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u/milk_tea_way · 9 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Hoo, boy, this is a tricky one. Also, if you've looked at my Instagram lately, you'd probably know that I just had an epiphany -- a legit I-have-now-seen-the-light, movie-worthy moment -- about my own moisture barrier: namely that it had been suffering quietly for decades under the tyranny of unsuitable cleansers. So pardon me if my confidence in giving advice about moisture barrier health is at an all-time low.

Regarding product breakouts, may I know which Dr. Ci Labo product that you have tried? I know that Rosette Ceramide Gel has macadamia nut oil in it, which is why I can't use it (mild allergy; it gives me the itch). I would be more worried of things like nut oil than squalene, since the latter is also produced by our skin cells, making a reaction to it less likely.

Personally, the thing that has made the most difference to me in terms of moisture barrier health is the switch from a foaming to non-foaming cleanser, but I remember you saying that the Naturepeau really agrees with you, so perhaps that's not the problem. (Come to think of it, I think I have samples of the Naturepeau cleanser....) In terms of things that I own that has had a positive impact on my moisture barrier, in one way or another and in varying degrees, are:

  • Mochitto Mochi Mochi Face Wash,

  • Mochitto Mochi Mochi Face Lotion: just like the cleanser, except it stays on my face instead of getting rinsed off,

  • Tunemakers Ceramide 200 booster: I mix this with the Liquorice Extract, Aloe Vera, and Honey to get a soothing and barrier-repairing mixture,

  • shiro Oatmeal Lotion: the skin becomes slightly but perceptibly bouncier and more supple, but this thing is pretty expensive for what is basically oatmeal extract (Edit: This is also the only oat-based product I've seen in Japan, so if you're hell-bent on getting oats locally, this might be your best bet.),

  • Plaskin Essence: various types of ceramides sitting pretty high up on the ingredient list, but this is expensive and contains placenta extract and some fruit extracts. (Edit: Oh, and it contains guaiazulene, if you're curious about that ingredient! It's moderately soothing.)

    Since I found out that I had been abusing my moisture barrier, I, too, have been researching about ceramide-rich products to try out. These are the stuff sitting in my Amazon Wish List. You might want to check them out, both the products and the brands (no affiliate links):

  • Kanazawa Cosmetics

  • Kiso

  • Derizum, but this one has plant extracts,

  • Edit: Duplair -- this one looks especially promising, but it does contain various plant extracts (supposedly soothing).

    Curel also has a ceramide-heavy face cream, but something in Curel's formulation turn me into a literal tomato, so I can't comment on the efficacy of that.

    Ceramide is classified as simple sphingolipids, so if you see products claiming that they contain rice-derived sphingolipids, they probably have some barrier-protecting ability. (As a bonus, I find rice soothing.) My personal rec would be Kuramoto Bijin Hakumai Hakkou Milk, but I have also been curious about Keana Nadeshiko rice line.

    Also, calling the other Japan residents, since this is the type of question that will benefit from having more people sharing their experiences: /u/2catsinjapan /u/urbanflora /u/itzmizzy /u/StrangerClegane
u/urbanflora · 4 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

haha! I guess I can tell you a little....>.< It's a paranormal romance (again, never thought I would say that xD). I haven't written/worked on the synopsis, so bare with me ...

Mara, daughter to the Iron Peaks Alpha, is kidnapped after discovering two unknown werewolves on her father's territory. Unable to escape, she soon finds herself face to face with the most dangerous Alpha alive - Trever Axton. A ruthless and volatile wolf who also happens to be sexy as hell. Seeing the Black Valley Alpha in person should make Mara cower in fear - but it doesn't. Instead, she feels a powerful pull towards Trever like nothing she has ever felt.

But Mara is Unfated - a werewolf born without a mate. What does this mean?

Trever has long accepted he was never meant to find a mate and only wants to do what's best for his pack - until he sees a gorgeous female werewolf snarling in his kitchen. At first he's determined to make things right, but then it dawns on him that he can use Mara to his advantage. However, time is running out and the fate of the Iron Peaks Pack might rest in his hands. On top of it though, strange feelings are brewing inside Trever, hinting at something he never thought possible.

As for fantasy books, I loved A Song of Ice and Fire Series - George RR Martin needs to get that 6th book out though >:/

I also liked The Wretched of Muirwood by Jeff Wheeler. I have not read any other books in this series, but it I plan to!

