It has always been a yearly affair that holiday choices ends up to be flying over to Japan but sadly, its rather unlikely this year. It’s one of the countries where you’ll never seem to complete exploring. I love Japan, the food, the culture, the weather, the attentiveness, creativity and the list goes on and on and on.
As we are all in the middle of lockdown, i am brought back to many sweet memories i had when i was in Japan. It was late last year that i had my first trip to Hokkaido. It was an amazing and memorable trip for us and we had a blast. During the trip, as usual we ate, we shopped and we explore. I thought I’d share my top 5 favourite purchases i loved when i was there. If you haven’t already tried them.. you really ought to consider purchasing them if you are there or planning a to Japan next time.
As age is catching up, so are my wrinkles. Let’s be honest, I’m not at all getting youthful and my skin is definitely flawed if I don’t take care of them. I realised when i was in Japan, Collagen is easily found at almost every other convenient/beauty/drug stores. There are a wide selection of choices of a variety of collagen in small bottles. One of my all time favourite is from Shiseido. I can drink down 2 bottles a day (one morning and night along with the Vitamin C 1000mg.
2. Refa Carat S
I have been a huge fan of the refa roller for a good 6 years. My very first Refa was the first generation and i used it religiously to roll on my jaw line and i do believe it works in enhancing the jaw after a while. This trip, i decided to purchase the one specifically for the face. It is smaller in size and more efficient in rolling along the delicate areas around the eyes and smile lines. Now lets hope it helps ease those crow feet.
3. Snow Beauty
Ahh.. this has been in the market for a while now. The reviews are ridiculously good and you can use it even as you sleep. I personally have yet to try it but it is suppose enhance your complexion and skin conditions by plumping them up leaving the skin with a dewy look while nourishing the skin. To be honest, it sounds really unbelievable. But the review says you got to try it to really see it. I bought both the cream and the powder.
Upon purchasing Snow Beauty (which is really rather pricy), my local Japanese friends shared with me the results they achieve from Suppin (a more affordable brand which gives you the same results as Snow Beauty.) I love the idea that both Snow Beauty and Suppin doesn’t clog the pores and as i use Face Oil on a daily basis, its a great option to keep the shine at bay.
5. Onsen Powder
If you have a bath tub at home, the onsen powder is a must to purchase. I usually get a few when i head into Japan. It’s not only relaxing but i swear, it somehow helps to detox the body from the inside out. It also helps to improve the skin as well. I’m not exactly sure why or how it works.. but my daughters minor eczema’s on her feet completely disappeared after going for onsen.