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    Staff Pick

    Kracie Lamellance Body Wash Rose 480 mL

    I'd be honest, the Kracie Lamellance Body Wash seemed like it was just another body wash. But after doing the research for the Youtube channel, it had gotten my interest! Went to the drugstore the very same day, and started using the Lamellance Body Wash in between days of the BOTANIST counterpart.I'd be honest, the Kracie Lamellance Body Wash seemed like it was just another body wash. But after doing the research for the Youtube channel, it had gotten my interest! Went to the drugstore the very same day, and started using the Lamellance Body Wash in between days of the BOTANIST counterpart.

    t was an investment well made! Just as Kracie's webpage says, I didn't need moisture care after use. It delivered its moisturising benefit without stripping existing moisture content (unlike many body washes). Of course, I'll still do some extra moisture care because the dry winter is soon upon Japan!

    It was also interesting that even though there was a very pleasant from the Lamellance Body Wash, my focus was always moved towards on how moist my skin felt. Sorry, Botanist body wash. I'm afraid Lamellance has won this round!

    NISSHIN DONBEI Kitsune Udon 95g 12pieces

    Donbei is the best in the world.

    Eat it and whether you’re having a good day or a bad one, your mood will pick up. It’s a magic food. And considering you can buy it for a few dollars, it’s almost too cheap.

    Donbei udon stacks up not just against other instant udon noodles, but udon you can buy in actual Japanese restaurants. There’s not many udon places that serve udon as delicious as Donbei. It’s honestly that good.

    What’s special about it is not just the udon noodles themselves but the thickness of the fried tofu pieces that absorb the soup.

    It’s something I want everyone to try!

    ROHTO Hadalabo Gokujun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion Light 170ml

    This is a very reasonably priced and effective moisturizing lotion.

    What stands out about it is its low price.

    Compared to more expensive moisturizers,you can use this lotion every day and still save money. Since it’s inexpensive, you can also use plenty of it each time. With more expensive products, you often find yourself over-thinking about the price and using less than you actually need. However, that’s not an issue with this product. It doesn’t matter how much you use each time-- even if you go through the bottle a little faster than you’d expect. Using plenty of moisturizing lotion each time you apply it gives your skin moisture it needs.

    In terms of how it feels to use, there is a slight sense of stickiness. But once you get used to it you don’t notice it at all. I think the stickiness is caused by the hyaluronic acid.

    This product isn’t just popular in Japan but in areas like Asia and the USA as well. That’s why there’s many types available, including a skin whitening type, a premium type, a light type, and more. Everyone can find the type that’s right for their skin.

    This is a great choice for anyone who wants to use moisturizing lotion without worrying about the price.
    I recommend giving it a shot!

    TEMPUR Original Pillow

    Recently, I've started my plan to improve the quality of my sleep. I am trying to take a long, satifying sleep, without using the smartphone or watching television with blue light till late into the night.

    Since the quality of sleep seem to depend heavily on pillows, I then tried the popular TEMPUR Original Pillow. The texture feels good to the skin, with a good amount of softness. It was easy on the head, neck and shoulders, which allowed me to sleep comfortably. When I sleep well, my physical condition and mood will be better the following day. I am so satisfied.

    I have a straight neck, so I use S size because low pillow fits better. I think it would be better to check the height of the pillow so that you can feel most comfortable with the pillow of the right size.

    NOV A Acne Soap

    The product I’d like to recommend this time is a soap for acne-prone skin. Personally, I think that this is the least irritating and most effective anti-acne soap out there.

    Personally, I have allergies and sensitive skin, but when I have an acne breakout I want to use an anti-acne product to help clear it up. When I use these kinds of products, though, they tend to react badly with my skin and cause even more problems. This is when I first found out about NOV A Acne Soap.

    It was recommended to me by a dermatologist who had a practice near my house when I was a student. For someone with allergies and sensitive skin, this was a really surprising holy grail find for me. It has helped me out so much, and I still use it to this day!

    By the way, everyone I have recommended this product to have always came back to me with rave reviews. Even my brother, who has acne issues, has told me that he really likes this product.

    I hope everyone will check this one out!

    HARIO Ice Coffee Maker

    I never drank ice-coffee until I moved to Japan, but during the long, hot summers it's all I want. With the HARIO Ice-coffee Maker I can have delicious, freshly-made ice-coffee at home, whenever I want.

    It's a coffee filter holder, with a container to make a column of ice. As the coffee drips through the filter, it get's cooled immediately. It's simple, but very effective and convenient.

    Of course, it can be used for making hot coffee too, so I can use it all year round.

    SHISEIDO SENKA Perfect whip 120g

    I struggled to decide if I wanted to do a facial wash review or a shampoo review. But when something rivals my FANCL Washing Powder, surely Shiseido's SENKA Perfect Whip takes precedence!

    Personally, I feel that FANCL's Washing Powder surpasses Shiseido's Perfect Whip in gentleness. I guess it's hard to beat foam washing! However, with the Perfect Whip, my skin feels more moist after wash. This is important for days when my skin is feeling dry, which I can depend on SENKA tto protect, and perhaps even replenish, moisture content.

    Plus! I've been using the same Perfect Whip for months now! It's lasting quite long for me. Either because the usage is punctuated with the SUISAI Clear Powder I use once/twice a week, or maybe I haven't been using it correctly... HMM! Either way, I'd like to believe it has a good cost-performance! Makes me want to try the other versions of SENKA too.

    Deonatulle Deodorant Soft Stone W 20g for underarm

    I wasn’t sure this product could live up to the promise, but I discovered it’s a really great antiperspirant deodorant.

    Until now I’ve been using spray-type deodorants. I thought that roll-on or stick-type deodorants would feel sticky and be more likely to foster the bacteria that cause body odour.

    However, when I tried using this product, it didn’t feel sticky. When I sniffed the area that I’d applied it to, it didn’t smell at all.Of course, it’s great at preventing that sweaty smell, but I also felt the effect lasted longer than for spray-type deodorants.

