The group also recently released a hand cream perfectly named Perfume of Perfume with a spicy lemongrass scent that's close to their hearts. "This smells exactly like the oil that we put on before the show to give us confidence," A-Chan explains, holding up the small white-and-black tube. "We wanted to give the users and our fans a little push on the back for every day.
After work, "He would leave on his bike, and the only thing he'd leave behind was the Gucci perfume scent," A-Chan recalls, acting out her old manager zooming off into the sunset and leaving a dizzying cloud of patchouli and pink pepper in his wake. "You could tell where our manager was because he'd leave the scent there.
Unlike the other members, A-Chan usually adds texture to her hair. "Ever since elementary school, I had permed hair," she shares, adding that she'd pay for the treatment herself. "My hairstylist recently told me to keep it straight, so now, he curls it. " You can also catch A-Chan with a ponytail most of the time.
In the morning, she skips the oil and goes straight for the cream. "Simple," she tacks on at the end before telling me about a J-beauty product I've never heard of before "There’s a lotion called sun care lotion," she says. "It’s not exactly sunscreen, but if you use it on daily basis, it protects your skin from UV light.
She bought it before Kashiyuka and Nocchi followed suit. "Even though it’s expensive, it’s worth it," A-Chan says.
Nocchi mentions that she reaches for the $300 ReFa Grace Head Spa when shampooing her hair. "The other two were using it, so I copied them," Nocchi says. "It has four small brushes and moves around in all different directions all over.
After rinsing off said softener, she slathers on a serum spiked with either ceramides or vitamin C. (If she could only use one skin-care product for a week, it would be the ceramide one. ) Next, come toner and a milky lotion. "If I’m in a good mood, I’ll do a mask," A-Chan adds.
Surprisingly, A-Chan says the U. S. is more advanced with its all-natural skin-care offerings. "Everyone gets them here," A-Chan adds. "It’s like an organic paradise.
Although their hairstyles differ, A-Chan points out one constant among the trio: "We’ve never dyed our hair before," she says.
Nocchi always has a chin-length bob. "At one point, I actually had long hair," she recalls. "But I saw a picture of all three of us lined up and thought it was a little too heavy, so I decided to cut my hair. " Nocchi loved the result so much that she's kept it up ever since.
As for Kashiyuka, "I’m the one with the bangs and super straight, long hair," she says.
She stands up to demonstrate the downsides of Kashiyuka's SPF bar and how to improve it. "If you just walk through it, the sunscreen won’t get on you evenly," A-Chan explains. "We’ll make it a frame, so you get it from all directions. " Count me in.
For Perfume, "care" is moisturizing your skin as much as you possibly can, avoiding harsh ingredients and exfoliants, and protecting your complexion from the sun at all costs.
She always swears by a certain serum. "There’s serum that balances out the oil and the water of your skin," she says.
My hair is a similar length, so I tell her I often get too lazy and only go to the salon every two months or so. "I’m like that a little bit, too," she admits.