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.
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.|
|Cross the World (Amazon)||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|
|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 shipping to the US (other countries not included).|
|Japan-Subculture (Amazon)||Japan||Free shipping to the US (other countries not included).|
|Japan Variety Shop (eBay)||Japan|
|JPBabies||Japan||Free worldwide shipping on orders US$49+.|
|JpMon.com||Taiwan||Non-English site (in Taiwanese).|
|Juness Japan Shop (Amazon)||Japan||Free shipping to the US.|
|Lunatu||UK||Free worldwide shipping.|
|MoguMogu Tokyo (Amazon)||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|
|Nano Japan (Amazon)||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|
|PC Home||Taiwan||Non-English site (in Taiwanese). EMS shipping only.|
|Saiko Japan (Amazon)||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|
|SamuraiJapan (Amazon)||Japan||Free shipping to the US (other countries not included).|
|SHOEIDO_PHARMACY (Amazon)||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|
|ShopJBP||Japan||Accept custom order.|
|VALUE’S JAPAN (Amazon)||USA||Free shipping to the US (Fulfilled by Amazon).|
|YesStyle||Hong Kong||Free worldwide shipping on orders US$35+.|
|Zendo Japan (Amazon)||Japan||Free worldwide shipping.|