Kitao Matcha J-Beauty 101

  • Preventing Maskne

    Many of us are starting to see business open up and masks coming off for the vaccinated. For those of you about to bare your face to the world for the first time in a while, let’s talk about maskne.Acne caused by mask wearing, or maskne, is a small price to pay for the protection a mask gives us....
  • What is "Mochi Skin"?

    Are you familiar with "Mochi Skin"? In Japan, we call skin that is smooth, soft, plump, hydrated, and without wrinkles "Mochi Skin". But what is mochi? Our inspiration for beautiful skin comes from the smooth texture and bouncy surface of one of Japan’s most loved desserts. Mochi goes back over ...
  • The Japanese Tea Ceremony

    We would like to share a bit of our culture with you, and discuss why matcha is so special to us. Kitao Matcha Skincare is made from tea leaves grown in Kyoto -- which is the center of Japanese tea making and central to our culture. Tea isn’t just a fancy drink we enjoy, it is a spiritual proces...