Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet Mask

Review – Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet MaskThe first thing you see when you open the advertisement page for the Lululun Plus Sweet Drop sheet mask is 「とろ~りパワーで愛され肌へ」 (torori pawa- de aisare hada he). “Torori” in Japanese is basically thick or creamy so with the power of this creamy sheet mask, you will be closer to skin that you love! The main ingredient of this mask is Manuka Honey but it also includes Apricot Seed Oil Extract and Avocado. All great ingredients to moisture and protect your skin from drying out.

My Experience

So far, with a total of 2 more to try, the Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet mask is my favorite of the Lululun Plus sheet mask series! It’s just above the Lululun Plus Smooth Gold and Fresh Red Sheet Masks. Upon opening the package I instantly noticed how creamy this mask is compared to the other in the series. It also has minimal amount of smell and I was really excited to try it out. With the cream actually dripping off the sheet mask, I managed to apply it to my face and almost instantly felt the moisturizer seeping into my skin. Considering the weather right now is cold in Japan…. The sheet mask also happened to be a little cold and felt pretty refreshing on top of moisturizing!

Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet MaskAfter about 5 minutes I was expecting to feel some sort of tingling or irritation as with the other Lululun Plus Sheet Mask series but I felt nothing! Surprisingly it really was just like adding an extra powerful moisturizer before sleeping. The Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet Mask felt so good that I didn’t even bother adding extra moisturizer after. I just used the extra amount from the package to cover my neck and was all done for the night, no irritation included! I even had a little encouragement from Doraemon~ while waiting the 10 minutes.

The only bad thing is…. the size is still really big! It always jumbles up at some part of my face. To be honest, I felt this mask to be especially unfit because of the extra creamy moisturizer that it contained. At some points I thought it would slid off my face!

In conclusion, The Lululun Plus Sweet Drop Sheet Mask is a must try if you get the chance to visit Japan. It’s not only moisturizing but very refreshing and feels great on the skin. It’s a great souvenir not only to take home for yourself but also to give away to fellow skin care addicts.

Lululun Plus Sweet Drop

Where to Buy

After checking everytime…. you still can’t find this product on Amazon USA. But they did start selling it on ebay! The price is only $13.99 so it’s not too much more than actually buying it in Japan AND it includes free shipping.

Ebay Link here

If you happen to visit Japan, you can find it at Loft or Tokyuu Hands as well as most major drug stores around Japan.

Other Lululun Products

Lululun Plus Sweet DropIngredients

*English

Water, glycerin, propanediol, xylitol, honey, avocado oil, apricot kernel oil, hyaluronic acid Na, water soluble collagen, urea, sugar hydrolyzate, aspartic acid Mg, glycine, alanine, creatine, diglycerin, xanthan gum, carbomer, water Oxidized K, EDTA – 2 Na, citric acid Na, citric acid, tocopherol, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, BG **

*used google translate **Included as additives for plant extracts

Japanese

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、キシリトール、ハチミツ、アボカド油、アンズ核油、ヒアルロン酸Na、水溶性コラーゲン、尿素、糖水解物、アスパラギン酸Mg、グリシン、アラニン、クレアチン、ジグリセリン、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、クエン酸Na、クエン酸、トコフェロール、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます

Review – Lululun Plus Lavender Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Lavender Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus’ Lavender Sheet Mask was next on my list to try. This sheet mask’s lavender scent is basically made to heal your soul (or so their website says…). It is made with Lavender from France that will moisturize your skin while you enjoy the wonderful scent.

My Experience

This is probably my favorite sheet mask from the Lululun Plus Aroma Oil series. The scent isn’t as overwhelming as the other ones and I feel like it definitely made my skin brighter as well! The only thing I really don’t like about the Lavender Sheet Mask, and all the aroma oil series masks, is the fact that it feels like it’s burning my skin. While wearing it I really worry if it will hurt my skin but upon taking it off there is no irritation. Considering the results the others have had I kept it on for the full 10 min but…. it can be a little uncomfortable.

Lululun Plus Lavender Sheet MaskAlso, for some reason the fit of this mask was a little better than the other ones. I’m not sure if it’s because I was able to put it on better or for some reason this one was a little smaller. It still crunched up at the bottom but it felt more comfortable than usual! I’ll apologize for my bad picture hehe.

While I’m not sure if I would use this mask for myself again, I think I would consider buying it for someone who loves aroma oil. It’s relaxing and smells nice and I think most people would really enjoy receiving this as a gift, especially if it’s a souvenir from Japan.

