Budget essentials for your skin this cold season

Brrr. It’s only the start of autumn but it feels like winter. My skin is now flaking and itching like crazy! With a plethora of products targeted for the skin-conscious Japanese, it’s easy to get lost and overspend. But as a student, I cannot do so. So if you want to maintain a good skin without breaking the bank, check out my list of basic essentials for your skin this cold season in Japan.

1. Nivea Creme

You might say that all Nivea Cremes are the same and if you disliked it before, it’d be easy to dismiss it this time. Don’t. Not all Nivea Cremes are created equal. The Japanese version contains Squalane (not to be confused with Squalene that easily oxidizes), an ingredient that is naturally produced by the body but decreases as we age, and gives moisture to the skin. An additional bonus is the jojoba oil which also mimics the skin’s moisture. Best of all, a huge tub is only around 400 yen!

2. Momi Brotherhood Menturm Medicated Stick

My lips are very sensitive to cold, or dry weather conditions. They crack and bleed almost every day. I discovered this medicated stick because my boyfriend was using it and I tried it. I found it better than my collection of lip balms! This stick sells for less than 100 yen so it’s worth every penny.

3. Kose Lipstick Coat

When you’re busy, the last thing you want to do is reapply lip gloss or lipstick. This coat will protect your lipstick from slowly smearing away from your lips and into places where they have no business being.

What’s your winter skin must-haves? Comment below and give us some love! 😘

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Chemical Engineer. Daughter. Sister. Lover. Tree-Hugger. Bargain Hunter
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