Over 25 years ago, Japanese starlet Ai Saotome started hunting around for makeup that wouldn’t aggravate her sensitive skin after grueling hours under the harsh lighting conditions filming TV shows and movies. Her long search yielded no results, so she took matters into her own hands to create Koh Gen Do, the first line of stage-ready cosmetics and skincare products formulated with only non-irritating ingredients. Designed to help skin withstand the scrutiny of cameras, her original line was an instantly adopted by Asia’s leading singers and actresses. Today, the brand’s products are staples on Hollywood movie sets and TV shows, but you don’t have to be a leading lady to enjoy their illuminating effects.
High-wattage glamour combined with botanical know-how. Koh Gen Do’s makeup products are a far cry from the cakey formulas of the past. Made with beneficial ingredients, they rid your skin of imperfections and help keep it protected from damage. Similarly, the whole skincare line is formulated with high concentrations of rare Japanese and Chinese herbs for maximum potency. Plus, all their products are free of mineral oil, synthetic dyes, and artificial fragrances.
Koh Gen Do is the buzziest brand to hit stateside in ages—and they are currently in Barneys New York stores nationwide.
Make your big screen debut with the Maifanshi Natural Lighting Powder, which camouflages imperfections with ultra-fine pearl powder particles. Perfect for ladies on the go, the Cleansing Spa Water Cloths are made with rare mineral spring water to remove all traces of dirt and makeup.