Daily Monday

Review: Japanese Skin Care

I decided to do a review for the skincare products that I bought several weeks ago on a whim. Overall, the products were good but there are certainly some that I wouldn’t repurchase unless I have no other alternatives.

DHC Cleansing Oil

This cleansing oil was actually really good on removing makeups, however, it dries my skin a little and has a bit of scent that I don’t really like. Moreover, it’s a bit pricey for the amount that I get. I don’t know about other cleansing oils, but I heard the one by Biore is pretty good and has a cheaper price compared to this product. While it has a good quality, I won’t be repurchasing this because of the price and because the effect it gives is the same with other products with a lower price.

Cure Natural Aqua Gel

Cleansing oil (left) and exfoliator (right)

I must say that this exfoliator is amazing. It peels off the dead skin so fast and makes your skin so smooth in an instant after application. If there is any reason for me to not repurchase this product, it would be the price. Spending ¥2500 for one bottle is quite too much even though the bottle would last for months because you don’t use this product on a daily basis. But for now, I will continue to use it until I find a cheaper and better substitute for this product (if any) in the future.

Update 20/5: My skin became super dry after several uses of this product and it started to peel like crazy. It’s like my skin is shedding. Not going to repurchase this. Will just use Lush instead.

Shiseido Perfect Whip

This is my very first foam cleanser that I have and I really love it since it makes my face feel so clean and refreshed after usage. I only need a small amount of it every time and add water to create the foam. I did state on my first haul post that creating the foam was a bit hard, but it turns out to be very easy! I just need to add more water to the soap and it creates more foam in an instant. Maybe I will repurchase this product, but I have another cleanser that I wanted to try, so maybe after I finished the other product then I will decide on this matter.

Update 20/5: I don’t if it’s my skin or it’s because of the weather, but recently my face has become so dry after washing using this cleanser. I feel like everything was stripped off and dry. It’s ‘too clean’ to the point my natural oils were stripped off.

Hadalabo Super Hyaluronic Acid Lotion

I think that this product has a reasonable pricing for the amount we get. You only need three to four drops of this moisturizer per application to keep your skin moist every day, which is amazing. It doesn’t have any strong smell or anything and it feels light on your skin as well. A good thing about this product is that it doesn’t give my skin any bad effects or breakouts. Same with the foam cleanser, I also had some other products that I wanted to test out and compare to this moisturizer before deciding to repurchase or not. But it’s definitely my favorite moisturizer for now.

Hatomugi Skin Lotion

I couldn’t find a clear picture of the product online so I decided to just use my previously taken picture for the haul post.

This product (left side of the picture) is so watery and takes a few seconds for your skin to absorb. It has a light scent and alcohol-free, which I like, but unfortunately is only able to moisturize my skin for several hours a day. I have a very dry skin for my legs so having to reapply this moisturizer every several hours might be troublesome. I won’t be repurchasing this and will resort to other body moisturizers in the future.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel

This might be my favorite sunscreen for now! It’s applicable for both face and your body so it’s very convenient to have. This product is also water resistant and has SPF 50+ as well as PA++++! The product has the consistency of a watery gel and is really easy to be absorbed by the skin. I will definitely purchase this product in the future. Love it to bits!

That is it for the product review for now. I will try more different products in the future and share it when I get the time to do so. I hope this is informational for others who are interested in these Japanese products.




A 22 y.o child at heart and office worker. Spends most of her free time browsing YouTube and playing RPG games. Has an attention span of 3 seconds and sucks at organizing her thoughts.

1 comment

  1. Wow! It seems like you enjoyed most of the skin care products! I use Bioré products since my skin is so sensitive. I most use the blackhead remover and make-up remover products, but then again, I rarely use make-up now. I either don’t feel like applying it on or I don’t think about it, but mostly, I can barely see how to put mak-up on now! I wish I had the time to really take care of my skin, but now, I don’t even have the time to shower with the baby. lol Tomorrow, my in-laws will be watching her, so I can have a ‘spa day’ for myself. Here I come bubble bath!

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