What is shiso? For many of us in the Western world, we might associate the word ‘sprout’ with Christmas dinner – and it’s often a love or hate situation. But add the term ‘shiso’ into the mix and you’ve got one of Asia’s most potent superfoods.
Part of the perilla family, this humble green leaf is rich in calcium, iron and vitamin A – all vital nutrients for our skin with powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. So how do we incorporate it into our formulations? Green chemistry methods, or gemmotherapy to be exact. This is where certain plant hormones and enzymes are released during the budding and sprouting process; when we extract the ingredient at this stage, we’re left with the maximum concentration of skin actives – or in other words, ultimate nourishment for your complexion.
Our shiso sprout extract can be found in all the products within the Radiance Routine Pack, but it’s particularly potent in our Aurora Perfecting Serum. Formulated with niacinamide to protect, plump, and boost luminosity, this biodynamic blend is rich in rosmarinic acid, which helps to revitalise and promote brightness. The result? Smooth, glowing and beautifully radiant skin – and don’t be surprised if after just one use, you have a smile to match.