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Sep 1, 2021 | Industry News

Kao Estimates Biological Age of Skin Utilizing Expression of Skin Surface Lipids

The Biological Science Research Laboratory of Kao Corporation has found that the degree of skin aging, which varies among individuals, may be assessed by estimating the "biological age" of the skin...

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Aug 6, 2021 | Industry News

Kao Discontinues Hair Bundle Color Samples to Reduce Plastic Waste

Kao discontinues the provision of hair bundle color samples for all hair color and hair manicure sections in Japan from October 2021. This initiative will help reduce up to 56 tons of plastics used...

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Feb 12, 2021 | Industry News

Kao Merges Its Two Beauty Counseling Companies to Establish New Cosmetic Unit

Kao Corporation to establish Kao Beauty Brands Counseling Co., Ltd. by merging two beauty counseling companies within the group (Sofina Beauty Counseling Co., Ltd. and Kanebo Beauty Counseling Co...

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Feb 8, 2021 | Industry News

Kao’s Fine Fiber Technology Adsorbs Sebum and Protects Skin from External Factors

Kao Corporation’s Skin Care Research Laboratory, Makeup Research Laboratory and Analytical Science Laboratory have analyzed the skin protection functions of the ultra-thin membrane formed by Fine...

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Jan 14, 2021 | Industry News

Kao Studies the Structural Changes in Skin Related to Wrinkle Formation

Kao elucidates how the structural changes that occur at various depths in the skin affect wrinkle formation, using JM-OCT that can obtain cross-sectional images of the skin non-invasively...

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Dec 16, 2020 | Industry News

New Makeup Technology to Smoothen Laugh Lines by Elevating Sagging Cheek Skin

Kao Corporation’s Makeup Research Laboratory, Biological Science Research Laboratory, and Analytical Science Research Laboratory have developed a new makeup technology to smoothen "laugh lines"...

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Nov 19, 2020 | Industry News

Kao Reveals Base Makeup with Fine Fiber Technology Smoothens Skin Roughness

Kao discovered that base makeup applied with "Fine Fiber Technology", creates a light, soft, and natural layered ultra-thin membrane by spraying submicron fibers directly onto the skin surface...

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Sep 29, 2020 | Industry News

Kao Finds Out Skin Elasticity Decreases with Aging and UV Exposure

Kao researchers find out that skin elasticity is lower when the expression of microfibrillar-associated protein 4 (MFAP-4), essential for elastin formation, is reduced. The amount of MFAP-4...

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Aug 25, 2020 | Industry News

Kao Scientists Demonstrate Lotion Containing Pseudo-ceramide Improves Atopic Skin

Kao Corporation’s Skin Care Research Laboratory and Analytical Science Laboratory found that the stratum corneum endogenous ceramides profile shifts by daily treatment of atopic skin with a skin...

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Aug 11, 2020 | Industry News

Kao Develops UV Scattering Film to Control Adhesion of Dust and Pollen to Skin

Kao Corporation’s Skin Care Research Laboratory and Material Science Research Laboratory discover that adhesion of airborne particulates, such as dust and pollen to skin can be inhibited by use of a...

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