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Ivy Cosmetics, Kitasato University Jointly Confirm That Shellac May Combat Skin Disorders.

Tokyo, Japan, Aug 9, 2005 - (JCNN) - Ivy Cosmetics (TSE: 4918) announced on August 5 that it has identified a unique property of shellac, a natural resin secreted by insect Laccifera Lacca.

In collaboration with Kitasato University, the company has confirmed that the powder or extract of shellac can inhibit the production of interleukin-8, one of the causing factors of skin disorders.

The company and the university have concluded that shellac-derived substances can be applicable to an external preparation for skin.

Ivy has applied for patents for these findings.

Source: JCN http://www.japancorp.net

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