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Our Ingredients

22 Botanical Ingredients + 2 Award-Winning Patented Ingredient Technologies

Your Hair & Scalp Health

15 Years From Now

We formulate each of our products so that your hair and scalp can revive and maintain their healthy, vital state even 10 - 15 years from now. That means we pack our formulations with ingredients that boost their wellbeing and natural function, while taking out everything that can damage or irritate your skin and hair.

kiwabi's core ingredients

22 Asian Botanical Ingredients

We use Japan's advanced haircare, scalp care and skincare technologies to seamlessly merge nature and science.

Watercress extract

This extract is derived from Watercress in Brassicaceae family. Watercress is also known in the French
name, Cresson. It originates in Europe and grows in Americas, Asia, Oceania and many parts of the
world, especially by the waterside. Thus, the English name, Watercress. This mineral-and-vitamin-rich
herb is widely used for cooking. Watercress revitalizes the scalp, gives moisture and luster to the hair,
and is expected to well-condition scalp and hair.

Marshmallow root extract

It comes from the root of the perennial Marsh mallow (Athaea officinalis) in Malvaceae family, which
leaves are covered with soft fur and it is also called velvet althea. Long ago, the starch from its root was
used to make the snack, marshmallow. Thus, the plant is called Marsh mallow overseas. Marsh mallow
root contains much polysaccharides and is believed to have effects to keep the skin smooth, prevent
skin problems, and turn the hair smooth and manageable.

Arnica flower extract

This is extracted from the flowers of Arnica (Arnica unalascensis) in Asteraceae family. Of all the Arnica
variety, this extract is from the Montana species in Europe. The small yellow flower opens on a knee-
high stem with a distinct tart scent. Arnica flower extract is expected to smooth the skin, protect the
scalp from skin problems, maintain moisture in the hair, and support the scalp health.

Chimaphila umbellate leaf extract

It is obtained from the leaves of Chimaphila umbellate in Pyrolaceae family, which grows in Europe and
North America. Since, it has the plum-like flower as if an umbrella is opened downward, it was named
Umegasaso (plum umbrella plant) in Japanese. Chimaphila umbellate leaf keeps the scalp clean and is
said to be effective in maintaining the hair healthy and strong.

Okura extract

It is derived from Okura in Malvaceae family. Although Okura is originated in Africa, it is a familiar
summer vegetable in Japan. The impressive flower has pale yellow petals with the center in wine red,
which looks like small hibiscus. Okura contains the distinct slimy mucin. Mucin holds moisture well and is
attracting attention as a possible moisturizing beauty ingredient to keep the skin and scalp healthy.
Okura also contains a lot of minerals and is believed to impart moisture and shine to help the hair
become smooth and manageable.

Ginseng root

Ginseng is also called Chinese ginseng or Korean ginseng and grows from Liaodong, China to Korean
Peninsula. It is a perennial in Araliaceae family and the root is harvested after several years of

cultivation. Ginseng root is the main part that is used as medicine. With the difficulty to cultivate and
excellent effectiveness, Ginseng has earned honor since ancient times. The Ginseng root extract is
expected to revitalize the hair and maintain its health.

Lamium album flower extract

This extract comes from the flower of Lamium album in Lamiaceae family. Lamium album grows in
clusters in the shade on the mountains of China, Korean Peninsula and Japan. The Japanese name,
Odorikoso (Dancer plant) came from the small flowers clustering around the stem which look like
dancers with hats lined up in a circle. Lamium album flower extract is effective in smoothing the skin and
preventing it from skin troubles. It is expected to keep the scalp smooth and healthy, imparting moisture
to the hair.

Chamomile flower extract

This extract comes from the flowers of German chamomile in Asteraceae family, which grows widely
from Europe to western Asia. It puts on white petals with yellow center with a fruity scent like the apple.
Chamomile flowers have been used as medicine in Europe since more than 4000 years ago. To this day,
it is used for herb tea, aroma therapy and other purposes. Chamomile flower extract protects skins from
troubles, which is expected to keep the scalp vital and nurture the hair.

Artemisia capillaris extract

This is extracted from Artemisia capillaris in Asteraceae family. It grows widely in Asia by the sea and
rivers, and is said to protect the scalp from skin troubles and reduce dandruff and itchiness. By
maintaining the scalp health, it is expected to keep the hair robust.

