The Japanese Skincare Revolution: How to Have the Most Beautiful Skin of Your Life--At Any Age

Japanese women are renowned for their beautiful skin, but until now there have been no books in English that reveal the secrets of the successful Japanese beauty routine. The Japanese Skincare Revolution is the first guide for women of all ages and races who want to have beautiful skin like the Japanese but don't want to spend lots of money on cosmetics and treatments to achieve it.

Author Chizu Saeki is a practicing esthetician and beauty consultant whose dream is to teach ordinary women how to become more beautiful. To achieve this, she writes books, teaches, and tours Japan, giving demonstrations of the techniques she developed over a career spent in the beauty industry. Her books have sold more than 3 million copies, and the revolutionary ideas presented in this volume have won the approval of Japanese and international skin doctors.

The Japanese Skincare Revolution is the distillation of all of Saeki's most essential techniques. Here, readers are introduced to a unique lotion mask--a moisturizing treatment for keeping the skin fresh and lustrous; massages for toning the muscles of the face; natural, no-nonsense remedies for wrinkles, sagging, oiliness, pimples, and blackheads; "warm care" and "cool care" for soothing the mind and body; water massages to energize the skin; and much, much more.

With photos and step-by-step instructions, Saeki shows you how to use your own hands to massage your face like a professional esthetician. She teaches you to use your eyes to judge what your skin needs, and not to overfeed it with too many cosmetics. She leads you toward a well-rounded, sustainable skincare routine, the results of which will amaze you. By following her advice, you'll discover that it's possible to have beautiful skin at any age--without spending a fortune.

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By Catherine (Melbourne, 07, Australia) · ★★★☆☆ · August 18, 2014
I became inspired to read this book after travelling through Japan, where I was struck by the fact that I rarely saw a spot or wrinkle on the faces of the people I cam across. This book had been very highly rated, so I went ahead and got it. However, I was very disappointed. Firstly, the book's t... ...more
By Audrey (San Francisco, CA) · ★★★★☆ · November 14, 2013
I like how this book goes through skincare for different skin types (combo, oily, dry, normal). The facial massages were helpful, although a bit hard to follow while holding the book open. I'd suggest watching her YouTube videos instead. Some of the products she recommends still have questionable... ...more
By Cindy (Singapore, 00, Singapore) · ★★★★☆ · May 21, 2013
It's book though little pricey, has a few of the useful tutorials. The main idea revolving about this book is perhaps only the lotion mask method. The massages and other concepts were nothing new and not exactly a "Japanese skincare routine". However the lotion mask was indeed very useful, I inve... ...more
By Erica (Victoria, TX) · ★★★☆☆ · May 29, 2011
Doing everything this book suggests would take about 2 hours every day and at least 100 dollars every month. It did have interesting information on different skin types and ways to reduce pore visibility. I also did enjoy some of the face-massage techniques. My coworker and I practiced a few whil... ...more
By Anna · ★★★★★ · August 25, 2013
Just read today at central library, singapore. She has a good principle taking care of skin. Do not over-wash skin; over eating can over nourish skin; lymph massage and a lotion mask to deep penetrating the moisturizing agent to the skin.. I love it ...more
By Sara (Bangkok, 40, Thailand) · ★★★★★ · January 23, 2011
Very sensible and easy to follow instructions. She also explains in details many misconception woman have about their skincare.
I will surely try out her methods... ...more
By Rhoda (The United States) · ★★★★★ · August 13, 2009
A must-read for all women. It teaches basic skincare procedures. I tried them and they work! ...more