Japanese beauty is steeped in centuries-old rituals and traditions. Geisha's have long been icons of enchantment, and their rich cultural beauty practices have been passed down to inspire generations of women. Central to Japanese beauty is water. Water is a symbol of cleanness, or pureness. Water is also deeply connected with the Japanese woman’s mind about beauty. It’s not a latest trend, but more an historical and emotional connection rooted as a basic belief. This talk will explore Japanese beauty practices. Some background will be introduced as well as key routines and products of everyday skin care for Japanese women.
Update: For your safety and to minimize the risk of the potential spread of COVID-19, the MASCC Cherry Blossom Cruise scheduled for March 26 is postponed. We are looking at possible dates later in 2020 for an alternate luncheon cruise. If you registered for this event, we will be in contact with you very soon about refunds. Thank you for your understanding, and meanwhile, take good care of yourselves and those around you.
The Mid-Atlantic Chapter is pleased to host industry scientist, Asuka Imai, for an inspiring presentation on Japanese Beauty. Asuka is an R&D Group Leader of Skin Care Product Development for Kao USA, Inc. Previously, she worked as a skin care researcher at Unilever Japan for different global skin care brands. Asuka has a BS degree in Molecular Biolgy from the University of Saitama in Japan and a MS degree in Medical Science/Molecular Cell Biology from the Yokohama City University in Japan.