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10 Best Tried and True Japanese Eye Creams in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)

Humans are naturally conditioned to look at each other's eyes. However, the eyes are where we show the most signs of aging, whether it be wrinkles, fine lines, bags, and signs of dryness. That's where Japanese eye creams come in, as they can be quite effective in addressing these problems. However, with so many brands, like Kosé, Rohto, FANCL, and POLA, as well as with so many ingredients, like retinol, and niacinamide, leaving us wondering which one to buy.

To figure out which were the best Japanese eye creams, we ordered the best-selling products from e-commerce sites popular in Japan, such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping, and @cosme Shopping, and tested them all.

We tested each product for the following:
  • Moisturizing ability
  • Ingredients
  • Gentleness
  • Feel

Which eye creams were our top picks? Keep reading to find out more! We'll also explain how to choose the right eye cream in our buying guide as well.

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Kaori
mybest US Editors
  • Last updated: 04-26-2022
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What Makes Eye Creams Different From Face Cream?

What Makes Eye Creams Different From Face Cream?

As is implied in the name, eye creams are moisturizing creams that are used in the areas around the eyes. However, you might be thinking they're the same as regular face cream, just in a smaller package, right? Well, that's not exactly the case. 


While eye creams and face creams do indeed have similar ingredients, eye creams are formulated with different ingredients and have a different texture than face creams.


This is because the skin around our eyes is about 1/3 the thickness in comparison to the skin on our cheeks, meaning it's incredibly thin and delicate


On top of that, Japanese skin is already thin enough, at roughly 2/3 the thickness in comparison to the stratum corneum found in Caucasians, as found in a study conducted by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan. This means that Japanese eye creams are formulated to be extra moisturizing, as well as have plenty of ingredients that combat wrinkles and signs of aging.


Since the skin around our eyes produces less sebum and has a thinner stratum corneum, which is where our skin retains most of its moisture, it's more prone to drying out, which can result in unwanted damage. Moreover, this area can often lack suppleness, which in turn leads to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. In order to care for this specific area, it's important to use the right tool for the job.


If you're also looking for face creams, check the link below!

Compare the Best Japanese Eye Creams

We gathered the most popular Japanese eye creams and tested them all for the following:

  1. Moisturizing ability
  2. Ingredients
  3. Gentleness
  4. Feel

Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we graded and ranked the 10 best Japanese eye creams available online.


※Japanese prices for some of the products are given; they’ve merely been converted into USD for easy viewing.

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Kosé Provision Maihada Hadajun Kaizen Eye Cream 1

Kosé Provision

2
Meishoku Cosmetics Placewhiter Medicated Whitening Eye Cream 1

Meishoku Cosmetics

3
Rohto Pharmaceutical Obagi Dharma Power X Stem Sharp Eye 1

Rohto Pharmaceutical

4
Cezanne Cosmetics Co., Ltd.  Moisture Rich Essence Eye Cream 1

Cezanne Cosmetics Co., Ltd.

5
Fancl Eye Serum 1

Fancl

6
POLA B.A Eye Zone Cream 1

POLA

7
Kao Corporation Curél Intensive Moisture Care Moisture Repair Eye Cream 1

Kao Corporation

8
Rohto Pharmaceutical Episteme Eye Perfect Shot 1

Rohto Pharmaceutical

9
Shiseido Vital Perfection Intensive Wrinkle Spot Treatment 1

Shiseido

10
Kracie Home Products Co., Ltd.  HADABISEI ONE Wrinkle Care Eye Cream 1

Kracie Home Products Co., Ltd.

