History

(As of June 1, 2016)

the 1980s

1980

April

FANCL Cosmetics founded: specializing in mail-order sales of cosmetics.

1981

August

Incorporation of FANCL CORPORATION (FANCL).

1982

December

Launch of "Washing Powder".

1984

April

FANCL Biken Corporation becomes a subsidiary; launches in-house cosmetics production.

September

Launch of ESPOIR communication magazine.

1987

December

NICOSTAR Co., Ltd. becomes a subsidiary and starts as a second cosmetics factory.

1988

July

Introduction of 24-hour computerized ordering system.

1989

February

Incorporation of ATTENIR CORPORATION, begins sales of ATTENIR cosmetics, embodying the concepts of high performance, high quality, and affordable price.

the 1990s

1991

June

Establishment of FANCL Ecology Committee, Adoption of environmentally aware measures, including use of bogus paper as cushioning material and other efforts to conserve resources.

September

Completion of new FANCL Biken Corporation factory (current Chiba Factory) at Nagareyama Industrial Park, Chiba Prefecture.

1992

November

FANCL ranked No.1 in customer service by Nikkei Marketing Journal, following similar recognition in 1990. Adoption of postbox sized packaging.

1993

September

Introduction of BELMEIL preservative-free makeup series.

1994

January

Opening of FANCL Communication Plaza showroom (current FANCL House, Naha shop) in Okinawa. *Shut down in September, 2012

January

Opening of Nagareyama Distribution Center.

February

Launch of mail-order sales of nutritional supplements.

November

FANCL receives the Fifth New Business Award, sponsored by the New Business Association.

1995

March

Opening of antenna shop (current FANCL House Shizuoka Aoba-dori shop)Shizuoka; FANCL begins expansion of directly operated shops. *Shut down in March, 2015

September

Revamp of main line of FANCL cosmetics products; container size increased from 5mL to 10mL.

1996

April

Introduction of Unlimited Return/exchange Guarantee System.

April

FANCL Biken Corporation merged with FANCL CORPORATION.

October

Conclusion of agreement with Hong Kong sales agent; launch of sales of cosmetics and nutritional supplements in Hong Kong.

1997

January

Introduction of designated delivery Place service.

July

Revamp of containers and packaging for vitamins and minerals; introduction of bottled products.

July

Establishment of FANCL INTERNATIONAL, INC. in Irvine, California, USA.

December

Launch of "Mild Cleansing Oil".

1998

May

Renewal of preservative-free skin care products; Vials bottles replaced with environmentally friendly PEN resin containers.

June

The development and launch of FANCL Touch-Mark Sticker for visual disability to identify products.

July

Incorporation of FANCL STAFF Co., Ltd. *Dissolved in April, 2014

November

Initial public offering as Japan Securities Dealers Association over- the-counter issue.

1999

January

Launch of Kaiteki Hadagi (Comfort Undergarment) business.

January

Introduction of FDR, cosmetics for extremely dry and sensitive skin.

January

NICOSTAR Co., Ltd. certified as conforming to the ISO14001 international environmental standard.

February

Introduction of JINNOUS, preservative-free skin care products for men.

February

Establishment of FANCL SMILE Co., Ltd. as special subsidiary to promote employment of disabled.

March

Establishment of Fancl Research Institute Center in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama; Cosmetics Research Center and Food Science Research Center integrated in a single facility.

April

Establishment of Training Center at Shonan International Village, Kanagawa Prefecture.

April

Establishment of FANCL Home Life Co., Ltd. *Merge to FANCL STAFF Co., Ltd. in June, 2012

June

Chiba factory certified as conforming to the ISO9002 international quality assurance standard.

July

FANCL begins sales of nutritional supplements at 7-ELEVEN convenience stores.

August

Establishment of FANCL Dormer Corporation

September

Introduction of EX, preservative-free skin care product for mature skin.

December

FANCL listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.

the 2000s

2000

March

Establishment of FANCL ASIA (PTL) LTD. in Singapore.

May

Launch of "Calorie Limit".

August

Launch of FANCL Kale Juice begin at all Three-F convenience stores.

September

Launch of "Facial Washing Powder" begin at all LAWSON convenience stores.

