Kitao Matcha J-Beauty 101

  • 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...
  • Sakura - Symbol of Japan

    We want to take you all to Kyoto, Japan to tell you about a very important time of year - SAKURA! Beauty is not only on our faces, but in the world all around us!(Btw - Our team members in Japan took these photos!)The Sakura, or cherry blossom, has been celebrated for many centuries and holds a ...