Science and Innovation

Kanebo’s science heritage

Ever since its debut in 1937, Kanebo Cosmetics has been exploring new possibilities to enrich everyone’s life through cosmetics. Over the past few decades, a fusion of forefront R&D in skin science with unique research in functional fragrances, Kansei engineering, and other fields has set the path to a new realm of cosmetic science.

Kanebo has been a world leader in hyaluronic acid research since 1981. Our scientists have discovered a number of ingredients that moisturize and revitalize the skin by stimulating the production of hyaluronic acid. We have also developed techniques to boost the skin’s barrier function by strengthening and nourishing. In anti-aging, we’ve become a worldwide leader in research and innovation with groundbreaking discoveries to support DNA damage repair.

Legendary powder products, pioneering dual wet/dry foundations, and moisture-retaining foundations: Kanebo is a leader in makeup product formulation. Looking back on more than 30 years of high-functional lipsticks, we have developed technologies to create lip colors that do more than stay in place—they keep their luster, color, and moisture for hours on end.

At the forefront of science and technology, we will continue to pursue the essence of beauty.

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