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Tomoe Kobo: simple and natural

I was using this simple skin care system for around 2 weeks only at night, washing skin just with water in the morning as excessive use of cleansing products washes away natural sebum. I am pretty satisfied with it (and it is very good for me as I hate spending so much time for skincare procedures >_<). Soap doesn’t foam so much, but as for organic products you should be aware it might not lather that much and as I mentioned before, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t clean as good as not organic ones and this soap cleaned very well!  But if your skin is oily you might want to use cleansing gel. My skin type is a bit dry type so this soap left my skin a bit tight. Thats why I used toner right after washing my face which left it more balanced – not too oily not too dry, very supple and soft. I don’t know if it is just a coincidence but my skin felt much brighter and clearer after the first time of using it. I also like the smell of both soap and toner which is very light and natural.

Here you can see how well toner cleaned after I lightly wiped my skin with a cotton pad:

All Tomoe Kobo products are made from Dokudami, which is used in Japanese medicine and it is 100% chemical free (isnt’t it great?). I might think of continue using it as it is simple, gentle, refreshing and organic:)

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Tamanohada Welcome soap

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This reminds me of Japanese sweets called Taiyaki (Tai is a famous japanese fish). Design is cool, isn’t it? And it is comfortable as it has rope, so you can hang it in your bath or just like decoration in your room (if you think it is too nice to be used). Smell is sooo good and refreshing. I got red one, which smells like pomegrate. My bath was full of this nice smell so it works great as a room fragrance too!

I usually prefer using shower gel instead of soap because soap usually leaves skin dry. This wasn’t an exception (but you should know that the purpose of soap is not to moisturize but to clean, so you should add moisturizer right after washing your skin, please read HERE). My hubby likes that dry skin feeling after bath because it feels like all the dirt was washed away. And if your body metabolism is fine, your natural oil layer of the skin will recover pretty soon so you don’t have to worry. Keep in mind that moisture and oil is different so as I said please apply moisturizer.

This soap might seem a bit expensive but it weighs 310g. You can also choose from lilly and brown sugar scents. It is made from natural plant ingredients.

Where to purchase: Amazon Japan

Aroma Kifi hand creams

This morning was harsh for me. After I woke up it felt like someone was hitting my head during all night  >_< What i needed at that time was something refreshing and energizing to start my day with. My eyes got caught by Aroma Kifi Rosemary and Grapefruit hand cream and text on the package in japanese which said “シャキッとONタイム”. シャキッ means “fresh” and ONタイム is “ON time”, you should use this cream when you feel you want to “switch” yourself ON. So I gave it a try. What I got a bit disappointed about is the smell since I couldn’t tell it has grapefruit scent in it much. However the smell is not bad, very natural and light. Personally I prefer Lavender and Lime (for taking a break) from the same series (you know that I go crazy about citrus smell). It smells fantastic!

If you haven’t find you favorite smell yet, you can also choose from “Rose and Jasmine” . These two scents blends together very well and helps you to relax. As well there is “Chamomile and Magnolia” (not sure how Magnolia smells, but I can easily scent Chamomile) for healing.
What I like the most about this handcream, is that it leaves my skin moisture without leaving any oily texture on it as my skin absorbs it quite quickly. Soon after applying I can touch things around me while not being afraid to make it greasy with my hands. On the package it is recommended for someone who is working in an office and have no time to wait and want to use computer immediately (don’t have to worry leaving keyboard sticky).

That’s how good it is and I’m thinking I’m falling in love with this brand!

Ingredients include: shea butter, almond oil, apricot kernel oil. No  silicone, parabens, artificial colors.

You can purchase it on Amazon Japan

Chant a Charm: Japanese herbal skin care

Clear off Milk

* Make up and dirt remover ;
* Keeps your skin soft, moisture, removes dead skin cells and oily part of your skin;
* Can be used for day and night.

How it works: milky texture turns to oil when it reacts with dirt on your skin. Because of that it can wash away all make up (even if you use a lot), which other organic products couldn’t do before.

How to use: put 3 pushes of it on your palm and rub it into your face. If you want to remove all your make up, please massage it in until milky consistency turns to oil.

First of all, I really want to say a huge thanks to my hubby for helping me to translate all this information since it can be found only in Japanese.

So, what is true about this Clear off Milk is that it really turns into oil after you massage it in your face and it doesn’t have strong smell, you can just feel a slight scent of herbs (smell comes from essential oils). At first, I was kind of worried that the oily texture on my face couldn’t be washed away completely and it actually felt pretty oily even after drying with a towel. But after some minutes, that oily feeling disappeared as it was somehow absorbed to my skin, leaving it smooth and soft. And the main thing (the mission of this product) is that it removed my make up completely, even though I tried to apply a lot before using this milk.

This was my first organic make up remover so I would definetely consider buying a full size product knowing it is gentle for your skin. This is where you can purchase Chant a Charm:  Global Rakuten

Enjoy your Sunday!