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1889 in Japan, female workers at Yoshitaka Gold Leaf Foundry were exposed to the extremely painful conditions, especially rough for their skin. Thus, they created beauty care products for themselves, from unused gold powder, and also exchanging their traditional and natural beauty recipes, elaborated thanks to everything that surrounded them daily.  In no time, starting from a simple protective cream for damaged hands, a full ritual was developed: MAKANAI brand – literally « the gift made for the labourers  » – was born. Today, MAKANAI is the guardian of ancestral beauty recipes and protects homemade productions throughout the whole country.

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