Three underrated Japanese products you need in winter

By on January 10, 2017

Aloins Eau de Cream S

We all know that drinking at least 2 liters of water a day is the key to plumping the skin and encouraging skin regeneration.  But during the cold winter months when the skin gets drier, everyone needs a good day-to-day  moisturizer.
Japanese people’s approach to beauty starts from the skin. You must have noticed this emerald green jar sitting at drugstore shelves in Tokyo.  Since 1984, Aloins Eau de Cream S  has been one of Japan’s longest-running skincare formula.  Aloins is a cocktail of powerful emollients including aloe extract, glycerine and others.  Even when thickly applied,  Aloins formula remains light not greasy and will not clog pores.  It’s a great healing product for dry, cracked soles too.  Great value  ¥991 on

MKC (Miyama Kanpo Seiyaku) Green Barley

MKC Green Barley is an energy booster in powder form that comes in 30 sachets a box.  A sachet diluted in water and drunk everyday, supplies essential vitamins and minerals that are lacking in someone with a meat-heavy diet.  The body produces more acid in people who eat more meat than vegetables. However, for the body to promote PH balance, fight disease and prolong life, it also needs alkaline.  So the idea is – if you do not eat alkaline-producing foods such as soybeans, tofu, fruits and vegetables including nuts, seeds, and legumes on a regular basis, then, taking Green Barley supplement should make up for it.  Does it work?  My two teen boys and husband have been drinking a glass everyday for 5 weeks.  They all seem to agree that they’ve never been in tip top form since taking it.    ¥1,625 a box at Matsumoto Kiyoshi drugstores.

Kozo to San (enzyme and acid) diet pills

It is not easy to find the time to exercise especially on busy school days. If this is the case, look to this all-natural enzyme and acid supplement that has recently become very popular in Japan. Losing extra weight in a healthy way starts by cleansing from the inside. Poor digestion leads to insufficienttly digested proteins called peptides. The recent development of special enzyme products have provided the necessary enzymes to sufficiently break these foods down efficiently.  After taking these pills for 3 consecutive months, I have lost 4 kilos although results may vary in other people depending on age and built. My sensitivity to gluten has also improved.

As a dietary supplement , take two tablets about 1 to 2 times a day with plenty of lukewarm water.

What does it contain?
Fermented vegetable extract powder (dextrin, beet sugar, brown sugar, maltose, mugwort, turmeric, Houttuynia, Kidachi aloe, ginseng, iris leaves, Otogiri grass, Kumazasa, dandelion root, Ganoderma lucidum, Gynostemma pentaphyllum, leaf of Eucommia, plantain, licorice , pine needles, southern leaf, Solomon’s seal, soup grass, Crna, Maca, Tongkat Ali, hub grass, pigeon wheat, horsetail, loquat leaf, Lo Han Guo, wolfberry, Rensensou, peach leaf, ginkgo leaves, stems, of caulis lonicerae vines, fig leaf, safflower, Siberian ginseng, life grass, Jew, Sekkotsuboku, Mallotus japonicus, leaf of wolfberry, persimmon leaves, chamomile, quince, shiso leaf, mulberry leaves, tree of eye drops, Panax ginseng, bellflower roots, jujube, Silvervine, seeds of Ebisu grass, Asian ginseng, Agaricus, rooibos, fruit of amla, thistle roots, Salacia, Cat’s claw, plum, kumquat, fig, mandarin orange, pineapple, apple, grape, melon, lemon, grapefruit, apricots , pepper, ginger, mushrooms, carrots, onions, parsley, cabbage, burdock, bean sprouts, garlic, kelp, funori, soy, coriander, pepper, yam, spinach, beans, lily root, black red beans, asparagus, leeks, Seri, lotus root, cloud ear, mango, litchi, papaya, pear, banana, loquat fruit, guava, star fruit, wax apple, passion fruit, longan, honeysuckle flower, hibiscus, this Zorina, Yamatabako, green tea), yeast peptide (including wheat) candle bush end, reduced maltose, Kidachiaroe extract powder, grain fermentation extract powder, crystalline cellulose, stearic acid Ca, fine silicon oxide, shellac, carnauba wax

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