We're Now On Telegram

We’ve been getting more and more good news in the form of quarantine-free leisure travel to certain countries via the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) but, unfortunately, Japan isn’t on the list of approved destinations yet.

As you wait for the land of sushi, temples, and drugstore beauty finds to open up to us, let Daily Vanity help cheer you and your travel buddies with our compilation of Japanese beauty gifts to give (and receive) this Christmas to satiate your wanderlust.

Happy shopping!

You may like this

Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Limited Nishikigoi Edition

japanese beauty gifts christmas albion

Loved by many generations since its launch in 1974, Albion’s Skin Conditioner (nicknamed “SkiCon” in Japan) continues to win the hearts of many – and this holiday season, the iconic formula is getting supersized and donning a new dress.

Sporting a limited edition Nishikigoi design in a jumbo size of 485ml, this special edition is designed to bring across key messages that encompass the brand’s identity – radiant beauty and healthiness.

If your giftee has been struggling to restore his or her troubled skin lately, this would make a great gift that doubles as a skin saviour.

Albion Skin Conditioner Essential Limited Nishikigoi Edition retails for S$177 (485ml) at Albion counters islandwide.

Shu Uemura x Hello Kitty Disco Glam Eye Palette

japanese beauty gifts christmas shu uemura x hello kitty

Shu Uemura has given Hello Kitty an edgy, punk rock makeover for the brand’s holiday collection this year.

For eyes that mesmerise, look no further than this six-pan palette that comes with festive red accents, so you can create an irresistible glam look.

Shu Uemura x Hello Kitty Disco Glam Eye Palette retails for S$98 at all Shu Uemura boutiques and counters across Singapore as well as online at Lazada and Sephora.

Suqqu Holiday Make-Up Kit B

japanese beauty gifts christmas suqqu

Inspired by classic Chinese poetry denoting the natural beauty of Japan, Suqqu’s Holiday Make-Up Kit B is complete with everything you need to create your full-face look this festive season.

The limited-edition set includes the Signature Colour Eyes in shade 111 Tsukikaguya, Comfort Lip Fluid Glow in 107 Mitsukaki, and Moon Gleam Highlighter & Blush in shade 102 Tsukikage.

Suqqu Holiday Make-Up Kit B retails for S$116 on Selfridges.

Andy Warhol x SK-II Pitera Essence

japanese beauty gifts christmas sk ii x andy warhol fte

For that very special person, give the gift of good skin in the form of the limited-edition Andy Warhol x SK-II Pitera Essence.

The award-winning brand has teamed up with the Andy Warhol Foundation to dress one of its iconic products in bold technicolour alongside a selection of Andy Warhol’s famous quotes emblazoned on the bottle.

The limited-edition collectable also comes in an Andy Warhol-inspired pouch made from regenerated nylon, a recyclable sustainable yarn derived from materials such as abandoned fishing nets, plus three skincare minis.

The limited-edition Andy Warhol x SK-II Pitera Essence retails for S$289 per design on Lazada, Sephora, and TANGS.

Infinity Kosé Royal Flower Collection X Compact Powder

japanese beauty gifts christmas infinity kose

Created with a completely new formulation to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Royal Flower Collection, this limited-edition compact powder will melt into your skin to imbue it with sublime radiance.

You’ll also feel good purchasing (or receiving) this makeup goodie because Kosé is contributing to improving the living conditions of people working in African rose farms through the One of Love project.

For every eligible product purchased from the Infinity Royal Flower Collection, Kosé will deliver one reusable sanitary pad to a woman working in an Ethiopian rose farm.

The limited-edition Infinity Kosé Royal Flower Collection X Compact Powder retails for S$88 (single) and S$130 (with refill and replacement puff) at all Kosé counters islandwide.

Lululun Precious Red Face Mask

japanese beauty gifts christmas lululun

Photo source: @lululun_jp/Instagram

Buying skincare products for other people can be tricky, but who wouldn’t love a box of the complexion-enhancing Lululun sheet masks?

Powered by Pitera, the Lululun Precious Red Face Mask is a guaranteed ticket to flawless skin with its intensely moisturising formula.

