YA-MAN's Theory of Evolution
YA-MAN's Continuous Dramatic Advancements
in Home-care Beauty Devices
Proves Nothing Compares to Our Innovation
Transforming professional device into home-care use requires
sophisticated technology to develop compact, yet high-performance multi-functional devices.
We always break the norm at incredible speed,
only possible with our passionately innovative spirit and outstanding R&D.
- 1978YA-MAN Limited is established
- Company is founded as a manufacture of precision electronic instruments.
Company develops an optical displacement meter which brings an innovation to its measuring instrument technology to create a non-contact device. The equipment is used to measure the curvature of the Great Seto Ohashi Bridge.
- 1979 : YA-MAN introduces needle hair removal to Japan and develops the country's first high-frequency depilator.
- 1980s : YA-MAN develops its first laser depilator for professional use.
- 1985 : YA-MAN develops a home-care laser depilator.
- 1981Renamed as YA-MAN LTD.
- 1985YA-MAN develops Japan’s first body fat scale* with foot sensors
- *In a method of bioelectrical impedance analysis.
- 1986YA-MAN independently develops Japan’s first miniaturized EMS device.
- 1992YA-MAN develops LYMPH IMPEDANCE.
YA-MAN develops a compact body-fat scale with hand sensors.
- Mineral-based foundation becomes all the rage.
- 2006YA-MAN launches PLATINUM GEL ROLLER
- This product becomes a huge hit, recording cumulative shipments of more than 2 million rollers* for the series.YA-MAN’s brand name becomes widely recognized.
*Cumulative shipments of devices between December 2006 and March 2011 (Source: YA-MAN data)
- 2007A mineral cosmetic brand ONLY MINERALS is born
- YA-MAN is the first company in Japan to sell foundation products 100% made from mineral ingredients. These products become a huge hit.
- YA-MAN becomes listed on JASDAQ.
- YA-MAN becomes listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- 2011The company launches ACETINO series of home-care beauty devices, offering high quality salon experiences at home
- Its high functionality responds to women’s desire for having salon-quality at home.
- YA-MAN becomes listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- YA-MAN’s global expansion begins
- YA-MAN makes its first memorable foray overseas, into Hong Kong(SAR of China).
- 2013The first model in YA-MAN’s home RF (radio frequency) facial beauty device series makes its debut
- Platinum White RF model is the first in the RF Facial Beauty Device, a beauty device series which achieves cumulative shipments of more than 3 million rollers. This product series becomes the facial beauty device standard for providing total care for skin issues with its high-performing multiple functions.
- 2014YA-MAN launches Rei Beauté series of home optical beauty devices
- YA-MAN launches Cavispa series of home cavitation beauty devices
- These products enable users to perform cavitation -a popular beauty salon treatment- in the privacy of their own homes. Cavispa realizes provision of evolved beauty care that will make you love your body even more.
- 2015YA-MAN launches YA-MAN Professional, a professional beauty devices line for beauty salons
- Featuring a high degree of user friendliness, these products realizes miniaturization of beauty devices for professional use.
- YA-MAN U.S.A. LTD. is established.
- YA-MAN expands the business to mainland China.
- YA-MAN opens its first directly owned store in Ginza, Tokyo.
- YA-MAN expands the business to Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam and Russia.
- MINERALair -A make-up experience for a new age
- These products fuse cosmetics and the technology that YA-MAN uses in the evolution of our beauty devices. Here, YA-MAN develops the completely new make-up experience of Showering in Foundation.
- 2018YA-MAN launches Medi Lift series of wearable EMS facial beauty devices
- YA-MAN develops a revolutionary 100% hands-free facial care device. The functionality and impact of the device takes the beauty industry by storm, sparking social media trends and even making headlines in other industries.
- 2019mysé home beauty treatment brand is born
- ACETINO series is revamped as a new brand that recreates the fine massage technique of an esthetician, enabling users to enjoy the superb care of a beauty salon, whenever and wherever they like.
- 2020FACE LIFT GYM -a training gym specialized in exercising face muscles- opened
- FACE LIFT GYM operates under the concept of ‘You make yourself beautiful’. This gym is a new experiential service created by YA-MAN to help users acquire beauty-creating techniques through training with beauty devices under the guidance of specialized trainers.
- HYOJO Science Lab project starts
- YA-MAN begins working with various experts to research facial muscles scientifically to enhance beautiful expressions.
- 2020EFFECTIM Co., Ltd. is established as a joint venture with Shiseido Co., Ltd.
- D-FIT Co., Ltd. is dissolved
- YA-MAN retains MAKANAI and its professional/commercial brands to expand its lineup of cosmetics.
- YA-MAN（SHANGHAI）BEAUTY TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD is established.
- 2021YA-MAN Scholarship Foundation is founded
- YA-MAN starts providing continuous educational support to raise the next generation of female engineers.
- (February 2023：The foundation is qualified as a public interest incorporated foundation by the Japanese government.)
- YA-MAN opens a flagship store of ONLY MINERALS on Tmall in China.
- The numbers tell our legacy of innovation
- Patents : 320*1
- Intellectual property rights : 777*2
- Our motto is continuous innovation, putting all our energy to create new inventions which the World has never seen before. The numbers tell all about our policy.
*1 The cumulative number of patents acquired as the end of April 2023.
*2 The cumulative number of IPRs acquired as the end of April 2023.
- Realigned to the Prime Market section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, due to its market restructuring.
- Cumulative shipments of RF Beauty Device Series
- More than 2 million: September 2019
- More than 2.5 million: August 2020
- More than 3 million: May 2021
- More than 4 million: September 2022