Haruharu Q&A: What is Phyllostachys nigra leaf extract?
Q: I am a Black Bamboo Mist user. What is ‘Phyllostachys nigra leaf extract’ good for?
A: Phyllostachys nigra (black bamboo) leaf extract has a strong antioxidant, anti-wrinkle and brightening effect. By fermenting Phyllostachys nigra leaf extracts, along with bamboo shoots and bamboo shoot bark extracts, we maximized the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and whitening effect of the product.
Refresh and nourish your skin with a spritz or two of our Black Bamboo Mist when your skin feels flaky and dry. Our mist’s anti-inflammatory and soothing properties make it a must-have these days when the skin can easily get irritated wearing a face mask all day.
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Haruharu Q&A: Controversial Issue - Ethanol in Skincare
Q: I found ethanol on the ingredient list of some of the products. What is its function?
A: Haruharu Wonder products are made with 95% naturally-derived ingredients. While combining these ingredients, oxidation occurs leading to deterioration in quality, performance, stability, etc. To prevent oxidation, chemical compound ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) is commonly used by cosmetics brands as a sequestering agent.
However, as a natural skincare brand, Haruharu Wonder uses an all-natural sequestering agent composed of water, sodium phytate and ethanol. The ethanol used in the products is less likely to affect the skin as its quantity is strictly controlled.
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Haruharu Q&A: Recommendations for Sensitive, Acne-prone Skin
Q: I have highly sensitive, acne-prone skin. Are Haruharu Wonder products good for my skin?
A: All our products are made with naturally-derived ingredients in order to minimize skin irritations, and are tested for skin irritation and compatibility.
Our Honey Green Reparative Cream is great fit for enhancing skin cell renewal and preventing skin trouble with Honey, Green Tea, Adenosine ingredients.
Still, we advise you to do a patch test (behind your ear or on the inside your elbow) before use.
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Haruharu Q&A: Is Haruharu Wonder Safe for Pregnancy?
Q: Are Haruharu products safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
A: Yes! All our products are made with EWG green score ingredients, minimum 95% of which are naturally-derived. None contain ingredients on the to-avoid list. However, some of our Original Line products contain synthetic fragrances and Black Rice Line products contain natural lavender oil although in extremely small amounts. We advise you to consult a doctor before use, or you can use our fragrance-free line products.
Haruharu Q&A: Oily Skincare Basics
Q: I am really into skincare thesedays. I have oily skin and have managed to cut down my skincare routine to 2 steps: toner and lotion. Does the Black Rice Line have a lotion I could use?
A: If you are looking for a lotion, we recommend Black Rice Hyaluronic Anti-wrinkle Serum. Our light-colored, milky cream-type serum spreads smoothly and moisturizes the skin and thus is perfect as a substitute for a lotion.