Important Sustainability Issues (Materiality)

Material Issue 1 Creating an easy-to-start grooming culture


Based on our original concept of "Health, Cleanliness, Beauty and Fun," that is, the basic parts of "Health, Cleanliness and Beauty“ combined with "Fun," we will make consumers have fun and feel satisfied with everyday life through products and services that only Mandom can provide.

We at Mandom aim to be a company that is dedicated to service by proposing concepts born from the day-to-day lives of consumers as genuine value through our “human-oriented” approach.

Dedication to Service (Oyakudachi) has two aspects: “depth” in terms of how much satisfaction can be provided to a single consumer, and “breadth” in terms of how many consumers can be satisfied. In the age of VUCA, where the future is uncertain and complex, and consumers' needs and wants are becoming more and more diverse, proposing unique and one-of-a-kind products and services that meet their needs and wants will expand the “depth” of our Dedication to Service (Oyakudachi) and lead to the realization of well-being* for as many consumers as possible and to Mandom's sustainable growth.

Related SDGs

1 貧困をなくそう3 すべての人に健康と福祉を5 ジェンダー平等を実現しよう9 産業と技術革新の基盤をつくろう10 人や国の不平等をなくそう17 パートナーシップで目標を達成しよう


LÚCIDO-L: A popular, dear-and-near hair beauty cosmetics brand
Tackling the challenge of the hair care category and mass-marketing LÚCIDO-L as a salon brand

Originating from hair salons: Acid heat treatment

In recent years, given the high damage caused by hair coloring and thermal devices such as hair and crimping irons and growing demand for more beautiful hair, “acid heat treatment” has been touted as a means of improving hair quality, and has been enjoying popularity as a popular treatment option at hair salons.
This option requires a technician at a hair salon to apply heat to hair using a hair iron in the treatment process, and typically exceeds ¥10,000 in price. While relatively high-priced, it has a real sense of being effective and is thus a popular option.

Challenge of commercializing acid heat treatment as a home hair care product

Given that, taking a cue from the treatment offered at hair salons,we launched the “LÚCIDO-L High Damage Repair Treatment Series”containing acid heat treatment* ingredients in August 2022. Using a Mandom Group company that supplies professional-use products and technologies to hair salons and leveraging our strengths from years of hair research, we developed a formula that can be easily used at home with ease and provides a truly genuine sense of treatment. With LÚCIDO-L High Damage Repair Treatment series, we proposed items that enable consumers to casually experience acid heat treatment as part of their hair care and styling routine by applying the heat from a dryer they normally use to dry their hair or hair iron they use to style their hair to simulate the level of heat required in acid heat treatment.


Levulinic acid

Offered our first acid heat treatment for mass distribution

Even prior to the launch of this series, retailers also had high expectations for this new, unprecedented proposal of making the popular acid heat treatment at hair salons casually available at consumers' homes. Stores carrying the series greatly exceeded our target. Following launch, the series was considerably noted and praised by highly trend-sensitive consumers as well, and was also a hot topic on social media. With growth in awareness of acid heat treatment showing no signs of slowing down, the market is expected to grow further going forward. Meanwhile, people in the Asian region are highly conscious of hair beauty as well. The series is performing strongly in Taiwan, where we rolled it out early on through a Mandom Group company, and we intend to further expand the rollout area within that region. Additionally, in August 2023, we will add shampoo and treatment to the lineup to enhance it, and will work towards proposing this lineup as the first full-fledged in-bath series under the LÚCIDO-L brand.

Looking towards the further growth of LÚCIDO-L

Our Oil Treatment series containing argan oil, which continued to perform favorably with little impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as our High Damage Repair Treatment series containing acid heat treatment ingredients, which we newly launched in 2022, helped LÚCIDO-L reach its highest net sales on record during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023.
Going forward, Mandom will continue to propose leading trends with speed and in ways that more and more people find approachable and easy to use, and will work towards expanding its Dedication to Service (Oyakudachi) alongside creating new markets.