Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (Amazon, Rakuten, and kakaku.com) for the best deodorants and antiperspirants. We then chose the 56 most popular products and tested them for the following:
- Odor Resistance
- Sweat Blocking
Being a foreigner in Japan, you always hear about how the deodorant’s too weak. However, in the past few years, companies–big and small names alike–have been churning out products, and one of them is bound to work, right? Here’s everything we learned about the most effective deodorants available in Japan.
Know the Technical Differences between Deodorants and Antiperspirants
We kind of call everything a deodorant, but technically speaking, antiperspirants and deodorants are two different things. Antiperspirants plug up your pores, which temporarily stems the flow of sweat.
On the other hand, deodorants keep odor-causing bacteria from proliferating. However, most deodorants are also designed to reduce sweat, and many antiperspirants fight smell; there’s a blurry line between the two.
So we purchased both kinds of products and tested them in the same article. We also checked for both odor- and sweat-fighting properties, regardless of whether the item was marketed as an deodorant or antiperspirant.
Top 36 Best Japanese Deodorants Marketed towards Men to Buy Online
We had a group of editors put on pale gray T-shirts (the bane of summer). They applied the deodorants to a single armpit and checked for odor, sweat stains, and longevity. We then ranked the top 56 best Japanese deodorants available online, based on how they performed on our tests.
These first 36 deodorants are marketed towards men. Generally speaking, men secrete more sweat than women; therefore, men’s and women’s deodorants contain deodorizing, pore-blocking, and antimicrobial ingredients in different concentrations. Men’s deodorants also tend to be unscented. Otherwise, they have neutral or spicy smells, like menthol.
※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.
1. Men’s Bioré Deodorant Z (Unscented)
Best for General Use: Neutralizes Odor and Holds Back Sweat–a Well-Balanced Deodorant
One spritz, and we felt cool throughout the day. It didn’t tingle like menthol; it was more gentle, as if a cold breeze had passed over our skin.
The formula smelled very faintly of herbs. However, it didn’t just try to mask the scent; it actually neutralized it.
All of our testers said the deodorant made a difference they could feel almost all day, though effects did fade by evening. Still, if you’re just looking for a general use deodorant, you’ll find none better balanced.
2. CLEANEO Deodorant Cream
Best for Keeping Away Sweat Stains: High-Class Cream that Comes in a Pump Dispenser
This is a cream deodorant that comes with a pump, which is incredibly rare. Makes dispensing a whole lot easier and keeps greasy fingers away from product to boot.
It got average scores for both smell and duration. However, it does block out smells upon application, so as long as you reapply, you can smell and look fresh all day long. And more than anything, it prevents pesky sweat stains. We admit it’s expensive, but it’s the best cream we tried.
3. Ban Nano-ion Block Roll on Deodorant -Premium Label- (Non Fragrance, Men)
Best Roll on: Easy to Apply and Obliterates Odor
This wiped out some pretty bad body odor. It formed a water-resistant membrane that held up well against sweat and humidity.
It also set soon after application. However, some members complained of dryness and redness, so we can’t recommend this deodorant to folks with sensitive skin.
|Japanese||Ban｜汗ブロックロールオン プレミアムラベル 男性用||Type||Roll on|
4. Deonatulle Soft Stone Double W Deodorant
Most Convenient Deodorant: Easy to Apply and Lasts all Day
This smelled like mint toothpaste. It wasn’t cooling, but it dried quickly and left skin satiny. It didn’t really stain, even when we applied under clothing.
Effects lasted well over six hours. Not once did volunteers feel sticky. We also like that it’s readily available at Japanese drugstores.
5. Mentholatum Rifurea Deodorant Cream
Best Odor-Blocking Cream: Portable and Easy to Apply
This cream felt soft and mild; it probably won’t dry out your pits. There was no smell. It felt a bit tacky upon application, but it set after a few minutes.
It made a noticeable difference in body odor. However, a single application lasted only 3 – 4 hours. At least the tube is small enough to bring around for reapplications.
