Skin Care Products: Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2021

Best Skin Care Products to Buy in Japan 2021–2022

The Best Cosmetics Awards 2021 has just been revealed with the latest ranking of cosmetics products in Japan! Let’s find out the latest and the most trending Japanese beauty products of the year!

The biggest and the most influential online beauty community in Japan, @cosme hosts the beauty awards “The Best Cosmetics Awards” twice a year in June (mid-year) and December (year-end), revealing rankings of the most popular and trending cosmetics products from various categories (skin care, makeup, body care, hair care, etc). The rankings are based on real users’ votes, so it’s genuine and up-to-date. The Best Cosmetics Awards are extremely popular and influential among cosmetics fans worldwide, and winning products tend to become even more popular or sell out quickly after awards are revealed!

In this article, I’d like to share the rankings from The Best Cosmetics Awards 2021: skin care category including cleanser, face wash, toner, cream and sheet mask. Let’s find out the best Japanese skin care products to buy in Japan in 2021–2022!

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

*Please note that this article contains affiliate links.

Best Cleanser

1st place: shu uemura ultime8∞ sublime beauty cleansing oil (5,060 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: Attenir Skin Clear Cleanse Oil Aroma Type (1,870 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: Heroine Make Speedy Mascara Remover (924 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Face Wash

1st place: SABON Face Polisher Refreshing (4,950 yen)

2nd place: KANEBO Scrubbing Mud Wash (2,750 yen)

3rd place: FANCL Deep Clear Washing Powder (1,980 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Booster

1st place: BENEFIQUE Reset Clear (4,400 yen)

2nd place: TAKAMI Takami Skin Peel (5,280 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: CLINIQUE Clarifying Lotion 2 (2,750 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Lotion

1st place: IPSA The Time Rest Aqua (4,400 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: LANCÔME Clarifique Dual Essence Lotion (12,100 yen)

3rd place: Curel Deep Moisture Spray (990 yen)

Best Emulsion

1st place: ALBION EXAGE WHITE White Rise Milk II (3,300 yen)

2nd place: naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioning Milk (825 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: ALBION EXAGE Moist Advance Milk II (3,300 yen)

Best Serum

1st place: LANCÔME Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum (11,000 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: ESTEE LAUDER Night Repair SMR Complex (11,000 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: Yves Saint Laurent Pure Shots Night Reboot Serum (11,550 yen)

Best Face Cream

1st place: KIEHL’S SINCE 1851 Kiehl’s Cream Ultra Facial Cream (2,750 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: KANEBO Fresh Day Cream (6,600 yen)

3rd place: Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Cream (5,280 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Oil & Balm

1st place: IHADA Medicated Clear Balm (1,760 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: Sun White P-1 (Open Price)

3rd place: ALBION Herbal Oil Trinity Fusion (5,500 yen)

Best Sheet Mask

1st place: VT COSMETICS VT CICA Daily Soothing Mask (2,420 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: MEDIHEAL TEA TREE Care Solution Ampoule Mask JEX (375 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: KEANA NADESHIKO Keana Rice Mask (715 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Face Mask

1st place: pdc Wafood Made Sake Kasu Pack (1,320 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask 2X (1,760 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: DEW Clear Clay Fondue (3,080 yen)

Best Eye Care

1st place: POLA Wrinkle Shot Medical Serum (14,850 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: Nameraka Honpo Wrinkle Eye Cream (1,045 yen)

3rd place: CLARINS Gran Eye Serum V (6,930 yen)

Best Eyelash Serum

1st place: MAJOLICA MAJORCA Lash Jelly Drop EX (1,045 yen)

2nd place: Lashaddict Eyelash Conditioning Serum (11,000 yen)

3rd place: UZU BY FLOWFUSHI Eyelash Serum (1,650 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Lip Care

1st place: REVLON Kiss Exfoliating Lip Balm (814 yen)

2nd place: CANMAKE Plump Lip Care Scrub (594 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: Curel Lip Care Balm (Open Price) [Shop Online]

(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!

▽Hall of Fame▽

▽Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2021 Mid-Year▽

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