Exfoliation: The Key to the Japanese Glow

L'Exfoliation : la clé du glow japonais

In the Japanese tradition of layering, exfoliation plays a crucial role. This step, essential for the health and beauty of the skin, gently removes dead cells that dull the complexion and clog pores.

The Stratum Corneum: A Daily Challenge

Despite our regular cleansing efforts, a thin layer of dead skin, known as the stratum corneum, naturally forms on the surface of our skin. Besides its dull appearance, this layer clogs pores and limits the effectiveness of applied skincare. This is where exfoliation comes into play, gently but effectively, to remove these impurities and reveal the radiant skin underneath.

Japanese exfoliants offer an exceptional skincare experience, adhering to quality and reliability standards. These products, derived from Japanese beauty secrets, are designed to address the specific needs of facial skin, providing radiance and softness after each use.

An Essential Skincare Ritual

Exfoliation is much more than just a beauty gesture: it's an essential skincare ritual. By stimulating cell renewal, it promotes skin regeneration and reduces the risk of imperfections. This practice, rooted in Asian cosmetics, is a fundamental pillar of any complete and effective skincare routine.

Find Your Perfect Exfoliant

At Bijo; Paris, we offer a high-end selection of Japanese exfoliants and skincare accessories.

It's important to understand the differences between enzymatic and physical methods to choose the one that best suits our skin type.

Enzymatic Exfoliation uses natural enzymes to gently dissolve dead cells, ideal for sensitive skin.

Physical Exfoliation uses granular particles or brushes to mechanically remove dead skin cells. It acts by rubbing the skin's surface to dislodge impurities and promote cell renewal.

The advantages of enzymatic exfoliation are its gentleness on the skin and non-irritating nature. It's particularly suitable for sensitive skin and can be used daily. However, its action may be slower compared to physical exfoliation.

On the other hand, physical exfoliation offers immediate and effective action, ideal for visibly removing dead skin cells. However, it can sometimes be slightly irritating, especially if used too frequently or with excessive pressure.

Enzymatic Exfoliants


Enriched with exfoliating fruit acids AHA, this oil has a 2-in-1 effect that cleanses and exfoliates every evening with the utmost gentleness.

39 €


Fermented AHA Exfoliating Essence

With a very fluid texture, it is used as a serum or mixed with lotion. Fermentation makes AHA very gentle on the skin and boosts their exfoliating and moisturizing effectiveness.

35 €

IREN Shizen

GLOW-GETTER Exfoliating Serum

Ultra-performing serum thanks to a gentle but powerful blend of exfoliants, antioxidants, and enzymes, it triggers the skin renewal mechanism that helps reduce roughness, refine pores, and restore skin's radiance.

45 €

 Physical Exfoliants


Bijo; Paris

Alty Cleansing Brush

With fascinating softness, the 290,000 50-micron filaments deeply cleanse the skin while respecting its structure. Ideal for long-term use.

55 €


Natural Konjac Sponge

Entirely made of Glucomannan, a natural derivative of the konjac root, the natural sponge cleanses, exfoliates, and refines pores while stimulating blood circulation. Ideal for sensitive skin, it is also used to clean baby's skin.

14 €


10 Exfoliating Silk Cocoons

Small ultra-convenient cocoons for hard-to-reach areas, very effective on blackheads. 100% natural, the cocoons contain sericin and fibroin, two essential components for gentle exfoliation.

18 €

Physical Exfoliant as Gentle as Enzymatic Exfoliant


Skin Refining Gel

When applied to the skin, the gel texture transforms into a film that attracts dead cells and excess sebum. It is then gently massaged to reveal its typical gum-like appearance of Japanese exfoliants.

This technology makes it both gentle and effective. It contains a unique blend of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory Kampo herbs that penetrate the skin during massage to soothe irritations, even out skin tone, and illuminate the complexion.


February 15, 2024