Following the Second World War, Japanese products earned a less-than-stellar reputation for quality. But it sure didn’t last. By the mid-1950s, a wholesale quality revolution was underway in Japan, and today Japanese products are of the highest quality. Indeed, year after year, Japan produces some of the world’s most reliable vehicles (Honda, Toyota, Nissan, etc.) and some of the world’s leading electronics (Sony, Canon, Hitachi, Panasonic). Today, Japanese skincare products, including Konjac sponges, are also widely regarded as some of the highest-quality products in the world. Read on to learn why.
Emphasis on Creating Quality Products Rather Than Prioritizing Correcting Problems
In the middle of the 20th Century, Japanese companies accurately determined that it was much more economical to prioritize creating quality products than it was to prioritize having a robust system in place for dealing with defective or subpar products. Japanese producers turned to engineers to develop statistical methods to improve and maintain the quality of products.
Rather than putting money into customer service divisions to handle complaints, or divisions devoted to repairing defective products, Japanese companies decided it was financially savvier to create better products. They’ve been doing it ever since.
Upper Management and Company Owners Took Ownership of Quality
Another change that transformed manufacturing in Japan included shifting the responsibility of ensuring quality to senior executives. Instead of putting middle management in charge of quality control, companies put department heads, vice presidents, and even owners of companies in charge of quality. When those who had much to gain (or lose) based on the quality of the products took control, better-quality products resulted.
Premium Materials are Preferred in Japanese Products
Japanese products are routinely amongst the highest quality products in the world. Whether a company is making a skincare product such as a facial sponge or a television, the company making the product does not cut corners on materials.
In the case of a facial sponge, for example, Japanese Konjac sponges are meticulously cultivated from konjac plants located near the Japanese Alps and nourished by water from natural snow melt. After all, when you use premium materials, to begin with, you don’t need to add fillers, scents, or dyes. You also don’t have to worry about unhappy customers you must refund or otherwise compensate.
Japanese Skincare and Beauty Products
Just as industrial manufacturing in Japan is held to incredibly high-quality standards, the Japanese skincare and beauty industry prioritizes quality. Instead of choosing cheap but low-quality ingredients, Japanese beauty products contain fewer but higher-quality ingredients. When products are made of high-quality ingredients, there’s no need for petroleum, animal byproducts, or wasteful packaging.
In many ways, the Japanese beauty and skincare industries mimic its automobile and electronics industries. Much like manufacturing in Japan is built around the concept that building an excellent product from the start saves money, Japanese skincare routines are based on achieving beautiful skin. With beautiful skin, there is no need to invest in loads of makeup to cover up less-than-healthy skin.
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