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Shiso Pretty! Sushi’s New Role in Skincare

Shiso for skincare

Once just a garnish on a platter of sushi, shiso is now the hottest ingredient in skincare, hair care and anti-aging science. This potent antioxidant is popping up in everything from soap to hair masks as a way to detoxify and protect skin from pollutants and UV rays. (Crazy, since I just ate shiso infused delicacies at an amazing omakase meal at Sushi Sato.) Here are a few products containing shiso that go way beyond the J-beauty scene:

Shiso for skincare

  • The Body Shop Moisture White Shiso Brightening Serum ($49) uses shiso to help prevent and repair visible signs of premature aging.
  • Thymes Jade Matcha Hand Cream ($16) uses ginseng, matcha and shiso extract to wake up and stimulate your skin. Use it over your whole body, not just on hands!
  • THANN Shiso Hair Mask uses Shiso extract as a natural anti-oxidant and moisturizer.
  • THANN Purifying Face Wash ($40) includes organic coconut oil, rice bran and shiso leaf to cleanse and refine pores for radiant skin.
  • Calvin Klein IN2U For Him Cologne ($40) features Shiso leaves as a heart note.
  • Harry’s 3 in 1 Combo Shiso Body Wash Gel ($25) makes the shiso connection for men, women and enby pals alike.
  • Illume Grapefruit Oleander soap ($12) includes Shiso leaf along with geranium leaves and pink peppercorn for a wonderfully popping scent and great skincare too.

Do you know of other shiso skincare, haircare and beauty products we missed? Let me know in the comments below!

One thought on “Shiso Pretty! Sushi’s New Role in Skincare

  1. This makes total sense to me. I have been learning lots about the power of seaweed and konnyaku, and how it relates to why the Okinawans are the healthiest / longest living people on the planet. Thanks for sharing!

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