Oriental herbs worked wonders and transformed my skin Yoko Obata  Yoko was born in Osaka, Japan. After working for a Pharmaceutical Company in Japan for two years, she moved to the UK to study and gained her Master’s degree in Fine Arts in 1999. Before deciding to specialise in cosmetics, she worked for Virgin Atlantic to support herself as a professional artist. Her exhibition took place all over Europe during this time. In 2010, Yoko decided it was time to shift in her career out of her passion for cosmetics. She went on a course for cosmetic making and learn about EU cosmetic legislation. She also gained the qualifications in Beauty Therapy and Make-Up. In 2015, Yoko completed the legal process for her original products and established the cosmetic brand KO・TO・HA Cosmetics London.      What inspired you to start your business? I had constant skin problems like acnes, dry skin or allergy since I was a teenager. From that desperation, I became obsessed with cosmetic products and ingredients. I also became interested in alternative remedies such as herbal medicine to heal my skin conditions. As I am from Japan, I naturally became familiar with herbs from the Far East. With a growing interest in cosmetics, I went on the course for cosmetic making in 2010. From then on, I started formulating skin care products for myself by adding the knowledge of oriental herbs…and it worked wonders for me! My skin transformed. Then my friends and family noticed my change and became interested in my products. That inspired me to set up my own cosmetics brand.    When I [...]

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