November

Entire FANCL Group certified as confirming to the ISO 9001 international quality management standard.※Discontinued in November, 2015.

2001

February

Acquisition of NGC Co., Ltd. a comprehensive mail-order sales company with a strong senior clientele. *Business transfer in February 2012

April

Introduction of FANCL Germinated Brown Rice, Dry Type.

June

Establishment of FANCL TAIWAN Co., Ltd. in Taiwan.

August

Launch first golf tournament "FANCL Senior Classic (as "FANCL Classic" now)"

December

Headquarters relocated to Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama.

2002

March

Introduction of new FENATTY series, reflecting enhanced functions and larger containers; container size increased from 10mL to 30mL.

April

Completed the construction of the Nagano germinated brown rice production factory, a major facility with a maximum production capacity of 80 tons/day.

May-August

Completed a switchover to plant-based hard capsule nutritional supplement.

October

FANCL Biken Co., Ltd. established to manage manufacturing operations of the FANCL Group.

November

Entire FANCL Group certified as conforming to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard. *Discontinued in November, 2014.

November

Established FANCL (THAILAND) Co., Ltd., a joint venture of the Saha Group, Mitsui & Co. Group, and FANCL ASIA (PTE) LTD.

2003

February

Established COSMO MATE Co., Ltd.(current FANCL Insurance Service Corp.) an insurance agency.

April

"FANCL Ginza Square" opens at Ginza 5-chome, one of the most fashionable and classy spots in central Tokyo.

June

Kenji Fujiwara appointed president and Representative director (the second president).

September

Completed the construction of FANCL Biken Shiga Factory.

September

Introduction of a new version of BELMEIL preservative-free make up series.

2004

April

New nutritional supplement series go on sale that incorporates Twintose, a revolutionary substance that dramatically improves absorption of minerals.

April

Launch of "SDI", a telephone consultation service about the interaction of health supplements and drugs.

August

Launch of sales of cosmetics and nutritional supplements in Shanghai.

October

Special program of FANCL'S 25th anniversary.

October

Bare-skin Beauty Forums Neld.

2005

February

FANCL Plaza & Galley opens on the 1st floor of FANCL's former headquarters building.

October

Acquisition of health-food GMP Compliance Certification by Yokohama Factory of FANCL B&H CORPORATION.

2006

December

FANCL HOUSE J opens in Saga City, meaning FANCL outlets nowexists in all 47 prefectures of Japan.

2007

March

Kazuyoshi Miyajima appointed C.E.O and Representative Director

September

Introduction of FANCL Skincare series.

2008

June

Yoshifumi Narimatsu appointed C.E.O and Representative Director.

August

Opening of FANCL Kanto Distribution Center.

2009

July

NEUES.K.K which specializes in esthetic business join as our subsidiary company. *Sold in July 2013.

August

Establish Japan’s first total healthcare facility “FANCL KENKOIN”in Ginza 2-chome.

November

Introduce “BIHADA‐KANTEI” collaborating with BANDAI.

2010

May

Introducing “Beauty Booster Program”

September

Adopt new uniform design for FANCL shop staffs.

2011

February

Renewal of "Mutenka Point Make-up" series.
In the Shiga factory of FANCL B&H CORPORATION, one of the largest photovoltaic generation facilities in Shiga prefecture were installed.

2012

March

Rebranding of FANCL cosmetics business.
The corporate logo and the brand statement of cosmetics business are newly enacted.
Released 6 lines of Mutenka skin care.
Received Kanagawa Global Environment Award in 2011.

November

FANCL "NEW Mutenka Skincare" advertisement for magazine recevied Silver Award in the 55th Japan Magazine Advertisement Awards.
Launch of FANCL online digital catalogue.

December

Opening of FANCL shop at Narita International Airport Duty Free Shop (starts business in all international airport duty free area).

2013

January

Kenji Ikemori is appointed as Honorary Chairman, Executive Officer.
Tsuyoshi Tatai is appointed as Vice President and Executive Officer.

February

Launch of rebranding in Taiwan and starts the sale of Mutenka skincare.

