Daikon Does A Face Mask Good
DAIKON / dye-kon / n / 1. Raphanus sativus var. longipinnatus, also known as Chinese radish or white radish, a large, edible root that originated in the Mediterranean and was brought to China for cultivation around 500 B.C; / n / 2. A versatile piece of produce that boasts a mild flavor and is prepared raw or cooked in Asian cuisine; / n / 3. A natural digestive rich in vitamins A, C and E named for two Japanese words—”dai,” meaning large, and “kon,” meaning root; / n / 4. A vegetable that is referred to as dongchimi when pickled producing a ferment filtrate that kills most common pathogenic bacteria when used as a natural preservative in cosmetics, e.g., “Keep your favorite creams and salves fresh—and paraben-free—with daikon.”
Try it: Patyka Biokaliftin Intensive Moisturizing Mask with Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, $79, www.spiritbeautylounge.com.
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