Hydration

Part of the Sunflower family, Arnica is a mountain flower with a long medicinal history. It is commonly used to treat swelling and bruising after surgery.

It also has well-documented anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for reducing puffiness and redness. Due to these properties, Arnica can sometimes found in eye creams.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Amino Acids are the building blocks of all proteins and one of the most vital ingredients in skincare. Not only do they help move moisture all throughout your skin, they are also an essential part of the process of creating collagen. These molecules can also help to strengthen the skin's natural defense system, protecting it from environmental pollutants.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Beloved around the world for its light and crisp taste, Chardonnay is a green-skinned variety of grape that hails from the Burgundy region of France.

Compared to other varieties of grapes, Chardonnay Grapes can help increase skin barrier function and moisture levels. We use only estate-grown Chardonnay Grapes harvested from an award-winning vineyard in the Nagano, Japan.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

A timeless ingredient known for preventing water loss and retaining the health of your skin. When used in the right percentage, it is brilliant for treating severely dry skin.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

A humectant with the ability to attract 1000 times its weight in water. Its superior water-binding capabilities makes it one of the best molecules for lasting hydrating and visibly plumped skin.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme, Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

A member of the powerful B-complex vitamin family, Pro-Vitamin B5 is a skin soother and humectant that works best on weak and weathered skin. It is commonly found in cosmeceuticals.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

A quintessential part of Japanese culture, this popular beauty food is found in almost every meal in Japan.

Not only is it rich in vitamins, amino acids and deep sea minerals, Seaweed is also a hydrating holy grail with strong water-attracting and moisture-retaining properties. Some of the varieties used in our treasured blend includes Wakame and Kombu.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Brightening

An extremely stable Vitamin C alternative, making it ideal in formulations as it offers the benefits of Vitamin C without the instability or degradation of a traditional Vitamin C option.


Helps to fade dark spots and pigmentation on the skin and is also a formidable antioxidant.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

Extracted from the leaves of the bearberry plant, Arbutin is a brightening agent that is famous in Japan for its ability to fade dark spots. When applied topically, Arbutin can help to suppress the formation of melanin.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

A powerful antioxidant that neutralizes skin-damaging free radicals and helps to fade and prevent dark spots. It also aids your skin by boosting collagen production through stimulating the production of this essential protein.

Found in: Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops

An oil-soluble derivative of Vitamin C that can be used in higher concentrations without drawbacks. It is one of the more stable forms of vitamin C and helps to bring brightening benefits to your skin.

Found in: Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

An alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from sour milk. This gentle chemical exfoliant effectively lifts away dead skin cells, revealing a brighter and smoother complexion over time.

Found in: Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops

Nature's answer to dull and tired skin, Licorice is plant that grows around the Mediterranean Sea and parts of India.

Licorice Root is considered one of the safest and most effective brightening ingredients in skincare. It can also be used to treat skin diseases that are related to inflammation, such as atopic dermatitis, rosacea and eczema.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

A powerhouse ingredient with potent anti-aging and brightening benefits, Niacinamide can help fade stubborn dark spots by suppressing the transfer of melanin pigments. Niacinamide has also been shown to regulate oil secretion, making it very useful for oily and combination skin types.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

Mandarin Orange is the sweetest of citrus fruits and is highly regarded by the Chinese.

It produces a pleasantly scented oil that can be used to calm the mind and induce sleepiness.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

These juicy and tangy fruits are renowned for their high concentration of Vitamin C.

Orange oils are usually cold-pressed from the peel of oranges, as they are a by-product of orange juice production.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme
Palmarosa

First cultivated in the Malayan Archipelago, this exotic fruit is renown amongst villagers for its ability to brighten skin and fade dark spots.

This beautiful fruit also contains a flavone known as carambolaflavone that helps reduce the effects of photo aging.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

Known as "the oil of tranquility", Vetiver is an aromatic root with a earthy and grounding scent. Used in aromatherapy to soothe anxiety, insomnia and fatigue, Vetiver is also a natural skin tightener and brightener.

This gentle root is able to speed up cell regeneration, minimizing the appearance of dark spots and acne scars.

Found in: Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

Cultivated mainly in Japan, this delicious citrus fruit has a fresh and zesty pulp that is rich in Vitamin C and has been used for centuries to brighten and tighten skin.

