Kao Group

Kao Chemicals Europe is a part within the chemical division of the global corporation Kao

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We are a company with a technical and innovative orientation focused on satisfying the needs of customers and society, always following established ethical values. Our mission is to contribute to the satisfaction and enrichment of people's lives and towards sustainable development. In order to achieve these goals, we are a solution provider that adds value to the manufacture of hygiene, health and beauty products. Our activity is based also on a commitment to the environment. We continually invest in improvements that mitigate the environmental impact of our products and processes. To guarantee this commitment, our products and processes have quality certifications and are periodically audited. Ultimately, our vision is to be an indispensable company moving toward the sustainable growth of society and industry, in accordance with the values of our clients.

Personal Care

Skin Care

Skin is the largest part of the body and requires constant care. A healthy skin surface shows a smooth, soft and firm appearance because it is properly hydrated. Skin care cosmetics are essential to keep skin in desired and healthy conditions.

Surfactants are essential for the formulation of skin care cosmetics. Kao Chemicals Europe offers a wide range of ingredients that provide mild and safe cleansing while preserving and helping keep the skin moist. Emulsifiers, moisturizers, and rheological modifiers are also part of our portfolio.

  • Body Cleansers
  • Facial Cleansers
  • Body Care Emulsions & Cream
  • Sun Care
  • Colour Cosmetics

Hair Care

Hair is one of the most important elements of personal image. Often, styling trends cause hair to undergo strong physical and chemical treatments that can cause damage. Kao’s portfolio includes a variety of ingredients to maintain hair in a controlled and desirable manner.

  • Shampoos
  • Hair conditioners
  • Hair Coloration
  • Hair Styling
  • Shaving

Oral Care

Oral hygiene is key to the maintenance of good oral health and the prevention of oral diseases. Our surfactant range also includes some specific products to formulate toothpastes and dental cleaners.


At Kao Chemicals Europe we follow beauty and personal care trends, and we like to support customer developments with ideas based on our expertise as a solution provider.

I. J-BEAUTY - All the beauty and simplicity of Japanese way of life.

  • J-Beauty appeared in the market as a strong contender for preventive treatment rather than corrective. It is based on the use of innovative developments and high-quality products with long-term reliability. (J-Beauty)
  • Watch the EXCEPARL video here

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II. WATERLESS BEAUTY KITS – Leading the way in sustainable formulas

From Kao Chemicals Europe, we have developed two new Formula Kits for hair and body care. These kits show the potential of our solutions to create finished product formulas for personal care, according to people's needs and new market trends. Furthermore, these are perfumed with our range of exclusive scents.

With less environmental impact and reduced water content, KAO’s solid Formula Kits represent a more caring approach towards cosmetics.

These Formula Kits are based on these ingredients:

  • DANOX HC-30
  • A selection of Kao Emollients
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At the axis where tradition meets innovation, Kao Chemicals Europe offers confidence and quality, with exceptional technique and unparalleled artistry in the creation of unique fragrance solutions dedicated to elevating every scented moment.

  • Fine Fragrances
  • Beauty Care
  • Home Care
  • Fabric Care
  • Air Care
  • Fragrances Trends

Kao's Sustainability Commitment

We strive daily to contribute to sustainable development & improve people's life quality. Since our group was founded in 1887, our clients have been at the center of everything we do. Any innovation, improvement or action we take is focused on their needs. Our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy is based on the same philosophy. All our actions are aimed at improving our society and our planet, thus we are committed to come together with our clients to develop sustainable lifestyles in a sustainable world. We call this the Kirei Lifestyle.

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