The Best 10 Skin Care Products From Japan

The Best 10 Skin Care Products From Japan – Japan is an amazing country to shop beauty products as various kinds of skin care and make-up products available in wide price range, and there are numbers of cosmetics brands which are famous worldwide, such as Shiseido, KOSE and SK-II.

Especially, Japanese skin care products are renowned all around the world for quality, effectivity and innovativity. Not only high branded products, yet there are many inexpensive items which can be easily found at most of drugstores. On this article, I have picked 10 most popular Japanese skin care products out of hundreds with various price range.

From affordable drugstore cosmetics to award winning best quality products, here are 10 must-buy skincare products in Japan in 2019!

1. DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

DHC is one of the most trust-worthy cosmetic companies in Japan, providing an affordable range of skincare products as well as supplements, diet and health products . Their best selling Deep Cleansing Oil (ディープクレンジングオイル) has light texture, yet works effectively to remove make-up, even waterproof mascara, and prevent from dryness and moisturize skins. It’s recommended for dry and sensitive skin type though wearing heavy make-up.

Price: 1,600 yen (120 ml)~

2. Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder

Kanebo Suisai Beauty Clear Powder (カネボウ suisai ビューティクリアパウダー) has won multiple beauty awards in past years. The cleansing powder contains enzyme which works effectively to make skin soft and clean. It helps removing old keratin on skins, cleansing poles and black heads, and giving skin resilient and smooth results. As powder is packed in a small capsule per single use, it’s easy to carry and take for travelling.

Price: 1,080 yen for 15 pcs/ 2,160 yen for 32 pcs (TAX included)


TRANSINO CLEAR WASH (トランシーノ 薬用クリアウォッシュ) has been awarded for the best face wash products in 2017 on the Best Cosmetics Awards by @cosme, the most influential website for Japanese beauty industry. Transino is a skincare range by Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare, one of the biggest medical companies in Japan. The medicated face wash has creamy texture, and helps removing old skin cells, freckle and skin spot and brightening up the skin tone.

Price: 1,800 yen (TAX included)

4. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence (SK-IIフェイシャル トリートメント エッセンス) is a multiple award winning skincare product by SK-II . It’s one of the longest-selling beauty products in Japan, which has been renowned for over 35 years. It hydrates the face and help to prevent causing dryness and to moderate the skin surface renewal cycle. The product might be pricey comparing to others in the same range, yet it’s the most trust-worthy skincare products in Japan. You may wanna get a sample before purchasing at stores in Japan!

Price: 75ml 8,925 yen/160ml 18,360 yen/230ml 23,760 yen (TAX included)

5. Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioning Gel

Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioning Gel (ハトムギ保湿ジェル) is one of most praiseworthy “affordable” skincare products in Japan, and has been chosen as the best skincare product for the Best Cosmetics Awards by @cosme in 2017, which is the most honorable prize in cosmetics industry. The hydrating gel has light non-sticky texture, and penetrates into the skin instantly. It contains the maximum amount of water possible, and formulated with Job’s Tears (Hatomugi), a natural plant ingredient with alcohol free. It can be used for a multiple purpose as a toner, emulsion, moisturizer, serum and even for body.

Price: 972 yen (TAX included)

6. Sekkisei Emulsion

Sekkisei (雪肌精) is one of the most longtime beloved skincare ranges in Japan. The medicated skincare series by Kosé works effectively on the skin to look brighter and smoother. The best selling products from the Sekkisei series is the Medicated Emulsion which has rich yet light texture and gives deep hydration, whitening and smooth effects on the skin.

Price: 5,400 yen (TAX included)

7. KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream

KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream (花王 キュレル 潤浸保湿フェイスクリーム) is an excellent face cream for dry and sensitive skin, providing highly effective solutions to improve skin condition and it’s alcohol free. It keeps skin moisture yet the texture is very light and smooth. Apply after face lotion, or use as a make-up base before applying foundation. It’s recommended to use all year round.

Price: 2,484 yen

8. Shiseido Ultimune

Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate (アルティミューン パワセラミング コンセントレート) is a multiple award winning product from Japanese beauty tycoon, Shiseido. It’s a boosting pre-treatment to defend against aging and damage. Using Ultimune helps anything you put on top of it, like moisturizer or serum, work harder. Ultimune acts as both protection from potential damage and a buffer to the daily assault that can visibly age skin.

Price: 30ml 8,640 yen/ 50ml 12,960 yen (TAX included)

9. ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen

When it comes to the “sunscreen ranking”, ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen (アネッサ パーフェクトUVサンスクリーン) by Shiseido has been standing at the first place for many years. High protection, strong waterproof and contains beauty moisturizing ingredients, yet the texture is so light that you might feel not wearing it at all. Once you use ANESSA, you probably don’t want to go back to other products!

Price: 1,500 yen (25 ml)

10. Minon: Amino Moist Mask


Minon’s Amino Moist Mask (ミノン アミノモイスト ぷるぷるしっとり肌マスク) has won the most honored award for beauty products: Best Cosmetic Award by @cosme in 2016. It’s the most trust worthy, yet reasonable sheet mask in Japan, especially recommended for dry and sensitive skin.

Price: 1,200 (4pc)