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Shiso(Latin: Perilla frutescens)
Shiso is known as Japanese mint. Rich in polyphenols (particularly Rosmarinic acid) and triterpenoids (particularly Ursolic acid), natural molecules that demonstrate antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-allergic bioactivities. Shiso leaf acts as a powerful antioxidant defending skin from free radical damage. It helps to prevent skin reactivity and soothes sensitive skin. Shiso leaf is well-known in Kampo medicine for its strong detox properties. Shiso oil, extracted from the seeds of shiso is the richest plant source of omega-3 fatty acids. Perilla oil has multiple beneficial effects as it replenishes skin moisture, promotes down-regulation of inflammation and helps maintain healthy skin complexion.