Affordable Japanese Face Cleansers You Need To Add To Cart On Your Next Travel | CoolJapan
Thinking of bringing home a massive beauty haul from your next visit to Japan? Don’t forget to stock up on Japanese facial cleansers.

Japanese face cleansers tend to use ingredients like rice bran, green tea, camellia oil (tsubaki), and other plant-based or fermented ingredients, which carry a lot of skincare benefits while still being gentle to the skin. These face cleansers also tend to be heavy-duty when dealing with makeup residue, dirt, and oil without stripping the skin of moisture.

Affordable Japanese Face Cleansers You Need To Add To Cart On Your Next Travel

Stock up on Japanese face cleansers on your next visit to Japan. (Photo from: Photo-AC)

On top of these, many of these Japanese face cleansers won’t blow a hole in your budget, with a variety of options below JPY1,000 or SGD10 for full-sized tubes and bottles. Ready to fill your must-buy list? Check out our recommendations below.

1. Kose Softymo Speedy Cleansing Oil

As the name of this product suggests, this cleansing oil is all about speed when it comes to melting off your makeup; it promises to do so without any scrubbing or tugging either. It has an oil-to-emulsion formula that doesn’t leave any slippery residue so the skin feels clean, soft, and supple after wash.

It also claims to be so thorough that you don’t need to follow it up with a foam cleanser. This product also visibly unclogs the pores and removes dry and flaky skin, leaving you with a brighter and healthier appearance with continued use. This product also has refills available so you can definitely add those to your haul too.

This cleansing oil retails for around JPY564 or SGD5.60 per 230ML.

2. Rosette Cleansing Paste

This cleansing paste comes in different options for different skin needs such as for Acne prone skin (blue), ‘Kaidei Smooth’ (green) for removing skin toxins, and ‘Red Wrinkle’ (red) for anti-ageing. This Japanese face cleanser has a thick, dough-like consistency out of the tube, which transforms into a rich creamy lather when applied on wet skin.

This face cleanser retails for around JPY726 or SGD7 per 120G. It also comes in bundles of three that usually retail for JPY1,200 (around SGD12).

3. Kracie Choi! Gel Face Wash

These medicated face cleansers from Kracie don’t just boast cute packaging, they also pack a punch when it comes to targeting specific skin issues. Each Choi! Cleanser is labelled with a specific use in English, from acne care to dry skin repair. It also pairs well with a sheet mask from the same range.

The Kracie Choi! Gel Face Wash retails for around JPY503 or SGD4.98 per 110G.

4. Nameraka Honpo Soy Milk Isoflavone Face Cleanser

This cleanser line claims to not only penetrate pores to eliminate gunk and dirt but also deal with stubborn makeup residue without the need for double cleansing. All products from this brand contain soy milk which helps smoothen and moisturise the skin, as well as reveal a brighter complexion with continued use.

These cleansers go around JPY476 or SGD4.70 per 150G.

5. Bifesta Foaming Whip Deep Clear Face Cleanser

This carbonated Japanese face cleanser will give your skin a nice little tickle. It contains over 40,000 microfine bubbles in a single pump; these deep clean pores without any friction or harsh exfoliation. This cleanser also contains charcoal and bentonite clay for sebum absorption and control without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Italso helps tighten the appearance and fight acne-causing bacteria.

It retails for around JPY600 (SGD5.98) per 180G.