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The Best of the Best Skincare Products

| Beauty , Cosmetics & Medicine

@Cosme is the largest beauty portal website in Japan, featuring over 12 million user posts and 250,000 product reviews! The following are @Cosme's top picks for skincare products in six categories, all selected by users.

Bar Soap: Mogans Handmade Soap Franc Encense Savon Hydratant

Of all of the soap bars on the Japanese market, Mogans Handmade Soap Franc Encense Savon Hydratant was voted the best soap out there. But high-quality bar soap comes at a price of ¥2,000 per bar!

Makeup Remover: Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil

Fancl Mild Cleansing Oil (¥1,700) was voted the best makeup remover of all the cleansing makeup removers on the site. If cleansing oils aren't your thing, the Bifesta Cleansing Water (oil-free) came in a close second place!

Lotion/Toner: Cosme Docrtre Moisture Liposome Hydration Boosting Serum

The best lotion (sometimes called a toner in the West) on the @Cosme website is the Moisture Liposome Hydration Boosting Serum by Cosme Decortre, which is a bit pricey at ¥10,000 a bottle.

- www.cosmedecorte.com (Japanese)

Facial Cream: Curel Intensive Moisture Cream

@Cosme's best-rated moisturizer (facial cream) is the Curel Intensive Moisture Cream. This mid-range moisturizer is priced at ¥2,300 a jar, and available at most drugstores!

Sheet Mask: The My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Sheet Mask

The My Beauty Diary Black Pearl Sheet Mask was voted the best sheet mask on the Japanese market. This mask is also a popular choice because it's relatively inexpensive (about ¥100 per mask).

Other Skincare: Pigeon Baby Powder

The best skincare product in the "other" category was voted this Pigeon brand baby powder, which is multi-purpose enough to use for almost anything, including blotting oil, preventing perspiration, or for taking care of your baby. It's also very reasonably priced at only ¥430 a pack!