I think my favorite book would be Abarat! omg, it's soo good and the author draws all of the art in the books/covers. Seriously they are amazing. I have not read the 3rd book T-T It's on my need-to-read list!

What books do you like? Do you have any suggestions? Also, what have you been reading lately?:D

u/BeautyAndBeasts · 2 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Extremely dry and dehydrated. I also struggle with cystic acne. I have hypothyroidism hence my skin gets very very dry. Oh and very sensitive which is probably because there is so much going on! 😢

Baby butt smooth, even and hydrated skin

California - gets very hot and dry



▪️ Face wash - First Aid Beauty Cleanser

▪️ Toner - Mario Badescu Keratoplast Toner

▪️Serum - I alternate between several

Skin Actives Cranberry Serum || The Body Shop VIT E Intense Moisture Serum || The Body Shop Oil of Life

▪️Face Cream -

The Body Shop Oils of Life Day Cream || The Body Shop Aloe Vera Cream Mask

▪️SPF Creams

Origins A Perfect World SPF 40 || Just started using this recently Evercalm Global Protection


▪️Face wash and Toner same as above.

▪️Night Serum - Boscia Tsubaki Oil

▪️Night Cream - I have used several and alterenate

Just finished the Boscia Tsubaki Sleeping Mask || Started Origins Drink Up Overnight Mask

Also, this garbage dries me out but it's too late to return it Oil of Life Revitalizing Sleeping Cream


Aside from these, I use my Clarisonic once a week. I do like to wear a lot of makeup. I usually use Extra Virgin Coconut Oil as makeup remover. Before I used to use the Neutrogena Hydrating Makeup Wipes, which I highly recommend anyone with dry skin. As for makeup primer I use First Aid Beauty Coconut Smoothing Primer


  1. After using all of this, my face is still dry!?!? What am I doing wrong? Am I using too many products? Too little? Would you recommend take something out of my routine?

  2. Please help me and suggest products that I can use to counter all my skin concerns. You don't have to have hypothyroidism but even other dry skin condition such as eczema/psoriasis related products are good!!

  3. I am on the hunt for a good non-drying cleanser, day cream and a night cream. What do you recommend?

  4. I stopped exfoliating because it turned out to be too harsh for my skin. I now resort to my clarisonic once a week. How do you guys feel about clarisonic?

  5. What about chemical peels? I did use the First Aid Beauty Intensive Peel. IT BURNS!!! Should I be using chemical peels? I did try a sample of the Caudalie Glycolic Peel. I liked it. What do you guys think? Is there any other chemical peel you might recommend for my skin type?
u/beigemom · 11 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice


Seller: Amazon US Prime overnight

Experience: Arrived as promised, overnight in well-wrapped packaging.

Product: Nature Republic Super Aqua Max Moisture Watery Cream for Dry Skin (Pink jar). Reasonably priced at $14 USD for 80g.

Reasons why product was bought: I'm on the search for a summer, low/no sticky moisturizer and this had no glycerin (which is odd, for the "dry skin" one in their line). Testing against my CeraVe Baby Lotion, my best (so far) non-sticky am moisturizer for summer.

Purpose: To lightly moisturize, and Hopefully be silky and not sticky on warm/hot days.

Place in Routine: After Kiku toner and right before sunscreen, to be used in am only on humid/wet days.

Testing schedule: Did 24 hour patch on arm etc. Used 2 mornings on forehead only and will continue this for 2 weeks. There's this preservative (MI) that can cause allergic reactions in some, and while I have very tolerant skin and have used products with MI in it, I'm putting it on the most tolerant part of my face for 2 weeks first.

1st Impressions: Lovely package even though it's a jar. Thick cream looking but a gel application. VERY flowery scent that does not really go away, just on my forehead it really lingered (and I like scents, but jeez). What covered it up was the scent of another heavy-scented product, Cosrx Soothing Sun Cream. The NR applies very smooth and elegantly, and after drying, does not leave a sticky cast as I'd hoped it wouldn't, even over my sticky Kiku toner.

