Translated by Takuya Erik Watanabe
Matsumoto Kiyoshi - Top 5 Discount Products And Exclusive Coupons!
Written by MATCHA-PR
Matsumoto Kiyoshi offers high-quality products that are great value for money. We've selected five of their best private brand (PB) products that we especially recommend. We've also prepared a special discount coupon just for our readers!
Matsumoto Kiyoshi - Great Deals for Foreign Customers
Matsumoto Kiyoshi is a very popular store for international visitors to Japan who look for quality souvenirs. Commonly known as Matsukiyo, the chain is renowned for its wide variety of cosmetics and medicine, as well as for their great discount deals. Some visitors to Japan even have a Matsukiyo shopping list of things to buy.
If you're looking for only the absolute best bargains in town, did you know that there are several products that boast especially good value for your money?
In this article, we'll be sharing with you the best deal products you can get at Matsukiyo, as well as special discount coupons that are available exclusively for our readers. Once you've read this article, you'll be several steps ahead of other shoppers for your bargain hunt at Matsukiyo.
For information about the convenient services that Matsumoto Kiyoshi offers (such as free Wi-Fi), check out our article: Matsumoto Kiyoshi - Convenient Services And Exclusive Discount Coupons!.
Matsumoto Kiyoshi's Private Brand Products
Of the countless items you can buy at Matsukiyo, their Private Brand (PB) products offer especially good deals. These are original items developed and manufactured by Matsukiyo.
Their PB products include medicine, cosmetics, as well as everyday goods, all of which are available at very low prices. Most items are on sale for 20-30% cheaper than their market price, so they're perfect for souvenirs or to stock up on household medicine. If you use our special discount coupon, you'll be able to get these for an even better price.
Matsukiyo PB products are known for their high quality. The prices are kept low thanks to corporate efforts.
For example, medicine products work as well as before while the prices have been cut down (*1). Advertising expenses for cosmetics have been cut to realize customer-friendly prices. Of course, no compromises have been made in regards to ingredients.
PB products are all made in Japan by domestic pharmaceutical companies and cosmetic companies. So no worries regarding quality!
*1: Matsumoto Kiyoshi PB are generic drugs with the same ingredients and strength as original drugs, but with lower prices.
5 Recommended Matsumoto Kiyoshi PB Products
There are many Matsukiyo PB products, but here are five that we at MATCHA especially recommend. We've considered not just their price but also how convenient and easy to use they are.
1. ARGELAN Shampoo and Conditioner
ARGELAN Aroma Scalp Shampoo 500 mL 1625 yen (with tax), Aroma Moist Hair Treatment 500 mL 1625 yen (with tax)
Up first are the shampoo and conditioner created by Matsukiyo's organic cosmetic brand ARGELAN.
ARGELAN products are unique for using plant-derived ingredients chosen by the brand's original strict standards. They are popular for their affordable prices, which is a rare feature when it comes to organic products.
The Aroma Scalp Shampoo and Aroma Moist Hair Treatment, in particular, allow customers to enjoy the scent of ARGELAN-selected lavender essential oil and ylang-ylang essential oil.
They include organic German chamomile extract and organic rosemary essential oil, which give your hair a smooth and healthy look, while being silicon-free. No wonder these make perfect souvenirs.
Official Website: ARGELAN (Japanese)
2. BLANC WHITE
BLANC WHITE Clear Lotion 160mL, 2916 yen (with tax)
BLANC WHITE is Matsukiyo's high-quality brightening cosmetics lineup. The products use arbutin, which is used in high-class skin brightening cosmetics. The brand has seven products, including skin toner and essence.
We recommend the Clear Lotion. You can wet a cotton with the lotion and wipe off stratum corneum for clearer skin.
The product also includes moisturizing ingredients. It's easy to use and available at prices under 3000 yen.
Official Website: BLANC WHITE (Japanese)
3. Mainichi Kirei Shukan Collagen
Mainichi Kirei Shukan Collagen 500g, 1280 yen (with tax) *Visitors to Japan can purchase it for a discount price!
A popular souvenir from Japan is collagen, but most products come in the price range of 3000-5000 yen for 30 days worth. This might be a problem for those looking to keep using the products for a longer period of time.
Matsukiyo's Mainichi Kirei Shukan Collagen for 30 days is available for 1500 yen. This affordable price might help you continue using the product for longer.
In one spoonful of the attached spoon is 5000 mg of low molecular weight collagen, which is said to have a high absorption rate. It also includes Vitamin C and placenta extract, both of which are good for the skin. It's the perfect product if you're looking to make collagen a part of your life!
4. NEW Ebaresshu B26
Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare NEW Ebaresshu B26 (Type 3 OTC Drug) 70 Tablets, 980 yen (with tax) *Visitors to Japan can purchase it at a discount price!
Medicine containing Vitamin B, which is good for the skin, are popular souvenirs among foreign visitors. Matsukiyo's NEW Ebaresshu B26 is available for less than 1000 yen for 30 days worth.
It includes Vitamin B2, B6, and C, helping users maintain healthy skin. Vitamin B also eases tiredness, so the product is great for when you're in need of a good rest after a busy day of sightseeing.
Daiichi Sankyo Healthcare is a pharmaceutical company that manufactures popular vitamin products, so you won't have to worry about quality!
5. Dipashio IPa
Okuda Seiyaku Dipashio IPa (Type 2 OTC Drug) 50 Tablets, 428 yen (with tax) *Visitors to Japan can purchase it for a discount price!
If you ever get a headache, toothache, or menstrual cramps, you can use the painkiller Dipashio IPa. It includes Ibuprofen, and will quickly ease your pain or fever.
The product includes 50 tablets for less than 500 yen. If symptoms don't ease after taking the medicine, we recommend you consult a hospital as soon as possible.
Exclusive Coupons for MATCHA Readers!
For a limited time, we are sharing a special discount coupon which is available exclusively for our readers (until May 31, 2018*).
Please show the QR codes above when paying and you will receive a special discount (3% off for a total of 10,000 yen and above, 5% off for a total of 30,000 yen and above)!
* This coupon expired May 31, 2018
The coupon can be used with tax-exemption. For Matsukiyo shops that offer tax-exemption services, check their official website.
We hope you enjoy choosing your favorite PB product and shopping at Matsukiyo! Make use of our special coupon!
Matsumoto Kiyoshi Official Website: http://www.matsukiyo.co.jp.e.yy.hp.transer.com/
Notes for Using Coupons:
*Some products are not subject to discounts, such as cosmetics that require counseling, tobacco, magazines, baby diapers, and baby food.
*This coupon cannot be used together with other discounts.
*Please present the coupon at the register before paying.
*This coupon cannot be used at some stores, such as certain stores in Okinawa.
*Type 1 OTC drugs and drugs requiring guidance cannot be sold without a pharmacist being present.
*This article includes information on tax-exemption and discounts available for visitors to Japan. These discounts do not apply to Japanese or long-term foreign residents.
*Prices and service information are as of October 2017.
Photos by Hiromi Kurokawa
Sponsored by Matsumotokiyoshi Co., Ltd.