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Mystery of how stress turns hair gray finally solved by Harvard team

History is replete with anecdotes, more and less verified, of individuals whose hair turned white or gray due to stress.

Marie Antoinette’s hair was said to have turned the color of snow overnight while she awaited the guillotine during the French Revolution. The late Sen. John McCain, a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War, suffered multiple serious injuries when his plane crashed in North Vietnam and during beatings while a prisoner of war — and lost color in his hair.

Now, for the first time, a group of Harvard researchers have discovered why that happens: Stress activates nerves that are part of the fight-or-flight response, which in turn causes permanent damage to pigment-regenerating stem cells in hair follicles. Their study on graying has just been published in Nature, and the results offer new insights into how stress can impact the body.

“Everyone has an anecdote to share about how stress affects their body, particularly in their skin and hair — the only tissues we can see from the outside,” said senior author Ya-Chieh Hsu, the Alvin and Esta Star Associate Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard. “We wanted to understand if this connection is true, and if so, how stress leads to changes in diverse tissues. Hair pigmentation is such an accessible and tractable system to start with — and besides, we were genuinely curious to see if stress indeed leads to hair graying.”

Because stress affects the whole body, researchers first had to narrow down which specific systems were involved. The team first hypothesized that stress causes an immune attack on pigment-producing cells. However, when mice lacking immune cells still showed hair graying, researchers turned to the hormone cortisol. Once again, they found a dead end.

“Stress always elevates levels of the hormone cortisol in the body, so we thought that cortisol might play a role,” Hsu said. “But surprisingly, when we removed the adrenal gland from the mice so that they couldn’t produce cortisol-like hormones, their hair still turned gray under stress.”

After eliminating different possibilities, researchers honed in on the sympathetic nerve system, which is responsible for the body’s fight-or-flight response.

Sympathetic nerves branch out into each hair follicle on the skin. The researchers found that stress causes these nerves to release the chemical norepinephrine, which gets taken up by nearby pigment-regenerating stem cells.

In the hair follicle, certain stem cells act as reservoirs of pigment-producing cells. When hair regenerates, some of the stem cells convert into pigment-producing cells that color the hair.

Researchers found that the norepinephrine from sympathetic nerves causes the stem cells to activate excessively. The stem cells all convert into pigment-producing cells, prematurely depleting the reservoir.

Elaborate sympathetic innervation (magenta) around melanocyte stem cells (yellow). Acute stress induces hyperactivation of the sympathetic nervous system to release large amounts of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Norepinephrine drives rapid depletion of melanocyte stem cells and hair graying.

“When we started to study this, I expected that stress was bad for the body — but the detrimental impact of stress that we discovered was beyond what I imagined,” Hsu said. “After just a few days, all of the pigment-regenerating stem cells were lost. Once they’re gone, you can’t regenerate pigments anymore. The damage is permanent.”

The finding underscores the negative side effects of an otherwise protective evolutionary response, the reseachers said.

“Acute stress, particularly the fight-or-flight response, has been traditionally viewed to be beneficial for an animal’s survival. But in this case, acute stress causes permanent depletion of stem cells,” said postdoctoral fellow Bing Zhang, lead author of the study.

To connect stress with hair graying, the researchers started with a whole-body response and progressively zoomed in on individual organ systems, cell-to-cell interaction, and, eventually, all the way down to molecular dynamics. The process required a variety of research tools along the way, including methods of manipulating organs, nerves, and cell receptors.

“To go from the highest level to the smallest detail, we collaborated with many scientists across a wide range of disciplines, using a combination of different approaches to solve a very fundamental biological question,” Zhang said.

The collaborators included Isaac Chiu, assistant professor of immunology at Harvard Medical School, who studies the interplay between nervous and immune systems.

“We know that peripheral neurons powerfully regulate organ function, blood vessels, and immunity, but less is known about how they regulate stem cells,” Chiu said. “With this study, we now know that neurons can control stem cells and their function, and can explain how they interact at the cellular and molecular levels to link stress with hair graying.”

The findings can help illuminate the broader effects of stress on various organs and tissues. This understanding will pave the way for new studies that seek to modify or block the damaging effects of stress. Harvard’s Office of Technology Development has filed a provisional patent application on the lab’s findings and is engaging prospective commercial partners who may be interested in clinical and cosmetic applications.

