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Harry Josh

Beauty Features

Kao Names Harry Josh Ambassador, KMS and Goldwell

Josh will focus on product education through social media and industry events.

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An 88-carat super black diamond, is on display at the 2020 China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

Business Features

Luxury, Beauty Brands and a Black Diamond Shine at China’s CIIE Fair

While major players are flexing their muscles at the third edition of the China International Import Expo, LVMH is noticeably absent. 

clock November 6, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Kao Yoshihiro Hasebe

Human Resources

Kao Corp. Names New President and CEO

Michitaka Sawada, who currently holds the role, will be promoted to director and chair.

clock September 29, 2020Kelly Wetherille

MyKirei by Kao

Body Care

MyKirei by Kao to Launch on Amazon

It is the first time the Japanese consumer giant has launched a first-to-market brand in the U.S.

clock April 3, 2020Ellen Thomas

Sol By Jergens

Beauty Features

Jergens Follows Up Natural Glow With Self-Tan Brand Sol

Sol by Jergens drops in March.

clock February 6, 2020Ellen Thomas


Kering, H&M and L’Oréal Among CDP’s 2019 Climate Leaders

Kering is the only luxury goods firm on the list of 179 companies credited for their work to target climate change, while H&M is the only fashion player.

clock January 20, 2020Alex Wynne

China International Import Expo in Shanghai


Beauty Outperforms Luxury at 2019 China International Import Expo

New beauty product drops and technology innovation are more attractive than luxury houses’ narrative on heritage and sustainability.

clock November 11, 2019Tianwei Zhang

Est Biomimesis Veil fine fiber

Skin Care

Kao Announces First Products to Employ Its Fine Fiber Technology

The products, released under the Est and Sensai brands, will hit Japan first, before being rolled out to Europe and Asia.

clock November 1, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Molton Brown fragrances


Molton Brown Debuts Luxury Fragrance Collection

The brand shifts its focus while also eyeing expansion in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

clock July 25, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Kanebo The Exceptional


Kao Corp.’s Profit and Sales Grow in 2018

The company has made efforts in optimizing its brand portfolio and restructuring its business segments.

clock February 4, 2019Kelly Wetherille

Kao fine fiber

Skin Care

Kao Sets New Strategy for Innovation, Targeting Beauty and Environment

The company announced a new fine-fiber technology and a program to reduce its use of plastic in packaging.

clock November 28, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Yoshihiro Murakami

Beauty Features

Kao Revamps the Strategy for Its Cosmetics Business

The company will streamline its brand portfolio, with greater cooperation between Kao and Kanebo.

clock May 18, 2018Kelly Wetherille

Products from the Kanebo brand


Kao Corp. Net Profit Up 14.9% in First Quarter

Sales also increased, but the profit growth was largely due to tax reasons.

clock April 27, 2018Kelly Wetherille

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Riverdale Actress Camila Mendes Does the Talking for John Frieda

The cult favorite John Frieda brand is getting introduced to the next generation of users through partnerships with young and rising stars.

clock April 11, 2018Faye Brookman


Oribe Cofounder Daniel Kaner Talks Life After Acquisition

Daniel Kaner discussed how Oribe fits into Kao, as well as who inspired him to build several hair-care brands in a podcast moderated by Jodi Katz of Base Beauty Creative Agency.

clock February 14, 2018Faye Brookman

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