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I remember as a girl watching movies (think Memoirs of a Geisha) and marveling over how beautiful Japanese women are. I have always wondered what their beauty secrets were to maintaining their youthful appearance. Therefore, Mirai™ Clinical, which includes a book revealing some of these secrets was extremely appealing to me and I couldn't wait to try it.
I will admit it, I am a bit of a sucker for trying new beauty products. It's just fun. As well, product packaging and presentation is a little more important than I care to admit. And just take a look at the beautiful presentation of the Mirai™ Clinical products shown here. Paired with the accompanying Mirai™ Less is More book by Koko Hayashi (Japanese anti-aging expert and Mirai™ Clinical Founder), this system is a great way for us Western women to benefit from ancient Japanese beauty secrets.
Let's start with the products first.
This skin care line features the following great products:
Top Photo: Deodorizing Soap with Persimmon, Purifying & Deodorizing Body Spritzer
Bottom Left Photo: Purifying & Hydrating Face Wash, 3-in-1 Multi-Tasking Face Serum with Astaxanthin
Bottom Right Photo: Purifying Body Serum, Purifying Body Wash
Geisha used persimmons as a beauty ingredient for centuries due to the fruit's antibacterial and deodorizing properties. I had no idea that a woman's body odor can change with age due to hormonal changes a woman experiences as they approach, and while they experience, menopause. I found the following information on the Mirai™ website:
Does Body Odor Change with Age?
Many women experience changes in body odor during menopause. The source of female body odor from hormonal imbalances or maturing skin is a natural phenomenon called Nonenal, a substance resulting from oxidized fatty acids in our sebaceous glands. Nonenal is familiar to physicians in Japan, but remains little known in the U.S. Since Nonenal cannot be eliminated with conventional soaps or body washes, most women remain frustrated with this unrecognizable, but easily treated, body odor.
I am in my early forties and I have noticed a bit of a change in my own personal body scent in recent years. Since my bathing practices haven't changed much over the years, this change has perplexed me. I have noticed, since I enjoy trying different personal care product lines, that some more than others seem to work better to help me to feel clean and fresh.
Persimmon isn't an ingredient I had heard much about in terms of personal care. However, it is now one that I intend to do more research about in the future. Another thing I like about this skincare line is that all Mirai™ Clinical products are free from harmful sulfates, preservatives, dyes and synthetic fragrances.