When we talk about Japanese skin care, not only do we visualize beautiful soft skin, we should take note of the various natural mixtures that are involved to achieve the wonderful results of Japanese skin care. Some of the ingredients that play part in the success of this type of skin care are Wakame (seaweed) kelp. This is one that has recently made its way into the American market. Traditionally, wakame was used by Japanese women in a skin care mixture to preserve their beauty; men have used wakame through the generations to
In the fields of Japan and Korea, Wakame grows wild. Upon evaluation of this seaweed, researchers have found that it contains iron, potassium, calcium and sodium, all elements which help to maintain the skin's moisture balance and protect its firmness. Wakame kelp is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12, all vitamins that are covered for healthy for the skin. These vitamins help sooth infection, and is used as a topical sunsnburn relief in Japan
.Wakame also contains sulfated polyfucose which scientists say provides a natural protection against free radical damage. The most common cause of free radical damage is UV rays from the sun and the many environmental pollutants in our lives.
We are informed by dermatologists that free radicals are produced abundantly with aging skin cells which, in turn contain fewer antioxidants. The cellular membrane is thus damaged by these free radicals along with collagen fibers and DNA strands. Damage of this sort causes wrinkles and can even be the reason for the development of sun-cancer.
Antioxidants help balance this damage. The use of creams and lotions containing antioxidants will prevent additional damage from free radicals, and assist in the repair work of the skin. Start taking advantage of Japanese beauty secrets. This will start you on the right course for eliminating wrinkles and protecting your skin from further damage.
Low levels of hyaluronic acid are partly to blame for low elasticity and the appearance of wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is an amino acid protein that acts like glue to hold the skin's fibers together. This glue-like behavior gives the skin its tone and firmness.
Although there are many anti-aging solutions on the market that contain hyaluronic acid, the protein is quickly broken down by an enzymatic reaction. Wakame kelp helps to block such enzymatic activity by as much as 52% in only five days.
We are finally introducing wakame into the cosmetic market with very promising results. It has proven to be all that is said about it and more. With the Japanese using this product for some time now, we have some catching up to do.
Japanese skincare has long been associated with positive comments and starting results, and rest assured, we will soon be there.