My Current Skincare Routine: Winter/Spring 2021

Here is the skincare routine I’ve been following for the past couple of months. I have to say that it has kept my face looking spectacularly smooth, fresh, and bouncy, considering the stress levels.

In a nutshell, my current skincare routine is something like this:

Morning version 1 : Cleanse + Prep + Serum + Moisturise + Eye Cream (occasional) + UV

Morning version 2 : Cleanse + Prep + Moisturise + Eye Cream (occasional) + UV

Night version 1: Cleanse + Prep + Serum + Moisturise

Night version 2: Cleanse + Prep + Retin-A gel + Moisturise

MY Current Skincare Routine: Winter/Spring 2021

My morning routine completely depends on how much time I have to spare. I skip the serum and just use an all-in-one moisturising gel or an antioxidative moisturiser if I need to get ready quickly. Sometimes I’ll use an eye cream if I feel my undereye area could use an extra boost.

My evening routine alternates between two versions, neither of them lengthy. It’s pretty much the same routine that I’ve been doing for the past couple of years. The only difference here is the products. I occasionally use the PlaceWhiter Medicated Whitening Eye Cream (blue tube) by Meishoku as a face cream as well.

I’ve put everything shown in a list below. So here it is.


Chifure Washable Cold Cream

Biore Ouchi de Esthe Smooth Massage Facial Wash Gel


KISO APS 10 Lotion (I forgot to include it in the photo)

Lancome Clarifique Dual Essence

Quantum Hydrox Kalma Facial Toner


KISO Pure VC Essence

NIOD Survival 0


MINON Amino Moist Moist Charge Milk

Quantom Hydrox Protecta Facial Day Fluid

SANA Namerakahonpo Extra Moist Gel Whitening N

IHADA Medicated Clear Balm


PlaceWhiter Medicated Whitening Eye Cream

THE INKEY LIST Brighten-I Eye Cream


Biore UV Aqua Rich Light Up Essence

SANA Namerakahonpo Skincare UV Base

About G. Haruka 54 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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5 months ago

Does the Biore sunscreen have any white cast, particularly on dark skin?

5 months ago

Intrigued by the Washable Cold Cream. Does it function similarly to cleansing balms? Would love your thoughts on it!

5 months ago

Hi! Do you apply a different sunscreen on the eye area? For example like Biore and almost all brands say “avoid eye area”. I find it confusing, I have to skip the most delicate part of the face which needs the most protection? It kind of frustrates me, I used to have a separate product for my eye area and after a while it stings my eyes but Biore doesn’t. So now I just use Biore on my entire face and neck anyway.

5 months ago
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Must be wrong translation then. Thanks for clearing this up!

5 months ago

Hey there! Are there any Japanese or any asian sunscreens that have spf higher than 50? I’ve been doing my research on the Internet, but no luck.

Thank you!

2 months ago

What do you think of the Chifure cleansing oil?

2 months ago

Have you seen a noticeable positive difference from using Retin-A?