"KINPAK":an Facial Mask made of 24k Genuine Gold Leaf
Japan was said to be the "land of gold" in the Age of Geographical Discovery. Of course it is only a legend, but it's true there have been highly skilled goldsmiths in Japan. Applicating their technology, a beauty company in Kanazawa city made a facial mask out of a gold leaf .
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24K Facial Mask "KINPACK", a combined word from KINPAKU(gold leaf) and pack(facial mask).
The beauty company Yumeraku Shoji ran a booth at Technical Show Yokohama 2009
"99.99% Golden Skin" What exactly is a golden skin?
Picture is worth a thousand words.
Certificated as 2007 Excellent New Product Brand of Kanazawa
Kanazawa is producing 99% of golden leaves used in Japan. Those are many temples like Kinkakuji or Tosho-gu, national heirlooms and cultural assets.Yumeraku developed this "KINPAK" for easy use in beauty industries. Gold leaves used in this facial mask is 99.99% solid gold, consists of no silver or copper. The price is 15000 yen per mask(about 170 USD).
For those who think $200 is too expensive for just a mask, they have "Bihaku" a smaller gold leaves can be used as a facial blotting paper. The price is 1575 yen (about 18 USD) for 10 leaves.
Playing Pharaoh would be a nice usage for this gorgeous thing.