    So please take a chance on this deodorant and try it out!

    KAO Essential Cuticle Care Shampoo Moist -shiny hair-

    My hair is thin and soft so it’s usually easy to manage. But recently a shampoo I was using didn’t work well with my hair for some reason. My hair became very dry and my scalp would get oily within half a day after washing. It really bothered me.

    I tried using KAO Essential Cuticle Care Shampoo after seeing it recommended on a TV program called “Queen” (女人我最大). The shampoo seemed to fit the problems I was having with my hair and it wasn’t too pricey, so I decided it was worth a try and bought it myself.

    The texture is quite thick but it’s easy to wash out. The scent is good too. After using it for a week and a half, the condition of my hair improved noticeably. My hair was smoother and my scalp stayed fresh throughout the day. It felt so much better.

    It seems like if you use this shampoo together with the Cuticle Care Essence and Conditioner, it’ll be even more effective!

    ORIHIRO Low Molecular Hyaluronic Acid Collagen

    I started drinking this to take hyaluronic acid and collagen, which are good for the skin, and also because it is cheap and popular.

    Some people may not like the taste, in my case I do not mind at all, and am mixing it with soup to drink it. I do not feel like the taste of soup has changed, and was able to continue drinking continuously. In addition, I think that it can be mixed with juice and coffee etc.

    Now I am finishing my first bag, I have not seen a dramatic change so far. However, it seems that somehow my skin doesn't dry easily. By continuing to drink over the long term, I think the skin will slowly become beautiful.

    KOBAYASHI Pharmaceutical soft ice pillow fever reliever

    Hi everyone,Do you ever find yourself thinking…
    Oh, it’s so hot, I can’t sleep :(
    I feel feverish, my head hurts :(
    and crave something to cool yourself down quickly?

    When I’m feeling like that, I often use this cooling pouch. There are a lot of similar products out there, but there are three reasons I recommend this one:

    • 1. It’s not too small - the size is just right
    • 2. Even after leaving it in the freezer, it stays soft
    • 3. It doesn’t smell weird

    Maybe you’ve tried this kind of cooling pouch before and noticed they usually have an odd smell. When you’re trying to cool your head and face, the smell can be hard to ignore. Luckily this one doesn’t have any strong smell!

    If you fall into one of those categories, please give it a try! I should also mention another important thing – you can reuse this product again and again. So when you wake up, you can put it back in the freezer ready for next time. From trying out the product myself, I recommend buying more than one so you have a reserve in the freezer. That way, you can swap them over and don’t have to wait for the pouch to cool down each time. This time my explanation was a bit long, but I hope my recommendation can help some of you out and make your lives easier!

    TORAY Torayvino Cassetty Series Trihalomethane-Removing Water Purifier MK308T

    I've been using this water purifier for about 2 years and I really love it. Before that, I had been using a jug type purifier for many years, but this is so much more convenient. Just turn on the tap and clean water comes out - no more waiting for enough water to trickle through.

    The water tastes good, even after months of using the same cassette. A single T600 cassette can filter 600 liters of water. For one person filtering 2 liters a day, it would last for 10 months!

    The cassettes are all interchangeable - you can use any any of them with any of the Torayvino Cassetty Series. They are simple to attach and attaching the device to the tap is pretty easy too.

    This is the basic model, which is good enough for me, but check out the other models too.

    Calbee FRUGURA Fruit Granola

    I am not kidding when I say I've been taking this for the past six months. Of course, while I do change the flavours from time to time, especially with the introduction of time-limited seasonal flavours, my breakfast hasn't strayed from FRUGURA granolas!

    While I have tried it with yogurt, my preference is to take the granola with milk for the mornings. The crunchiness of FRUGURA and silky milk makes a palatable combination that is both filling and satisfying. However, I do credit my laziness for staying with granolas for such a long time, because of how convenient a FRUGURA diet is! Maybe I should coin the term lazy-convenient performance.

    My preferred flavour is the standard, because of how the strawberry bits burst in sweetness when you bite onto it. Though I would advice taking in smaller portions, due to how any soggy granola tastes!

    KAO Curel Shampoo Pomp

    This item is recommended for men who want to use a slightly better shampoo but don’t know which one to try.

    As a man, until I started using this product, I used to use a combined shampoo and conditioner that cost about S$3.5. But one day, since my scalp had started to get dry, I tried asking a beautician friend of mine for advice. I was recommended to use a shampoo tailored to my hair type (thick and straight) and my skin type (sensitive skin) from S$12. I started to search for something suitable using these conditions, and I came across this product.

    When I started to use the shampoo, my scalp stopped feeling so dry. My hair became less unruly and easier to comb through and style. For those who don’t have strong preferences about shampoo, but want to start using a better quality product than normal, I think this is a good item to try.

    Glico GABA Chocolate Stand Pouch -Milk-

    Introducing the functional chocolate, GABA!

    This chocolate contains Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid, which is a type of amino acid that is able to help lower stress. Eat this when you are stressed, and you’d exclaim out in surprise! Take one before you sleep, and you’d be able to sleep well too.

    There are two flavours. The red packaged one is milk flavored, which is on the sweet side, whereas the gold packaged is on the bitter side, for the strong cocoa taste, which is popular among the males.

    If you like chocolates, definitely try them!

    HARIO Coffee V60 Drip Kettle Buono

    This product is very convenient. This is popular in Japan. It is also popular in Singapore as well.

    When making coffee by yourself, what is troubling? Before using this product, I had trouble like the following. Hot water is poured too much into the cup at the same time. If you use this product, such trouble will be solved. You can pour your favorite amount of hot water into the cup.

    The coffee so made is very delicious. You should use other Hario products such as mills and pots together. That way you may be able to drink more delicious coffee.

    There is also a brand page on our site. Please check it.

    Let's enjoy tasty coffee with Hario's products.

    Sante PC Eye Drops

    As I use the PC and smartphone at work and at home for long periods of time,my eyes often feel chronic tiredness.And since I don't usually use eye drops, I wondered what to choose.But Sante PC seems to be useful soon for improving the fatigue in my eyes,so I started using it.