Yuzu also has natural skin invigorating properties and can help to increase blood circulation in skin. This makes it the perfect companion for dull and sleep-deprived skin.

Found in: Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

Calming

Found naturally in the roots and leaves of the comfrey plant, this calming and soothing ingredient heals and restores damaged skin and is commonly used in scar gels.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Part of the Sunflower family, Arnica is a mountain flower with a long medicinal history. It is commonly used to treat swelling and bruising after surgery. It also has well-documented anti-inflammatory properties that make it ideal for reducing puffiness and redness. Due to these properties, Arnica can sometimes found in eye creams.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

A charming flower that produces a distinct blue hued oil when steam-distilled.

This sweet and herbal oil is also home to a powerful anti-inflammatory compound called chazulene - a rare and skin-calming substance with strong healing properties.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Cape Jasmine flowers are historically believed to be symbols of purity, love, devotion and trust.

It contains a heavenly aroma that has been described as rich and silky, but not overwhelming - making it the source of one of the most precious oils on the planet.

Found in: Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops

A tropical plant native to parts of South East Asia, Centella is revered for its wound healing and anti-inflammatory abilities.

One popular Asian folklore tells of how tigers would roll around in the plant after a battle in an effort to soothe their wounds. This is why Centella is sometimes known as 'Tiger Grass'.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years, Chinese Skullcap is a flowering plant that is native to China. It is clinically remarkable for reducing inflammation.

In particular, the root of this plant is rich in flavones and has been used to manage acne, eczema and even psoriasis.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Dokudami is a native Japanese herb with unique heart-shaped leaves. The doku in Dokudami actually stands for poison, but that does not mean that the herb itself is poisonous.

In fact, Dokudami actually translates to 'poison-block'. It has strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Japan's oldest elephant, Hanako, was said to have been served Dokudami tea several times a day to keep her healthy.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano DropsGeranium

First cultivated in the Grasse region of southern France, Geranium contains astringent and antiseptic properties that can help balance sebum production in skin.

Geranium is also highly prized for its rose-like aroma. It takes 400 kg of Geranium leaves to produce less than 1 litre of oil.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

Honey is a natural food made by bees from the nectar of flowers. It is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Due to its unique composition of sugars, amino acids and lactic acids, Honey is also a natural humectant - which means that it has the ability to attract and store water in your skin.

Found in: Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops

Native to Japan, Horse Chestnut is an anti-inflammatory ingredient that contains a family of compounds known as aescin, that can help to enhance skin microcirculation and strengthen capillaries.

Aescin has been shown to inhibit hyaluronidase, an enzyme that can break down the hyaluronic acid found in skin. This allows it to indirectly hydrate and soothe the skin.

Found in: Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

One of the Fifty Fundamental Herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Huang Bai is a yellow herb derived from the bark of the Amur Cork Tree.

Huang Bai has been shown to reduce inflammation and water loss in skin. It also has strong anti-bacterial properties and is particularly effective when fighting against acne causing bacteria.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

Largely seen as an invasive species, Japanese Knotweed is a fast growing plant with an extremely hardy and large root system.

Despite its reputation, it can be used to alleviate redness and is also an unexpected source of resveratrol - a potent antioxidant famously found in red wine. In recent years, there has also been increasing talk about the anti-glycation properties of Japanese Knotweed by scientists in Japan.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

A member of the powerful B-complex vitamin family, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) is a skin soother and humectant that works best on weak and weathered skin. It is commonly found in cosmeceuticals.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

A woody and evergreen herb that is mostly used in cooking to flavour dishes. When used in skincare, it can help soothe and reduce the appearance of redness.

Part of the reason why Rosemary is such a potent inflammatory ingredient is due to its high content of rosmarinic acid - a potent antioxidant with strong anti-bacterial and skin-calming properties.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

An active component of our natural moisturising factor (NMF), Urea helps skin to retain moisture, improves the skin's barrier function, exhibits mild keratolytic properties, increases permeability and provides pain and itch relief.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Native to the tropics, Ylang Ylang is known as the 'flower of flowers' due to its intoxicating and uplifting floral scent.