6. 8×4 MEN Deodorant Stick (Non Fragrance)
Most Balanced Stick Deodorant: Suppresses both Sweat and Odor
There was no tackiness or stickiness; skin felt satiny upon application. Some of our testers even worried that product hadn’t transferred onto their skin–that’s how light it felt.
The formula was well-balanced. Though nothing outright disappeared, there was a noticeable reduction in smell and sweat stains. It even stood up well to the midday sun.
7. QB Medicated Deodorant Cream
Best-Balanced Cream Deodorant: Leaves Skin Dry and Silky
This also tamped down odor. Not only did it keep us from getting smelly, it also blocked out pre-existing funk.
The formula wasn’t tacky, and once we gave it a bit of time to set, it left skin cool, dry, and silky. However, you need to work it carefully into skin or it’ll leave behind white stains.
8. MUJI Deodorant Mist
Best for Eliminating Smell: Simple Spray that Fights Even the Worst Body Odor
Packaging was well-designed, as expected of MUJI. The container was slim, simple, and virtually silent.
Now, this was a spray and did almost nothing for sweat. However, it left us smelling fresh. Not only did it prevent stenches from forming but also, when we applied it over sweat, it obliterated pungent odors.
9. 8×4 MEN Deodorant Spray (Non Fragrance)
Best if You Just Want to Feel Good: Cools You Down and Keeps You Dry
This had a cooling effect. For about three hours after application, skin felt nice and chilly.
Our testers went out at midday with this on, but they stayed dry the entire time. It didn’t last until evening, so you’ll have to reapply–but at least it’s a spray and easy to use. And it’ll cool you down all over again.
10. NULL Gel Cream Deodorant
Best Light Gel: Spreads Easily and Plugs the Floodgates
This was more a gel than a cream. It felt light and spread easily.
Like many of the products we tested, it didn’t completely eliminate smell or sweat, but it noticeably reduced them. However, we recommend reapplying before the six-hour mark.
Products that Didn’t Make the Cut
And why they didn’t quite make it.
Poor Antiperspirants but Block out Smell for Some Time
Dr.Deodorant’s Myouban Spray EX (11) and qdeo’s Gel cCeam (17) received scores of 3.4 for their deodorizing properties. However, both could not contain sweat. And while the Myouban Spray EX lasted a little over six hours, the gel cream barely held out for half a day.
OXY’s Deo Shower (Non Fragrance, 16) cut down on body odor and had a cooling effect to boot. However, it earned only a 2.0 for sweat and lasted at most half a day.
AgDEO 24 MEN’s Deodorant Stick (20) did next to nothing for sweat. It blocked out smell completely for 2 – 3 hours but weakened thereafter.
Works Reasonably Well but Requires Constant Reapplication
Rifurea’s Deodorant Cream Jar (12) and QB’s Medicated Deodorant Bar (14) earned average scores (around a 3.0) as both deodorants and antiperspirants. However, effects only lasted three hours. And while QB’s product is a stick deodorant and easy enough to apply, Rifurea’s deodorant, being cream in a jar, can get messy.
Reduces Sweat Stains but Leaves You Smelling Musty
Benkyo Do’s Medicated Deodorant Cream (13) and exsiu’s Deodorant Cream (15) kept sweat at bay for over half a day. However, Benkyo Do’s product smelled vaguely of ointment and did not completely neutralize odor. exsiu’s product did even worse–it reduced smell, but the change was almost imperceptible.
Gatsby’s -Premium Type- Deodorant Roll On (Unscented, 18) stretched over skin and blocked out sweat. However, it didn’t do much for smell, and it felt too harsh for sensitive skin.
AgDEO 24 MEN’S Deodorant Spray (23) masked, rather than eliminated, odor–and it smelled vaguely medicinal. It did leave our armpits dry-ish for over half a day, however.
Lasts for a Few Hours and Kind of Works on Sweat and Odor…?
LÚCIDO’S Deodorant Stick (19) smelled like hair wax. It wasn’t long-lasting and earned scores of 2.6 and 2.0 as a deodorant and an antiperspirant, respectively.
