What is ALBION
Skin Conditioner?

Nicknamed “SkiCon” in Japan, Skin Conditioner is ALBION's iconic beauty product that has been much loved by generations of women since its debut in 1974. A masterpiece of ALBION, it amazingly restores and beautifies all skin types, alleviating any skin problems to restore healthy and radiant skin.

What is Job's tears seed?

Job's tears (also known as Coix lacryma-jobi) is commonly grown in the warmer parts of Asia. When husked and powdered, the seed becomes the Chinese traditional medicine Yi Yi Ren (Yokuinin in Japanese), a nutritious substance employed in food products, beverages and topical medicines for its expected benefits as an analeptic, as well as in the relief of arthritis- and gout-related pain.

To deliver the best beauty benefits to the skin, the Job’s tears used in Skin Conditioner is Kitanohato, a variety which ALBION specially harvested in Hokkaido, where the bitterly cold climate boosts its nutrients, strength and vitality, producing a superior variety without the need for pesticides. It took however, 20 years of arduous research before ALBION pioneered a unique extraction process which yields a very concentrated job’s tear extract.

Coix lacryma-jobi's (Job's tears')
action on skin

It boosts the skin’s self-recuperative ability
by rectifying its metabolic rhythm.

- Corneous cells do not mature, and the barrier function of the stratum corneum declines

With an over-active corneous cell metabolism
- Skin is easily irritated
- Skin flushed easily
- Pimples are formed easily
- Makeup cannot be applied smoothly

- Has moisture retention ability
- Corneous cell metabolism and melanin breakdown run smoothly
- Cell generation runs smoothly

With a normal corneous cell metabolism

- Has no moisture retention ability
- Melanin breakdown is disrupted

With a sluggish corneous cell metabolism
- Skin lacks firmness and luster
- Skin gets dull and dry easily
- Makeup cannot be applied smoothly
- Visible spots, freckles and fine wrinkles

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Skin Conditioner is an “active” skin lotion designed to promote healthy skin by supporting the skin‘s inherent ability to restore itself.

With a cool and refreshing sensation, Skin Conditioner supports skin functions to promote healthy and radiant skin. Skin Conditioner self-optimises its skincare benefits for individual skin conditions, making it a dependable skin companion for all seasons and age groups, and for anyone pursuing true beauty. Start by experiencing the six skincare benefits that make Skin Conditioner such an indispensable product.

Promotes Radiance:
Hydrates and brightens the skin for a healthy glow
Clarifies the Skin:
Delivers visibly translucent skin
Refines the Skin Texture:
Firms and moisturises the skin that is prone to dryness to minimise roughness
Prevent Breakout:
Removes excess sebum
Tightens the Skin:
Improves the staying power of makeup
Soothes the skin after sun:
Cools down flushed skin with a refreshing sensation

Active ingredient: Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate