MUKOOMI was co-founded by entrepreneur Shahdan Calcuttawalla and Priyanka Yoshikawa. Yoshikawa was the first half Japanese half Indian contestant to win the title of Miss World Japan (2016) and is also an entrepreneur and a keen advocate for diversity in all its forms.
The name MUKOOMI is a play on the Japanese words 'mukou' (向こう) - beyond and 'miru' (見る) - to see. It means to see beyond typical beauty expectations, see beyond divides physical or metaphorical.
The debut range is gender-neutral and can be used by everyone. It features four CBD infused skin care products, including face cream, eye serum, skin serum, and hydrating facial toner, as well as CBD isolate drops crafted for consumption.
The company is also releasing regular blog posts - in both Japanese and English - to help educate Japanese consumers on the benefits and usage of CBD in daily life.
Recent articles include:
- Everything you need to know about CBD oil in Japan
- A guide to taking CBD oil effectively
MUKOOMI works with the Cannabinoid Examination Committee of the Japan Cosmetics Association to ensure a high-quality standard. Currently, the ingredients MUKOOMI uses for their line of CBD oil is sourced from the Netherlands, but Priyanka and her team are working towards setting up a Japan-based production process.
POST 1: Everything you need to know about CBD oil in Japan
Starting your CBD journey is an exciting time! But with so much information out there and uncertainty about the legality of hemp products in Japan, knowing what to trust is difficult. So we’ve put together a simple, concise run down everything you need to know about CBD oil in Japan.
What’s the difference between marijuana and CBD?
Marijuana as most people know it and CBD come from the same cannabis plant; but they’re different.
THC is the active ingredient in marijuana that makes people feel ‘high.’ THC is illegal in Japan, while CBD is a different chemical compound taken from the hemp plant, which doesn’t contain any THC and doesn’t leave the user feeling high. We’ve covered it in more depth over on our FAQ page.
Is CBD legal, and what types are available in Japan?
CBD by itself is legal, but Japan-based users must be diligent in ensuring what they’re using is ok. There are three types of CBD: CBD isolate, full-spectrum CBD, and broad-spectrum CBD.
CBD isolate (the purest form) and broad-spectrum CBD contain no THC, so they are legal. Full-spectrum CBD contains THC and is not legal in Japan.
MUKOOMI’s CBD products are entirely legal, and our oil is registered with the Cannabinoid Examination Committee of the Japan Cosmetics Association.
How much does CBD oil typically cost?
Quality CBD oil should be considered an investment in your wellness journey. Prices vary depending on the size of the product and the concentration levels of CBD in each oil.
MUKOOMI’s 30ml CBD oil, for example, is 900mg, which places it in the mid-level concentration and makes it a perfect starting point for trying CBD for the first time. Expect to pay between ￥9,000- ￥13,000 for a similar product depending on the supplier.
What non-oil forms does CBD come in?
Gummies, capsules, vapes, bath bombs, snacks, lemonade, topicals, CBD comes in countless forms! Imagine a product you consume or apply to your body, and chances are there’s a CBD-infused version of it out there.
We decided to begin simple. Beyond the consumable oils, we have CBD infused face cream, skin serum, eye serum, and a toner.
Many users with problem skin like acne have found that CBD helps reduce inflammation and decrease excess sebum. Those dealing with the effects of getting older say they love the antioxidant boost CBD gives their skin. Remember, everyone is different, so you may have to explore a little before you find the product to best suit your needs.