I wanted to compile a rather small list of the best Japanese SPF and Sunscreens that I’ve personally used and loved for many a fine year. I’ve used a lot of Japanese sunscreens over the years but three featured in this post are ones I come to back to again and again and again because I love how well they perform, how great they look and feel under makeup, and how fabulous the formula is.
Unfortunately, the US market hasn’t quite caught up to the Japanese one when it comes to creating lightweight, easy to absorb SPF formulas. I truly believe the Japanese excel at this which is one of the reason I purchase sunscreen products from Japan. They also happen to be affordable picks as well!
Let’s take a look!
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Biore Charcoal Pore Minimizer is a new exfoliating cleanser infused with natural charcoal and micro crystals that act to draw oil and dirt out while exfoliating skin. I’m a fan of the Biore Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser that released last year so I decided to give this a try. I’m also a huge fan of charcoal cleansers in general such as MAC’s Volcanic Ash and Freeman’s Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask as well as Lush Dark Angels Cleanser.
Let’s take a look!
Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar is a new follow up product to last year’s Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Cleanser (which I really liked). I’m a big fan of charcoal type products! I love Lush Dark Angels, adore Coal Face, and I think that MAC Volcanic Ask Mask is the bees knees.
Last year, I actually really enjoyed Biore’s Charcoal Cleanser too but many people weren’t so keen….! If you experienced problems with it I likely wouldn’t recommend a purchase of the Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar as it has some of the same ingredients including peppermint which isn’t exactly kindly to your face (and really an unnecessary ingredient anyway!).
Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask with Natural Charcoal is a new take on Biore’s popular Self Heating Mask (actually I think Biore launched it last year but I’m just now trying it). God, I remember thinking that Biore Self Heating Masks were the sh1t in high school. I was positive my skin was looking all kinds of crazy good after using it!
For a while Biore stopped making the Self Heating Masks but they reintroduced them and more recently they have a new Self Heating One Minute Mask with Natural Charcoal. Charcoal makes an appearance in SO many skincare products in Japan and Korea it’s surreal. Almost all nose strips are charcoal based plus you’ll run across tons of different cleansers sporting the ingredient. Apparently, it’s acts as a magnet for dirt and oil and gets pores super clean.
So does Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask with Natural Charcoal make my skin amazings!?