This cheery flower is believed to reduce anxiety and stress, and is reputed to have natural hair thickening and skin healing properties.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

Barrier Repair

A powerful prebiotic that supports your skin's microflora and binds water to your skin. They encourage the growth of good bacteria on skin and reduce harmful bacteria - just like what yogurt does for your gut.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

Argan Oil is a rare and expensive oil that hails from Morocco, where virtually all of the world's supply is from. This exquisite oil is also home to two powerful and unique phytosterols - schottenol and spinasterol - that can shield the skin from environmental damage.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

Discovered during the Bronze Age, Camelina is a tiny and exquisite seed that is packed with omega fatty acids. Due to its rich golden hue, slightly nutty and fruity aroma, it is sometimes called "Gold of Pleasure".

What makes Camelina Oil different from other oils is that it has an extremely balanced omega fatty acid profile of Omega 3, 6 and 9. This allows it to properly replenish all skin types without causing any imbalance. It is said to leave skin with a soft and subtle glow.

Found in: Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

A waxy lipid found in the outer layer of skin that helps keep your skin young and supple by holding skin cells together and forming a protective layer that prevents transepidermal water loss (TEWL) - one of the biggest causes of accelerated aging.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

Named after the Ancient Mayan word for 'strength', the humble Chia Seed is a modern superfood with multiple skin-strengthening properties.

Packed with protein, amino acids, omega fatty acids and antioxidants, Chia Seeds are also the richest known plant source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) on the planet.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

While this ingredient may incite fear from a health perspective, Cholesterol is actually a lipid that is found naturally in the outer layer of your skin. Cholesterol makes up roughly 25% of the lipids in this layer, with the rest being made up of Ceramides, Phytosphingosine and Fatty Acids. Collectively, they work together to strengthen and support your skin barrier.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

Coined by a chemist who thought that the way the molecules of this substance looked reminded him of the riddle of the Sphinx, Phytosphingosine is a skin-identical ingredient that is able to strengthen the skin barrier and repair skin that has been compromised by the environment.  

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

More than one-tenth of your skin's natural moisture is made of squalene, the unsaturated version of Squalane. With age, this percent decreases. Replenishing, lightweight and compatible with all skin types, this skin-identical oil is an excellent choice for those with sensitive and acne-prone skin.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

Not just a healthy mid-day snack, the humble sunflower seed is loaded with skin-repairing omega fatty acids and vitamins, and is one of the most popular and enduring plant oils used in skincare today.

Research has shown that it only takes one application of sunflower seed oil to speed up the recovery of the skin barrier.

Found in: Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

A fat soluble antioxidant that is essential for the maintenance of healthy skin. It is easily absorbed by skin and helps our skin to retain its natural moisture.

Found in: Green Pulp Paste Masque

Anti-Aging

Containing a healthy dose of Vitamin E and C, asparagus is a mighty antioxidant that helps to neutralise free radicals and protect your skin from the harmful UV rays, ultimately improving visible signs of aging from sun damage.

Found in: Green Pulp Paste Masque

Found in plants, algae and seafood, Astaxanthin is responsible for the vibrant pink hues of both salmon and flamingos. This powerful antioxidant has been shown to prevent sun-induced skin damage, reducing pigmentation and wrinkles while boosting skin luminosity and collagen levels.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

Carrots contain a high concentration of beta-carotenes, which are powerful antioxidants that protect the skin from free radical damage and environmental pollution.

They are one of the richest sources of provitamin A activity, which gives them the ability to boost elastin and collagen production in the skin.

Found in: Green Pulp Paste Masque

A favourite of Shakespeare - who made reference to the flower in Twelfth Night - the Damask Rose is a flower that is rich in history and symbolism. This sensual flower has been used to flavour food, in teas served to royalty, and as herbal medicine.

The queen of roses also has a reputation for being one of the most powerful natural anti-aging skincare ingredient. This extravagant ingredient is brimming with natural vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help preserve youth and beauty.

Found in: Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

Peptides are fragments of proteins made from various amino acids. When amino acids are combined in certain ways, specific peptides are formed. Some peptides have the ability to induce the synthesis of collagen and elastin in skin, leading to an increase in cell turnover and healing.

