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August 24, 2022
BUZZFEED.COM

BuzzFeed Editor Shares Favorite Cleaning Day Products

Cleaning day includes hand washing as well! The editors at BuzzFeed name the MyKirei by KAO Yuzu Flower Foam Hand Wash as a favorite hand wash for its Yuzu scent, frothy suds, and nourishing formula.

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July 12, 2022
SHEKNOWS.COM

Learn More About the TikTok-Famous MyKirei by KAO Paw Print Foam Hand Wash

The MyKirei by KAO Foam Hand Washes aren't just average soaps - they make hand washing fun for both adults and children. Thanks to a TikTok viral post from Jushy, the newer stamp shape, the Paw Print Foam Hand Wash, is getting the attention it deserves.

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July 11, 2022
LIFEANDSTYLEMAG.COM

BuzzFeed Editor Shares Favorite Cleaning Day Products

Cleaning day includes hand washing as well! The editors at BuzzFeed name the MyKirei by KAO Yuzu Flower Foam Hand Wash as a favorite hand wash for its Yuzu scent, frothy suds, and nourishing formula.

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June 15, 2022
HAPPI.COM

MyKirei by KAO Wash & Go Mobile Event Hits NYC Hygiene Hot Spots

MyKirei by KAO and its viral Yuzu Flower and Paw Print Foam Hand Washes are rolling through New York City and customers can experience the hand wash sensations in its Wash & Go sink-equipped mobile unit.

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June 7, 2022
STYLECRAZE.COM

2022's Best Gentle, Paraben-Free Shampoos

Women around the world are rejecting hair products formulated with parabens, so StyleCraze highlighted the MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo because of its paraben-free formula that preserves not only hair but health and wellbeing.

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May 30, 2022
ALLURE.COM

Allure Editors Share Their Favorite Beauty Products

Each week, Allure editors select the best beauty care products, and at the end of May, they chose MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Body Wash as one of the best. An editor wrote that it helps keep her skin clean without stripping it dry and she enjoys its light citrus scent and eco-friendly packaging.

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May 27, 2022
MOMJUNCTION.COM

Best Japanese Shampoos for Hair in 2022

There are beauty enthusiasts worldwide that swear by Japanese shampoos because of their natural ingredients that nourish, cleanse, and boost hair growth. MomJunction named MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo as Best Moisturizing shampoo because of its Rice Water, Tsubaki, and other ingredients that promote hair growth and nourishment.

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May 26, 2022
GIRLSLIFE.COM

Best Products to Beat the Summer Heat

Summertime means higher temps and sweaty days, but luckily there are a few products to keep things breezy despite the heat. For a lightweight, fast-absorbing lotion that protects the skin's barrier in the harsh heat, try MyKirei by KAO Soothing Peony Milky Lotion.

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May 10, 2022
HOLLYWOODLIFE.COM

HollywoodLife Announces its 2022 Beauty Awards Winners for Skincare & Body Care

HollywoodLife picked its 2022 Beauty Awards winners in the skin and body care category, and MyKirei by KAO Paw Print Foam Hand Wash won for Best Hand Wash. The team loves its hydrating Japanese ingredients and the fun little paw print shape that forms with each pump.

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April 26, 2022
GOODHOUSEKEEPING.COM

MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Body Wash - Winner of a 2022 Good Housekeeping Beauty Award

There are so many beauty products to choose from, so the scientists at Good Housekeeping rigorously evaluated 1,000 innovations and named MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Body Wash as a 2022 Beauty Award winner. Testers found the body wash to lather and clean skin well without overdrying.

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April 15, 2022
BRIT.CO

Spend Your Money On These Top Trending Amazon Products

Treat yourself to the top trending products on Amazon this spring and summer, like the MyKirei by KAO Foaming Hand Soap that makes even soap look cute. Make every house guest jealous with this hand soap that dispenses into the shape of a Japanese Yuzu flower.

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April 8, 2022
COUNTRYLIVING.COM

30 Best Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts That'll Wow Mom

Mother's Day has a way of sneaking up on us, but there's good news: Country Living made a list of the best last-minute gifts for Mom, like the MyKirei by KAO Yuzu Flower Foam Hand Wash that makes hand washing joyful by dispensing a perfect Yuzu flower shape.

