Gift Shopping? Here Are 6 Japanese Beauty Products Anyone Will Love | CoolJapan

With Christmas just two months away, you should be thinking of the gifts you'll be giving out to your loved ones. If you have any beauty lovers in your circle, consider picking up some Japanese beauty products for them. These are fool-proof gift ideas since they can be used every day and come in very handy for various situations — plus, you don’t have to fly all the way to Japan to get them. Here are some of our top picks!

For the gal who’s always on the go: Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate


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Help your loved ones combat the effects of environmental stressors on their skin with this anti-ageing concentrate. It promises to boost skin hydration and brightness with its blend of fermented roselle extract, heartleaf extract, reishi mushroom, and iris root extract.

It's priced at SGD208 per 75ML at Sephora.

For the beauty minimalist: shu uemura Brow Sword Naginata Eyebrow Pencil

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If you have a low-maintenance beauty friend, this shu uemura pencil will help her achieve everyday minimalist beauty looks. It's designed in the shape of a naginata, which is a weapon typically used by an onna-musha or a type of female warrior belonging to the Japanese nobility, with a fine tip that easily allows you to make hair-like strokes to fill in any gaps. It comes with a sharpener so the brow pencil is never left dull.

It's priced at SGD55 and comes in six shades at Sephora.

For the hair colour-changing friend: FINO Premium Touch Hair Mask


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Know someone whose crowning glory needs a revival? This award-winning hair mask is loved by Japanese beauty lovers for its intensive repair benefits. It's formulated with seven beauty ingredients that revive damaged hair caused by humidity, UV exposure, and chemical treatments.

It's priced at SGD13.90 per 230ML on Shopee.

For a friend with acne-prone skin: d program Acne Care Emulsion


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If you have a loved one who has acne-prone skin, this skincare emulsion can help them with their skin goals. It's formulated with allantoin to soothe inflammation, Smooth Airy Milk Formulation for eight hours of moisturisation, and Shiseido’s propriety H-stabilizing A to help the skin barrier rebuild itself.

It's priced at SGD46.90 per 100ML on Shopee.

For a friend who needs (skin) clarity: SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

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This bestselling essence is a staple in Japanese beauty product collections for its glow-boosting properties. It's powered by PITERA™, a natural bio-ingredient that's packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and organic acids — a foolproof gift for a friend who wants some added radiance in their appearance.

It's priced at SGD125 per 75ML on Lazada.

For the selfie-ready friend: Lucido-L Hair Styling Stick


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Have a friend who’s always ready to snap a pic? Give her this non-sticky hair styling stick so her mane is always selfie-ready. It has a compact size that makes it easy to set flyaways without getting the product on her hands. The product features Moisture Shield formula to stop hair from flattening due to humidity and UV Protection formula to shield it from UV damage.

It's priced at SGD9.60 at Watsons.

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