I was thinking hard about it, no worries, haven’t shorted any circuits here….and I realized I apply hand cream just as chronically and compulsively as I do lip gloss.
Any chronic hand cream appliers out there? Is there a club? Can we get moral support for the compulsion? Is there anyway to stop when presented with kawaii fruit shaped lip balms and hand creams from Japan?
Why do they tempt us?
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I dunno about you but I like to start my New Year off with new skin care!
Jump ahead for a helping hand with your skin!
I guess I’m a little weird but I follow the Kao Group very closely in Japan since I prefer their Biore releases over the ones that can be found in the US.
A recently Japanese release of new Biore Moisture Lotion intrigued me and I asked a friend to pick me some up. Shipping was a bit yak so I ended up telling her to skip it and hauled them from Adam at AdamBeauty (thanks Adam, love your shipping rates).
“Lotion” isn’t actually the term we’d use to describe what actually is toner. However, most Asian countries refer to toner as lotion so not to be confused here the Biore Moisture Lotion is, indeed, a toner.
Jump ahead for a peek!
Look under my vanity sink and in my wash room cabinets and closet and you’ll find any number of cleansing oil bottles. Meaning I don’t need more.
However, present me with a bottle of the new Shu Uemura Abracadabra Fantasy Cleansing Oil and I can get excited. Aya Takano lends a hand in the creation of this year’s Holiday Collection and created a beautiful princess riding her magical stallion onto a bottle of one of my favorite cleansing oils…
Gather round kids.
Let me tell you, I can’t begin to list the number of collagen washes and various ranges of skincare that feature collagen in Asia. The amount is astounding. Boggles my little mind.
Collagen is quite the popular commodity in Asia. Perhaps this is why all Asian woman look incredibly young and gorgeous well into their golden years.
As for me I like the way a good collagen wash feels on my face. Feels all slippery and hydrating! Loves! I don’t really think the US embraces the entire collagen thing as much as Asia does. Sure we have skincare that includes it but Asia goes steps further with toners, lotions, washes, and more.
What’s it do?
It’s supposed to help skin retain moisture as well as increasing it and improving the skin while decreasing wrinkles. I’ve used collagen products for a while but I can’t really say if they working to decrease wrinkles since I haven’t reached that stage on my face however in combination with hyaluronic acid I can noticeably see how much more hydrated my skin feels and how it retains better levels of moisture.
Regardless this might be a bit boring and I’m not a chemist but it was a good lead in to my review of the new-ish (new-ish since it released two months or so ago) Sana Hadanomy Collagen Mist which supposedly boasts 1000 MG of Collagen.
Let’s have a look!