bookmark_borderJapanese Skin Rituals

Open up any magazine and you’re sure to see a mention of Japanese skincare rituals or secrets. Whether it’s straight from a celebrity’s mouth or a secret that makeup artists swear by, the Japanese are known for having great skin and sharing their wealth of knowledge with others. Here are just a few common Japanese skin rituals.

  • Indigo is an ingredient used in some beauty product. It’s  a proven anti-inflammatory and soothes the skin. In Japan it’s referred to as “Samurai blue” as during the Edo period the samurai wore indigo-dyed cotton under their armor to help heal their skin.
  • Japanese women are very vigilant with sun protection. Fair skin is considered very beautiful,  so during the summer months, sunscreen, sunglasses and hats are key.
  • Japanese women generally follow a standard regimen that begins with makeup removal, followed by cleansing, application of softener, then lotion and/or cream if they have mature or drier skin.
  • Since ancient times, Japanese women have used products made out of nightingale droppings to maintain their silky porcelain skin. The nightingale facial, which is popular in spas worldwide, uses these droppings to make sure that dull skin is taken care of completely.
  • Shiatsu massages are a traditional Japanese healing method believed to cure disease resulting from blocked energy within the body.


bookmark_borderWhat is Deep Sea Water?

Before purchasing skin or beauty products, it’s important to take a look at what ingredients are in it. So many companies use unnatural or harmful chemicals in their products, which sets Shinso Skincare apart from the rest. Shinso products are a natural skincare treatment that will protect your skin by using the Earth’s most potent and powerful minerals, extracts and ingredients. In addition to ingredients such as coffea arabica seed, honey and panax ginseng root extract, the products also contain deep sea water.

The ancient Japanese believed the Gods gave the Earth and sea great healing powers. One folktale tells the story of a fisherman who sets out to sea to find two special gifts for his ailing wife. Upon returning, he gives her the water from the deepest part of the sea and a delicate, fresh flower. She drinks a mixture of the ground petals and water, and almost instantly, her frail body is rejuvenated and her cheeks glow with radiance. This ancient belief is magnified by the phenomenal powers of the current deep sea water found in Japan currently.

The scientific blend of ocean minerals from the deep sea water make all the difference in skincare products, like Shinso Mist. This rare water is classified as “deep sea” because it is harvested from 2,000 feet below the Earth’s surface. This pure and prized water originates from ancient glaciers in Greenland, which took 2,000 years to reach the shores of Japan. It’s said that this special water is a miraculous source of life, as well as the only dioxin-free water in Japan. Dioxin is a highly-toxic compound produced as a byproduct in some manufacturing processes, as well as an environmental pollutant. This water is never exposed to outside air, which helps to maintain the purity and prevent contamination, as mentioned above.  Instead, the water is extracted to the surface using a sealed vacuum tube.