Discovering the One and Only Beauty Experience at Ginza, Japan’s Prestigious District
with Leading Beauty Brand Flagship Boutiques and Salons
Tokyo’s Ginza is the luxury shopping district of Japan. At the same time, the place is where upscale beauty brand’s flagship boutiques and salons are located. Customers can experience the cosmetic brand’s products and philosophy at this epicenter of beauty. We explored the one and only beauty experience of Ginza.
Discover the leading methods of skincare while refining beauty and inspiration
at this remarkable artistic atmosphere uniquely POLA
POLA THE BEAUTY GINZA, this stunning boutique salon opened in 2009, near the Yurakucho Line, Ginza-Itchome Station. Ginza-Itchome is a business area near Kyobashi and Tokyo Station, but has a calm atmosphere with many art galleries scattered throughout the area. The boutique’s marvelous interiors with flow lines and ceiling art objects were designed by the French designer, Jean-Philippe Nuel. The design is based on the image of the modern women’s purity and natural beauty. The window displays are often linked to the exhibition held at the Pola Museum Annex on the Third Floor.
POLA THE BEAUTY GINZA is situated along the Ginza Chuo-Street. The location is easily accessible from the Ginza-Itchome Station.
The ceiling art objects were designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel. Customers are welcomed to experience the various cosmetics on the Ground Floor. POLA’s beauty directors offer skincare counseling and makeup touch ups.
The boutique’s artistic atmosphere expresses the another side of POLA, as a company owning art museums. On the ground floor, customers are welcomed to experience the latest skincare product lineups such as the White Shot LX and White Shot MX, a whitening cosmetic product containing PCE-DP, a new whitening active which obtained approval after a decade-long research. Customers can also experience the industry’s first skin analyzer using AI & video analysis technology. The analyzer examines the customer’s skin type and selects the most suitable APEX product to their skin from 8.62 million skin patterns. APEX is POLA’s personalized skincare brand which ensures the best product for the customer’s skin type.
POLA’s Anti-Wrinkle Care, “Wrinkle Shot Medical Serum”
APEX, Personalized Skincare Brand had a renewal in July 2019. The analyzer examines the skin’s condition and future potential.
The beauty salon is located on the basement level of the POLA boutique and offers a wide range of skilled treatments from facial to body care, as well as a pre-bridal package. The treatment rooms are individual spaces with a calm and relaxed atmosphere. By visiting POLA THE BEAUTY GINZA, one can be fascinated to experience POLA’s leading research achievements and established beauty treatments while surrounded by the rich artistic atmosphere.
The Beauty Treatment Room is on the Basement Level. The popular course is B.A Premium L
(Approximately 80 minutes for 12,420 Yen *Special Price limited to first time customers)
Take the time to truly understand your skin
at SOFINA’s epicenter of beauty where the latest skin analyzers are gathered.
The area around Ginza-Yonchome’s intersection is where the locals and tourists come for shopping. By taking a right turn at the Apple Store with Ginza-Itchome to your back, you will find a futuristic glass building which is SOFINA Beauty Power Station, the epicenter of Kao Cooperation’s beauty knowledge. The “Beauty Power Lesson” (120 minutes for 3,000 Yen, Reservation are Required) is held at the personal lesson studio equipped with the latest facial skin analyzers to examines the 8 factors of the skin such as moisture levels, ceramide levels, texture and clarity. Based on these results, the personal beauty expert provides a skincare lecture individually.
The futuristic atmosphere is enhanced by the white lights
The personal lesson studio is equipped with the latest skin analyzers and washstands for cleansing. Five types of skin analyzers are used to examine the skin condition after the stress-free cleansing lesson.
The skin condition is examined using the skin analyzer
The personal beauty expert gives a lecture about skincare procedures. After the lecture, the makeups equipped at the salon can be tried on.
SOFINA products can be purchased at Ginza. Reservation is not required for the skin quick check.
The personal beauty experts provide skincare advice based on the future predictions from the skin analyzers. Their two hour lesson is customized to help solve any needs and concerns with skincare by providing information about appropriate amount and procedures for applying skincare products. This is the salon where SOFINA’s professional skincare lesson and skin analyze can be experienced.
One cannot discuss beauty without Ginza, when thinking about all of the flagship boutiques, beauty salons and the cosmetic floors inside the department store. Our Ginza Beauty Exploration continues.
POLA THE BEAUTY GINZA
1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours : 11:00 ~ 20:00
*Reservation are required for beauty treatments and APEX
SOFINA BEAUTY POWER STATION
3-4-12 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Opening Hours : 11:00 ~ 20:00 (Closed Irregularly)
The List of Beauty Boutiques and Salons
from Ginza Itchome to Ginza Yonchome
The flagship boutique of Astalift. All of the Astalift product lineups and supplements can be experienced at their touch and try area equipped with self skin analyzers. Facial treatment services are also offered at their salon.
◆MIKIMOTO COSMETICS GINZA
The boutique is directly managed by Mikimoto Cosmetics. Their beauty advisors offer skin counseling, analyzing and personal makeup services. The beauty treatment is highly regarded as well.
Ground Floor, Cosmetics Floor
Matsuya carries over 30 Cosmetic Brands. Certain brands such as ITRIM, Cristian Louboutin Beauty, Roger & Gallet are limited to only Matsuya in the Ginza District.
Basement Level, Ginza Cosmetics World
Mitsukoshi carries over 40 Cosmetic Brands. The Ginza Beaute Concierge supports customers with selecting cosmetics. Natural cosmetics are displayed at the Total Cosmetics Corner.
Photography by Ahlum Kim