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I have received an email from one of our customers.

She let me know that she had mentioned our Floral Beauty Toner in her beautiful beauty blog called Beauty Comesto Mind.  Thank you very much !  She is posting a lot of beautiful high quality photos.


Here is the link to ->

Beauty Comesto Mind

Her blog is in Russian, but using Google Translate Web,  I was able to understand most of her post.


I am very pleased that Japanese skin care is now well known in the world.

The books of Chizu Saeki (Japanese Beauty Advisor) and Yukuko Tanaka (Japanese Makeup Artist) are translated in other languages too.


Chizu’s “Lotion Mask” does not cost much – only needs a face toner & mask sheet, but it makes a perfect sense as skin with a plenty of moisture content is healthy and looks radiant.


The more moisture skin contains, the more the skin is able to absorb active ingredients, that will make your skin’s condition even better.


Please see one of the previous posts about the importance of a face toner.

Japanese Beauty Secret – Japanese Women Like Using a Face Toner


Lotion mask that Chizu Saeki and Beauty Comesto Mind recommend does really work.


But, using a natural face toner “without” nasty ingredients is a key.

Please check all the ingredients on the label when you buy a face toner and make sure it does not include any alcohol or synthetic ingredients such as preservatives.


If you do not use a face toner in your daily skin care routine, please start using one 🙂

Thank you for reading.

 Yoko xox

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–okoii’s okoii’s Face Toner, Floral Beauty Toner, works great for Lotion Mask too.

This very gentle toner suits any skin type, especially ideal for sensitive and eczema prone skin.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question.

Floral Beauty Toner

Floral Beauty Toner


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Are you a fan or member of Etsy?

okoii Products are now available on Etsy’s website, so you can enjoy shopping for our products if you are more comfortable with shopping at Etsy.



If you are not familiar with Etsy, have a look at their website.

Etsy is a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. There are so many great handmade products and creations from inspiring art to fine jewellery.

Hope you will enjoy browsing Etsy’s website.



Ciao for now,

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To all our customers and supporters, thank you very much for your continual support and interest in okoii Natural Skin Care over the past 6 years. It has been an exciting time for us, and we’re proud to service you with great products that have attended to and fulfilled your skin care needs.

We are committed to providing you with support and superior skin care products, all hand made, and made with all natural ingredients. We shall continue offering you our original products and a new product range: Face, Body, Aroma, and Pet Care.

Our website is continually improving with, reviews for each product, and enhanced shopping facilities still to come.

Welcome to our new website (www.okoii.com), thank you for visiting us, and please feel free to contact us. okoii treasures all our customer’s voice, or any query you have for us.

Yours sincerely,

Yoko Harada

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Hi Everybody,

It seems the global economy looks very unstable, and a lot of changes are happening in the workplace.

People were saying that Australia was doing well although things were not good overseas.

But unfortunately, Australia cannot manoeuver the economic downturn this time 😦

So, hopefully, this sale will help a little bit with your wallet situation 🙂

Two okoii items are on sale only from the Etsy Shop.


 Luxury Rice Bran Creamy Soap is 30% off now.

The official price is A$17.00. The discount price is A$11.90

The shelf life of this soap is roughly one year, so you can stock them up a bit for yourself

or you can give one to your family and friends.

I cannot stress more that cleansing is such an important step for your skin care,

and the harsh cleanser will take out your natural oil from your skin.

This may end up causing a dry and sensitive skin.

If your skin is already sensitive or dry, this soap is highly recommended

as this is a pure natural soap that is very gentle to your delicate skin and will leave your skin

with adequate moisture and oils.

For your reference, you may want to see Moxie Reviews for the review of this soap


 Luxury Camellia Signature Oil is 34% off now.

The official price is A$ 59.00. The discount price is A$ 39.00

This beauty oil works very will for sensitive and dry skin.

There are a lot of cases that people who have suffered from sensitive skin use pure natural oil for 3-6 months

and the condition of their skin improved a lot.

This is a small bottle, but you only need 4-6 drops for each application at night.

(No need to apply a cream when you apply this oil)

This means the oil will last a very long time.

It is ideal to use it up within 6 months while all the ingredients are the freshest, but it will be fine for a year or so.

Also, if you put it in the refrigerator, the shelf life will be extended much longer and keep fresh for a long time.

Customer Testimonial about this beauty oil is here http://www.okoii.com/testimonials.php

Please do not hesitate to contact me or leave a comment if you have questions !

I sincerely hope okoii products will bring you a smile and happy & relaxing feelingラブラブ

Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

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Hi Everyone, it is cloudy with a bit of a sprinkle in Sydney.

But today, one of our customers has made my day!

I was so moved by her wonderful testimonial I wanted to share it with you, because you may want to know how somebody feels about okoii products.

Here is her testimonial…

Luxury Rice Bran Creamy Soap is great! The lather is so smooth and creamy.

