Where to Buy?

All the Japanese products listed in RatzillaCosme are not officially distributed outside of East Asia. Many major brands are widely distributed in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines — 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 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.

I strongly advise doing some research first before buying online! Otherwise, you might not get what you’re expecting — or worse, you might not even know it if you get an expired or the wrong product.

E-TAILERS WITH WORLDWIDE SHIPPING:

Note of warning: RatzillaCosme provides information on Japanese cosmetics that are Japan-made for the domestic (Japanese) market only. Buyers beware!

NameLocation Other Info
Alpha Beauty Store (eBay)Hong Kong Shipping not included.
AdambeautyHong KongFree worldwide shipping. US$2 registered mail charge per order.
BoBoDaveHong Kong
Cross the World (Amazon)
JapanFree worldwide shipping.
CT Taiwan (eBay)Taiwan
EvecareUS
GmarketKoreaEMS shipping only.
Good DealerHong Kong
Hong Kong Beauty Store (eBay)Hong Kong
Hong Kong Wai Beauty (eBay)Hong Kong
IchibankaoJapanFree worldwide shipping.
Japan BeautyJapanFree worldwide shipping.
Japan Import (Amazon)JapanFree shipping to the US (other countries not included).
Japan-Subculture (Amazon)JapanFree shipping to the US (other countries not included).
Japan Variety Shop (eBay)Japan
JPBabiesJapanFree worldwide shipping on orders US$49+.
JpMon.comTaiwanNon-English site (in Taiwanese).
Juness Japan Shop (Amazon)JapanFree shipping to the US.
LunatuUKFree worldwide shipping.
MoguMogu Tokyo (Amazon)
JapanFree worldwide shipping.
Nano Japan (Amazon)
Japan Free worldwide shipping.
PC HomeTaiwanNon-English site (in Taiwanese). EMS shipping only.
Saiko Japan (Amazon)
JapanFree worldwide shipping.
SamuraiJapan (Amazon)JapanFree shipping to the US (other countries not included).
SHOEIDO_PHARMACY (Amazon)JapanFree worldwide shipping.
ShopJBPJapanAccept custom order.
Tokyo WinkJapan
VALUE’S JAPAN (Amazon)
USAFree shipping to the US (Fulfilled by Amazon).
YesStyleHong KongFree worldwide shipping on orders US$35+.
Zendo Japan (Amazon)
JapanFree worldwide shipping.

 

If you are finding this English content outside of RatzillaCosme.com, then the site is guilty of plagiarism! RatzillaCosme does not participate in paid product placement posts. If you buy something I link on my site, RatzillaCosme may earn a small commission.

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confused
confused
3 years ago

how do you tell the difference between chinese and japanese version of a product?

h123
h123
3 years ago

Is AdamBeauty legitimate? I’m not worried about price mark-up, just that I’m getting the real product and not a counterfeit. You mentioned that products from mainland China are likely to be fakes, but AdamBeauty is based in Hong Kong so I assume that’s safer? I always check my purchases against your site and the packaging matches perfectly (I’m careful not to buy expired stuff), and the products work well. I’ve done a fair amount of research about AdamBeauty – there aren’t tons of reviews, but all of them seem positive. Do you think that is sufficient to guarantee the product… Read more »

h123
h123
3 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Ah, I see. I know this isn’t a guarantee that AdamBeauty doesn’t sell fakes, but has AdamBeauty gotten in trouble the way you described above? Thanks for the reply!

Lou
Lou
1 year ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Why is Adambeauty so much cheaper than say, Ichibankao? I’m unsure where to order a new eyeliner… it comes near the eyes, where I don’t want anything suspicious or expired.
I used to trust Adambeauty though and have ordered in the past.

Epp Krusenvald
Epp Krusenvald
4 years ago

Thanks for this insight! After I read this interview with Inga Melon Panda (https://pinkycloud.com/japanese-cosmetics-a-look-from-the-inside-interview-with-inga-melon-panda) , I finally started trusting authentic Japanese cosmetics – before, it had always seemed to me a bit shady as there was not much info about the quality. Also, in Europe it was rather hard to get your hands on any truly authentic Japanese beauty products. Now I recently discovered Webichi (http://www.webichi.com/en/) who sell even products for home. Honestly, those items are the cutest! I found Ichibankao as well but for me, Webichi tops that. Of course it is crucial to do some research before purchasing… Read more »

cleo
cleo
4 years ago

Hello! This is a very nifty list! I tried shipping to the UK using the abovementioned amazon.com sellers (Samurai Japan, Japan Subculture), but I was charged with shipping fees. I thought it’s free worldwide shipping (as stated on the ‘Other Info’ column)? In fact, shipping fee to the UK is more than the price of the item even with standard shipping. 🙁 Do you know why is this so? Thank you!

thuy nguyen
thuy nguyen
4 years ago

I’m having a difficult time buying from Kenko Express on Rakuten globall site. It keeps showing error after I hit ” Place Order”. If you happen to know the reason why please let me know. Thank you very much 🙂

Yoko Uchida
Yoko Uchida
4 years ago
Janice koh
Janice koh
4 years ago

Hey have a look on this secure online platform to purchase japan product http://www.kupiku.com .

