Review of Sana NAMERAKA Honpo Soy Milk Lotion by d3ndroid
I love this lotion! I have dry/dehydrated skin that gets really flaky whenever I wash or even wet my face. I feel like this lotion really hydrates from beneath (lol) rather than coat the top of the skin. I use this under matte sunscreens and at night alone, or under another cream for extra moisture. The texture is a translucent runny lotion that is scentless. I like how it's transparent, so light, and goes on so smoothly. There is a slight tackiness left on the skin for a few minutes afterward, but it doesn't bother me. Fantastic product, I will definitely repurchase.
Translated from the back of the bottle:
INGREDIENTS: water, ethanol, glycerin, squalane, soy milk ferment, soybean seed extract, soybean protein, beeswax, stearic acid, cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, arginine, sodium stearoyl glutamate, carbomer, sodium polyacrylate, butylene glycol, methylparaben.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE: After toner, place a proper quantity (1 yen coin) on the palm of hand, and rub into skin gently. You may also use liquid foundation every day.
Some links on the use of fermented soy milk in skin care: improved skin elasticity and hyaluronic acid content Journal of Cosmetic Science, 55,473-479 (September/October 04);
Paula Begoin's cosmetics ingredients dictionary;
appears to rejuvenate mature skin Photochemistry and Photobiology, Volume 81, Issue 3, pages 581–587, May 2005;
may prevent photoaging Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2003) 120, 835–841