6 Ways to Get Japanese Flawless Skin

By Vivian Kek in Beauty on 21 October, 2019

6 Ways to Get Japanese Flawless Skin

Japanese flawless skin is not easy to achieve and maintain. It requires a consistent routine and ingredients of only the highest quality.

Japanese women invest a lot of time and care to ensure their skin is in tip-top condition. They take pride in their complexion as it is a symbol of their personality, beauty, and health.

Skincare routine in Japan typically combines both innovation and tradition. They are willing to experiment with new inventions while sticking closely to their traditional beauty regimen.

Women in Japan swear by six key ingredients to achieve flawless skin. These ingredients are natural and can most likely be found in the kitchen. The mentality of using these “kitchen cosmetics” is known as mottainai, where these ingredients are used to prevent wastage.

Six Key Ingredients to Achieve Japanese Flawless Skin


In Japan, mushrooms are valued for their ability to enhance the immune system. Known as being anti-inflammatory, mushrooms can help to soothe irritated skin and boost blood circulation.

In addition, they are packed with antioxidants to shield the skin from environmental aggressors. Ultimately, this combats ageing skin and visible damage.

These antioxidants are especially evident in reishi mushrooms. They are recognised as the mushroom of immortality among the ancient Japanese. They contain a myriad of anti-ageing properties to restore the skin’s youth.

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Reishi mushrooms
Photo source: The Telegraph

At Ikeda Spa, you can bask in the benefits of both red and black reishi mushrooms in our Menard Embellir Anti-Ageing Facial. These ingredients can detox and repair existing skin cells while promoting cell growth. As a result, your skin will look plump and ageless.

Green Tea

Green tea works wonders to soothe irritated skin and prevent wrinkles. Even if you are not a tea drinker, green tea can be applied topically as a toner.

It can reduce the size of your pores and leave you with glowing skin. Moreover, it is bursting with antioxidants, enzymes, and amino acids to banish the skin of blemishes.

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The different forms of green tea
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Seaweed is a natural yet powerful skin protector. Its cellular structure resembles that of our skin, which allows our body to quickly absorb its vitamins and minerals.

On top of that, it slows ageing and boosts cell regeneration to improve your skin texture.

At Ikeda Spa, immerse yourself in our Seaweed Anti Cellulite Wrap. Packed with iodine and mineral salts, this treatment can minimise the appearance of cellulite and skin bumps. Satin-smooth skin awaits!

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Seaweed wrap treatment
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Abundant in calcium, magnesium, and zinc, pearls can help to rebalance the skin and reduce breakouts. They are also packed with amino acids and proteins to increase collagen production.

There are heaps of pearl masks out there. Find one that can brighten the complexion and unclog your pores to provide you with a more youthful look.


Collagen is one of the many Japanese beauty secrets. Believe it or not, Japanese women would boil beef or chicken tendons as a skin-boosting beverage.

They believe that ingesting this can better target the deeper layers of the skin, as opposed to applying it topically as a cream.

Collagen appears to be a form of protein that gives the skin its structure and firmness. Furthermore, it slows the formation of wrinkles, improves elasticity, and retains the skin’s moisture.

Rice Bran

Rice bran has been a skincare staple for many Japanese women, including the geishas. They would use leftover water from washing rice as a natural facial exfoliant in a bid to achieve smooth and luminous skin.

Equipped with fatty acids and Squalene, it is gentle yet efficacious for dry and sensitive skin. Besides that, it is packed with vitamins B and E to restore your skin’s moisture while promoting cellular turnover.

To end off the autumn season, pamper yourself with our Rice Bran Whitening Scrub to eliminate blemishes for clear and radiant skin!

Enjoy our Autumn Delight Series while it lasts! Complement the 30-minute Rice Bran Whitening Scrub with a 90-minute Persimmon Aromatherapy Massage at a promotional price of $201.16. Save more than 40% with these skin treats, which might just leave you with flawless Japanese skin!

Available at Bukit Timah branch only.

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Ikeda Spa Autumn Delight Series
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