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Frequently Asked Questions on Japanese Vitamin C Supplements for Skin


Vitamin C is often referred to as the holy grail for all things skin-related, and Japanese vitamin C supplements — tablets, drinks, or otherwise — are the cream of the crop. However, many in Singapore are still unsure of how vitamin C supplements actually contribute to skincare, with even more having a whole host of questions regarding Japanese vitamin C supplements and their role in skincare routines.

So, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin:

1. How do Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels help my skin?

Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels help your skin by preventing sagging and imbuing it with youth. Essentially, Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin can slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and reduce wrinkles, dark spots and acne. For more detailed information on how Japanese vitamin C supplements contribute to skincare, check out our previous blog here.

2. Can I use other skincare serums with vitamin C tablets, drinks, or gels from Japan?

With Japanese vitamin C tablets and drinks, you don’t have to worry too much about introducing or mixing other skincare serums since they aren’t topical in nature. However, when using vitamin C gels from Japan, be sure to alternate your use of them with other skincare serums on a daily basis or during your morning/afternoon/night skincare routines to prevent interaction between ingredients that can cause skin sensitivity issues.

3. Why does my Japanese vitamin C gel cause my skin to tingle?

Most Japanese vitamin C gels are formulated at low pH levels and high concentration such that they can better penetrate and be absorbed by your skin. If irritation occurs, consider switching to vitamin C gels that are higher in pH levels or lower in concentration, or simply use Sato’s Hakubi C Gel with anti-inflammatory ingredients to provide a soothing skincare enhancement experience.

4. Do I still need to take Japanese vitamin C tablets if I am protecting my skin with SPF?

While sunscreen and other SPF products provide a good first line of defense against sun damage in terms of UVA and UVB rays, there are other damaging free radicals that can still get through to your skin. Japanese vitamin C tablets can be used to neutralise these free radicals, and perfectly complement SPF products to provide complete protection against sun damage. Vitamin C drinks and gels from Japan can also be used in this regard.

5. Which is the best supplement for skin? Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, or gels?

As long as you’re getting the best Japanese vitamin C supplements` from Sato Pharmaceutical, it doesn’t really matter which medium it comes in. Ultimately, it boils down to personal needs and preferences. Pick one that best suits your skin, lifestyle and tastes!

6. How often should I apply or use Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin?

It depends on the exact Japanese vitamin C supplement for skin that you’re using.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Tablets, we recommend taking 2 tablets 3 times per day.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Skin Enhancer Drink, we recommend taking 1 bottle per day.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Gel, we recommend applying moderate amounts 2 times per day.

7. Where can I buy high-quality Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels?

Sato Pharmaceutical provides the best Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin in Singapore. Shop Sato Pharmaceutical for vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels from Japan today.

7 Tips for Healthy Glowing Skin


With most of the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in Singapore, many of us find ourselves having to return to our physical workplaces and readjusting to our indoor or outdoor working environment. Unlike previous work-from-home arrangements, being out and about inevitably exposes our skin to the harsh climate and humidity. Here are 7 tips to help you care for your skin and regain that healthy glow::

1. Eat Healthy

Beautiful skin starts from within. If you want healthy, glowing skin, you need to adopt a balanced diet consisting of foods that are rich in antioxidants, collagens, and the right vitamins. This means fruits and vegetables are a must! Foods rich in collagen such as fish, chicken, and egg whites should also be consumed on a regular basis if you want to give your skin that refreshing, youthful look.

But with all the daily hustle and bustle,, it can get rather difficult to incorporate all the required vitamins and collagen into your diet. This is where supplements such as Japanese collagen drinks and vitamins for glowing skin can come in extremely handy.

We’ll go into that later on in this article.

2. Use Sunscreen

You also want to make sure you’re protecting your skin with sunscreen each time you leave your house. UV rays from the sun can damage your skin, causing visible signs of aging as an unwanted result. Applying sunscreen or SPF products in general can help protect your skin from these harmful UV rays, so make sure you do your due diligence especially during this period of unusually hot and humid weather.

3. Adopt a Cleansing Routine

Too much washing of your skin can also rob it of its moisture, causing your pores to produce extra oil that results in oily skin. To prevent this, make sure your cleansing routine is effective such that you won’t have to over-wash. An effective cleansing routine should consist of the following steps:

Washing your face with a suitable cleanser
- Applying toner, serum and eye cream
- Spot treating blemishes
- Moisturising
- Applying retinoid or face oil
- Applying sunscreen if heading out

4. Hydrate Yourself

Drinking more water helps your body clear out toxins that can cause inflammation and blemishes, while also assisting the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells. This effectively slows down the aging process of your skin, allowing for a younger, healthier glow. We recommend drinking at least two liters of water per day for best results.