“By understanding precisely how stress affects stem cells that regenerate pigment, we’ve laid the groundwork for understanding how stress affects other tissues and organs in the body,” Hsu said. “Understanding how our tissues change under stress is the first critical step toward eventual treatment that can halt or revert the detrimental impact of stress. We still have a lot to learn in this area.”

The study was supported by the Smith Family Foundation Odyssey Award, the Pew Charitable Trusts, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard/MIT Basic Neuroscience Grants Program, Harvard FAS and HMS Dean’s Award, American Cancer Society, NIH, the Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, and an HSCI junior faculty grant.

Mystery of how stress turns hair gray finally solved by Harvard team


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Cost of a Hair Transplant

Silicon Valley Institute Announces New Post on the Cost of a Hair Transplant in the San Francisco Bay Area

Silicon Valley Hair Institute, a best-in-class clinic for hair restoration treatments in the San Francisco region is proud to announce a new post addressing the cost of a hair transplant in the Bay Area.

The term ‘cheap’ could imply the quality as well as price. Individuals ready to solve a hair loss issue might expect both affordability and top-notch results.

“We’ve had patients come to us after they went to a ‘cheap’ hair transplant clinic, and it’s a tough lesson. Technology is pretty easy to access in the Bay Area, but not all hair transplant treatments rank best in quality,” explained Miguel Canales, MD. “This is why we want people to know; we are a professional hair transplant clinic. #We strive to achieve excellent outcomes for every patient.

My clinic team is also ready to help each patient find the right, affordable payment plan not to mention the best transplant options to mitigate their hair loss.”

People struggling with hair loss can read the new post at

Men and women with hair loss might be concerned about the cost of a hair transplant in the Bay Area. Yet it is possible to achieve top-quality hair surgery with a budget-smart approach. A team of clinic professionals can help patients review financial plans and affordable payment options before hair transplant surgery.

The cost of a hair transplant in the Bay Area may drive people to seek out cost-effective options. So-called ‘cheap’ hair loss treatments and might imply the term is associated only with price. Indeed, the word ‘cheap’ can include both price and quality. Low-grade materials and sub-par surgical skills can show in post-op results such as an unnatural hairline and long-term, visible scarring.

Individuals can check the informational post about the expense of robotic hair loss surgery at

The clinic provides an online consultation service to help women and men find the right hair restoration approach. In addition, associated treatments can include skincare treatments such as ULTherapy.


Silicon Valley Hair Institute under the leadership of top-rated California hair transplant surgeon Dr Miguel Canales – is one of the best robotic hair transplant clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Canales provides both the FUT (FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant and FUE hair transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction.

Dr Canales is a top-rated hair transplant specialist for Bay Area residents. The Silicon Valley Hair Institute is a specialized hair clinic serving hair loss and hair restoration needs in San Francisco, San Jose, and the Silicon Valley Peninsula (Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo-Atherton, Redwood City, and beyond.).

Dr Canales also specializes in aesthetic hair restoration for females seeking eyebrow transplantation or hairline advancements.

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PRP and Stem cell alopecia

U.S. PRP and Stem cell alopecia treatment Market Report Overview

U.S. PRP and Stem cell alopecia treatment market garnered a revenue of USD 129.4 million in the year 2019 globally and is anticipated to reach USD 189.2 million by 2027, growing at a compound annual growth (CAGR) of 4.9% over the forecast period.

The market has been observed to be growing at a steady growth rate over the last three years, however, with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic globally, the business conditions are expected to change. The market size may reduce significantly or increase with a spike depending on how the value chain has been affected in the entire process.

Players that are operational in the market for a longer period of time are anticipated to absorb the sudden changes, losses and increased operational costs better than those who have recently entered the market.

The report focuses on numerous factors that are anticipated to impact the market growth directly and indirectly. The report categorically analyses the growth patterns of different segments based on multiple derivation models.

Both the qualitative and quantitative aspects have been covered under the report. The U.S. PRP & Stem cell alopecia treatment market report includes market size, drivers, restraints, opportunities and trends that will help you understand the market dynamics in detail.

Moreover, the report will include market estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue for the overall market along with the segments mentioned in the study. The report focuses on providing a holistic view of the entire market scenario from multiple unmatched detailed analysis mentioned in the report.

What to expect from the report?