March

Launch of rebranding in Singapore and starts the sale of Mutenka skincare.
Rebuilding of Health business with the concept of "efficacy in body" and new brand name "FANCL Health Science".

April

Kenji Ikemori is appointed as Chairman, Executive Director.
Kazuyoshi Miyajima is appointed as President and Representative Director(2013/04/01).

June

The renewal of FANCL Washing Powder

June

Opening of FANCL Academy Shinbashi, the headquarter of training centers

September

The renewal of “Vitamin & Mineral Series”.

October

The grand re-opening of "FANCL Ginza Square".

November

The renewal of Mild Cleansing Oil

December

Honored with the 2013 Environment Minister's Award for Global Warming Prevention Activity in the category of Practice and Promotion of Climate-friendly Activities.

2014

March

Opening of the 1st "FANCL Beauty Shop" in Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens, a shop for customers to experience Mutenka beauty.
Opening of the 1st "FANCL Health House" in Ikebukuro Shopping Park, a shop to support the lifelong health for every customer.
Opening of the 1st "Hybrid Shop" in Kyoto Porta, a shop combines "Beauty Shop" and "Health House".

April

Reorganized into a holding company, breaking out cosmetics business as FANCL COSMETICS CORPORATION and health food business as FANCL HEALTH SCIENCE CORPORATION.
25th Anniversary for ATTENIR CORPORATION, launch of new brand logo and statement.

May

The first renewal of FANCL Touch-Mark Sticker for visual disability.

June

Launch of "Otona Calorie Limit(Powerful version of Calorie Limit)".
FANCL SMILE Co., Ltd., the special subsidiary received the honor of “the 21st Yokohama Environmental Activities Award”.

September

Launch of scheduled and cost saving delivery service "Kenko Toku-Raku-Bin" for supplements by FANCL HEALTH SCIENCE CORPORATION.

November

Launch of skin care brand "BOTANICAL FORCE" developed under the joint project between Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. and FANCL COSMETICS CORPORATION.
Launch of "Preventive Healthcare Business" by FANCL HEALTH SCIENCE CORPORATION.
Development of 15 days packages for supplements for wholesale channel.

December

Launch of consultation service provided by SDI system, a search machine to address the interaction of FANCL supplements with medications in all FANCL shops.

2015

January

35th Anniversary for FANCL CORPORATION.
Renewal of "Mutenka FDR".
Received the honor of “Tokyo Stock Exchange corporate behavior Awards”.
Received the honor of "the 12th Corporate Philanthropy Award ‘Social Inclusion Award’”.

February

Received the honor of Alterna Best Story Award at the “Low-Carbon Cup2015”.

March

Renewal of Essence and Mask for "FANCL Whitening Line".

April

Pilot Launch of "Mild Cleansing Gel" and "Aging Care Washing Cream" in all Lawson convenience stores.
FANCL INTERNATIONAL, INC. and boscia, LLC became consolidated subsidiaries.

May

Launch of new Medium-term Management Plan.
Renewal of Lotions and Emulsions for "FANCL Whitening Line".

June

Launch of "Enkin" to solve eye focus problems,"Kenshi Support" to solve cholesterol problems and "Keiatsu Support" to solve blood pressure problems with approval as "Food with Function Claims".
Launch of "Skin Solution", a personalized essence to address individual skin problems.

September

"Beautiful Answer" is confirmed as the new brand statement for FANCL COSMETICS CORPORATION.
Launch of "Mutenka Active Conditioning Series", skin care lines to enhance skin's intrinsic power to achieve beauty.
Launch of assort packs based on ages, choice of supplements for different genders and ages.

October

Launch of "Beauty Synergy Series" with 3 products to achieve skin beauty from within.
As part of the 35th Anniversary event, "Eternal Beauty" was named for a new rose through a naming campaign.

December

“CommendLeading Companies Where Women Shine”

2016

February

Launch of "ATTENIR Skin Clear Cleanse Oil", a cleansing oil for mature skin to achieve skin radiance by minimizing "Skin Stain".
Launch of "FANCL MEN Line", Mutenka Men's skin care.

March

Launch of "Mutenka FDR ACNE CARE Line".

March

Launch of "FANCL Health Promotion Program". To support corporates including local government with personal health consultation.