Shiseido began in Japan in 1872 as the country’s first Western-style pharmacy—and launched its first cosmetic product in 1897. The company now has a global reach, but the core of its mission is still the same: to produce products rooted in scientific understanding that enhance beauty and improve everyday experiences. Its line of skincare, from nourishing concentrates to lightweight sunscreens, draws on advanced ingredients to produce luxurious results.