This is the first time a scent of an otherwise (so far) fine product has made me probably not want to repurchase it. I don't need to enter a room smelling like my grandmother's lingerie drawer. Regardless, tomorrow I'm going to put CeraVe Baby on the rest of my face (was testing against my usual CeraVe PM, which is too sticky for this time of year.) to feel the comparison.

u/jiyounglife · 2 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Location: California, USA

Skin Type: Normal

Skin Concerns and goals Moisturize, glow, anti-aging

Allergies/irritants to avoid: High fragrance


u/violets_will · 3 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Mandom Barrier Repair Super Moist are my HG masks. Lots of essence, never dries out on my face, and FRAGRANCE FREE!!! I use them relatively sparingly since I can't find them locally, but boy does my skin love it when I do. I seal in all the goodness with a little occlusive afterwards and in the morning I look like the baby on the package (not really, but you get the idea).

u/Saga_I_Sig · 4 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

What I bought

Isntree Aloe Soothing Gel Moist

Seller: Credithink

Experience: Since I bought it from Amazon Prime, it was super-easy and the product should be arriving very shortly. I'll update if I have any issues.

Reasons why products were bought: I actually wanted to buy Isntree's Green Tea Toner, but it seems to be sold out absolutely everywhere, so I settled on this as my second choice. I've been wanting to try an aloe-based product for a while, and my routine is finally pared-down enough that I finally felt I could fit another product in.


Hada Labo Shirojyun Lotion Moist optional

Seller: Mayuko Shop

Experience: It hasn't arrived yet so I can't comment on the experience, but I chose this seller because it was offered via Prime, which means it'll definitely arrive before Christmas. If I repurchase, I'll probably go with one of the less-expensive sellers that ships from Japan.

Reasons why products were bought: I've been wanting to try a Shirojyun product for a long time, but felt I couldn't justify it since I already had Benton Snail Bee filling the arbutin-based slot in my routine. Unfortunately, with Snail Bee's reformulation, it's just another niacinamide product, and I already have more than enough of those. Hada Labo to the rescue! I plan to use it in addition to Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium.

u/gimmme_a_dragon · 3 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

I got these from Amazon UK (acrylic drawers for A4 paperwork) and stack 4 piles of sheet masks in each individual drawer. Perfect size! Each pile also can fit 8 sheets (give or take) which is usually what I get in a box. With one of these 3-tier drawers I can store 12 types of sheet masks (or 90ish in total), which makes it easy to find the ones I wanna use every night. I think letter trays can work the same too, such as this one from ikea.

u/uglybutterfly025 · 5 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Kose Softy Mo Deep Cleansing Oil

Seller: Amazon with Prime shipping

Experience: Honestly was too easy to buy! got prime shipping so ordered it the other night and it should be here tomorrow

Reasons why products were bought: I am almost out of my Banila CIZ and I'm going out of town this weekend so I needed a replacement ASAP

u/aichow · 1 pointr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Has anyone ever used the Seki Edge Total Control Eyelash Curler or any brand of eyelash curler that you hold perpendicular to your face? I saw it (or something similar) once in a Korean MUA video (I think it was Jungsaemmool). What did you think? Do you know of any other brands (or know what words I should Google to find this type of eyelash curler)? TIA.

(x-posted from AB DHT)

u/Nekkosan · 3 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Sorry there two: Hada Labo Gokujyun Hyaluronic Perfect (Japanese) that has urea high up.

They list the ingredients as : Water, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Squalane, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Triethylhexanoin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Agar, Arginine, Dextrin, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Disodium Succinate, Glucosyl Ceramide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Succinic Acid, Triethyl Citrate

The US version:

Hada Labo of Tokyo (US verson) has 5% according to this . Check bottom of page (also confirms that Japanese Premium toner has 3%)


Actually the urea in the lotion was too much for me when I used it with BHA. This article mentions some other options.

u/cleeh90 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

You can get it from Amazon JP here.

u/satisphoria · 2 pointsr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Can anyone confirm the pH of Cow Brand Gyunyu Cleansing Foam/Mutenka Cow Brand Moisturizing Facial Wash e.g. this guy on Amazon?

u/raichu-laichu · 1 pointr/AsianBeautyAdvice

Sorry for a late reply I've had a very busy weekend.


If it doesn't work copy アロヴィヴィ 尿素&ヒアルロン酸全身ローション into the search box, you can also do this in Rakuten.