I came across the Nardi brand through a positive review on one of their two-way foundations (done in passing hence the lack of link). I’ve been searching for it but I reckon my luck’s running on dry lately. I won’t give up, though. But in my research, I found their anti-aging line, which prides itself of a breakthrough in cosmetics that can only be found in their products. Here’s a hint: it’s a substitute to Retinol.
Korean cosmetics company, Nadri Cosmetics and and Korea Medical Institute of Dermatology & Aesthetics did a joint-research, thus, came up with Sanghwang (Phellinus Linteus) NAG. An oriental medical science gave birth to the Sanghwang capsule which is made up of ten different herbal medicines and distinguished wrinkle care substance called NAG, the formation of functional cosmetic substance including natural materials.
Components and efficacy of Sanghwang and NAG (copy lifted from the product’s website)
(1) Sanghwang Capsule
This support the woman’s Ying energy(cold energy) with three stages of 水(moisture), 白(white), 少(young) for the ideal skin condition based on the principle of harmony and circulation with the prescribed compound of 10 different herbal medicines(Phellinus Linteus, Liriopis Tuber, Anemarrhenae Rhizoma, Bletillae Rhizoma, Angelicae Dahuricae Radix, Paeoniae Radix, Hoicho (Saxifraga Stolonifera), Astragali Radix, Schizandrae Fructus, dried Hoelen) in ideal proportion.
a. Sanghawng mushroom (Phellinus Linteus)
- As the old book called Nonghwangrok says, “Yellow mushroom growing on old mulberry tree is the herb of eternal youth to revive a dead person”, it is known as the emperor of mushroom with its superior efficacy and effect.
- It protects the skin from outside pollution and helps skin drain away impurities.
- It also suppresses the generation of active oxygen and makes the skin young and resilient.
b. 水丹(moisture: Liriopis Tuber, Anemarrhenae Rhizoma, Bletillae Rhizoma)
These herbal components revitalize and nourish the skin from the dryness and sag with the superior moisture effect.
c. 白丹(white: ngelicae Dahuricae Radix, Paeoniae Radix, Saxifraga Stolonifera)
These herbal components clarify the skin from the harshness and darkness with the superior anti-oxidation effect.
d. 少丹(young: Astragali Radix, Schizandrae Fructus, dried Hoelen)
These herbal components provide healthy and young looking skin on the surface.
(2) Anti aging new substance NAG (Advent of new powerful NAG substituted for retinol!)
NAG (N-Acetyl Glucosamine) is the new anti-wrinkle components originated from natural Crustacea, and has the excellent synthesis of collagen and cell propagation ability to give the great anti aging effect which cares not only fine wrinkles from aging but also the existing thick wrinkles.
NAG can be used day and night irrespectively as it is safe from the light and temperature getting over the limitation of retinal, which is the representative anti-aging product, and can be used for a long time without considering the validity as it continues its safety for more than 30 months.
(3) It provides the herbal nutritions to your skin with the supercritical extraction method through the low-temperature process.
All Sanghwang NAG products contain Sanghwang capsule extracted from 10 selected distinguished herbal medicines including Sanghwang (Phellinus Linteus) by supercritical extraction method.
Supercritical extraction method is the new technology extracting the required activated substances in a high concentration as wanted and selected. It is nontoxic to human body and processed under the low-temperature so that you can feel its freshness and effectiveness directly on your skin. Also the herbal components penetrate deeply into the skin thru the skin line, which provides brightness and nutrients to your skin.
This certainly caught my attention and peaked my interest. I’m still doing more research on it, hoping to get a sample (if I’m lucky enough to spot one here in Manila). I was able to find a couple of addresses wherein you beauties living in the Western part of the US can peruse. Addresses are listed below and one even has a contact number. I’m working on getting to learn more about the products and the brand.
Anyway, if any of you have already tried the Sanghwang NAG, feel free to let me know about your experience!
Nadri in the US
Nadri Cosmetics – 1517 S Western Ave Los Angeles, California – 323-733-8345
Nadri Cosmetics Store – 3030 Sepulveda Blvd Torrance, CA 90505-2717