  • U.S. PRP and Stem cell alopecia treatment Total Available Market (TAM)Size
  • U.S. PRP and Stem cell alopecia treatment Serviceable Available Market (SAM) Size
  • Business Implications of COVID-19 on the Overall Market
  • Market Share/ Revenue Share (%) of Top Market Players in Total Market Size (2019)
  • Market Size & Forecast (2016-2027) At Country & Regional Level, By Segments
  • Overview & Analysis of Key Players Operating in the Market

Key Highlights:

COVID-19 – Impact of COVID-19 on overall business scenario

U.S. PRP and Stem cell alopecia treatment Market Revenue 2020

Global market revenue in 2020 will be derived taking into various micro & macro-level factors; along with the COVID-19 pandemic

Competitive Analysis Company Market Share Analysis, 2019 (%)

Supply Chain Analysis – Analysis pertaining to several participants of the supply chain such as raw material suppliers, distributors, & OEMs along with others will be highlighted in the study

Data Source Primary & Secondary Research, Internal DataBase & Company Annual Reports

Regions Included North America,

Countries Included U.S., Canada,

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Management Of Hair Loss Market

Global Management Of Hair Loss Market Size, Status And Forecast 2020-2026

Management of the Hair Loss market is segmented by Type, and by Application. Players, stakeholders, and other participants in the cc

The segmental analysis focuses on revenue and forecast by Type and by Application in terms of revenue and forecast for the period 2015-2026.

The key players covered in this study

Procter & Gamble
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Gerolymatos International
Oxford BioLabs
Ultrax Labs
Avalon Natural Products
Pharma Medico
Costco Wholesale
DS Healthcare Group
Zhang Guang 101

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into

Hair Loss and Growth DevicesShampoos and Conditioners
Medicine Product

Market segment by Application, split into


Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers

North America
Southeast Asia
Central & South America

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Global Hair Transplant Industry

Hair Transplant Market to 2025

Hair Transplant Market to 2025

The global hair transplant market accounted for US$ 5,272.1 Mn in 2017 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.6% during the forecast period 2018 – 2025, to account for US$ 28,627.6 Mn by 2025.

North America is the largest geographic market and it is expected to be the largest revenue generator during the forecast period. North American market is driven by the factors such as government initiatives, investments made by the major companies, conferences held for the awareness regarding hair transplant.

Market Insights

The rise in the Number of Surgical Hair Restoration Procedures

In recent years, there has been a considerable rise in the number of surgical hair restoration procedures. Hair transplant surgery offers benefits such as original hair colour and appearance, and the results are permanent.

The process is completely safe and does not include harmful chemicals that might cause harm to the individual. The above-stated factors are responsible for the increase in the demand for hair transplant procedures worldwide. This gradual increase in the number of hair transplant surgeries is anticipated to increase the demand for transplant in the forecast period.

Increase in the Number of Hair Transplant Procedures among Men

Hair transplant procedures have been opted by men on a large scale in the past few years. Since men are more prone to baldness, they hold maximum share as the users of hair transplant procedures. According to the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, the percentage of men undergoing hair transplant surgery increased from 84.7% in 2014 to 85.7% in 2016.

Factors such as rising work pressure, stress, improper eating habits, heredity, and exposure to chemicals among others, cause hair fall and receding hairline. Growing media and celebrity influence, societal pressure, and growing urbanization are some of the factors encouraging individuals to opt for hair transplant procure in order to enhance their physical appearance.


Procedure Insights

The global hair transplant market by procedure was led by the surgical segment. In 2017, the surgical segment held the largest market share of 91.0% of the hair transplant market, by the procedure. The segment is also expected to dominate the market in 2025, as it offers better results as compared to the non-surgical procedure. Also, the procedure can be done on lashes and brows.

Site of Transplant Insights

The hair transplant market by the site of the transplant was segmented scalp transplant, facial transplant, chest transplant, and others. The scalp segment held the largest share of the market, by the site of the transplant. Additionally, the segment is likely to dominate in the forecast period, due to the increasing prevalence of baldness.

Therapy Insights

The hair transplant market by therapy was segmented into platelet-rich plasma, ravage 670 and laser caps. The platelet-rich plasma segment held the largest share of the market, by therapy. The segment is also anticipated to grow at a steady rate during the forecast period, as it is used for the treatment of androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness, the most common form of baldness observed in males and females.

Strategic Insights

Product launches and approvals were observed as the most adopted strategy in the global hair transplant industry. Few of the recent product launches and approvals made by the players are listed below;

2018: In March 2018, HairMax received ANVISA approval for laser devices. Also, Restoration Robotics Received US FDA 510(k) clearance for implantation function.

2016: In February 2016, Hair restoration leader, capillus launches newest FDA-cleared solution for hair loss: capillus202 mobile laser therapy cap.


By Procedure

  • Surgical Procedure
    • Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS)
    • Follicular Unit Extraction
    • Others
    • Non-Surgical Procedure

By Site of Transplant

  • Scalp
  • Facial
  • Eyebrow
  • Bread
  • Eyelash
  • Chest
  • Others

By Therapy

  • Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Revage 670 Laser
  • Laser Cap

By Geography

•   North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico

•   Europe

  • France
  • Germany
  • UK

•   Asia Pacific (APAC)

  • China
  • India
  • Japan

•   Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • UAE

•   South America (SAM)

  • Brazil

Company Profiles

  • Cole Instruments Inc.,
  • LaserCap Company
  • Apira Science
  • Harris FUE Instruments
  • HairMax Inc.
  • FueInstrument
  • Shaanxi Xingmao Industry Co., Ltd
  • Restoration Robotics, Inc.

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Selenium Sulfide Market Forecast to 2027

Selenium Sulfide Market Forecast to 2027


Selenium sulfide belongs to a class of anti-infective agents. It functions by slowing the growth of fungi yeast which usually causes an infection. Selenium sulfide is used to treat hair problems especially dandruff and several scalp infections. Selenium sulfide helps to stop flaking, irritation, itching of the scalp. Selenium sulfide is available in the form of lotion and shampoo.


The key market drivers for the Selenium Sulfide Market Includes, rising demand for selenium sulfide in pharmaceutical industries due to its antifungal properties and applications for personal grooming, hair care products.

Moreover, the use of selenium sulfide in diseases like seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff care is also expected to fuel market growth. Additionally, risen demand for selenium sulfide in the chemical industry is also expected to boost market growth.

However, potential side effects from selenium sulfide are expected to restrain the market growth during the forecast period.


The “Selenium Sulfide Market” is a specialized and in-depth study of the Pharmaceutical industry with a special focus on the global market trend analysis. The report aims to provide an overview of the Selenium Sulfide market with detailed market segmentation by application and end-user. The Selenium Sulfide Market is expected to witness high growth during the forecast period. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the leading players in the Selenium Sulfide Market and offers key trends and opportunities in the market.


The Selenium Sulfide Market is segmented on the basis of application and end-user. On the basis of application, the market is segmented as, an anti-infective agent, disease treatment and others. And on the basis of end-user, the market is segmented as, pharmaceuticals, commercial and others.


The report provides a detailed overview of the industry including both qualitative and quantitative information. It provides an overview and forecast of the Selenium Sulfide Market based on various segments. It also provides market size and forecast estimates from the year 2017 to 2027 with respect to five major regions, namely; North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA) and South & Central America. The Selenium Sulfide Market by each region is later sub-segmented by respective countries and segments. The report covers the analysis and forecast of 18 countries globally along with the current trend and opportunities prevailing in the region.

The report analyzes factors affecting Selenium Sulfide Market from both demand and supply side and further evaluates market dynamics affecting the market during the forecast period i.e., drivers, restraints, opportunities, and future trend. The report also provides exhaustive PEST analysis for all five regions namely; North America, Europe, APAC, MEA and South & Central America after evaluating political, economic, social and technological factors affecting the Selenium Sulfide Market in these regions.


The report covers key developments in the Selenium Sulfide Markets organic and inorganic growth strategies. Various companies are focusing on organic growth strategies such as product launches, product approvals and others such as patents and events. Inorganic growth strategies witnessed in the market were acquisitions, and partnership & collaborations. These activities have paved the way for the expansion of the business and customer base of market players.

The market players from Selenium Sulfide Market are anticipated to have lucrative growth opportunities in the future with the rising demand for, Selenium Sulfide market in the global market. Below mentioned is the list of few companies engaged in the Selenium Sulfide Market.

The report also includes the profiles of key players in the Selenium Sulfide Market along with their SWOT analysis and market strategies. In addition, the report focuses on leading industry players with information such as company profiles, components and services offered financial information of the last 3 years, key development in the past five years.

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BOC Sciences
Tractus Company Limited
Macsen Laboratories
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Abbott Laboratories
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Global Hair Transplant Industry

Hair Transplant Market Size

Hair Transplant Market Size study, by Product Type, By Application, and Regional Forecasts 2020-2026

HeyReport estimates that the Hair Transplant market size will grow from xxx Million USD in 2020 to xxxx Million USD by 2025 and with a CAGR of xx%. The base year considered for this report is 2019, and the market forecast is projected from 2021 to 2025.

