Feel like making your skincare routine extra kawaii? Have a look at these fresh picks which you can use to look and feel cute while taking care of your skin!
Start off your skincare routine by cleansing your face. Shiseido’s skincare brand, Senka, has collaborated with Rilakkuma for their best-selling Perfect Whip face wash. You can get the original Perfect Whip via Japan Haul (JP), or the Collagen and White Clay variations from Alpha Beauty (HK).
After washing your face, you can try Elizavecca’s Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, which exfoliates, unclogs your pores, and is super fun to use! You can get it via Althea (ships to selected countries) or Amazon.
Next, use toner to remove any traces of excess oil and dirt on your face after cleansing. This Glow Tonic from a collab between Pixi (UK) and kawaii icon Hello Kitty should do the trick! Check out all the other products in the collection for more skincare and makeup products.
While not a necessity, sheet masks are still a fun extra step to add to your skincare routine. If you feel like experimenting with different mask variants, this ‘Be Mine’ gift box from Korean skincare brand Mediheal in collaboration with LINE Friends comes with over 42 masks you can use for your face, hands, and feet to keep you pampered for a long time. It also comes with a cute yellow storage pouch. Get the box via Soko Glam (US).
Now it’s time to moisturize and lock in all that goodness for your skin! Keep your face soft and supple with the help of a cute pink panda. TONYMOLY’s Panda’s Dream Rose Hyaluronic Face Cream is available via the TONYMOLY US website or iHerb (US).
And don’t forget about your lips! A Cute Shop (TW) have DHC x Peanuts Snoopy & Woodstock lip creams available in blue and pink to keep your puckers moisturized.
Excessive washing drying out your hands? Keep them soft and smelling scrumptious using this hand cream made to resemble and smell like candy treats! 4 yummy-scented hand creams inspired by LOOK A La Mode chocolate, Lemon Squash, Nectar Peach, and resident cutie Milky Peko-chan can be found via Blippo (HK).
Lastly, don’t forget to wrap up your skincare routine with some good old sunblock! ANESSA, a popular Japanese sun care brand, has released a collaboration featuring a number of our favorite first-generation Pokemon, like Eevee, Pikachu, and Squirtle! You can get these limited edition sunscreens via Amazon.
And if you would like to get a variety of beauty items all in one place, then why not try a subscription box? nomakenolife (JP) offers a monthly box containing at least 8 Japanese and Korean cosmetics and skincare products. You can also check out an unboxing post here on the blog by Natasja so you have an idea of what goes inside each box.
We’ve already seen a lot of cute product designs and collaborations in makeup, but I hope to see much more in skincare – especially in items such as serums and essences. What other beauty picks or ideas would you like to see more of in the blog? Let us know in the comments below!
Andy (AKA Arlandyia) is an English teacher currently based in Thailand with her partner and their cat, Xiao. Originally from Manila, Philippines, her love for kawaii sparked from her childhood interests: Sanrio characters, scrapbooking, stationery, and shoujo manga. In her free time, she catches up on her journaling, plays video games, reads manga, and takes a few short naps.