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Japanese company Shiseido is one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world, having been founded in 1872 by pharmacist Arinobu Fukuhara. Shiseido manufactures toiletries, sun care items, fragrances, professional salon products, and pharmaceuticals. It operates 20 subsidiary brands such as Elixir Superieur, Maquillage, and Integrate. Shiseido is responsible for several innovations in the beauty industry. For example in 1985, Shiseido was the first company to produce hyaluronic acid from non-animal origin sources. Shiseido products are sold in 87 countries worldwide. Masahiko Uotani is the current CEO.