When I first traveled to Japan, I discovered something that I had no idea about and that was going to become the main point of my visit; that this country is the paradise of cosmetics, but not only the one we imagine. We have the idea of expensive and luxury Japanese cosmetics, which we have acquired through Shiseido. There are countless Japanese cosmetics, so many that I think it would take a lifetime to get to know them, and the biggest and best discovery was finding excellent quality at very fair prices.
Why buy cosmetics in Japan?
You will say, but I could spend my time shopping for other things during a vacation. But the answer is that you cannot pass up the opportunity to buy cosmetics there, if you take a trip to Japan. And forget about the common: Shiseido, Kanebo … there are an infinity of brands to know and that do not reach us abroad.
Japanese women are the queens of skincare, and you will not only have to buy the products but also learn how to use them and in a specific order. I’ll write about that later because it’s quite accurate and almost like a rite, that’s what will increase its effectiveness.
What cosmetics to buy in Japan?
Everything will depend on how much you want to spend obviously. I recommend doing a lot of research and making a list with photos before you travel. It will be an arduous task to find in a store what they saw on the internet, and they will have to turn to the saleswoman who will speak 3 words of English at most. Therefore, it is best to show him the photo and thus tell them where to find it.
In Japan they must come from the well-known brands abroad, there are an infinity of local brands and from other Asian countries (especially Korean) of excellent quality and that you have probably never heard or seen.
Here are some of the things I recommend buying:
What Japanese cosmetic brands should you know? What Japanese cosmetics you must buy?
Yes of course, you know Shiseido, maybe a little Kanebo, but there is so much to discover in Japan, and here is just a small recap:
Where to buy these cosmetics in Japan?
As soon as you start walking in Japan, you will find out where you can buy these products. The stores are more than obvious, often with shelving on the sidewalk.
Matsumoto Kiyoshi: there are them everywhere, they are distinguished by kilometers, the truth is I don’t know which are Matsumoto and which are not, I see them all the same. They are simply stores crowded with cosmetics, and I tell you, it will not be easy to find a product, but your patience will pay.
Daiso: also everything at 100, there will not only be cosmetics but anything that comes to mind.
Cosme store: more organized and elaborate like stores, but perhaps with a little less products, some things you will not find.
If you want to know how to buy from your country, do not hesitate to contact me to give tips on where to buy based on your country of origin.
Where to buy these cosmetics outside of Japan? Buy Japanese cosmetics online
After you try this fabulous Japanese cosmetics and you realize how good it is, obviously you want to keep buying them. The price/quality ratio is exceptional and I’m sure that you’ll be one of the next addicted to these products.
Surely in your country there is a website that sells them. For my orders I use several websites:
Dokodemo and Yesstyle are the easiest to use. You must pay close attention to shipping costs in the case of Dokodemo and not combine different providers. With Yesstyle you have free shipping (depending on the country) from a certain amount.
Japanese Cosmetics – Quality brands at the best price!