Likewise, De Ou’s Deodorant Roll On (21) and EXTRA DEOMAX’s Medicated Deodorant Cream (25) earned 2.0s for sweat. De Ou’s product was slightly stronger as a deodorant, receiving a score of 2.2, while EXTRA DEOMAX only received a score of 2.0. Neither will last you through a whole day.
A Crowd of Deodorants that Earned 1.0s for Sweat (and Didn’t Particularly Excel at Anything, Either)
Men’s Bioré’s Deodrant Z Roll on (Unscented, 22), Deonatulle’s Sara Sara Cream (24), N1us’s Я-m Mist (26), ALBA COSME’s Whole Body Deodorant Alum Spray (28), De Ou’s Protect Deo Jam (29), and Sea Breeze’s Deo & Water (Splash Marine, 31) were stuck with a score of 1.0 for sweat. All only somewhat masked smell, and effects could be felt for just half a day or less.
Similarly, wakigard’s Medicated Deodorant (27) did nothing for sweat. It did cover up odor upon application but wore off after a few hours.
Now the Deodorant that Earned a 1.0 for Odor (and Around 2.0s for Everything Else)
Tesaran Clear’s Deodorant Cream (30) left us smelling like B.O. It lasted just a couple of hours, during which it very slightly reigned in sweat.
Not a Deodorant or a Antiperspirant–Just a Stick or Tube
Both Odoremin’s Deodorant (32) and Odore Mist’s Deodorant (33)–similar names, different companies–scored a 1.0 for sweat. Odoremin got a 1.7 for odor, but Odore Mist couldn’t even do that much–it earned another flat 1.0. Both lasted a couple of hours, but what’s the point?
Gatsby’s -Premium Type- Deodorant Spray (Unscented, 34) and 8×4 MEN’s Roll on Deodorant (Non Fragrance, 35) earned scores of 1.0 or close to 1.0 as deodorants and antiperspirants; they also scored around a 2.0 for longevity.
AgDEO 24 Men’s Deodorant Roll On (36) somehow managed to earn scores of 1.0 across the board.
Top 20 Best Japanese Deodorants Marketed towards Women to Buy Online
Though a good deal of these are unscented, there are some lighter fragrances, like floral and soap, thrown in.
1. Rexena Women Dry Shield Powder Shield (Unscented)
The Best All-Around Spray: Keeps You from Smelling by Keeping You from Sweating
Rexena’s Dry Shield is first and foremost an anti-antiperspirant. According to Rexena’s site, human sweat feeds the bacteria living on your skin. The bacteria then proliferates and emits that funk known as B.O. So if you cut off the source of everything–sweat–you should also be able to get rid of smell.
Seems like they were right. Our volunteers were running about for over half a day, but they stayed dry and stench-free. It also had a cooling effect when applied. We liked that the mist didn’t get everywhere and the bottle was quiet, so we could apply indoors and in the presence of other humans.
2. Biore Deodorant Z Roll on (Unscented)
Most Convenient Deodorant: Compact Roll-on that Leaves You Smelling Fresh
This didn’t try to stop us from sweating. Instead, it coated skin in powder that soaked up moisture. It left skin feeling satiny but not dehydrated.
A single swipe dispensed plenty of product, so application was easy. Still, it set quickly enough to apply under clothing. It also was so effective that our testers immediately noticed the absence of smell.
|Japanese||ビオレ｜デオドラントZ ロールオン||Type||Roll on|
3. DEOCO. Medicated Deodorant Stick
Best Smell Blocker: Long-Lasting, Effective Deodorant
The formula adhered closely to skin. It went on as cleanly and lasted as long–or even longer–than a typical roll on deodorant. It’ll serve you for at least half a hot summer’s day, longer in cool environments.
This deodorant was our most effective funk-blocker. It is scented, but it didn’t try to mask body odor; it actually neutralized it. In fact, it worked so well that one of our testers sniffed her bare armpit and swore she could smell nothing.
4. AgDEO 24 Deodorant Roll on EX (Unscented)
Another Convenient Roll-on: Dries Quickly and Erases Odor
If the Bioré product we introduced up above didn’t work, try AgDEO 24, which features a different formula. This roll on deodorant dried in about five seconds. Plenty of product came out with a single swipe, so application itself was fast as well.
