Japanese are clean-phobic, and they care body odor a lot. If you commute by train in Tokyo, you experience so packed space with too many people. Men have to raise their hands all the time to avoid being accused of touching women’s body by mistake.
Business men, called “Salary man” in Japanese, are afraid of not just touching women by accident, but also their body odor, because now they know that they might have aging odor.
This was how aging odor was born but now women care too. It’s scientifically proven that body odor changes with age in both men and women.
Believe it or not, it’s true the body odor changes with age, as antioxidant on the skin becomes weaker with age.
Many experience changes in body odor during menopause. The source of body odor from hormonal imbalances or maturing skin is a natural phenomenon called Nonenal, a substance resulting from oxidized fatty acids in our sweat glands. Nonenal is familiar to physicians in Japan, but remains little known in the U.S. Since Nonenal cannot be eliminated with conventional soaps or body washes, most women remain frustrated with this unrecognizable body odor.
Natural persimmon tannin, used in Japan for centuries to eliminate odor, and has been clinically proven to eliminate Nonenal odor.
What is Nonenal?
- During menopause, as estrogen levels decrease, male hormone ratios are increased, resulting in more lipid acid (fatty acid) production in the sebaceous gland.
- At the same time, as skin matures, its natural antioxidant protection decreases.
- Palmitoleic acid in lipid acid therefore is oxidized.
- This results in the production of an unsaturated aldehyde,Nonenal.
Hot flashes and night sweat during menopause cause excessive perspiration and increased fatty acids, also resulting in Nonenal. Stress can also exacerbate the production of Nonenal.
Nonenal, which has an unpleasant greasy odor, was identified in 2001 by the Japanese cosmetic company Shiseido. Further studies are documented in the April 2001 issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology: “Nonenal, Newly Found in Human Body Odor Tends to Increase with Aging”. Many people over 40 experience Nonenal, but are unaware of its source.
Nonenal production increases with hormonal imbalance, stress or the normal aging process. Nonenal occurs in both men and women.
“It’s scientifically proven that Body odor changes with age. As skin matures, its natural antioxidant defenses decreases, resulting in NONENAL, odor phenomenon.”, says Dr. Kato, advisor anti-aging specialist of Mirai Clinical.
It is not surprising that nonenal was discovered in Japan, which is known for it’s obsession with cleanliness. Nonenal is only recently being recognized in the U.S. Unlike most body odors that is caused by bacteria, and can be eliminated by conventional soaps, nonenal is the result of oxidized fatty acids in the sebaceous glands, which tend to increase with age.
How to prevent aging odor is just to have lifestyle.Eat balanced diet in moderation, drink in moderation, sleep well, don’t stressed, exercise, no smoking, and clean well.
The Japanese have used persimmon extract for centuries to eliminate odor. This extract works equally well in eliminating nonenal. Combined with our purified green tea, Mirai’s purifying body wash, purifying and deodorizing bar, and purifying body spritzer eliminate odors instantly and keeps you fresh all day long. To be honest, we are the only one in the US to offer solution for nonenal.