This is a Japanese line made in Japan
and it’s based on a lot of different beautiful plant extracts from the
different herbs that you find here. To the lemongrass, eucalyptus. All of this
is beauty plus wellness, right? It’s a new dimension of beauty plus wellness and I
think that really speaks to the way that beauty is being looked at sort of
honoring what is traditional and then incorporating that from an outside,
inside perspective. And you see it with this line right here. So a lot of what
they’re using, like this is a foaming wash. There’s a lot of foam that’s used
here in Japan. We used it last night with the hydrogen and you can put the foam
into the skin. I mean when you see the Japanese women and how incredibly
pristine and beautiful their skin is, the way that they treat their skin is, is
actually quite different than the way we treat ours and a lot of foams are used
as a part of that. This is another Japanese line and it’s got a large focus
on waters, right? So you can see that it has a tone of water and then it’s got
the moist water. And we know the power of different hydrogenated- hydrogen- Okay,
let me start that again. We know the power of different hydrations coming
from different sources. For example, hyaluronic acid is the miracle molecule
holds a thousand times its weight in water in the body and it’s so beneficial.
And we also know that a lot of us are not able to hydrate fully from the water
we’re drinking. So we think, “Oh, I should be drinking eight glasses of water.
That’s what I’ve been told I need to do.” But really what we need to be
looking at is how many times we’re going to the bathroom, how many times were
urinating. That tells us the real amount of hydration that we have in our body. So
you want to go to the bathroom at least six times a day and then you know that
you’re flushing through your system. Your kidneys are doing what they need to do
and you’re getting the proper hydration. So the skin is in the same sort of boat.
The skin needs to be hydrated which is different than being moisturized, right?
Moisture really protects and acts like a barrier. Hydration penetrates deep into
the cells and gives us that plumpness, that nourishment that we need. In fact, a
lot of the hydration that we have in our skin over time starts to decline. And our
skin will literally leak moisture. It sounds like a weird thing. We’ve heard
about a leaky gut, but did you know that your skin also leaks moisture? And so
this brand is really geared toward increasing the moisture and the
hydration in the skin. So cool. What inspired you? What
drove that passion to go from banking into- Oh I love beauty. I love cosmetics. I like
supplements and I just wanted to study from the basics. And um… I just
wrote- at that time, it was like 10, 11 years ago. – Yes.
Blog was one of the things, not like (Yes.) Instagram right now.
– Right, yes. So started on writing articles and blogs.
And everybody started reading it in Japan. and the publisher in Japan offered me to write a book.
– Nice, yes. Of all that I learned in New York.
And that’s how I started. – And the rest is history.
Yes. So I published seven books since then. -Yes. Incredible.
Based on beauty And inner beauty, too, of course.
– Yes, yes, yes. All about the hair and dieting.
– Oh that’s such- that’s so cool! Even with all of the information that’s here,
for sure your Grandmother and your Great Grandmother and your Mother,
were also very focused on beauty, and have a deep understanding. Why do you think,
culturally, it’s, it’s so different and so far advanced? – Well in Japan…
– Yes. We have- because Japanese um… ladies have
such a high particular knowledge in beauty, and we, we love beauty.
– Yes. I want the beauty to be individual. You
know how- they… I want them to enjoy how they are, to be themselves,
and enjoy life as much as they can. – Yes.
Through introducing the beauty into – Sure.
their life. But in Japan, beauty means how to to do skin care, and also the inner beauty,
and how to express themselves. And I want to help as much as I can.
– To express that inner beauty? Inner beauty and outer beauty.
– And outer beauty. So how to express themselves.
Will you share a little bit more what you mean by that?
By putting on makeup, by doing skincare, and how they eat nutritions. I think they have
a lot of knowledge, but still, they’re struggling because they have so much information
in Japan. They’re still struggling with what’s the right information.
– Right. And they’re still looking for the answer.
So I am the one who wants to help out You know, it’s not about spending
money or putting on too much time on doing the skincare and makeup. But just
having the right knowledge about the inner beauty, as well as the skincare
that will lead them to the right answer. – Really nice. Why do you think the
Japanese women have such a high knowledge of beauty and understanding? Because we have so much information in also TV, Instagram, the SNS social network. – Yes.
