Every time I go overseas, I always want to buy some special skincare that’s only available there or at a huge discount from Australia. Now, every time I get to go to Japan, I start getting very excited at the thought of their drugstores! Their drugstores are like Pricelines here in Australia, but with way more variety, hyped up names and of course, Japanese! I love Japanese drugstore skincare and cosmetic products as they have a great balance of cheap price and good quality.
The last time I went to Japan, my focus was on Japanese sunscreens, e.g. Sofina UV Perfect, Biore UV and Kiss Me Sunkiller, etc. Japanese sunscreens are very cosmetically pleasing and usually leave a completely matte feel on the skin. However, in order for this to happen, they usually have to have a very high alcohol content to thin the ingredients. Alcohol is not good for my very dehydrated-oily skin. A few thinner consistency sunscreens have now been released in Australia and I’m content in using them now. In Japan, I also bought lots of sheet masks, but I’m too lazy to use them so I still have some leftover! In addition, I bought sample sets of DHC and Dr Ci-Labo, and I still haven’t even opened the DHC one yet!
This time, my current wishlist:
- Nature Cure Aqua gel Y2625
- Hada Labo Y1260 or Juju Cosmetics Lotion Y1260
- Hada Labo Trial Set Y1050
- mandom Barrier Repair Concentrate (No set price but around Y1000)
- Mentholatum UV Milk (alcohol-free) [Can’t seem to find the official site link for this; it may have discontinued? I probably don’t really need to buy any more sunscreen though…]
However, as I started researching more, I’m now really curious about these products as well:
And further more, with the lotions, I don’t know whether I should go for the “basic” or whitening ranges?! Too much choice! I have too much stuff at home and I must make a decision!