Here are some of our hidden gems:
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
Sensibio H2O is a face wash that keeps you refreshed and your skin healthy. A few of its qualities are particularly outstanding. For starters, it’s super gentle and ideal for sensitive skin that would be irritated by other products. Aside from that, it’s also just convenient — whereas applying many face washes feels like a whole ordeal that’s more of a chore than a relaxing act of self-care, Sensibio H2O is simple: just pour onto a cotton ball, dab your face until clean, and you’re good! There’s no need to rinse anything off, rather it stays on your skin and helps ensure your epidermis is smooth and fresh.
Another useful tip: you know those moments where you’re putting on makeup and mess up a little spot, where it’s too big of a mess-up to just ignore but too small to use a whole makeup remover wipe? It turns out a little Sensibio H2O on a cotton swab works wonders in those scenarios.
Imju Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner
While the name “Hatomugi Skin Conditioner” is pretty self-explanatory, the beauty of this product is how many side benefits it has along the way. As a skin conditioner, it instantly helps heal dry skin and leaves your skin feeling hydrated — and it also can be used as a toner! Among its active ingredients is Hatomugi, a Coix Seed Extract (aka Job’s Tears extract) known for it’s moisturizing properties.
One of the other great aspects of Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner is its affordability; there are different brands that carry a far more expensive version of effectively the same thing. Naturie Hatomugi Skin Conditioner, on the other hand, is a greater volume of product (500ml) for much less.
Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel is one of those products that feels like there’s nothing it can’t aid. Whether for your face, body, or hair — yes, even hair — it’s got your back (no pun intended).
For hair, just a little amount can be massaged in, enhancing longevity and creating a healthy shine. This helps against split ends and dried out strands.
As a moisturizer, you can apply a bit to your skin and massage in to feel refreshed, or you can apply a greater amount temporarily as a rinse-off face mask. And, as mentioned previously, its effectiveness isn’t limited to your face. On the contrary, Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel is fantastic for providing skin relief across your whole body. This is particularly true during the hot summer months — when you find yourself day-dreaming of jumping into Lake Washington, a little bit of aloe vera can help alleviate that longing. Now, you might be remembering that aloe vera gel mom would rub onto your sun burns as a kid and think, “Ew, none of that goopy stuff please,” but Nature Republic’s gel moisturizes without leaving a sticky feeling behind.
Behind all this is a product that’s free of parabens and artificial colors and is certified by California Certified Organic Farmers.
Hoyu Bigen Speedy Hair Color
Hoyu Bigen’s Speedy Hair Color is an easy-to-apply fix for covering gray or white hairs and is useful as a touchup for mild to moderate graying. Simply mix the two creams, brush through your hair with the complementary comb, and rinse out after 10 minutes. Now you’ve got natural-looking, consistent hair coloring. Many people like to use Speedy in conjunction with their professional hair-dyeing — that way you get salon quality without having to spend so much on a re-dye just to cover up gray roots. In effect, Speedy makes your professional quality hair color treatments last much longer without the cost. Or, if you wear your hair’s natural color, Speedy can cover up gray hairs all on its own!
Additionally, Speedy Hair Color is typically non-irritant and is pretty much odorless. And while it brightens your hair day, it also enriches your hair with herbal extracts of balm mint, fennel, hops, chamomile, mistletoe, and yarrow.
Mandom Gatsby Moving Rubber
Last but not least is Mandom Gatsby’s Moving Rubber hair wax. Moving Rubber touts itself as “Japan’s #1 men’s hair wax” — although of course it’s a great choice for anyone regardless of gender — and it’s easy to see why: a quick Google search and skim over reviews will show you that people who use this wax love it. There are seven varieties of Moving Rubber, each suiting a different hair texture, style, and length. In other words: there’s almost certainly one that fits what you’re going for.
One aspect of Moving Rubber that continuously gets raves is its texture, which doesn’t cause hair to appear greasy unlike some gels or waxes. Each variety also has a different scent that’s slightly sweet but not overpowering. In the end, whether you have super short spikey hair or locks that are practically down to your shoulders, there’s a Moving Rubber hair wax that’ll help perfect your look.
Whether you’re looking for something to make your skin glow or your hair steal the show, Uwajimaya’s beauty department has you covered. Stop by next time you’re in the neighborhood and we’ll be happy to help you out!