JAPANESE SUSTAINABLE LUXURY
The Future of Luxury
SENSAI’s mission is to redefine luxury by instilling ‘respect’ into the current sustainability model that encompasses ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’.
In autumn 2023, SENSAI presents collaborative projects with Kaikado from Kyoto, Japan’s oldest maker of handmade tea caddies, and Shigeru Ban, a world-renowned architect awarded for his innovative and philanthropic work. With the vision to cultivate connection between item and owner, as well as humanity and nature, we look forward to introducing these initiatives as a new way of luxury.
Our Collaboration with Kaikado
Sharing a deep appreciation for the Japanese sensibility of cherishing things, SENSAI has collaborated with Kaikado. SENSAI ULTIMATE THE CREAM SPECIAL EDITION is a masterpiece that marries
unparalleled Japanese craftsmanship and the future of luxury skincare.
Our Collaboration with Shigeru Ban
For the promotion of ULTIMATE’s renewal, we have collaborated with architect Shigeru Ban to design a pop-up space that minimises construction waste. The objective was to overcome the challenges of a conventional pop-up store, where materials are typically discarded once the store is dismantled. The concept ‘Travelling Pop Up Space’ has been developed with reusability in mind, meaning that the store can be assembled, dismantled and repurposed over and over again, using materials that facilitate stocking and transportation.
In 1985, Shigeru Ban Architects was established, and in 1995, the disaster relief organization Voluntary Architects Network (VAN) was founded. He is known for his work on disaster recovery housing using paper tubes. He has received numerous awards, including the Pritzker Architecture Prize (2014), the Commandeur de la Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France (2014), the Mother Teresa Social Justice Prize (2017) and the Medal with Purple Ribbon (2017).
SENSAI unlocks the miracle to beautiful renewal.
Our latest discoveries inspired by Autophagy research answer to your skin’s future.
Look forward to the beautiful milestones in this ultimate journey to SILK SKIN.
Kaikado Collaboration Chazutsu Case x 1
ULTIMATE THE CREAM (REFILL) 40mL x 2
SENSAI ULTIMATE THE CREAM SPECIAL EDITION is a masterpiece that marries the tradition of Japanese craftsmanship with the future of luxury skincare. Its timeless design instills elegance and grace in every gesture of the skincare ritual. Adorned in SENSAI ULTIMATE’s signature gold, the case is an everlasting collector’s item.
Living Mindfully in Grace
As a brand that inherits the Japanese sensibility of beauty, SENSAI embodies the spirit of ‘Living mindfully in grace’ - a way of life with an appreciation for the subtleties found in all things and moments. Our mission is to support and enhance the lives of those who resonate with and share our values. At the heart of all of our initiatives are treasured traditions of Japan - Koishimaru Silk, the most precious of Japanese silks as well as Saho, a discipline found in the Japanese tea ceremony.
In 1887, the predecessor of Kanebo, Tokyo Cotton Trading Company was founded. Researchers observed that the hands of artisans who spin silk are beautiful.
After many years of research, they succeeded in developing an ingredient, made of a material that had to be discarded during the silk spinning process. This led to the launch of Kanebo’s first silk soap, SAVON DE SOIE.
As the cosmetics business continued to expand, SENSAI made its European debut at Harrod’s in London. The launch of the SENSAI EX La Crème in 1989 won SENSAI its recognition as a Japanese high prestige brand.
Boasting an unparalleled fineness, lightness and delicate brilliance, Koishimaru Silk distinguished the brand even more.
This story, born from Koishimaru Silk, is concentrated into a precious drop and continues to spin into the future.
A fusion with Sado, the Japanese tea ceremony. This paved the path to SENSAI’s future. The discipline of ‘practicing what is correct, in the correct order, correctly’, and the spirituality of ‘offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience’ are what helped conceive SENSAI’s skincare ritual Saho.
Double Cleansing and Double Moisturising
Our exceptional hospitality, born from our compassion for others, coupled with our unique skincare method, has gained wide appreciation in Europe.
At SENSAI, sustainability is embedded in our DNA. Over the years, beyond product development, the teachings of the beautiful disciplines that embrace nature have evolved into a practice we call ‘cultivating relationships’. How we relate to the environment and how we nurture human connections are the two key pillars in this path of sustainability.
To consider a product’s life cycle from creation to dissolution, is a practice deeply embedded in the tradition of Japanese craftsmanship. This encompasses a deep appreciation of resources and their values, while also reducing waste by repurposing and reimagining their vocation. From selecting more responsibly sourced materials to innovating thoughtful design, this considerate approach is the silver lining in our efforts to continue being more respectful to the environment.
SENSAI’s pursuit of Japanese craftsmanship is the hallmark of our excellence. This translates into our unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and devotion towards a beautiful future. The process by which we bring our creations to market is multifaceted, with experts ranging from scientists to artisans, contributing their knowledge along the way from formulation, product design to visual merchandising.