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A GUIDE TO VITAMIN B AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR SKIN

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Does your skin feel rough and bumpy to the touch? This could result from a combination of factors, such as dead skin cell buildup and other environmental stressors like sun exposure, air pollution and tobacco smoke. This is compounded by the effort to care for problematic skin, where trial and error become part and parcel of our methods.

The key to A+ skin is getting straight Bs in your skincare routine. The skin is our body’s most significant organ – affected by everything placed on it and what we ingest. The recommended remedy for poor skin is to treat the root causes and not just the symptoms. This begins with combining good, holistic nutritional practices and adding vitamin B collagen supplements to our skincare routines.

Vitamin B complex, in particular, supports our skin health differently. It could be through diet, supplements, personal care products, or a combination of all three.

VITAMIN B: WHAT IS IT AND WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

There are eight B vitamins, and they are essential for nearly every process within the human body. They help turn food into energy. They affect the health of our nervous system, metabolism, organs, muscles, skin, and hair. They also fuel cell growth, development, and overall functioning. The benefits they offer to skin health are notable since our skin constantly regenerates.

However, our capacity to store B vitamins is relatively minimal, so we must keep topping up daily. Since each B vitamin impacts skin health differently, knowing each vitamin’s role in the body is helpful.

HAKUBI B: HOW IT CAN HELP

This is where Hakubi B collagen tablets come into play and potentially save you from the expense of monthly laser treatments. Hakubi B contains coix seed extract, which is rich in ingredients – perfect for that moist, supple and baby-smooth skin. The L-Cysteine in each vitamin B complex tablet further helps skin metabolism, eliminates melanin and promotes skin whitening. To top it all off, vitamins B2 and B6 help to inhibit sebum secretion and maintain good skin health.

HOW YOU CAN USE HAKUBI IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

Take one pill of Hakubi B daily during any stage of your skincare process, relax and let the collagen supplements work their magic. Level up your daily skincare routine and say hello to fresh, youthful skin with the Hakubi series.

The Most Important Vitamins for Effective Skincare Routines

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A consistent skincare routine serves as a strong foundation for healthy, glowing skin. However, it’s not just about putting on sunscreen everyday and the right topical creams, for as the saying goes, beauty starts from within. A good skincare routine combines both cosmetics and vitamin consumption to achieve the best results possible.

Why You Should Complement Cosmetics with Vitamin Consumption

If your topical skincare products aren’t exactly giving you the level of results you’re looking for, it’s because they aren’t meant to. It has long since been proven in both science and practice that ingestible vitamins and supplements can do wonders for your skin when added on as a regular component in your skincare routine alongside cosmetics.

Vitamin consumption can provide your body with what it needs to keep your skin cells healthy, and is especially important as we age in years. When we grow older, many of our naturally occurring vitamins start to deplete, and consumables such as Japanese vitamins and supplements for skin can help replenish this natural loss and support the building blocks of younger-looking, healthier skin. They can also send biochemical signals to our body to trigger natural processes that result in increased production of the proteins and minerals required to keep our skin firm and healthy at the deepest layer.

The Best Vitamins for Healthy and Youthful Skin

But this then begets another question: what vitamins are good for skin? While most vitamins can contribute to an effective skincare routine in one way or another, there are two that are especially important:

Vitamin C

When it comes to skincare, vitamin C is often hailed as the cornerstone vitamin, being an all-rounder supplement that also acts as a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C is photo-protective in nature, allowing protection from sun damage, and its antioxidant characteristics help fight free radical damage and premature aging in skin, including but not limited to pigmentation and early fine lines.

By reducing oxidative stress, vitamin C helps lighten any and all hyperpigmentation spots you may have, and aids in skin renewal to give off that glow of youthfulness that is so highly coveted. The best part? It’s easy to add into your skincare routine as well. At Sato Pharmaceutical, we supply some of the best Japanese vitamins and supplements for skin, including vitamin C products such as our Hakubi White C Skin Enhancer Drink and Hakubi White C Whitening 360 Pills from Japan for convenient consumption.

Vitamin B

The other vital vitamin you should incorporate into your skincare routine is none other than vitamin B, namely B2 and B6.

Vitamin B2, otherwise known as riboflavin, aids in cell turnover and collagen maintenance. In other words, it protects the structural integrity of your skin while reducing any inflammation present and speeding up healing of any blemishes and the likes. Vitamin B2 also encourages mucus sebum secretion, thereby preventing both dryness of skin and excess oil production.

Vitamin B6, also referred to as pyridoxine, is a stress-busting vitamin that helps your body produce serotonin, melatonin, and norepinephrine. This diminishes the effect of hormonal imbalance that can otherwise lead to acne breakouts, while also helping tackle skin inflammation and redness.

