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Washing your face at the beginning and end of the day is an essential step in a healthy skincare routine. However, one of the worst things you can do to your skin is to apply excessive amounts of friction, which means you shouldn't vigorously rub your face with your hands, and instead, ideally have a dense layer of foam sandwiched between your face and your hands. Unfortunately, lathering your face wash with your hands can be time-consuming and requires technique to get a good lather, and most of the time, the bubbles just don't last very long.


Foaming nets are ingenious products that allow you to create a voluminous, dense lather in no time. Additionally, you can use less product than you would if you were to lather your face wash with your hands, allowing you to enjoy your favorite products for longer. Today, many companies and brands, such as Marna, KOKUBO, Fancl, and Bulk Homme, to name a few, have released foaming nets in all shapes and sizes, making it difficult to know which one to choose.


To determine which foaming nets are the best, we gathered the 21 best-selling products from e-commerce sites popular in Japan, such as Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping, and @Cosme SHOPPING, and tested them all.


We then ranked the 10 best Japanese foaming nets based on our test results, and put what we learned into a buying guide to help you choose the best Japanese foaming nets available online in 2022.

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Aoi Funayama
Mai Horiuchi
  • Last updated: 08-22-2022
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Why Use a Japanese Foaming Net?

Why Use a Japanese Foaming Net?

Foaming nets, sometimes called face wash nets, were first invented in Japan in 1999 by KOKUBO after one of the company's staff complained about how she couldn't get a decent lather out of her face wash using her hands.


Using a foaming net is the quickest and surest way to create a dense and fluffy foam with your face wash or soap for easier and more convenient cleansing. 


Japanese foaming nets also help stretch the life of your cleansing products since they produce more voluminous foam with less product. Foaming nets create a rich foam by incorporating air into the cleanser, making micro-bubbles that can gently cleanse your skin and remove impurities and dirt from the skin's surface, which in turn helps reduce friction.

Aoi Funayama
Beauty Expert
Aoi Funayama

When lathering by hand, it can be difficult to balance the ratio of water to cleanser, making it challenging to create a thick, meringue-like foam. However, you can circumvent this difficulty by using a foaming net.


Washing with a good quality foam reduces friction on the skin, preventing the skin from drying out and reducing the risk of blemishes caused by friction.

How to Choose a Foaming Net - Buying Guide

Here are four major points to look out for when choosing the right foaming net for your particular needs.

Choose either the Standard Bag Type or the Ball Type

You might think of a bag-shaped net when you envision a foaming net. But in fact, a few types are available, including ball-shaped nets. Each has different characteristics, so choose the one that best fits your preferences.

Bag Types Easily Produce Fluffy Foam

Bag Types Easily Produce Fluffy Foam

The bag type is the most common type of foaming net. It's used by massaging the face wash into the net with both hands. It produces foam quickly and easily, making it ideal for first-time users.


In our foam volume tests, products with multiple layers of netting or small sponges inside tended to produce a denser foam. These bag-type nets with additional layers or sponges cost a little more than simpler ones, but we recommend them for those who value foam density.

Ball Types Only Require One Hand to Lather and Foam but Requires Some Getting Used To

Ball Types Only Require One Hand to Lather and Foam but Requires Some Getting Used To

Like the bag type, ball-type foaming nets produce foam by massaging in the cleanser. What makes these great is that they can be used with one hand, which is useful for hectic mornings when you're in a rush or when bathing with children.


However, through our testing, we found that compared to bag types, it was more challenging to squeeze the foam out of the ball-type net. Therefore, it may take some time to get used to these types. The smaller the ball type, the smaller the amount of foam that can be squeezed out, so it's better to initially choose one that's slightly on the larger side.

Aoi Funayama
Beauty Expert
Aoi Funayama

Ball-types, unlike bag-types, don't have a ribbon so storage can be a concern. In that case, you can store the foaming net inside a laundry net to let it dry. 

Nets Come In Different Sizes

Nets Come In Different Sizes

The larger the size of the net, the more foam tends to be produced. Therefore, if you want to use a net to create a lot of foam to lather, we recommend choosing a net as large as possible. Of course, make sure it still feels comfortable in your hand.


The more foam your net can help you make, the more you can get away with using less product each time and save you money in the long run.

Aoi Funayama
Beauty Expert
Aoi Funayama

If the net is too small, it can be difficult to rub it effectively, so make sure to find a size that matches the size of your hand.

To Create Dense Foam, Check the Fineness of the Mesh

To Create Dense Foam, Check the Fineness of the Mesh

The mesh size of nets vary from fine to coarse. In general, the finer the mesh, the finer and denser the texture of the foam. However, some products have a double-layer structure with a coarse outer mesh and a fine mesh material within to produce an extra fine lather, so be sure to keep an eye out for your foaming net's structure.


Through our testing, we also found that the size of the mesh affects how it feels when rubbed against the skin. The finer the mesh, the gentler the net is against the skin, while the coarser the mesh, the rougher it tends to be against the skin.

Aoi Funayama
Beauty Expert
Aoi Funayama

Of the many materials available, organza has a very fine mesh, so it can be used to create finely textured foam.

Look for Rings and Other Additional Features

Look for Rings and Other Additional Features

If the face-washing net is difficult to use or requires effort for storage, it may cause stress. Make sure to check the ease of use of your product.


The ribbon or ring attached to foaming nets aren't just helpful during lathering but are also helpful for storage as they act as storage hooks. Many products come with ribbons and rings but do make sure that they fit the size of your fingers and feel comfortable when handling them.

Also, if you're concerned about hygiene, choosing a product with antibacterial properties is a good idea. Note that some materials may deteriorate quicker than others because of the daily friction. Polyethylene has excellent durability, so if you're concerned about longevity, we recommend products made with this material.

Aoi Funayama
Beauty Expert
Aoi Funayama

After use, it is best hygienically-speaking, to hang it to dry in a well-ventilated place out of direct sunlight.


I recommend replacing your foaming net every three months, as they're prone to bacteria growth.

10 Best Japanese Foaming Nets

To figure out the 10 best Japanese foaming nets, we gathered the 21 best-selling products available on popular Japanese e-commerce sites such as Amazon, Rakuten, and Yahoo! Shopping and tested them all.


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


※※Please note that these products were chosen after extensive research and testing by mybest writers. The choices are not necessarily affiliated with or recommended by our experts.

We tested each product for the following and rated them on a five-point scale:

  • Foam volume
  • Foam density
  • Ease of use
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Marna Bubble Factory Foaming Net 1

