Our main goal at TruthInAging is simple: to review products and give you nothing but the truth regarding our impressions and results. Very often, we'll try product lines we're not familiar with so it's always a gamble (how else can we say how much we love you?). Taking risks is part of the job, as was the case with Muji.

If you haven't heard of Muji by now, you will soon. The Japanese lifestyle brand has invaded the United States (in a fashion I would imagine Godzilla would take) with retail stores currently only in New York (Soho, The New York Times building, JFK). Outside of New York, the brand doesn't have much presence in the rest of the states, so when I visited the flagship store in Tokyo, I wasn't surprised when the three levels were swarming with locals and a smattering of Brits.

The Japanese are known to be very simple with their lifestyles, from home furnishings to cuisine to beauty products, and all aspects are covered in Muji, at a very inexpensive price (it's like Ikea but selling everything one needs for daily life). A component of the Muji industry is their bath line.

I was impressed with the range of options offered in the bath line. Full-size skincare products were available in addition to travel-size products, including facial and body care. Because I do not speak Japanese, nor can I read it, it was impossible to review the Face Scrub for oily skin (it's not listed on their web site) but I needed to try out some of their products, which are highly praised in Japan. I can tell you that the scrub left my face squeaky clean but as if the base was heavy with glycerin (thus I remain ambivalent though you can't beat that rich lather).

A no-brainer product was the Bath Salts Milk (other scents are available). The main ingredient was, obviously, milk and sea salts. The product turned the bath a milky white (as it should) when I tried it in my hotel and the scent was a very subtle vanilla. I was impressed at how soft and smooth my body felt after. In fact, I didn't apply a moisturizer afterward as I normally do.

Muji definitely won me over with the bath salts milk. I can't say the bath salts are reflective of the rest of the bath products (sorry, mediocre face scrub) but it's a good start. www.muji.us