Chant a Charm - Japanese skincare for sensitive skin
If you have sensitive skin, you know how difficult it can be to find skin-friendly products. We were instantly drawn to Chant a Charm when we saw a sign for sensitive skin at the Loft store in Nagoya. Admittedly our language skills were not up to par, so we had to do some more research once we got back stateside.
After researching the brand, we are even more excited to try it. Chant a Charm is a 40 year old company that offers natural, mineral oil free, paraben free, synthetic fragrance free, petrolatum free, pesticide free, and cruelty free products. They promote the use of herbal extracts and their herbs are directly from their own in-house garden in the Japanese mountains. They have 3 main lines:
- Sensitive skin
- Dry skin
- Acne prone skin
Some key ingredients include: olive oil, lauric acid, glycerin, comfrey leaf extract, echinacea, yarrow, thyme, sage, shea butter and coconut oil.
We also noticed that many brands offer customers easy ways to try the products without having to commit to full size versions of all items in the line. Chant a Charm is no exception. For 1,500 JPY (~$13.87 USD) you can purchase a sample kit from one of the three skin types listed above. Each sample kit includes four products to try. The products vary based on the line. We purchased the sensitive skin sample kit. It contains cleansing gel, soap, mist lotion, and face cream.
Some of the translations can easily be misinterpreted. Please note below.
Mild = for sensitive skin
Moist = for dry skin
Medicated = for acne prone skin and not recommended for sensitive skin.
Luckily, some of the products are available via amazon. Links are included below if you want to check them out. Let us know what you think!