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!
|Amazon Japan||Japan||Shipping via AmazonGlobal.|
|Alpha Beauty Store (eBay)||Hong Kong||Shipping not included.|
|Adambeauty||Hong Kong||Free worldwide shipping. US$2 registered mail charge per order.|
|CT Taiwan (eBay)||Taiwan|
|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 Variety Shop (eBay)||Japan|
|JPBabies||Japan||Free worldwide shipping on orders US$49+.|
|JpMon.com||Taiwan||Non-English site (in Taiwanese).|
|ShopJBP||Japan||Accept custom order.|
|YesStyle||Hong Kong||Free worldwide shipping on orders US$35+.|