I founded FANCL for my beloved wife and every woman in the world who wants to be beautiful. Kenji Ikemori, Founder.
OUR BRAND Founder's Message

In 1982, we introduced our preservative-free skincare line in tiny, 5-milliliter vials. Back then, most women, including my wife, suffered serious skin problems caused by the harsh ingredients in the beauty products they were using – ingredients such as parabens, sterilizers and petroleum surfactants. Instead of enhancing their natural beauty, the products caused skin irritation, cell damage, and accelerated skin’s aging. It’s no surprise that these “negatives” brought the women great discomfort and anxiety – far from beautiful.

As both a pioneer and continuous innovator in preservative-free skin care and cosmetics, FANCL is committed to eliminating these negatives and making skin stronger, healthier, and ultimately more beautiful. Our entire business is built on this philosophy as well as the firm belief that our products should give the skin only what it needs.

To demonstrate FANCL’s commitment to bringing you fresh, powerful, preservative-free skin care of the highest quality, we’d like to take you on a quick, behind-the-scenes tour of the FANCL Beauty Labs.

Here’s how the magic unfolds:

  • All FANCL products are formulated per the highest standards. To guarantee their quality, we package them in small, hermetically sealed bottles and freshness-dated boxes. This all takes place in our pharmaceutically sterile, state-of-the-art laboratories in Japan.
  • Our innovative, touch-free caps are specially designed to keep out bacteria.
  • Each bottle contains enough for a thirty-day supply so that the products stay fresh through to the finish.

We are proud of our standing as the only company in the world with a consistent record of scientific excellence in research and development for over 35 years. But more importantly, the response to our collection of pure, fresh, powerful skin care products has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are grateful for the support from our loyal customers. Customers like you.

Thank you so much. We can’t wait to continue helping you discover your beauty every day.