Name

Maihada Hadajun Kaizen Eye Cream

Placewhiter Medicated Whitening Eye Cream

Obagi Dharma Power X Stem Sharp Eye

Moisture Rich Essence Eye Cream

Eye Serum

B.A Eye Zone Cream

Curél Intensive Moisture Care Moisture Repair Eye Cream

Episteme Eye Perfect Shot

Vital Perfection Intensive Wrinkle Spot Treatment

HADABISEI ONE Wrinkle Care Eye Cream

Features

Feels Moisturizing for a Long Time

Effective for Treating Both Blemishes and Wrinkles

An Excellent Anti-Aging Formula With High Moisturizing Ability

Highly Moisturizing, Functional, and Gentle on the Skin

Best for Preventing Signs of Aging Skin

An Eye Cream With a Moist Texture That Spreads Well

Gentle on the Skin, but Has a Slight Odor

Decent Moisturizing Ability With a Refreshing Citrus Fragrance

Rich in Active Ingredients, but Not for Sensitive Skin

Likely to have only a little bit of anti-aging ingredients. Great in moisturizing ability.

Price$47.33$8.75$46.46$8.52$16.09$116.42$23.06$69.57$126.83$11.94
Japaneseコーセープロビジョン 米肌 肌潤改善アイクリームプラセホワイター 薬用美白アイクリームオバジ ダーマパワーX ステムシャープアイモイスチュア リッチ エッセンスアイクリームアイセラムB.A アイゾーンクリームキュレル 潤浸保湿 モイストリペア アイクリームエピステーム アイパーフェクトショットSHISEIDO バイタルパーフェクション リンクルリフト ディープレチノホワイト5肌美精ONE リンクルケア 密着濃厚アイクリーム
Amount15g30g20g17g8g26g25g9g, 18g20g15g
Main Moisturizing Ingredients1,3-butylene glycol, meadowfoam oil, concentrated glycerinConcentrated glycerin, BG, 1,2-pentanediol, glycerinBG, squalane, glycerinHydrogenated palm oil, BG, phytosteryl isostearate, glycerinDi(octyldodecyl/phytosteryl/behenyl) lauroylglutamate, DPG, dimethicone, macadamia seed oil, BG, glycerinDiglycerin, glycerinLiquid isoparaffin, hexadecyloxy PG hydroxyethyl hexadecanamide, concentrated glycerinBG, diglycerin, squalane, glycerin1,3-butylene glycol, carnauba wax, heavy fluid isoparaffin, microcrystalline waxSorbitol, DPG, mineral oil, glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsPhytosteryl/behenyl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, bifidobacteria extract, gamma oryzanol, natural vitamin ECollagen, tripeptide F, yokuinin extractCaprooyl tetrapeptide-3, mayolana leaf extract, chrysanthemum indica extract (bright effector), tetrapeptide-5 (elagrow(R)), gangome extract (elasrich(R)), asparagopsis armata extract (elaspro(R)), hydrolyzed soybean protein (collaplus(R)), hydrolyzed elastin, hydrolyzed collagen, water soluble proteoglycan, gluconic acidAspergillus/rice fermentation extract, chitosan succinamide, hydrolyzed collagen, retinol palmitate, dipeptide-2, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7Sweet pea flower extract, mallow flower extract, atelocollagenMussel glycogen, madonna lily root extract, butterbur extract, horse chestnut extract, horse chestnut extract, arnica extract, loofah extract, lentil extract, rosebay extract, mayolana leaf extract, akebi stem extract, kulara root extract, mugwort extract, gotu leaf extract, hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed conchiolin-Polygonum tinctorium leaf/stem extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract , Irohamomiji leaf extract, uncaria gambir extract-Retinol palmitate, hydrolyzed elastin, royal jelly extract, ubiquinone
Active IngredientsRice power® No. 11 (Rice extract No. 11)Placenta extract, tocopherol acetate----Allantoin-Retinol, tranexamic acid, potassium salt of 4-methoxysalicylic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, DL-alpha-tocopherol acetate-
FeaturesFragrance-free, pigment-free, oil-freePigment-free-Fragrance-free, pigment-free, alcohol-freeFragrance-free, pigment-freeAllergy-testedFragrance-free, pigment-free, alcohol-free, allergy-tested--Fragrance-free, pigment-free, allergy-tested
ContainerJarTubeTubeTubeTubeTubeJarTubeTubeTube
Best forDry skinWhitening, aging skinAging skinAging skinElasticity, dry skinDry skin, aging skinDry skin, sensitive skinElasticity, aging skinAging skinElasticity, dry skin
TextureSoftFirmSoftFirmFirmFirmFirmFirmFirmSoft
Applicator included----------
FragranceNoneYesYesNoneNoneYesNoneYesFloral None
Overall Score4.003.943.913.883.823.753.733.703.653.65
Moisturizing Ability5.05.04.24.74.43.63.83.43.83.9
Ingredients4.05.05.04.04.05.04.05.05.03.5
Feel3.53.23.53.23.23.63.33.43.43.4
Gentleness3.54.03.34.04.03.34.03.23.23.5
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10 Best Japanese Eye Creams

