Adzuki Beans, Vigna angularis, (also known as aduki or azuki beans, are small, red beans that are packed with fiber, antioxidants, and protein. They have been used in Japanese skincare regimens for centuries to cleanse and exfoliate the skin to rejuvenate, tighten, and brighten the complexion.
When crushed into a powder, the non-abrasive micrograins gently buff away dull, dry, flaky skin without damaging the surface of the skin.
A gentle massage with Adzuki Bean powder promotes circulation and tightens the skin, leaving you with a soft, smooth texture and a fresh and radiant glow.
Adzuki Beans also contain a natural foaming agent called saponin, which helps deep clean pores by absorbing excess oil, removing dirt and dead skin cells, drawing out impurities, unclogging pores, and promoting increased circulation.
When used on the face, Adzuki Bean powder can aid in reducing irritation, redness, and other skin sensitivities. Since the antimicrobial properties plus natural saponins in adzuki beans help to decrease bacteria that trigger breakouts, they are great for those prone to acne and blackheads.