EARTH DAY: The 5 Elements of Perfect Skin

April 21, 2015 at 1:36 pm Leave a comment

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!


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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.

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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.

C270-01 Detoxifying Black Cleanser_BASEThings 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.

Cool Blue

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.

B212-01 DaillyDefense_BASELast, 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.

All of our Earth Day suggestions are available at your local Sephora, and!

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