In this regard, our Hakubi B Capsules are renowned for their effectiveness, with a pill recipe that includes not only vitamins B2 and B6, but also coix seed extract rich in nutrients and L-cysteine that further boosts skin metabolism and eliminates melanin to promote skin whitening.

Other Supplements You Should Include in Your Skincare Routine

Of course, aside from the best Japanese vitamins in the market, there are also other Japanese supplements for skin that can be greatly beneficial for your skincare routine. Our Hakubi Collagen Drink, for example, contains 10,000mg of hydrolyzed collagen that strengthens your skin and provides it with the elasticity and hydration needed for that healthy glow. Furthermore, it also contains vitamins B2 and B6 for that added oomph in effectiveness.

Shop Sato for The Best Japanese Vitamins and Supplements for Skin

Though inserting these vitamins and minerals into your natural diet is theoretically possible, it is a difficult thing to achieve and can be extremely time-consuming and cumbersome. That is why skincare experts recommend supplements,  vitamin drinks and pills to make up for any mineral or vitamin deficiency that can arise from an orthodox diet.

Sato Pharmaceutical provides the best Japanese vitamins and supplements for skin in and beyond Singapore. Shop Sato today to incorporate vitamin consumption into your skincare routine, and experience firsthand the enormous difference it can make.

Frequently Asked Questions on Japanese Vitamin C Supplements for Skin

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Vitamin C is often referred to as the holy grail for all things skin-related, and Japanese vitamin C supplements — tablets, drinks, or otherwise — are the cream of the crop. However, many in Singapore are still unsure of how vitamin C supplements actually contribute to skincare, with even more having a whole host of questions regarding Japanese vitamin C supplements and their role in skincare routines.

So, here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin:

1. How do Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels help my skin?

Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels help your skin by preventing sagging and imbuing it with youth. Essentially, Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin can slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and reduce wrinkles, dark spots and acne. For more detailed information on how Japanese vitamin C supplements contribute to skincare, check out our previous blog here.

2. Can I use other skincare serums with vitamin C tablets, drinks, or gels from Japan?

With Japanese vitamin C tablets and drinks, you don’t have to worry too much about introducing or mixing other skincare serums since they aren’t topical in nature. However, when using vitamin C gels from Japan, be sure to alternate your use of them with other skincare serums on a daily basis or during your morning/afternoon/night skincare routines to prevent interaction between ingredients that can cause skin sensitivity issues.

3. Why does my Japanese vitamin C gel cause my skin to tingle?

Most Japanese vitamin C gels are formulated at low pH levels and high concentration such that they can better penetrate and be absorbed by your skin. If irritation occurs, consider switching to vitamin C gels that are higher in pH levels or lower in concentration, or simply use Sato’s Hakubi C Gel with anti-inflammatory ingredients to provide a soothing skincare enhancement experience.

4. Do I still need to take Japanese vitamin C tablets if I am protecting my skin with SPF?

While sunscreen and other SPF products provide a good first line of defense against sun damage in terms of UVA and UVB rays, there are other damaging free radicals that can still get through to your skin. Japanese vitamin C tablets can be used to neutralise these free radicals, and perfectly complement SPF products to provide complete protection against sun damage. Vitamin C drinks and gels from Japan can also be used in this regard.

5. Which is the best supplement for skin? Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, or gels?

As long as you’re getting the best Japanese vitamin C supplements` from Sato Pharmaceutical, it doesn’t really matter which medium it comes in. Ultimately, it boils down to personal needs and preferences. Pick one that best suits your skin, lifestyle and tastes!

6. How often should I apply or use Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin?

It depends on the exact Japanese vitamin C supplement for skin that you’re using.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Tablets, we recommend taking 2 tablets 3 times per day.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Skin Enhancer Drink, we recommend taking 1 bottle per day.

For Sato’s Hakubi White Vitamin C Gel, we recommend applying moderate amounts 2 times per day.

7. Where can I buy high-quality Japanese vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels?

Sato Pharmaceutical provides the best Japanese vitamin C supplements for skin in Singapore. Shop Sato Pharmaceutical for vitamin C tablets, drinks, and gels from Japan today.

7 Tips for Healthy Glowing Skin

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With most of the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in Singapore, many of us find ourselves having to return to our physical workplaces and readjusting to our indoor or outdoor working environment. Unlike previous work-from-home arrangements, being out and about inevitably exposes our skin to the harsh climate and humidity. Here are 7 tips to help you care for your skin and regain that healthy glow::

1. Eat Healthy

Beautiful skin starts from within. If you want healthy, glowing skin, you need to adopt a balanced diet consisting of foods that are rich in antioxidants, collagens, and the right vitamins. This means fruits and vegetables are a must! Foods rich in collagen such as fish, chicken, and egg whites should also be consumed on a regular basis if you want to give your skin that refreshing, youthful look.

