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A GINZA SIX Beauty Foray from the Male Perspective A GINZA SIX Beauty Foray from the Male Perspective
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.44
GINZA SIX to drop in at by all means whenever we go to Ginza. When we make arrangements in Grand cru cafe of 7F where there is calm atmosphere in spite of being luxury space and purchase B1F deomotaseo, we make the most of, but spot, actually, to be able to enjoy for beauty boy and fashion boy is prepared much.
When beauty & grooming experience is possible, and even man is refreshed with sweets between work and purchases beauty gift to woman, it is ON-OFF place that we can utilize without asking.
At first SHISEIDO where it is located in the beauty floor of B1F to have gone. Male oriented grooming lesson that what is not known unexpectedly can take here. Let alone how to choose skin care depending on skin type, he/she tells to method to cover how to describe eyebrows and bear under eyes carefully.
Particularly, what we want to recommend to businessman turns off bear under eyes. Bear under eyes hides in no time when we use "konshira" which should be called foundation of brush-pencil type (from the photograph top: SHISEIDO shear eye zone collector 3,600 yen, all SHISEIDO howaitorusentoommekyappusupottsukorekutinguseramu 4,200 yen ※ lower than + tax price)! "We are tired from co-worker today" It is item wanting you to utilize man worried about how.
"We shade off the eyebrows saying "we describe"," but SHISEIDO eyebrow styling Duo (photograph bottom: 3,000 yen) that was bundled is convenient. As two male staff is registered, please receive lecture.
It is SUQQU that came successively. God hand to be brand known for "face sinew massage", but to "be awaiting as for Yuki Yoshizawa of this pocket chief for reservation three months!"
When only saw expression, and came this time because state of face sinew Balance and facial striated muscle of the person was owner of aesthetic sense to know;, at "the turn of the seasons, face is somewhat swelled…We confirm symptom called "by viewing suddenly (laugh). We had you teach maneuver to relieve swelling.
sukkumasukyureitomassaji & mask cream (200 g/10,000 yen) which unnecessary friction is not applied to on skin is required!
After having enjoyed beauty floor, we move to 2F. To purchase beauty gift to friend, to Jo Malone London. Rare tea Collection that what entered shop at store, and was displayed by the front depths imaged rare tea.
Delicate, fluent flavor snuggling up to skin is of good quality so as to be enchanted. I use silver needle Tycho Ron habitually with this Collection, but exquisite, as for the flavor that increased sage and musk in dim floral, translucency and Balance of sex appeal are wonderful.
Bath oil (200 ml/12,000 yen) of lime basil & Mandarin that what we chose as gift to friend of woman while enjoying such a fresh flavor was in decanter of glass. It is citrus and green, mellow sade where freshness of Mandarin spreads through, flavor that wants to take a deep breath unintentionally to fill BATH ROOM. We can feel enjoying Hotel spa.
We have you give lapping of "Just Because" where feeling with "casual gift" was put here not only special day advocated by Jo Malone London. While we are waiting for lapping, we recommend hand & arm massage by the staff who knew everything about product (free). After having washed arm and hand using body & hand wash, we massage by body objection. Furthermore, 3 steps to cost flavor charge account with colon are experiences of supreme bliss only by luxury fragrance brand.
In foods floor of saraniomotasega B2F to keep to rah-rah bird tea shop from Paris, bejjuman & BURTON aimlessly. As gift to friend liking tea, to look for season-limited tea leaves.
We purchase Pooh chicken veil (70 g/1,900 yen) of frank taste that combined citrus fruit system with Chinese green tea as good tea leaves in summer. To oneself use arugureifinesuto. Originally Earl Grey is liked in tea most. We drink habitually so as to always purchase some tea brands directly in EC site from London, but flavor and flavor are gorgeous because sprout called white tip is blended here! As is expected, we name the name called "King of Earl Grey" and are a certain flavor. We want to enjoy in teapot of iron kettle.
And rah-rah bird tea of No. 1 popular what ordered from the last of beauty CRYDD, soft serve using Eden Rose, Eden Rose soft serve (463 yen)!
For a time of small supreme bliss that vanilla and bergamot, flavor of lavender tickle nose when we include…This beauty CRYDD is completed with being wrapped in the elation. We go to the main street full of people in hand with gift to friend!
Text: Tomoichi Kato Photos: Hidehiro Yamada Edit: Yuka Okada
I stop by GINZA SIX any time I happen to be in Ginza. I’ll have a lunch meeting at GRAND CRU CAFÉ GINZA, which offers a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere, or purchase a gift on the first belowground floor. I make the most of what it offers. For men interested in beauty and style, GINZA SIX offers many, many spots to enjoy.
