【April 2019】5 Best Laundry Detergent Available at Japanese Drugstores

Though we used laundry soap and washing powder in the past, we see a lot of TV commercials of attractive new laundry detergents and drugstores have a wide variety of them. If you are not sure which one to choose, you should check this page out. It shows the five best laundry detergents available at Japanese drugstores.

Tips for Selecting Laundry Detergent

Before looking at the sales ranking, let’s check the tips for selecting laundry detergent! It is important to choose one depending on your washing machine and clothing materials.

●For drum type washing machines and ones saving water, liquid laundry detergent is recommended. Washing powder often remains without being dissolved when it is used with washing machines that use less water.

●If you are busy, you should use gelball laundry detergent! Since you do not have to measure or refill detergent, you can reduce time for laundry in the morning. Please note that it could flow out if it is preserved in somewhere hot or humid.

●Fluorescent brightener in laundry detergent makes laundry look brighter by adding blue and yellowish green without extracting colors. That is why clothes look whiter and brighter. You should not use it for fast fashion items.

●If you dry laundry indoor, you should choose washing powder with bleaching agent in it. The reason why it has odor is that dirt still remains. Washing powder with bleaching agent with excellent detergency is recommended.

Which Laundry Detergent is Selling Well?

Based upon Urecon’s sales ranking data, top 100, laundry detergents representing high market share have been picked up and are shown below.

No. 1: Attack Antibacterial EX Super Clear Gel, Refill, 770g

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This detergent prevents half-dry smell by using antibacterial(*1) cleaning technology. Bacteria causing odor is 99% restrained from growing(*2). This is effective for odor from sweat and socks.

Usable with softener and bleaching agent for clothing. Good for drum type washing machines. Rinsing once is fine. Fresh aroma of crystal green.
*1: against bacteria causing odor, 2: All kinds of bacteria causing odor cannot be restrained from growing.

Average price: 179 yen

No. 2: Attack High Penetration Bio Gel, Refill, 770g

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This detergent includes penetrating cleaning ingredient that goes deep into dirt in fiber materials. Its high penetrating cleansing power thoroughly cleanses dirt of sebum and food. Usable for drum type washing machine. Rinsing twice is recommended. Aroma of herbal green with natural eucalyptus ingredient.

Average price: 171 yen

No. 3: Ariel Ion Power Gel, Science Plus, Refill 720g

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This product was renewed for the first time in ten years! This new Ariel Ion Power Gel, Science Plus provides excellent antimicrobial effect and prevents clothes’ smell. It totally cleanses a hundred kinds of dirt. In addition to its high cleansing power, it has 50 times antibacterial power.

Average price: 196 yen

No. 4: Ariel Ion Power Gel, Science Plus, Refill, Extra-large, 1.26kg

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This is the extra-large size of Ariel Ion Power Gel, Science Plus, shown as No. 3.

Average price: 348 yen

No. 5: New Beads, Large, 800g

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This product has aroma from lilies of the valley. You can enjoy the aroma when washing, drying and folding the laundry. It includes bleaching agent which is great for colorful clothes and cleanses tough yellowing or dull color of clothes to make them bright white. It also prevents smell of laundry dried indoor. It does not include bleaching agent. It maintains the original pale color of clothing. Rinsing twice is recommended.

Average price: 184 yen

Have you Found a Good Laundry Detergent for You?

How was this article showing five best laundry detergents available at Japanese drugstores? In order to make your clothes wear well, you might want to choose laundry detergent to use properly in accordance to the use.

Reference: Urecon Laundry Detergent Sales Ranking

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