High quality, highly recommended! Popular cosmetics brands made in Japan, available only in Japan
After all that sightseeing and eating in Japan, what’s next? For the ladies, time to go shopping, of course! Japanese cosmetics are known to be high in quality, and here, we introduce you to some cosmetic products that are available almost exclusively in Japan. From the well-established brand to hand-made organic cosmetics only known to those in the know, and to a brand produced by a globally active make-up artist, you will definitely become beauty-conscious.
Yojiya—A cosmetics brand that carries on the Kyoto tradition
Established in 1904, well known for its Aburatorigami (facial oil blotting paper), Yojiya’s line of cosmetics was originally a favorite among geishas and Kabuki actors. The colors of today’s lipsticks and face colors are named after Japan’s traditional colors, and they look vivid even from afar. Try them and put on some Japanese-ness.
●Yojiya Gion Store
●075-541-0177 ●Northeastern corner of Hanamikoji Street, Gion Shijo, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
●10:30-20:00 ●Open throughout the year
antianti organics—a small shop committed to making additive-free products
antianti organics is a brand that is committed to using pure “flowers” and “water” to derive normal skin cell turnover. Fine spring water from Toyama prefecture is used, and almost all the ingredients are edible. Hand-made perfume, skin care products, soap, and more all contain these ingredients. Be sure to try out these “fresh cosmetics” only known to those in the know.
●antianti Aoyama Shop
●03-5464-0930 ●4-25-14, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
●11:00-19:00●Closed on Wednesdays and Sundays
CHICCA brings out the “pretty” in the mature woman
“CHICCA” means “pretty!” in Milano (Italy). CHICCA is a cosmetic brand for the mature woman, recreating the professional technique of bringing out the beauty in bare skin. Make a reservation and you can receive make-up lessons at the cosmetics counter. Department stores in Tokyo, Yokohama, Osaka, Kyoto, and other places carry CHICCA. Check out the CHICCA website for the nearest department store where you can experience this lesson athttp://www.chicca.jp/shoplist/index.html
●【CHICCA shops】Isetan Shinjuku Store and others
●03-3352-1820●First Floor Cosmetics Counter, Isetan Shinjuku Store, 3-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
●Same opening hour as the department stores ●Open throughout the year
*The above information was last updated November 24, 2016. For more information, please contact the facilities directly.
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