Nara Period

In Japan, beauty translates to flawless skin, youth and purification. Hence, Japanese are known to have preserved some of the most natural skin care secrets since ancient times. Originally, a part of the royal beauty treatment, Adzuki beans are one of the hidden skin-exfoliating secrets of Japanese women’s beauty regime. This regime was used as early as the Nara Period (710-794 AD) which became even more popular since the 18th century. Japanese women used the powdered delicacy to cleanse and purify their skin.