Japanese skincare products are not only popular within Japan but they're also well received outside of Japan. MUJI's products are particularly renowned for their high quality and affordable prices, and are very popular among visitors to Japan. This article introduces you to some top picks from their wide selection.
Booster Essence Lotion
MUJI's "Booster Essence Lotion" was born out of a skin care series that uses the natural spring water of Kamaishi in Iwate Prefecture. This lotion is applied before toning water and works to smooth the skin. It comes in a number of sizes, from large bottles to smaller options that have a consumer-friendly portability to them.
Sample price: 200ml 1,290 JPY (incl. tax)
Light Toning Water
MUJI offers a wide range of different toners. This enables you to pick the best product to suit your preferences and skin type.
Sensitive Skin Series
Dryness can leave your skin feeling rough and damaged. The products in this series are recommended for those with sensitive skin. You have the choice of three different types available as part of this series: the fresh and comforting "Light," the pleasantly moisturizing "Moisture," and the "High Moisture" that will leave your skin with an even more moist texture.
Sample price: "Light Toning Water - Light" 200ml 580 JPY (incl. tax)
Ageing Care* Series
This series is recommended for those customers who are slightly older. These products provide a pleasant moisture and elasticity to dry skin, which may lack a natural shine and spring. It is packed full of plant-based properties and moisturizing compounds. You will also be pleased to hear that you have a number of different options to choose from, such as the "High Moisture" type and larger sized options.
* This series is geared towards older customers.
Sample price: "Ageing Care Toning Water" 200ml 1,490 JPY (incl. tax)
This series is recommended for those with dry skin. The products in the series were created by leveraging the natural moisturizing properties of Japanese herbs grown using the finest methods. Herbal Series products will leave your skin feeling pleasantly moist and rejuvenated. The refreshing smell and scent is also extremely popular with customers. There are also products in this series that work towards the prevention of freckles and wrinkles, as well as keeping melanin levels down. They are known as "Medicinal Skin Whitening Type" in Japanese.
Sample price: "Toning Water" 50ml 590 JPY (incl. tax)
Clear Care Series
This series is recommended for customers who are concerned about skin blemishes and texture. The series is comprised of four different fruit extracts which are used as moisturizing compounds: grape, kiwi, orange, and apricot. These extracts work to revitalizing the skin and make it smooth. The citrus scents are a key selling point. There are various different products in this series, such as those which are applied by using cotton to wipe dirt and old keratin off.
Sample price: "Light Toning Water" 200ml 1,290 JPY (incl. tax)
Light Toning Water - Deep Sea
This toning water is not solely used for facials but is also effective in moisturizing the body and hair. It is comprised of a combination of deep sea water taken from Toyama Bay mixed with grapefruit extract, both of which contain skin conditioning properties. Its light and refreshing nature, as well as its ease of use, are its key selling points. There is also a mist type spray available that is even easier to use.
Sample price: 400ml 990 JPY (incl. tax)
This series is recommended for those with dry skin that lacks shine. The products in this series contain organic plant compounds that were prepared using organic farming methods, such as German chamomile, which guards against blemishes, and lavender, which works to make skin feeling smooth. Organic Series products were developed to result in moist and replenished skin. There are also aforementioned "Moisture" and "Medicinal Skin Whitening* Type" products in this series.
* Works at suppressing melanin and protecting against blemishes and freckles.
Sample price: "Essence Lotion" 200ml 1,393 JPY (incl. tax)
* Only a limited amount of stock has been released as part of this series. Once it is sold out, the series will be suspended. The sample price is intended as a guide and the actual price may vary.
There are many different types of products in MUJI's cleansing lineup. There are a range of oils and creams that deal with the varying needs of customers, such as those who prefer light makeup and those who prefer heavy makeup. You will also be glad to hear that you can choose from a wide variety of textures like milky textures as well. The top pick from the cleansing series is the "Gel Cleansing" product. The secret of this product is the popular formula that combines a soft touch with powerful cleansing to leave the skin refreshingly clean.
Sample price: "Gel Cleansing" 30g 290 JPY (incl. tax)
There are a number of different face wash products available at MUJI, such as scrubs and foams. This means that there is something to suit all needs, from those looking for a deep clean, to others in search of a moisturizing wash. One top pick is the "Face Soap - Moisture." It is composed of moisturizing properties and its smooth and bouncy foam will leave your skin perfectly clean and moist. There are also lathering nets in this series that can be used with the foam.
Sample price: "Face Soap - Moisture" 30g 290 JPY (incl. tax)
MUJI sells a large number of different sun screens. The vast range of products on offer allows the customer to choose between those with varying textures (such as mists and gels) but also products with different SPFs. The revitalizing and smooth "Sunscreen Milk (SPF31 PA+++)" can be used on the whole body and is one top pick from this series. This product suppresses melanin and guards against blemishes and freckles, while preventing against tanning.
Sample price: "Sunscreen Milk (SPF31 PA+++)" 150 ml 1,590 JPY (incl. tax)
MUJI has branches all over Japan. They even have stores located inside of train stations, making purchases convenient. Make sure to use this article to find your preferred skin care product.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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