    Sante PC helps to improve eye damage due to blue light from the LED monitor of PC, smartphone, TV etc.

    Although there is not much of a cool, refreshing feeling,I feel refreshed when I use it during work, and feel like I can wake up comfortably the next morning when I use it before going to bed.Also, the color and design are cute.

    I think for spots you need to continue using it for longer period. For those who want to try, I recommend the 90 tablets package, and if you are satisfied with the result, you can buy the 180 tablets one and keep using it.

    Many people have fatigued eyes in this modern life.I think it is good to have this kind of item to care for eye health.

    ITOH Chlorella

    Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water that can be eaten as a food supplement. It’s a good source of both macro- and micro-nutrients. Personally, I find it great for digestion and apparently it can help to increase “good” bacteria in the intestine.

    However, chlorella products can vary significantly, depending on how it was grown and processed. For example, it says on the WebMD website that chlorella can contain from 7% to 88% protein. That’s a huge range, so it’s important to choose a good brand.

    Since coming to Japan several years ago, ITOH has been my favorite brand of Chlorella. According to the label, it contains 50 to 65g of protein and 1.5 to 3g of chlorophyll per 100 and is made from 100% Japan Ingredients. That sounds perfect to me and I’m happy to recommend ITOH Chlorella to you.

    By the way, when you start eating Chlorella for the first time, it’s best to start with 1 or 2 tablets after meals, and build up slowly to the recommended usage. Don’t jump straight in with 30 tablets a day!

    Naturie Skin Conditioner

    This is my proud moment. I have been using both gel and lotion versions of Naturie's Skin Conditioning products, and have always been recommending their use. Now @cosme has announced both to be awarded as best cosmetics in 2017, and Naturie Skin Conditioner has won third position over all the products!

    Much like the gel version, the cost performance of this product is so good that there is no worry about applying more, and is recommended for use on both the face and body. It is also highly moisturising, which makes this suitable for multiple purposes, especially when paired with other products, such as moisturising cream.

    You'd definitely want to check this out if you have dry skin, or is often exposed to cold, drying air.

    YANAGIYA Hair Tonic Salon-Grade

    This time I’d recommend “Yanagiya Hair Tonic”, which is actually my father’s favorite scalp care product. This product has got a good reputation both in Japan and Taiwan, and has long history.

    It prevents hair loss by 3 kinds of medicinal ingredients and an ingredient of a crude drug extract penetrate to the roots of hair to prevent hair loss. After washing hair, take an appropriate amount and massage around the scalp to tighten it refreshingly. The pleasant cool sensation lasts for long time.

    This product not only keeps the scalp clean, but also prompts hair growth. You might not realize the effect in short period, but I guess it’s effective since my father’s hair is still thick.

    LuLuLun Precious Anti-Aging Whitening / Moisturizing Mask

    I’ve been going to the gym a while before. Especially I go there to swim, not only to work out. I take a shower after that, but you know what, it’s so inconvenient to take heavy cosmetic stuff there.

    So, I often use a facial mask pack that can be easily applied. If I buy facial mask sheets at reasonable price, I’d find that my skin gets dry soon. Ages can’t hide that. My daughter, she is in 20’s, also uses other products from Lululun series and she has no problem at all with dryness. But if I use the same product, I feel something is missing.

    As you can tell from the product name “PREMIUM”, you can feel the difference of this facial sheet. The appearance and feelings to use are not so different, you’ll find the difference soon after- that you wouldn’t notice the skin dryness that much!

    It’s really easy to be able to prepare other things while wearing this sheet In the busy morning. This is fine just to apply the facial sheet, but It’s much better to use Lululun precious cream together during the dry season.

    Recommended this to those who want to do anti-aging care easily!

    ARIMINO SPICE Neo Freeze Keep-Wax

    Sets even the coarse hair firmly! Excellent in other function as well!

    My hair is so thick and coarse that the hair sticks in my hand. Because of this hair type, it takes so long time to set the hair and miss the time to eat breakfast. When the hair volume increases, it’s much harder to do the hair. I wonder how many times I’ve bought hair products which says it’s excellent in setting the hair, and how many times I’ve disappointed that it didn’t work on my stiff hair…. But, it was only until I’ve got this!

    What is the great points of this product?

    • ・With small amount, you can set the hair (even though it’s stiff hair!)
    • ・Natural finish when applied
    • ・Spreads smoothly
    • ・Can be washed away easily the wax on the hand.
    • ・A good scent of green apples
    • ・Good design

    The points you may be concerned about?

    • ・Smells strongly
    • ・The price is a bit expensive

    I regularly purchase this in Amazon! Recommended!

    Nissin Cup Noodle Big

    It's very famous instant noodle. Among instant noodles, this noodle is the most standard one that is sold by a company named NISSHIN. You might have heard since this company sells the instant noodles not only in Japan but also in foreign countries.

    This time I introduce the standard once, but they sell various tastes such as curry and seafood. They also sells unique tastes such as tom yam kung, tomato taste.

    It's popular among office worker and singles in Japan since it's cheap and can be made easily. You would have watch some scenes on TV drama that a worker eat the noodle alone late in the night in the company.

    Why not try and taste such Japanese noodle?

    CANMAKE TOKYO Marshmallow Finish Powder 10g 3colors

    The CANMAKE Marshmallow Finish Powder is very highly rated by social media and reviews. While it has always been a popular item, I bought the cute colour Pink Ocher which was newly released this year on 1st October!

    As the name suggests, the puff that comes with it feels just like a piece of marshmallow on my face, and my skin feels really smooth after use!!

    Unlike typical powder foundations, it is not so powdery. I like how light it feels on the face too. I use it after applying liquid foundation as a finish, or to touch-up my makeup.

