Instead of Flowers: Japanese Beauty Buys for Your Valentine

Really want to impress the lady in your life this Valentine’s Day? Pick her up one of these beauty products.

Shampoo Rich by Epicurean Yumedreaming

Epicurean Yumedreaming is the organic hair care line from the Tokyo hair salon Twiggy. Aside from being sold at the salon, the cult line can be found at Loft in Shibuya. A must-have product is their Shampoo Rich, and the heavenly smell is not the only good thing about it – the formulation contains hybrid rose essence and pure extracts from organic plants, for a deep moisturizing effect. She’ll relish it for the way it gives shine and fullness to dry winter hair. yumedreaming.com

Whisper Gloss for Eyes by Three

Don’t be fooled by the packaging – this is not a lip gloss, but rather a gloss for eyelids. It comes in an assortment of wearable, daytime-appropriate shades, and glides on smoothly. She’ll love how easy it is to use on rushed mornings – just a quick swipe and a bit of blending for a smooth finish and a pearl-like sheen. The effect is very subtle, and the gloss tube is small enough for her to carry in a bag for a quick touch up. www.threecosmetics.com

Moisture Herbal Water by Marks & Web

We love to use this lavender and chamomile herbal water as a toner, right after stepping out of the shower and before moisturizing. The light and subtly scented formula is packed with pomegranate flower and marshmallow root extract. This product is light as water but softens and replenishes the skin, prepping it for makeup and harsh winters. It is particularly recommended for dry skin, and the natural ingredients make it well suited for those with sensitive skin. marksandweb.com

Moisture Fit Concealer by Koh Gen Do

Based on traditional Japanese botanicals, Koh Gen Do is one of the best makeup brands in the country, and is suitable for all types of skin. This high coverage concealer is designed to melt into the skin while camouflaging red spots, lines and wrinkles thanks to its high coverage pigments. The lightweight formula contains the brand’s Gloss Film Powder technology, a water-repellent powder technology that blends seamlessly into the skin while resisting caking, creasing and streaking. kohgendocosmetics.com

Cleansing Oil by Shu Uemura

Some people still shy away from oil cleansers, but don’t knock them till you’ve tried them. We’ve found it’s practically impossible to go back to any other kind of makeup remover and cleanser now that we’ve tried an oil-based one, and particularly this cult item from Shu Uemura. The thick and lightly scented oil also magically removes makeup – even waterproof mascara and eyeliner will disappear in seconds. She’ll love how it leaves her skin cleansed and supple. www.shuuemura.jp

Geranium Soap by Leaf & Botanics

Help make her bathing routine a little more compelling with this natural geranium soap. This moisturizing glycerin and sugar soap bar can be used on both face and body thanks to its all-natural ingredients. Your Valentine will love to use it this season as it won’t leave their skin dry, and the invigorating smell is a pick-me-up for those cold winter mornings. And at less than ¥500 a pop,
it’s a little bit of luxury for a handful of change. tinyurl.com/leaf-botanics

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