Skin Care Products: Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2020

Best Skin Care Products to Buy in Japan 2020–2021

It’s this time of the year again! The largest and the most influential online cosmetics portal site in Japan, @cosme has now unveiled the latest rankings of The Best Cosmetics Awards 2020! Let’s check out the most trending Japanese beauty products of the year!

The awards are hosted twice a year (mid-year and year-end), revealing rankings of the best cosmetics products of the year from multiple categories (skin care, makeup, body care, hair care, etc). The rankings are up-to-date and trustworthy as they are based users’ real reviews from the past year, so If you are into Japanese cosmetics products, you can always get the latest and trendy beauty information from their awards!

Today, I’d like to share the latest rankings of skin care category including face wash, toner, face cream, face masks and more. Let’s find out the best cosmetics products to buy in Japan in 2020–2021!

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Best Cleanser

1st place: Attenir Skin Clear Cleanse Oil Aroma Type (1,700 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: shu uemura ultime8∞ sublime beauty cleansing oil (4,400 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: COVERMARK Treatment Cleansing Milk (3,000 yen)

Best Face Wash

1st place: FANCL Deep Clear Washing Powder (1,800 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: SABON Face Polisher Refreshing (4,500 yen)

3rd place: LUNASOL Smoothing Gel Wash (3,200 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Booster

1st place: BENEFIQUE Reset Clear (3,800 yen)

2nd place: CLINIQUE Clarifying Lotion 2 (2,500 yen)

3rd place: CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster (3,100 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Lotion

1st place: IPSA The Time Rest Aqua (4,000 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: ALBION Flora Drip (7,000 yen)

3rd place: LANCÔME Clarifique Dual Essence Lotion (11,000 yen)

Best Emulsion

1st place: ALBION EXAGE WHITE White Rise Milk II (3,000 yen)

2nd place: ALBION EXAGE Moist Advance Milk III (3,000 yen)

3rd place: ALBION EXAGE WHITE White Rise Milk III (3,000 yen)

Best Serum

1st place: LANCÔME Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum (25,000 yen)

2nd place: ELIXIR SUPERIEUR Luminous Glow Mist (1,800 yen)

3rd place: SOFINA iP Base Care Serum (5,000 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Face Massage Cream

1st place: clé de peau BEAUTÉ Massage Cream s (12,000 yen)

2nd place: ALBION EXCIA EMBEAGE Massage (18,000 yen)

3rd place: DECORTÉ Facial Refining Massage Cream (4,500 yen)

Best Face Cream & Gel

1st place: KANEBO Fresh Day Cream (yen)

2nd place: Kiehl’s Cream Ultra Facial Cream UFC (3,800 yen)

3rd place: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè (2,800 yen)

Best Oil & Balm

1st place: IHADA Medicated Balm (1,350 yen)

2nd place: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate (6,000 yen)

3rd place: RMK W Treatment Oil (4,000 yen)

Best Sheet Mask & Face Mask

1st place: MEDIHEAL N.M.F Aqua Ampoule Mask JEX (325 yen)

2nd place: KEANA NADESHIKO Keana Rice Mask (650 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: MEDIHEAL TEA TREE Care Solution Ampoule Mask JEX (325 yen)

Best Eyelash Serum

1st place: MAJOLICA MAJORCA Lash Jelly Drop EX (950 yen)

2nd place: CEZANNE Eyelash Essence EX (500 yen)

3rd place: Lashaddict Eyelash Conditioning Serum (11,000 yen)

Best Eye Care

1st place: CLARINS Enhancing Eye Lift Serum (6,000 yen)

2nd place: ELIXIR SUPERIEUR Enriched Wrinkle Cream (5,800 yen)

3rd place: POLA Wrinkle Shot Serum (15,000 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Lip Care

1st place: REVLON Kiss Exfoliating Lip Balm (740 yen)

2nd place: NIVEA Rich Care & Color (759 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: Curél Moisture Lip Care Cream (850 yen) [Shop Online]

(The full list of the Best Cosmetics Awards 2020 can be found at the @cosme website! →

These cosmetics rankings are all based on real cosmetics users’ reviews, and they are truly reliable and up-to-date, so I believe that listed Japanese skin care products are great quality and value for money!

Do you want to shop listed beauty products?? Some of products are sold in abroad or online with global shipping. You can check the link below to see if your favourite Japanese cosmetics products are available 🙂

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For more cosmetics rankings from different categories and the “Hall of Fame” beauty products listed on The Best Cosmetics Awards by @cosme, please check out listed articles, below!

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