Cosmetics firm Shiseido rolls out smile-rating app

Jun 23, 2016

Cosmetics firm Shiseido rolls out smile-rating app

How do you know if you’ve got that winning smile? There’s an app for that. Japanese cosmetics firm Shiseido says it has come up with a system to rate a person’s smile by measuring facial movements. Users look into a tablet device with the ...

Kanebo to launch major cosmetics brand in September

May 18, 2016

Kanebo to launch major cosmetics brand in September

Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. said Wednesday that it will launch for the first time in 10 years a new major high-priced cosmetics brand on Sept. 15 in Japan. After starting sales at some 350 shops in the country, mainly in department stores, Kanebo plans to ...

Tourists fuel sales boon for high-end cosmetics

Aug 20, 2015

Tourists fuel sales boon for high-end cosmetics

Massive consumption by foreign visitors to Japan, notably Chinese, is proving a godsend to some Japanese daily goods and cosmetics-makers, but others seem to be left out in the cold. Kao Corp. and Shiseido Co. have enjoyed strong sales by winning the hearts of ...

Apr 28, 2015

Shiseido offers staff promotions as profits plunge 44.4%

Cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. will promote some 2,000 beauty consultants now employed on fixed-term contracts to regular employee status through qualification tests by 2017. It comes as Shiseido’s group operating profit for the year to March 31 plunged 44.4 percent from the previous year ...

Shiseido unveils cosmetics line developed for global market

Jul 30, 2014

Shiseido unveils cosmetics line developed for global market

Shiseido Co. on Wednesday launched preliminary sales of a skin product strategically developed for the international market as part of a campaign by the major cosmetics company’s new president to lift its global profile. The Shiseido brand, together with the domestically strong Elixir and ...

Jul 23, 2014

Pola Orbis eager to acquire foreign brand

Pola Orbis Holdings Inc. wants to acquire a foreign cosmetics brand that doesn’t overlap with its existing products in terms of price and concept, President Satoshi Suzuki said in a recent interview. That would leave the Japanese cosmetics maker purchasing a brand with product ...