In this report, HeyReport discusses the Global & China industrial policies, economic environment, and the impact of covid-19 on the Hair Transplant industry and its cost structure.

Besides, this report covers the basic market dynamics, market size and companies competition data. In addition, the report also conducts basic market research on major product type, market end-use and regional trade.

Market Segment as follows:

Product Type Segmentation Includes
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

Application Segmentation Includes


Companies Includes

Bernstein Medical
Ethics hair instruments
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Product definition, type and application, Global & China market overview;

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Global & China sales revenue, volume and price by type;

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Global & China sales revenue, volume and price by application;

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China export and import;

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Company information, business overview, sales data and product specifications;

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Industry chain and raw materials;

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Industrial policies & economic environment

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Global Anti-dandruff Agent Ingredients Market

Dandruff Treatment Market

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Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Alopecia Therapies

Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Alopecia Therapies

COVID-19 Impact on Global Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Alopecia Therapies Market Size, Status and Forecast 2020-2026t

This report focuses on the global Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Alopecia Therapies status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Alopecia Therapies development in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India and Central & South America.

The key players covered in this study

Orange County Hair Restoration Center
Hair Sciences Center of Colorado
Anderson Center for Hair
Evolution Hair Loss Institute
Savola Aesthetic Dermatology Center
Virginia Surgical Center
Hair Transplant Institute of Miami
Colorado Surgical Center & Hair Institute

Market segment by Type, the product can be split into

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
Stem Cell Therapy
Market segment by Application, split into
Dermatology Clinics

Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers

North America
Southeast Asia
Central & South America

The study objectives of this report are:

To analyze global Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Alopecia Therapies status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players.
To present the Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Alopecia Therapies development in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India and Central & South America.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their development plan and strategies.
To define, describe and forecast the market by type, market and key regions.

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Alopecia Therapies are as follows:

History Year: 2015-2019
Base Year: 2019
Estimated Year: 2020
Forecast Year 2020 to 2026

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Europe Shampoo Market

Europe Shampoo Market

Europe Shampoo Market – Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 – 2025)

The Europe Shampoo market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% during the forecast period (2020 – 2025).

– Growing awareness about hair care products through social media, magazines, and TV advertisements are encouraging consumers to purchase various hair care products especially anti-dandruff and medical shampoo.

– Rising concerns over hair related issues, growing consumer inclination towards hair maintenance, and newly formulated product launches are projected to remain prominent market trends.

Key Market Trends

Rising Popularity of Herbal Shampoo

Organic and natural products are emerging as significant product segments in the European haircare market. With rising awareness regarding scalp-related issues and hair-fall, consumers are increasingly inclining towards herbal and natural hair care solutions. With evolving consumer needs for shampoo products comprising of natural ingredients, manufacturers are continuously expanding their product portfolio. For example, in 2019,

Loreal launched a “new generation” of professional hair care products that are exclusively used in salons. These shampoos are natural, silicone-free, paraben-free, and sulfate-free formulas with 80-100% naturally-derived ingredients. The product range is formulated with real flower and plant inclusions suspended. Moreover, the consumers are looking for shampoos infused with oils, included blended formulations and pure organics, thus, providing healthy fixes for dry and damaged hair.

Germany Holds a Significant Share in the Market

German people are stifled by the high relative costs of hair treatments and a shortage of time. They are more interested in natural hair-care products. The ongoing wellness and sustainability trends in the region are driving a surging consumer interest in natural hair care products. Younger consumers, in particular, are driving interest in sustainability and eco-friendliness, while consumers across demographics and a large section of the ex-pat population are concerned about potential health risks created by the use of chemicals in products.

Furthermore, the manufacturers are leveraging online platforms optimally, by selling their products through their own websites as well as by listing the products on popular e-retailing websites, in order to improve their brand visibility and reachability of products.​

Competitive Landscape

The shampoo market is highly competitive, with the presence of various international and domestic players. The key players in the market are focusing on leveraging opportunities posed by emerging markets, to expand their product portfolio, thus, catering to consumer’s needs for various hair concerns. Some of the major players in the global shampoo market are, L’Oréal SA, Unilever PLC, The Procter & Gamble Company, Kao Corporation among others.

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