Peter Woo
Peter Woo
4 years ago
Lucia Zhang
Lucia Zhang
5 years ago

Hey,me again.May i ask about Import tax and duty? I’ve shopped JPY16,778.is that need to pay the import tax?

Lucia Zhang
Lucia Zhang
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

many thanks for replying.

Lucia Zhang
Lucia Zhang
5 years ago

Hi,thanks for writing this article.May i ask how to shop on Rakuten Global Market?I am in the UK,and would like to buy Japanese products.Do I need register a forward shipping service before i shop on Rakuten?thank you。

Lucia Zhang
Lucia Zhang
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Many thanks for replying.They are like different stores in mail,so all products that i needed have to be selected and shopped in one store?btw,which shipping method do you use/suggest when shop with Rakuten global? I’m in the UK

Lucia Zhang
Lucia Zhang
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Hey,I would like to buy many Japanese products on Rakuten Global. I’ve been searching those in some of stores from your links,it’s hardly find everything i want in one.Do you have one/two your mainly shopped and fully trusted store on Rakuten?plus.i’ve searched other online shops that you linked,it’s also no lucky.

Lucia Zhang
Lucia Zhang
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

thanks for replying.do you have any suggestion store?how would i choice store?whether depends on their stars+reviews? the links/stores for each product that you provided are trustful,aren’t they?

btw,why there are ‘fs04gm’ or fs03gm’showing on the title of some products?or it only show on my search

kiki
kiki
5 years ago

Hi, Ratz. First of all, thanks for all your helpful advise ^~^ I purchased an lotion/serum on Rakuten Global Market last year. Since I like the product a lot, I purchased the same item again this year from another Rakuten Global Market store. Both stores have japanese addresses and contact information, and both were sent from japan using EMS. I also checked their stores on the japanese rakuten website. What worries me is that they some how feel little different on my skin (the smell and texture). Since it cost over $200 with shipping, I hope I am getting the… Read more »

kiki
kiki
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

It’s POLA BA lotion, and they don’t sell them in US. Both stores on rakuten are selling it the same price as the official website. I compared the packing of the two, they are exactly the same. For both stores, they have good rating on rakuten as well. I heard stories about people got fake products on rakuten. Since the packages are shipped directly from japan, and the people who shipped out the packages were japanese (on the package, it showed the senders’ name, which are japanese names), can I assume they are more likely to be the real product?… Read more »

Grace
Grace
5 years ago
Reply to  kiki

I love Pola BA lotion. But I think a better place to get it is Pola’s international official website (www.polacosmetics.com.au). They ship internationally. If you are in US, shipping is free for orders over 150 AUD (about 115 USD I think)

Shea
Shea
5 years ago

Hi, Ratz! Why isn’t imomoko.com included in the list of reputable websites who sell authentic products?

Shea
Shea
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Ah…gotcha 😉

Shea
Shea
5 years ago

Hi, Ratz! Have you heard of the eBay seller fifa604 ? They run an online store called “The Best of Japan” and claim to be 100% authentic. They said they buy all their stock brand-new from authentic retailers in Japan and also from Rakuten. Is there any way to confirm this or am I just gonna have to take their word for it? :-/

Shea
Shea
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks for the quick reply, Ratz! Actually I went to Rakuten’s site but they didn’t have the Biore Bright sunscreen and The Best of Japan did, so I bought from them. It seems since the new packaging came out last month, many authentic sellers don’t have it yet – even Sasa.com doesn’t have it. Ken’s store was the only place I could find the new (March 2015) packaging. Thanks again!

Shea
Shea
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Omg Sasa.com is not reputable??? I thought they were like one of the MOST reputable sites in the world for Asian sunscreens and skincare. Everything I’ve ever read about them on the internet has been positive. Do you know about any bad experiences with them or proof they are not authentic? Regarding Biore Bright on Rakuten, when you go to the website and do a search for “Biore Bright” absolutely nothing comes up. It says “0 search results.”

Shea
Shea
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

LOL You’re funny! “Looks and sounds like Sasha” hahahaa But yeah that’s a shame people do that to you when you work so hard on your translations and information. I can’t tell you HOW many times I’ve been very grateful for your website because it’s the ONLY place that I have been able to find ingredients and info in English on certain products – sometimes even cosdna.com doesn’t have them. If people would just ask you or attribute it to you…all it takes a few little words… “ingredients and info by ratzillacosme.com” Well, thanks for the info and convo –… Read more »

Shea
Shea
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Ratz, it’s me again 🙂 While I’m here I wanted to ask you if you know anything about B&C Labs Clear Last Pore Cover Face Powder. It’s the compact pressed powder (not the loose powder). The item number is 107374603005 on “Sasha” lol. I can’t for the life of me find ingredients ANYwhere on the internet. I found the regular Clear Last powder on your site but I think this one is different. This one says “Pore Cover 4-in-1 Face Powder” on the compact. Do you think you could post the ingredients or at least the SPF and PA rating… Read more »

Shea
Shea
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla
Shea
Shea
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

You’re a gem, Ratz! Thanks so much! 🙂

Weiyee
Weiyee
5 years ago

Recently I bought some mask from Japan.. Yes, there are no expire date … how long I’m gonna to use it ??