These days we have a lot of information and everyone is very obsessed in having
like, bright skin. And you know, like the details. – Right.
It’s not like in the States where people look at you from top to toe.
– Yes. In Japan we look into details, into your
skin. If you have hyperpigmentation or you know any like lines, and that’s why I
think we need to change a little bit. – Right. So many of the beauty trends you
know, if it’s, if it’s coming from here, if it’s coming from Korea, if it’s coming from
different countries throughout Asia, but certainly the Japanese have that… Um
like you said, that detailed aesthetics that you just don’t see elsewhere.
– Yeah actually all over the world, I think Japanese and Korean beauty is on trend
right now. That’s why probably you think that. – Well, even for me 10 years ago,
when I first started going to the laboratories where skin care products
were being made, all the experts that would make the finest skincare were
coming from this part of the world were Korean, were Japanese. And I was wondering
at that time, how could this be? This concept of inside-outside beauty is, it’s,
it’s huge in the US and it has been and I 10 years ago brought beauty as a collagen
ingestible supplement from my travels in Asia. I brought into the US market and
it took us maybe about three years for the media to get excited about collagen,
right? But now in the US it’s the biggest trend like in the past two or
three years it has taken that long. So I think we do kind of similar.
– I think so too, yes. I wrote my first book, I’ve spent the past 20 years traveling
all over the world and bringing beauty trends and wellness, health and wellness.
I’m French and I’m English and so I brought resveratrol, which is you know, the red
wine and antioxidant. And then collagen into the US
market and made them famous, but, but I agree. I mean I think this idea for women
all over the world is the same. You know, inside and outside beauty and how do we
achieve it. What does it really mean. – When I was looking at your website…
you have some similar products. Oh!
– As I have too. Yes!
– And you have supplements and.. Yes.
– What is the name of your brand? It’s called OMI. O-M-I. Outside Meets Inside.
And it’s the last three letters of my name. They proved that some of the collagen… especially like the peptides collagen.
-Right. Will definitely contribute to the collagen in the skin.
– Yes. – So, like they study those studies too. They produced another collagen drink
and it’s selling very, very well. – Yes I saw- I think I saw it in the stores. So collagen um… Do you drink
a lot of bone broth? Yes, so when I’m on a diet, especially,
I go on the bone broth dieting and fasting. – Yes. Yeah, fasting is huge. So I do that like once a month.
– Okay, how long do you fast for? For three days.
– Okay do you do water fasting or? No, do you?
– Yes. Sure. So you only drink water?
– Yeah, for five days usually. I think it’s not that difficult.
– No it’s really not difficult. Yeah. No, it’s really not difficult. It’s just sort of
getting used to it. And now more and more there’s research on fasting.
– Because you look amazing! – You look amazing!
No, you, you do! – You look really amazing.
But as a Japanese, you know, we don’t age. – I know that. You don’t age at all! It’s
unfair! It’s totally unfair! But um… Having the white skin, there
is less production of the melanocytes. – Right.
So you tend to age more on your skin. – Interesting. Really? I didn’t know that.
Yeah. So um, you know we produce more melanocytes
as a Japanese. Having yellower skin. – Yeah.
So that I think we say, that slows the aging of the skin.
– For sure it does. Interesting. So, bone broth, fasting, collagen. What other
beauty ingestible foods do you, do you believe in?
Probiotics. We in Japan and in Asia, we say the intestines are mirrors of our skin.
– Yeah. So having the good flora environment of the intestine.
– Yeah Is what reflects the really good
– Yeah. condition of the skin so having the
healthier intestine… Will make your skin more- – What do you do for your intestine?
I have probiotics in my supplements, of course. I try to eat what you said, fermented food.
– Yes. As national Japanese we eat fermented beans
and, and especially like miso soup, which we drink every day.
You drink it every day? Most of the people drink it every day. That’s
made from fermented foods, too, like kimchi – Yes. Delicious.
And… You’re good. We try to be independent and speak up more.
– I agree, I totally agree. And if you do the right thing, I think
you can stay beautiful and we have the right to stay beautiful.
– That’s right. I agree. – Thank you so much for your time. It