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MAKANAI is a pioneer of clean beauty in Japan. It makes it a point of honor to only select 100% natural Japanese ingredients, cruelty-free, healthy and good for the environment.

The secret recipe of MAKANAI was discovered by the female workers who made the thin washi paper that separates the gold leaves. Their hands, immersed daily in the natural fermented paste where the paper was soaked into sometimes looked 20 years younger.

KaESS is an acronym combining the first letters of the main ingredients composing this fermented paste: persimmon leaf (Kaki), Eggshell membrane and Soy Sterol. 

As a major complexion problem solver, KaESS works wonders on multiple skin types and conditions.

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