First commercialized in the 1950s, ‘parabens’ is used to refer to a group of synthetic chemicals that are commonly used as preservatives in health, beauty and personal care products such as liquid soaps, deodorants, toothpastes, shampoos, conditioners, body lotions and makeups. They can prevent the growth of potentially harmful microbes such as bacteria or fungus, thereby increasing shelf-life. Parabens usually show up on products’ ingredients listed as Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Isopropylparaben, Phenylparaben, Benzylparaben or Pentylparaben.

     The cumulative exposure to the chemicals from several different products which even though contain limited amounts of paraben within safe limits set by the USFDA but could be overloading our bodies and causing a wide range of health problems are what public health has been apprehended. The non-profit Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC) reported the greatest concern about parabens which, according to a number of research studies, are known to disrupt hormone functions, an effect that is linked to increase the risk of breast cancer, skin cancer, reproductive toxicity, immunological and neurological problems.

     This issue has drawn to our concern on Meshima skincare line, hence our products are paraben-free. As the alternatives for the beauty and health of customers, most of the ingredients and preservatives used in our products are derived from natural resources.

     Silk mask is an ideal combination of sheet mask with the natural silk and concentrate essence. When the water molecules are fully expanded, based on body’s temperature, then the beneficial ingredients are more easily penetrated into the skin at a much deeper level. Promoting efficient nutrients assimilation and well absorbing of the essence give silk the unique structure and the mask sheets are one-size-fits-all. The tightly woven and smooth silk mask sheets provide skintight dermal adhesion allowing them to transfer beneficial ingredients to skin very efficiently also keep the skin moisturized. It leaves the skin

     feeling comfortable. The texture underlying structure of the silk mask sheet gives a unique touch which is not only incredibly strong but soft as velvet even when it is dry or wet with luxurious beauty appearance. It has no chemical residue and suit for all skin types even the sensitive one. The silk mask sheets are produced with environmentally friendly manufacturing process. This will raise awareness of environmental protection. In the 21st century, silk is known as the exceptional fabric that is considerably better than cotton.