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Zen & Glow: Japanese Beauty Products You Totally Have To Try

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J-Beauty has earned a coveted reputation for its exquisite craftsmanship and results-driven formulas. Rooted in centuries-old traditions, these products encapsulate a holistic approach to beauty, a philosophy deeply ingrained in Japanese culture that serves as the cornerstone of their skincare industry.

At the heart of Japanese beauty lies a commitment to simplicity and effectiveness. Instead of relying on flashy packaging or extravagant claims, these products emphasize the power of knowledge-meets-natural ingredients. The focus is on harnessing the potential of time-tested botanicals like green tea, rice bran, and sake, among other precious ingredients, which are revered for their rejuvenating properties.

Belief in the harmony of mind, body, and nature is central to the Japanese beauty approach. This is why Japanese beauty products often incorporate mindfulness and relaxation techniques. From calming aromas to soothing textures, every aspect is meticulously thought out to provide a sensorial experience that transcends mere skincare. Through gentle, consistent care, they promote a timeless radiance that comes from skin that is, first and foremost, healthy. In Japanese skincare, you will find, more often than not, that the emphasis is on prevention rather than correction; rather than waiting for signs of aging to surface, these products work proactively to maintain skin health and vitality. Take a stroll through our picks of fresh new launches and treat yourself to a whole new skincare experience.

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Love mushrooms in skincare products? This moisturizer comes with a blend of five mushrooms, including snow mushroom for deep hydration, reishi for anti-aging benefits, wood ear for enhanced elasticity, maitake for nutrient infusion, and chaga for powerful antioxidants — and CBD. Watch every day as your skins gets plumper, more youthful, and with stronger defenses against environmental stressors.

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Albion Flora Drip, $70
Five time-tested, skin-enhancing herbs undergo a unique fermentation process with pure white koji, culminating in this all-in-one essence. These potent actives work to deliver a resilient, elastic feel, visibly improved texture, luminosity and deep hydration.

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Excellent for dry and sensitive skin, this feather-light serum offers a delicate, anti-aging action. Infused with ceramides for a surge of visible moisture and enriched with ginger extract, renowned for its age-defying properties, it effectively diminishes fine lines and wrinkles while maintaining optimal pH balance.

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Looking for a do-it-all eye and lip serum? This formulation boasts a trifecta of peptides meticulously calibrated to target distinct layers of the skin, visibly firming and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. With 4 types of plant stem cells, a Lifting Quadruple Complex, cherry blossom extract, Japanese rice wine, and niacinamide, this blend refines and brightens the complexion, too. Adding to this is a skincare innovation: micro-spicules derived from sea sponges which provide a gentle micro-needling effect, enhancing the penetration of active ingredients for maximum efficacy.

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