September 14, 12 | Takako Chiba
Today I'd like to tell you about "Okhotsk Chamomile Skincare Cream" from Kitami, Hokkaido. The cream is made with all organic herbs grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers!
Kitami is located in the upper right of Hokkaido on the Sea of Okhotsk, which is well known for its yearly ice floes. Since 1991, the company "Koyu-Seikatu" has been working hard to grow 100% all organic herbs, regularly checking to be sure the soil they use is free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides, and even manure.
▲ In 2003 Koyu-Seikatu's domestic herbs were officially certified to be 100% organic!
One of the main focuses of the company is quality control. From their first planting, through the harvest, and up until they ship the finished product, Koyu-Seikatu's organic herbs aren't allowed offsite.
▲ The skin cream is made using only ingredients from plants. It is fragrance and oil free, and was made without the use of artificial coloring or animal products.
The cream uses chamomile extract from the private farms of Koyu-Seikatu. The chamomile is grown organically and carefully handpicked during manufacturing.
No preservatives are used in the product, so if left sealed each tube can be stored for three years. However, dirt and bacteria can easily get in through the opening of the tube, so please use all of the product within three months of opening.
▲ Handpicked, fresh chamomile from Okhotsk
The product makes your skin feel velvety smooth without any of the stickiness of other skin creams. It also has the faint scent of Okhotsk chamomile, and provides plenty of moisture for dry skin. Winter is almost upon us, and with it comes dry air and damaged skin, so be sure to pick up a tube before the weather changes!
http://www.koyu-seikatu.co.jp/ (Japanese, English PDF available)
Kashiwagi 14-3, Kitami
TEL: (0157) 66-1201
FAX: (0157) 66-1202
● Hours of Operation: 10:00 - 6:00
● Closed on Wednesdays and for New Years
Odori Bisse 3rd Floor, Odori Nishi 3-Chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
TEL: (011) 272-1212
● Hours of Operation: 10:00 - 8:00
(Hokkaido Likers Writer - Takako Chiba)
※All photographs are courtesy of Koyu-Seikatu.