Beauty Best Bets: Japan’s Waphyto + Livfresh

Here are two ultra-effective, innovative brands for your beauty radar in 2022:

Waphyto’s Regena Enriched Cream is a quite a luxury for dry winter skin due to its rich formulation and pure ingredients. It was crafted to rejuvenate and hydrate skin from the inside out to reveal a more vibrant complexion, and is comprised of rice germ oil, evening primrose oil to improve elasticity, and a blend of thirteen carefully-selected botanical oils. This evening cream has a dense texture that deeply penetrates and repairs, resulting in smoother and more supple skin. Twelve 100% natural essential oils are included in this cream, including jasmine, frankincense, geranium, Roman chamomile, ylang-ylang, cinnamomum camphora and vetiver, imparting a refreshing scent that also soothes the senses.

Waphyto is a clean beauty brand that believes in building better skin at a cellular level. Developed by an award winning biomethodology phytotherapist, this brand’s entire skincare series was designed to rebuild and rejuvenate skin that has been compromised due to environment, lifestyle, or age. For best results, moisturize at least once in the morning, and before bedtime, or both if your skin unusually dry or aging. When used daily in conjunction with a Waphyto cleanser and toner, this luxurious cream works to deeply penetrate and repair the skin, leaving it remarkably soft as smooth. Use it to create the perfect canvas for makeup, too.

This product is more than 97% naturally-derived from plants, contains 100% natural plant-based essential oils, contains no synthetic colors or fragrance, no petroleum-based surfactants, no phenoxyethanol, no parabens or ethanol.

Price: $136.00

Available: Waphyto

Dental/oral health is exceedingly important to our overall appearance and health, and inextricably linked to other parts of the body, especially the heart, so it behooves us to take great care of our teeth. To that noble end, Livfresh foaming dental gel removes plaque 250% better than regular toothpaste, is more efficient at cleaning teeth, and tastes great. It comes in a Wintergreen and Peppermint flavors and doesn’t require water, which is an Earth-friendly benefit. You’ll see results in as soon as 14 days, and it contains no harmful abrasives that will erode tooth enamel. You only need a pea size amount, and should use twice daily. It’s not touted as a tooth whitener, I found that it was, as an added benefit, though you can also buy a mobile teeth whitening kit on the Livfresh site, as well as coconut whitening strips.

Why Does It Work?
Petra Wilder-Smith, Institute Director of Dentistry and Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine, recently reported results of a six-month long study, published in The Journal of Periodontology, showing for the first time that a novel toothpaste demonstrated medically significant improvements in the health of the gums of patients with periodontitis, the most severe form of gum disease. Gum disease affects almost half of Americans adults over 30 years of age, so Wilder-Smith initiated a double-blinded study testing a novel dental gel against an FDA-approved anti-gingivitis toothpaste to investigate their effects on gum health in patients with early to moderate periodontitis. The six-month long study revealed that subjects who brushed with LivFresh Dental Gel experienced clinically and statistically significant improvements in their symptoms versus the control group that brushed with an over-the counter, FDA approved anti-plaque, anti-gingivitis toothpaste. The findings revealed that those that brushed with LivFresh had had 2.5 times less gum inflammation and 1.9 times less gum bleeding, when compared to the group using the conventional toothpaste. Instead of relying on scrubbing and abrasives, LivFresh, invented in Silicon Valley, uses edathamil – a food grade preservative and chelator – instead of detergents, to remove plaque at the molecular level from the teeth. The result is that plaque falls off.

Price: $19.99