Japanese Skincare: Flora Drip, the Essence of Timeless Beauty

Japanese Skincare: Flora Drip, the Essence of Timeless Beauty

As we head into summer, you may be wondering how to protect and hydrate your skin during hot, sunny days. Following the ALBION 4-Step Skincare Ritual is the best way, but if you just started experimenting with Japanese skincare, why not try our hydrating essence, Flora Drip? Below, we explain what it is, how to incorporate it into your skincare routine, and what skin benefits to expect. 


What Is ALBION Flora Drip? 

Flora Drip from ALBION is a rejuvenating essence infused with the exclusive MYURAT™ complex. Sourced from the pristine Shirakami mountains in Japan, our unique blend combines five hand-selected herbs with rare white koji processed using our innovative targeted fermentation technology. 

Enriched with flavonoids, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, Flora Drip is formulated to give you well-hydrated, visibly uplifted, and radiant skin. A delicate herbal aroma, evoking the serenity of Japanese nature, is coupled with a rich yet lightweight, silky texture. 

In Japan and Asia, Flora Drip is a cult favorite among skincare enthusiasts for its efficacy, unique ingredients, and luxurious formulation. The product has garnered positive reviews, including in the U.S., for its ability to deliver visible improvements in skin hydration, radiance, and a dewy glow. 

We named our essence after Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, as our tribute to the philosophy of timeless beauty. 


What Is an Essence? 

Not to be confused with a toner or a serum, an essence is a lightweight hydrating product that provides an extra layer of moisture, delivers nutrients, and enhances the skin's overall health. 

Botanical-infused essences have been a popular part of skincare rituals in Japan for centuries. Essences hydrate, soften, brighten, and prepare the skin to better absorb serums and moisturizers. They are usually applied after toning and before serums by patting into the skin with hands or using a cotton pad. 

Toners are designed to cleanse the skin further after washing, remove any remaining impurities, and balance the skin’s pH levels. Serums are highly concentrated treatments that target specific skin issues like aging or hyperpigmentation. 


Key Ingredients in Flora Drip 

MYURAT™ is a proprietary complex of active ingredients developed by ALBION. It is created through a unique targeted fermentation process using five carefully selected, organically grown medicinal herbs combined with pure white koji fungus, also known as Shirakami koji. The unique fermentation technology enhances the effectiveness of the plant extracts. 

The five herbs used in MYURAT™ are known for their skin-soothing and rejuvenating properties: 

  1. Artemisia Capillaris (capillary wormwood) is known for its anti-inflammatory and stress reduction properties. 
  2. Cyanus Segetum (cornflower) provides superior antioxidant benefits and supports the skin barrier. 
  3. Artemisia Montana (mountain wormwood) helps nourish the skin. 
  4. Melissa Officinalis (lemon balm) is known for its calming properties and potential for alleviating stress and anxiety. 
  5. Thymus Serpyllum (wild thyme) offers antibacterial, antiseptic, and astringent benefits. 


The Benefits of Fermented Skincare   

Specifically formulated for normal to dry skin, the MYURAT™ formula is designed to enhance the appearance of your skin in five ways: 

  1. Smoother and more hydrated complexion. 
  2. Minimized appearance of fine lines. 
  3. Refined skin tone and bright, naturally radiant complexion. 
  4. Enhanced skin suppleness and elasticity. 
  5. More youthful and taut-looking skin. 

We conducted a consumer study over two weeks, where U.S. participants reported the following benefits of using Flora Drip: 

  • 100% agreed their skin felt instantly well-hydrated. 
  • 100% agreed skin felt smoother, more even, and balanced. 
  • 100% agreed skin appeared brighter and more radiant with a youthful, healthy glow. 
  • 96% agreed skin felt more taut and more resilient. 
  • 92% agreed fine lines looked less visible. 

* Based on a 2-week consumer study of 25 individuals. 


How to Incorporate Flora Drip Into Your Skincare Routine 

Flora Drip is easy to incorporate into any skincare routine. Use it after cleansing and toning, or if you are following the ALBION 4-Step Skincare Ritual, apply Flora Drip as the third step. 

Begin with a cleansed skin followed by ALBION balancing milk. Saturate a facial cotton pad with Flora Drip essence or use clean hands and gently press the formula onto your skin, then lightly massage with your fingertips to enhance absorption. 

Or if you are in the Los Angeles area, stop by our Face Spa in Venice, California, to experience the essence of a Japanese skincare ritual with our beauty experts. You can also shop at our experience store, where we will show you how to use ALBION products, including Flora Drip! 

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