Where to Buy

You can buy these masks from Tokyuu Hands, Loft or Amazon Japan. Most local drug stores (in Japan) also have them available! Unfortunately, they aren’t easily found in the States yet…

Other Lululun Products

Lululun Plus LavenderIngredients

English*

Water, glycerin, propanediol, xylitol, lavender oil, lavender flower extract, Mayorana leaf extract, grape leaf extract, bilberry leaf extract, polyquaternium -51, diglycerin, apricot kernel oil, xanthan gum, carbomer, hydroxide K, EDTA-2Na , Tocopherol, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, BG *

*translated with Google Translate ** Included as additives for plant extracts.

Japanese

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、キシリトール、ラベンダー油、ラベンダー花エキス、マヨラナ葉エキス、ブドウ葉エキス、ビルベリー葉エキス、ポリクオタニウム-51、ジグリセリン、アンズ核油、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、トコフェロール、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。

Review – Lululun Plus Fresh Red Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Fresh RedI’m finally half way through the box set of the Lululun Plus Sheet Mask series I bought in December! This time I tried out the Fresh Red Sheet mask and finally I found one I would definitely use again!

The Fresh Red Sheet mask is made with Acerola extract. Acerola is a super fruit that has 17 times more Vitamin C than lemons! And of course, the fruit is made in Japan just like the sheet mask itself! Now it’s not limited to this ingredient but also contains beta-caroteen, acai, and a lot of various vitamins that work great on the skin. For a weekly face mask I think it will definitely save the day (or week).

My Experience

It didn’t cause any irritation and my skin felt surprisingly refreshed after using it. Recently with the winter weather in Japan my skin is especially parched and needs a little extra moisture. The Fresh Red Sheet mask definitely hit it’s mark with that! This mask is also supposed to be effective in making supple skin. As far as what I can tell… one time might not do the trick for me. My skin was definitely softer after the first use but other than the feeling of refreshed and moisturized skin, I didn’t notice any apparent changes in the look.

Lululun Plus Fresh Red Sheet MaskWhen I talk about the size of the Lululun Plus series, I pretty much say the same thing. The Fresh Red Sheet mask and the other sheet masks in the series tend to run a bit big for my face. For the first time, I decided to post a picture using effects from the Snow App (sorry I’m a bit shy). Where I have the most awkward fit tends to be around the chin and eye areas. It definitely doesn’t wrap around my face well and jumbles up at the bottom. As for my eyes (made magically huge with the app picture) the mask is set for wider eyes and possible bigger heads? I have to place it carefully to make sure the moisturizer doesn’t get inside my eyes because it has happened before…

In conclusion, I am planning to buy this mask again and definitely want to give it as a present to my friends and family. I will be sad to part with this mask once I move back to the States.

Lululun Plus Fresh Red

Where to Buy

Unfortunately, this series still isn’t offered easily in the United States. If you’re in Japan, you can easily find this at most major drug stores and stores like Loft and Tokyu Hands. It’s also available on Amazon Japan.

If you don’t have a chance to visit Japan, check out their other lines on amazon.com below.

Other Lululun Products

Lululun Plus Fresh RedIngredients

English*

Diglycerol, sorbitol, almond oil, xanthan gum, carbomer, xanthan gum, almond oil, xanthan gum, almond oil, glycerin, propanediol, xylitol, acerola fruit extract, niacinamide, ascorbyl tetrahexyldodecanoate, tocopherol, panthenol, retinol palmitate, It is included as an additive to K hydroxide, EDTA – 2Na, hydrogenated lecithin, peanut oil, squalane, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, sodium hyaluronate, pomegranate juice, lecithin, BG **

* using google translate ** plant extracts

Japanese

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、キシリトール、アセロラ果実エキス、ナイアシンアミド、テトラヘキシルデカン酸アスコルビル、トコフェロール、パンテノール、パルミチン酸レチノール、アサイヤシ果実エキス、ザクロ花エキス、ジグリセリン、ソルビトール、アーモンド油、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、水添レシチン、ピーナッツ油、スクワラン、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、ヒアルロン酸Na、ザクロ果汁、レシチン、BG*

*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。

 

Lululun Plus Clary Sage

Review – Lululun Plus Clary Sage Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Clary SageI finally got a change to try out the Lululun Plus Clary Sage Sheet mask after a long streak of laziness… It’s been a while since I used a sheet mask and I’m pretty happy I chose this one to get back in the groove. This mask is made to help you feel refreshed after a long day (or a long few weeks in my case). With the spicy smell of Clary Sage and added benefits of lemon balm to help prevent skin aging it’s definitely a strong mask to try.

