For more than a century no one at the Yoshitaka Gold Leaf Foundry in Japan could figure out why the women who worked there had such beautiful skin on their hands. The secret? These women submerged their hands in the natural fermented paste used for making the washi paper to place between sheets of gold leaf. Inspired by this, Makanai Pure Beauty was created in 2004, with shops now all over Japan and at select venues in France, Italy and the United Kingdom.
I’m in love with its incredible products. After I use them, I can’t stop touching my face, it feels so soft and va-va-voom velvety. You’ll lust after the $40 lathering soap and the $50 Kanazawa Morning Zen face cream. It’s a dream. For more, visit Makanaibeauty.com.
– Debbi K. Kickham