5. Cooler Showers

While a warm shower may feel good, it can strip away natural oil and healthy glow from your skin and leave it looking tired and dull.. In fact, too warm a shower may even result in mild burns and damaged skin cells that can cause slight flushing and ruddiness.

Try to take cooler showers, or at least limit your hot showers to no more than 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can also try slowly turning down the heat as you bathe, and finish off your shower with refreshingly cold water.

6. Rest More

Stress can impact your skin in a number of negative ways, including raising inflammation levels, decreasing blood flow to skin cells, and delaying the healing of micro and macro skin injuries. Making time to get more quality rest and reduce your stress levels can do wonders for your skin. Getting enough sleep is also important to achieve healthy, glowing skin; at least 7 hours per night is a good start..

7. Take Supplements

As previously mentioned, healthy, glowing skin starts from within. Your skin needs lots of antioxidants, vitamins, and collagen in order to be the best it can be. However, trying to include all that into your diet can be extremely challenging and, at times, outright impossible — that is, at least, without the use of supplements.

Beauty supplements can complement your lifestyle habits and give your body the boost it needs to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Japanese supplements are known to work wonders for the skin. Collagen, vitamin B, vitamin C — are available at Sato Pharmaceuticals in the form of either pills, tablets or drinks that come straight from Japan.

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Five Steps to Getting Fair Skin Naturally


Due to our climate and diets, it can be difficult to deal with unwanted tans, dark spots, and post-acne pigmentation in Singapore. However, many of us still want to have a beautiful fair skin tone, and would prefer to attain it without having to go under the knife.

At Sato Pharmaceutical, we understand this. That is why we have put together five steps which you can take to work towards getting fair skin naturally:

1. Sleep Well

There is nothing quite like sleep when it comes to restoration capabilities. For your skin to attain or maintain a natural glow, a good night’s sleep is always important. Getting eight hours of sleep a day can do wonders for a fair skin tone — reducing breakout occurrences, dark circles, and a dull complexion.

Do ensure your sheets and pillow covers are clean as well to avoid skin problems that can come with exposure to dirt.

2. Use Sunscreen

Many of us already know about the ill-effects of overexposure to UV rays. However, we often ignore them, and forgo the use of sunscreen in our skincare routines. This is a grave mistake for those who would like a fair skin tone.

Always put on some sunscreen if you know you’re going to be exposed to the sun — which, in Singapore, is often more likely than not. This can help you avoid getting an unwanted tan or developing freckles on your face, hands, and feet; thereby helping you attain or maintain fair skin and a healthy complexion.

3. Cleansing Detox

Routinely engaging in a cleansing detox routine can also help you in your efforts to get fair skin naturally. Drink a glass of lukewarm water with a little bit of lemon juice and honey added in on an empty stomach every morning.  The vitamin C in lemon and the antimicrobial traits of honey can help clear your bloodstream, purify your liver, and cleanse your kidneys and urinary tracts of harmful toxins.

However, there’s only so much vitamin C in that little dash of lemon juice. So, don’t be afraid to switch things up for greater effectiveness with appropriate Japanese supplements for your skin. For example, Sato Pharmaceutical’s Hakubi White C Skin Enhancer Drink is loaded with Vitamin C and does the same job as the above routine — just multiple times better.

4. Drink Lots of Water

Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day can help flush out toxins that may cause unwanted pigmentation and dulling of skin tones from your body. If you want fair skin, make sure that you stay hydrated for that natural glow; not only does it work, but it’s also easy to do!

5. Adopt a Nutritious Diet

Lastly, for a fair skin tone, you have to ensure that your diet includes nutritious food such as lots of vegetables, fruits, and low-fat dairy products. Avoid eating deep-fried, spicy, and packaged or processed foods that can cause duller skin, acne breakout, pimples, and blisters.

Load up on vitamin B which not only helps to improve your skin tone, but also keeps your skin more radiant, and balance out your natural oils. Sato Pharmaceutical’s Hakubi B Tablets can help you attain the fair skin tone you want, so feel free to complement your diet with these Japanese Vitamin B tablets.

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At Sato Pharmaceutical, we stock only the best of the best when it comes to Japanese supplements for your skin. Achieve your goals of getting fair skin naturally with Sato Pharmaceutical’s diverse line-up of Japanese vitamins and other beauty supplements.

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Adult Acne — What Could Be Causing It & How Can You Solve It?


Though most commonly experienced during puberty, acne can also appear on full-grown adults. In fact, adult acne is growing all the more common over the past couple of decades, and has been found to affect women more often than men.

