Don’t let your body miss out on much-needed moisture.
Taking care of the skin on our face comes naturally as it’s part of our daily routine. The skin on our body, on the other hand, does not receive as much TLC as it should and is prone to dryness and tends to age much faster than usual. Though we try to keep it moisturised with lotions and oils, we’re still plagued with dryness and irritation, and here are the reasons:
1. Frequent showers
We all want to keep clean all the time, but taking showers often can actually aggravate the skin by stripping away its natural oils.
2. Hot showers
While a hot shower soothes away sore muscles and eases tension, it can actually damage your skin by disrupting the keratin cells in the epidermis. This will prevent moisture from locking in, which will in turn lead to dryness.
3. Harsh cleansers
We love a good cleanser but finding the right one is crucial as some may zap off skin’s vital oils and moisture.
Save your body’s skin
To ensure that our skin is hydrated all-over, Shokubutsu has developed the Mochi Hada Face and Body Shower Oil and Face and Body Shower Lotion. As part of the brand’s new Mochi Hada line, it cleanses and moisturises the face and body in one step. It is inspired by the simplified skincare routine adopted by the Japanese that’s gentle to the skin.
Native Japanese ingredients
- Tsubaki oil (also known as Japanese camellia oil) is an essential element in Japanese beauty rituals. It’s hypoallergenic, fast-absorbing and non-comedogenic, and used to nourish and protect the skin. It’s also known for its anti-ageing, deep-hydrating and softening benefits thanks to the potent combination of antioxidants, vitamin E and fatty acids.
- Rice bran oil is an effective ingredient to firm and tighten skin while providing moisture. Considered to be the secret to the youthful appearance of many Japanese people, the rich vitamins and minerals make skin softer, brighter and more supple.
- Fermented rice extract is rich in antioxidants and amino acids to keep skin moisturised, smooth, resilient and healthy.
Concocted by the LION Corporation in Japan, the breakthrough shower formulation reduces moisture loss on skin so that water molecules in skin are locked in. This is highly effective in keeping the skin hydrated.
Natalie Tong as brand ambassador
Fans of Hong Kong artist, Natalie Tong, will be happy to know that she’s the face of the new Shokubutsu Mochi Hada line. Looking as though she’s not aged a day since starting her acting career 19 years ago, Natalie’s grown from being the shy, girl-next-door to the sophisticated woman that she is today. Not only that, her mochi-soft and radiant skin is an inspiration for women to take care of their most neglected beauty asset – their body’s skin.
Formulated for all skin types
The Shokubutsu Mochi Hada Face and Body Shower Oil and Face and Body Shower Lotion are dermatologically tested, non-comedogenic and non-stinging, which is why they’re perfect for skin that’s sensitive or prone to irritation. They’re even safe and gentle enough to use on the face.
These new products are available in three variants – Nourishing and Softening Shower Oil, Glow Radiance Shower Lotion and Ultra Moisture Shower Lotion. Each is packed in a bottle which can be replenished with the purchase of a refill pack.