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    Okinawa Cosmetics

    In this category we present cosmetics produced in Okinawa prefecture(Japan). Okinawa prefecture consists of hundreds of Ryukyu Islands stretching more that 1000km from Kyushu island to Taiwan. Okinawa is a world-renowned resort and the habitat of multiple rare and endangered species. Okinawa people enjoy pristinely clean environment as it is being carefully protected by locals and because it is located thousands of kilometers away from major industrial centers.

    Okinawa cosmetics presented at Zenmony.com are made of products harvested at Okinawa prefecture only. These products include:

    Shell Ginger

    Getto (shell ginger, alpinia zerumbet) extract. Getto is a zingiberaceous plant, which is said to combine flavonoids and saccharides and has a collagen synthesis acceleration effect, collagenase inhibition effect and anti-bacterial effect. At Okinawa Getto leaves have been long used as a wrapping material for mochi (Japanese rice dish), and its seeds have been used for medicinal purposes.

    Passion Fruit

    Passion fruit peel extract. Passion fruit is endemic to Okinawa and combines vitamins, citric acid, and other nutrients in plentiful amounts. Components of passion fruit extract include lutein glycoside, various polyphenols, amino-acids,γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and contribute to its excellent antioxidant effect.


    Goya (Okinawa bitter gourd) extract. This goya extract is produced from goya harvested at Kumejima Island, Okinawa prefecture, Japan. It contains an abundant amount of natural vitamin C and has a strong active oxygen elimination effect (antioxidative effect).


    Acerola (malpighia glabra) extract. This acerola extract contains a lot of natural vitamin C and has the melanin generation inhibition effect.

    Aloe Vera

    Aloe Vera leaves extract. Aloe Vera harvested from Miyakojima (Okinawa prefecture, Japan) is rich in mucilaginous polysaccharides and possesses moisture-retaining, anti-inflammatory and melanin generation inhibitive effect.


    Artemisia (mugwort) leaves extract. At Okinawa people have been using mugwort in food since ancient times. It is said to have moisture-retaining, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and collagen generation acceleration effect.


    Kumis Kuching (orthosiphon stamineus) extract. Kumis Kuching is a medicinal herb endemic to Okinawa. One of Kumis Kuching extact's components, rosmarinic acid is effective against allergies and has the strong a strong antioxidant effect.


    Shekwasa extract. Okinawa shekwasa peel extract contains nobiletin, tangeretin and other polymethoxyflavonoids, which effectively suppresses the generation of melanin and protect the skin against irritation caused by the UV-rays.


    Okinawa mozuku is a type of brown algae. Its extract is rich in fucoidan polysaccharide and it effectively slows down the formation of skin wrinkles and inhibits the oxidative decomposition of collagen and hyaluronic acid.

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