This pretty much obliterated smell. It also left skin dry and silken for about half a day.
|Japanese||エージーデオ24｜デオドラントロールオン EX 無香料||Type||Roll on|
5. DEOCO. Medicated Deodorant Roll on
Best Scented Roll on: But Doesn’t Rely on Its Sweet Fragrance to Mask Odor
This deodorant derives much of its fragrance from lactones, esters often found in essential oils. It smelled slightly sweet and sour. However, the formula didn’t rely on its scent to mask body odor; it properly erased it.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t effective against sweat. We were feeling a bit sticky and moist before the day was half over.
6. Rexena Dry Shield Powder Stick (Unscented)
Best Stick Deodorant for Sweat Stains: Keeps Stickiness at Bay from Morning til Night
This is the stick version of our first place product. Like the spray, it was effective against sweat.
We never felt sticky or outright wet from morning until evening, but we did sweat a bit. If you’re wearing a thin, light colored shirt and are worried about stains, we recommend reapplying every 3 – 4 hours.
|Japanese||レセナ｜ドライシールド パウダースティック 無香性||Type||Stick|
7. 8×4 Roll on (Non-Fragrance)
Worth Checking out: Funk-Fighting Deodorant that Features Natural Antibacterials
8 x 4’s roll on features antibacterials derived from licorice and natural deodorants. (Its formula as a whole, however, is not 100% natural.) It was effective against smell. At the very least, at the end of the day, we didn’t reek of old sweat.
As an antiperspirant, it was just okay. We weren’t dripping with sweat, the way we would be if we hadn’t applied anything, but we were a bit sticky. It also took 1 – 2 minutes to set after application.
|Japanese||8×4｜ロールオン 無香料||Type||Roll on|
8. Ban Nano-ion Block Stick -Premium Label- (Non Fragrance)
Worth Checking out: A Light Deodorant that Simply Works
Ban’s known for locking up the floodgates, but it did just okay during testing. We felt less musty and sticky with the deodorant on, but we still sweat a decent amount.
This quickly neutralized odors and kept testers completely smell-free for short periods of time. The formula was also light.
9. S-Carat Medicated Deodorant Powder Spray (Fragrance Free)
Worth Checking out: If You Care about Packaging (It Works as Well)
Well, the packaging was cute, and the bottle was silent.
Skin felt satiny right after application, but it moistened right up after 2 – 3 hours. There was nothing amazing about the product; it simply earned passing marks.
10. AgDEO24 Deodorant Stick EX (Unscented)
Worth Checking out: Anti-Bacterial, Odor-Fighting Roll on
AgDEO 24 features silver-infused apatite powder, which leaves skin silken and has antibacterial properties (thanks to the silver). It cut odor off at its source, staving off the smell of sweaty body.
It didn’t stave off the look of sweaty body, however. Over time, we perspired as usual and soaked through our clothing. The stick itself was creamy. On the one hand, that made for smooth application; on the other, it left white stains on our shirts.
|Japanese||エージーデオ24｜デオドラントスティック EX 無香料||Type||Stick|
Products that Didn’t Make the Cut
And why they didn’t quite make it.
Keeps Odors at Bay for Half a Day
Bioré’s Deodorant Z Full Body Spray (Unscented, 11) wasn’t horrible; it just wasn’t amazing. Odors faded–though they didn’t disappear) for about 6 hours. We still sweat the same though.
Likewise, Samourai woman’s Fragrance Deodorant Stick (13) didn’t work as an anti-antiperspirant, though it masked smells with floral and fruity notes. It lasted over half a day.
Ban’s Nano-Ion Block -Premium Label- Roll on Deodorant (Non-Fragrance, 14) and 8×4’s Powder Spray (Non-Fragrance, 15) earned scores of 2.9 and 2.3 for odor, respectively. We smelled relatively fresh for half a day; however, we sweat the entire time.
Somewhat Works on Smells and Sweat, but Doesn’t Last
S-Carat’s Deodorant Stick (Fragrance Free, 12) got odors to fade a bit. While we still sweat some with it on, we didn’t feel sticky. However, a single application only worked for 3 – 4 hours.
