You Don’t Have To Fly To Japan To Get These Items | Clozette

When we travel, we not only look forward to soaking up the holiday atmosphere but we also take the opportunity to stock up on products that are hard to get at home. Case in point: remember that time when half of your luggage space was filled with Japanese snacks, beauty products and traditional trinkets? Good news: now you can save up on luggage space and still get some of these must-buy goodies — without an air ticket to Japan.

We can’t help but wonder, why are Japanese products so widely loved? “Other than the visually attractive packaging and high quality, what makes Japanese products so adored and trusted by many is that they put the biggest effort in the smallest of details,” shared Singapore-based Malaysian blogger, Cheesie. “Whether in design, user-friendliness or efficiency. As a consumer, you feel truly cared for.”

A self-declared lover of the Japanese culture, Cheesie’s Instagram profile says it all: “Japan is my religion. Welcome to my cult.” So, who better than Cheesie to spill on the trending items from Japan that are, in fact, already available in Singapore? P.S. Keep reading for a Clozette-exclusive offer below!

Hairbeauron Style Iron

“Instead of causing damage, this styling iron for straightening or curling uses a special bio-programming technology that improves your hair quality even when it’s set on high heat. The more you use it, the shinier and smoother your hair becomes. I know it sounds too good to be true, but it was tried and tested (by me!). You can find it in Number76 Hair Salons.”

Pantene Japan Pro-V Severe Damage Care Series

“I always see Japanese top model and Pantene Ambassador Nanao flaunt her perfect hair so effortlessly in the TV commercials, and I am very surprised that the new Pantene Japan Pro-V Severe Damage Care series is actually very simple to use.

You only need two products: the Pantene Pro-V Shampoo and Pantene Pro-V Treatment-in-Conditioner. The shampoo smells like a sweet blend of berries, and it transforms to a lovely bouquet fragrance upon application of the conditioner. My hair also feels tangle-free and very smooth after. I think it’s perfect for busy ladies who need instant and intense care for damaged hair! You can get the series on Redmart and at retail stores here.”

Fujiko Kakitashi Mayu Tint

“Japanese ladies do not do eyebrow embroidery as eyebrow shapes are seen as an ever-changing trend. But I understand how frustrating it feels with fading brow make-up on a day out. The Fujiko Kakitashi Mayu Tint is the best-selling eyebrow tint in Japan that lets you have super long-lasting tinted brows for up to three days. It is now available at selected make-up stores.”


Shiokoji is a healthy ingredient that has been trending in Japan for a long time, but it's still relatively unheard of by most Singaporeans. It is a natural seasoning used to marinate, tenderise and bring out the umami of food – especially meat dishes. I use it in almost all my dishes. It is like a magic ingredient that enhances the taste of every meal. You can find it in Japanese specialty supermarkets here at a very reasonable price.”

Orbis Powder Wash +

“Powder washes are a hot beauty item right now, and I personally feel that the Orbis Powder Wash + truly cleanses deep within your pores. I'm looking forward to trying their other skincare range. You can get it from the Orbis boutique in Ngee Ann City.”

Those who live in Singapore can now get their hands on the Pantene Japan Pro-V Severe Damage Care Series at Guardian, Watsons and Redmart!



It's a new week of discoveries and fun new learnings. While the holidays are already nearing, we're taking some time away from thinking of the food we'll be eating and places we'll be going. Until we're finally ready to be away, we're focusing on the latest in fashion and beauty.

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The thing about Tony

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Adriana Lima's promise

Adriana Lima has promised to never flaunt her body or get naked without a cause. Check out the Victoria's Secret Angel's vow to herself and to other women here.

They're not happy with Kylie

Another week, another controversy for a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family. This week, Kylie Jenner gets flak over her upcoming makeup brushes line. The set priced at USD360 is seen as way too expensive by many. Jenner defended her pricing, comparing the line to those of Kevyn Aucoin and MAC.

(Cover photo from: @fentybeauty)

Missed last week's fun news? Catch them here.



Christmas is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re on the lookout for the best gifts for your loved ones. Well, you’re just in time. To help you finally tick all the boxes on your shopping list, we’re giving you the best beauty deals to score for your favourite people. Ready, set, go K-shopping this 12.12 Lazada Online Revolution with these offerings!

Up to 80% off pampering to the next level

LANEIGE Water Bank Gel Cream, SGD46.80 (

If you know someone who hasn’t tried the goodness of LANEIGE beauty products, which have a massive following, here’s the best time to let them experience it. With up to 80% off on their highly coveted products, you’re set to give your loved one a pampering session like no other — plus, you get savings, too.

Makeup madness with Park Shin Hye

If you know someone who can’t get enough of makeup, here’s a treat for them. Mamonde is releasing a Park Shin Hye Gift-For-You makeup set (select between SGD52 or SGD100) featuring the Korean superstar’s favourite products, which includes the Creamy Tint Color Balm.

Mask galore with a free soothing mask

LANEIGE Special Care Water Sleeping Mask Lavender (

Indulge in the goodness of the famed LANEIGE Water Sleeping Mask and enjoy its calming goodness through its lavender variant for a truly relaxing holidays. But that’s not the only thing you’ll enjoy. Each purchase also gets you a LANEIGE Water Bank Double Gel Soothing Mask for free.

Cool combo from your favourite beauty gurus

Candice’s exclusive Mamonde picks (

Get the chance to grab an assortment of Mamonde makeup and skincare products that have been curated by your favourite beauty influencers, including Venecia (@hoppypoppyz) and Candice (@makeup_box). Some of the items included in their kits are the famous Mamonde Rose Water Toner and Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm.

Moisturise & brighten with this free kit

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Get to try the LANEIGE White Dew kit for free when you purchase the LANEIGE Water Bank Essence. That’s a great way to not only make sure that you’re hydrated but also gives you the opportunity to give a different line a spin.

Just keep masking

Mamonde Masks Set (

Here’s your chance to experience the botanical goodness of Mamonde skincare products and see how well they will transform your skin. Try out the First Energy Firming Mask, Floral Hydro Aqua Gel Mask, and Moisture Ceramide Creamy Mask for only SGD12 — yes, that’s for all three of them.

(Cover photo from: queenofallyoucansee)

Get shopping and start feeling the frenzy on 12.12 at Laneige and Mamonde.