- Top 16 Best Japanese BB Creams to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!We're obsessed with flawless skin here in Japan. Beyond just looking good, we want our skin to actually be good--naturally healthy and free of blemishes--so it makes sense that BB cream, which is makeup and skincare in one, would have firmly taken root here. We've got a lot of brands, like Sekkisei, and a lot of formulations. So you're probably wondering which BB creams are actually popular and which work. In order to answer that question, we ordered the 16 most popular tubes of BB cream from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited two experts and had them compare the following:
- How Well It Spreads
- Top 14 Best Japanese CC Creams to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!Foundation is so yesterday. Nowadays, in Asian beauty, all you hear about is alphabet cream: AA, BB, CC, DD, so on and so forth. CC cream is more a skincare product than a cosmetic; it usually functions as a color corrector and primer, though its properties can differ by brand. Depending on who's making it, CC cream can be all sorts of shades and do all sorts of things. So which products are actually loved in Japan and which are dupes? To answer that question, we ordered the 14 most popular Japanese CC creams from Japan's e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also consulted three experts, who looked for the following:
- Ease of Application
- Top 25 Best Japanese Moisturizers and Face Lotions to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!Last time, we talked about toners. Now, we move on to the next step in the Japanese skincare routine: moisturizers and face lotions※1. Face lotions are important--they are, if you remember, the lid that seals your toner in. And, just like in America, in Japan, we have our high-end and drugstore brands, our revolutionary products and dupes. We thought it was high time someone separated the wheat from the chaff. That's why we ordered the 25 most popular moisturizers and face lotions from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited a skincare specialist and had her compare the following:
- Top 10 Best Erasers to Buy Online 2019If you work at a desk, a dependable eraser is essential in your arsenal of stationery implements. There are various brands and types of erasers such as plastic, rubber, and kneaded erasers, some of which are better suited to erase pencil or pen. In this article, we're going to help you decide which eraser you need and recommend you the 10 best erasers on the online marketplace. There's a lot to choose from, so be prepared to erase your preconceptions about what an eraser can do!
- Top 18 Best Double Eyelid Tapes to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!We're in the age of J-Beauty. It's almost ludicrous looking at the waves of actresses and models with their tiny faces and huge doll-like eyes. But you've figured out one of their beauty secrets, the reason behind those ingenuous eyes: double eyelid tape. Double eyelid tape made its way to the West pretty recently, so it makes sense that you'd be confused about what makes one product different from another. (There's double- and single-sided tape, but what else...?) In order to help you out, we ordered the 18 most popular packs of double eyelid tape from Japan's e-commerce giants and tested for the following:
- Finish (whether you actually get double eyelids / how convincing it looks)
- If You Can Apply Makeup over It
- Ease of Use
- Water Resistance
- Ease of Removal
Top 10 Best Headbands that Don’t Slip to Buy Online 2019We looked at products and pored over reviews to find out what makes for a great non-slip headband. We learned that the best headbands are snug (but not too tight) and thicker in width to hold back more hair. If you're planning on wearing it to work out or go running, look for one that's extra grippy and sweat-wicking--though fine hair calls for something gentler. Keeping these factors in mind, we've picked out ten of the best headbands that don't slip available online.
Top 10 Best Organic Cotton Bras to Buy Online 2019Our breasts are one of the most sensitive parts of our bodies, so it makes sense that we want to treat them well. And that's why we've searched the internet for the best organic cotton bras available. After poring over reviews, we've come to the conclusion that the best organic cotton bras offer the support that you're looking for and come in the right size, whether you're petite or plus, small or large breasted. Keeping all these things in mind, we've compiled a list of some of the best options.
Top 31 Best Japanese Cleansing Oils to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best cleansing oils. We then chose the 31 most popular products and tested them for the following:
- Cleansing Power
- Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing)
Top 10 Best Height Adjustable Desks to Buy Online 2019We've put together a list of the best height adjustable desks that'll let you switch off between sitting and standing as you work. After scouring the web and poring over reviews, we've come to the conclusion that the best adjustable desks offer the right height range, have an adequate work surface, and fit within your budget and lifestyle needs. This could mean deciding between manual and electric options, as well as picking out desktop material that matches your office decor. Keep all this in mind as you browse our ten favorite height adjustable desks available online.
Top 19 Best Japanese Face Washes for Acne to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for face washes that work on acne-prone skin. We looked at products with salicylic acid; we looked at pore-clearing stuff; we looked at foams and clays and bars of soap. After some hemming and hawing, we narrowed our list down to 19 options. We then tested them for the following:
- Cleansing Power
- Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing)
Top 7 Best Silicone Stretch Lids to Buy Online 2019We've all heard by now that plastic isn't the best thing to be using, especially in the kitchen. But food can't just be exposed all the time, so we've searched the internet to uncover the best silicone stretch lids available. After poring over descriptions and reviews, we've come to the conclusion that the best lids are made from food safe materials, stretch to fit the size and shape of your containers, and meet your organizational needs. Keeping these things in mind, we've selected some of the best silicone stretch lids available online.
Top 10 Best 3D Puzzles for Adults to Buy Online 2019We scoured the internet and pored through reviews to find the best 3D puzzles for adults. We looked at puzzles in wood, crystal, and foam; they were shaped as castles, pirate ships, and dragons. Along the way, we found that the best match what you're looking for in terms of design, complexity, and size. Generally speaking, the hardest puzzles have more pieces, include moving parts, and come with detailed instructions. Keeping all these things in mind, we hand-picked a few that could double as works of art or feats of engineering.
Top 10 Best Treatments for Bleached Hair to Buy Online 2019Bleaching your hair opens up a ton of opportunities in terms of color, but it can also leave your hair dry and damaged. So we scoured the internet for treatments to make having the hair color of your dreams a little easier. After poring over reviews, we've come to the conclusion that the best products are both moisturizing and strengthening, color safe, and protective. When considering a product, you might want to look for one that includes oils, proteins, and maybe a purple dye. We kept all of this in mind when putting together a list of some of the best treatments for bleached hair available online.
Top 10 Choose Your Own Adventure Books to Buy Online 2019Choose your own adventure books (CYOAB) might seem like a relic of the 80s and 90s, but they're definitely still around and better than ever. We've scoured the internet and pored through reviews to come up with a few of the best CYOABs out there--for kids and adults. While books are subjective by nature, we've found that a good CYOAB is written in your favorite genre, has a good balance between story length and number of endings, and, for convenience, comes in an eBook format.
Top 10 Best Styling Products for Oily Hair to Buy Online 2019Oily hair can be a challenge to deal with, so we've scoured the internet to find good styling products that won't leave you greasy. After combing through reviews, we've brushed the gimmicks out of the way and found that the best products are texturizing, free from oils and irritants, and suited to your hair type and texture, whether you be fine and thin or thick and curly. We kept all this in mind as we picked out some of the best styling products for oily hair available online.