For the last 12 months, the beauty community has been obsessed with all things Korean. K-Beauty is a beauty trend, inspired by the Korean way of doing things, and can involve up to ten different products to tackle any skin issues you might have.
J-Beauty is, as you might have guessed, from Japan and concentrates on a more mindful, protective beauty regime which encourages you to use products which will protect your skin, rather than repairing damage that’s already happened. Cleansing is BIG in Japan, probably not least of all because of the high levels of pollution in big cities like Tokyo, and they also love products which nourish the skin and contain simple, natural products. Purity is key, when it comes to J-Beauty.
With that in mind, we’ve curated a list of products which would be perfect if you wanted to emulate a J-beauty routine. Here they are:
This cleansing gel from Dermalogica is soap-free and designed to thoroughly remove impurities without disturbing the skin’s natural moisture balance. It contains calming balm mint and lavender extracts soothe the skin, while natural Quillaja Saponaria gently foams away toxins and deep-cleanses debris. It fits the J-Beauty ethos perfectly with it’s natural ingredients and focus on purity.
As we mentioned above, J-Beauty is all about preventative measure, and they also love beauty oils, so this product is a double threat. It’s made from organic English rose oleo extract, rosehip seed oil, roaring water kelp and padina pavonica, all of which intensely nourish the skin, whilst smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin and contains 100% naturally active fragrance.
This Japanese oil is one of the finest grade carrier oils extracted from the Japanese camellia flower blended with sweet almond oil, and can be used for so many different things! As well as being perfect for keeping your tummy, thighs and buttocks supple and preventing stretch marks, it can be used as a cuticle oil, a massage oil, an intense all-over body moisturiser and can even be used in the bath for a luxurious body soak.
Sun protection is hugely important in a J-Beauty routine, as are multi-functional products, which places this BB cream from Decleor firmly in the J-Beauty remit. It’s a 24-hour protective moisturiser with a foundation to give you a perfectly hydrated, fresh and naturally flawless complexion all day long.