1

Kosé ProvisionMaihada Hadajun Kaizen Eye Cream

$47.33

Japaneseコーセープロビジョン 米肌 肌潤改善アイクリーム
Amount15g
Main Moisturizing Ingredients1,3-butylene glycol, meadowfoam oil, concentrated glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsPhytosteryl/behenyl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, bifidobacteria extract, gamma oryzanol, natural vitamin E
Active IngredientsRice power® No. 11 (Rice extract No. 11)
FeaturesFragrance-free, pigment-free, oil-free
ContainerJar
Best forDry skin
TextureSoft
Applicator included-
FragranceNone
Overall Score4.00
Moisturizing Ability5.0
Ingredients4.0
Feel3.5
Gentleness3.5
2

Meishoku CosmeticsPlacewhiter Medicated Whitening Eye Cream

$8.75

Japaneseプラセホワイター 薬用美白アイクリーム
Amount30g
Main Moisturizing IngredientsConcentrated glycerin, BG, 1,2-pentanediol, glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsCollagen, tripeptide F, yokuinin extract
Active IngredientsPlacenta extract, tocopherol acetate
FeaturesPigment-free
ContainerTube
Best forWhitening, aging skin
TextureFirm
Applicator included-
FragranceYes
Overall Score3.94
Moisturizing Ability5.0
Ingredients5.0
Feel3.2
Gentleness4.0
3

Rohto PharmaceuticalObagi Dharma Power X Stem Sharp Eye

$46.46

Japaneseオバジ ダーマパワーX ステムシャープアイ
Amount20g
Main Moisturizing IngredientsBG, squalane, glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsCaprooyl tetrapeptide-3, mayolana leaf extract, chrysanthemum indica extract (bright effector), tetrapeptide-5 (elagrow(R)), gangome extract (elasrich(R)), asparagopsis armata extract (elaspro(R)), hydrolyzed soybean protein (collaplus(R)), hydrolyzed elastin, hydrolyzed collagen, water soluble proteoglycan, gluconic acid
Active Ingredients-
Features-
ContainerTube
Best forAging skin
TextureSoft
Applicator included-
FragranceYes
Overall Score3.91
Moisturizing Ability4.2
Ingredients5.0
Feel3.5
Gentleness3.3
4

