Personal care brand Biore was developed in 1887 by Japanese chemical and cosmetics company Kao Corporation. Kao Corporation, often called the Procter & Gamble of Japan, is one of Japan's leaders in personal care products, cosmetics, laundry and cleaning products, hygiene products, diapers, and bath additives. The Biore brand specializes in deep cleansing to complexion clearing products aimed at young consumers. Biore cleansers, make up removers, UV protection, pore packs and shower creams are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide.