I am a huge fan of fancy Japanese skincare brands! There’s do much tradition and craftsmanship involved, and the products are really of high quality! To keep my skin hydrated through the cold February days, I am relying on not only gently scrubbing my skin, but also hydrating it all over!
Check out my luxurious routine!
Herbal Bath Soak
I have two types of herbal bath soaks: mandarin orange and peach leaves. These herbal bath soaks come in lovely colorful pouches and they smell amazing! I was excited about the multiple uses of these bath soaks : not only in the bath, but you can also put them in the wardrobe between your clothes, or in your shoes.
I have tried the mandarin orange one in the bath and, while it didn’t smell strongly, it did feel relaxing. The instructions also suggested that, after being used in the bath, they can be dried and reused as deodoriser packs. Maybe I did something wrong but I was not a fan of how they smelt after being used. I think I will stick to using them as relaxing bath soaks.
Pink Washi Paper Body Scrub Towel
After soaking in a relaxing bath, use a washi towel to scrub all over your body. This towel is made from natural washi paper, known for leaving the skin soft. I am using this towel together with shower gel to clean and rinse my body. You can use this towel several times – so make sure to dry it properly after each use.
Smells great & feels super soft on the skin. It is very hydrating, so I apply it most on my cheeks and around my eyes, to hydrate my dry cheeks and prevent wrinkles around my eyes. It contains oils from jojoba and sesame, gold leaves and other ingredients that moisturise the skin. Plus the yuzu fragrance is amazing!
This cute hand cream not only smells (like yuzu!) and feels great, but it also contains natural ingredients like sour persimmon, eggs and soybeans. I carry it in my bag and apply it whenever my hands feel dry. I like that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave my hands oily.
I am not a fan of lip balms in jars, but this one is too adorable to pass! It is made with shea butter and jojoba oil, and contains silk powder and gold leaves. Perfect combo for moisturised lips.
No matter what I do, no matter the skincare / makeup products I apply, my skin becomes super oily in the afternoon. That’s when blotting papers come in and save the day. These bad boys are the only way I can keep my skin looking fresh & they don’t mess up my foundation!
Have you tried any products from Makanai Cosmetics? How about products with gold leaves in them?
Kaz | Ickle Pickles Life and Travels says
I haven’t heard of this brand but love the packaging – so cute. Kaz
They have a lot of other cool products, with packing as cute as those here!
Aww I love the look of these products! Especially the facial blotting paper & the washi paper towel!
the pink towel is my weakness 😀
Ooh I really liked the sound of these products. Gold leaves in the oil and lip balm are very intriguing products. Will definitely check them out.
gold leaves in face oil and sheet masks is more and more popular! they are beneficial for the skin and make you feel luxurious
Linda Hobbis says
I’m fascinated by Japanese skincare – their routines as so extensive! I could really do with some of those blotting papers.
me too! and these blotting papers are saving my life when my face gets oily throughout the day
Olivia Jade says
The washi paper towel scrub sounds amazing, like a real good exfoliating tool for your whole body. I tried some Korean skin care a few years ago, but yet to try any Japense!
oh yes, feels very nice! Japanese beauty & make-up products are also amazing! I have several blog posts about these – you could have a look around for inspiration1
Ali - We Made This Life says
I’ve heard good things about Japanese beauty brands but have yet to try anything. I really like the sound of the oil.
I totally recommend them! Let me know if you need tips!
That beauty oil looks so fancy with its gold flakes! I love using products like this that truly make me feel like I’m being pampered.
I love that it also feels very soft on the skin and has a soft citrus smell!
Ashleigh Dougherty says
I recently discovered the hype of Korean skincare and it’s not failed to impress. These look lovely too!
Japanese skincare and make-up products are also very impressive!
Thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Keep writing.
Thank you for passing by 🙂