CEO Message

Yoshihiko ANDO, President & CEO
ICHIMARU PHARCOS Co., Ltd.

Our company's mission is to be a one-stop supplier

The cosmetics industry and health food industry are rapidly changing. The needs of consumers are becoming increasingly diversified, and all companies that are thriving within these industries are expected to set new trends in the market. It is in the face of these challenges that our company's mission is to be a one-stop supplier of new, original, naturally-derived cosmetic and health food raw ingredients.

To achieve this goal, we at ICHIMARU PHARCOS study the latest theories of skin physiology and conducts research and development of functional ingredients, backed by new theories that become the foundational concepts for new cosmetics and health foods. We foster human resources that handle all the processes needed for our ingredients, from extraction and purification to standards setting, effectiveness and safety testing, patent searches, pharmaceutical applications, domestic sales, and overseas distribution. This has allowed us to become a cosmetic and health food raw ingredients supplier that is accessible to cosmetics manufacturers around the world. ICHIMARU PHARCOS also conducts joint research with a network of about 30 university laboratories both in Japan and internationally, as well as cross-industry joint research. We industrialize characteristic natural ingredients from various different regions, and currently boast a total of over 1,000 ingredient extracts.

Give hopes and dreams to consumers for their future

New cosmetics and health foods, the likes of which have never been seen before, give hopes and dreams to consumers for their future. "If I use this product, I will become more beautiful and healthier, which will lead to a happier future." The goal of providing such dreams is what motivates the cosmetic and health food industries to come up with a new trend.

To provide an actual example about our company, three to five years before ICHIMARU PHARCOS became widely known at end market, we were already proposing new raw materials based on new scientific papers and concepts to everyone in the industry. Many of the keywords that took the cosmetics industry by storm came right from our company's Development Department and spread to Japan and to everyone in the European, North American, and Asian markets.

ICHIMARU PHARCOS will continue to contribute to the enrichment and comfort of everyday life by supplying the market with bioactive ingredients, extracted and purified from natural materials and natural products, as raw materials for cosmetics and health foods.

Septempber 2010
Yoshihiko ANDO, President & CEO
ICHIMARU PHARCOS Co., Ltd.