Recently, I received a query from Lina if I’ve come across Japanese beauty expert Yukuko Tanaka (田中宥久子) and her Zogan face contouring massage techniques (塑颜按摩法). Lina is from the Essential Day Spa forum and according to her, a number of them at the forum are interested in this technique but because of the language, are having some difficulty figuring it all out. I visited the thread and found that a number of them have given positive reviews after trying the massage techniques for just a week or more.
You got to give it to the Japanese for creating interesting products that make you want to buy them, even though you may not actually need them. Take Cure Natural Aqua Gel from Japan for example. It’s one of those products I can do without but after months of checking it out everytime I’m at Watsons, I finally caved it and bought a bottle. AtS$38, it’s not cheap but I wanted to know how well it works since a number of users were raving about this and it’s said that “one bottle is sold every 20 seconds in Japan”!
This is a guest review by Jyoan of Positively Nice. The products she tested were sent complimentary by Watsons.
I was elated when I learned that DHC was going to be available here – as like many girls out there, I have also heard of the incredibly famous DHC Olive Cleansing Oil. I am a fan of cleansing oils, and I don’t mind another bottle to try, especially since the Olive Cleansing Oil is known to be gentle on the skin, yet very effective. However, here I’m reviewing DHC’s products outside of their Olive range and they are:
1. Camu-camu Whitening Essence
2. Suncut Q10 Sheets Body
3. Coenzyme Q10 Pack Sheet
My hairstylist was raving about this new Matt Powder from Japan and how it was quickly snapped up at his salon and the whole of Singapore when it was introduced into the market. And due to the hot demand, the price has risen from S$12 to S$15 for the second shipment.
Anyway, this is supposed to work like a hair styling gel, except that it’ll create a soft matt style. Just sprinkle a small amount of powder into your palms and rub together. Rake through dry hair and lift into style for a matt finish and natural touch.
If you’re serious about skincare, The Japanese Skincare Revolution by Chizu Saeki is a must-read! It’s suitable for all ages because like what the book stated, it helps you to maximize your skincare products. I find the methods covered in the book particularly good for arresting wrinkles and expression lines so if you start early with some of the recommendations and are consistent, you may even be able to evade having early wrinkles.