beauty

Japanese Skincare: An Interview with Supreme Noi Co.

A skincare brand that has been around for a few years is starting to pick up popularity, here in Tokyo. Supreme Noi is a Japanese beauty and skincare brand that has been around since 2012. It is still a relatively young company compared to many other beauty brands, but it has been gaining more popularity…

What to Buy at Don Quijote: from Cosmetics to Snacks

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Japan Travel Blog (@maiwenlovesjapan) on May 27, 2019 at 4:42pm PDT Don Quijote a.k.a Donki, is undeniably one of the most popular stores in Japan and most likely on most tourists “must visit” list. For those who are unfamiliar with Don Quijote, it is the biggest…

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

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…

Why Do Geishas Paint Their Faces With White Makeup?

In Japan, the beautiful and enigmatic Geisha represents one of the most iconic cultural images in the country. They have been around since as early as 600 A.D. where they served as entertainers and companions, but the look we can easily recognize today became prominent in the 17th century. Trained in fine arts such as…

No Makeup, No Life!? What do the Japanese Think of Makeup?

Japanese people are generally regarded to be very good-looking, which is often attributed to good skincare. The key to the Japanese natural look lies within some ‘secret’ beauty products. Beauty is important, but in the process of pursuing good skin many people tend to omit or even forget to apply makeup. In many countries around…

2 Japanese Companies That You’d Never Expect to Produce Skincare Products!

Japanese people are well known for their fair and near-perfect skin. This is mostly attributed to the Japanese dietary habits and quality skincare products. Tourists in particular love to flock to drug stores in Japan just to buy Japanese cosmetics and skincare products. Nowadays, more and more skincare products from Japan are making their name…

4 Japanese Women Who Were Included in the 100 Most Beautiful Faces of 2017!

Every year, TC Candler & The Independent Critics produces the 100 Most Beautiful Faces List, which normally includes many celebrities and non-celebrities around the world. These people come from all walks of life, areas of the world, and professions, but are all famed for having gorgeous looks! As of 2017, four Japanese women were included…

Can You Tell the Difference Between Japanese and Korean Makeup?

Makeup trends are raging lately in the beauty community. In Asia, some of the most popular makeup trends come from Japan and Korea, two countries close to each other. Although slightly similar, the Japanese and Koreans have very different makeup styles and approaches, and they continuously evolve. However, people often get confused differentiating the two…

Find Out How Japanese People Take Such Good Care of Their Skin!

There are two main parts of the body that many people take a lot of care over; their hair, and their skin. Some people spend hundreds, even thousands on hair products, skin care, and other beauty products. Japanese people are famous for having flawless, porcelain skin. Well, maybe not exactly flawless since no one is…

Try This New Product in Japan by Belle Maison to Protect Your Skin from Sunburn

Skin tone varies from person to person and in Japan, having pale skin is considered to be beautiful. Having light and balanced fair skin is considered a luxury asset that many women in Japan hope to achieve. However, it can be quite hard to protect your skin from the sun completely, especially your face, whenever…