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Friday, 05. October 2012
Facial masks with fibres from FSC® certified wood


A range of innovative facial masks by Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody certified cosmetics company Kose now contain FSC certified materials in their products and packaging. The facial mask range contains now the fibre TENCEL® by Lenzig, which is made from wood and can decompose completely in soil burial or waste water treatment plants due to its botanic origin. Pioneered in Japan this product is now available all over Asia.


A range of innovative facial masks by Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) Chain of Custody certified cosmetics company Kose now contain FSC certified materials in their products and packaging. The facial mask range contains now the fibre TENCEL® by Lenzig, which is made from wood and can decompose completely in soil burial or waste water treatment plants due to its botanic origin. Pioneered in Japan this product is now available all over Asia.

Kose have a strong ethical ethos, expressed by their corporate banner “Wisdom and Beauty for People and the Earth”. To reinforce this message Kose Cosmeport have now upgraded their entire facial mask product range to include the FSC label, indicating that their products and packaging are derived from responsibly managed forests.

All products within the Kose Cosmeport Clear Turn facial mask range include the botanic fiber TENCEL®, based on the renewable raw material wood. TENCEL® is the leading edge cellulosic fiber from Lenzing which was awarded the European eco-label. As part of the certified chain of custody both Lenzing and Kose Cosmeport are well aware of the need to help customers make responsible choices in the products for their everyday life. The well-recognized FSC logo is a key part of this message. A spokesperson for product development within Kose Cosmeport states: “Using TENCEL® from Lenzing helps Kose Cosmeport to deliver the highest quality cosmetic product to our customers whilst the FSC logo ensures we maintain our corporate commitment to protect the global environment.”

Elisabeth Stanger, Global Marketing Director from Lenzing, adds: “We are excited and proud to work with Kose Cosmeport and see TENCEL® used in facial mask applications. We are glad to see that ingredients are disclosed on the packages to inform consumers and let them make an educated choice. Quality proven by certificates and the botanic origin of TENCEL® makes it a perfect fibre for Kose Cosmeport’s Clear Turn facial masks.”

You can find the original article on the Lenzing website here.


zoomTENCEL<sup>®</sup>, the leading edge cellulosic fiber from Lenzing (© © Lenzing AG)zoomKose Cosmeport Clear Turn face mask (© © Lenzing AG)