Friday, August 26, 2011

The Miracle of Shiso

Did you know that same ingredient they serve with the popular Japanese culinary specialty sashimi (freshly prepared raw fish) is the same stuff that contains potent ingredients to beautiful radiant skin?

For over a thousand years, Asian herbalists have noticed that Shiso plants have the ability to survive the most extreme droughts and climatic conditions, as well as helping the surrounding plants to grow. As a result, Shiso has become the jewel of Japanese culinary art, as well as an important ingredient in macro biotic food because of its healing powers. Shiso is used in salads, spaghetti, meat dishes and it is also prepared as a flavorful herb in a variety of dishes, including Japanese pizza (Okonomiyaki) topping.

Shiso provides a strong taste with intensity that might be compared to that of a mint. Shiso is rich in omega-3 fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid with anti-inflammatory properties and has a prominent anti-oxidant effect. With Shiso’s valuable properties, it is widely used in medical, food, and cosmetic industries worldwide.

With today's increasing environmental hazards and the damaging rays of the sun, Shiso is the miracle ingredient to prevent your skin from pre-mature aging. And for the first time in cosmetic history, THANN's research and development team combines art and science to unlock the miracle of Shiso!!!

THANN have successfully dissolved the Nano Shiso in Rice Bran Oil without using any chemical intervention, which means it has pure and concentrated ingredients to help give you that soft and smooth skin!  THANN Shiso Collection contains Vitamin B1 & B2 to protect and revive skin cells by providing anti-oxidant benefits that are more effective than any artificial anti-oxidant in the market. When massaged on skin, the Nano Shiso particles combined with Rice Bran Oil will easily absorb into skin, providing various benefits as natural anti-oxidant, moisturizer and emollient. 

Take advantage of this week's Thann Special Promo! Go and visit for more details!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thann Thursday: Discover the Rice Collection


If there's one thing strikingly noticeable about Asian women is that they have (in general) beautiful, luminous skin. It's not a secret that they have a strict regimen of both skin care and diet that provides that inherent glow but there is also something that have been kept a secret from the West until recently.

Today, let's unravel that secret...

Rice Bran Oil.

What is it you ask? Despite its uncommon use in skincare in the West, this oil has a long and successful history in Japan where women, known as the “Rice Bran Beauties” have been using the oil on their face and body for hundreds of years. Rice Bran Oil is the oil extracted from the germ and inner husk of rice. Rice bran Oil has been shown to reverse the effects of aging by slowing the formation of wrinkles thanks to its concentration of three Vitamin E's.


Rice Bran Oil is full of antioxidants, such as Vitamin E, ferulic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, and oryzanol. The oil acts as both a carrier and emollient. In Japan, Rice Bran Oil is used as a skin and hair beauty enhancer. It is also used throughout the world in a variety of cosmetics, especially for those that treat dry and mature skin. 

Benefits of Rice Bran Oil

* High in antioxidants to fight free radicals and aid in slowing down the effects of aging.

* Considered to be hypoallergenic, making it ideal for clients even with the most sensitive skin.

* Protect collagen and elastin to maintain the suppleness of your skin.

* High in fatty acids, making it very beneficial for mature, delicate and sensitive skin.

* The small molecules enable it to penetrate into the skin without being greasy.

Did you know that Rice Bran Oil is the key ingredient in Thann’s skin care products? Only the highest quality of Rice Bran Oil is used in Thann products to provide all the benefits that it has to offer. Today is the perfect time to try the benefits of this century old Asian beauty secret! From now until August 17th, you get 20% OFF discount on all items in the Rice Collection:

Try Thann’s beautiful range of natural Bath & Massage Oils (containing 95% of rice bran oil), which can also be used as intensive weekly moisturizing treatments. For face care, The Rice Collection also contains a high percentage of Rice Bran Oil. 

Lastly, for lips so soft and smooth, don't forget to pick up the Rice Extract Lip Balm! With Aloe and Rice Bran Extract, the soft and smooth texture of this Thann lip balm enriches your lips with natural plant extracts that moisturizes and nourishes all day and all night long.

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Ultimate Grand Prize

We can't even tell you how excited we are to share this amazing news with you! Just over a week ago, after all the hard work and the unbelievable long hours over the course of a year, we finally got THERE!

Got where you ask?

Well, we finally broke into the United States market via our highly anticipated premiere at ShopNBC!!!
And broke into the US we did! We had an incredibly successful stint that we actually sold out a few of our top best sellers within minutes! Hence, the free flow of champagne, the abundance of delicious mini cupcakes and the endless joyful laughter at Friday night's celebration party!

It was perhaps one of the most adrenaline-pumped hour of our lives!

The amazing and luxurious Thann Body Butter.

We also had a superbly successful Twitter campaign, headed by Twenty York Street, which created the perfect amount of buzz we needed to accompany our long-awaited debut at ShopNBC!

We are very, very happy about this and we would like to share this huge success with you - our loyal clients and friends! In honour of Thann's major milestone, we have joined forces with one of our closest partners in the hospitality industry, the famous Arc Hotel, to give you:

The Ultimate Thann + Arc Hotel Grand Prize Give-away!

Ottawa's first luxury hotel, the Arc Hotel is dubbed by Time Magazine as "The Place to stay in the Nation's Capital!" Imagine an urban oasis that welcomes guests to a place of luxury and design, an unmatched sophistication that will give you an experience like no other.

Are you ready to hear the details of the Ultimate Thann + Arc Hotel Grand Prize Give-away?

Your Ultimate Arc Hotel experience is so incredible, we are so excited to share these details with you:
  • One night stay in a MAJESTIC KING ROOM
  • VIP Valet Parking
  • Belgium Chocolates
  • Sparkling Wine upon arrival
  • Arctinis
  • Breakfast for 2 
And if all these are not enough, how about a huge beautiful basket of Thann's best and most coveted products?

Absolutely brilliant, right?!


To enter, all you simply have to do is follow THANN Skincare and Arc the Hotel in Twitter and Facebook and submit your entry (in Twitter or Facebook) by filling in the blanks:

My favourite @thannskincare product is ____ and I deserve @arcthehotel stay because ____.

So, what are you waiting for? Go and enter, now!

Good luck!

Photos courtesy of: CL Buchanan Photography.