Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar Soap 2.82 oz. (80 g)
Essential Formulas Dr. Ohhira's Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar Soap merges the revitalizing power of natural ingredients, ancient Japanese fermentation skills, and modern science to create a clarifying, balancing, and rejuvenating beauty bar gentle enough for the entire family. Crafted from 14 natural plant extracts, Kampuku provides chemical-free moisturizing, probiotic support, and natural deodorant benefits. This gentle but effective beauty bar is suitable for daily use on all skin types, especially very sensitive skin. Honored with the ‘Best of Beauty’ Award by Better Nutrition Magazine, Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar promotes and maintains supple, radiant-looking skin, naturally! Although its natural caramel color may fade during use and storage, the soap’s high quality remains intact. No animal by-products, preservatives, or synthetic colors.
Why are probiotics good for the skin?
Damaging environmental factors and harsh skincare regimes can destroy the healthy bacteria found naturally in and on the skin, allowing irritation, inflammation and dehydration to occur. The pH-balancing blend of pre- and probiotics maintain and strengthen the skin by deterring the growth of harmful bacteria, stimulating its innate immune system and limiting the production of free radicals, leaving skin clean, hydrated and supple.
What ingredients are in the Kampuku Beauty Bar?
The main ingredient is a plant-based cleanser combined with a unique probiotic herbal extract, Japanese mountain spring water, and natural caramel color. The probiotic extract begins with hand-harvested raw botanical ingredients: Apricot; Wild Vine; Chinese Matrimony; Mulberry; Sea Tangle; Chinese Cabbage; Oleaster; Plum; Wild Strawberry; Loquat; Mugwort; Brown Seaweed; Shiitake Mushroom; Chinese Bayberry.
These herbals are carefully blended and fermented with a unique E. faecalis TH10 lactic acid bacteria (LAB)—one of the strongest LAB strains available today. The final extract contains the LAB, its nutritious culture medium, and naturally occurring organic acids, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins.
How often should I use the Kampuku Beauty Bar?
Suitable for daily use and appropriate for both body and face, The Kampuku Beauty Bar offers natural deodorant benefits while leaving the skin clean and moisturized. Due to a traditional Japanese method that produces vegetable glycerin, quality fats, and oils and allows these moisturizing substances to evenly dissolve into the skin, the Kampuku Beauty Bar is ideal for shaving the face, legs and other delicate areas while helping to reduce painful razor-rash.
Is the beauty bar safe for sensitive skin?
The all-natural, plant-based Kampuku Beauty Bar is gentle enough for use on even a newborn’s delicate skin. Reactions to Dr. Ohhira’s products are extremely rare, but if one does occur, cease using the product immediately and consult your physician.
I am allergic to one of the botanicals in the probiotic extract. Is this product safe to use?
Dr. Ohhira's Kampuku Beauty Bar contains no known allergens and is guaranteed free of artificial colors, fragrances, stabilizers, deodorants, preservatives, chemicals, and titanium oxide. During the three-year fermentation process ingredients in the probiotic extract morph into a substance that has no similarity to the original allergen. But if you are concerned about a reaction, test the beauty bar under the guidance of your physician.
A Synergistic Team: Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar AND Probiotic Magoroku Skin Lotion
Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotic Kampuku Beauty Bar is most effective when used with his other probiotic products, especially the Magoroku Skin Lotion. Comprised of probiotic extracts from fourteen wild plants, soothing Aloe vera, peach leaf, and loquat leaf extracts, the herbals in this lotion are metabolized in Japanese Magoroku (equine oil), which is very similar to the skin’s own natural oils and allows for deep absorption of the probiotic properties.
About Essential Formulas
EFI President and CEO Michael Schoor learned about Dr. Ohhira's probiotic formula while traveling in Malaysia in 1997. While visiting Kuala Lumpur, Michael experienced serious digestive discomfort after eating at a local fast-food restaurant. Finding himself without his usual remedy from home, he consulted a local doctor who recommended a product from Japan known as OM-X.
The probiotic capsules helped immediately and substantially. In fact, the product worked more effectively than anything Michael had used before. He noticed that he felt better faster, and didn't have any negative side effects. Michael was so impressed by the results that he set out to learn all he could about the little brown capsules that had stopped his digestive discomfort in its tracks. His search ultimately led him to Japan where he met the formulator of the mysterious capsules, Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira, one of Japan's leading microbiologists.
Dr. Ohhira educated Michael about the digestive health formula. Supported by over twenty university-based scientific studies, the capsules contained not only probiotics, but also prebiotics (substances that nourish probiotics) and organic acids that promote a healthy digestive tract pH. No wonder Dr. Ohhira's formula was so helpful; it was a lot more than just a probiotic supplement. Michael was determined to share it with American consumers.
Late in 1999, Dr. Ohhira and Michael reached an agreement that established Michael's soon-to-be-formed new company as the sole distributor of Dr. Ohhira's probiotic products and dietary supplements in North America and elsewhere. They decided on "Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics 12 PLUS" (now simply called "Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics") as the American name for the flagship product. Essential Formulas Incorporated (EFI) was established in 2000 to bring Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics to the United States. Thus, the adventure began.
Since then, EFI has expanded its product line. In addition to Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics, customers also enjoy the immune system support of Propolis PLUS; a vegan certified fish oil alternative called Essential Living Oils; and a growing line of probiotic skin care products. EFI will continue to introduce and release additional products from Dr. Ohhira and others in the future.
Founded by Michael, William, and Jo Len Schoor in 2000, EFI is a family-owned and operated business. Michael is president and CEO, William is executive vice president, and Jo Len is responsible for EFI's public outreach programs. Late in 2000, Marty Schoor joined the company to oversee operations at the corporate office. Before its tenth anniversary in 2010, EFI had grown to twelve full-time employees and scores of commissioned reps/brokers working throughout the United States and Canada.
EFI pledges to provide the highest quality natural supplements available and the finest customer care. The Schoor family stands behind this pledge! In addition to quality products and exceptional customer service, EFI strives to lead the industry in providing customer education regarding product content, use, and efficacy.