Japanese Green Tea
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When to Apply
How Long It Lasts
Can the Body Wash be used as a shampoo?
Yes, our Body Wash is very gentle on the scalp and effective as a deodorant. It is free of harmful sulfates used to create “lather” in most shampoos which can lead to long term damage of scalp and hair. So our wash might not foam as much as you are used to but you really don’t need much foam to effectively clean your hair of impurities and odor. Massage the wash gently on your scalp and through your hair, and rinse thoroughly. We are currently developing a unique hair shampoo which we hope will be available in 2015.
Are there instances where persimmon extract will not remove nonenal?
Let’s go back to fundamental issues inside the body. A healthy body is supposed to have no unpleasant smell. Eating clean, working out, having enough sleep, and minimizing stress are important keys to good health. However, unhealthy lifestyles and diets, as well as obesity, may lead to weakening of the skin’s antioxidant defenses, exacerbating the production of nonenal. In addition, over washing may result in removing good bacteria from the skin, weakening the skin’s antioxidant defenses. So, focus on washing behind the ears and neck, underarms, groin, and feet – areas most prone to nonenal – to not only eliminate nonenal but to avoid over washing and keeping that good bacteria!
Does this product mask the aging odor or does it penetrate the skin and address the problem at the root? Do you need to keep using the product or does the smell lessen over time?
The odor-eliminating ingredient, Japanese persimmon tannin, does not penetrate the skin but rather dissolves the cause of the odor, nonenal, on the skin’s surface. Our studies shows that Dove body wash reduces only 30 % of nonenal, while Mirai reduces 97%. You do need to use our products while you continue to experience nonenal, but the long term solution is to boost the antioxidant defenses of your skin to minimize nonenal production–eat antioxidant rich foods, exercise regularly, get sufficient rest, and minimize stress. Persimmon extract supplements may also be effective as a long term solution.