Skincare Snapshot, May 2019

Temperature is hovering in the upper 20s C so I’ve been keeping layering minimal in the morning to keep skin feeling fresh and comfortable.

AM 🌞

Bifesta Foaming Whip Bright Up

Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner (with a trigger spray nozzle attachment from Muji): It costs less than „500 for a big half-litre bottle in Japan so I spritz this generously on my face and body as a skin refresher in the summer.

Paula’s Choice Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturiser: This moisturiser is an all-round powerhouse — it’s packed full of scientifically proven ingredients, including several types of vitamin C and ceramides. I like it on mornings when I want to keep layering at the most minimal.

ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk

PM 🌛

Dr.Ci:Labo VC100 Hot Peel Cleansing Gel

Bifesta Foaming Whip Bright Up

Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner

Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster (on nights I’m not using Azclear & Retin-A)

Paula’s Choice Clinical Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moisturiser (on nights I’m not using Azclear & Retin-A)

Azclear Action 20% Azelaic Acid Medicated Lotion (every other night): I don’t have blemishes nor rosacea to treat (what azelaic acid is often used to treat), so I’m interested in its other benefits — Paula’s Choice has a good informative article on it.

Retin-A 0.025% Gel (every other night after Azclear): I apply this after the Azclear since it pills if I do the reverse.

Curel Intensive Moisture Cream (on nights I’m using Azclear & Retin-A): The moisturiser equivalent of a plain Uniqlo t-shirt. I prefer a very basic but well-formulated moisturiser when I’m using potent serums and treatments. This one from Curel is a cult-favourite in Japan and also one of my favourites.

FLOWFUSHI The Matsuge Biyou-Eki

About G. Haruka 48 Articles
G. Haruka is a trilingual trend analyst who specialises in Japan FMCG personal care and beauty products with over 10 years of experience. She also helps non-Japanese speakers navigate the overwhelming world of Japanese cosmetics at RatzillaCosme.
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1 year ago

Would you consider doing a spotlight post on Retin A taking about your experiences? (Any purging, irritation, how you cobatted it, thoughts about it etc)

1 year ago

Do you have a review for the Flowfushi?

1 year ago

Hi – would you happen to know of PlazaJapan as reputable site for buying Japanese Sunscreen etc? As always, appreciate the effort you spend on this site). Thanks