Adult acne can be:

- Mild — consisting of blackheads, whiteheads, or pustule

- Moderate — consisting of all the above, but also papules in great numbers

- Severe — consisting of all the above, but also involving swelling, irritation, extreme redness or discoloration, and the development of deep cysts

No matter which you experience, it is important that you figure out the possible causes of your adult acne.

What Causes Adult Acne?

At its core, adult acne can appear when your skin and pores are not functioning optimally. It happens when the overproduction of oil by your glands is not eliminated by your pores in an effective enough manner. There are several possible reasons for this:

- Family history of being predisposed to acne

- Contact irritation — caused by use of harsh cleansers or improper razors

- Fluctuating hormone levels — symptoms include deep, cyst-like, tender, and painful acne

- Emotional stress — when your acne accompanies feelings of anxiety, pressure, etc

- Physical stress — extreme weather, lack of sleep, illness, dehydration, or exposure to dirt

- Oil-based hair and skin products — styling creams, leave-in conditioners, and makeup

- Diet — excessive consumption of white flour products, sugar, dairy, or fast food

- Certain medication — corticosteroids, antidepressants, and epilepsy medication

- Underlying medical conditions — rosacea, keratosis pilaris, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.

It is paramount that you try to narrow down the likely causes of your adult acne, such that you can eventually prevent it altogether. If, however, such an endeavor proves difficult, you should approach a dermatologist for expert advice.

What You Can Do About It

Though the ideal situation would be to root out the problem entirely, it is often not as easy as it sounds. While figuring out the best way you can change your lifestyle to accommodate for healthier skin, you should also actively treat your acne such that it does not go out of hand.

Here are several ways you can curb adult acne:

1. Practice Good Skin Care Habits

Wash your face every day, but no more than twice per day. Be sure to use cool or warm water when washing, and pick out a cleanser that is not too harsh for your skin type. Each wash should be done using either your hands or a baby washcloth (never use a regular washcloth if you have adult acne). Be sure to pat your skin dry rather than rub it.

2. Use Supplements to Control Your Sebum Production

Using the right Japanese supplements can do wonders for your skin. Hakubi B Tablets, for example, can help lower your sebum production levels, effectively counteracting whatever is causing your glands to overproduce oil. This not only helps you alleviate adult acne, but other problems to do with oily skin as well.

3. Use Topical Creams for Spot Treatment

Gentle cleansers are recommended for acne-prone skin so that the skin will not be further irritated and inflamed. However, a gentle cleanser is not sufficient for dealing with adult acne.

That is why you should use topical creams for spot treatment, to directly treat your acne without causing further breakouts. In this regard, Hakubi C Gel provides effective treatment, reducing oiliness while also replenishing moisture to prevent your skin from drying out.

4. Collagen to Reverse the Damage Done

Although collagen is not entirely essential in treating or preventing acne, it is the most important element when dealing with acne scarring. Collagen plays a key role in the healing of acne scars, and speeds up the natural healing process of your skin.

Quality-made products such as collagen drinks and collagen pills from Japan can help you reduce scarring due to your adult acne, while also providing all the other benefits that collagen is famous for, such as its anti-aging properties and improvements to skin hydration and elasticity.

Be Patient and Stay Diligent

When it comes to adult acne, it is important that you remain patient with your skin and diligently work on treating it. The change you want will not happen overnight, but is definitely achievable with time and continued effort.

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How to Know & Care for Your Skin Type


We all know that skincare is important, but do you pay enough attention to the proper ways in which you should care for your skin specifically?

Reckless adoption of incompatible skincare routines and the consumption or usage of ill-suited skincare products can easily lead to your efforts not paying off, or even making things worse for your skin.

Knowing your skin type should thus be the first, defining step you take when it comes to skincare. But how do you identify your skin type?

We at Sato Pharmaceutical know exactly how tricky such a task can be. That is why we have put together this article for you, detailing the nuances of each skin type such that you can accurately identify yours and tailor your skincare routine to match it.

Normal Skin Type


- regular texture
- little to no imperfections
- pores that are barely visible
- no severe sensitivity
- radiant complexion

Care Required:

There is no special care needed for those with a normal skin type. However, the basics should still be adhered to for healthy skin.

This means cleansing, moisturizing, applying sunscreen when needed, and nourishing your skin with antioxidants such as Vitamin C (some of the best Japanese vitamins for this are Hakubi White C Tablets and the Hakubi White C Drink).

Dry Skin Type


- dry texture and tightness of skin
- red patches and more visible lines
- pores that are barely visible
- sensitive to infections if not properly managed
- dull, rough complexion

Care Required:

Dry skin requires additional care in terms of staying away from heavier skincare products that are oil-based or those containing drying ingredients such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.

