Welcome back to the channel! This week we continue talking about eye care, in particular Japanese eye drops! Eye drops are not simply something you use for the comfort of your eyes. These are Japanese eye drops! You’d expect there’s something more, and there is, because today you’ll be learning about the three different types of eye drops that are available on the Japanese market. And trust me, taking good care of your eyes can lift years off your face and help you look younger. But before we talk about eye drops, we need to talk about our own lifestyles. For example, how we are affected by blue light. If you have been frequenting the social networks, then you would remember a time when various entertainment outlets have been talking about not using your mobile phone before sleeping. The reason is the blue light that emits from the phone. But do not be mistaken, it’s not the blue light that is the issue. Blue light is light ray with high energy that is present almost everywhere. They can come from the sun, from the flourescent lighting in the room, and of course, from digital devices from the PC monitor and smartphones. Blue light affects our sleeping pattern, which affects the amount of rest our eyes get. We often put our eyes at stress too. If you work in front of a monitor for long periods of time, you’ll also feel the stress on the body and eyes. Tension also tends to build up around the eye area, which may stiffen the muscles, causing fatigue in the eyes. That said, we can look at Japanese eye drops in three broad categories. The first category is for eye drops that relieve eye fatigue. And if you have used Japanese eye drops before, you might be familiar with the name Santen. Here is the Santen Sante Beauteye Eye Drops which focuses on the regeneration of the cells in the eye area. Natural regeneration of the cells can decrease with age or stress. This eye drop contains five effective ingredients to support the health of our eyes. This includes taurine, which increase the metabolism of the eye tissues, and Vitamin B12, which improves muscle function and alleviates eye fatigue. And of course there’s an eye drop for blue light, the Sante PC Eye Drops. The Sante PC aims to repair damage to the cells of the eyes brought by blue light through ingredients such as B6 and taurine. It also contains chondroitin compound to provide protection for the cornea. Furthermore, the Sante PC eye drop improves and calms, while preventing any blood stagnation around the eye area, or even itching. The second category of products we have is the ones for dry eyes. These are what you want to consider too if you are wearing contact lenses. For example, from Santen again, the Soft Santear. While not exactly the same as human tears, the composition of the eye drop is close enough to overcome the dryness in our eyes, thus we can think of this as “artificial tears”. You can also use this eye drop with any type of contact lenses, be they hard, soft or disposables. In addition, Soft Santear alleviates the discomforts that often come with contact lenses, like fatigue and itching. If you like a “washing sensation”, then how about Eyebon Moist Care from Kobayashi? This is really about cleansing away dirt and dust that get into our eyes. The Eyebon Moist Care contains hyaluronic acid to moisturise the eyes. It’s different from using the drop types as it washes deeper into hard to reach crevices to thoroughly cleanse and hydrate the surface of the eye. This is recommended for you if your contacts are often hazy at the end of the day, you often get irritation from wearing contacts, or are exposed to air particles from pollution. The last category belongs to eye drops for blood circulation. So if you have eye fatigue often and deal with blue dark circles, ROHTO Lycee B may be for you. This eye drop clear blood congestions by improving the clarity of the eyes, accenting the white and black of the eyes. In additional to that, this eye drop also gives three other benefits. Lycee takes care of eye fatigue, calms irritation from UV damage, and contains ingredients for cornea treatment. Now, it doesn’t mean that one eye drop in one category doesn’t belong in the other. Although we have shared their main purposes, most of these eye drops have multiple benefits, so you really only need one for them to address the main concern you are trying to solve. Thank YOU again for watching today’s episode! If you are new to the channel, do consider subscribing to the channel! We do weekly introductions of popular Japanese products, so by subscribing, you’ll be notified of upcoming episodes. We’ll see you next week, and do give your eyes some massages when this video ends. Till next week, stay happy and smile!