Marna

2
Bulk Homme The Bubble Net Frothing Net 1

Bulk Homme

3
Fancl Dense Foaming Net 1

Fancl

4
Haba Style Perfect Foaming Net II 1

Haba Style

5
NAPO Mimura Foaming Balloon Net 1

NAPO

6
KOKUBO Whip Foam Net 1

KOKUBO

7
ETVOS Facial Cleansing Net 1

ETVOS

8
Mediplus Foaming Net 1

Mediplus

9
Skin Baby The Bubble Net 1

Skin Baby

10
Chantilly Rosa Rosa Foaming Net 2P 1

Chantilly

Name

Bubble Factory Foaming Net

The Bubble Net Frothing Net

Dense Foaming Net

Perfect Foaming Net II

Mimura Foaming Balloon Net

Whip Foam Net

Facial Cleansing Net

Foaming Net

The Bubble Net

Rosa Rosa Foaming Net 2P

Features

Uniquely Shaped Net With Superb Foam Volume and Density and Storage Hook

Four-Layered Large Foaming Net With High Foam Volume

Double-Layered Net With Great Foam Density and Storage Ring

Soft and Fine Foaming Net With Sponge for Gentle Scrubbing

Polyethylene Foaming Net With Soft Netting for Whipped Cream-Like Foam

Foam Net That Makes Dense Foam but Has Stiffer Net Material

Cleansing Net That Produces Thick Foam But at Low Volume

Bag Shaped Net That Produces Dense Foam but Is a Bit Inconvenient to Use

Four-layer Foam Net That Makes Dense But Low Volume Foam

Compact Travel Sized Net That Makes Dense but Low Volume Foam

Price$4.15$5.02$1.17$3.79$6.70$2.32$4.02$6.36$3.80$3.18
Japaneseマーナ 泡工場 泡立てネットバルクオム THE BUBBLE NETファンケル 濃密もっちり泡立てネットハーバー研究所 泡立て職人ⅡNAPO MIMURA 泡立てバルーンネット小久保工業所 ホイップ洗顔エトヴォス 泡立てネットメディプラス 泡立てネットWOW MEDICAL スキンベビー 洗顔 泡立てネットシャンティ ロージーローザ 泡立てネット 2P
TypeBallBagBagBagBagBagBagBagBagBag
MaterialPolyethylene (net)N/APolyethylene (net)Polyethylene (net)Polyethylene (net)PolyethylenePolyethylene (mesh), Polyester (organza)Polyethylene (net)Polyethylene (net)Polyethylene (net)
Weight14g16g13g8g14g42g6g7g13g7g
Dimensions6.3 x 4.33 in.10.24x7.09 in. 6.3x7.09 in.6.69x4.53 in.6.69x5.12 in.8.66x5.51 in.4.53x5.12 in.8.66x5.51 in.7.87x6.69 in.7.09x3.15 in.
Storage ring or strapYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes YesYes
Overall score4.794.123.953.933.673.663.633.613.563.53
Foam volume5.05.03.53.33.23.63.23.53.23.2
Foam density5.03.54.65.05.05.05.03.55.05.0
Ease of use4.05.04.05.04.03.24.04.04.03.5
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Japaneseマーナ 泡工場 泡立てネット
TypeBall
MaterialPolyethylene (net)
Weight14g
Dimensions6.3 x 4.33 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score4.79
Foam volume5.0
Foam density5.0
Ease of use4.0
2

Bulk HommeThe Bubble Net Frothing Net

$5.02

Japaneseバルクオム THE BUBBLE NET
TypeBag
MaterialN/A
Weight16g
Dimensions10.24x7.09 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score4.12
Foam volume5.0
Foam density3.5
Ease of use5.0
3

FanclDense Foaming Net

$1.17

Japaneseファンケル 濃密もっちり泡立てネット
TypeBag
MaterialPolyethylene (net)
Weight13g
Dimensions6.3x7.09 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score3.95
Foam volume3.5
Foam density4.6
Ease of use4.0
4

Haba StylePerfect Foaming Net II

$3.79

Japaneseハーバー研究所 泡立て職人Ⅱ
TypeBag
MaterialPolyethylene (net)
Weight8g
Dimensions6.69x4.53 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score3.93
Foam volume3.3
Foam density5.0
Ease of use5.0
5

NAPOMimura Foaming Balloon Net

$6.70

JapaneseNAPO MIMURA 泡立てバルーンネット
TypeBag
MaterialPolyethylene (net)
Weight14g
Dimensions6.69x5.12 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score3.67
Foam volume3.2
Foam density5.0
Ease of use4.0
6
Japanese小久保工業所 ホイップ洗顔
TypeBag
MaterialPolyethylene
Weight42g
Dimensions8.66x5.51 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score3.66
Foam volume3.6
Foam density5.0
Ease of use3.2
7
Japaneseエトヴォス 泡立てネット
TypeBag
MaterialPolyethylene (mesh), Polyester (organza)
Weight6g
Dimensions4.53x5.12 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score3.63
Foam volume3.2
Foam density5.0
Ease of use4.0
8

MediplusFoaming Net

$6.36

Japaneseメディプラス 泡立てネット
TypeBag
MaterialPolyethylene (net)
Weight7g
Dimensions8.66x5.51 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score3.61
Foam volume3.5
Foam density3.5
Ease of use4.0
9

Skin BabyThe Bubble Net

$3.80

JapaneseWOW MEDICAL スキンベビー 洗顔 泡立てネット
TypeBag
MaterialPolyethylene (net)
Weight13g
Dimensions7.87x6.69 in.
Storage ring or strap Yes
Overall score3.56
Foam volume3.2
Foam density5.0
Ease of use4.0
10

ChantillyRosa Rosa Foaming Net 2P

$3.18

Japaneseシャンティ ロージーローザ 泡立てネット 2P
TypeBag
MaterialPolyethylene (net)
Weight7g
Dimensions7.09x3.15 in.
Storage ring or strapYes
Overall score3.53
Foam volume3.2
Foam density5.0
Ease of use3.5

How We Tested the Foaming Nets

How We Tested the Foaming Nets

We gathered the 21 best-selling Japanese foaming nets from e-commerce sites popular in Japan, such as Amazon, Rakuten, Yahoo! Shopping, and @Cosme SHOPPING, and tested them all.

