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!
Japanese Beauty Secrets | World of Wanderlust

Rice Enzyme Powder

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

Luminous Overnight Memory Serum

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.

Tatcha | Secrets to Japanese Beauty

Luminous Deep Hydrating Serum

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

Dewy Skin Face Mist

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.

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    May 14, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Oooooh I love that you write non-sponsored posts about products you genuinely love, Brooke! Learning about the top beauty and skincare products in different countries is a really fun way to explore and a great way to find your absolute favorite products. I just started splurging on New Zealand’s mineral-rich Rotorua mud skincare products and I think I’m hooked. I would love to give Tatcha a try soon! Looking forward to reading more posts like these in the future. xo

    May 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Tatcha is NOT Japanese!! It is American and not even sold in Japan! If you are going to promote the virtues of Japanese beauty, you should be advertising Japanese products. You are misleading slightly your readers 🙁

    Erase Repair HA
    May 4, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    Another skin care product from experts of skin care. It’s amazing how they create their own skin care products which is effective. That’s why women right now are trying different products especially asian skin care. Thanks for spreading this wonderful post.

    April 26, 2016 at 6:01 am

    You should visit Korea and try their skincare brands! Amazing!

    April 26, 2016 at 12:36 am

    I’m always amazed at skin care in places like Korea or Japan. They really know what they’re doing!

    April 25, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Didn’t know this brand at all!!!! Amazing tips, i will follow.

    Miles of Happiness - Marie
    April 25, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Didn’t know this brand at all – thank you for the lovely discovery Brooke. I’ve got to try that!

    April 25, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Question- do you keep any of those serums/lotions in the refrigerator?

    • Brooke Saward
      April 25, 2016 at 6:21 am

      Nope! As I’m travelling most of the time it is difficult to do so – but all have lasted very well thus far 🙂

    April 25, 2016 at 3:33 am

    I LOVE Tatcha’s products! I’m using their brightening serum and eye cream right now and have always been a huge fan of their Aburatoragami blotting papers. Their products are definitely worth the investment!

    April 25, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Awesome post

    April 25, 2016 at 12:22 am

    I’m obsessed with Asian skincare! It is just the best that is out there! Need to get my hands on the rice powder. Sounds right up my street!
    Sophie xx

    April 24, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Great beauty tips! I’m going to try all it 🙂