Japanese Beauty Secrets

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Of all the things I thought I would learn in Japan, I would have thought a new beauty regime would be the last of them. Whenever I travel to a new country I try to be open minded to everything about a new culture so that I can gain new ideas that I might not be exposed to back at home in Australia. One of the things I couldn’t ignore in Japan was the cleanliness and self-awareness that is so deeply engrained in the culture – which led me to research more into Japanese beauty products when I was in Japan last month.

First of all I should probably note that this is not in any way a sponsored post, but I love to share what I learn around the world and sometimes that extends from travel tips to my other interests – beauty, lifestyle, photography, FOOD (capitals necessary!!!) I suppose I just want to be clear from the outset that my interests extend beyond travel and often from time to time you will see (more and more) posts that don’t directly relate to travel here on my blog, despite the name, World of Wanderlust. There’s usually a direct link back to travel like how I discovered these products on my trip to Japan, but sometimes the link won’t be so clear and you might find yourself reading about my make-up routine.

So with that out of the way – here’s what I learned about beauty and skin care in Japan and why I splurged on this Japanese brand of beauty products during my stay!
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I’ve actually had this rice enzyme powder for more than 2.5 years, but prior to my time in Japan I had never used it. The Rice enzyme powder arrived in my post box a little over a couple of years ago and while the packaging looked nice, I had no idea what it was or its function – so I stored it away in my skincare collection and never thought about it again.

As it turns out this product is a cleanser that takes a gentler approach than most skin cleansers. You simply place a small amount on your (clean) hands and add a little water to see it foam up, ready to be applied on your face.

I find this product much less invasive than most cleansers and the small size of the powdered bottle makes it super easy to travel with – so I’m dubbing this my new travel cleanser for this year!

Japanese Beauty Secrets | World of Wanderlust

This is by far my favourite product from the Tatcha range and a testament to the skincare range.

One thing I noticed in Japan was that skincare is extremely important, as is always keeping your hands clean. Moisturising products are extremely popular in Japan but take a deeper, more intense approach – such as this overnight memory serum that is said to stop the clock.

I’m sure it doesn’t really stop ageing signs but it certainly leads you in the right direction! I’ve been applying this every night before bed (with the cute little gold applicator) since I was in Japan and wouldn’t miss a night without it! It certainly feels as if it firms your skin and each morning I wake feeling refreshed and ready for the day.

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To be completely honest I don’t see much of a difference between this product and the aforementioned memory serum, so I wouldn’t suggest you purchase both items and instead select one, as the Tatcha line is quite an investment (though investing in my skincare is one I am willing to make!)

I like this product too for day use, but I really don’t think it is necessary to use both this and the memory serum.

Japanese Beauty Secrets | World of Wanderlust

This is a product I have been using for years and I’m sure you’ve probably read about it before on this blog (I’m close to a full-blown addict to the Tatcha dewy skin face mist!!!)

I always pack the dewy skin face mist in my carry-on case or handbag and spray my face 2-3 times after wiping my skin with a hot towel, right before stepping off a long-haul flight.

I absolutely swear by this product to combat jetlag and make you feel fresh in a matter of seconds!

Japanese Beauty Secrets | World of Wanderlust

This review was not a paid sponsorship with Tatcha. The post includes affiliate links should you wish to purchase any of the products mentioned.

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!