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April 8, 2022
WELLANDGOOD.COM

The 19 Best Eco-Friendly Body Washes To Pay Attention To

Lots of people reycle bottles, cans, and other kitchen items, but what about the items in the bathroom? Well + Good listed the 19 best Earth-friendly body washes that make it easy to make the sustainable switch. The MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Body Wash packaging reduces plastic by 50% versus traditional bottles and is 100% recyclable through TerraCycle.®

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March 29, 2022
REALSIMPLE.COM

Beauty Editor's Standout Rice Water Hair Products

A Real Simple beauty editor and two experts write that the ritual of bathing hair in rice water really does offer benefits to the hair and scalp. Rice Water is one of the main ingredients in the MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Conditioner, which Real Simple named a standout hair product.

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March 15, 2022
MOMJUNCTION.COM

2022's Best Japanese Shampoos for Hair

Japanese shampoos are known worldwide for their natural ingredients known to protect and cleanse hair. Mom Junction named the MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo, a shampoo derived from Rice Water and Tsubaki, as one of the best Japanese shampoos for all hair types.

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February 18, 2022
REALSIMPLE.COM

MyKirei by KAO Peony Milky Lotion - Winner of a 2022 Real Simple Beauty Award

Real Simple tested 2022's top beauty products and voted MyKirei by KAO Soothing Peony Milky Lotion as one of the 10 best picks to add to your everyday routine.

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February 11, 2022
THEVOU.COM

20 Steps to Keep Hair Healthy in 2022

Bleached hair is beautiful, but there are problems associated with a "bleaching apocalypse." Tackle hair damage by rinsing your hair with rice water, one of the main ingredients in MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner.

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January 12, 2022
MARIECLAIRE.COM

25 Best Body Washes for Your Skin and Wallet

It's more important than ever to put thought behind the ingredients in your gel body wash. Try MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Body Wash, which is formulated with plant-based cleansers, soothing Rice Water, and Yuzu Extract.

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January 1, 2022
STYLECRAZE.COM

Best Rice Water Products for Hair in 2021

Instead of paying for expensive salon treatments, try MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo with natural Japanese ingredients like Rice Water and Tsubaki Oil. Those Japanese ingredients are known to strengthen hair and make it look healthy and shiny.

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December 21, 2021
HARPERSBAZAAR.COM

The Ingredients for a Better Bath

In Japan, bathing at home is a treasured ritual. MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Body Wash infuses Yuzu Extract, is inspired by the centuries-old tradition of bathing in Yuzu fruit, a ritual that promotes healthiness and good health.

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December 14, 2021
THEZOEREPORT.COM

Products That Show Why Tsubaki Oil Is a Beauty-Editor Favorite

Japanese Tsubaki, found in the MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner lightweight formula, is a wonder for winter beauty routines known to hydrate without weighing down hair.

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November 16, 2021
ESSENCE.COM

Get Warm and Cozy With MyKirei by KAO Soothing Peony Milky Lotion

There's a new launch to add to your self-care routine. The MyKirei by KAO Soothing Milky Lotion maintains the skin's softness and hydration, and its long-lasting and lightweight formula is suitable for all skin types.

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November 15, 2021
TOTALBEAUTY.COM

A Hand Wash That Won't Dry Out Your Hands

If you have eczema-prone skin, you know how hard it is to find a soap that won't wreck your hands with redness and dryness in the winter season. MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Hand Wash soothes and nurtures even eczema-prone skin with Yuzu Extract and Rice Water to cleanse without irritation.

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November 4, 2021
LATIMES.COM

These TikTok-Approved Products Make Perfect Stocking Stuffers

Some products, like the Yuzu Flower Foam Hand Wash from MyKirei by KAO, are viral for a reason. Cute, luxurious, and made with Japanese yuzu extract and rice water, this nourishing formula dispenses in the shape of a fluffy yuzu flower and also makes a perfect gift.

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November 1, 2021
USAMAGAZINE.COM

MyKirei by KAO Paw Print Foam Hand Wash Is a Paw-fect Gift for Pet Lovers

Searching for the perfect gift for that pet lover in your life? Look no further than the MyKirei by KAO Paw Print Foam Hand Wash, an adorable soap dispensed in the shape of a paw print.