Those with dry skin should also avoid exfoliating, which would further dry out the skin, and aim to cleanse the face only once per day.

Vitamin B nourishment is extremely important for those with dry skin, and can help prevent flakiness of skin, cracked lips, and dryness altogether. Products such as Japanese vitamin Hakubi B tablets do wonders in this regard.

Oily Skin Type


- oily and heavily textured
- blackheads, pimples, and other blemishes
- enlarged, visible pores
- sensitive to clogging, heat, and humidity
- shiny, thick complexion

Care Required:

Oily skin requires additional care in terms of using gentler skincare products and cosmetics that are noncomedogenic.

Those with oily skin should avoid picking, popping or squeezing any pimples, and aim to cleanse the face no more than twice per day.

Oily skin types greatly benefit from Vitamin B and C nourishment, which can be easily obtained from the aforementioned Japanese supplements for your skin, as well as Hakubi Collagen Tablets which are not only formulated with collagen, but rich in both Vitamins B and C.

Combination Skin Type


- exhibiting dry skin type characteristics in some areas and oily skin type in others

Care Required:

Those with combination skin should follow the above-outlined skincare guidelines for dry and oily skin where applicable.

Multi-masking—the applying of different masks to different areas of your skin—is also recommended for those with the combination skin type. It is a targeted and customised approach to caring for the T-zone and cheeks, which are distinct areas with nuanced needs.

Japanese supplements for your skin can also help you counteract vitamin B & C deficiencies that may underlie both dry and oily skin.

Adopt the Appropriate Skincare for Your Skin Type

So, now that you know how to determine your skin type, be sure to take the necessary steps to keep your skin healthy and radiant.

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Coix Seeds: The Unknown Medicinal Beauty Herb


Coix seeds. They sound like something you would find in a traditional Italian pantry. However, these cream-coloured textured seed is actually something most Singaporeans would have come across in supermarkets and medicinal halls. And they hide unique properties that promote a multitude of skin benefits.

What are they exactly?

Better known as Job’s tears or Chinese Pearl Barley, coix seeds are commonly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). According to Chinese physicians, the herbs are useful in clearing heat and expelling dampness and have many benefits for skin or beauty purposes.

In Japan, coix seeds are revered as the secret to timeless beauty. They are used in many Japanese supplements designed for promoting skin virality.

How To Use Coix Seeds

Coix seeds is an all-natural ingredient that can be ingested safely or applied on the skin, producing amazing results. Across Asia, it can be found in dried form and cooked as a grain like cereal.

Lightly sweet and slightly gritty, this medicinal herb can be used in cold desserts or boiled soups. You can also stir-fry them with meat and vegetables.

Due to its many healing properties, you’ll also find coix seed extract in many skin and health products around the world.

How Coix Seeds Improve Skin Health

Coix seeds contain proteolytic enzymes that help soften the keratin layers of the skin, resulting in a baby smooth appearance.

Apart from making the skin smoother, coix seeds also contain properties that control acne breakouts and sebum production. They reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and can also moisturise the skin.

These hard-shelled granules work by strengthening the spleen, which is regarded as a driver for good skin health. A cooling herb, coix seeds expels excess heat and soothes ailments such as acne, eczema, and rosacea. You can even use them to remove water retention.

Reap The Beauty Benefits of Coix Seeds

With Sato Pharmaceuticals, your skin can easily reap the benefits of coix seeds through a series of convenient products.

Coix seeds are high in Vitamin B3, also known as niacin. This nutrient aids in skin brightening and evens out the complexion. It is also rich in peptides to firm the skin and prevent premature signs of ageing. This is why coix seeds are frequently seen in mask sheets.

Additionally, the herb is also widely used for skin conditioning and cleansing, keeping the skin well-balanced and delivering antioxidants and moisture throughout the day.

Our Hakubi Collagen Drink, Hakubi B Tablets and Bihaku Vitamins from Japan all contain coix seed extract which helps to improve skin regeneration and radiance.

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Taking Sato Pharmaceuticals supplements allow you to live your life freely and without making big lifestyle changes. Conveniently packed in pill or bottle form, you can bring them to work, outdoors, or anywhere you want.

Apart from products with coix seed extract, you can also find other beauty and healthcare supplements such as the Japanese Hakubi Collagen Tablets which keeps your skin elastic and bouncy. Or opt for the Hakubi White C tablets which contain L-cysteine and Vitamin C for enhanced skin whitening and Vitamin B6 for a flawless appearance.

Find our coix seeds products, Japanese collagen drinks, vitamin supplements and allergy  remedies such as nasal sprays and eye drops from leading online retailers and shops today.