These Are the J-Beauty Products Your Skin Care Routine Is Missing

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It seems like every day there's a buzzy new skin care trend on the block, but don't sleep on Japanese beauty. When it comes to simple, effective skin care, there are plenty Japanese gems that can transform your routine.

However, J-beauty shouldn't be confused with Korean beauty, or K-beauty, which comes from South Korea. Charlotte Cho, founder of K-beauty retailer Soko Glam, explained that J-Beauty and K-beauty are not interchangeable: the Japanese take a more simplistic approach to skin care, whereas Korean-beauty embraces multistep regimes with innovative formulas.

If you're looking to incorporate Japanese products into your skin care routine, you can stock up at Sephora. The retailer is home to some of our favorite J-beauty staples, from powerful facial essences to serums that are practically youth in a bottle. There's a simple yet powerful J-beauty product for all your skin care concerns — check them out ahead.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist

Thirsty skin? Quench it with Tatcha's iconic Luminous Dew Skin Mist ($48). The facial spray is formulated with Okinawa red algae, squalane, and silk extract to deliver and retain moisture.

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

This SK-II Facial Treatment Essence ($179) is a bestseller for a damn good reason. Its formula is packed with over 90 percent Pitera — an ingredient full of vitamins and amino acids — to encourage cell renewal. Use this daily to hydrate, plump, and brighten your complexion.

Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser

Boscia Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser

If your pores are in need of a purge, you'll want to add Bocia's Detoxifying Black Charcoal Cleanser ($30) into your rotation. This J-beauty classic is packed with activated charcoal, glycolic acid, and vitamin C to work double time purifying and brightening your complexion.

Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Shiseido Clear Stick UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

Sun protection is crucial, but an ashy cast on your skin is not. Ditch your gray sunscreen forever and swipe on this clear stick ($28) instead. It won't make you feel sticky, and dissolves completely clear into your skin.

Skin Inc. Vitamin A Serum

Skin Inc. Vitamin A Serum

If you're trying to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation, invest in the Skin Inc. Vitamin A Serum ($35). It's packed with vitamin A and humectants to hydrate, soothe, and reduce the appearance of discoloration in the skin.