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October 21, 2021
STYLECASTER.COM

How a Shopping Writer Decorates Her Apartment With Handy TikTok Products

Consumers find lots of hype-worthy, affordable products on TikTok that make life a whole lot easier. The MyKirei by KAO Yuzu Flower Foam Hand Wash is functional, convenient, and cute. This dispenser delivers soap in the shape of a flower, so say goodbye to your bland soap and say hello to fun soap flowers!

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October 6, 2021
INSIDER.COM

A Roundup of Beauty Brands Using Sustainable Packaging

Aside from the enticing and pretty packaging, how MyKirei by KAO approaches sustainability will impress. The innovative AIR bottle design comprises three thin layers of plastic film joined together and expanded like a balloon, using up to 50% less plastic than traditional bottles. When empty, switch the pump onto a refill pouch.

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September 28, 2021
TRENDHUNTER.COM

MyKirei by KAO Latest Sustainable Packaging Innovation Launches With Soothing Peony Milky Lotion

The MyKirei by KAO Soothing Peony Milky Lotion is packaged in a proprietary Eco-Holder and Eco-Pouch, available in two authentic designs by Japanese artists. The lotion seeps into the skin with a light and clean floral scent, and the environmentally-friendly holder and clip-in pouches aim to reduce plastic waste.

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September 27, 2021
HAPPI.COM

MyKirei by KAO Launches Soothing Peony Milky Lotion in Latest Sustainable Packaging Innovation

New from MyKirei by KAO, the Soothing Peony Milky Lotion Eco-Holder and Eco-Pouch refill system are part of an innovative, environmentally-friendly system to help reduce plastic by 75% versus traditional lotion packaging.

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August 6, 2021
EONLINE.COM

The Famous Foam Soap from MyKirei by KAO is Now Available in a Paw Print Design

The MyKirei by KAO soap that went viral on TikTok is about to do it again - this time with its indulgent foam hand soap in a playful paw print shape.

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August 3, 2021
TODAY.COM

The Top 7 Japanese Products You’ll Love

Hand washing has never been so fun. This foaming hand soap features a pump that dispenses the perfect amount of foam in the shape of a beautiful yuzu flower.

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July 27, 2021
ALLURE.COM

The Best of Summer Skincare Launching This July

All the newness in beauty that you’ll love includes MyKirei by KAO Paw Print Foam Hand Wash: the cloud-cream hand soap that indulges skin in vitamin C-rich yuzu and dispenses in the shape of a playful paw print.

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July 9, 2021
MSN.COM

The TikTok Famous Flower Soap, Now for Animal Lovers

Animal lovers, prepare to be obsessed. The latest from MyKirei by KAO is a follow-up to their viral Flower Foam Hand Wash. This time the soap dispenses in a playful paw print shape. From TikTok to your countertop!

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June 24, 2021
BUZZFEED.COM

Amazon’s Top Personal Care Products Totally Worth the Money

Ready to make washing your hands fun again? Not only does this soap dispense in the shape of a cute flower, but it also leaves hands feeling so moisturized!

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June 10, 2021
POPSUGAR.COM

Here’s Why Rice Water Is All Over TikTok

Rice water for your hair is a beauty trend to try. There are a few ways to incorporate this ingredient into your hair care routine, but one of the easiest ways to benefit from this ingredient is MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo with moisturizing Japanese tsubaki and rice water.

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May 30, 2021
HUNKER.COM

The Japanese Hand Soap Making an Imprint, in the Shape of a Flower

If you’re looking for a household item that brings joy, we found one that does exactly that. And it’s gone viral because of it! The nourishing soap features something unusual: A package that dispenses soap in the shape of a beautiful yuzu flower!

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April 22, 2021
YAHOO.COM

Find the latest Earth Day-Friendly Products

MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner use less plastic and are made with authentic Japanese ingredients.

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April 2, 2021
POPSUGAR.COM

Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle With These Refillable Beauty Products

Using refillable bottles is an easy way to live more sustainably - simply pour your refill into the reusable bottle when you run out of this indulgent foaming body wash.

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March 18, 2021
GLOSSY.CO

With the launch of MyKirei by KAO, the Kao Corp is gaining name recognition in the US

Kao as a corporation and the many brands that we represent are becoming more visible to the Western consumer. MyKirei by KAO communicates what our brand stands for through a differentiated launch strategy and product portfolio.

