FANCL delivers on its “less is more” philosophy with science-backed products that are completely free of preservatives

For the past 38 years, beauty specialists at FANCL have pioneered preservative-free skincare that cultivates long-lasting beauty—both inside and out. With more than 530* patents and two state-of-the-art research and development facilities, FANCL delivers on its “less is more” philosophy with science-backed products that are completely free of preservatives.

While Japanese cosmetics industry thrived in the 1970s, skin allergies were a common problem for many women, including FANCL founder Mr. Ikemori Kenji’s wife, whose skin was found to be aggravated by preservatives used in skincare.

What’s so terrible about preservatives? Essentially, preservatives weaken the skin’s function, chipping away at healthy skin and accelerating the ageing process. Instead of glowing and youthful skin, preservative-powered products may result in irritability, affect the tightness of collagen and stimulate melanin production.#

In 1982, after years of research, FANCL, the Japanese listed cosmetics company got its start by introducing the brand’s very first products: 5ml vials of skincare lotion that contained no trace of preservatives or harmful additives—only pure ingredients to enhance the skin’s long-lasting beauty.

*Information as of April 1, 2017

#Journal of Applied Toxicology 2007; 27:1-9, 23rd AFSCC Conference, Italy 2005, FANCL Research Institute 

Driven by science, FANCL took several steps to eschew preservatives and produce safe, effective products. The Japanese brand set up state-of-the-art labs, developed proprietary recipes, and incorporated hermetically sealed ring caps to keep products fresh.

By 2002, thanks to continuous research and development, FANCL introduced larger bottles of cosmetics products, designed to be a 30-day supply—a convenient and effective way to sell perishable products without any preservatives.

FANCL's Daily Care Series is a world apart from standard beauty lotions—aside from eliminating the harm caused by preservatives, it is made up of multiple highly effective moisture replenishing nutrients that helps strengthen the moisture barrier deep within the skin and improve skin condition over time.

Every FANCL product has been developed in a state-of-the-art laboratory in Japan. Safe and effective, these skincare products have gone through stringent analysis over the years—both in in-depth product development and scientific verification.

Still curious about the science behind great skin? At FANCL stores, customers can learn more about their skin’s health and cosmetic ingredients by speaking with one of the experienced beauty advisors. Better yet, at the innovative store-cum-lab, you’ll also find interactive skin analysis machines. These machines monitor the improvement of skin over time, so you can see how FANCL products are improving your skin health on every level.

FANCL Hong Kong Store Locations:

FANCL Nan Fung Place, Shop G4, G/F Nan Fung Place, 173 Des Voeux Road Central, Sheung Wan

FANCL Times Square, Shop B226, Basement 2, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay

FANCL Elements, Shop 1091B, Level 1, Elements, 1 Austin Road, West Kowloon

FANCL Harbour City, Shop 2349-50, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3-27 Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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