EARTH DAY: The 5 Elements of Perfect Skin
This Earth Day, we are celebrating the five traditional Japanese elements that make up our world! Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth are all represented in a revered sculpture known as Gorinto. Each element is uniquely symbolized by a different piece in the Gorinto. Do you have all of your elements covered? We suggest some of our boscia favorites to achieve a perfectly balanced skin regimen!
The top portion of the Gorinto varies from culture to culture. Traditionally, a blossom graces the top of the tower in Japan to represent the element “ether”. The Japanese Tsubaki (Camellia) Blossom has perfected the skin, hair and body for centuries – a geisha favorite. Our Tsubaki Beauty Oil contains our signature Tsubaki Oil blend, Wakame, and Rice Brain Oil. For “mochi-hada” (Japanese for baby-soft) skin, apply the oil directly to your face. Uniquely versatile, use on your hair for a gorgeous gleam and on the body for locked in, lasting hydration.
Next lies our “air” element. The light-as-air Konjac Cleansing Sponge pays homage to the upside-down crescent shape featured as the second piece of the Gorinto sculpture. Ergonomic in shape, the crescent allows for an effective cleanse – reaching every contour of the face, including the delicate eye area. A 1,500 year old tradition, the cleansing and detoxifying powers of Konjac are no secret to Asia. 100% pure Konjac Root ensures the optimum cleanse from this small but mighty puff.
Things begin heating up as you reach the middle of the Gorinto – Here lies the “fire” element! For an instant warm up, cleanse with our beloved Detoxifying Black Cleanser. Activated Charcoal, Licorice Root, and Glycolic impart a warming sensation – leaving skin thoroughly cleansed, refreshed and detoxified. Ideal for all skin types, this cleanser puts the heat on congested, dull skin for a renewed, glowing complexion.
Represented by a sphere, there is no better way to round out a balanced skin regimen than a blast of hydration. Surprisingly, our Cool Blue Hydrating Essence contains less than 1% of the “water” element. Your skin will enjoy the potent and deeply nourishing effects of Fermented Yeast Filtrate, DayMoist CLR and Sea Whip. A derivative of Sake production, Fermented Yeast Filtrate instantly brightens and moisturizes even the driest of skin.
Last, but not least, the key to squaring off great skin over time? Take note from the cube, Earth, holding up all of the other elements – a protective sunscreen will make all the difference. Daily Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+++ provides complete UVA and UVB protection. SPF 50 PA+++ and Hyaluronic Acid protect from too much of any element, making our sunscreen a fan favorite time and time again.
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