Gentian root extract

It is derived from the root of perennial plant Gentian in Gentianaceae family growing in Europe. Gentian
root contains a bitter property called secoiridoid glycoside. Gentian root extract is believed to
strengthen and moisturize the scalp and hair, maintaining the youthful look of the hair.

Burdock root extract

This is extracted from the root of Burdock in Asteraceae family. Burdock root is used as food in Japan
and Korea but used as medicine in China. Burdock root extract has invigorating and moisturizing effects
which will lead the hair to become healthful, silky, and dewy.

European redwood pinecone extract

This extract comes from the pinecones of Scots pine (or European redwood) in the pine family.
European redwood was historically used for Christmas tree in Europe and North America, but its natural
habitat is shrinking greatly due to harvesting and wild fire, etc. European redwood has a soothing scent,
often used for aroma therapy. The leaves have been used for pine needle liquor and tea since ancient
times. Scots pine’s pinecone extract has the effects to smooth out the texture and retain moisture.
Scientists hope it will help keep the scalp and hair silky.

Hedera helix extract

This extract is derived from Hedera helix in the Araliaceae family. Hedera helix grows in Europe,
Northern Africa, and Asia, known as Ivy and used as a house plant and to decorate walls. The extract
protects the scalp from dryness and itch. You can expect the effects of keeping your scalp and hair

Japanese swertia extract

This is extracted from Swertia in the Gentianaceae family. It grows on mountain meadows in China,
Korean Peninsula, and Japan. In fall, Swertia puts on tiny fair flowers. It has been used for medicine in
Japan since ancient times. The name Swertia (Senburi in Japanese = thousand shakings) derived from
the strong bitterness that you cannot shake out after a thousand-time tries. Swertia extract is said to
strengthen and support the hair.

Garlic extract

This extract comes from the garlic bulb. Garlic has a long cultivating history all over the world for food,
medicine, protection against evil, and many other uses. Garlic extract keeps the scalp clean, imparting
strength and moisture. It is expected to maintain scalp health.

Linden flower extract

It is derived from the flower of the deciduous tree in the Linden family, which grows widely in the
temperate to subarctic zones of the Northern Hemisphere. Little-leaf linden flower has been used for
tea for a long time. Little-leaf linden flower extract contains flavonoid and other properties expected to
maintain the scalp and hair robust.

Yuzu extract

This is extracted from the Yuzu in the Rutaceae family. Although Yuzu is believed to originate from the
upper Yangtze River in China, Japan is at the top in production and consumption today. Prized for the
refreshing tartness and aroma, Yuzu has been used for cooking and essential oil. The skin and fruit of
Yuzu contains many effective beauty properties against skin troubles. Yuzu extract is believed to help
repair hair damage and keep a youthful look of the hair.

Rosemary extract

It comes from Rosemary in the Lamiaceae family. Rosemary is cultivated in Europe, USA, Americas and
many parts of the world. Originally from the Mediterranean coast, rosemary is known as a culinary herb
and used for aroma therapy. You can expect rosemary to help maintain your hair healthy and young.

Roman chamomile flower extract

It is derived from the flowers of Roman chamomile in the Asteraceae family. Roman chamomile grows in
Europe and Northern America. German chamomile is the biennial (annual or over-winter plant) common
variety, but Roman chamomile is perennial used for herb tea and aroma therapy. Roman chamomile
flower extract is said to be effective in keeping the scalp clean and healthy and maintaining the lustrous

Persimmon tannin

This is one form of polyphenol contained in persimmon, known as the cause of astringent taste.
Although it is in all persimmons, soluble tannin is contained a lot in un-ripened or astringent
persimmons versus ripened persimmons have a lot of un-soluble tannin. Astringent persimmons have
been used for many purposes. Persimmon tannin is effective in keeping the scalp and hair clean, thus,
expected to have effects to maintain clear and wholesome scalp environment.

Peony extract

It is derived from the skin of Peony roots. In the land of origin, China, Peony is described as “the king of a
hundred flowers,” beloved by the dynasties over time. The skin of Peony root has been used in the
Chinese medicine. Peony extract has the effects to give strength to the hair and prevent skin troubles,
which are expected to maintain the scalp and hair in sound conditions.


Algae extract comes from seaweed. Rich in minerals, it supports the scalp health, imparts moisture to
the hair, and protects it from dryness. It is expected to deliver the luster and strength.