    Even though CANMAKE Marshmallow Finish Powder fits my dry skin well, this is also recommended for anyone with oily skin! Since the fine particles are finer than that of powder foundation, they apply onto the face well, and are able to cover pores and gleams ♪

    KANEBO Suisai Beauty Clear Powder a 0.4g x 32 pieces

    Just when I thought my facial washing powder was the best, in comes KANEBO SUISAI Enzyme Facial Washing Powder to blow it out of the water!

    Similar to my current FANCL Facial Washing Powder, the SUISAI enzyme facial washing powder foams really easily. And yet, I was left feeling completely clean, sebum and all! When acne starts to appear, I turn to this as my first step to acne care, and it is effective in preventing worse acne concerns. My acne usually

    disappears the next day!

    I use it once, or twice a week along with my other skincare products, and I find that one pack can last quite long, making it a worthy buy in my books.

    Labo Labo Super Pore Lotion

    Labolabo super pore lotion, which I’d like to share with you this time.

    This product is the one of the pore care series from Dr.Ci:Labo which is known as an expert in dermatology in Japan.

    The effect is excellent although the price isn’t that much. It removes old dead skins, tighten the pores and even provide the moisture into your skin. It’d be great for sensitive skin as well since it’s alcohol free.

    Well-selling not only in Japan but also in Taiwan! Recommended this!

    MITSUBISHI RAYON Cleansui Water Purifier Pot CP012-WT

    I used to buy and drink mineral water. But, the price of water which I’ve bought suddenly increased in this summer. Then I thought it would be more expensive to keep buying it as it used to be. At that time we featured water filer and I read the description of some products. When you don’t know about the products, you won’t get interested in it. But everyone would want to try them once if they get to know the content of them, wouldn’t they?

    I ordered immediately.

    I chose this simply-designed product because it won’t take up much space.

    I tried it as soon as it’s delivered. The appearance is cool and clean, and it makes water look delicious. It might bother you to wash the filter 2-3times before use. But it was fun as if I played with water like a child. Although it took a little bit time to get the water through the filter, but I felt the taste is good and cheap because the filter could be used for 3 months.

    It’s been 3months since I started to use it and the taste is still good, so I’d keep using it. My daughter, who usually complains a lot, also seems to take a fancy to it.

    One tip! It’d be great to use the filtered water to cook rice!

    Sankyo Transino Medicated Clear Wash

    This time, I want to recommend Transino facewash, whose main functions are cleansing, moisturizing, and whitening. I think facewash is very important and is a fundamental part of skin beauty because if the skin is not cleaned properly, the effect of skin care applied after can diminish.

    Transino's products have simple and elegant packaging, and for a product with good quality and result, its reasonable price is suitable for long-term use.

    Also, it uses no additive, has low irritation, and can be used with no worry because it's skin friendly.

    I think this facewash is satisfyingly good because it bubbles quickly, doesn't make our skin dry, and is highly moisturizing!

    LUMICE Whitening Oil Serum

    When I was in Indonesia, I let my skin under sunlight exposure for around one month during field research without any sun protection! And took its toll :(((( Not only that my skin takes a long time to heal, I didn’t know what product I should use. I tried some that claims they work to brighten the skin, but I didn’t see any effect whatsoever (I feel so deceived!).

    I tried vitamin C supplement in Japan. I really like it! It makes my skin healthier and smoother and it also helps my skin recover from sunburn. The problem is, even though my skin condition got improved, I was still not satisfied with my face skin condition. I guess to recover it from that level of damage takes extra care and time.

    Then I learned that vitamin C skin care product to apply directly on skin is also good, so I tried some and among all, my favorite is “Lumice Whitening Oil Serum”. Even though it is not a high-end product (like, there is even a product that is 7 times more expensive! Not very student-friendly price) and is relatively cheaper than other vitamin C serums, it works really well on my skin and I could feel the effect quickly. Even though it is an oil type, it is not sticky and is very moistening + moisturizing.

    I really recommend it for people whose skin is prone to drying and to use during night care!

    ASAHI Perfect Asta Placenta Hyaluronic Acid Jelly

    As my age began to tell, recently I've been buying stuff that can help me to look even slightly younger. Since everyone told me that collagen is good for such problem, I began to consume it ever since. It was effective, but since the product I used then was expensive, after 1 month passed I was in doubt whether to continue using it or not. At that time, I found this collagen product.

    To start with, I got interested of its peach flavor. Since I love peach, I thought trying it once won't hurt. The next reason was because it contains hyaluronic acid. And then, the price is 1/5 of the product I previously used, so it gives me less burden.

    Only one stick for a day, and it tastes delicious. This product is really beyond my expectation. Now I’ve been using it for 15 days and I could feel the effect since the beginning. My skin condition has been better ever since and my sleep has also been improved. Collagen is said to be more effective to consume before sleep, so I take this product from my refrigerator every night at 10 and eat it. Since it is jelly type, it tastes better cold. This product comes second to none, even to that 5-times-more-expensive product I used before. I know that tablet-type collagen product is also easy to drink, but I don’t like it because it feels like drinking medicine. This jelly type feels more like snack, and I have no worry about spilling it.

    I have already placed my next order. I also ordered other product from the same line, but this one contains placenta.

    Young people whose skin is still plump might not feel that much effect using collagen product, but here is a piece of advice from this auntie who already began to feel the effect of aging: If you prepared your skin with care since you were young, you would know the difference when you got older. Of course it is also not late for middle-aged group who begins to feel the effect of aging like me to care for their skin with collagen, starting from light product like this one.

    This product is really good!

    HARIO Chacha Teapot Round Type CHJMN-45T 450ml

    Before buying this item, my tea time had never been this complete.

    First and foremost, it's stylish. Unlike standard teapots that are almost never stylish, this teapot somehow makes anything you pour into it looks delicious. Not only does it work for green tea, but also for black tea. The next thing is, it's easy to wash. Since the part to pour the water isn't tubular, it is easy to be kept clean at all time. Also, it's light, easy to handle, and of course, heat-resistant.