Barely Works on Odors, Doesn’t Work on Sweat, and Short-Lived to Boot
Deonatulle’s Sara Sara Cream (16) and Deonatulle’s Soft Stone Double Deodorant (17) both earned a 2.5 for smell and 1.0 for sweat. The cream lasted just slightly longer–3 – 4 hours, compared to the 2 – 3 hours offered by the stick deodorant.
DHC’s Medicated Deodorant Stick (18) and DHC’s Medicated Deodorant Gel (19) managed to earn identical scores across the table–2.1 for smell, 1.0 for sweat, and 2.0 for longevity. The final product, AgDEO 24’s Deodorant Powder Spray XL (20), was stick with similar scores but lasted a grand total of 2 and a half hours.
How We Tested Our Products
Deodorants and antiperspirants should do two things: block out smell and eliminate sweat stains. And they need to last.
Test ①: Odor
We gathered a group of editors and had each apply one deodorant to one armpit. They then went about their lives as usual. Every three hours, they used a special instrument to analyze smell. Then, based on its deodorizing properties, we rated each product on a five-step scale.
We also wanted to see how the deodorants would work retroactively. We prepared several half-dried towels that smelled musty and were teeming with bacteria. We applied the deodorants over the towels, checking whether they could immediately block out odors that had already formed and set in.
Test ②: Sweat
We had our group of editors put on the dreaded gray T-shirts. They applied the deodorants and, every three hours, checked for sweat stains. We took into account how much each volunteer usually sweat and how well the products were able to hold back the flood.
We learned that antiperspirants that formed physical barriers over skin were most effective. Creams made up seven of the ten top-ranking items (that held back sweat); they were followed by roll ons.
Test ③: Longevity
We had our editors look at how well the deodorants were working at the three and six hour marks. They paid attention to how much they had sweat, how much they smelled, and whether skin still felt dry and smooth.
Stick deodorants performed well, likely because they were thick but absorbed easily into skin.
Tips on How to Choose Japanese Deodorants and Antiperspirants – Buying Guide
Here are two big points to look out for.
① Figure out What Type of Deodorant You Need
There are five main types.
Sprays: For Freshening up Quickly
Sprays are great if you want to freshen up while you’re out and about or after a workout. Many coat your skin with a powder–or something similar–so you feel smooth and dry. Some also contain cooling ingredients like menthol. And since the applicator doesn’t ever touch your skin, it’s the most hygienic option.
However, effects wear off relatively quickly. Some of the cans also get pretty loud, so if that’s going to bother you, try the applicator out beforehand.
Roll ons: For Smooth and Even Application
Roll ons make for smooth application. They’re least likely to leave powder or white stains on clothing. Most contain a lot of ethanol, which makes for a cooling effect.
However, they take time to dry. And if you were to slip on a shirt before it died, then it would stain.
Sticks: For a Balance between Effectiveness and Convenience
These are just like glue sticks. The formula is in one giant block; you twist it out of the tube and apply directly to your underarms. They’re as easy to use as roll ons but adhere closely to skin like creams. Stick deodorants are also small and light.
However, they show up white when dry and leave residue behind on clothing.
Creams: For Long Lasting Effects
You work creams into your skin, so effects last a while. They’re worth a try if you struggle with sweat and/or body odor.
You can easily adjust for amount, using just a dab for days spent in an air-conditioned office and slathering on more when you’ll be out camping or hiking. Cream deodorant comes in a wide variety of textures, from thick pastes to watery gels.
Most come in jars or tubes, and you have to apply with your hands. They’re too messy to take on the go, so make sure you put on enough before you leave the house.
Sheets: For Wiping Away Sweat
If you need to clean up after a work out or a sweaty night’s sleep, consider getting deodorant wipes. They’re portable, perfect for use in a locker room. Many are also scented, so if you wanted to perk up your mood, you could get one with a citrusy smell; if you wanted to relax, you could look for herbal fragrances.
However, body wipes are normally used to clean your body–at a campsite or the beach, for example–and are rarely used solely as deodorants, so we didn’t test any this time around.
