From the Founders

In 2019, we envisioned a beauty brand that married ancient Japanese philosophy with the exciting technological advancements of today. We're inspired by our life in Tokyo — itself a city of beautiful contradictions between old and new Japan.

We founded DAMDAM at this intersection. Our products are born of ancient rituals, developed with Japanese craftsmanship, and powered by the best of modern skin science.

DAMDAM is our open love letter to Japan. Welcome to beauty, the Japanese way.

- Giselle Go and Philippe Terrien

Rooted in Ritual


As long as Japan has lived, the culture has hinged upon tradition and history. Everything from how we eat, speak, and move, to how we take care of ourself and others, is done with intention. To us, the very act of living is an art form.

DAMDAM is built on the same principles. We’re inspired by the ancient rituals practiced by Japanese people for generations — simple yet holistic, with which daily care adds up to a lifetime of impact. In today’s fast-paced world, we believe it’s more important than ever to make space for slow.

Made in Japan


From farm to bottle, DAMDAM is entirely Made in Japan, from the very lands that have fed generations. We work directly with family farms to source the best ingredients our planet provides. Our laboratory has over 100 years of experience perfecting and applying heritage techniques to modernized formulations. 

At DAMDAM, Made in Japan symbolizes our devotion to the ecosystem of makers, artisans, chemists, and craftsmen who share our passion for beautiful, precise, highly efficacious skincare. Together, we continue perfecting skincare according to the exacting standards of Japanese safety and quality.

Our ethos

Learn about the guiding principles behind every DAMDAM product.

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