Matsunoyama Onsen (hot spring) is one of Japan’s top three yakuto, or hot springs that are believed to have therapeutic effects. It is said to have been formed about 12 million years ago when fossilized seawater bubbled up. This moisturizer is made from the hot spring source and water only. Naturally moisturizing ingredients such as metasilicic acid lend a glow and moisture to the skin, and also have the effect of removing dirt and old keratin. Today, as traditional natural Asian and Middle Eastern cosmetics are again being recognized, this product shows the true value of a Japanese onsen hot spring.
Although this onsen village has a long history, since it is a secret bath deep in the mountains, only a few people are aware of its existence. It is amazing hot spring water that is composed of 15 times the ingredients necessary to meet the criteria for being recognized as onsen water, and has been used to make a safe moisturizer free of chemicals or additives. This unique Japanese cosmetic makes one feel the power of world-class medicinal spring water. (Yoshiaki Takazawa)