Kanebo was founded in 1887 as a textile manufacturing company. Stimulated by the discovery that women who worked with silk in the factories has beautifully smooth and youthful-looking hands, Kanebo began researching the effects of silk on the skin, developing its first original skincare product in the 1930s. Kanebo is an exclusive range of Japanese skincare & makeup. Kanebo evolves a world of fineness, delicacy, grace and calm. These qualities are so intrinsic to Japanese ideals of beauty, suggest an ability to see deeply into the nature of things, close attention to detail and respect for the wisdom of past generations. Kanebo is guided by these ideals.