Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

July 2, 2024

Men's Skincare Brand "UL·OS" Debuts in Taiwan to Contribute to Healthy Skin

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) and its subsidiary, Taiwan Otsuka Pharmaceutical, has announced in-store and online sales of the men's skincare brand UL·OS in Taiwan in July of this year. Otsuka developed this product based on the unique concept of cosmedics*1 and, through it, aims to contribute to healthy skin for the people of Taiwan.


UL・OS Marketed in Taiwan

From Left: UL·OS Skin Lotion, UL·OS Medicated Skin Wash, UL·OS Skin Milk

In Taiwan, the climate varies significantly with each season. During the summer, the high humidity and persistent heat lead to increased sebum and sweat production, creating conditions where skin problems are more likely to occur. Additionally, with a growing men's cosmetics market worldwide, more Taiwanese men are prioritizing grooming and health and investing more time and money in beauty care. As a result, trust in Japanese-made cosmetics has been rising.

UL·OS is a total body skincare brand developed from our extensive years of skin research, designed to support healthy skin for middle-aged men. Leveraging our accumulated expertise, we aim to provide high-quality skincare products in Taiwan with the launch of UL·OS Medicated Skin Wash, suitable for both the face and body and the UL·OS Skin Lotion and UL·OS Skin Milk, both containing the moisturizing ingredient AMP*2. These products provide a new option for supporting healthy skin. With the addition of Taiwan, UL·OS is now available in four countries/regions*3.

  1. *1Cosmedics: cosmetics + medicine = Otsuka's unique concept for skin health products.
  2. *2Moisturizing ingredient AMP: Adenosine monophosphate
  3. *3Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan

  • About Taiwan Otsuka Pharmaceutical (TWOP)

Taiwan Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. was established in 1974 as a pioneer in expanding into the rapidly growing Asian market. The company began selling infusion solutions in 1976 and therapeutic drugs in 1982. In 2024, it started selling the cosmedics brand UL·OS and continues to develop its pharmaceutical and nutraceutical businesses.

Company name Taiwan Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 
Established August 30, 1974
Capitalization 233 Million 525 Thousand TWD
Representative Shin Yi Hsu
Headquarters 11F, No. 378, Fuxing N. Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10476, Taiwan
No. of Employees 224(As of June 1, 2024)
Business Description Manufacture and sales of pharmaceutical products, sales of cosmetics

  • About UL•OS (Official website in Japanese):  

    UL•OS marketed in Japan

    Supporting human health from an all-body perspective, Otsuka Pharmaceutical established the Otsu Skin Care Research Institute in 1990, and has been engaged in proprietary research focusing on the health of the skin, a vital organ that accounts for approximately 16% of human body weight. Based on the unique principle of Cosmedics (Cosmetics + Medicine) targeting healthy skin, UL•OS was launched in 2008, targeting impurities, dryness and UV exposure as the primary causes of skin damage. Advocating a beneficial cycle of cleansing, moisturizing, and protection, the UL•OS brand has grown into a full range of items for men's head-to-toe skin care

Based on the corporate philosophy of 'Otsuka-people creating new products for better health worldwide,' Otsuka Pharmaceutical continues to contribute to the health and well being of people around the world.