Biore さらさらパウダーシート (Sarasara Powder Sheet)
As promised, here is something I'd like to talk about today: another Biore product (<-website here, Japanese only). As many of you know, summers in Japan can be miserable. We are just over halfway done with summer, and the temperatures have dropped a bit, but it is still humid and nasty out there. Nothing is worse than feeling like a cesspool of sweat after walking ten minutes to the station. I saw these products everywhere last summer, but never actually tried them. This spring, when they first started coming out, I went on my school trip to Kamakura. One of the teachers offered me a sheet after two hours of trekking around from temple to temple. The type she gave me is actually a slightly different one than pictured above (Biore UV Cut with 20 SPF - gold packaging). Regardless, they have the same effect: a cooling feel and when dry feels like fresh baby powder on your skin. You really do feel "さらさら" (sara-sara roughly translates to silky/smooth)!
Ever since then, I have been using them during the summer. Each pack comes with 10 sheets. You can purchase four different scents at the convenient stores: fresh soap (pink), fresh citrus (green), aquatic rose (blue), and aromatic orange (orange) for ¥284 (Seven Eleven price). If you want to try out the other types, like the UV cut one, I have only seen them in the drugstores. There are also men's type sold by Gatsby that I see at the convenient stores as well (I'm sure there are plenty of brands out there though). I just love the fresh, clean feel I have after using them. Granted, it's not the equivalent of taking a shower, but when you can't go home for hours in humid weather, it really helps.
That's all for now! I recently started using online banking here and am thinking of making an English guide for the JP Bank one, so keep your eyes out for it. Until next time.