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March 18, 2021
PR NEWSWIRE

PR Newswire: MyKirei by KAO is Bringing its Clean Routine for Healthy Hands to Schools Across the Country

MyKirei by KAO is introducing its handwashing curriculum that makes the daily task a fun activity while teaching students all about proper hand washing. The unique program is brought to life by a pop song all about how to wash and why clean hands are so important. Participating schools receive a Clean Routine Healthy Hands Kit featuring the brand's Yuzu Flower Foam Hand Wash and a UV-light germ detector box that help students reveal germs that were missed through improper washing to make the lesson more interactive and engaging.

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March 15, 2021
TODAY.COM

Spring’s Must-Have Beauty Products

The Pampering Body Wash from MyKirei by KAO is an editor fave because the double duty formula can also be used as a shaving cream.

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February 12, 2021
ABCACTIONNEWS.COM

ABC Action News: Skin Products That Really Work

If you have dry hands, MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Hand Wash is for you.

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February 7, 2021
SHESAFULLONMONET.COM

The Must-Try Japanese-Inspired Products

We can thank the Japanese beauty trend for bringing us this conditioner, that will transform your daily shower experience.

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January 18, 2021
MARIECLAIRE.COM

The Top 12 Hand Soaps of 2021

Reduce household waste with big refill pouches of this Foam Hand Wash.

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January 4, 2021
ELLE.COM

All the Feelings About Hand Soaps

This hand soap is one of the best because of its sustainable refills and because the foam dispenses in a fun flower shape.

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January 1, 2021
ELITEDAILY.COM

The Top 5 Japanese Shampoos

It’s not only an environmentally safe shampoo, but this nourishing shampoo also contains two traditional Japanese ingredients—Tsubaki and Rice Water—known to smooth and hydrate.

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Septemeber 20, 2020
ABC NEWS

Beauty's Best of 2020 According to Better Homes and Gardens

With the help of editors and trusted beauty experts, Better Homes & Gardens has named the MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Hand Wash the Best in Body Care for 2020. Why? Because it won't dry out your hands, boasts ingredients like vitamin C-rich Yuzu extract and soothing rice water and is packaged in a breakthrough sustainable eco-friendly bottle.

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Septemeber 11, 2020
HEALTH

Health Editors’ Top Hand, Foot and Nail Products of 2020

When choosing a cleanser, the key is finding one that eliminates dirt and germs, but doesn’t strip away vital hydration. MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Hand Wash features Japanese yuzu extract and soothing rice water to keep skin nourished. Plus, the innovative bottle uses 50% less plastic than traditional plastic bottles.

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September 2, 2020
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

10 Japanese Brands the Experts Love in 2020

Japan’s beauty traditions—and modern-day innovations—are inspirational. The MyKirei by KAO Conditioner with Japanese Tsubaki & Rice Water made the list of the best in J-Beauty because it works well on all hair types, is lightly conditioning with a soft scent.

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August 27, 2020
THE ZOE REPORT

10 Luxurious Soaps That Stop Germs But Won’t Dry Out Your Hands

If your hands are feeling dry, it might be down to your anti-bacterial soap, which isn’t a must-have in the age of COVID-19. Any soap can do the trick, so why not choose one that will remove the unwanted germs but leave behind the much-needed moisture?

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July 2, 2020
US WEEKLY

Beauty’s Best of 2020

MyKirei Shampoo & Conditioner make the list. The vegan, plant-based formulas are great for all hair types and packaged in 100% recyclable* bottles made with 50% less plastic**. *Recyclable with TerraCycle®. **MyKirei by KAO vs. traditional bottles.

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July 1, 2020
BYRDIE

The Japanese Brand Proving that Less is More

MyKirei takes a holistic, encompassing view toward sustainability. The products feature air bottles that are 100% recyclable with TerraCycle® and use up to 50% less plastic than traditional bottles to reduce waste, but also feature many small details that make a difference.

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July 1, 2020
CV LUX MAGAZINE

Hero Beauty Products for Hands

Frequent hand washing is now the norm. But when you’re washing your hands, don’t forget that this skin needs beauty benefits, like nourishment and protection, too.

