I am a Japanese American ballet dancer, YouTube Artist, FCI Reporter. ロサンゼルス育ち、現在ニューヨーク在住のバレエ・ダンサー、ユーチューブ・アーティスト、FCI のリポーターです。日本には住んだ事はありませんが、日本語と日本の文化が大好きです！
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Today, I uploaded my new video on my YouTube ChannelーMy Updated Skincare Routine! But this time, instead of just a demo, I shared my Healthy Nighttime Routine including massages, beauty tips, & more. The full products list with links to where you can find them, additional info, and my drugstore recommendations/alternatives are all written below.<3 Click the blue title or photo to watch! :)
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~ Products List in Order ~
NOTE: The pink titles will take you to an online website. All products shown in this video were purchased by me in the US or Japanland, and I am not affiliated with any of the companies. Be sure to scroll down for my Drugstore Alternatives & Recommendations!
1. Naive Facial Cleanser
You can find this at Japanese supermarkets in the states! It is an oil-based makeup remover, so it gets everything off from waterproof mascara to eyelash glue effortlessly without any tugging. Be sure to remove your eye makeup with a cotton pad first to prevent future wrinkles. This product doesn't work when your face or hands are wet, so make sure they are completely dry.
2. Natural Aqua Gel Cure
I didn't use it in this video since I've already demonstrated it many times in previous videos, but this is my HG product!
3. Kibiki Premium Facial Teawash Cleanser / Hadalabo Hyaluronic Acid Foaming Facial Wash
The Kibiki Facewash is a product I got in Japan, and is most likely not available in the states. I will search next time I go to the Japanese supermarket, but I think it'd be less expensive online anyways. When I find a trustable online website that sells it, I will let you all know. I found the Hadalabo foaming cleanser at a Japanese supermarket, but you can also get it online. It's an inexpensive product and great for when you don't have the extra time to make foam. The small bubbles in the foam will help deep cleanse in the shower when your pores are open!
4. Shukuba-no-Yu Bathing Powder
I found the assorted pack of 10 at a Japanese supermarket for only $7.50! It is definitely a luxurious treat at a super affordable price. The one I used in the video was the "Kusatsu onsen" type. Kusatsu onsen is a very popular hot spring in Japan (I've never been to it though because I grew up in the states), and the powder is Yuzu scented. It is *the most* perfect, pleasant, relaxing scent. Your body will become extremely warm because the onsen powder warms up the body from the core. I am a person who gets cold very easily, but whenever I get in my onsen bath, my entire body stays super warm for hours, even on a freezing winter night! Also, below are the photos of the massage that I do in the tub in order.
5. Suhada Shizuku Pack Gel
This is another one that I've talked about in my previous videos, here and here. I found this at a drugstore in Japan called Matsumoto Kiyoshi which you can literally find everywhere. It was very inexpensive- I believe less than $15 for that huge package. It lasts forever because you need the tiniest amount to cover your entire face. I personally don't like layering a ton of products onto my face, so this product is perfect since it feels just like water. Plus, it saves me a lot of time with just one step! (Plus eye cream.)
6. Biore Memoto Uru-oi Pack / Smile Beauty Memoto Care Pack
Like I mentioned in the video, I like Smile Beauty's eye packs better because they are larger (I sometimes even cut it in half) and more jelly-like which allows the product to really sink into the thin skin layer. The various properties included in the product not only lightens the skin, but creates a nice base before applying undereye makeup. This is because eye cream can sometimes be too thick and cause creasing. I find that Biore is more suitable in the morning when you need to vanish blueish, puffy undereye areas.
~ Drugstore Alternatives & Other Product Recommendations ~
Makeup Remover: DHC Cleansing Oil
This is my other all-time favorite makeup remover that I buy if the Naive Cleansing Oil (Olive Green) is out of stock. It lasts for a long time, and not expensive. :)
Cleanser: Naive Facial Cleanser in Green Tea or Peach, Daizu Isofurabon
Naive is one of my favorite brands when it comes to skincare because their products are very gentle, and their scents are amazing. Scent is one of the most important things to me when it comes to shower products because it's something that's going to stay throughout the day, so I don't want it to be too strong or unnatural. Naive's Facial Cleanser also removes makeup as well, so you can be extra sure that you have zero makeup left on your face.
Blackheads: Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
Blackheads are stubborn and hard to get rid of. It won't vanish all of a sudden like magic, so be patient and take your time. *NEVER* use pore strips! Trying to rip out the junk only damages the pores, and with continued use they will forever be left open. (;_;) If blackheads really bother you, you might want to have them removed by a professional because most blackhead products don't work anyway to be honest... Sometimes, saving up to see a professional could end up being less expensive (and actually effective) than buying product after product that doesn't work. I have never experienced a facial/removal in my life, but for blackheads, I find that the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque is the one product that makes a difference even after one use.
Redness: Green tea products work like a charm, and so do any product with rosewater in it. Bath and Body Works has a good rosewater spray you can also use to calm down the redness before applying your makeup.
Moisturizer: NIVEA Cream for the Face, Hands, and Body.
This was another HG moisturizer of mine that I used beneath makeup in the winter (especially in New York!). I loved it because after I would remove my makeup, my skin would feel extremely smooth with absolutely no dry, flaky skin!
Lastly, I didn't show it in this video, but I apply my body cream by Lits Wistea at the end of the day I showed in my All-Time Favorite Skincare Products Haul.
I hope you enjoyed the video and blog post! If you have any questions, feel free to write me below or on the YouTube video! I saw that many of you requested additional routines such as my Body Care, Hair Care, Daily Diet Menu, a What's in my Shower video, etc. Thank you for all the positive feedback! I was already planning on doing a Body Care Routine video, but I will add the others to my list of videos to make, too. I will say that I am going to be extremely busy in February with lots of projects, collaborations, and shows, but I will keep you all updated with everything and try to film when I do find the time.<3 Stay connected on my YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter! :)
Thank you so much for reading, and have a great week!