    The only flaw it has is it's quite easy to crack. Probably because it is thin and light... However easy to crack it can be, it won't crack if you don't drop it. So, if you use it normally, there is actually no problem with it.

    Until now i have dropped and cracked two and am currently using the third one.

    For the time being i haven't found better and cooler teapot than this, so it seems next time buying one, this item will still be my choice. You guys should also try it. Since it's cheap.

    Yoku Moku Cigare Au Chocolat

    You've probably heard of it, but YOKUMOKU sells irresistibly scrumptious cookies.

    They are not only available in Japan but also in other countries. There are even people from Middle East, Arabian countries who are buying 100 boxes in total at a time.

    Cigare means cigarette, as you can see the the cookie dough is rolled up and baked to look like one. It is hollow in the middle and has very light texture. You'll keep getting more and more. It is impossible to only eat one at a time.

    It's also a good coffee and tea companion。I really recommend it either you are a tea person or coffee person. Your tea/coffee time will be more cheerful with this cookie.

    It has varieties of flavor like plain, chocolate, and green tea. Matcha flavor is only available in Kyoto, though. The mix of matcha bitter flavor and the sweetness of the cookie created unprecedented taste.

    Do try it. Highly recommended.

    Sankyo Transino White C

    Usually, Japanese women don't like sunburn and they put huge effort to make their skin white and bright (of course not all women). They use sunscreen and hide their skin with clothing, they use sun umbrella, and if possible, always walk in the shade.They also use whitening cosmetics and drink whitening supplements, not only to prevent skin from darkening, but also from spots and freckles.

    I am also that type of woman who always gets concerned with sunburn. Even so, i still got sunburn and spots on my skin.

    Wanting to take care of it from the inside, i tried using Transino White, which was a popular commercial ad on TV. It was only 120 tablets for 20 days, yet as i continued using it, my skin coarseness got reduced and i could feel the skin tone got brighter. However, i didn't see any result for the spots.

    I think for spots you need to continue using it for longer period. For those who want to try, I recommend the 120 tablets package, and if you are satisfied with the result, you can buy the 180 tablets one and keep using it.

    You can also combine the usage with Transino skin care, and together, they might have greater result.

    It's a must-try item!

    LYON PLANNING NYF-800 Facial Cleaning Brush

    I have to thank Fujikawa-san for this, because when she knows, she really knows. And when she introduced me to the Lyon brand Cleansing Brush, I knew I had to listen.

    Many of you would be familiar with foaming for cleansing, since using foam is more effective and gentle on the skin. To introduce a step up for cleansing above that, I would suggest introducing this into your cleansing routine for twice a week use.

    The hairs of the brush are very fine and firm, but feels awfully comfortable on the face! The hair is fine enough to reach deep into the pores to clear the dirt, but gentle enough not to damage the skin. I praise the ease of usage, and you can use your current cleansing products with the brush. Recommended for facial cleansing needs, but I'd recommend it just because it feels so good to use!

    Omugi Wakaba Barley Young Leaves

    I bought my first green juice about three weeks ago. One reason I got it was for diet purposes, and I have been drinking green juice in place of dinner for 4-5 days a week. I had concerns about the taste unique to green juice, but once I started mixing it with milk, it tasted gentle and creamy like matcha latte!! I've been drinking without any concerns, and instead enjoying it every night. As a matter of fact, I have lost 3kg within these few weeks. :p

    The second reason was for anti-aging. While anti-aging cosmetics are expensive to get, green juice was the ideal alternative, good for the wallet and good for anti-aging care from within the body, especially for a start in anti-aging goals.

    I think we'd be able to see the difference in the future if we start taking care of our health and engaging in anti-aging activities during our 20s or 30s^^ Do give this a try !

    Naturie Job's Tears Skin Conditioning Gel

    This is one of the must-have items for me and my skin! The Naturie Skin Conditioning Gel has wonderful cost-performance, and really saved my skin from the dry winter season.

    It comes in a rather big bottle at a very reasonable price, so there is no worry about holding back with the amount I use. (I wish sunscreens were the same!) At first, it seemed that my skin wasn't absorbing the gel, but it only took a few seconds for it to do so, leaving a smooth finish without any sticky feeling. It is now a staple in my skincare routine. Highly recommended. High enough for me to say :Get one NOW!

    MINON Amino Moist Clear Wash Powder 35g

    For this STAFF PICK, I want to recommend the often talked about Minon Clear Wash Powder

    Minon's products are in high quality especially this Clear Wash Powder, which was ranked first on Cosme. Also, this product is suitable for sensitive skin type.

    This product removes unnecessary stratum corneum, and is effective to remove even dirts that clog the pores. After facewash there would be less blackheads and it is also very moisturizing.

    It is not only famous in Japan, but also abroad. This product is a gospel for sensitive skin that is often recommended by beauty gurus from famous Taiwan TV show 女人我最大(QUEEN)

    CHOCOLA BB LUCENT C

    I have been using CHOCOLA BB LUCENT C for about one month, and trust me, it works!

    The reason I started using it was because even though months had passed, spots and sunburn I got because of my activities in Indonesia didn’t heal at all. I started to get concerned and tried to find supplement to help my skin regenerates. Stumbling upon CHOCOLA BB LUCENT C is such a serendipitous thing (I found out about it when I was translating the product explanation at WONECT ^o^)! I chose this product among others because I learned about the ingredients and the fact that the brand has been established for a long time. My other reason, and perhaps the most important, was because I sometimes use other products from CHOCOLA BB such as CHOCOLA BB Hyper, and I’ve always been happy with the result.

    After using it for about two weeks I realized that the spots started to fade, the sunburn started to heal, and my skin got healthier. I never trusted any skin product since I didn’t know anything about the ingredients and how to choose what’s good for me. Now I am quite proud of myself because I can pick products wisely and CHOCOLA BB is one of the brand that I can trust.

    New Biofermin S Tablet

    Aging brings about a number of problems. The body gets weaker, decrease in mental stability etc Things can take a turn for the worse suddenly in any aspect. I'm past 40 years old, a period where such the chances of such occurrences are considerably higher.

