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5 Select Affordable Japanese Skin Care Products: From Cleansers to Serums!

Japan is home to a lot of high-quality, reasonably-priced skin care products. Here are some of the most popular ones on the market, from cleansers to moisturizers and even all-in-one skincare! They all come at prices that are easy on the pocket, so you can go ahead and try anything that piques your interest!

[Face Wash and Cleanser] Cleansing Research Wash Cleansing N: An Exfoliating Cleanser

Massaging your face while cleansing with this product will help clear away any impurities in the pores to make your skin look brighter and clearer! You can also use this exfoliating cleanser as an additional special step when your skin is feeling particularly rough.

120g tube: 1,100 JPY (incl. tax), BCL Company

[Face Wash and Cleanser] Cleansing Research Wash Cleansing N: An Exfoliating Cleanser

[Toner/Booster] MUJI Booster Essence Lotion: Made With Natural Water from Kamaishi, Iwate

MUJI’s Booster Essence Lotion boosts the ability for moisturizers to sink into skin. After cleansing, apply this booster to your whole face with your hands or a cotton pad, then follow with your regular skincare steps. This quick additional step helps improve the performance of all your other toners and moisturizers.
This booster essence lotion contains natural water from Iwate, as well as camellia seed extract and other natural moisturizing ingredients. It's free from fragrances, mineral oil, and added colors. It's also low pH, and paraben-free and alcohol-free, making it safe for even those with sensitive skin.

200mL bottle: 1,290 JPY (incl. tax), MUJI

[Toner/Booster] MUJI Booster Essence Lotion: Made With Natural Water from Kamaishi, Iwate

[Face Lotion] Chifure Deep Moisture Lotion: An Anti-Aging Lotion

Chifure Deep Moisture Lotion is perfect for anyone dealing with dry skin! It also fights signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles, so it's an ideal treatment for any wrinkles caused by dry skin. This lotion feels thick straight out of the bottle, but it sinks in quickly for a smooth finish.

180mL bottle: 800 JPY (excl. tax), Chifure Cosmetics

[Face Lotion] Chifure Deep Moisture Lotion: An Anti-Aging Lotion

[Serum/Moisturizer] Naturie Skin Conditioning Gel: Formulated With Natural Coix Seed Extract

If you want to boost your skin’s ability to retain moisture, try adding the Naturie Skin Conditioning Gel as your next step after lotion. This gel-type formulation feels light and fresh on the skin. It doesn't leave a sticky residue, even if you layer it between your lotion and cream moisturizer. This gel is also great before makeup! Its large container makes this an ideal choice as a soothing body lotion for sunburn, too.

180g jar: 990 JPY (incl. tax), Naturie

[Serum/Moisturizer] Naturie Skin Conditioning Gel: Formulated With Natural Coix Seed Extract

[All-In-One] Cezanne Whitening Otona no Neri Gel (Medicated): An All-In-One Toner, Moisturizer, Serum, Cream, Mask, and Primer

If you want to stick to a skincare routine but are short on time, this product is perfect for you! This gel serves seven functions: skin brightener, toner moisturizer, serum, cream, mask, and primer. You can use it both at night and before heading out in the morning. This one product gives you the effect of a full skincare routine, so it's ideal for travel, too.

65g jar: 880 JPY (excl. tax), Cezanne Cosmetics

[All-In-One] Cezanne Whitening Otona no Neri Gel (Medicated): An All-In-One Toner, Moisturizer, Serum, Cream, Mask, and Primer

The products included in the above list may be inexpensive, but they are very effective! Try some of these excellent low-cost items from Japan to tackle your skincare issues.

*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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