My Experience

I really enjoyed the smell of the Clary Sage Sheet Mask at first. It was really refreshing and relaxing at the same time. However… after a while I kind of felt like I just had a bunch of vegetables on my face. The smell was pretty overwhelming and with the added irritation the sheet mask brought it was kind of hard to keep the mask on for the full 10 min.

Of course, in my experience with the Lululun Sheet Masks I tend to feel a little sting while the mask is on however there is no sign of redness or irritation after taking it off. Considering the recommended time is 10 minutes I kept it on for that amount but I think 5 min for me is just enough. As far as the size goes, it’s no different than the other Lululun Plus series and is a little big for small faces.

In general, I feel like I’m not a bit Aroma Oil Mask fan and would prefer to use Lululun’s standard mask series. However, for friends or family that like Aroma Oil, I think this would be great as a gift.

lululun plus clary sage sheet mask

Where to Buy

Unfortunately, the masks still aren’t easily found in the States but if you have a chance to visit Japan you can now pretty much pick them up at any major drug store as well as Loft or Tokyu Hands.

If you can’t make it out to visit Japan you still can buy Lululun’s other sheet masks from Amazon which are just as good if not better (and much cheaper!)

Ingredients

Lululun Plus Clary Sage

English

Water, glycerin, propanediol, Onisarvia oil, Melissa leaf extract, Seiyo nippo flower extract, Chamomile flower extract, Ruibos extract, glycosyl trehalose, diglycerin, hydrolyzed hydrogenated starch, rice bran oil, xanthan gum, carbomer, hydroxide K, EDTA -2Na, polysorbate 60, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, BG*
* Included as additives for plant extracts.

Japanese

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、オニサルビア油、メリッサ葉エキス、セイヨウニワトコ花エキス、カミツレ花エキス、ルイボスエキス、グリコシルトレハロース、ジグリセリン、加水分解水添デンプン、コメヌカ油、キサンタンガム、カルボマー、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、ポリソルベート60、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。

new items

Recently Purchased Items – January

new items

I usually buy a lot of items at once so I wanted to share the new additions to my routine!

Quality First Special Set

First I want to share the Quality First Tokubestu Gentei Set. This one was released for the New Years season and is basically a value set the was about $10 (925 yen). It included 7 of the Moisture Quality first face masks and 7 of the Queen’s Premium Mask, a total value of about $13~15 depends on where you buy it.

Quality First Fukubukuro

It’s not the best deal but at least it saves a bit of money and contains some great masks!! A whole 2 weeks worth to help me survive the cold winter months.

Lush Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo

I usually use Lush products at the gym because there is a lush store near my gym. I love their shampoos and have been going down the line trying each one. Next on my list is their Fairly Traded Honey Shampoo! I really liked the smell at the store and can’t wait to use it.

Lush Fairly Traded Honey

Lush New Charity Pot

Again, this product is for when I go to the gym. I tend to use lotion right after taking a shower because I heard it improves the absorption as well as moisturizing effect of lotion! And since I’m not a huge fan of using it at home I tend to use lotion at the gym. I bought the small size to try it out first but I’m pretty sure this won’t disappoint!

Links to purchase

Lululun Plus Yuzu

Review – Lululun Plus Yuzu Sheet Mask

Lululun Plus Yuzu Sheet MaskThis is the 4th sheet mask I’ve tried from the Lululun Plus line and so far its probably my favorite! Lululun Plus’ Yuzu Sheet Mask is made from a Yuzu Oil Blend originating in Kochi, Japan (they are famous for Yuzu). Yuzu is a lemon like fruit but isn’t quite as sour and at least to me tastes much better! This mask is especially great for the winter season as it will not only moisturize your face but also give it that extra brightness during the gloomy winter season.

My Experience

After trying the Lemongrass Sheet mask I kind of believed the Yuzu Sheet mask would be just as disappointing. But luckily it wasn’t and the thing that most surprised me was the smell. It wasn’t overwhelmingly YUZU smell but just a subtle amount that was very relaxing. The size of the mask doesn’t differ from the other sheet masks in the Lululun Plus series and is good for smaller faces.