    One of the most common matter is in daily life is constipation. I never had a problem with this till now, and suddenly it's a problem. Not even medicine seemed to be useful. That is when I got to know about Biofermin. However, it didn't seem to work for me at first.

    But as I started to learn more about the product, I noticed this text! *Note: The lactic-acid bacilli from this product will be delivered smoothly to the intestines when taken after meals*

    Till then I've been taking it at my own timing, so I corrected myself. Just as the instructions says, it works when taken right after eating. Hallelujah! A reminder that it's really important to read the instructions! While I forget to take it from time to time, I feel better as when compared to before! Thank you, Biofermin!

    LOTTE Fit's Gum -Lime Slime- 10pcs Set

    This time, I want to recommendLOTTE FIT’s (S)LIME Flavor. Thisproduct is made in collaboration with Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior) and thequality is amazing!

    First of all, the package. If youdon’t know that it is one of FIT’s product, the design will make youthink it’s a Dragon Quest merchandise.When you take a look at the back, you will find the nostalgic video game screen.Can’t help buying it!

    When you open the inside, you canfind the slime! What a detail work! And just like seen on picture, you can justtake a bite without having to open the wrapping.

    And after eating the gum, you canmake the slime out of the wrapping! This product knows so well the feeling ofDragon Quest and Dragon Quest’s Slimefans!

    The main flavor is fruity,accompanied by a hint of sweetness. I definitely won’t stop taking another bite!

    Ippudo Instant Cup Noodle Tonkotsu Ramen

    Have you heard about Ippudo? It is a chain ramen shop originating in Fukuoka. It is very popular in Japan and has even spread its wings abroad such as in Singapore, Hongkong, Malaysia, and USA. Such popular ramen comes in cup ramen and is sold by SEVEN ELEVEN. The manufacturer is the well known CUP NOODLE brand from NISSIN.

    Since it's only an instant cup ramen, i thought it would taste differently, but i was wrong. Mostly, it tasted just as delicious as the restaurant's ramen. The soup is the thick pork broth, the noodles used are thin noodles. It's also completed with garlic oil which makes the aroma even more tempting. It is easy to make: just add the soup and powder, pour hot water, and wait for 3 minutes. It's such a miracle that only with that we can savor the taste of the restaurant's original ramen. The only downside is you cannot get another bowl since it's not actually in the restaurant.

    Of course ramen tastes best eaten at the restaurant, but when you cannot go, or when you are famished in the middle of the night, you can get the delicious Ippudo taste immediately with this cup ramen. Regardless whether you have tried the original Ippudo ramen or not, why not try having some stocks of this instant gourmet?

    PHITEN METAX CREAM

    I'm using computer all day at work and that makes my shoulder and arm become stiff easily. One day I went to Phiten's store and the staff told me to try their METAX CREAM. I gave it a shot and the moment I applied it, I was surprised my shoulder felt lighter immediately.

    I bought it and started using it in regular basis not only on my shoulder and arm but any part of my body that feels stiff. I can apply it on the part that feels stiff and give myself some good massage or when I don't really have time I can just apply it and it still works very well. My muscle gets relaxed and I always feel that liberating feeling similar to when I stretch my body.

    I went to climb the mountain with my parents one day, and my dad injured his leg when we were going downhill. His muscle got strained and it was impossible for him to walk normally. We had to walk slowly and take break several times because of that. Then, I remembered I had METAX CREAM. I told dad that it would be easier for him to walk after I apply it to his strained leg. After that, we could proceed way more easily.

    This product is not only convenient during sports, but also in everyday life. I think keeping it in your medicine box is a smart thing to do.

    Kokando Beauty Act BB+

    I am introducing the Kokando Beauty Act BB+. The BB in Beauty Act BB+ is formulated with vitamin B2B6, and is effective for troubled skin, acne, and ulcers.

    Why am I introducing this? Because among all the vitamin supplements this has the best cost performance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    In fact, the Beauty Act BB+ has exact same ingredient composition as the famous BB Chocola.

    I’m not exaggerating when I say it’s quite rare for me to not have ulcers. I even had one that lasted for a year. I take more vitamins than other people, thus cost-performance is very important for me. The first time I bought Beauty Act BB+ was last year, but I’ve been drinking Beauty Act BB+ every day since then. Not only does it eases my ulcers, it also works for days when I have troubled skin. This is perfect for the moment when I was thinking of trying something new for my beauty routine.

    I recommend the Kokando Beauty Act BB++ to anyone who wants to intake vitamin B on a daily basis like me. Till next time ^^

    CURE Natural Aqua Gel

    I was quite excited learning about this item when my sister recommended this to me. It was time to up my game in skincare, and I have to say I am very happy to use CURE's Natural Aqua Gel.

    How you'd use this is pump some onto your palm and apply over the face. After the gel settles in a few seconds, RUB TO EXFOLIATE. You can get clearer skin, and your skincare products are going to work better! The best thing about this actually feeling that you are removing the dirt and skin from your face. That sense of immediate result gives me a lot of confidence over the Natural Aqua Gel.

    If you haven't tried it out, or wondering why your skin isn't getting brighter, this is a must to look out for!

    Nivea Premium Body Milk

    This time I am recommending a Nivea milky lotion that can only be found in Japan currently. Among the Nivea products, this is not only particularly effective, and it is not at all expensive.

    This is a highly moisturising lotion meant for dry skin, allowing the skin to absorb quickly without being sticky. It has a slight scent of rose. The skin gets dry easily, being under the office air-conditioner for the whole day. I could just apply this whenever I want or just for fun, and applying too much could get some onto the keyboard or the mouse, but they never feel sticky. I also apply this before sleep so that my skin would feel smooth without any dryness the next day.

    My mother’s skin is also very dry due to illness, and I let her try it. She’s been praising this product, and I’ve been getting for her ever since.

    KOBAYASHI Netsusama Cooling Gel Sheets For Kids Blue 16 Sheets

    When you are raising children and they suddenly come down with a fever, we often go into a panic, don’t we? Especially when these fevers usually occur at night.

