Cure Natural Aqua Gel Is the Best Exfoliator in Japan

When it comes to your skincare routine, exfoliating is just as important as washing your face and using sunscreen daily — but you may not be doing it (or at least, not enough). While you definitely don’t want to over-exfoliate your skin, sloughing away that dead skin with an exfoliator is recommended at least twice a week. But those gritty, microbead scrubs can often feel too harsh, which is why beauty lovers in Japan (and Amazon shoppers, too) have turned to this popular gel exfoliator that gently reveals dewy skin — without the irritation factor. The Natural Aqua Gel Cure from Toyo Life ($39; amazon.com) is actually Japan’s number one best-selling exfoliator, with one bottle selling 4.5 seconds, according to the brand. Its popularity has increased globally since it was introduced on Amazon — in fact, over 1,600 Amazon shoppers have left five-star reviews on the product. (It’s even made its way into Amazon’s top three best-selling face polishes.) The gel has quickly gained fans all over the world, thanks to its gentle, chemical-free formula that effectively exfoliates skin without causing any irritation. Natural Aqua Gel Cure’s main ingredient is actually hydrogen water, which ...

Any sneaky ways to get leaner legs for a late holiday?

Q: Is there anything you recommend for making heavy legs look and feel leaner and lighter, ahead of my late-summer beach holiday? A: I just tried a 40-minute treatment that gave me a real beach boost. Body Ballancer + The Signature at the Light Salon (thelight-salon.com) involves lying down wearing a pair of enormous space pantaloons (also called a ‘pressotherapy device’) that come up to your waist. An anonymous reader asked British beauty expert Inge van Lotringen for advice on achieving legs that look leaner and lighter (file image) These get switched on and start a wave-like, rhythmic pattern of inflation and deflation that gets your lymphatic system going, helping your legs and stomach rid themselves of stagnant fluids and toxins. It feels rather hilarious, relaxing and hypnotic at the same time. After a facial cleanse by your therapist, a panel of yellow and red LED lights is placed over your face. This treatment is famous for its anti-inflammatory, collagen-boosting and mood-enhancing benefits. Half of London’s beauty editors are addicted. You will come out feeling lighter in every sense. Sessions cost £75, with the recommended course of six priced at £375 (good value). Fo...