5 Convenient and Unusual Japanese Drugstore Items That You Never Knew You Needed!

  • Japan is known for its many unique inventions. From the high-tech robots we see on the news to the simple, yet bizarre inventions like lap pillows for the lonely, we feel like we’ve seen it all. But there are also some interesting things you might never have imagined exist that you can easily purchase at the drugstore. Take a look at some of these items and see if they would make your life any easier!

    1. Drop Deodorization

    If you are staying at a friend’s house and are worried about any unpleasant odor you may leave after using their toilet, Kobayashi Japan has got your back! They created this easy to carry product for you.
    Just like the title says, after flushing the toilet, use one drop of this liquid and let the magic begin. It’s available in 2 scents (rose and mint) in a 20ml package that is easy to carry in your purse every day.

    2. Sanitary Shorts

    For ladies who need something during menstruation, Japan has created the most convenient clothing for you, known as “Sanitary shorts”. You can get these shorts at any drugstore in Japan for about 1,000 yen. The shorts are designed with an extra layer hidden where a sanitary napkin should fit, making you feel more comfortable and more confident changing clothes without any worries. These shorts are available in 2 sizes S/M and M/L.

    3. Your Lip Only Gloss by Canmake

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    Ever wondered which lip-gloss color fits your skin most? Now you don’t need to try all those colors anymore because a famous Japanese brand Canmake has created a lipgloss that fits everyone.

    How does it work? Your Lip Only Gloss is a transparent lip gloss that changes its color according to the amount of moisture on your lips. In other words, if two people applied the same lip gloss, they will get different shades of pink.

    4. Sock Glue

    Sagging socks can be very annoying, especially for high-school girls who are not allowed to use suspenders to stop their socks from falling all the time. But with this special product you can keep your socks in place by applying the glue to your leg and pressing the socks against it.

    5. Style-me Hair Arranger

    When you are in Japan, you will notice how well-dressed everyone is. Fashionable clothes, fancy bags, and unique hair arrangements. If you want to blend into this lifestyle but can’t afford to consult a professional hair salon about the latest hair trends, then you should consider this beauty product by Lucky Trendy.

    All you need to do is to use the supporter and follow the instructions shown on the back of the package and you will get yourself a fancy hairstyle in few minutes. The brand has a YouTube video promoting their product and showing step by step on how to use it.

    Does your country have any interesting and convenient products you would like to share? Let us know in the comments!

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