• Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Face Washes to Buy Online 2019- Tried and True! 1
  • Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Face Washes to Buy Online 2019- Tried and True! 2
  • Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Face Washes to Buy Online 2019- Tried and True! 3
  • Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Face Washes to Buy Online 2019- Tried and True! 4
  • Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Face Washes to Buy Online 2019- Tried and True! 5

Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Face Washes to Buy Online 2019- Tried and True!

Have you started to feel like the facial cleansing products that you’ve always used in the past aren’t working for you anymore? Or are you looking for a product that suits your skin type better? There are many choices for aging skincare on the market today, and Japan has some great products. We collected 18 popular aging-care face washes, the top-sellers on sites like @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten, and tested them to determine which are really the best!


mybest consulted with an expert in cosmetic ingredients. Then we actually bought and used all of the products to test for the following three points:


1. Cleansing power

2. Moisturizing ability

3. Ingredients

  • Last updated: 11-15-2019
  • 185 views
Table of Contents

Why Do I Need Anti-aging Face Wash?

Your skin is constantly renewing itself, but as you age, the process doesn’t happen as quickly as it used to. If you don’t remove the outer layers of old keratin, all your moisturizers and serums won’t penetrate. But if you use the right aging-care cleanser, you can remove this layer to keep your skin clear and bright.

Top 19 Best Japanese Anti-aging Face Washes to Buy Online 2019

We picked out 19 of the most popular products and tested them for the following: how cleansing it was, how moisturizing it was, and how much good stuff was inside.


Then, based on how they performed on our tests, we graded and ranked the top 19 Japanese anit-aging face washes available online.


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

1

ShiseidoPrior Esthetic Face Cleansing Gel

$19.70

Cleansing5.0
Moisturizing2.0
Ingredients2.0
Overall score5.0
2

Max FactorSK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser

$63.40

Cleansing4.0
Moisturizing4.0
Ingredients3.0
Overall score4.0
3
Cleansing3.0
Moisturizing5.0
Ingredients3.0
Overall score4.0
4
Cleansing3.0
Moisturizing4.0
Ingredients3.0
Overall score4.0
5
Cleansing3.0
Moisturizing3.0
Ingredients3.0
Overall score4.0
6
Cleansing3.0
Moisturizing2.0
Ingredients4.0
Overall score3.0
7
Cleansing3.0
Moisturizing2.0
Ingredients3.0
Overall score3.0
8

ConfianceDr. Linn Sakurai Treatment Foam

$20.24

Cleansing3.0
Moisturizing1.0
Ingredients4.0
Overall score3.0
9
Cleansing3.0
Moisturizing4.0
Ingredients3.0
Overall score3.0

Compare the Best Japanese Face Washes for Anti-aging

Image
1
Shiseido Prior Esthetic Face Cleansing Gel 1

Shiseido

2
Max Factor SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser 1

Max Factor

3
Kanebo Dew Cream Soap 1

Kanebo

4
Shiseido Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In 1

Shiseido

5
Covermark Mineral Wash 1

Covermark

6
Orbis U Wash 1

Orbis

7
Pola B. A Wash 1

Pola

8
Confiance Dr. Linn Sakurai Treatment Foam 1

Confiance

9
Fancl Aging Care Washing Cream 1

Fancl

Name

Prior Esthetic Face Cleansing Gel

SK-II Facial Treatment Gentle Cleanser

Dew Cream Soap

Senka Perfect Whip Collagen In

Mineral Wash

U Wash

B. A Wash

Dr. Linn Sakurai Treatment Foam

Aging Care Washing Cream

Featuresmybest Overall Score Winner...The Best Anti-aging Face Wa...The Most Unique Ingredients...The Most Affordable Face Wa...A Dense Foam That Has Good ...Best at Removing Dead Skin,...Good quality, but OverpricedGood Wash for Those Who Wan...Great at Moisturizing but w...
Price$19.70$63.40$21.51$8.99$25.80$33.99$86.01$20.24$20.00
Cleansing5.04.03.03.03.03.03.03.03.0
Moisturizing2.04.05.04.03.02.02.01.04.0
Ingredients2.03.03.03.03.04.03.04.03.0
Overall score5.04.04.04.04.03.03.03.03.0
Link

Products That Didn't Make the Cut

And why they didn't quite make it.