Lululun Precious Red Face Mask (32 sheets) is priced at approx. S$40.26 (JP¥3,392) on Kokoro Japan.

Saborino Morning Face Mask

japanese beauty gifts christmas saborino

Skincare routines are the everyday ritual for any J-beauty fan, but there’s just no time on most mornings, right?

That’s why we reckon any busy bees will appreciate the Saborino Morning Face Mask as a Christmas gift this year – it’s a 60-second alternative of a complete skincare ritual as it cleanses, tones, and moisturises within a minute with just one sheet.

A very useful gift that lends a helping hand on a busy day if you ask us!

Saborino Morning Face Mask (32 sheets) is currently on sale for approx. S$28.39 (JP¥2,392) on Kokoro Japan.

DHC Tokyo Set

japanese beauty gifts christmas dhc

In honour of the Japanese art of double-cleansing, the limited-edition DHC Tokyo Set features a pair of best-selling cleansers to kickstart your daily cleansing regime for a bright and purified complexion.

Pairing the cult-favourite DHC Cleansing Oil to lift makeup and surface impurities, with the DHC Face Wash Powder to deep-clean pores and remove any traces that fell through the gaps, this duo ensures a squeaky-clean complexion prepped for subsequent skincare steps.

DHC Tokyo Set retails for S$44.50 on LookFantastic

MT Metatron MT Premium Coffret 2021

christmas gift sets 2021 mt metatron

Got a skincare lover on your list? We think this new limited-edition skincare coffret by MT Metatron will surely please.

Valued at more than S$400, it contains seven wonders from MT Metatron’s skincare arsenal that will turn your skin from drab to fab.

MT Metatron MT Premium Coffret 2021 retails for S$210 at Isetan Scotts and online.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Netsu Design and Essence Absolue Oil Styling Duo

japanese beauty gifts christmas shu uemura art of hair

The Shu Uemura Art of Hair Netsu Design and Essence Absolue Oil Styling Duo features two expert products formulated to nourish and protect the hair while styling.

Replenish your locks with moisture with the camellia oil-enriched Shu Uemura Art Of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil that’s also safe for colour-treated hair.

Before heat-styling your hair, apply a layer of Shu Uemura The Art Of Styling Netsu Design Heat Protecting Blow Dry Cream which is activated by heat to offer protection from frizz while styling your hair effortlessly.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Netsu Design and Essence Absolue Oil Styling Duo retails for S$127.50 on LookFantastic.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

japanese beauty gifts christmas shiseido

This red bottle is arguably one of Shiseido’s new icons in its skincare lineup, and any skincare junkie will appreciate the facial serum that’s been recently reformulated to better strengthen the skin’s natural multi-defensive power against signs of ageing by targeting cells responsible for shielding skin from ageing, environmental aggressors, and emotional stressors.

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate retails for S$150 (50ml) on LookFantastic. You can also find more sizes priced from S$55 (15ml) to S$300 (120ml) on Sephora.

Comme de Garçons Rouge EDP

japanese beauty gifts christmas comme de garcons

If your giftee is one of the cool fashionistas, you won’t go wrong with this unique amber spicy scent by the Japanese fashion label.

Bright and bold, the potion features a cocktail of beetroot and pink pepper mixed with ginger and mint before drying down to a warm base of incense, labdanum, and patchouli.

Comme de Garçons Rouge EDP retails for S$250 (100ml) on Sephora.

Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey EDP

japanese beauty gifts christmas issey miyake

For a fragrance that’s basically joy and optimism in a bottle, look no further than Issey Miyake’s all-new A Drop d’Issey.

The scent is designed to surprise your senses with a floral note that requires zero flower harvesting. Instead, it’s built around a modern solar lilac, a full-bodied floral fragrance created using green chemistry with the most innovative technical processes.

The solar lilac signature is enlightened by a musky note, with a hint of almond milk accord and ethically-sourced orange blossom. We’re also equally as captivated by the curved flacon that reminds us of a magnifying glass.

Issey Miyake A Drop d’Issey EDP retails for S$90 (30ml), S$144 (50ml) and S$179 (90ml) on Sephora.

Featured image taken from here and here.

You may like this