But with all the daily hustle and bustle,, it can get rather difficult to incorporate all the required vitamins and collagen into your diet. This is where supplements such as Japanese collagen drinks and vitamins for glowing skin can come in extremely handy.

We’ll go into that later on in this article.

2. Use Sunscreen

You also want to make sure you’re protecting your skin with sunscreen each time you leave your house. UV rays from the sun can damage your skin, causing visible signs of aging as an unwanted result. Applying sunscreen or SPF products in general can help protect your skin from these harmful UV rays, so make sure you do your due diligence especially during this period of unusually hot and humid weather.

3. Adopt a Cleansing Routine

Too much washing of your skin can also rob it of its moisture, causing your pores to produce extra oil that results in oily skin. To prevent this, make sure your cleansing routine is effective such that you won’t have to over-wash. An effective cleansing routine should consist of the following steps:

Washing your face with a suitable cleanser
- Applying toner, serum and eye cream
- Spot treating blemishes
- Moisturising
- Applying retinoid or face oil
- Applying sunscreen if heading out

4. Hydrate Yourself

Drinking more water helps your body clear out toxins that can cause inflammation and blemishes, while also assisting the transportation of nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells. This effectively slows down the aging process of your skin, allowing for a younger, healthier glow. We recommend drinking at least two liters of water per day for best results.

5. Cooler Showers

While a warm shower may feel good, it can strip away natural oil and healthy glow from your skin and leave it looking tired and dull.. In fact, too warm a shower may even result in mild burns and damaged skin cells that can cause slight flushing and ruddiness.

Try to take cooler showers, or at least limit your hot showers to no more than 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can also try slowly turning down the heat as you bathe, and finish off your shower with refreshingly cold water.

6. Rest More

Stress can impact your skin in a number of negative ways, including raising inflammation levels, decreasing blood flow to skin cells, and delaying the healing of micro and macro skin injuries. Making time to get more quality rest and reduce your stress levels can do wonders for your skin. Getting enough sleep is also important to achieve healthy, glowing skin; at least 7 hours per night is a good start..

7. Take Supplements

As previously mentioned, healthy, glowing skin starts from within. Your skin needs lots of antioxidants, vitamins, and collagen in order to be the best it can be. However, trying to include all that into your diet can be extremely challenging and, at times, outright impossible — that is, at least, without the use of supplements.

Beauty supplements can complement your lifestyle habits and give your body the boost it needs to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Japanese supplements are known to work wonders for the skin. Collagen, vitamin B, vitamin C — are available at Sato Pharmaceuticals in the form of either pills, tablets or drinks that come straight from Japan.

Shop Sato Pharmaceutical for Healthy Glowing Skin

At Sato Pharmaceutical, we stock only the best of the best when it comes to Japanese supplements for your skin. Achieve your goals of getting healthy, glowing skin with our diverse line-up of the best Japanese vitamins and collagen supplements in Singapore.

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Five Steps to Getting Fair Skin Naturally

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Due to our climate and diets, it can be difficult to deal with unwanted tans, dark spots, and post-acne pigmentation in Singapore. However, many of us still want to have a beautiful fair skin tone, and would prefer to attain it without having to go under the knife.

At Sato Pharmaceutical, we understand this. That is why we have put together five steps which you can take to work towards getting fair skin naturally:

1. Sleep Well

There is nothing quite like sleep when it comes to restoration capabilities. For your skin to attain or maintain a natural glow, a good night’s sleep is always important. Getting eight hours of sleep a day can do wonders for a fair skin tone — reducing breakout occurrences, dark circles, and a dull complexion.

Do ensure your sheets and pillow covers are clean as well to avoid skin problems that can come with exposure to dirt.

2. Use Sunscreen

Many of us already know about the ill-effects of overexposure to UV rays. However, we often ignore them, and forgo the use of sunscreen in our skincare routines. This is a grave mistake for those who would like a fair skin tone.

Always put on some sunscreen if you know you’re going to be exposed to the sun — which, in Singapore, is often more likely than not. This can help you avoid getting an unwanted tan or developing freckles on your face, hands, and feet; thereby helping you attain or maintain fair skin and a healthy complexion.

3. Cleansing Detox

Routinely engaging in a cleansing detox routine can also help you in your efforts to get fair skin naturally. Drink a glass of lukewarm water with a little bit of lemon juice and honey added in on an empty stomach every morning.  The vitamin C in lemon and the antimicrobial traits of honey can help clear your bloodstream, purify your liver, and cleanse your kidneys and urinary tracts of harmful toxins.

However, there’s only so much vitamin C in that little dash of lemon juice. So, don’t be afraid to switch things up for greater effectiveness with appropriate Japanese supplements for your skin. For example, Sato Pharmaceutical’s Hakubi White C Skin Enhancer Drink is loaded with Vitamin C and does the same job as the above routine — just multiple times better.

