Ever feel like you need to freshen-up after lunch? Or when you’re on the road or between connecting flights? Perhaps you have a social event planned right after work. Anytime you need to freshen up but are short on time, personal body wipes can help you feel ready and rejuvenated. Convenience is without a doubt the primary reason why body wipes have become so popular. Fast-paced lifestyles resulting from the contemporary demands of home, job, family and recreational pursuits keep us busy all day long. We all love body wipes because they save us time and with Mirai Clinical’s Persimmon Body Wipes, they also provide odor eliminating and antibacterial benefits!
What is Japanese Persimmon?
Nature’s Purifying and Deodorizing Agent – Japanese Persimmon, is a potent antioxidant loaded with vitamins that has been traditionally used in Japan for its naturally purifying and deodorizing powers. This prized, natural ingredient is particularly effective in eliminating nonenal, the source of hormonal imbalance or aging body odor, leaving the skin squeaky clean and freshly hydrated.
Not all persimmon extracts are alike. Persimmon juice obtained manually from the fruit does not eliminate nonenal odor effectively. Only Japanese persimmon extract that is selectively harvested, carefully processed, and tested for maximum deodorizing benefits demonstrates effective results. Mirai Clinical’s persimmon extract is harvested each autumn, processed, and tested in our facilities in Japan under strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
This chart shows how Mirai’s persimmon tannin is significantly more effective in reducing various causes of body odor, including nonenal, than regular body wipes.
Body Wipes Can Be Antibacterial
You don’t have to suffer from germaphobia (fear of germs) to use antibacterial body wipes. Touching surfaces in public places that have been touched by other people is a great way to catch something; however, wipes provide us with a quick way to protect ourselves.
A common scenario can be found at your favorite grocery store. You walk in and go straight to the long line of nested shopping carts. You look at the handle and see some unidentifiable something smeared across the handle. So many sickening possibilities! You don’t want to catch something, so you reach for an antibacterial wipe from the dispenser placed near the door. You pull one out, and thoroughly wipe the handle clean. Afterward, you proceed merrily on your way, confident that any offending bacteria have been safely neutralized. However, it’s not just shopping cart handles. It’s doorknobs, restaurant table-tops, handrails, and the weight machines at your gym. And children, too. In fact, children can be the most germ-laden carriers of all.
Many researchers now say that washing hands frequently with regular soap is just as effective as using an antibacterial wipe or antibacterial soap. But if soap and water are not available, an antibacterial body wipe may be just the thing you need in a pinch.
Why Do Old People Smell – What is Nonenal?
Japanese persimmon extract contains persimmon tannin, which has excellent effects on the surface of the body. It is said that the deodorizing and sterilizing action of persimmon tannin prevents troublesome odors and propagation of various bacteria. Nonenal (or 2-Nonenal) was first identified in 2001 by the Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido as the main source of aging body odor. Further studies are documented in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, “Lipid peroxidation generates body odor component trans-2-nonenal covalently bound to protein in vivo”.
Nonenal is produced when lipi acids are oxidized (lipi acids are fatty acids produced in the sebaceous gland). Hormonal imbalances often result in more lipid (fatty) acid production. As the skin matures, its natural antioxidant protection decreases, resulting in greater amounts of oxidized lipid (fatty) acids. Nonenal can be recognized as an unpleasant grassy or greasy odor. It is often hard to detect on oneself, but will linger on fabrics such as shirt collars and pillow cases. Nonenal odor often persists in confined environments such as nursing homes, and hence is sometimes referred to as “old people’s smell”. Because this odor is oil (fatty acid) based, it is not easily removed by conventional soaps and water. Likewise, nonenal’s effect can differ among men and women. Many women experience changes in body odor during menopause. This can be a combination of both increased sweat-based odor, as well as nonenal-based odor, which can result in confusion and frustration when the odor cannot be easily eliminated. Hot flashes and night sweats during menopause cause excessive perspiration and increased fatty acids, resulting in Nonenal. A recent Swedish study showed that middle aged men often have the worst body odor amongst all age groups. This could be due to higher testosterone ratios in men and related nonenal production. Finally, stress can also exacerbate the production of nonenal in both women and men.
How Does Persimmon Extract Eliminate Nonenal?
Persimmon Extract (known as tannin) dissolves nonenal, thereby eliminating its odor. Persimmon fruit is a potent antiseptic and anti-fungal loaded with vitamins and has been used by the Japanese for its naturally purifying and deodorizing benefits. In addition, the powerful antioxidant properties of purified Japanese Green Tea extends the effectiveness of the Persimmon Extract to provide all day freshness and deodorant protection.
Benefits of Persimmon Body Wipes
When you can’t find a shower or just don’t have time for one, you’ll appreciate these nifty little sheets. Consider taking your body wipes with you on your business trips or vacations since they’re super convenient and easy to use! Here are some more great benefits:
- A powerful antiseptic that helps fight off viruses (i.e., coronavirus) (Hiroshima University)
- Gently eliminates troublesome body odors originating from hormonal imbalances, menopause, and nonenal/aging odor. It also eliminates vaginal, underarm, and foot odors.
- Clinical studies show that our Persimmon Extract soap eliminates nonenal by up to 97% compared to only 35% by conventional soaps.
- Leaves the skin soft and silky, with no leftover sticky feeling.
- Contains no harmful chemicals that can strip the skin’s natural oils. Unlike other persimmon products from Japan, Mirai Clinical’s body wipes do not contain cocamidopropyl betaine, synthetic fragrancers, PEG, and preservatives that can prematurely age your skin.
How to Use Mirai Clinica’s Japanese Persimmon Body Wipes
Going hand-in-hand with the convenience of using body wipes is their ease of use. No instructions needed. Simply remove a body wipe from the package and gently wipe where needed. Each of us and our bodies varies, so be sure to focus on other areas as you need to. Then, throw the used wipe in a trash receptacle, do not flush. No rinsing, washing or reusing of the wipe is necessary.
Warnings: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation or rash occurs, discontinue use and see a doctor immediately.