• Fasio BB Cream

    Fasio BB Cream

    Launch Date: 2013.5.16
    Packaging: 30g Tube <3 shades available>
    Brand: Fasio
    Producer: KOSE Cosmenience
    Product Type: BB cream
    Price: ¥1,500

    ☼SPF50+/PA++++

    UV Filter(s): Octinoxate, Tinosorb M, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.

    ȴ1,575 (approx. US$15.42)

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    Fasio Clear Block UV Gel

    Fasio Clear Block UV Gel SPF50+ PA++++, a Japanese sunscreen gel

    Launch Date: 2013.2.16
    Packaging: 75g Tube
    Brand: Fasio
    Producer: KOSE Cosmenience
    Product Type: Sunscreen
    Price: ¥1,200

    ☼SPF50+/PA++++

    UV Filter(s): Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S & Parsol SLX.

    ȴ1,071 (approx. US$10.21) from Rakuten: HERE
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    COSME DECORTE Moisture Liposome Essence

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    Launch Date: 1992

    Price: 40ml Botte/¥10,500, 60ml/¥14,175 (Tax Included)

    KOSE’s COSME DECORTE Moisture Liposome Essence is a beauty serum to moisturize and repair dry, irritated skin.

    It utilizes “Lipsome Technology” and “mico-capsules” to deliver “long-lasting …

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    COSME DECORTE AQ Gentle Cleansing Cream

    COSME DECORTE AQ Gentle Cleansing Cream

    Launch Date: 2000

    Price: ¥10,500 (tax included)

    Packaging: 150g Jar

    AQ stands for “Absolute Quality”, the most prestigious line in Kose’s COSME DECORTE brand.

    Kose’s COSME DECORTE AQ Gentle Cleansing Cream is a cream-type makeup …

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    Worst Pick: Fasio Sunscreens

    Fasio lineup

    Through a combination of an assortment of sample packets and regular bottles, I’ve pretty much tried all Fasio facial sunscreens that were released this year and the last (2009). Despite the reformulations, I feel about …

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    BEAUTÉ de KOSÉ Ultra Sun Protector UV

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    SPF50+/PA+++

    Launch Date: 2007.3.4

    Price: ¥2,625 (tax included)

    Packaging: 30ml Tube

    UV Filter(s): Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate & Ensulizole.

    “Exhibits superior skincare effects, giving a smooth natural-looking finish.

    Skin continues to look natural and translucent even …

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    Moisture Skin Repair

    Kose Moisture Skin Repair

    *This product is a quasi-drug in Japan.

    Launch Date: 2004.1.16

    Price: 50ml Bottle/?5,250, 100ml/? 8,925 (Tax Included)

    Active: Rice Power (sic) Extract No. 11

    Kose’s Moisture Skin Repair is a Japanese beauty serum that “improves …

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    Japanese Brands Pronunciation

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    I have received numerous emails asking the proper pronunciations of popular Japanese cosmetic brands so here is a list of  the common brands that are often mispronounced.

    ALLIE— “ah-lee”

    Cezanne — “seh-zahn-neh”

    Chifure — …

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