Superfood INGREDIENTS

Argan Oil

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

Arnica

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

Cape Jasmine

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

Carrots

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

Centella

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

Chardonnay Grapes

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

Chia Seeds

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

Chinese Skullcap

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

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 Drops

Geranium

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

German Chamomile

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

Honey

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

Huang Bai

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

Japanese Knotweed

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

Kale

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

Kudzu Root

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

Licorice Root

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

Lingonberry

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

Mandarin Orange

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

Matcha

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

Orange

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

Peach Juice

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

Rosemary

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

Royal Jelly

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

Seaweed

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

Soybeans

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

Starfruit

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

Swiss Apple

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

Tomatoes

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

Yuzu

Cultivated mainly in Japan, this delicious citrus fruit has a fresh and zesty pulp that is able to restore and recharge tired 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: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Ylang Ylang

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

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS

Allantoin

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

Alpha-Glucan

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

Amino Acids

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

Arbutin

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

Astaxanthin

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

Biosaccharide Gum-1

A fermented sugar blend with soothing and hydration optimising properties. Despite its intimidating name, it is obtained rather naturally from sorbitol, a sweet alcohol found naturally in fruits.

Found in: Circadian Fixer Hydro Drops

Caffeine

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

Ceramides

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

Cholesterol

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

CoQ10

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

Glucosyl Hesperidin

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

Glycerin

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

Hyaluronic Acid

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

Lactic Acid

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

Nano Gold

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

Niacinamide

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

Oryzanol

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

Peptides

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

Phytosphingosine

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

Plant-Based Squalane

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

Pro-Vitamin B5

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

Pullulan

Derived from black yeast via fermentation, Pullulan is a natural and versatile polysaccharide that absorbs moisture and imparts a smooth finish when spread on skin.

Found in: Anti Pollution Nano Drops

Resveratrol

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

Found in: Sun Eraser Glow Drops

Superoxide Dismutase

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

Urea

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

Vitamin C

An anti-aging superstar with a long and illustrious history of research. It has been proven to protect skin from sun damage, fade brown spots and boost collagen levels in skin.

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

Vitamin E

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