Products That Were Just OK

Products That Were Just OK

Shiseido Elixir Rufre Balancing Bubble (#10) was gentle but cleansing was only average, and their Prior All Clear Soap (#11) was a bit drying.

Products That Just Didn't Clean That Well

Products That Just Didn't Clean That Well

We thought these products didn't do a good enough job at removing dirt and sebum, especially considering the prices of some of them. However, they were decent in the moisturizing department. 


Dr. Ci-Labo Enrich Lift Washing Foam EX (#12) has unique ingredients, and Pola Allu Wash (#15) makes a good foam and smells nice. 


As for Shiseido Elixir Superiere Cleansing Foam (#14), we expected more from a major brand. Rosette Age Clear Cleansing Paste (#15) smells very strongly of roses, so you should probably steer clear if you're sensitive to perfumes.

Products We Honestly Can't Recommend

Products We Honestly Can't Recommend

Pax Naturon Face Clear Soap (#16) contains honey and glycerin, so we had high hopes, but they were dashed by it having basically zero cleansing power.


Aiming Soap from Three (#17) smelled good, but was overpriced and ineffective. Evita Beauty Whip Soap by Kanebo (#18) was cute, because the foam came out in the shape of a rose. Other than that, we have nothing good to say about it.

Introducing the Expert Who Lent Us Their Knowledge

<Sensitive Skin Beauty Researcher>

She's a scholar at an academic institution that researches the creation of new medicines. Besides that, she utilizes her previous work experience as a beauty product researcher and developer to review and analyze products for people with sensitive skin. She holds multiple certifications as a high-grade cosmetics ingredients specialist and concierge.

Mizuha has also been using social media to further her reach by providing cosmetic ingredient ratings and surveys.

How We Tested the Face Washes

We put each of the face washes through a series of three tests.


Test ① Cleansing Power 
To test cleansing power, we applied the face wash to artificial sebum on glass and checked how much was removed.

Test ② Moisturizing Ability
To determine moisturizing ability we used a corneometer to measure skin moisture before and after washing.


Test ③ Ingredients: 

Finally, our expert, Ms. Mizuha, analyzed the balance of the ingredients within.

How to Choose an Aging-Care Facial Cleanser- Buying Guide

These two points will help you find the right cleanser.

① Choose the Right Product for Your Skin Type

Most women’s skin tends to produce less sebum as they age, but if your skin is shiny or oily, look for cleansers with powerful soaps towards the top of the ingredients list. 


If it contains potassium or sodium hydroxide, along with fatty acids and oils, it’s likely to be good for those with high sebum production. Washes containing clay are also recommended, because this helps remove dead, dull skin. 

If your skin tends to dry out, look for milder cleansers containing amino acid detergents. Sodium cocoyl glutamate and sodium lauryol methyl are two examples, which are often made from coconut and vegetable oils.

② Look for a Good Balance of Moisturizers

A facial cleanser will wash away dirt and makeup, but it will also take away sebum and your skin’s moisture. Since most women have drier skin as they get older anyway, this can put you on the road to wrinkles! 


You may think, “It’s just getting rinsed off anyway. Why do I need moisturizers in my face wash?” But these ingredients act as a buffer that protects your skin from drying during washing, so they’re very important. Again, it’s a good idea to look for products which contain lipids and amino acids.

Need More Skincare? We've Got More Recommendations for You

Need More Skincare? We've Got More Recommendations for You

Here's even more suggestions for skincare to keep your face looking fresh and lively.

Summary

mybest looked at 19 of the most popular aging-care face washes available online and chose the best based on cleansing, moisturizing, and ingredients. We found that the price didn't always indicate a better product, but we found some great choices to add to your skincare routine today!

