Loquat, also called the Chinese plum, is one of the earliest fruits cultivated in Asia. It’s extract has antioxidant properties similar to those of green tea. The fruit is an excellent source for Vitamin A and its leaves have significant anti-inflammatory and analgesic qualities.
This is the It’s Skin The Fresh Sheet Mask Blueberry which contains blueberries, strawberry and raspberry extract. Blueberries not only taste delicious, they are rich in antioxidants and fight free radicals preventing signs of aging. In addition, Blueberries have a high concentration of salicylates widely used for effective acne treatment.
Schisandra (berry grape) is a genus of Far Eastern climbing plants, which traditionally play an important role in Asian medicine and today are also intended as adaptogens against stress-related diseases. They contain a special type of active substance from the group of lignans, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects, protect the skin against damage by UV rays and inhibit the breakdown of the subcutaneous connective tissue. Special extracts from the fruits of this plant are therefore suitable for the care of stressed and aged skin.
Schisandra is an ancient Chinese medicinal plant whose first written references date back to the Han Dynasty. This versatile application can also be explained by the fact that the five flavours, as well as the respective directions, seasons, senses and other categories are assigned to the five elements wood, fire, metal, water and earth.
Kbeauty meets France! Lavender is not only great for calming the senses but it works wonders on inflamed and irritated skin. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and can help to heal a wide range of issues from bruising to burns. Still some people are allergic so pay attention trying it. I am excited to test the Missha Lavender sheet mask today!
Mangosteen, growing mainly in Southeast Asia, has strong anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antiviral properties which are especially useful for acne treatments. In addition it has strong antioxidant properties, is a source of rare vitamins B1, B2, riboflavin, thiamine, nitrogen, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc and sodium. One of its main advantages is its skin, with xanthone contained therein. Xanthones has the ability to fight aging skin by protecting it against free radicals.
Reishi, or the ‚spiritual mushroom’ is a powerful age defense. Since 2,000 years used in traditional Chinese medicine it can slow down premature aging as well. Reishi mushroom extract contain a high content of polysaccharides, responsible for the skin’s natural ability to hydrate and retain water, and which are also imperative for skin repair and renewal. The extract also helps reduce skin inflammation, puffiness, wrinkles and free radical damage, while promoting cell regeneration.
Did you know that turmeric is one of Asia’s best-kept skin care secrets? Known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, turmeric helps maintain skin health by fighting acne-causing bacteria and neutralizing free-radical damage, a key cause of premature aging. Studies have shown that curcumin, a chemical compound found in turmeric, can decrease UV damage as well. In addition, according to a Japanese study, turmeric can prevent the formation of wrinkles and melanin. It also prevents the reduction in skin elasticity caused by chronic UVB exposure.
Korean ginseng is one of the best-known skin care ingredients in Asia. It contains up to 42 natural minerals, vitamins, amino acids and phytonutrients vital to the human skin.
It helps to stimulate and activate the skin’s metabolism and blood flow, regenerating and toning the skin in the process. Especially important in Asia, it also brightens the skin, making it a viable treatment for pigmentation issues.
In addition to being a good skin care ingredient, avid ginseng tea drinkers believe it improves their memory, concentration and physical stamina.
Just bought the Sugu Avocado Sheet mask. I looove avocado and am excited how it will work as skincare treatment. Full of healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants, avocados should be great for the skin too. Benefits of avocado include anti-aging. Avocado is an amazing treatment that helps reduce wrinkles for example. Let's see how it works.
Finally Sakura! The most beautiful time in Japan. Cherry blossoms, ‘Sakura’, are exquisite flowers that symbolize the ‘beauty of nature’. This precious flower holds within its petals powerful nectar that promotes collagen formation while inhibiting uneven skin tone.
Rosemary is well known for cooking but widely spread also in Asian skincare! Rosemary Oil acts as a refreshing astringent that balances and tones the skin. Topical application of Rosemary Oil helps decongest acne and oily skin types while maintaining balance within the skin. Rosemary Oil’s antimicrobial benefits give oily and acneic skin an advantage in preventing future breakouts.
Saffron is the most precious spice of this world and it has immense qualities that justify its value. Saffron has anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties which make it an ideal ingredient for treating acne. In addition, it has healing properties that fastens up the healing process of wounds and removes scars and spots for a blemish free skin tone.
Japanese Pagoda Flower Works to relax and de-stress skin, preventing burnout and protecting against environmental damages. It reduces irritation & redness, increases moisture retention, and inhibits oxidative stress caused by UV exposure. A powerful Anti-oxidant enzyme that is more potent than Vitamin C & E.
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The Tremella mushroom is a powerful hydrator and is able to hold up to 500 times its weight in water. Due to the its water-retentive properties, the cream deeply hydrates and plumpens skin.
And get this: it was famously used by one of the most beautiful women in Chinese history, Yang Guifei. She was a princess known far and wide for her everlasting youth and stunning complexion.
The marvelous benefits of Meadowfoam seed oil are extracted through cold-pressing from the Limnanthes alba plant seeds. This process produces an antioxidant rich oil with amazing skin softening and moisturising properties. The oil can reduce fine lines & wrinkles, can prevent water loss from skin and forms a protective barrier over the skin.
Bananas are known for their moisturizing properties. A mask made with banana will hydrate and moisturize, smooth and soften rough, dry, cracked or peeling skin. They are rich in antioxidants that help improve the appearance of aging skin like vitamins A and E. Bananas are also rich in B vitamins and zinc which help to fight free radicals and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Alpinia zerumbet (or gottu) is used for traditional dishes and medicine in Asia since ages. This magic ingredient grows in the wild of Okinawa & Taiwan and is part of the ginger family. It is rich of antioxidants like resveratrol and polyphenols. Recent studies have shown that the concentration of polyphenols are 34 times higher that of red wine. It also contains flavonoids which support the absorption of vitamin C. Those rich concentration of antioxidants also have the effect of surpressing decrease of collagen, which keeps a youthful skin.Furthermore it has an effect on skin troubles such as atopic dermatitis and acne. Traditionally a wonderful rejuvenating natural herbal water is distilled extract of water.
Today testing the Missha Real Solution collagen sheet mask. It promises Cell Regeneration and a whitening effect. The mucosubstances of phytomucin found in lotus roots and vegetable extracts from jicama, mallows, and cauliflower, among others, all work to moisturize the skin and intensify the skin barrier. I am so excited!