KOTOSHINA is an organic skin care brand from Kyoto, Japan. We partnered with an organic green tea plantation in the Uji region of Kyoto and an organic cosmetic maker in France, a country that is advanced in organic products, to create a new organic skin care line in 2012. The Japanese characters for “koto” hold meanings such as “the ancient capital”, and “shina” can mean “articles” or “dignity”.

The name KOTOSHINA represents the dignity and merchandise from the ancient capital of Kyoto and our aspiration to create merchandise that holds meaning. KOTOSHINA products are orthodox organic cosmetics, with ingredients and manufacturing processes certified by the French organic certification organization Qualité France and the Cosmébio label*. (*some exceptions)

The formula ratio of naturally derived ingredients and organic farming-derived ingredients are indicated on the packaging; our formulas are substantiated and not just concepts.