Teijin Expands Lineup of Next-generation Cosmetic Products

Tokyo, Japan, December 1, 2014 --- Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fiber products converting company, announced today its expanded lineup of next-generation cosmetic products that leverage the Group’s industry-leading, high-performance fiber technologies. The new products include a soft cotton puff, oil-blotting handkerchief and comfortable hygienic insoles.


The new items, part of the Bijinkakumei series that Teijin Frontier launched in September 2013, are now on sale at the company’s directly owned Sesame lifestyle shops and other retail stores in Japan, and also in Taiwan, where Bijinkakumei products are already sold. Other global markets will be added in the future.

Soft cotton puff Soft cotton puff: This new puff features a unique surface laminated with Teijin’s NANOFRONT for extra softness and highly effective removal of makeup and lotions, and cleansing of skin pores. NANOFRONT, a high-strength polyester fiber has a cross-sectional area 1/7500 of human hair, has nano-sized bumps that significantly increase the puff’s surface area. 
Oil-blotting handkerchief Oil-blotting handkerchief: This NANOFRONT handkerchief absorbs waxy, oily sebum secretions on the skin and enhances keratin care when washing one’s face. Its highly soft texture, however, dramatically reduces skin damage due to abrasion. Compact in size, it can easily be carried in a pocket or a bag.
Comfortable, hygienic insoles Comfortable, hygienic insoles: Rayon fibers infused with skin-friendly minerals from sulfur springs absorb moisture and reduce unwanted bacteria. A slip-proof backing helps to keep the insole snugly in place inside the shoe.

“Teijin Frontier will continue to expand the Bijinkakumei series,” said President Tetsushi Takenaka. “Through sales at cosmetic and drug stores, we intend to establish Bijinkakumei as a popular brand. We expect to realize 50 million yen in sales in the current fiscal year ending in March 2015.”

About the Teijin Group
Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY784.4 billion (USD 7.7 billion) and total assets of JPY 768.4 billion (USD 7.5 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. 

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