GINZA SIX is useful for men, too, both on the job or off. It offers beauty and grooming experiences, refreshment with something sweet during downtime at work, and a place to purchase a beauty gift for a woman.
I head first to Shiseido on the Beauty Floor, the first belowground floor. It’s not widely known, but they offer grooming lessons here for men. The instructor gives detailed step-by-step lessons on how to select the right skin care products for your skin type, how to draw eyebrows, and even how to hide the circles under your eyes.
Speaking of which—for business men, I’d like to recommend a product for erasing those circles under your eyes. Concealer, a type of foundation applied with a pen, lets you instantly eliminate these blemishes (In the photo below, the top item: Sheer Eye Zone Corrector 3,600 yen; the middle item: White Lucent OnMakeup Spot Correcting Serum 4,200 yen; *all prices listed before tax). Do your colleagues express concern about you? Are they always asking if you’re tired? If you’re a man in this situation, I can recommend concealer as a great solution.
Eyebrow Styling Duo (the bottom item: 3,000 yen), a set for drawing and shading your eyebrows, is convenient. There are two male staff members at the Shiseido here. I recommend learning from them.
I next go to SUQQU, a brand known for its facial muscle massage. The skills of Yuuki Yoshizawa, the boutique’s lead masseur, are such that making an appointment means putting your name on a three-month waiting list!
He also has a great eye for beauty and knows, simply by eyeing your expressions, the state of balance of your facial and mimetic muscles. On my visit today, he takes a look and diagnoses the symptoms. “Your face gets a little puffy, doesn’t it, when the seasons change…?” Much to my initial chagrin and eventual amusement, he’s right on the money. He tells me about a technique for eliminating puffiness.
The SUQQU Musculate Massage & Mask Cream (200 g, 10,000 yen), which causes no excessive skin friction, is an essential.
After enjoying my time on the Beauty Floor, I move to the second floor. I head to Jo Malone London to buy a beauty gift for a friend. As you enter at the front of the space, you’ll see the Rare Teas collection, inspired by rare teas, displayed on the wall in the back.
The smooth, delicate fragrance seems to hover just above the skin, casting an enchanting spell of refinement. I love the collection’s Silver Needle Tea Cologne and use it regularly. The fragrance combines sage and musk with a faint floral aroma for an exquisite balance of clarity and seductiveness. It’s wonderful.
While enjoying this fresh aroma, as a gift for my female friend, I choose the Lime Basil & Mandarin Bath Oil (200 ml, 12,000 yen), bottled in a glass decanter. The fresh citrusy, herbal, and mandarin aromas fill your bathroom with a rich fragrance that inspires one to take deep spontaneous breaths, and the scents transport you to a hotel spa setting.
I have the product wrapped as a “Just Because” gift. It’s an idea from Jo Malone London, to give gifts for no particular reason, not just on special occasions. While I’m waiting for the gift to be wrapped, I receive a free hand and arm massage from a staff member, who also knows all about the boutique’s products. It’s something I can heartily recommend. My arms and hands are laved in the Body & Hand Wash. This is followed by a massage with the Body Crème. The third step involves applying a fragrance via cologne. It’s the ultimate experience for a luxury fragrance brand.
On the Food Floor on the second belowground floor, which offers many gift options, I wander to Betjeman & Barton, a flavored tea shop from Paris. I’m looking for a limited-edition seasonal tea to give as a gift to a friend who loves black tea.
I buy the perfect tea for summer: the refreshingly smooth Pouchkine Vert (70 g, 1,900 yen), which combines Chinese green tea and citrus flavors. For myself, I go with Earl Grey Finest. Of the black teas, I most like Earl Grey. I like drinking it so much, I often buy a number of tea brands online direct from London. But Earl Grey Finest is blended with white tips—new buds—and the aroma and flavor are brilliant. It’s a flavor that’s earned the sobriquet “King of Earl Grey.” I can hardly wait to brew it in my iron kettle.
The last thing I order on this beauty outing is an ice cream cone (463 yen) made with the store’s most popular flavored tea, Eden Rose.
I take a bite. The vanilla, bergamot, and lavender flavors delight the nose. It’s a blissful moment. The excitement stays with me as today’s beauty hunt comes to an end. With the gift for my friend in hand, I head into the hustle-and-bustle of the main street.
Text：Tomoichi Kato Photos：Hidehiro Yamada Edit：Yuka Okada
Beauty journalist. Born in Tokyo in 1973. Edited beauty features at many women’s magazines, including 25ans published by Hearst Fujingaho. Began freelance career and now writes articles for women’s and men’s magazines and various other media. His book titles include Makeup as Manners and Before Style: The Basics of Personal Grooming (both published by Kodansha).GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram