For centuries, women of the Far East have favored oil-based, mineral-rich facial washes: they're gentle on all skin types and don't clog pores. Now American complexions are glowing, too. Utowa (; $55) recently made its debut on our shores, and Shu Uemura (; $60) has released limited-edition bottles, designed by artist Ai Yamaguchi and filled with three strengths of its high-performance cleansing serum: light, classic, and enriched.
—Hillary Geronemus