    In such time, these Netsusama sheets become useful. In fact! It’s not my child who loves it, but my husband who does. When he has a fever, he will often use it. It’s comfortable to use it on the forehead, and really helps when you are finding it difficult to fall asleep. I’m thankful to have this.

    Furthermore, they are not only for fever, as the Netsusama sheets can also be used during hot summer days… pasting one of these on the forehead or the neck will help you forget the heat.

    My daughter has delicate skin, but she has no problems using the Netsusama sheets. The sheets play the biggest role during her exam periods. Using the Netsusama sheet when she felt like sleeping helped to expel the drowsiness. My daughter pasted them again and again to help her during studies.

    It’s good to use while driving too, and great for safety when you use it against drowsiness.

    ITOEN Green Tea Powder Macha Blend

    Since the powder of the products dissolves immediately in water or hot water, it’s easy to prepare a cool tea without hot water to enjoy on a hot day. Furthermore, because it’s just powder, there is no need to wash any teapots or clear away any tea leaves. It makes it easy to enjoy the tea as though it came straight from a teapot.

    In addition, it has additional health benefits of matcha, mainly:

    • ・catechin present helps stabilises the absorption of fat
    • ・decreases amount of bad cholesterol
    • ・prevents cancer, gum cavities etc
    … and many more!

    Each delicious cup of health boosting tea only costs S¢20 too!

    Sunstar GUM Toothpaste 120g

    This is a toothpaste that I like a lot. It’s actually strong enough to prevent periodontal disease. I recommend this toothpaste to people who worry about swollen gums, sensitive teeth due to receding gums, bad breath, and food getting stuck in their teeth. I hope that this product review relieves some of your stress.

    I’ve been fortunate enough to have had very few cavities in my life, which is why I was never really interested in toothpastes that prevent cavities. Even though I had few cavities, my gums were getting weaker, and I was at risk of developing periodontal disease. Since ordinary toothpaste can do little to save you from periodontal disease, I got a little worried. That’s when I found this toothpaste and the way to good gum health.

    Ever since I started using this toothpaste, the sticky feeling inside my mouth dissipated. The bleeding from my gums that would occur also stopped. In fact, the color of my gums returned to their healthy pink color, which was another huge relief. For people who want quick results, I recommend to them the mouthwash. After using the GUM® toothpaste, the mouthwash rinses the inside of your mouth.

    As of now, any chance that I’ll develop periodontal disease has diminished. I’m really grateful to GUM® for this. I want everyone else not just to take care in preventing cavities but to care for your gums, too.

    SAKURA Multi-Function Ball Point Pen

    This is awesome.
    I am a desk worker, maybe as you know :)
    In order to remember my idea, I write memo on my notebook more than PC’s memo.

    I usually like to use multi function pens, and have been buying them for 4~6years.I don’t remember how many multi function pens did I use, but I’m sure that this pen is one of the most wonderful stationary in Japan.

    Especially, my favorite points is 3 aspects.
    First. Color variation. Other basic multi pen has only Black and Red, sometimes Blue.But this pen has Black, Red, Blue, Green, and Mechanical pencil!
    Second. Fine point. In Japan, popular ballpoint pens are designed with 0.5 point, but this pen is 0.4 point.Although I was a little worried about easiness to write,the pen-tip is firmly fixed to write anywhere smoothly.
    Third. Stylish design. Shaped octagon, matte black,and sophisticated design. No matter how convenient it is,I won’t buy it only for its convenience.The reason I bought this pen is finally its appearance.

    If you are looking for pen (not an apple pen, pineapple pen neither), let’s try it!

    KOBAYASHI Sumigaki Charcoal Powder Toothpaste

    Charcoal tooth paste. Yes, its paste is black color.
    Strange, but I can’t ignore. It is obviously doughtful. But it makes my heart beat... but..

    4 weeks passed since I had been curious about this tooth paste.
    Finally I bought. I used it. I was surprised that it is black paste but somehow refreshing.
    According to official website, it has capavility of prevention bad breath, I think and feel so too.

    If you would like to use some strange items, I recommend you use it for beginning.
    Don’t think, use it now!

    Chezmoi Aishikon Eye Pack

    Ever since we’re infants, the blood circulation around our eyes is poor, which makes dark circles appear underneath the eyes. As we get older, our quality of sleep decreases – or we get no sleep by pulling all-nighters – so those dark circles deepen further.

    Recently, my mother, who’s always worrying about the dulling skin under her eyes, heard about a product worth trying from her friend. She said that that product is the Ai to Shikon Eye Fine Line Care Mask, a very famous product in Japan because of the results that it delivers. She told me, “Please buy it for me before you come home to Taiwan! You should use it too! It’s great at getting rid of the bags under your eyes.”

    When I decided to give it a try, the first thing that I noticed was the pleasant purple-colored gel. I spread the gel around the underside of my eyes, and after 15-20 minutes, it dried into a mask-like film. As soon as I peeled it off, I could feel that my undereyes were puffed up and invigorated. After a week of using it, my undereye circles were mostly gone.

    This gel mask includes indigo and lavender extracts, which are great for lifting sagging, wrinkling, and darkening skin. I recommend this for combating the natural aging process or the consequences of sleep deprivation.

    There’s also a Neck Fine Line Care Mask from the same brand series.

    LION KYUSOKUJIKAN Foot Patch

    In the past, whenever I would talk about my trips to Japan, I would often hear the word “Kyusoku Jikan.” It has a definite effect, but since I thought it was an exaggeration, I haven’t used it at all since coming to Japan.

    This time, just in case, I brought it along with me because I was traveling with both of my parents.

    After a long day of walking for hours and hours, we got back to the hotel. I couldn’t even lift my finger. Not even a massage could alleviate that exhaustion. However, since I thought of all the sightseeing that we wanted to do the next day and the day after, it was time for a break – time to try “Kyusoku Jikan.”