Author: Yukina Fujii/Translation: Susan Lucier-Ogawa/Photos: Yuuki Inagaki, Kan Takigawa

Related Articles

  • Top 10 Best Nail Top Coats to Buy Online 2019
    Top 10 Best Nail Top Coats to Buy Online 2019
    If you enjoy wearing nail polish, top coats make your colors pop and last longer. There’s also a bunch available that’ll change the texture of your finish, making each polish more versatile. These include matte, high-sheen, and tinted coats. Top coats can also be useful, accelerating drying, or moisturizing and protecting your nails.So let’s figure out which top coats best suit your needs. We’ll look at leading brands like O · P · I, Esse, Sally Hansen, and many more. By using different top coats, you can easily change the look of your polish and have even more style options.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    80 views
  • Top 14 Best Japanese CC Creams to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    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:1. Finish2. Ease of ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese CC creams.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    795 views
  • Top 10 Best Moisturizing Body Washes to Buy Online 2019
    Top 10 Best Moisturizing Body Washes to Buy Online 2019
    With the dry winter months comes dry winter skin, and for those who already have dry skin, it can sometimes feel unbearable. While lotions do help, they won’t work their best if your soap is leaving your skin drier than before you showered. That’s why it’s just as important to be using a moisturizing body wash.But there are hundreds of options out there all claiming to do the same thing. In this guide, we’ll go over the things you should look for that make some body washes better than others. At the end, we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorite moisturizing body washes for you to start your search.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    87 views
  • Top 38 Best Japanese Lip Balms to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 38 Best Japanese Lip Balms to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    If eyes are the windows to your soul, your lips are the shape to its voice. They’re worth taking good care of, especially because they’re tender and prone to aging, just like the rest of your skin. And in Japan, as in America, lip balm is cheap and plentiful, so you’ve plenty of choices–choices between brands, as well as between medicated, tinted, or organic balms.So which balms are worth your money and which aren’t? To answer that question, we ordered the 38 most popular lip balms from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese lip balms.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    2,608 views
  • Top 10 Best Styling Products for Oily Hair to Buy Online 2019
    Top 10 Best Styling Products for Oily Hair to Buy Online 2019
    Oily 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.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    376 views
  • Curel Makeup Cleansing Gel Review
    Curel Makeup Cleansing Gel Review
    There’s a few things you should ask before you buy a cleanser. Will it actually remove makeup? Will it irritate my skin? Will I absolutely hate the scent and texture?Our editing department purchased Curel’s popular Makeup Cleansing Gel and sought to answer the above questions. We also analyzed the ingredients and, later on in this article, explain how to properly use the product. Here’s what we learned during testing.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    281 views
  • Top 53 Best Japanese Face Washes for Oily Skin to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 53 Best Japanese Face Washes for Oily Skin to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best face washes for oily skin. We then chose the 53 most popular products and tested them for the following:1. Cleansing Power2. Hydration3. IngredientsWe were searching for products that could absorb oil without drying out skin. We also asked an expert in cosmetic ingredients to look at the formulas and point out options safe for those with sensitive skin. We then compiled our findings into a definitive list of the best Japanese face washes for oily-skinned folks available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    607 views
  • Top 18 Best Japanese Blotting Papers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 18 Best Japanese Blotting Papers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best blotting papers. We then chose the 18 most popular products and tested them.We focused on two things: how absorbent each sheet was and how it felt to use the product overall. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese blotting papers available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    106 views
  • Top 25 Best Japanese Eye Creams to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 25 Best Japanese Eye Creams to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best eye creams. We then chose the 25 most popular products and tested them.We focused on three things: how well it moisturized our skin, how it felt to use, and the quality of the ingredients inside. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese eye creams available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    327 views
  • Top 10 Best Japanese Face Wash Nets to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 10 Best Japanese Face Wash Nets to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Face wash nets are neat little tools for getting the most out of a small amount of face wash, but not all nets are created equally. That's why we gathered our editing staff to purchase the 10 most popular face wash nets on Japanese e-commerce sites like Amazon, Rakuten, and Kakaku.com. Then we tested each one for the following:How dense the resulting foam wasHow fine the bubbles wereHow easy it was to useWe then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese face wash nets available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    51 views
  • Popular Articles

