"It wasn't chance nor a childhood dream. From an early age, I have always been drawn to art. I selected glass-making as my profession, as glass is an amazing material that has inspired me ever since.
While at a design fair in the USA, I came across the glass nail file and its abrasive surface. Keen to continue with the Czech Glass-making tradition, I started innovating and experimenting with the abrasive surface, its roughness and the design. This eventually led to the invention of the silica abrasive surface and the Sakury collection which you can purchase today."
I have designed the Sakury collection to mimic the contours of the human body, face, hands and feet. The abrasive surface is made in an environmental friendly way using traditional glass-making techniques, which enables us to produce a variety of abrasive surface roughness.
Our products are hand made in the Czech Republic and continue the BOHEMIAN GLASS tradition."
Zuzana Skutchanova, Founder, Sakury Czech Republic
SAKURY Cosmeceutical represents a new generation of dermocosmetic peeling (cosmetic and dermatological care).
The silica abrasive surface is made by using quartz of 99.7% purity. Apart from gently cleaning the skin, the abrasive surface delivers amorphous silica right into the skin. Silica is a key building block of collagen fibers and helps bind water in your skin which ensures its elasticity.
All products are designed and manufactured in the Czech Republic (EU). The production requires hand work which ensures high quality of the products.
History of peeling
People have always been trying to find a method to preserve their youth and especially the skin. Peelings are important to maintain the skin clean and radiant. Even if you wash your face daily, this habit usually doesn’t do much more than clean the surface of debris, makeup, and oil. For your skin to reveal its inner glow, the surface must be cleansed of dead, damaged skin cells. It is always important to choose a gentle way of peeling as some of the peelings can irritate your skin.
3000 BC Skin rejuvenation dates back to Ancient Egypt where almond oil and sea salt were used for peeling. Cleopatra used sour milk baths to enhance and smoothen the texture of the skin.
1500 BC Egyptian physicians were experimenting with using sandpaper to smoothen scars.
800 BC Greeks used mixtures of pumice, frankincense, myrrh and tree resins to lighten the skin, remove freckles, and smooth wrinkles.
500 AC Indian women used a treatment of flour or wheat husk mixed with milk to exfoliate the skin.
1100s Hildegarde of Bingen provided an early recipe for facial moisturizer (cook barley in water, strain through a cloth, and bathe the face with this water)
1900s Dermatologists began using sandpaper as well as motorized dermabrasion for skin rejuvenation. The modern glass nail file was invented in Switzerland.
1997 A new technology for making glass nail files was invented in the Czech Republic, using hardened Bohemian glass, by Dalibor Blažek
2011 Zuzana Skutchanova invented the silica abrasive surface and designed glass files and abrasive lenses using the newly discovered Silica Technology