Thursday, September 9, 2010

Unusual japanese beauty products


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Today was my son's Jordan's 7th birthday so to start here are some pics from his birthday gathering at my sisters.


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This post is kind of an extension of yesterdays post. Hmmm i wonder if the f cup cookies and collagen marshmallows work. i might give them a try Smile


Whitening creams

I’ve noticed that whitening products have a big market in Japan where lighter skin is considered a sign of beauty. The Japanese Olay brand sells white radiance, a moisturizer to lighten your skin by breaking down melanin with hydroquinone. There are also whitening pills to make you “fairer”.





Nightingale bird poop

It’s reputed that the poop of the pretty Nightingale bird has an enzyme which is considered to lighten and even out your complexion. Geishas and kabuki performers use this stuff to remove makeup and nourish their complexions. If you wanna  try it (no thanks lol) the Chidoriya brand carries it in powder form which you mix with water and use as a face mask.




Face slimming

A small and slender face size is prettier so many Japanese believe. The Akaishi brand makes a face slimming roller that massages the face, rendering it free of facial edema and the double chin. Kogao Sukiri makes face slimming stickers which claim to magically slim your chubby cheeks. There’s also a Kogao Sauna mask which makes your face lose weight by sweating it out.


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Eye glue

This glue creates a double eye lid or an eye lid crease. A small plastic “fork” is included in the packet to push and pull the eye lid skin until you’ve got a crease that you like. For those who find glue to be tricky there’s also eye lid tape that does the same thing




Pore cleansing stick

If you’re mad about pore cleanliness, this stick made by Dahoo is for you. There’s a pocket for your index finger as you rub the abrasive surface on every single visible blackhead. .




Collagen marshmallows

Perfect for combining a love of marshmallows with a collagen needle injection. Made by the Eiwa, the marshmallows have a light grapefruit flavour. its claimed they have a similar effect of the injections without the pain.





F cup cookies

F cups seem a lofty ambition for most breast enhancement products, particularly one that comes in the form of tasty cookies. a Thai herb is the magic estrogenic ingredient in these cookies which come in chocolate praline or soymilk flavors. Directions say to eat 1-2 daily with a disclaimer that overdosing causes loose bowels. If you can’t wait to try them, they’re sold on Ebay, along with F-cup tea, to go along with the cookies.



Pink nipple cream

Its packaging is girly pink and shows a childish cartoon image of a breast with a pink round nipple (lol only in Japan!!!). It claims to turn brown nipples peachy pink.




Foot peel pack

If you’ve never given your neglected feet a “facial”, the Foot Peel Pack is like a day spa for your feet. There’s a pair of pre-medicated plastic socks with a liquid to slough off all those dead skin cells that you’ve accumulated over the years  In an hour, emerge with feet as soft as a baby’s.





Mimikaki, the ear picker

Mimikaki is a skinny piece of bamboo stick with a spoon like end that scoops out the earwax (eugh!). It usually comes with a second stick with a feather pom pom end to dust away wax. These wooden devices are rather cute—the scooping stick has a small Daruma-like classical figurine, and the Hello Kitty brand makes one in pink.




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