Another thing I would like to point out is unlike the Rose and Lemon Grass sheet mask, the Yuzu Sheet Mask was surprisingly calming for my skin. I didn’t feel any irritation and my skin looks refreshed and brighter after the 15~20 min of using. I think it’s a great gift to bring back to skin care addicts but also to use for yourself. I would definitely buy this mask again in the future and hope that they will begin selling it in the States!

lululun plus yuzu sheet mask

Where to Buy

At this point, the Lululun Plus Series, including the Yuzu Sheet mask can only be found in Japan. They can be found in major goods stores like Tokyuu Hands and Loft but more recently they are available at everyday drug stores as well (though it depends on the store). If you also have an Amazon account in Japan, you will be able to find it there too! For around 200 yen/mask it’s affordable for a weekly mask.

lululun plus yuzu sheet mask backIngredients

Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Yuzu Essential Oil, Yuzu Extract,  Sasa kurilensis water, Asian Ginseng Root Extract, Yomogi Extract, LITHOSPERMUM ERYTHRORHIZON ROOT EXTRACT, Thymus vulgaris oil, Marjoram leaf oil, Mandarin Orange Oil, Orange Peel Oil, Rosemary Extract, Sorbitol, POLYGLYCERYL-10 EICOSANEDIOATE/TETRADECANEDIOATE , GLYCERIN, Carbomer, Xanthane Gum, Hydroxide K, EDTA-2NA, EG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, BG*

*additives of plant extracts are included

note: translation of ingredients may be inaccurate

水、グリセリン、プロパンジオール、ユズ果皮油、ユズ果実エキス、チシマザサ水、オタネニンジン根エキス、ヨモギ葉エキス、ムラサキ根エキス、タチジャコウソウ油、マヨラナ葉油、マンダリンオレンジ果皮油、オレンジ果皮油、ローズマリー葉油、ソルビトール、(エイコサン二酸/テトラデカン二酸)ポリグリセリル-10、カルボマー、キサンタンガム、水酸化K、EDTA-2Na、PEG-40水添ヒマシ油、フェノキシエタノール、メチルパラベン、BG*
*植物エキス類の添加物として含まれます。

Sana Natural Resource Essence Milk

SANA Natural Resource Essence Milk

Sana Natural Resource Essence MilkI’ve been using Sana’s Natural Resource Essence Milk for a while now and finally am almost finished! It’s lasted over 3 months and I really enjoyed using it the whole time. Sana’s Essence Milk is made with minimal skin irritants and uses a combination of 100% naturally derived ingredients that will work to moisturize your skin. Sana pride’s itself in not using ingredients that will possible irritate the skin and in my opinion they did well!

My Experience

This essence milk didn’t irritate my skin at all from the beginning! It has a nice consistency and to my surprise blends pretty well with other products. Sana’s Natural Resource Essence Milk can be a little sticky but easily absorbs into the skin especially after using a toner product. It also helps keep your skin really soft and I think can probably be used without a moisturizer after.

I was surprised at how long this essence lasted. Depending on the person I think it can even last up to 6 months if used conservatively! At around $13 it’s well worth the price if you have sensitive and dry skin. If I didn’t want to try a different essence product I would definitely purchase this one again! In fact, I would even be willing to gift it along with a refill pack for a great skin care product.

Sana Natural Resource Essence Milk

Where to Buy

Unfortunately you can’t find this product on Amazon. If you’re lucky they might sell it at Asian or Japanese Markets but in general the best place to buy it will be in Japan. If you happen to be in Japan you can find it at more major drug stores or cosmetic stores for around $13~16. Also, I recommend buying a refill pack because you’ll want to use it again!

Ingredients

Water, BG, Glycerin, Mandarin Orange Peel Extract, Snow Fungus Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Bilberry Leaf extract, Sphingoglycolipids of rice bran, Pearl barley seed extract,
Peony root extract, Kiwi Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, carrageenan, citric acid, Na citrate,
Diglycerin, Sorbitol, Betaine, Lysolecithin, Hydrogenated lecithin, Phenoxyethanol

Original Japanese:

水、BG、グリセリン、マンダリンオレンジ果皮エキス、シロキクラゲエキス、アルテロモナス発酵エキス、ビルベリー葉エキス、コメヌカスフィンゴ糖脂質、ハトムギ種子エキス、シャクヤク根エキス、キウイエキス、ノイバラ果実エキス、カラギーナン、クエン酸、クエン酸Na、ジグリセリン、ソルビトール、ベタイン、リゾレシチン、水添レシチン、フェノキシエタノール

Anessa Perfect Essence UV Spray

Review – Shiseido Anessa Spray UV Suncreen

Anessa Perfect Essence UV SprayI’m not a huge fan of spray sunscreen but I fell in love with Shiseido’s Anessa UV Spray! It was often advertised on TV as a spray you can easily spray on over your hair (my scalp is super pale) and over your face with makeup. The commercial basically worked at convincing me to buy it.

