TENCEL® FSC in Kose Cosmeport cosmetic face mask
Monday, 11. June 2012
The Japanese pioneered the market for cosmetic face masks. This product has now spread across the rest of Asia and beyond becoming a daily part of women’s life. The Japanese market retains its reputation for high quality and innovative development.
Kose is a leading producer of cosmetic products offering the widest range of cosmetic masks for differing skin treatments. Lenzing is world leader in the production of cellulose based fibers. Due to their purity, Lenzing fibers are the ideal choice for numerous demanding applications in sensitive areas.
Kose have a strong ethical ethos under their corporate banner “Wisdom and Beauty for People and the Earth”. To reinforce this message Kose Cosmeport have now upgraded all their face mask product range to include the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) label indicating that their products and packaging are derived from responsibly managed forestry products.
The Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn face mask range all include the botanic fiber TENCEL® based on the renewable raw material wood. TENCEL® is the leading edge cellulosic fiber from Lenzing which was awarded the European eco-label. As part of the certified chain of custody both Lenzing and Kose Cosmeport are well aware of the need to help customers make responsible choices in the products for their everyday life. The well-recognized FSC logo is a key part of this message. The TV promotion of this new range can be found at www.kosecosmeport.co.jp/cm/clearturn/index.html.
A spokesperson for product development within Kose Cosmeport states: “Using TENCEL® from Lenzing helps Kose Cosmeport to deliver the highest quality cosmetic product to our customers whilst the FSC logo ensures we maintain our corporate commitment to preserve the global environment.”
TENCEL® is included in a composite structure to effectively deliver the facial lotion ingredients onto the skin surface. Active ingredients in the face mask are specifically designed to meet the differing skin needs. TENCEL®’s smooth surface and purity fiber ensures gentleness in use to promote repeated treatment.
Elisabeth Stanger, Global Marketing Director from Lenzing, adds: “We are excited and proud to work with Kose Cosmeport and see TENCEL® used in face mask applications. We are glad to see that ingredients are disclosed on the packages to inform consumers and let them make an educated choice. Quality proven by certificates and the botanic origin of TENCEL® makes it a perfect fiber for Kose Cosmeport’s Clear Turn face masks.”
The Lenzing Lyocell fiber TENCEL® is the first fiber to be medically tested according to the FKT test method criteria for body compatibility and toxic substances.
At the “Outlook in Barcelona” conference, Lenzing shared results of consumer tests using TENCEL® BIOSOFT, an ultra-soft hydrophobic Lyocell fiber type, in the top-sheet of incontinence products.