Cezanne Cosmetics Co., Ltd. Moisture Rich Essence Eye Cream

$8.52

Japaneseモイスチュア リッチ エッセンスアイクリーム
Amount17g
Main Moisturizing IngredientsHydrogenated palm oil, BG, phytosteryl isostearate, glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsAspergillus/rice fermentation extract, chitosan succinamide, hydrolyzed collagen, retinol palmitate, dipeptide-2, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
Active Ingredients-
FeaturesFragrance-free, pigment-free, alcohol-free
ContainerTube
Best forAging skin
TextureFirm
Applicator included-
FragranceNone
Overall Score3.88
Moisturizing Ability4.7
Ingredients4.0
Feel3.2
Gentleness4.0
5
Japaneseアイセラム
Amount8g
Main Moisturizing IngredientsDi(octyldodecyl/phytosteryl/behenyl) lauroylglutamate, DPG, dimethicone, macadamia seed oil, BG, glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsSweet pea flower extract, mallow flower extract, atelocollagen
Active Ingredients-
FeaturesFragrance-free, pigment-free
ContainerTube
Best forElasticity, dry skin
TextureFirm
Applicator included-
FragranceNone
Overall Score3.82
Moisturizing Ability4.4
Ingredients4.0
Feel3.2
Gentleness4.0
6
JapaneseB.A アイゾーンクリーム
Amount26g
Main Moisturizing IngredientsDiglycerin, glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsMussel glycogen, madonna lily root extract, butterbur extract, horse chestnut extract, horse chestnut extract, arnica extract, loofah extract, lentil extract, rosebay extract, mayolana leaf extract, akebi stem extract, kulara root extract, mugwort extract, gotu leaf extract, hydrolyzed silk, hydrolyzed conchiolin
Active Ingredients-
FeaturesAllergy-tested
ContainerTube
Best forDry skin, aging skin
TextureFirm
Applicator included-
FragranceYes
Overall Score3.75
Moisturizing Ability3.6
Ingredients5.0
Feel3.6
Gentleness3.3
7

Kao CorporationCurél Intensive Moisture Care Moisture Repair Eye Cream

$23.06

Japaneseキュレル 潤浸保湿 モイストリペア アイクリーム
Amount25g
Main Moisturizing IngredientsLiquid isoparaffin, hexadecyloxy PG hydroxyethyl hexadecanamide, concentrated glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning Ingredients-
Active IngredientsAllantoin
FeaturesFragrance-free, pigment-free, alcohol-free, allergy-tested
ContainerJar
Best forDry skin, sensitive skin
TextureFirm
Applicator included-
FragranceNone
Overall Score3.73
Moisturizing Ability3.8
Ingredients4.0
Feel3.3
Gentleness4.0
8

Rohto PharmaceuticalEpisteme Eye Perfect Shot

$69.57

Japaneseエピステーム アイパーフェクトショット
Amount9g, 18g
Main Moisturizing IngredientsBG, diglycerin, squalane, glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsPolygonum tinctorium leaf/stem extract, phellodendron amurense bark extract , Irohamomiji leaf extract, uncaria gambir extract
Active Ingredients-
Features-
ContainerTube
Best forElasticity, aging skin
TextureFirm
Applicator included-
FragranceYes
Overall Score3.70
Moisturizing Ability3.4
Ingredients5.0
Feel3.4
Gentleness3.2
9

ShiseidoVital Perfection Intensive Wrinkle Spot Treatment

$126.83

JapaneseSHISEIDO バイタルパーフェクション リンクルリフト ディープレチノホワイト5
Amount20g
Main Moisturizing Ingredients1,3-butylene glycol, carnauba wax, heavy fluid isoparaffin, microcrystalline wax
Main Skin Conditioning Ingredients-
Active IngredientsRetinol, tranexamic acid, potassium salt of 4-methoxysalicylic acid, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, DL-alpha-tocopherol acetate
Features-
ContainerTube
Best forAging skin
TextureFirm
Applicator included-
FragranceFloral
Overall Score3.65
Moisturizing Ability3.8
Ingredients5.0
Feel3.4
Gentleness3.2
10

Kracie Home Products Co., Ltd. HADABISEI ONE Wrinkle Care Eye Cream

$11.94

Japanese肌美精ONE リンクルケア 密着濃厚アイクリーム
Amount15g
Main Moisturizing IngredientsSorbitol, DPG, mineral oil, glycerin
Main Skin Conditioning IngredientsRetinol palmitate, hydrolyzed elastin, royal jelly extract, ubiquinone
Active Ingredients-
FeaturesFragrance-free, pigment-free, allergy-tested
ContainerTube
Best forElasticity, dry skin
TextureSoft
Applicator included-
FragranceNone
Overall Score3.65
Moisturizing Ability3.9
Ingredients3.5
Feel3.4
Gentleness3.5

How We Tested the Eye Creams

After gathering the most popular eye creams from popular e-commerce sites in Japan like Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping, and @cosme. We gathered staff from our Japanese editorial team, as well as enlisted the help of an expert to conduct our tests.

