Japan Does It Better 18: Toiletries That Tingle

Japan Does It Better, Japanese toiletries that cool your skinI’m a sucker for things that burn…well, technically for toiletries that cool. And Japan seems to have the market cornered when it comes to cooling your skin, eyes, lips and more with toiletries that include menthol. The menthol is invigorating!

Last summer, my love for all things cooling started with the Biore face wash and the Shiseido lip balm that refreshed my face and lips in the hot, humid Tokyo weather. When we went back in March, I was on the hunt for more of that lip balm and some other cooling products. Naoto found some cooling eye masks (which will be a future JDIB post) and I found the cooling powder sheets (featured in JDIB 15). Both provide the perfect relief on a steamy day. The powder sheets have been the best thing this week because I’ve been able to freshen up after my walk to work in the soupy humidity.

And the most interesting menthol toiletry of all is the cooling eye drops. They are crazy weird–the very second you feel the drops in your eyes, you feel a moment of regret because it burns and it’s scary, then right away that passes and it’s just cooling, invigorating relief. They really perk you up after a nap, or before an early morning coffee run.

Tingling toiletries…Japan Does It Better!!

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6 thoughts on “Japan Does It Better 18: Toiletries That Tingle

  1. Mchan says:

    there is also a stick for mosquito bites (I have the Hello Kitty version) that has a cool effect! While in Japan looking for some cool we also bought a roll on from L’occitane (hey French!!) (with Verveine) that was just lovely and we got tons of products to try!

    • kimberly ah says:

      Mchan, thank you for suggesting this! I’m going to look for this when we go back to Japan next year! I’m writing a post today about the anti-itch patches, which I love, but I bet the cooling stick is better! 🙂

  2. Rebecca says:

    I can get behind the lip balm and face wash but I draw the line at eye drops. That sounds terrifying and awful, but I also don’t even like using regular eye drops…

  3. Cindy R. says:

    Yeah, I’m a regular eyedrop user, but those sound terrifying!

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