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Moist Balance Lotion Rich
LenaJapon

Moist Balance Lotion Rich

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J-Beauty: LENAJAPON Skincare
J-Beauty: LENAJAPON Skincare
I'm finally sharing my full review of LENAJAPON Beauty, which I discovered at the 2018 IBE show! The founder, Reiko-san, created the original moisture lotion for her daughter Lena (who was living abroad at the time) using her background in cosmetics. She also noticed that Lena's grandmother had incredible skin because she always cleansed her skin thoroughly, aka double cleansing, which we now know makes a huge difference. So she developed a bar cleanser that creates the most incredible, fluffy foam when added to water- it seriously feels like you're applying a cloud to your face. You do it on dry skin first, rinse, and then repeat. Afterwards, you apply the lotion (though the texture is more that of a thick essence) onto wet skin. Then again once the first layer has absorbed. That's it! You can apply a moisturizer afterwards if you need it (I usually do since my skin runs dry) but otherwise you're done- easily the most simple skincare routine I've ever tried. I use it about once a week or so (twice in the winter) since the rest of the time I use other treatments, but it's a great option for when my skin needs a night off (or I'm just tired). The only thing is that it isn't meant to be used as a makeup remover since it's so gentle, so I go in with micellar water before cleansing to take it off. I remember passing by their booth and being intrigued by what looked like bowls of cotton candy. I had the pleasure of meeting the mother-daughter duo and see them (literally) whip up the cleansing foam like magic. I know simple bar soap foam doesn't sound extraordinary, but I'll be demonstrating on my stories in a bit! LenaJapon - LJ MOIST BAR LenaJapon - Moist Balance Lotion Rich
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J-Beauty: Lotions
J-Beauty: Lotions
I'm probably a bit biased from my years studying Japanese, but I don't think j-beauty/skincare gets as much attention as it deserves; it's an incredible nexus of ancient traditions and cutting edge technology. No shade to k-beauty, which I also love, but I wanted to talk about Japanese lotions since they're often confused with other products because they share the same name. Lotions are, for the most part, a toner/essence hybrid that provides hydration and preps the skin for the products applied next. By that description, they lean towards being more like toners, but it varies- most are thin and watery in texture, but some are more viscous, so coupled with the fact that some lotions brighten or soothe in addition to providing moisture, the terms are used somewhat interchangeably. Here are some that I've used: ▪️ SHISEIDO - Eudermine Revitalizing Essence obviously isn't labelled as one, but it's described as a softening lotion since it both hydrates and contains enzymes to gently exfoliate/brighten ▪️ DHC - CoQ10 Lotion is listed as a toner, but also has anti-aging properties from the antioxidant coenzyme Q10 ▪️ LenaJapon - Moist Balance Lotion Rich is super thick, and actually meant to be used in lieu of a moisturizer, so it's not as easy for serums to sink in afterwards ▪️ BEAUTY PIE - JAPANFUSION HYDRA PREP LOTION (STEP M1) does pretty much exactly what its name says, but can also be applied multiple times (as some mists or essences are) for extra moisture ▪️ SEKKISEI - SEKKISEI Lotion also identifies as a toner, but does way more than just hydrate- it reduces pigmentation, evens texture, and refines pores
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