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Cosme.Net 2010 Best Cosmetics Awards December 17, 2010

cios is Japan’s biggest and most prestigious cosmetics website. It hands out its awards which is based on the average reviews collected and the overall points each product received in a year. It receives about 8 million reviews each year.


Which products won this prestigious Japanese Awards? Click here to find out 

1. Best Makeup Remover Award


1st prize : Fancl’s Mild Cleansing Oil

2nd prize : Kiss Me Heroine Mascara Remover

3rd Prize : Cleansing Express Eye Makeup Remover

2. Best Basic Cleanser Award


1st Prize : Gamila Secret’s Lavender Heaven Soap

2nd Prize : Hiarumirufiyu (HM) Moisutosopu Cleansing Soap

3rd Prize : Esthe 21 Pure Milky Foam

3. Best Toner/Lotion/Mist Award


1st Prize : Nano’s Beauty Water

2nd Prize : AquaAura Hydrogen Lotion

3rd Prize : Cle De Peau Beaute Lotion Tandols ( Gentle Balancing Lotion )

4. Best Serum


1st Prize : Helena Rubinstein Prodigy Powercell Youth Grafter

2nd Prize : Barrier Repair Intensive Moisturizing Serum

3rd Prize : Kose Infinity Realizing White XX Serum

5. Best Moisturizer/Emulsion/Gel


1st Prize : Albion Exage White Milk Type II

2nd Prize : Albion Exage White Milk Type III

3rd Prize : Sofina Jenne Gelly Moisturizer

5. Best Cream


1st Prize : Chifure Borage Cream

2nd Prize : Arouge Watery Sealing Mask

3rd Prize : Creme De La Mer Moisturizing Cream

6. Best Facial Oil Award


1st Prize : Muji Jojoba Oil

2nd Prize : HABA Squalane Oil

3rd Prize : Sonbahyu Horse Oil

7. Best Eye Cream Award


1st Prize : Shiseido’s Granas Revital Caviar

Only 1 prize was awarded for this category.

8. Best Sheet Mask Award


1st Prize : Puressa Rose Mask

2nd Prize : Lancome Genifique Mask

3rd Prize : SK-II Moisturizing Mask

8. Best Pack/Mask Award


1st Prize : Cure Natural Aqua Gel

2nd Prize : Skinfood Black Sugar Mask

3rd Prize : Lush Magnificent Feast Mask


It is our first year following’s Beauty Awards. There are quite a few things that we observed here.

– Most of the products here are mid-range/low end products.

– Very few non Japanese skincare brands. We know that the Japanese market is one of the hardest market to penetrate because Japanese people are very patriotic and will support their own products! One very surprising thing was Helena Rub winning No.1 in the Best Serum Award. The serum was also awarded Newcomer of the Year, and it’s the only foreign product that grabbed the No.1 spot! (OK… we are now doing research on this product since this brand is an european brand!). On top of that, the Helena Rub Serum was also one of the only Luxury-range product to grab the number 1 spot!  There is also LUSH, and Korean brand SKinfood which managed to enter the top 3 spots in the Mask section. Also French brand Lancôme also grabbed 2nd place in the sheet mask department. Oh, and the La Mer cream is also in 3rd place.

– Legendary status products such as the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask and HABA’s Squalane Oil are of course in the charts!

– The Sofina Jelly won 3rd place – while it’s ingredients contained lots of harmful substances – and the amount of beneficial ingredients can’t even be compared to other Jelly based creams such as CiLabo, Mizuno Tenshi etc. This is a product of pure marketing and packaging !

– There was only ONE winner in the Eye cream department. Don’t understand…

So what do you think of the winners?

Have you tried any of them?

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13 Responses to “Cosme.Net 2010 Best Cosmetics Awards”

  1. Rox Says:

    Hello! The only one I have tried is CURE Natural Aqua Gel – its all natural. Its a great exfoliator because there are no abrasive balls ripping at your skin. When you first apply it, massage gently first, leave for 5 seconds, massage a bit harder again and you will see all your dead skin cells on your hands. Its quit amazing haha. Skin feels baby soft after use! This works, but I would not purchase it again – it consists of you to massage your face really hard! (If you don’t mind, then go for it!!!) I know there are many exfoliates like this – will find one that doesn’t require a hard massage 🙂 *8/10 rating*

  2. Kman Says:

    I have also cure aqua gel, and i bought it from beautycarousel, actually almost run out and have to buy New one.

  3. Kman Says:

    Is there à way to see when you give reply or i have to look everytime on your difference haul

  4. Yuri Says:

    Okay, don’t quote me on this.

    I heard someone say that Cure Natural Gel is no longer for sale in Japan(when she last flew into Japan and checked the drugstore shelves) so your best bets are probably Singapore, maybe Taiwan or Hong Kong.

    Yes, Cure Aqua is quite effective but since my skin started being a bit sensitive, i’ve mostly cut down on exfoliation and peeling. =P

    A similar type of gel would be UNT brightening gel. It also exfoliates and the beads aren’t that hard for me. My choice would be to pick something that works for you and which doesn’t set off any sensitivity issues.

  5. Yessenia Says:

    Why is it so hard to find the products? I went to the Lancome to find the Lancome Genifique Mask and they dont have it available. I also went to buy the Shiseido Granas caviar for eyes and they dont even know what is that. I searched online and there was only one website where I could find the Shiseido Granas Retival caviar and its on Donna Mia which is located in Japan. But where can I purchase all the other products?

  6. Maria Says:

    Well, i used Kose owned Albion for more than 10 years and still think that it is one of the best skincare lines out there. At first I used Exage Line (which Exhage White in summer), their Skin Conditioner as toner and the serum. Then in my latex twenties I switched to Exage Corses (now discontinued) and luxurious Excia Al. I am sure it is thanks to that (immodestly of me, but heyho) beauty sales people give me 23-25 years of age instead of hefty 35. Oh, and thanks to my mum’s genes (she has amazing skin) hehe. It suited me perfectly in Japan in quite a humid climate but when I relocated to Europe Albion was a bit too moisturising and my skin was getting tad dry esp. in winter, so I switched to Suqqu and SKII. Now back in Asia and after a small flirt with THW and Sulwhasoo I back to my trusted Kose. This time it is cosme decorte AQMW and moisture liposome. This lines are cellular so they penetrate the epidermis quite well.

  7. Maria Says:

    Also fancl oil is really a star product. Much milder than Shu’s oil (which is loreal owned enough said). I use it even on my eyes. It is also nano.. Highly recommend it:)))

  8. Joseibi Says:

    Actually, even in VoCE, Biteki or Maquia you will see a lot of American or French brands mentioned, promoted or advertised. Overall, I find Koreans much more patriotic to their own brands than Japanese. A lot of Japanese people use Lancome, Estee Lauder, Dior, etc. thinking it’s better (the grass is greener on the other side), which of course makes no sense to us who prefer Japanese or Korean skincare…

    Also, I noticed those beauty polls in western magazines, the winners are mostly middle to low end products too, even if it’s categorized as ‘department store’ or ‘luxury’ brands you will find M.A.C. or Clinique under that category! I guess it’s all relative – and most people I think use mid to low range products so you get these cheap ones being nominated and awarded year after year, not really a good indicator something is good (with few exceptions).

    • True that the grass is always greener on the other side. But it is also Asian mentality that anything western is better than their own, and it is something that our blog hopes to change and to educate starting from the asians themselves that No, Asian skincare is just as good as western ones!

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