  • Top 24 Best Japanese Moisturizers and Face Lotions to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 24 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:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis 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
    Cosmetics and skincare
    5,469 views
  • Top 25 Best Japanese Whitening Serums, Essences, and Ampoules to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 25 Best Japanese Whitening Serums, Essences, and Ampoules to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    It’s a buzzword in Japan: translucence※1. It’s similar to Korea’s glass skin–skin so pure that it’s nearly transparent, resembling layers of frosted glass. In order to respond to that aesthetic, cosmetic companies–both drugstore and high-end–here have been coming out with scores of whitening※2 serums, essences, and ampoules※3.As always, it’s difficult to tell what kind of skincare is effective and what isn’t. That’s why, this time around, we ordered the 25 most popular whitening serums 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:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese whitening serums, essences, and ampoules.※1 透明感: translucence (lit. transparency; used to describe glass skin)※2 美白: whitening (in this article, that refers to the tamping down of hyperpigmentation and the production of melanin, thereby preventing freckles and blemishes)※3 美容液: serums, essences, and ampoules (more on how we translated that term below)
    Cosmetics and skincare
    3,488 views
  • Top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Razors to Buy Online 2019
    Top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Razors to Buy Online 2019
    It’s easy to see excessive plastic use when we go food shopping, but one area we might not pay as much attention to is in our shaving habits. Think about it: whether you use disposable razors where you throw away the whole thing or cartridge razors where the disposable blades are encased in plastic, if you shave a few times a week, all that waste can really add up.Luckily, all-metal, reusable razors are making a comeback, making it easy for you to get an eco-friendly shave. But it can be hard to figure out where to begin when you’re starting from scratch. In this guide, we’ll go over the major points to look for when buying an eco-friendly razor. At the end we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorites to get you started on your search.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    2,528 views
  • Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Serums, Essences, and Ampoules to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 18 Best Japanese Anti-Aging Serums, Essences, and Ampoules to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    We might not be able to prevent aging altogether, but we can still age gracefully. That feels like the consensus here in Japan, where anti-aging skincare is popular and constantly evolving. As time goes by, our skin undergoes certain changes–hormones are thrown out of balance, certain functions are dulled–and serums that you used once may no longer be as effective.So which serums a) target the signs of aging and b) will actually work for you? In order to answer that question, we ordered the 18 most popular anti-aging※1 serums※2 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:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese anti-aging serums, essences, and ampoules.※1 エイジングケア: anti-aging (lit. aging care), which, in this article, refers to products meant to moisturize mature skin※2 美容液: serums, essences, and ampoules (all three are basically the same product, just with different concentration levels of active ingredients)
    Cosmetics and skincare
    2,765 views
  • Top 38 Best Japanese Lip Balms to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 38 Best Japanese Lip Balms to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    If eyes are the windows to your soul, your lips are the shape to its voice. They’re worth taking good care of, especially because they’re tender and prone to aging, just like the rest of your skin. And in Japan, as in America, lip balm is cheap and plentiful, so you’ve plenty of choices–choices between brands, as well as between medicated, tinted, or organic balms.So which balms are worth your money and which aren’t? To answer that question, we ordered the 38 most popular lip balms from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:1. Hydration2. ApplicationThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese lip balms.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    2,608 views
  • Top 7 Best Japanese and Korean Cushion Foundations to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 7 Best Japanese and Korean Cushion Foundations to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    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:1. Finish2. Ease of Application3. LongevityThis is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese and Korean cushion foundations.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    2,091 views
  • Top 17 Best Japanese Foundation Primers for Oily Skin to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Top 17 Best Japanese Foundation Primers for Oily Skin to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True!
    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best foundation primers for oily skin. We then chose the 17 most popular products and tested them.We focused on four things: how well it held up throughout the day, its shine level, its finish, and how easy it was to apply. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese foundation primers for oily skin available online.
    Cosmetics and skincare
    261 views
  • Popular Item Lists

    Search by Category