② Consider Various Ingredients and Their Effects
Most ingredients used in deodorants either block sweat, fight bacteria, or eliminate odor. Depending on your specific body chemistry, some formulas will work better than others.
Ingredients for Prolific Sweaters and Those Worried about Sweat Stains
Sweat-blocking ingredients work by clogging sweat glands, essentially locking the floodgates. Below are examples of popular and effective ingredients. Alum, by the way, not only reduces sweat but has antimicrobial and odor-fighting properties.
- クロルヒドロキシアルミニウム: Chlorhydroxy Aluminum
- パラフェノールスルホン酸亜鉛: Zinc Para Phenol Sulfonic Acid
- ミョウバン: Alum
- 酸化亜鉛: Zinc Oxide
Now, there have been and still are rumors circulating the internet, linking aluminum in deodorants to Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. However, members from the American Cancer Society and Alzhemier’s Association have made clear that there is no definitive evidence behind these claims yet.
Ingredients that Fight Odor-Causing Bacteria
Antimicrobials eliminate odor by addressing the root of the problem–bacteria. Even if you were to sweat buckets, as long as bacteria growth is contained, you won’t smell like B.O.
Look for the following ingredients:
- 銀イオン (Ag+): Silver ion (Ag+)
- イソプロピルメチルフェノール: Isopropyl Methylphenol
- ミョウバン: Alum
- 塩化ベンザルコニウム: Benzalkonium Chloride
- β－グリチルレチン酸: β-Glycyrrhetinic Acid
- メントール: Menthol
Ingredients that Eliminate Pre-Existing Odors
Deodorants aren’t only preventive; they can also block smells that have already formed. These contain compounds that react with and neutralize odors. The following are representative examples:
- 亜鉛華（酸化亜鉛）: Zinc Oxide
- 炭 (活性炭／木炭／竹炭): Charcoal (Activated Carbon/Wood Charcoal/Bamboo Charcoal)
- 柿渋タンニン: Astringent Tannin
- 緑茶抽出物 (カテキン): Green Tea Extract (Catechins)
- 焼ミョウバン: Baking Alum
- メントール: Menthol
- 植物抽出エキス: Botanical Extracts
Some deodorants seek to cover up smells rather than neutralize them. If one works for you, then great; however, more often than not, they simply mix with your body odor–and now you smell both naturally and chemically gross. We recommend sampling any deodorant-perfumes before committing.
Is It Safe to Use Deodorant?
Before all the rumors circulating the internet have you swearing off on antiperspirants altogether, let’s talk more about what these do to your body.
Strictly speaking, it’s not sweat that smells. B.O. is caused by bacteria. However, that bacteria proliferates when you sweat because it feeds off of the nutrients in your sweat and oils and dirt on your skin. That’s why deodorant works best when you apply it over clean skin, where it works to stem the flow of sweat.
Keep in mind that your body sweats to cool down. That’s why you should only ever apply deodorant to your armpits and maybe legs, as they have little to do with overall body temperature. If you use deodorant on other areas, you deprive your body of its ability to regulate temperature, which can lead to heat stroke.
How Do I Tell if I Smell Bad?
There’s a few ways. It’s often said that people with stronger body odor have wet earwax. If you’ve ever seen your earwax and it’s sticky and caramel-colored, then you might be prone to smelling rather strongly. If it’s a a bit damp, then you have average body odor. If it’s dry, you don’t really need to worry.
Your clothes are also a good way to check. Yellow stains are a sign of possible body odor.
And while you can’t smell yourself, you can smell your clothing. Next time you shower, don’t throw your clothes in the hamper just yet. Leave them out, cleanse yourself, then come back to sniff your clothing. By the time you step out of the shower, your nose will have been reset, so you can objectively smell yourself.
We rounded up members from our editing department, purchased the 56 most popular Japanese deodorants, and tested them all.
To be honest, we thought there wouldn’t be much to deodorant–it either works or it doesn’t. But we learned that a lot comes down to personal preference. Do you want something that eliminates sweat stains? Or would you rather focus on odor and let your body regulate temperature as usual? Do you want a spray that cools you down or a stick you can use discreetly in the restroom?
