“Learning From the Japanese Approach To Anti-Aging Skincare” remains my most popular blog post OF ALL TIME. It went live in September 2020, and since then, I’ve expanded The Beauty Files category to include “anti-aging” skincare products that I personally use. Up next is a review of my Top 5 FANCL Skincare Products.
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Top 5 FANCL Skincare Products
FANCL is a health and beauty brand from Japan known globally for its nutritional supplements and preservative-free cosmetics. In addition to being preservative-free, FANCL cosmetics are also fragrance-free and do not contain synthetic dyes, UV absorbers, or petroleum-based surfactants.
As FANCL skincare products are preservative-free, they are meant to be used within 60~120 days of opening, depending on the product. With that said, FANCL products have a shelf life of 2~3 years when left unsealed and stored properly.
Cleansing is perhaps the most important part of a skincare routine, and it’s certainly my favorite part of my skincare routine. Even on makeup-less days, there’s something refreshing about wiping off the day’s worries before heading to bed.
Cleansing oils, by far, are my preferred cleansing products. Among the Japanese oil cleansers that I’ve tried over the years, FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil always finds a place on my cabinet shelf.
True to its name, FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil is just that – a mild oil cleanser that is tough on waterproof makeup and sunscreen, yet gentle on the skin (and eyelash extensions, too). Not only is it an effective makeup remover, FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil also removes dead skin and unclogs pores.
I like to use it as the first part of a double cleansing routine. FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil removes makeup, sunscreen, and pollution, etc, then I follow it up with a foaming face wash. I have oily skin, and it feels so refreshing washing all my natural oils, sweat & sunscreen at the end of a long day!
One bottle of FANCL Mild Cleansing Oil lasts for approximately 2 months and should be used within 120 days of opening. Left unopened, this product can be stored for up to 3 years.
If you’re new to powder cleansers, these products work by deep cleansing and exfoliating the skin. FANCL Deep Clear Washing Powder is a concentrated powder composed of enzymes, charcoal, and clay to deep cleanse the pores and remove impurities on the surface of the face.
These pods are very easy to use: Simply empty the contents of the pod into your palm then add a small amount of water. Rub your hands together until they reach a foamy consistency and gently massage onto your face.
FANCL Deep Clear Washing Powder is intended to be a daily cleanser (use at day or night), but all that plastic, no matter how tiny, adds up. However, living in a country where natural disasters are prevalent, it’s certainly worth having a few of these in an emergency bag.
One package lasts for one month and contains 30 individual pods, which have a shelf life of 3 years if left unopened.
FANCL Enrich is an “anti-aging” skincare line that contains a patented collagen support complex (適応型 コラーゲンα // Adaptive Collagen Alpha) to reshape, define, and lift the skin. Collagen is a protein that supports healthy joints and skin elasticity, which decreases as we age.
FANCL Enrich Lotion II also contains niacinamide to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as Sweet Pea Flower and Perilla Leaf Extract to moisturize the skin.
One bottle of FANCL Enrich Lotion II lasts for 30 days and should be used within 60 days of opening. When left unopened, it has a shelf life of up to 2 years.
FANCL Enrich Emulsion II is a milky moisturizer that hydrates and plumps the skin. It forms a light veil that locks in moisture.
As with FANCL Enrich Lotion II, FANCL Enrich Emulsion II contains FANCL’s patented ingredient, Adaptive Collagen Alpha. This allows collagen to penetrate, lift, and firm the skin.
In addition, FANCL Enrich Emulsion II contains squalane, an emollient that’s similar to the natural oils found in our skin.
Apply after FANCL Enrich Lotion II to seal in moisture.
One bottle of FANCL Enrich Emulsion II lasts for 30 days and should be used within 60 days of opening. When left unopened, it has a shelf life of up to 2 years.
FANCL Moist & Lift Essence is a powerful emollient that promotes firm and restored skin with
results visible in as little as one week. It combines Adaptive Collagen Alpha, Acetyl Glucosamine, and Hyaluronic Acid. Here’s how this triple approach works:
Adaptive Collagen Alpha: replaces lost collagen
Acetyl Glucosamine: stimulates collagen synthesis
Hyaluronic Acid: supports collagen synthesis
For best results, use FANCL Moist & Lift Essence twice daily after applying lotion or toner.
One bottle of FANCL Moist & Lift Essence lasts for 30 days and should be used within 60 days of opening. When left unopened, it has a shelf life of up to 2 years.
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