    The pink-colored sheet was bigger than I thought and didn’t smell of a formula. It was refreshing and pleasant. You stick it on your feet at night before you go to sleep, and the next morning when you wake up, your feet feel much lighter.

    Now, there’s also a version of the Kyusoku Jikan sheets focusing on stimulating the soles.

    KAO Megurism Eye Mask Relaxing

    This product is very well-known even outside of Japan. You may have seen reviews for this item on other websites. And so it’s easy to see why this eye mask is my staff pick.

    People of today’s society are constantly looking at computers and smartphones and wearing out their eyes. This brings me to ask: are you taking care of your eyes?

    Kao’s MegRhythm relaxes and soothes your eyes with the power of warm vapor and a pleasant aroma. I’ve tried it; as soon as I laid the mask over my eyes, I felt the warm sensation. It was so satisfying. In fact, it didn’t only warm up and release the strain on the ocular muscles around my eyes, but I could feel it effectively warming my eyeballs. While this mask undoubtedly has great physical benefits, the added fragrance relaxed me psychologically like a nice massage for my nose and – actually – my whole body. When I took off the mask, I felt refreshed and like the blood was flowing smoothly around my eyes again. The different scents that you can choose from are yuzu, lavender, chamomile, rose, and fragrance-free for a wide range of preferences.

    Pros:

    • ・It gets hot as soon as you open the package.
    • ・You can wear it like glasses thanks to the strap that wraps behind the ears.
    • ・It’s always sanitary since it’s a one-time-use mask.
    • ・It covers the entire eye, so it’s highly-effective in releasing eye tension over a wide area.
    • ・The fragrance is also relaxing.
    • ・The effect lasts for 10 minutes.

    Cons:

    • ・You can’t do anything else while wearing the mask.
    • ・You can’t use a mask more than once to be economic.

    My recommendation is that you give the MegRhythm a try. You will definitely feel the positive effects, and your eyes will thank you. After just one use, you’ll feel like you can’t live without it. Go ahead and give it a whirl!

    Chocola BB Plus

    I often get mouth ulcers or pimples when I’m sleep-deprived. In times like those, what I rely on is this: Chocola BB Plus! When I take BB Plus tablets, the ulcers and pimples go away with three days. When I don’t take BB Plus tablets, getting rid of them takes as long as 1-2 weeks.

    After a close friend recommended these tablets to me, I started taking them to heal blemishes on my skin from the inside rather than directly applying a messy topical cream that you find at the drugstore which can rub off. I was so happy with how quickly those unsightly marks disappeared, so now I’m recommending them to all of you!

    When your skin acts up and looks embarrassing thanks to lack of sleep, stress, or other factors, take these tablets before you can’t stand to see those blemishes for one more day!

    NIVEA Cream

    As winter approaches along with dry, cracked skin, you’re going to need a skin cream. This is the one that I recommend!

    To the people who think, “I know I should moisturize my skin, but which product is the best one for the job?” or “Using a bunch of creams and lotions is just a hassle.” – you’ll see a result the instant you spread this onto your skin. From what I’ve heard, Nivea Cream contains the same ingredients as premium beauty creams, and now I believe it.

    The big positive of this cream is how easily it blends into my skin. It blends in so well that when I wash my hands, they don’t feel slippery as if the cream is only sitting on my skin.

    And…! It’s so creamy that it looks delicious enough to eat! But I better not.

    Dr.Scholl Medi Qtto Long 2 sizes

    Although there maybe some people who is using this product, I want to recommend this item after use it myself.

    Who can use this item:
    People who likes to working out but, feeling bothersome about stretching.
    Workers who stand or sit down all day.
    People whos legs swollen up and so seems like fat.

    BecauseI’m working work at my company sitting down all day, I feel my legs swollen up. And I use this item praying to lose weigh at my legs ^^. When I woke up in the morning, I can feel the weigh of my legs are very light and looks slender surprisingly enough ! It is important to believe this item ! You may think that it would be uncomfortable when you wear this stocking in summer or in hot weather, I like basic type cause I turn on the air-conditioner all night whle I’m sleeping. And when I take an airplane or trip, it is essential item !

    Calbee Fruit Granola

    This is cereal that is suitable for refreshment or meal and can make harmony with the other foods. It is consists of brown rice, oat barley, mixed dry fruits.

    Because I don’t like the sweet taste, I hardly have ate the cereal. But this is not that sweety, nutty taste, and crunchy so I like it. At the first time, I began to have it to lose my weigh but I used have the one whole pack of it:p:p:p:p:p:p:p:p

    I recommend to have it by itself or put the cereal on the top of the yogurt since I like the nutty taste. You can have it with milk or mix with cookie paste and grill it who likes to home-made baking of course^^

    Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

    It'll be no surprise if you have seen this item recommended all over the internet. Biore has really outdone themselves by creating the Aqua Rich Watery Essence. Not only is it strong in UV protection (SPF50+, PA++++) , it is one of the easiest sunscreen I have ever applied. The water gel-like texture doesn't leave a cast, and is very easily absorbed by the skin. There is a slight smell of sunscreen that is hardly troubling.

    This is one of the best priced sunscreen for cost-performance. Note that this sunscreen contains alcohol. Which means if it may not agree with sensitive skin, and there is a refreshing sensation when applied.

    DHC Men All in One Moisture Gel

    I am skeptic of all-in-one's or multi-purpose products, but I can say this moisture gel delivers. The serum can be used for six different purposes, including aftershave, face lotion, and serum. I use as body cream and moisturiser.

    I had a very positive experience with this. My skin was drying out quickly in the summer, and my skin transitioned from oily, to combination. Improvements were seen aftter the first day, and my skin reverted back to normal on the second. If you need a moisturiser as a quick filler, I'd recommend this.

    The texture is even more watery (as compared to the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence), and is transparent. It spreads very easily across the skin, so a small amount is enough. This means that the bottle can last quite long. One thing however, it takes time for the skin to absorb the lotion, so note before applying anything else.