By Kuma-san, 8 April 2022
Asian beauty products have been popular for years and are still all the rage; be it clean products popular in Japan or the 10-step Korean skincare routine, Asia has loads to offer.
On the other hand, having a wide array of products to choose from that are made using different hero ingredients and have different benefits, can be understandably overwhelming at times.
Luckily, with J-beauty which focuses on uncomplicated products and a simple skincare routine, your journey to healthy, supple and glowing ‘mochi’ skin is just a few steps away. And it is not just Japanese skincare products that have been gaining traction; hair care, makeup and even health supplements made by the Japanese and backed by scientific innovations are cult-favourites too.
Regardless of whether you have always been a big fan of J-beauty or are looking to step out of your comfort zone, this guide to the 9 new Japanese beauty products you need to try in 2022 will be helpful. The good news is that they are all available online in Singapore too!
Read on to find out more.
Oshima Tsubaki Hair Water (Pure Camellia Oil)
It all starts with your hair! After shampooing your hair, the next step in your hair care routine is to lock in all the goodness from the products you used while washing your tresses. This can be easily done by using the Oshima Tsubaki Hair Water (Pure Camellia Oil) to give your locks extra moisture while protecting them from heat or environmental damage.
Of course, the main ingredients are camellia ceramide and camellia oil - the former penetrates the hair to repair it from within while the latter moisturises, softens and adds a protective sheen.
Oshima Tsubaki Hair Oil 100% Camellia Oil
Apply a generous amount of the Oshima Tsubaki Hair Oil 100% Camellia Oil as the finishing touch to repair split ends and revive moisture, especially before styling your hair with heat.
ReFa S CARAT RAY
The technique of using jade rollers and gua shas on our face to aid in lymphatic drainage for tighter and clearer skin has existed for centuries. Coming in close in popularity and with equally attractive skin benefits is the ReFa S CARAT RAY, a uniquely-shaped face roller.
Use this to replicate the kneading sensation you would get by using your fingers to gently massage your face and promote blood circulation so as to enhance the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your skin cells.
Bb Laboratories Sleeping Moist Gel Mask
A common misconception many have is that moisturiser is not needed if you have oily skin. Contrary to popular belief, your skin actually goes into overdrive trying to produce more sebum when it is dehydrated, which is why applying moisturiser is important.
Shiseido Elixir Intense Brightening Serum for Dark Spots
Shiseido Elixir Advanced Aesthetic Essence
Anti-ageing essences are great but the Shiseido Elixir Advanced Aesthetic Essence has double the benefits, all thanks to the built-in massage rollers that help with lifting saggy skin for an instant facelift!
The serum is packed with collagen and hydrolysed yeast to moisturise, smoothen fine lines and wrinkles, and promote cell renewal for youthful-looking skin with consistent usage. Natural plant extracts like ginkgo biloba leaf extract brighten the skin, have antibacterial properties and can even prevent rough and dull skin.
Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Face Color Rose Ladurée
In case you did not know, Les Merveilleuses Ladurée, the brand most known for its blusher that comes in the form of rose petals has closed its stores worldwide as of December 2021.
But there is no need to fret because you can still get the famous Les Merveilleuses Ladurée Face Color Rose Ladurée here on Osakakuma! Add a natural, rosy glow to your cheeks with this aesthetically pleasing blusher and while you are at it, make sure you get your hands on the pot for the complete blusher fit for a princess.
Meiji Pharmaceutical NMN 10000 Supreme
NMN, also known as nicotinamide mononucleotide, is a substance in our body that decreases with age but is needed to reduce free radicals and inflammation to promote anti-ageing benefits. While it is inevitable for NMN to deplete as we age, consuming supplements like the Meiji Pharmaceutical NMN 10000 Supreme can help to slow down ageing and maintain a healthy body.
Only one to two capsules are needed every day - an easy peasy way to incorporate supplements into your daily routine.
ROHTO-Episteme Stem Science Drink
Beauty starts from within and the ROHTO-Episteme Stem Science Drink is the perfect embodiment of this saying. It is a beauty supplement drink that boasts royal jelly, a collagen enhancer for plumper and smoother skin while also protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. The exclusive Inner Stem Complex containing placenta extract power and broccoli sprout extract processed powder boosts skin elasticity too.
One bottle a day is certainly enough to help you see a difference in the long run and if you are still hesitating, the delicious and subtly sweet taste will encourage you to take the leap of faith.
All of the new Japanese beauty products mentioned above can be purchased on the Osakakuma website in Singapore, with free shipping with minimum spending of $30.