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Japanese people are known for having nice smooth skin at every age range and although facemasks are not the source, it is part of the answer. Japan has many different kinds of facemasks and it is part of many people's daily routines.
While there are lots of high-quality facemasks, this post reviews easily accessible ones that you can buy at Don Quijote or a drugstore like Matsumoto Kiyoshi, Cocokara Fine, Daikoku Drug, Amazon, It's Demo, @cosme store, etc. The review is based on the price, quality, functionality, and ease of use in daily life. The reviews are in no particular order.
Keana Rice Mask
This is one of the most common facemasks in Japan. It's pretty much sold in almost every drugstore and its easily recognizable by the boy with freckles in the front. The serum is rice-based and it's made to clean and close out your pores(as hinted by the boy). After washing your face, you put the facemask on for about 5-15 minutes.
KOSE Clear Turn Essence Mask (Vitamin C)
KOSE clear turn essence is highly recommended for those that are looking into using facemask as a daily routine. It comes in a small bulky box and it's cheap but good quality. The mask itself is quite thin but very moisturizing and contains high concentrations of vitamin C, which acts as a whitening ingredient. For those who have slight wrinkles and dry skin, this facemask would be a great cost effective addition to your daily routine.
Saborino Mask 朝
This is one of the more unique facemasks in Japan. Most facemasks focus on moisturizing your skin, cleaning out your pores, and are used at night. The Saborino Mask 朝 substitutes washing your face in the morning and wakes you up. Instead of washing your face in the morning, you put one of these on and leave it for just one minute. Afterward, you take it off but don't wash your face and go about your day. It's affordable and since it's so easy to use and makes your morning more efficient, many working folks or university students use it during their weekdays.
Minon Amino Moist for Elastic, Moist Skin
This one is a bit more luxurious than the first few, and costs slightly more than the products mentioned above. It caters specifically to sensitive and dry skin and meant to be used no more than once or twice a week. The gel contains 9 moisturizing amino acids and 2 clear amino acids which can easily penetrate and moisturize your skin. It's effective in getting rid of small wrinkles and keeping your skin firmer. If you have sensitive skin that doesn't go well with normal facemasks, we highly recommend trying this one out.
PREMIUM PUReSA Golden Jelly Mask
The PREMIUM PReSA Golden Jelly Mask contains luxurious silk sheets with good amounts of the Golden Jelly inside. The serum is made with natural herbs derived from essential oils, to help moisturize your face. When using, leave it on for 20-30 minutes and we recommend using the last bit of jelly leftover inside the packet as well!
LuLuLun Precious RED
This mask focuses on the long term health of your skin. The sheets are soaked with 2 high-quality oils that moisturize your skin, suppress bad bacteria and promote good ones to increase immunity.
Quality 1st All in One Sheet Mask
This mask claims that one sheet has 70 times the moisturizing effect of normal masks. Whether that's actually true or not it does contains 35 different types of beauty ingredients for moisturizing your skin and is a toner, emulsion, and serum in one. The mask is also relatively cheap so it's perfect for those who want great quality in everyday usage without paying the big price.
Lits Revival Stem Powershot
The Lits Revival Stem Powershot tops the list as the most expensive mask, but it's also one of the best. The Lits Revival Stem Powershot contains extracts from stem cells and also comes with 4 individual care pieces for your eyes and mouth. You put the individual care pieces on first, then the facemask itself and leave it on for 20 minutes until the individual pieces have melted. We recommend this mask to anyone that have dark circles under their eyes.