9 J-Beauty Products for a Next-Level Glow
In Japanese beauty, there’s no such thing as a quick fix. It’s all about simple routines that support long-term benefits like well-nourished skin and slowing down the process of aging — all while achieving dewy AF skin. The J-beauty trend focuses mostly on multi-tasking formulas that serve more than one purpose, that way you get the most out of your products and regimen without having to go for the entire 10-step routine (like those popular in K-beauty). J-beauty and K-beauty have similar end goals of clear, hydrated skin, but Japanese beauty takes a minimalistic approach while Korean beauty caters to a well-stocked #shelfie (hence all the steps).
Many J-beauty products feature properties that tackle acne, rough texture, and more, but the main focus is hydration — and lots of it. From lotions to oils, Japanese skincare takes full advantage of the world’s most nourishing ingredients (like centella asiatica and reishi mushrooms) to enhance formulas and provide the complexion with a moisture-packed punch.
If you’re on the hunt for a formula with promises of dewy skin, keep clicking for the best Japanese beauty products the market has to offer.
Sekkisei White Washing Foam ($25): One surefire way to get dewy-looking skin is to start with a good cleanser. This J-beauty must-try is enhanced with ingredients like fermented coix seed, angelica, and melothria extracts to promote skin regeneration (AKA cellular turnover) for a post-cleanse glow.
Adsorb AntiBody Gel Cream ($130): Japanese skincare is all about preserving youthfulness. With that in mind, this hydrator tackles some of your biggest aging woes like fine lines and wrinkles through moisturizing ingredients, including centella asiatica extract and cannabis sativa oil, that plump, hydrate, and soothe the complexion.
Suisai Beauty Clear Powder ($25): This cleanser travels well and boasts major dewy benefits. Thanks to its powder formula and adorable, single-use packaging, you can keep a few of these in your purse and carry-on for on-the-fly cleanses. With a touch of water, the powder substance turns into a cleansing agent that removes the gunk without stripping your natural glow.
DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($27): There’s a reason one of these cleansing oils sells every 10 seconds. With a nourishing blend of antioxidants and vitamins, the olive oil-based formula helps wipe away the day’s dirt and debris without compromising your complexion’s natural oils.
Beauty Pie Japanfusion Supreme Cream ($125): In J-beauty, there’s no such thing as too much moisture. And this face cream was formulated with that in mind. Made with pombe yeast and jabara extracts, polyphenols, and grape skin, the rich cream helps to energize, brighten, and protect skin.
Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate ($70): Japanese skincare calls upon the best hydrators, but protection is also important — especially in the name of glowing skin. After all, dewiness can’t be achieved if environmental aggressors get to the skin first. This facial serum protects with the antioxidant powers of reishi mushroom and iris root extracts.
SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($179): Essence is the wonder of J-beauty as it can tackle many ailments and maximize dew potential in just a few seconds. Powered by over 50 micro-nutrients (think: amino acids, organic acids, vitamins, and minerals), the elixir combats uneven skin tone, rough texture, dryness, age spots, and lackluster skin.
Tatcha The Indigo Cream Soothing Skin Protectant ($85): If your complexion is in need of some R&R, this moisturizer is where it's at. Formulated with natural Japanese indigo and hydrating ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, it can soothe, repair, and soften finicky skin.
I-Mju Hatomugi Skin Conditioning Gel ($17): Upon application, the lightweight, non-sticky texture coats your complexion in moisture and seals it for a long-lasting glow.
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