All the Japanese products listed in RatzillaCosme are not distributed outside of East Asia. If you live outside of these countries, you will have to buy online. Many major brands are widely distributed in Hong Kong and Taiwan with some being available to Malaysia and Singapore — but, most remain Japan-exclusive.
Some important things to note:
- Japanese cosmetics made for the domestic market (i.e. Japan) do not have production nor expiration date printed. They are unnecessary in Japan since products are repackaged (and reformulated) on a near annual basis. If you see e-tailers listing them, they’re most likely lying!
- To ensure freshness and authenticity, buy directly from Japan.
- I only use official product names but be aware that many stockists (especially the ones based in Hong Kong) do not follow official information so names can greatly vary.
- Many major Japanese cosmetics brands reformulate their products for exporting to nearby countries, but keep the same packaging design and product name. They may appear identical but ingredients actually slightly differ.
Note of warning: RatzillaCosme provides information on Japanese cosmetics that are Japan-made for the domestic (Japanese) market only. Buyers beware!
|Alpha Beauty Store (eBay)||Hong Kong||Shipping not included.|
|Adambeauty||Hong Kong||Free worldwide shipping. US$2 registered mail charge per order.|
|Asian Fashion City||Australia|
|Bring Bling JP||Japan||Accept custom order.|
|CT Taiwan (eBay)||Taiwan|
|Gmarket||Korea||EMS shipping only.|
|Good Dealer||Hong Kong|
|Hong Kong Beauty Store (eBay)||Hong Kong|
|Hong Kong Wai Beauty (eBay)||Hong Kong|
|Ichibankao||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|
|Japan Beauty||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|
|Japan Import (Amazon)||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|
|Japan Variety Shop (eBay)||Japan|
|JpMon.com||Non-English site (Taiwanese).|
|Lunatu||UK||Free worldwide shipping.|
|PC Home||Non-English site (Taiwanese). EMS shipping only.|
|Rakuten Global Market||Japan||EMS/Airmail/SAL shipping depends on the individual stores.|
|ShopJBP||Japan||Accept custom order.|
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