easily give skin a healthy, well-rounded look.

    Here are the three most popular skin-brightening products in Japan. Of course, there are numerous other brands and varieties, including ones with more sunblock effects and ones with more emphasis on beauty effects.

    You will be spoilt for choice in Japan if you are looking for decent skin care products which not only protect the skin but also beautify it! You are sure to find one which best matches your skin type and skin tone, so have a great time trying and testing them to find your perfect product!

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