Here are a few more affordable beauty products to look for on a trip to Japan. (See Part 1) Everything recommended here is quite reasonably priced, and can even be considered inexpensive, so they’re definitely worth your attention.
Unicharm Silcot 1/2 Sponge Facial Cotton Pads
This is one of the top-selling products in most drugstores in Japan. Keep in mind, this isn’t for removing makeup but is specially made to use with toner and other skincare lotions.
When it comes to buying cotton pads, we mainly look at the price and texture. In this case, however, the pad is specially shaped, firstly for applying toner/skincare products, and then to be used as an under eye mask. So you can make full use of the product poured onto the cotton pad! Also, you need to use only half the normal amount of skincare product.
After using one cotton pad to pat moisturiser on your entire face, you can pull its 2 layers apart and place them under your eyes for use as a facial mask. The curved edge is designed to fit nicely under your eyes. Allow it to rest there for a few minutes, so the delicate undereye skin can absorb more than usual.
One box contains 40 pads, and it’s only ￥145! If you see it, do consider getting a few boxes, as it ends up saving you money in the long run!