Made in JAPAN
An advanced whitening gel that leaves skin soft, moist, and translucent.
Daily base treatment to prevent spots and dullness. Features “deep HQ complex※1”. Blocks spots at the source. The fully hydrated gel cream leaves skin soft and restores its original translucence.
Deep HQ complex※１、Photo shot complex※２
※1:Uncaria gambir extract, coffee extract (moisturizing ingredients)
※2:Rosa multiflora extract, artichoke extract(moisturizing ingredients)
Episteme is manufactured by ROHTO Pharmaceutical.
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohto_Pharmaceutical
Minimizes lines around the eyes and mouth. A concentrated, quasi-pharmaceutical beauty cream certified for its new "wrinkle-improving" effects. Contains pure retinol, an active pharmaceutical ingredient recognized for the first time for its wrinkle-improving effects achieved by promoting the production of hyaluronic acid and increasing moisture in skin to make it more flexible. Also formulated with collagen GL (water-soluble collagen and glycerin (moisturizer)) to produce and retain a firm skin tone.
Cosmetics and quasi-drugs categories
In Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare classifies the beauty products under 2 categories: cosmetics and quasi-drugs. Quasi-drugs, in opposite to cosmetics, are medicated, have a mild pharmacologic effect and include active ingredients. If the product is approved as a quasi-drug by the ministry, the manufacturer is allowed to actually claim the effectiveness of the product.