Product development of new sheet mask using Japanese ingredients
Why don't you addsheet masks to your skin care line?
Sheet masks have became a common cosmetic product these days, but their popularity would seems never wanes.
Just take one out of the bag and place it on your face, with no need to wash afterwards; it's very simple and easy.
They are a popular cosmetic product in Japan, with various kinds of sheet mask products available.
There are ones like printed Kabuki shadings or some characters on the sheet.
The beauty essence had been improved. Some are foam-like, making it difficult to drip off the face or gel-like liquids.
Face masks have been popular in Japan since ancient times, when women used cloth immersed in a liquid of decocted plants.
Their beauty regimen included regular face masks.
Time to pamper oneself and enjoy a little luxury is equally important for women of all eras.
When opening the bag, you will find a sheet mask dripping with plenty of beauty essence.
Many skin care formulators know how important this liquid is.
They probably have tried again and again to find the best ingredients and texture.
They also need to pay attention to the sheet and its compatibility with the beauty essence,the optimum viscosity and choice of materials.
The sheet contributes greatly to making a more comfortable product.
Types of sheet material
Sheet materials most commonly used is non-woven fabric, a sheet-like structure in which fibers are intertwined without weaving.
Fibers are not woven or knitted, but are joined to each other by adhesive or heat treatment to form a sheet.
Felt, compressed wool or the like, are representative of non-woven fabric.
In recent years, cotton, rayon, acetate, nylon, polyester and the like are used alone or in combination.
Because it lacks cloth grain, it is rich in elasticity; it does not frayed, nor wrinkle.
It has excellent breathability, shrinkage resistance and no directionality.
The sheets are widely used for clothing, sanitary goods, wall materials, insulation materials for electricity and heat, etc.
Although non-woven fabric is easy to tear compared to cloth, it is stronger than paper and matches the shape of the face,
making it is easy for sheet mask manufacturing.
Pulp, cotton, rayon etc. are used according to the characteristics of the material.
The type of sheet is selected carefully, taking into account its absorbency and compatibility with the beauty essence, transparency when mixed with water, texture and level of possible irritation and so on.
If you are thinking about developing your own sheet mask product, you definitely need to consider the type of sheet.
Here are some sheets that give consideration to safety, first of all, but also to effect on the skin, since these are products applied directly on the skin.
Sheet containing Japanese beauty ingredients
This Japan-made sheet contains high-performance Japanese beauty ingredients.
THe black one contains Bincho charcoal, and the pink one contains Japanese camellia oil.
It has slits along the eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks so as to match the shape of the face.
It does not misalign or peel off.
Of course, the area touching the skin is very soft and smooth.
Nobody wants to use rough or stiff sheets.
Japanese manufacturing places focus on delicate attention to detail, which is also found in this sheet.
Compare it to any other, and you will see the difference clearly.
Selection of the sheet for sheet masks is very important, maybe as important as finding the right beauty essence.
Select the material that best matches the liquid you are using.
Colored sheets with Japanese beauty ingredients were also developed.
Let's talk about the Japanese beauty components kneaded in these sheets.
Both are main-stream beauty ingredients in Japan.
Kishu Bincho Charcoal (black)
Kishu Bincho charcoal is kneaded in the black-colored sheets
Kishu is an old geographical name in Wakayama prefecture and the southern part of Mie prefecture, and charcoal made from the Ubame Oak growing in this area is called Bincho charcoal.
The jet-black color comes from this charcoal that has been passed down from generation to generation to the present.
In Japan, we have long used Bincho charcoal in our every day lives in various ways.
This hard charcoal has a high deodorant effect and the ability to adsorb dirt. It is excellent in removing old keratin and extra sebum.
This charcoal is finer than other coals, so it can remove dirt and make-up from skin pores efficiently.
There are countless holes in its fine particles, where dirt is adsorbed.
Japanese camellia oil (pink)
Japanese Camellia Oil is extracted from Camellia japonica, which can be found on remote islands in Kyushu and Tokyo. It is not grown organically, but grows naturally on these islands.
In addition to being very rare, it takes time and effort to extract the oil, so it is three times more expensive than Camellia Sasanqua (Camellia Oleifera) Seed Oil on the market.
Japanese camellia oil is a non-drying oil and has high stability against oxidation. It contains 83% or more oleic acid.
In Japan, it has been used as a hair product from long ago. It is also used for cooking tempura and other dishes.
Sheet mask trends and product development ideas
Recent sheet masks are rich in variety, with Kabuki's shading, animals, and characters designs.
Products that are fun to use are released one after another.
Whether one sheet per bag, or 10 or more sheet masks in one pack,
there is variety in packaging too, and enough space for many more ideas.
There are also many kinds of sheet shapes, such as those that can cover the eyes and the neck.
Other just focus on the face, the area under the eyes, the armpits, the nasolabial lines, the back and décolleté.
New materials such as gel-like sheets are also appearing.
We hope that more eco-friendly masks will be developed in the future.
The single-use sheet mask is convenient, but in some cases extra resources are required.
While pursuing convenience and comfort, we cannot forget the influence on the environment.
Of course, J-Beauty products with Japanese cosmetic ingredients such as rice and sake are also popular.
In the future we expect to see more and more unique products.
If you are looking for a face mask product or face mask sheet, contact Edible Skin Care.
From concept planning to manufacturing, sales, and export, we can help you.
Feel free to ask us for small lot production.
Edible Skincare Japan sells Japanese skin care ingredients and materials to skin care start-ups, and beauty entrepreneurs.
We also offer consulting for J-Beauty business. We offer comprehensive support from brand concept creation to product planning and sales.