My Experience

This spray is very light and easy to use. I generally don’t like wearing sunscreen because of the smell, but Shiseido’s Anessa UV Spray doesn’t have a bad smell which is a huge plus for me! I use this spray a lot over my hair (for my scalp) and I have yet to get a sunburn when using it. I also will spray it over my neck and on my ears. I really like the fact that it can easily be applied to ears and protects them well. I usually use this spray along with standard sunscreen for body/face depending on how sunny it is outside.

The one downside to this spray is it’s expensive. On Amazon in the US it’s about $50/can and even it’s Japan it’s about $30/can (not much cheaper). I really enjoyed using it but for me it’s too expensive to use normally. I plan on finding a different spray to use for the same purpose. If you have money to spend, I would definitely recommend this UV spray but if you’re more on the cheap side, try something else.

Where To Buy

Amazon sells the newer version of Shiseido’s Anessa UV Spray for around $50.

Amazon – Shiseido Anessa Spray UV Sunscreen

 

 

Review – Naive Foaming Face Wash and Makeup Remover Peach

Credit: Amazon.comI’m sure most people haven’t heard of Kracie’s Naive Face Wash series! I like their face wash line a lot especially their foaming face wash and makeup removers. For a bit of background information Kracie is one of Japan’s major company’s that specialized in toiletries and cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and food. They started out as a cotton trading company in 1887 and have expanded to many different areas since then! Their slogan is Kracie taisetsu na koto <for the important things in life>. I think a majority of their products are in the everyday lives of people in Japan and revolve around the small important things.

Their Naive series is mainly body wash, hand soap and face wash. Naive’s face wash line is surprisingly one of the best face washes I’ve used so far. Their face wash is made with 100% plant based washing ingredients and not only cleans the skin but also works to remove makeup. It has a thick foamy texture and a slight smell of peach (for this particular one).

My Experience

For the price of this face wash I think it’s a great value and works great. I don’t wear a lot of makeup but it cleans up nicely. (If you’re a heavy makeup user I think you may need to use an oil-based remover prior to using this facewash). As far as the texture, I love it! The thick creamy texture foams well when massaged into the face and along with the smell it’s really relaxing.

This fash was also does a pretty good job at moisturizing. It doesn’t dry out my skin and leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed. It’s also really easy to use and works great for me as a gym face wash before heading home and before working out (when I wear makeup). If you’re looking for an alternative face wash to what you can find in the US, I highly recommend this product. Even on Amazon the price isn’t too expensive and it really works wonders for most people. I have already bought this product multiple times and would buy it again!

Where to Purchase

If you live in Japan, you can find this face wash at almost any drug store. If not, then Amazon has the peach version as well as the Aloe and Green Tea versions of the Naive Face Wash. The price differs based on the seller but generally the price is $7~$11. For face wash it’s not bad!

Amazon – Naive Foaming Face Wash and Makeup Remover Peach
References

Kracie history from Kracie Official Website
Lululun plus Aroma Oil Rose Facemask

Review – Lululun Rose Aroma Oil Mask

Lululun plus Aroma Oil Rose FacemaskI picked this mask up when I was visiting Loft for about 200 yen (or $2). I was looking to try a mask that was a little more expensive than the normal ones to spoil myself. This mask was a little thicker than the First Quality ones and had way more moisturizer than I was expecting. It’s my first time trying Japan’s famous Lululun sheet mask brand and I was looking forward to the results.

My Experience

This mask smelled a little too strongly for me after opening the package. I kind of guessed that it would irritate my skin a bit and indeed it did. The recommended amount to keep the mask on is for 10 min but if you have sensitive skin I don’t think you should keep it on so long (or in some cases use it at all). I can imagine that people who have asthma or other breathing weaknesses may find this mask a little tough to use.

Overall the mask did sting my skin but it didn’t irritate it to the point where my face turned red (or was burned). The after smell is really nice and my skin was super moisturized and dewy. Also, I was happy with the size! It was a little big but compared to other sheet masks I’ve tried it fits my small face a lot better. Though, at this point I wouldn’t buy this sheet mask again. If you like trying new things it may be worth trying but in my case I would rather stick with a sheet mask that isn’t so stimulating on my face.

Lulumon Rose Aroma Oil Mask

Where to Buy

Unfortunately, you can’t easily find this series of masks in the United States. Your best bet is to pick some up when you travel to Japan! You can find them at places like loft and Tokyuhands.

Their standard line of sheet masks is readily available on Amazon for a decent price (depending on the seller).

Amazon – Lululun Rich Moisture Sheet Mask
Amazon – Lululun Balance Moisture Sheet Mask
Amazon – Lululun Fresh Clear Sheet Mask