After washing my face, my face appears plump and moist. My skin just absorbs the natural ingredients. I haven’t seen these results with any other facial soap. I cannot be happier.

Green Tea Hydrating & Brightening Toner is (my) your little secret in a bottle. It’s a treat knowing I am feeding my skin with the healing properties of green tea. And of course, using a toner prepares my skin to receive the full benefit of your moisturizer.

Camellia Deep Penetrating Cream;”> feels super light on the face. The floral scent leaves a reminder that I am treating myself with care and love using your companies products of natural ingredients.

Organic Azuki Bean Exfoliating Scrub smells wonderfully earthy and has helped smooth my skin. Rice Bran Ultimate Brightening Masque has done just that for my complexion. It has lightened up my skin tone.

It’s such a treat knowing that your products are all natural ingredients. You use Beauty tips taken from generations past and the results are stunning. Thank you. Your personal touch of preparing each order when received is wonderful. As if your products aren’t fabulous on their own, the special packaging with touch of colored raffia, special tissue paper and added literature are an added bonus. Your extra care to detail is appreciated. My husband even commented on your wrapping of the rice bran soap. Thank you.

I am so happy to have found your site. I am a happy customer. I will share your products with friends and family for years to come.

– F. Han, 41 years old, IL USA


I am very pleased to hear that our customer is enjoying natural secrets traditionally used in Japan and Asia.

Thank you for reading and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

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Happy New Year to everyone!

Hope you had a fun, a happy Christmas and New Year holiday season.

I just would like to tell you that okoii has launched its new website. www.okoii.com

I am very pleased and relieved it was finally completed. Sometimes, I felt like I was running in a tunnel without an exit.

But, there is always a goal if we proceed even little by little each day. (This applys to daily skin care too 🙂 )

Talking to a lot of people about skin care, I have realised that many people do not use their skin care products in proper way. They sometimes do not follow the instruction or invent the usage in their own way.

Actually, it is extremely important to follow the instruction of the products, in order to receive their best effects. Although you use the same product, there will be a difference in result if the product is not applied in right way.

I think that it is actually our fault if okoii’s products are not used by our customers in their proper way. Maybe, it is not clear where the instruction is, or the instruction itself is not clear.

On our new website, we try to show “How to Use” in details on our product pages.

Many people put on a toner as they think it should put. But applying a toner is a very important process in a proper skin care routine, and your skin will change overtime by applying a toner properly.

Our product page, Green Tea Hydrating & Brightening Toner shows “How to Use” this Toner in details. http://www.okoii.com/prdgthydra.php

In addition to the product instruction, we have also added useful information such as;

Skin Care Chart  http://www.okoii.com/skincare-chart.php


Skin Type Solution http://www.okoii.com/skintype-sol.php

Hope our new website will give you some useful tips for your skin care.

Please let me know if you have any comments on our new website. Thank you!

Thank you for visiting my blog and ciao for now.

Yoko xoxo

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okoii Blog ImageBefore I start, I have to touch on the tragedy that happened in Japan a month ago. I was quite upset and feeling disconsolate by seeing the destruction of towns by the Tsunami, people who lost their homes, family and friends.

However, I have been encouraged by people suffered by the Tsunami trying to be positive and starting the reconstruction of their homes and businesses. Actually, they are not young. They are mainly 50-60 years old. I was deeply moved by their strength and positive attitude.

It will probably take more than 20 years to restore their towns and lives as they were before. The Kobe earthquake, took 3-5 years to restore to the way it was, but I hear that the city, main roads, and places were restored relatively quickly, but there are still many places that need attention and people who are still in grief. I feel it is very important that we keep supporting the region and people for many years, and I like to think what I can do to support them in long run.

In the last blog, I spoke about why I started okoii. Although I decided to create 100% natural products, I still had big doubt in my mind on whether natural products would be truly effective to skincare. However, it did not take too long for me to realise that my doubt was totally wrong. It only took a month or so to see my skin changing by using my natural skincare products. To be honest, before I used my natural products, I did not like to see my face without makeup on as my skin did not look good. But now I feel comfortable without makeup on! I can see my skin has become naturally healthy, which makes me feel happy and confident. Also, I do not have to put heavy make up on to cover as my skin as it looks healthy. Great, isn’t it?!

It is absolutely wonderful to reassure myself that traditional Japanese ingredients such as azuki bean, camellia oil, green tea, rice bran and seaweed have countless benefits for your skin, especially for anti-aging. As they are all gentle but effective natural ingredients, it is easy to understand why Japanese women in the past had beautiful skin. I wanted to use them as main ingredients as they are quite powerful themselves, and I wanted to maximise their great benefits by combining with locally available natural ingredients. I do hope that you will experience okoii’s natural skincare and attain true natural beauty!

Have a nice day and ciao for now !

Yoko xoxo

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