We tested each product for the following:

  1. Moisturizing ability
  2. Ingredients
  3. Gentleness
  4. Feel

Test ① Moisturizing Ability

Test ① Moisturizing Ability

First off, we tested the moisturizing ability of each product. 


We applied a set amount of eye cream on the arm, measured how much moisture was in the skin with a special device known as a Corneometer, and compared moisture levels before application and after three hours to see how much of an increase there was in moisture levels.

Test ② Ingredients

Test ② Ingredients

Next, we had our expert, Scientific Beautician Kaori, check each product for the following:

  • Whether or not it contained a high amount of skin conditioning ingredients and active ingredients
  • Whether or not it's gentle on the skin

Some products that we tested are classified as quasi-drugs, which is a unique Japanese classification of products that sits in between cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Manufacturers are not obligated by law to label all their ingredients for quasi-drugs, so Kaori only evaluated those products based on what was written on the label.

Test ③ Gentleness

Test ③ Gentleness

We also asked Kaori to check the ingredients for whether or not they're irritating on the skin and how gentle they are.


Again, Kaori only evaluated those products based on what was written on the label.

Test ④ Feel

Test ④ Feel

Finally, since how a product feels to use can affect how comfortable you can use an eye cream, we tested each product for this as well. 


We assigned five Japanese testers from our editorial team to each product, asking them to evaluate each product on the following:
  • Texture (whether or not it's sticky and how easy it blended with the skin)
  • How convenient the container was
  • Fragrance

How to Choose an Eye Cream - Buying Guide

Here are five major points to look out for.

① Look for an Eye Cream with Highly Moisturizing Ingredients

① Look for an Eye Cream with Highly Moisturizing Ingredients

Dryness on the skin around the eyes causes a variety of problems, such as a lack of elasticity and dullness. In order to prevent this, it's important to moisturize well and lock that moisture in by sealing it in with oil. Consider choosing an eye cream from the top three in our ranking, since two of the products in the top three resulted in an increase in moisture levels by more than 90% in our test.

Kaori
Scientific Beautician
Kaori

Look for an eye cream with glycerin, ceramides, shea butter, or petroleum jelly in the ingredient list on the label, since those ingredients are highly moisturizing. 


Also, the active ingredient Rice Power® No. 11 can keep your skin's moisture levels high, so consider a product with that ingredient if you're concerned with dry skin.

② Check Out the Type of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes You Have to Deal With Them Effectively

② Check Out the Type of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes You Have to Deal With Them Effectively

Do your dark circles look more bluish, brownish, or blackish? To figure out which type of dark circles you have, gently pull your lower eyelids toward your ears to see the color.

For brown circles, look for ingredients that prevent pigmentation, such as placenta extract and tranexamic acid. 


For black circles, it's best to incorporate eye exercises to strengthen the muscles around the eyes, which can help with saggy skin.

As for blue circles, check for ingredients that help improve blood circulation.

③ For Wrinkles Around the Corners of the Eyes, Look For Proven Medicated Products

③ For Wrinkles Around the Corners of the Eyes, Look For Proven Medicated Products

If you're looking to incorporate anti-aging ingredients to help retain youthful-looking eyes, look for products that are formulated with active ingredients that help improve the appearance of wrinkles as well as anti-aging ingredients.

For wrinkles that are caused by issues stemming from layers of skin beneath the stratum corneum, look for quasi-drugs that contain pure retinol, NEI-L1 or niacinamide as active ingredients, which have been approved for improving wrinkles.

If you're looking to minimize the appearance of fine lines caused by dryness, products that have been tested for their efficacy will be enough to address those issues.

