Skin Care Products: Japanese Cosmetics Ranking 2023 Mid-Year

Best Skin Care Products to Buy in Japan 2023

The most anticipated beauty award in Japan, the Best Cosmetics Awards for 2023 are now revealed! The awards are hosted by @cosme, the Japanese cosmetics website that 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), featuring the latest rankings of cosmetics products by category (skin care, makeup, hair care, etc) and item (face wash, sunscreen, mascara, foundation, etc). These 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 2023 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 2023!

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: THREE Balancing Cleansing Oil N (4,840 yen)

2nd place: DEW Honey Balm Cleansing (2,750 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: RAFRA Oil Serum Cleansing (2,970 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Face Wash

1st place: COSME DECORTE Clay Blanc Herbal Face Wash (3,300 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: SENKA Perfect Whip a (Open Price) [Shop Online]

3rd place: ETVOS Treatment Rich Foam (3,300 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Toner

1st place: KANEBO Radiant Skin Refiner (4,950 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner (Open Price) [Shop Online]

3rd place: SHISEIDO EUDERMINE Essence Lotion (9,680 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Emulsion

1st place: ELIXIR Brightening Emulsion WT Ⅱ (4,290 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: ALBION FLARUNE Bright Refine Milk EM (110g 3,300 yen/200g 5,500 yen)

3rd place: ALBION FLARUNE Bright Refine Milk M (110g 3,300 yen/200g 5,500 yen)

Best Serum

1st place: DIOR Capture Totale Le Serum (30ml 15,950 yen/50ml 22,550 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: COSME DECORTE Whitelogist Neo Genesis Brightening Concentrate (40ml 16,500 yen/60ml 20,900 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: LANCOME Clarifique Brightening Serum (30ml 16,500 yen/50ml 23,100 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Oil & Balm

1st place: ALBION Fresh Herbal Oil (5,500 yen)

2nd place: KANSOSAN Skincare Moisture Balm (1,650 yen)

3rd place: IGNIS Moisturizing Rescue Balm (6,050 yen)

Best Face Cream & Gel

1st place: CHANEL Rich Cream N°1 de CHANEL (50g 14,850 yen)

2nd place: DARMA LASER Super VC100 Gel Cream (2,200 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: MEDIHEAL Milk Brightening Cream (2,750 yen) [Shop Online]

Best Sheet Mask

1st place: Lululun Hydra V Mask (7pc 770 yen/28pc 2,420 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: Wonjungyo Moist Up Ready Skin Pack (1,815 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: Pureal Retivita Essence Mask (660 yen)

Best Eyelash Serum & Eye Care

1st place: COSME DECORTE Liposome Advanced Repair Eye Serum (8,250 yen)

2nd place: MAQuillAGE Dramatic Eyelash Essence (2,640 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: Predia Spa et Mer Wrinkle Confort Day Treatment Eye Refresher (4,620 yen)

Best Lip Care

1st place: Visee Essence Lip Plumper (1,430 yen) [Shop Online]

2nd place: LUNASOL Mellow Fit Balm (3,850 yen) [Shop Online]

3rd place: UNMIX Moisture Balm Lip Primer (3,630 yen)

(The full list of the Best Cosmetics Awards 2023 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 2023 Mid-Year▽

▼Japanese Cosmetics Ranking Archive▼

▽Hall of Fame▽


▽More Japanese Beauty Products▽

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