Kanebo Global Skin Protector SPF 50+ – Review

Here’s a review of another lovely, Japanese sunscreen. This product is similar to many other sunscreens from Kanebo; it offers protection of SPF 50+ and PA++++(4), the highest level of UV protection found in Japanese sunscreens. The formula includes a mix of zinc oxide and chemical filters, there’s alcohol, but a large amount of hydrating… Read More Kanebo Global Skin Protector SPF 50+ – Review

Shiseido Future Solution LX Concentrated Balancing Softener – Review

I know I always say in my reviews that I wouldn’t bother using toners which require cotton pads unless they include exfoliating acids, but this product is different – it isn’t just a toner. This toner, or softener as such products are called in Japan, contains an interesting mix of ingredients. There are many components… Read More Shiseido Future Solution LX Concentrated Balancing Softener – Review

Kose Softymo Super Cleansing Wash with Hyaluronic Acid – Review

Japanese cleansing foams are one of the best cleansers out there; they remove everything and don’t strip the skin of moisture. The ingredients list is simple: ingredients that serve to cleanse the skin as well as glycerin and two types of hyaluronic acid to moisturise it.  This foam is fantastic. If you massage it on… Read More Kose Softymo Super Cleansing Wash with Hyaluronic Acid – Review

Sensai Silky Bronze CELLULAR PROTECTIVE CREAM FOR FACE SPF 50 – Review

Sensai is Kanebo’s luxurious brand. Outside of Japan, it includes products from other brands of the company, as it is the case with this product, which isn’t available in Japan. I think it’s based on one of Kanebo’s old Allie UV sunscreens. This sunscreen includes micronised zinc oxide and a mix of chemical filters to… Read More Sensai Silky Bronze CELLULAR PROTECTIVE CREAM FOR FACE SPF 50 – Review

Rohto Hada Labo Shirojyun Premium Whitening Jelly Essence & Whitening Jelly Sheet Mask – Review

These two products have the purpose of brightening the skin, and the main ingredient in both of them is tranexamic acid. (TA) Tranexamic acid has been studied as a skincare ingredient for decades now. It has been shown that it has anti-inflammatory functions, it mitigates skin damage caused by UV rays, it helps with post-inflammatory… Read More Rohto Hada Labo Shirojyun Premium Whitening Jelly Essence & Whitening Jelly Sheet Mask – Review

Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Cream – Review

Here is another review of a moisturiser from the Hada Labo family.  The main active ingredient of this moisturiser is arbutin, which is known for diminishing hyperpigmentation and overall brightening the skin tone. There’s also a vitamin C derivative in the form of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, which shares similar functions to arbutin. As in all… Read More Hada Labo Shirojyun Arbutin Whitening Cream – Review

Kanebo Allie Extra UV Facial Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

This sunscreen is not the most cosmetically elegant product out there; there are certainly better options available. Despite that, I like this sunscreen, and I am willing to repurchase it next year and let me tell you why.  This sunscreen contains a mixture of chemical filters and zinc oxide. Let me tell you upfront that… Read More Kanebo Allie Extra UV Facial Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ – Review

Lancôme UV Expert Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA++++ (2019 Version) – Review

This sunscreen is the 2019 version of the UV Expert Aqua Gel. I’ve picked up the gel version, as I’d thought a gel sunscreen would be light and more suitable for hot, summery weather. Similarly to the Lancôme UV Expert Milky Bright, which I reviewed a few months ago, this product provides high protection against… Read More Lancôme UV Expert Aqua Gel SPF 50 PA++++ (2019 Version) – Review