Kaori
Scientific Beautician
Kaori

Since niacinamide is relatively cheap and is easy to mix in various formulations, many products containing niacinamide tend to have good cost performance.

Moreover, if you're considering a product with retinol, pay attention to how airtight the container is, as retinol can degrade and lose its efficacy unless tightly sealed. If the container can't be tightly sealed, make sure you can use the content within a reasonable period of time.

④ Check for Irritating Ingredients

④ Check for Irritating Ingredients

The skin around the eyes tends to be more sensitive, so it's crucial to avoid potential irritants when choosing an eye cream. 


When your skin is particularly delicate, or if you've experienced any problems with ingredients such as ethanol, fragrances, plant extracts, and essential oils, be sure to check the ingredients list beforehand. 


Ingredients to be aware of, in Japanese:

  • Ethanol (alcohol) - エタノール(アルコール)
  • Fragrances - 香料
  • Plant extracts - 植物エキス
  • Essential oils - 精油

Kaori
Scientific Beautician
Kaori

If you're concerned about preservatives, unless you know that they don't work for you, it's best to look for parabens, which have been in use for a long time and have a proven track record.


While preservative-free formulas sound gentle on the skin, they're actually formulated with lots of other ingredients that also have properties that allow them to act as preservatives, making them potentially more irritating.

⑤ Consider a Product That Best Helps You Be Consistent

⑤ Consider a Product That Best Helps You Be Consistent

When it comes to improving your skin, what matters is consistency. Since this also applies to eye creams, it's important to choose a product that feels good to use on a daily basis.


Eye creams are available in all sorts of textures, ranging from light and smooth, to thick and heavy. We recommend picking a product that rubs in smoothly since it's best to minimize the amount of friction applied to your skin. 


Fragrances are also a big factor when using an eye cream every day; you don't want to be stuck with an eye cream with a fragrance that you hate. Finally, we think that eye creams that come in tubes are more convenient, since they're easier to carry and store

How to Use an Eye Cream

How to Use an Eye Cream

When applying an eye cream, be sure to gently massage it into the area between your lower eyelid and your cheekbone.


What's important to remember here is to keep friction at a minimum, and just graze the area with your finger. Also, don't be afraid of using too much eye cream. Make sure to not apply too much pressure or friction when applying eye cream, as this can add unwanted stress to your skin.


If you do choose to apply pressure, make sure you keep it light, and never rub.

Kaori
Scientific Beautician
Kaori

Even if you haven't shown any signs of aging, you can never use eye creams too early. When it comes to cosmetics, the most efficient way of using them is for preventative measures. If you plan on maintaining youthful and healthy-looking eyes, incorporate eye care into your skincare routine early.


However, rubbing can accumulate damage. Be sure to gently take care of your eyes and to apply as little friction and pressure as possible.

If You Have Sensitive Skin, Do a Patch Test

If You Have Sensitive Skin, Do a Patch Test

As mentioned earlier, the skin around our eyes is very delicate. Using an eye cream that doesn't work for you can potentially cause irritated skin.


If you have sensitive skin, whenever you pick up a new eye cream, don't dive right in and apply it to your eyes. Instead, conduct a patch test on your arm. If you don't have any negative reactions, then it's probably safe to actually use it on your eyes.

More Japanese Moisturizers to Try

Now that you've gotten your eye cream, why stop there? We've got more articles on other Japanese moisturizers for your whole face to complete the Japanese skincare routine.

