We’ve previously written about how there are no shortage of Korean-made products on Qoo10’s bestseller lists. Aside from the 5 products we showcased, Korean beauty and make-up giants like Laneige, Innisfree, SK-II, and Grafen, are mainstays on Qoo10’s charts.
Before today’s massive (and still rolling) K-Wave, however, Japanese products were revered as the pinnacle of quality, often serving Asian needs in ways that Western products couldn’t be bothered to. Even today, Japanese products of almost any kind are still held in high regard for their lofty quality standards, and continue to be widely used and purchased even with premium prices. Here are some made-in-Japan products we found from our bestseller lists.
Sanpo Instant Ramen
Marutai’s wide range of instant ramen, branded according to Japan’s major Japanese cities and their unique take on ramen, brings premium flavours to you in one convenient packet (each with 2 servings!). From weighty pork bone broths to airy soy broths, these noodles promise to fulfill any craving you have, at any time of day.
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil
Winner of Her World’s Beauty Awards for 5 years running, this series of cleansing oils not only removes make-up effortlessly, it also purifies, nourishes, and rejuvenates your skin for a clear and natural glow. Choose from 6 types, each with its unique set of benefits.
Japan’s top-selling eyeliner series, K-Palette’s 1 Day Tattoo, is advertised as being incredibly resistant to water, sweat, tears, and oil. Even so, it remains very easily cleaned off by make-up removers. With black and brown colours across a wide variety of pen tips to suit your personal preferences and perfect look, it is no wonder that these eyeliners have captured the attention and respect of make-up gurus.
Shiseido Tsubaki Premium Hair Repair Mask
Anyone who bothers taking care of their hair will attest to the first-world problem of having to wait 5 to 15 minutes for a conditioner to work its magic after being applied. Shiseido’s Tsubaki Premium Repair Mask for hair is packed to the brim with potent ingredients like pearl protein, royal jelly, and the brand’s signature camellia oil, and is advertised to be so effective that it produces salon-like results with virtually no waiting time after application.
Seika HY Laundry Detergent Capsules
Much like the Tide Pods that came to notoriety last year, Seika’s Laundry Detergent Capsules deliver just the right amount of detergent for one load of laundry in the washing machine. The concentrated formula allows each capsule to be smaller in volume, while adding antibacterial layers and deodorisation into the mix, keeping your laundry clean and fresh-smelling.
Just be careful not to handle these capsules while your hands are wet, or even damp, as the capsule layer is highly dissolvable. And – it pains us to even have to repeat this – please, please don’t think about eating them.
Are you regular buyers of any other Japan-made product? Share them with us in the comments below!