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Feel Good All the Time! 5 Convenient Products You Can Get at Any Drug Store in Japan!

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Feel Good All the Time! 5 Convenient Products You Can Get at Any Drug Store in Japan!

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It seems Japan has invented many high-quality yet affordable beauty items that are commonly available at drug stores. The market is very competitive, therefore only unique and effective items tend to survive.

Here I will show you five popular, unique, and effective beauty items which are popular with both men and women, so please read it too boys!

1. Baby Foot

Baby Foot, like its name says,  is foot care product that will make your feet feel as smooth and soft as a baby’s foot!

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According to the Baby Foot website, the product contains 17 types of natural extracts which exfoliate and moisturize at the same time. The main ingredient is fruit acid, which penetrates the layers of dead skin cells and breaks down the intercellular structures. The subsequent peeling after application occurs once the evil desmosomes are destroyed, revealing the “baby foot” softer skin below!

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During the process of peeling off the product, your foot might look gross, however, it feels so gooood to peel it off! It also takes off bad smells from your feet by peeling off the dead rotten skin.

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Ta….ta-da!!!!!

This a web commercial video for Baby Foot. In Japan, especially during summer, there are many scenes that you have to show your bare feet as we take off our shoes before entering homes. This video shows the love of being bare foot in a comical manner.

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Baby Foot website : http://babyfoot.co.jp/

2. Steam Hot eye mask

Japanese people are often said to work too much, and this hot eye mask saves our lives a lot! Once you open the package, this hot eye mask heats up to around 40℃, and the steam and warmth will relax your tired eyes. The most popular brand for this type of eye mask is “Megurhythm” by KAO. The warmth lasts about 5-10 minutes to dissolve away the day’s stress.

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You can choose the scent as well, Lavender, Bulgarian Rose, Camomile Ginger, Yuzu (Japanese citrus fruit), and more! No fragrance type is available too.

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Not just an eye mask, they also sell Megurhythm for the back and stomach. Summer season is coming, but shoulder stiffness and sensitivity to cold occur during all the seasons. Improving blood circulation with it will make your life better!

Megurhythm website : http://www.kao.co.jp/megrhythm/

3. Sweat Wipes

Summer in Tokyo is super hot and humid. Most of the days break past 30℃ and it feels like a sauna! You cannot escape from sweating, never. But we cannot take a shower as often as we use the toilet, especially because we work such long hours, therefore these kind of sweat wipes became popular for a quick refresh.

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It cleans away sweat, oil, and dirt to give a refreshing feeling! Both men and women use it, and compared to the ones for men that gives an icy-cool feeling, the ones for women give a smooth feeling (“sara-sara”) and lovely scent of flowers or berries.

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This wipes are must-have to survive a desperate hot Japanese summer! Stay cool!

4 . MediQttO

This is a pair of socks that reduce your swelling of the legs and makes them look slimmer. A lot of fashion models and celebrities recommended it and it became a hit product.

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The pressure system of this product applies graduated compression to improve blood and lymph circulation, which helps in soothing tired aching legs, and reducing swelling to slim your legs. The most popular one is a Sleep Wearing version, allowing you get thinner legs while you sleep! This convenience is also one of the reasons of popularity.

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There are various types of these socks, for example, a cool version for summer! Thigh length version, a version with holes for your toes, a stocking version…there are many different kinds of MediQttO socks are available. Choose your favorite one or wear them all (not at the same time of course)!

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MediQttO website : http://mediqtto.jp/

5. Nose Pore Pack

After washing your face, cover your nose with the pack. It perfectly fits any nose shape, so you don’t need to worry about cutting it by yourself! Then remove strip carefully once it fully hardens (around 5-10 minutes), slowly peeling it from the edges. The dirt and oil trapped in the posed of your nose will be revealed!

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The outcome also looks gross, but once you tried you’ll be addicted to it as it is soooo refreshing!!! Besides, if you didn’t use the pack, all that muck would still be in your skin! Purify yourself!

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Originally, nose pore packs have been white, however, black ones seem to be becoming popular recently, as it shows the impurities more clearly! Please try it if you are worrying about blackheads or whiteheads! keana-sukkiri-01

As we mentioned in the beginning, all the items are available at any drug stores in Japan and not expensive, so why not try them! Among the five, especially 1: Baby Foot and 3: Sweat Wipes will be must have for upcoming summer!

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Ayaya
Ayaya

Been working in girls’ fashion magazines for a long time and am now the chief editor of Tokyo Girls’ Update. I have more expertise in Japanese teen fashion than anyone else (probably)! I’m a huge fan of the Revolutionary Girl Utena and Bakemonogatari animes.

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