Author: Yurie Katafuchi/Translation: Shannon McNaught, Mitsuki Nagasawa, Tomoko Leeper

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    The perfectly-arched eyebrows of models, celebrities, and influencers are something many people wish to replicate. After all, how hard could it be? For those who've tried, it's often not easy to get our brows on fleek! You might have pulled off the right side, but when combined with the left brow you realize they're not straight. Since brows frame our face and often do the heavy-lifting in completing our looks, it's important to have them look flawless and symmetrical! Let us be the first to give you some reassuring news - it's not impossible to achieve the same brows you see on Instagram. Using the right brush is the first step. So we've gone through everything eyebrow brush-related that Amazon and Sephora have to offer and compiled a list of the best ones to fit any brow shape or desired outcome. We've created a buying guide that was reviewed by an expert to assist you in picking out the right brush as well. 
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  • 10 Best Hand Creams With SPF in 2022 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Hand Creams With SPF in 2022 (Dermatologist-Reviewed)
    If you're concerned about sun damage or aging, you probably already use a face cream with SPF. But have you considered protection for your hands? Our hands are exposed to all sorts of environmental aggressors, from dry air to UV rays to persistent hand-washing. Pampering your hard-working hands with an SPF cream will help keep them soft, nourished, and protected from damage. After comparing multiple products online, Alba Botanica's Soothing Sunscreen took top place in our list of favorites. This cream is formulated with aloe vera, vitamin E and more to keep your hands soft and hydrated. Plus, it offers SPF 45 for plenty of protection. Want to find out what other products made the cut in our top 10 list? Keep reading! We also compiled a buying guide at the end to give you some tips in choosing the right product for yourself.
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  • 10 Best CC Creams for Oily Skin in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    10 Best CC Creams for Oily Skin in 2022 (Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    It’s nice to have a full coverage foundation for that flawless finish, but there are days wherein it can just get too much and too heavy for people with oily skin. An excellent alternative for this is CC cream, which has a lighter formula. It comes in with light to full coverage, packed with skincare ingredients and SPF for sun protection. It’s a quick way to get coverage and protection when you’re always out and about.To help you pick the right CC cream, we put together a list of our favorite products. We choose It Cosmetics' CC+ Cream for its oil-free, mattifying, and protecting formula for our number one pick. It is also made with collagen, peptides, and charcoal that are beneficial and nourishing to the skin. Check out the rest of our favorites and the buying guide reviewed by a professional makeup artist that we prepared for more tips and information on picking the right one.
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  • 10 Best Self Tanners for Fair Skin in 2022 (Jergens, Beauty by Earth, and More)
    10 Best Self Tanners for Fair Skin in 2022 (Jergens, Beauty by Earth, and More)
    Does your skin burn easily and is it difficult for you to develop a tan? Self tanners for fair skin can help you achieve a natural-looking glow without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays. If you're worried about turning orange or looking like you've applied too much bronzer, our top 10 list and buying guide will steer you in the right direction.Although choosing a self tanner for fair and light skin comes with unique considerations, Jergens Natural Glow for fair to medium skin tones is our top choice. It gradually builds up color and adjusts to your natural skin tone for a more natural look. Plus, Jergens Natural Glow doubles as a daily moisturizer. See the rest of our favorites and read about the pitfalls to avoid when choosing a self tanner for fair skin tones.   
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    10 Best Korean Night Creams in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    If you're a K-beauty fanatic, you know that ingredients in Korean skincare can do a body good. When it comes to your nighttime routine, night creams are the perfect tool for ensuring a great beauty rest! That's why we went out of our way to research and compile a list of our absolute favorite Korean night creams.In our opinion, Neogen x Joan Kim VitaDuo Day and Night Cream is among the great Korean skincare products that provide great hydrating and moisturizing effects. Aside from being effective, it's also very innovative as it contains two creams - intensive day cream and night cream - in one container. Check out what more skincare products are a good addition to your night skincare routine! And if you're still full of questions, check out our buying guide with tips from aesthetician Devan Jesmer.
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  • 9 Best Tried and True Japanese Hair Dyes in 2022 (Hair Stylist-Reviewed)
    9 Best Tried and True Japanese Hair Dyes in 2022 (Hair Stylist-Reviewed)