4. Drink Lots of Water

Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day can help flush out toxins that may cause unwanted pigmentation and dulling of skin tones from your body. If you want fair skin, make sure that you stay hydrated for that natural glow; not only does it work, but it’s also easy to do!

5. Adopt a Nutritious Diet

Lastly, for a fair skin tone, you have to ensure that your diet includes nutritious food such as lots of vegetables, fruits, and low-fat dairy products. Avoid eating deep-fried, spicy, and packaged or processed foods that can cause duller skin, acne breakout, pimples, and blisters.

Load up on vitamin B which not only helps to improve your skin tone, but also keeps your skin more radiant, and balance out your natural oils. Sato Pharmaceutical’s Hakubi B Tablets can help you attain the fair skin tone you want, so feel free to complement your diet with these Japanese Vitamin B tablets.

Shop Sato Pharmaceutical for Fairer Skin

At Sato Pharmaceutical, we stock only the best of the best when it comes to Japanese supplements for your skin. Achieve your goals of getting fair skin naturally with Sato Pharmaceutical’s diverse line-up of Japanese vitamins and other beauty supplements.

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Adult Acne — What Could Be Causing It & How Can You Solve It?

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Though most commonly experienced during puberty, acne can also appear on full-grown adults. In fact, adult acne is growing all the more common over the past couple of decades, and has been found to affect women more often than men.

Adult acne can be:

- Mild — consisting of blackheads, whiteheads, or pustule

- Moderate — consisting of all the above, but also papules in great numbers

- Severe — consisting of all the above, but also involving swelling, irritation, extreme redness or discoloration, and the development of deep cysts

No matter which you experience, it is important that you figure out the possible causes of your adult acne.

What Causes Adult Acne?

At its core, adult acne can appear when your skin and pores are not functioning optimally. It happens when the overproduction of oil by your glands is not eliminated by your pores in an effective enough manner. There are several possible reasons for this:

- Family history of being predisposed to acne

- Contact irritation — caused by use of harsh cleansers or improper razors

- Fluctuating hormone levels — symptoms include deep, cyst-like, tender, and painful acne

- Emotional stress — when your acne accompanies feelings of anxiety, pressure, etc

- Physical stress — extreme weather, lack of sleep, illness, dehydration, or exposure to dirt

- Oil-based hair and skin products — styling creams, leave-in conditioners, and makeup

- Diet — excessive consumption of white flour products, sugar, dairy, or fast food

- Certain medication — corticosteroids, antidepressants, and epilepsy medication

- Underlying medical conditions — rosacea, keratosis pilaris, polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.

It is paramount that you try to narrow down the likely causes of your adult acne, such that you can eventually prevent it altogether. If, however, such an endeavor proves difficult, you should approach a dermatologist for expert advice.

What You Can Do About It

Though the ideal situation would be to root out the problem entirely, it is often not as easy as it sounds. While figuring out the best way you can change your lifestyle to accommodate for healthier skin, you should also actively treat your acne such that it does not go out of hand.

Here are several ways you can curb adult acne:

1. Practice Good Skin Care Habits

Wash your face every day, but no more than twice per day. Be sure to use cool or warm water when washing, and pick out a cleanser that is not too harsh for your skin type. Each wash should be done using either your hands or a baby washcloth (never use a regular washcloth if you have adult acne). Be sure to pat your skin dry rather than rub it.

2. Use Supplements to Control Your Sebum Production

Using the right Japanese supplements can do wonders for your skin. Hakubi B Tablets, for example, can help lower your sebum production levels, effectively counteracting whatever is causing your glands to overproduce oil. This not only helps you alleviate adult acne, but other problems to do with oily skin as well.

3. Use Topical Creams for Spot Treatment

Gentle cleansers are recommended for acne-prone skin so that the skin will not be further irritated and inflamed. However, a gentle cleanser is not sufficient for dealing with adult acne.

That is why you should use topical creams for spot treatment, to directly treat your acne without causing further breakouts. In this regard, Hakubi C Gel provides effective treatment, reducing oiliness while also replenishing moisture to prevent your skin from drying out.

4. Collagen to Reverse the Damage Done

Although collagen is not entirely essential in treating or preventing acne, it is the most important element when dealing with acne scarring. Collagen plays a key role in the healing of acne scars, and speeds up the natural healing process of your skin.

Quality-made products such as collagen drinks and collagen pills from Japan can help you reduce scarring due to your adult acne, while also providing all the other benefits that collagen is famous for, such as its anti-aging properties and improvements to skin hydration and elasticity.

Be Patient and Stay Diligent

When it comes to adult acne, it is important that you remain patient with your skin and diligently work on treating it. The change you want will not happen overnight, but is definitely achievable with time and continued effort.

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