Wasabi and sushi are a traditional Japanese food pairing but did you know that wasabi serves a greater purpose than adding a little fiery heat to your meal? Most sushi fans couldn't imagine eating their sashimi without it but few know that the reason why wasabi is served with sushi, aside from the great taste, is that it's a natural antibacterial that can help prevent food poisoning when eating raw fish.
Wasabi's natural antibacterial properties also make it an excellent ingredient for treating acne! Although we don't recommend slathering this green paste directly on your skin (ouch!), using acne products that contain wasabi extract can dramatically transform your skin.
Derma MD's Clear-ifying Wasabi Acne Treatment System contains wasabi extract along with fruit acids, marine algae, encapsulated salicylic acid and niacinamide to help control acne causing bacteria without the dryness or irritation caused by benzoyl peroxide containing products.