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The Best of Japanese Drugstore Beauty

These girls will guide you through the best of Japanese drugstore products!

100 Years of Japanese Women's Hair & Makeup

Witness how Japan's makeup trends transition from one decade to next in this two-minute video.

The Best of the Best Makeup

Based off of over 12 million reviews!

3 Traditional Makeup Brush Kits from Kumano

Ever wanted a brush made with gray squirrel fur? With 180 years of history, the town of Kumano is the largest producer of calligraphy and artist’s brushes—as well as makeup brushes—in Japan.

How Onsen 'Fixed' my Self-Esteem & Body Issues

Most women don’t like their bodies. On good days, I’m 98 percent OK with my body. On bad days, that figure hovers around 60 percent. But it wasn’t always like that.

¥100 Makeup Challenge

What can you do with nothing but makeup from the ¥100 shop?

9 Cheap Cosmetics as Good as the Big Names

Try these nine cosmetics that are just as satisfying as the bigger companies, but for much less the price!

Top 3 Alkaline Onsen for Beautiful Skin

Grab your towels, ladies! Who needs bottled Pitera when the answer lies just a soothing soak away?

Yuzu for Health & Beauty

Three distinct uses have been derived from yuzu: medicinal, cosmetic and culinary.

Top 3 All-Natural Beauty Products from Gifu

Famous for its mountains and idyllic landscapes, Gifu Prefecture also produces many natural beauty and health products from its natural springs. Try any of these three products and feel rejuvenated in the comfort of your home!

In the Name of the Moon... Accessorize!

Unlike Sailor Moon and the Scouts, you won't need to play an arcade game to win these accessories.

Nightmare Before Christmas Face Packs

A costume that's good for your skin? Well, not quite.

5 Face Pack Recommendations for Students

Influenced by a makeup-artist mother, our writer became a “mask-professional.”

10 Oddly Wonderful Items in Japan's Drugstores

Outside Japan, can you find a product similar to one of the 10 listed here in a drugstore?

3 Fantastic Skincare Items from the Wonder 500

These three fantastic skincare items will prove a wonderful addition to your personal care collection.

Glitter and Gleam Like a Manga Queen

Stylize your eyes to look like your favorite manga heroine thanks to Japan Eden's new Anime Contact line.

6 Inexpensive Cosmetics Chosen By the Pros

Check out our list of great cosmetic and skin care products that received ringing endorsements from our network of skin care professionals!

Panasonic Predicts Carpet Speakers

Smart homes of the future will have speakers in the carpet, mirrors that analyze your skin condition, beds that weigh you as you sleep—and a whole lot more.

Goodbye Manicures, Hello Nail-Puri!

Tired of having to paint your nails, or forking over ¥5,000 for a salon-quality manicure? Well, the company that brought us Sonic the Hedgehog is doing something about it!

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