Like it or not, smell’s a huge factor in determining first impressions and personal image. So find yourself a deodorant that a) you’re comfortable using and b) will leave you confident.
Original by Haruka Toda; Translation by Jasmine Li
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So you’re getting ready to invest in Japanese skincare, down to your fingertips. But if you’re going to pay for that shipping fee (or plane ticket), then the hand cream better be good. It should hydrate, of course, and also smell nice. And you should be able to put it on, start typing, and not have your desk look like a crime scene that’s been dusted for fingerprints. There are perhaps few things in this world more plentiful than hand creams, so to help you narrow down your choices, we ordered the 32 most popular hand creams from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following: Hydration Fragrance Application This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese hand creams. How to Choose Japanese Hand Cream – Buying Guide We’ll get into how we tested and compared all the products, but before that, we want to introduce three things you should look out for when picking out a Japanese hand cream. ① What Do You Want Your Hand
Cushion foundation is like the precocious child of liquid and powder foundation. It covers and moisturizes, and yet it’s fast and portable, well-suited to rushed makeup routines in the morning. It was born in Korea, but soon caught on all over the world–and Korea’s close neighbor, Japan, wasn’t going to miss out on the fun. Lancome and NARS have their own much beloved versions of cushion foundation, but it’s worth talking about brands that come from this part of the Pacific. So we ordered the 7 most popular Japanese and Korean cushions 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: Finish Ease of Application Longevity This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese and Korean cushion foundations. Introducing the Experts Who Lent Us Their Knowledge This time around, we borrowed the expertise of hair and makeup artists Rika Fujiwara and Mutsuki, as well as the for
Did you know that most bug sprays in the US are made with chemicals that have been shown to cause neurological damage? And that the high concentrations we see in our bug sprays are actually banned in other countries? Clearly, the stuff we’ve been using isn’t very good for us or the environment, but that doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to becoming a bug buffet. Eco-friendly bug sprays are becoming increasingly common. In fact, you can even find all-natural, organic sprays that actually work. In this guide, we’ll show you what to look for when choosing a more eco-friendly bug spray. At the end, we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorites to help you get started. How to Choose an Eco-Friendly Bug Spray – Buying Guide When it comes to picking a good bug spray, it’s less about your individual requirements and more about what actually works. There is some variation between preferences, though, so keep your needs in mind as you consider the following factors. Ingredients to Look For: L
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: Hydration Application This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese moisturizers and face lotions. We also talk about the difference between lotion and cream at the very end of the article–be sure not to miss it. ※1 乳液: moisturizer / face lotion Introducing the Expert Who Lent Us Her Knowledge This time around, we borro
Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best facial cleansing milk. We then chose the 15 most popular products and tested them for the following: Cleansing Power Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing) Ingredients We talked to a specialist who used to work in cosmetics R&D about options for sensitive and dry skin. We looked for products that worked on waterproof makeup. What we ended up with was a definitive list of and buying guide about the best Japanese cleansing milks available online and in drugstores. Top 15 Best Japanese Cleansing Milks to Buy Online We tried them out on makeup. We measured moisture levels in our skin to make sure they weren’t drying. We consulted a skincare specialist about fail-proof ingredients. Based on how they performed on these tests, we ranked the top 15 Japanese cleansing milks available online. ※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been converted
Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best makeup remover wipes (commonly known in Japan as cleansing sheets). We then chose the 17 most popular products and tested them for the following: Cleansing Power Hydration (that is, how hydrated your skin is after cleansing) Ingredients We looked at items you can buy in bulk and ones that were individually packaged. We looked at effective options and options suitable for sensitive skin. We then compiled our findings into a definitive list of the best Japanese makeup remover wipes to buy online and in drugstores. Top 17 Best Japanese Makeup Remover Wipes to Buy Online We used them on liquid foundations and waterproof items. We checked if they were drying. We made sure their ingredients were safe for sensitive skin. Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we ranked the top 17 makeup remover wipes available online. ※Japanese prices for the products are given; they’ve merely been