Found in: Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops, Sun Eraser Glow Drops

A polyphenol from red wine with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities. Emerging research has shown that it contains promising photo-protective properties and significant anti-aging abilities.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

A regal ingredient that is sometimes referred to as 'the elixir of youth', Royal Jelly is packed with nourishing amino acids, proteins, vitamins and other collagen boosting nutrients.

Fed exclusively to developing Queen Bees, this extraordinary superfood allows them to live 50 times longer than worker bees - despite the fact that they are genetically identical.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

In recent years, Soybeans have gained prominence in Japanese skincare due to their ability to improve the appearance of uneven skin tones and reduce visible signs of aging.

Soybean Oil is also rich in essential fatty acids like linoleic acid, also known as Vitamin F.

Found in: Green Pulp Paste Masque

Cultivated from a rare variety of Swiss Apples called Uttwiler Spätlauber, the stem cells of this sour apple are rich in epigenetic factors and metabolites that can help extend the longevity of skin cells.

This particular apple variety is known for it's ability to be stored for long periods without shrivelling, making it the perfect anti-aging companion.

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

Antioxidants

For a dose of energy, look no further than your coffee cup. But did you know that world's leading stimulant also has a multitude of skincare benefits? When applied topically, Caffeine can help improve microcirculation levels in skin, leading to a reduction in dark eye circles and puffiness. This water-loving molecule also contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

A vitamin-like substance that can prevent signs of aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It also regenerates skin cells and increases collagen levels in skin. Compared to other molecules, CoQ10 is a very small molecule. This allows it to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

A flavonoid found abundantly in citrus fruit and peels which has been scientifically shown to improve skin microcirculation levels. Despite being a rare ingredient, it has received great attention in Japan due to its ability to reduce the visible effects of stress, tiredness and lack of sleep.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Kale is a leafy and dark green vegetable that is considered one of the most nutrient-dense superfoods on the planet.

This miracle green is rich in antioxidants and vitamins A, C and K, which helps increase the antioxidative activity and natural stress resistance of the skin.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme, Green Pulp Paste Masque

A wonder vine with potent antioxidant and pollution protecting properties, Kudzu Root is a plant with a long history as a medicinal herb.

We use a premium variety of Kudzu Root grown near Mount Yoshino that is also used by top wagashi masters in Japan.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

Lingonberry is a forest berry harvested in Nordic countries. Due to its high content of resveratrol, Lingonberries are also known for their cell regenerating properties.

Ancient Mariners were said to have packed the juice of this superberry - rich in vitamin C - along on long journeys at sea to ward off scurvy.

Found in: Superfood Saviour Creme

Matcha, also known as "powdered tea", is a superfood that is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and antioxidants called polyphenols.

One of the major polyphenols found in Matcha is EGCG, an age-reversing catechin that contains hundred times the antioxidant power of vitamins A, C and E.

Found in: Honey Matcha Cleansing Drops, Green Pulp Paste Masque

A suspension of gold nanoparticles, this groundbreaking molecule acts as a carrier for other active ingredients, increasing the overall bioavailability of the formula.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

An elite molecule prized for its free radical fighting properties and skin-barrier strengthening properties, Oryzanol is one of Japan's best kept beauty secrets. It is derived from Japanese rice bran, or komenuka.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

Palmarosa is a rose-scented grass that is known to be calming and comforting. It belongs to the same family as Lemongrass and has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic and Oriental medicine to help treat skin concerns.

This long, flat grass is known to regulate both skin moisture and oil production, making it suitable for both dry and oily skin.

Found in: Camelina Omega-C Brightening Fluid

Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, Peach is one of the most beloved fruits in Japan and is a serious overachiever when it comes to skincare.

A symbol of youth, this moisture-replenishing fruit protects skin from free radical damage, helping your skin stay younger longer. While there are hundreds of varieties of Peaches - ours are grown in Yamanashi, a region which has been dubbed Japan's Kingdom of Fruit.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

If this ingredient sounds like something from the future, you aren't wrong. Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is the most powerful antioxidant enzyme in the body. It is able to neutralise cell-harming superoxide molecules, making it the perfect first line of defense against free radical damage.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

Tomatoes are one of the richest sources of lycopenes, a powerful antioxidant that can reduce the harmful effects of UV exposure.

This vibrant red superfruit also helps to improve skin hydration and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Found in: Green Pulp Paste Masque