Skin Care Products: Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2021 Mid-Year

Best Skin Care Products to Buy in Japan 2021

The most anticipated beauty award in Japan, the Best Cosmetics Awards for this year are now revealed! The awards are hosted by the Japanese cosmetics website @cosme, which is one of the most influential online beauty communities in the world!

The Best Cosmetics Awards are held twice a year in June (mid-year) and December (year-end), introducing rankings of cosmetics products by category (skin care, makeup, hair care, etc) and item (face wash, sunscreen, mascara, foundation, etc). The rankings are known for being genuine and trustworthy as they are based on real users’ votes. If you are a fan of Japanese beauty and looking for the latest, on-trend products, you should definitely check out this award!

The Best Cosmetics Awards 2021 Mid-Year has just been revealed with the latest rankings of Japanese beauty products that were released in the first half of the year. In this article, I’d like to share the rankings from the skin care category including face wash, toner, cream and sheet mask. Let’s find out the best Japanese cosmetics newbies in 2021!

If you wish to check out more rankings from different categories, I have attached links on the bottom of the page, so please check them out, too!

*Please note that this article contains affiliate links.

Best Cleanser

1st place: KANEBO Instant Off Oil (3,500 yen)[Shop Online]

2nd place: Bifesta Micellar Cleansing Water Bright Up (1,100 yen)

3rd place: IGNIS Refining Premium Cleansing Cream (5,000 yen)

Best Face Wash

1st place: KANEBO Scrubbing Mud Wash (2,500 yen)

2nd place: IGNIS Refining Premium Soap (4,500 yen)

3rd place: Tomei Shirohada White Face Wash (1,300 yen)

Best Toner

1st place: BENEFIQUE Reset Clear (4,000 yen)

2nd place: N organic Moisture & Balancing Lotion (3,800 yen)

3rd place: CHANEL Le Lift Lotion (8,500 yen)

Best Emulsion

1st place: naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioning Milk (750 yen)

2nd place: IPSA ME 8 (6,500 yen)

3rd place: N organic Moisture & Balancing Serum (5,800 yen)

Best Serum

1st place: DEW Caviar Dot Booster (4,000 yen)

2nd place: ASTALIFT White Jelly Aquarysta (10,000 yen)

3rd place: Obagi C25 Serum NEO (10,000 yen)

Best Face Cream & Gel

1st place: ELIXIR REFLET Balancing Mizu Cream (1,800 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: Dior CICA Balm (5,900 yen)

3rd place: DECORTÉ Lift Dimension Ever Bright Cream (10,000 yen)

Best Oil

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1st place: Keana Nadeshiko Rice Oil (1,650 yen)

Best Sheet Mask

1st place: My Beauty Diary Spectacular Hydration Mask (680 yen)

2nd place: MEDIHEAL Teatree Calming Essence Pad (1,700 yen)

3rd place: Lululun Blue Moist Type (600 yen)

Best Eye Care

1st place: Wrinkle Shot Medical Serum (13,400 yen)

2nd place: SHISEIDO Vital Perfection Intensive WrinkleSpot Treatment (13,500 yen)

3rd place: BOBBI BROWN Vitamin Enriched Eye Base (6,500 yen)

Best Eyelash Serum

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1st place: UZU BY FLOWFUSHI Eyelash Serum (1,500 yen)

Best Lip Care

1st place: CANMAKE Plump Lip Care Scrub (540 yen)

2nd place: UNMIX Moisture Lip Base (3,300 yen)

3rd place: Dior Rouge Dior Balm (4,500 yen)

(The full list of the Best Cosmetics Awards 2021 can be found at the @cosme website! →

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

▽Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2021 Mid-Year▽


▽Hall of Fame▽

▼Editor’s Picks▼

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