LOS ANGELES Japanese skin care line Yu-Be, which was first created in 1957 by pharmacist Yoshikiyo Nowatari, now includes two new products: Yu-Be foaming skin polish and Yu-Be moisturizing body lotion.
The Foaming Skin Polish contains fine grains of rice bran and bamboo along with cleansing agents to create a foaming scrub that washes away dead skin.
Extracts of ginger root and ginseng tone and balance the skin, while green tea, geranium oil and camphor promise to provide a soothing, refreshing sensation.
Yu-Be’s Moisturizing Body Lotion is a non-greasy formula that works for hours to hydrate and retain moisture in dry skin, according to the company.
Yu-Be, which is manufactured by Yuskin Pharmaceutical Company in Japan, is available in the United States, Europe and Australia at such retailers as Sephora and Whole Foods.