Japan Drugstore Haul
Hello! I’m back with another post on my beauty buys in Osaka. This time round, I’m sharing the products I’ve got from my drugstore haul! Drugstores are everywhere in Japan and you can see a Matsumoto Kiyoshi store in almost every corner. I love walking down the aisle of beauty products, it’s literally beauty heaven for beauty junkies like me. My mum have to pull me away from the drugstore. Haha. The products I’ve gotten can actually be found in Singapore for most but they are like a fraction of the price in SG. Everything except the Canmake Powder cost below $10 SGD!!
The first thing I got are some lip balms. Lip balms is an essential beauty product that everyone should have to keep your lips moist and supple! I’m currently using the Cherry Blossom one in the middle and I really like it as it does keep my lips supple without me exfoliating it for weeks. I got the Nivea one because of the unique teardrop shape. All these are about 400 yen each.
Body care is often neglected when we are putting in so much effort in our face. I personally feel that we should take equal care of our body, hands especially. Sakura hand cream for me! My mum bought loads of hand cream for her colleagues and all of them raved about it. If I’m not wrong, the hand creams in the drugstore ranges from 200 yen to 700 yen or more. I also got this Kose Skin Cream simply cause of the packaging. It’s apparently for the face too but I’m going to just use it as a body cream. It reminds me of the blue Nivea Cream tin but 100 times prettier. Lol.
These items are essentially repurchases. I love the Canmake Marshmallow Finish Powder and it was going on sale so I have to grab one! I would have grab more if my mum didn’t stop me. I love the Hadanomy Collagen mist and have been through bottles of it in the past but it’s so expensive in Singapore! I think Sasa is selling it for more than $20 but this bottle is only about 700 or 800 yen!
Always read rave reviews about Det Clear Peeling Gel online but never got about buying it to try. I think Watsons do carry these but only selected outlets. The one reason I got these as they are only 600-700 yen per bottle? Imagine, 1 bottle of CURE is like $50 in Singapore. Not sure how much is it in Japan, as I don’t recall coming across it or I wasn’t paying attention to it. Will review these once I got around using them! I still have half a bottle of CURE to finish. >.<
So that pretty much sums up my drugstore haul in Osaka. Honestly, I didn’t get a lot of stuff but I did enjoy window shopping in the drugstores! Also, sometimes one drugstore can be cheaper than another. But my advice is to just buy because the difference is probably just 20-100 yen which honestly is not a lot. Most are a lot cheaper as compared to SG prices already. And you might not find the same thing in another store.
Check out my other buys from Osaka here!
And also my other post on Osaka!
I still have yet to blog about USJ and Kyoto and some of my other beauty purchases. So stay tuned!