    Dyeing hair has been on-trend recently, but it can be expensive to do. Why not try an at-home kit instead of heading out to the salon? They're perfect for trying out different colors and getting a feel for dyeing hair in general. Japanese hair dyes, though formulated with dark, black Asian hair in mind, can also work great for other types of hair, but always make sure to conduct a patch test in case!To figure out what's best to use, we evaluated and tested 9 of the most popular hair dyes found on popular e-commerce sites in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping. We tested them based on three criteria: FinishHow long the color lastedHow it felt after dyingKeep on reading to find out which was our top pick for best Japanese hair dye!
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  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Body Washes in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Body Washes in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    Have you ever wanted a body wash that doesn't have a strong scent? Or something that can moisturize your skin? Well, why not both? Japanese body washes are known for their gentle scents, formulas, and great feel. That's why we scoured popular e-commerce sites in Japan like Amazon, Rakuten, and Kakaku.com to find the best body washes available online. Then we purchased some of the most popular products and tested them for the following:Cleansing abilityMoisturizing abilityIngredientsFeelKeep reading to find out our 10 best Japanese body washes available online.
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  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Toners in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Toners in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    The Japanese skincare routine has quite a few steps. There’s cleansing; then the first step after cleansing is toning. To help you ease into Japanese skincare, we ordered the 10 most popular toners from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as Amazon, Rakuten, and @cosme) and tested them all. We also invited a specialist and had her compare the following:Moisturization AbilityIngredientsFeelThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese toners. We also consulted our specialist about skincare–for example, we asked about how to properly put on toner and the order in which we should apply toner, lotion, and essences. We share all this information at the end of the article, so stay tuned.
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  • We Tried the 10 Best Japanese Whitening Serums in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    We Tried the 10 Best Japanese Whitening Serums in 2022 (Beauty Expert-Reviewed)
    Whitening serums are essential for those who want to suppress melanin production and reduce the appearance of freckles and dark spots. However, with a wide range of products available, from brands such as HAKU, Chifure, and MUJI, to high-end brands such as Sunstar and Albion, as well as a dizzying number of active ingredients like tranexamic acid, kojic acid, and arbutin, it’s difficult to tell which ingredients are actually effective and which aren’t, as well as which products are best for sensitive skin.To determine the best whitening serums, we gathered the 48 best-selling whitening serums on e-commerce sites popular in Japan, like Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping, and @cosme SHOPPING and tested them all.We tested each product for the following:IngredientsMoisturizing abilityFeelIn addition to our buying guide on how to choose a whitening serum, we'll also explain what you can expect from a whitening serum and answer your questions on whether or not they work on hyperpigmentation. Keep reading to find out more!
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  • 10 Best Korean Toners for Oily Skin in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    10 Best Korean Toners for Oily Skin in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    Looking for a toner that will nourish your skin and keep oil at bay? Try a Korean toner! Unlike some toners that can be overly moisturizing or drying, many Korean toners are full of ingredients that will gently exfoliate, soothe, and hydrate your skin. And if you have oily skin, you know that you sorely need a toner that reduces excess oil while balancing your skin's pH level. That's why we've done our research and compiled a list of the best Korean toners for oily skin. Right on top of that list is COSRX's AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner! It's a two-in-one toner that helps exfoliate and hydrate the skin. Don't forget to check other products in our list and use our buying guide with tips from aesthetician Devan Jesmer to help you choose one on your own as well!
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  • 10 Best Bath Salts in 2022 (Minera, Dr. Teal's, and More)
    10 Best Bath Salts in 2022 (Minera, Dr. Teal's, and More)
    Want to relax after a long day? Baths are a great way to soak away stress, but adding bath salts can upgrade your bathtime! Bath salts can soothe muscles, promote skin detoxification, improve circulation, and relieve inflammation. Plus, there are many bath salts with varying benefits and additional ingredients that target specific problems or goals. Some even offer scents to make your bath even more relaxing.After researching the best bath salts and their benefits, our top pick is Minera's Natural Dead Sea Salt because it can moisturize, heal, or soften skin while providing powerful relaxation effects. Take a look at the rest of our favorites on our top 10 list, and read our buying guide for tips on finding the best bath salts for you.
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