Tag Archive: Japanese Makeup

You can try this Velvet Skin Coat .52 Oz. for $21.00 at DHC, although I would not recommend it unless your skin is completely infallible to breakouts. This velvet skin coat primer is made with a silicone base that clogged my pores quite a bit. It didn’t do major damage, but it did enough to discourage me from using it regularly, if ever again. I hate breaking out, hate skin products that clog my pores. It’s possible that could work for you if you have either dry skin or nothing bothers your skin. It does what it claims to do:” smooths fine lines and wrinkles so your face appears flawless…” BUT I’m only 21; not old enough to really be needing much help in the way of smoothing my wrinkles that I don’t have yet. Anyway, I guess if you only want to use it to smooth out your complexion and appearance of wrinkles, it ISN’T a bad product, but I don’t think I’d ever shell out the $21.00 ever again for the measly little .52 Oz. of silicone that clogs my pores. Not good at all for my complexion, but if it works for you, go you! You officially have the most disassociated unaffected skin on the planet. I’m jealous.

A good alternative to all-too-heavy make up primers? A good moisturizer, whitening cream, or if you must, a light herbal primer like Palladio’s Herbal Face Primer for $11.99 here.

Silicone will clog any average person’s pores. So, unless you’re unnaturally perfect (and if you are, yes, I’m a heinous jealous monster), then stick to water based skin friendly products.

Also, a good side note, if you apply moisturizer to your face and then wave your blowdryer over your face for a good 20-40 seconds, it helps the moisturizer set into your skin better and dries it faster. Then you can apply your make up without the irritation of peeling from not dry sunscreen or fear and paranoia of smudgy, runny, pasty looking make up! Rock on Divas! 😀

Natural Japanese Beauty is my latest great find. Recently, while browsing the web in search of japanese skin care, I found this great site. I think this site actually retails straight from Japan. Not only do they have really fantastic products, they have reasonable price ranges so there’s something for everyone! They also offer interesting articles on the history of each product and why it’s beneficial for you. This includes the benefits of rice bran, camellia oil and green tea as well as the use of silkworm cocoons (don’t knock it til you try it!) to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, leaving the skin SUPER SOFT!
Contrast to True Renu, this site takes a more traditional, less modern look at skin care maintenance while still focusing on the #1 thing: looking your best and maintaining healthy glowing skin. After starting to use all of these products, my favorites are the rice bran powder wash from True Renu, HABA’s G Lotion Toner and White Knight Creme, and the silkworm cocoons and ALL of the whitening products from Natural Japanese Beauty. My favorite thing about these products is that they are all natural. I don’t need a chemistry dictionary to know what I’m putting on my skin because it’s right there for me to see in the simplest of terms for the ingredients that include rice bran, macadamia nut oil, coconut oil, and seaweed.
They even offer recipes on the site for Home Remedies! My favorite of these is the Ginger Tea. The Ginger Tea offers relief for “Colds, Flu, Arthritis and General Health.” I don’t usually have any of these issues, but I love the tea simply because it tastes really good. Also, I LOVE ginger. It’s refreshing and I’ll eat it by the plate like a salad. Talk about refreshing. I also used it recently to help my boyfriend’s mom get rid of vertigo. It WORKED! She couldn’t believe it because her vertigo was gone in just FIVE DAYS. She loves the tea so much, I make it for her almost daily if not weekly.

Benefits of Ginger: Click Here to get the recipes!

Aside from all these great benefits of this site, they also offer traditional clay make up just like Geishas use! They sell a variety of different color tones so that you can mix them and create a tone that most closely matches your EXACT skin color. For someone like me, who is obsessed with everything Geisha, this make up really is great. I’m always looking for more natural make up alternatives to the drugstore make up and the absurdly expensive designer cosmetics.

Check it out here!

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