Stacy
Stacy
5 years ago

I recently found an online Korean store that sells a decent variety of brands and products. I just purchased a moisturizer set from Laneige from their website and so far the product seems great. I would recommend them and they deliver quickly too! Rokamore.com

Debbie
Debbie
5 years ago

Hi I wish to find some cosmetic made from japan such as DHC lip cream and Hipitch deep cleansing oil. Where can I find their supplier? I wish to get the wholesale.price.. I’m a newbie for this but wish to do this product for trading. Pls helo…

Jessica
Jessica
6 years ago

I am so lucky to find this website. Hope to see more posts about beauty product from you.

Jennifer Tanchiatco Ishigami
Jennifer Tanchiatco Ishigami
6 years ago

Hi! If you have any products that you want from japan please let me know. I can assure you that they are really from there. it may take some time quite though since stocks will be via seafreight. thanks and have a good day!

Yunita
Yunita
6 years ago

i want use orbis foundation, but i dont know which one the best for use everday.. and the cleaning oil?? thanks

Felicia Y. Chang
Felicia Y. Chang
6 years ago

i always buy from Japan directly bcuz the ingrediates are different for other countries. Your websites is so helpful. Hope you can introduce/ review more Korean brands. thanks

mia
mia
6 years ago

hi as alpa beauty is based in hong kong can i trust that there products are from japan such as there hada labo and annesa shisiddo products?

mia
mia
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

gosh so hard to choose i saw in one of your blogs showing the difference between a chinese biore sunscreen and the japanese version and they are so similar i could not tell the difference, i will buy from
ichibankao as they are based in japan so hopefully they will be the japaness version, i want to buy the hada labo uv white gel spf 50 pa ++++ but its not sold in ichibanco , do you know of any japanese online store that i can buy it from that ship overseas

mia
mia
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

ok thanks for your help love your site

amirah
amirah
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

ok thanks do much you have been very helpful

kiko
kiko
6 years ago

im so happy to see this!!thanks!!!

Sawasawa
Sawasawa
6 years ago

I bought more goodies off Rakuten several days ago, and got the Rakuten order confirmation email, but haven’t heard anything from the shop itself yet. It’s only been 3 days, which doesn’t sound very long, but I’ve bought from several stores and every time they all responded within a day/same day atleast saying something like, “we got your order, please check if its correct and we’ll send it out within blank many days.” Their lack of response made me think of Ichibankao and how they are on summer vacation. Is it normal for Rakuten sellers to take summer vacation off?… Read more »

Sawasawa
Sawasawa
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Cool great! You’ve been so much help to me, and I’ve totally fallen in love with some of the products I’ve found on your website, especially the sunscreens! Thanks again :]

Skye
Skye
6 years ago

Hi! I found this website by chance. Can I just say you are a life-saver?!!! I am very new to the skincare market in Asia and I absolutely know nothing. THIS website has helped me so much in the last few days. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I have a question. I am looking to buy Biore UV Bright Face Milk. My problem is with shipping costs. I saw the products at yesstyle.com and I was wondering if it is trustworthy website. They had the Bright Face milk (http://www.yesstyle.com/en/kao-biore-uv-bright-face-milk-spf-50-pa-30ml/info.html/pid.1033325975) but it is in a different packaging. I believe it… Read more »

Skye
Skye
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks so much for replying! That will help me. I will definitely stay away.

sawasawa
sawasawa
6 years ago

I’ve asked you about Rakuten before and wanted to thank you because I’ve bought some products from there that you’ve shown from @cosme on your website and have had pretty good experiences with the sellers so far. Even though I’ve had only good experiences, I’ve come across some sellers on there that sell things for a lot cheaper than other sellers, and cheaper than @cosme lists the price to be, should I be wary of those sellers? Especially when they have not very many reviews? Like http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-speedup/item/4971710137811/ for example. There are 2 other sellers I found that are also selling… Read more »

Coffee
Coffee
6 years ago

Thank you for the list! I see that you listed adambeauty.com as a reliable source. Do you have a positive opinion of them, and do they sell reputable/unexpired products? I am an international buyer and they seem to have the best rates of the majority of the stores I’ve seen, but I want to be sure I’m making the right choice.

Coffee
Coffee
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Is there any reliable way to look for fakes, especially products like sunscreens? The sunscreen I want to purchase from adambeauty.com is in the 2014 packaging, which is promising, but I’m still nervous about being duped somwhow. It would be a nightmare to buy a sunscreen which advertises high UV protection and then get a fake or expired product which provides no protection at all.

Are fake products obviously cheap-looking and terrible compared to the real thing?

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