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American vs. Japanese Makeup

See the difference as presented by "Living Doll" Venus Angelic!

10 Fabulous Skincare Products

From familiar brands already known for their efficacy to brands that hit the market for the first time, this round-up of 2015's best cosmetics represents a collection of unique items.

A Geisha's Secret to Grease-Free Skin

'Abura-tori-gami' is well known for its oil-absorbent qualities, and has been a hit among geisha since the Edo Period. We've got some convincing reasons why even non-geisha should keep an eye out for some!

Top Japanese Skin Care from Zooming Japan

Jasmine at Zooming Japan offers much more than a list, providing details on the "double-cleansing method," tips on the best uses for facial masks, and recommendations for hot YouTubers to watch for details.

The Best in Star Wars Personal Care

Lightsaber-sharp eyeliner, galactic facial cleanser, a First Order razor and Resistance shaving cream: the Force is strong with these Star Wars personal care products!

Konbu Road: Ancient Route of Kelp & Medicine

Sailing south down Japan’s western coast from Hokkaido, ships brought goods that included the edible kelp called "konbu" to Toyama on their way along the watery route that came to be called Konbu Road.

A Beauty Shop for Anime Lovers

If you're looking to splash up your makeup bag with some anime-themed cosmetics, look no further than 'Otona Joshi Biyori'.

Suvé Body Brush

The brush tips create a foamy, rich lather and gently cleanse the skin, leaving a feathery, light feeling. Gentle enough for sensitive skin, it can be used comfortably by children.

Luxury Uemura Cosmetics

While there are plenty of articles out there on how to get cheap cosmetics, there are also times when you just want to spend real money on one or two golden, premium products for your skin.

Hand Cream with a Mission

The Kesen Tsubaki Dream Project uses camellia oil to make hand cream that's not only popular, but helped revitalize a region once devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

5 Fabulous Japanese Makeup Tutorials

Japanese makeup can almost be a way of life. While these sometimes classic, sometimes ultra-trendy and wild makeup looks appear difficult, they’re actually quite easy to pull off with a little practice.

Top 6 Souvenirs to Take Home from Kyoto

Kyoto's deep history makes it one of the best places in Japan to find old-fashioned crafts and handmade goods you won't find anywhere else.

Japan's 9 Weirdest Face Packs

Why not go all-out and have some cosplay-style fun while you're working on your complexion?

8 Models, 1 Secret

Can you guess the secret behind this video by Shiseido?

Photos from Japan to You

Ranging from skin care and shoes to kimono and charms from shrines, blogger and model Matsu-you* introduces her favorite aspects of Japan for the G7 Japan 2016 Ise-Shima Photography Contest.

Lifesaving Japanese Drugstore Makeup

Japan is makeup heaven. This includes not only top-shelf brand names, but also a great variety of budget brands, which are often well designed and highly effective.

Finding Remedies in the Soil

Professor Satoshi Omura, joint recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has discovered organic compounds produced by microorganisms in the soil that are being used to free hundreds of millions of people from infectious diseases.

Don't Mess With this Office Worker!

Don't give this office worker a stack of work to do late in the day, lest she unleash her secret weapon.

10 Japanese Home Remedies to Fight Any Cold

Winter can sometimes feel long in Japan (especially without central heat!), and February is one of the coldest months. While we hope you don’t catch any germs, those indestructible local grandmas have many tried and true methods to fight colds!

Bathroom Beauty: Soaps & Towels

For that moment you want to feel refreshed with elegance.

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