By Tshegofatso Motsuenyane
At last, summer is here! While many of us can’t wait to make the most of it, in Japan, that means withstanding the season’s unbearably hot and humid weather. Luckily, Japan has an array of beauty products that are especially designed to combat heat and humidity. Why not try some of these to help keep you cool as ice throughout the summer?
Many people rave about this product, and for good reason. This water-based sunscreen offers SPF 50+, PA++++ protection against UV rays. The watery essence easily absorbs into the skin and can also be used as a primer before applying foundation. This sunscreen is both super moisturizing and suitable for acne-prone skin. It’s also available as a UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel.
Price: ± 950 yen (50g)
Cooling body sheets are quite the craze during summertime in Japan. These Biore body sheets instantly cool the skin by an icy 3° after just two wipes! The secret is in a cooling component that dissipates heat when wiping away sweat and odor. Other popular brands include Gatsby, Ag Deo 24, and Sea Breeze. No matter the brand, you can be sure to enjoy the long lasting cooling sensation these sheets leave on your body after use.
Price: ± 300 yen (10 sheets per pack)
My Beauty Diary is a Taiwanese brand that is highly popular in Japan. Their limited summer edition sheet masks contain menthol for a pleasant cooling effect upon application and leave your skin deeply moisturized and conditioned after use. The gel serum has ten plant-derived ingredients including aloe leaf, licorice root, and peppermint leaf extracts. This product contains no parabens, alcohol, mineral oil, coloring, or fluorescent dyes.
Price: ±800 yen (3 sheets per pack)
Enjoy a refreshing hot spring experience in the comfort of your own home! Tabi no Yado creates aromatic bath salts inspired by various hot springs from all over Japan. The limited edition Cool Summer Series bath salts box contains three types of refreshing mint-based aromas: citrus mint, herbal mint, and fresh mint. These bath salts also contain moisturizing ingredients, hot spring minerals, herbs, and menthol for a chilled out summertime treat.
Price: ± 1000 yen (10 sachets per box)