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June 30, 2020
WELL + GOOD

A Drugstore Brand that Beauty Editors Love

MyKirei by KAO Skin-nourishing Hand Wash with Yuzu & Rice Water cleanses and hydrates, making hand washing part of your skincare routine. Plus it’s packaged in a very environmentally friendly bottle.

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June 16, 2020
STYLECASTER

What Can Rice Water Do for Natural Hair

An Amazon top seller, MyKirei Nourishing Shampoo is vitamin-rich and formulated with Rice Water and Japanese Tsubaki.

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June 8, 2020
POPSUGAR

Beauty Brands Giving Back During the Pandemic

MyKirei by KAO not only gave away its Foaming Hand Wash, but also appropriated fabric designated for marketing purposes andmade 500 reusable fabric face coverings to give away.

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May 31, 2020
SHAPE

The Innovations Behind Sustainable Beauty Products

Look good and feel good with this streamlined, straightforward personal care collection.

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May 26, 2020
SHERMANS TRAVELS

Beauty’s Best from All Over the World

From Japan, the MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner feature the ingredients known traditionally as the answer to silky, shiny hair.

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May 15, 2020
VOGUE BUSINESSS

Beauty Brands, Amazon and the Pandemic

Amazon has become one of the top beauty retailers, with an expanding product portfolio, which includes MyKirei by KAO. Consumers are turning to Amazon for many of their personal care needs, making it an ideal space for an exclusive launch like MyKirei."

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May 4, 2020
HOLLYWOOD LIFE

The 2020 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

How can you show Mom that you love her? With a MyKirei by KAO shampoo, conditioner & hand wash. These perfect gifts come in large, 100% recyclable* packages that are made with 50% less plastic than traditional bottles. *Recyclable with TerraCycle®.

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April 30, 2020
BYRDIE

Beauty Can Save the Planet

Big Beauty is one of the largest offenders against eco-friendliness. Brands must consider their impact if there will ever be a change. MyKirei by KAO features a packaging innovation that will not only help when the consumer recycles, but will also help if a package ends up in a landfill.

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April 22, 2020
TODAY

Honor Earth Day with Sustainable Beauty Products

Being homebound during the pandemic gave many of us the chance to think about and source more sustainable beauty routines. Today’s Bobbie Thomas was drawn to MyKirei because of its packaging, which uses much less plastic, stands up on its own and lets you use every last drop.

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April 22, 2020
FORBES

The Brand that Helps You Clean Your Hands & Save the Planet

The Japanese-inspired MyKirei collection features an air bottle that empowers consumers to cut down on waste. The line launched with just three products—shampoo, conditioner and hand wash—to keep it simple and cut down clutter. Through a partnership with TerraCycle®, the air bottles can be repurposed and upcycled so there is no waste. It’s all part of Kao’s commitment to make the world a better, more beautiful place to live, through safe, effective products that help all people, while reducing our collective footprint.

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April 17, 2020
YAHOO

MyKirei Gives New Meaning to Sustainable Beauty

The new sustainable beauty brand is built on the credence that caring for yourself, society, and the world makes life more beautiful. In response to the pandemic, the brand gave away full-size bottles of its Nourishing Hand Wash and made a number of reusable fabric face masks, which were also donated.

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April 17, 2020
ALLURE

New Sustainable Beauty Brand Launches with Giveaways During Pandemic

In response to the global pandemic, MyKirei used its social media platform to give away full-size bottles of Nourishing Hand Wash.The brand also repurposed furoshiki wraps, into reusable fabric face masks, which were also donated. Marissa Vallillo, Director of Marketing for MyKirei by KAO. "[The brand] is built on the credence that caring for yourself, society, and the world makes life more beautiful, so doing what we are doing with the masks is a true embodiment of who we are.

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April 10, 2020
ELLE

Green Beauty’s Best

In a package that is 70% thinner than typical bottles and designed so you get every last drop, the shampoo lathers well and the conditioner is perfect for all hair types.

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March 11, 2020
STYLECASTER

Hand Washes for Very Dry, Over-washed Hands

Leave your hands feeling soft and smooth, while feeling good about a product that is fully recycled and reduces plastic by up to 50% vs. traditional packaging.

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