We tested each product for the following:

  1. Foam volume
  2. Foam density
  3. Ease of use

Test ① Foam Volume

Test ① Foam Volume

First, we tested each product for how much foam they produced.


To do this, we selected one type of face wash and dispensed exactly two grams. We then wet the foaming net and lathered it for 30 seconds. After that, we weighed the total volume of foam produced.

Test ② Foam Density

Test ② Foam Density

Next, we tested the foam density produced by each foaming net. 


After lathering the foam, we measured and placed a set amount of the foam on a plate. Then, we put a 10 yen coin (roughly the weight of a nickel) on top of the foam to measure how many seconds it could hold the coin. 

Test ③ Ease of Use

Test ③ Ease of Use

Finally, we tested how easy the foaming nets were to use based on the following points. 


What we tested the products for:

  • The size of the net
  • The softness of the material
  • How easy it was to hold the grip
  • Ease of storage

How to Get the Most Out of Your Foaming Net

How to Get the Most Out of Your Foaming Net

First, soak your net with water, then take a pinch of face wash and rub it into the net with both hands to produce foam.

Aoi Funayama
Beauty Expert
Aoi Funayama

The trick to lathering foam is to incorporate air into the face wash product and water mixture by rubbing the surfaces of the net against each other

How to Wash Your Face Correctly

How to Wash Your Face Correctly

Once a foam lather is created, gently and carefully wash your face. 


Steps:

  1. Wet your palms and face with lukewarm water.
  2. After placing the foam on your cheeks with both hands, gently wash your face by starting from areas that produce lots of sebum. In order, begin with the forehead, then proceed to your nose, nose, chin, and cheeks.
  3. Fill the palms of both hands with lukewarm water, then gently splash the lukewarm water onto your face to rinse off the lather.


Use the midsection of your ring, middle, and index fingers for the forehead, chin, and cheeks, and the midsection of your ring finger for the bridge of the nose to the nose.

For the furrows of the nose that are prone to blackheads, gently wash by rolling the foam in 10 small circles.

Aoi Funayama
Beauty Expert
Aoi Funayama

Use lukewarm water, since it relaxes and opens up the pores better than cold water.

You’ve Got the Net, but What About Face Wash?

Now that you've purchased your perfect foaming net, you'll need an equally perfect face wash to use with it. Luckily, we have plenty of suggestions.

Translation: Kazuma Fujiwara, Mai T.

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    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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  • 10 Best Korean Sunscreens for Oily Skin in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    10 Best Korean Sunscreens for Oily Skin in 2022 (Aesthetician-Reviewed)
    Frustrated with all the sunscreens with rich consistency that won't sink into your skin and make your skin feel even oilier than it already is? Consider using a Korean sunscreen! Most have a lightweight consistency that can absorb quickly into your skin and provide optimal protection against the sun. Besides, some even contain ingredients that can help regulate oil production to balance out your oily skin and leave it feeling much more refreshed.After combing the internet, we've found 10 Korean sunscreens that can work like a charm for your oily skin. One of them is COSRX's Aloe Soothing Sun Cream, which is formulated with aloe leaf extract to soothe and lightly moisturize the skin. There are other products that are equally effective on our list, so give them a look as well!  And check out our buying guide and additional tips from aesthetician Devan Jesmer.
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  • 10 Best Tried and True Japanese Heated Eyelash Curlers in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    10 Best Tried and True Japanese Heated Eyelash Curlers in 2022 (Hair and Makeup Artist-Reviewed)
    A heated eyelash curler can be a savior when styling your eye makeup. Not only are they being released by electronics manufacturers such as Panasonic and KAI Corporation, but brands like Nitori and Daiso are producing lines of heated eyelash curlers.However, functionality varies from product to product, such as those with an adjustable temperature setting and those you can use with eyelash extensions. Things like charging types and cleaning methods also vary, so you want to choose the curler that‘s most convenient for your individual preference.To figure out which was the best Japanese heated eyelash curler, we gathered the 32 best-selling products on e-commerce sites popular in Japan (such as Amazon, Rakuten and Yahoo! Shopping) and tested them all. We tested each of the products for the following:FinishKeepFeelFunctionalityThen, based on our tests, we ranked the 10 best Japanese heated eyelash curlers in 2022. We also put together a buying guide to help you choose the best heated eyelash curler for you.
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