Founded in 1915 by L.A. Jackson, The London Rubber Company was a wholesaler of imported condoms and barber shop supplies.
Invented in the 1920s by Leo Gerstenzang, the cotton swabs consist of a small wad of cotton wrapped around one or both ends of a short rod.
In 1888, an unknown inventor from Philadelphia developed the first deodorant in the world, a cream containing antibacterial zinc oxide.
Founded in 1896 by Emil Hermes, Merkur is the manufacturer of world’s most iconic double edged razor.
Founded in 1966 by Pierre Fabre, Klorane is a French cosmetics and hair care company, mostly known for its dry shampoo.
Founded in 1960 by Hollywood make-up artist Shu Uemura, Shu Uemura Cosmetics is a Japanese brand of cosmetics.
Founded in 1904 by François Coty, Coty Inc. today is an American manufacturer of fragrances, color cosmetics and skin and body care products, based in New York.
Founded in 1920 by Richard Estrin, Queen Helene is a manufacturer of cosmetic products that include hair care, skin care, foot care and bath care products.
Founded in 1858, and specialized in sportswear, riding attire and liveries, Knize grew out to become the house tailor of the Royal and Imperial Court.
Founded in 1870 by barber William Henry Penhaligon, Penhaligon’s is an English perfume house that holds two long-standing Royal Warrants.
Founded in 1730 by Juan Famenias Floris, Floris of London is the oldest retailer of fragrances in the UK, located on Jermyn Street.
Founded in 1828 by Pierre-François Pascal Guerlain, who opened his perfume store at 42, Guerlain is a French perfume house, among the oldest in the world.
Created in 1929 by perfumer Henri Alméras for Parisian couturier Jean Patou, Joy is one of the most iconic floral fragrances in the world.
Founded in 1909 by Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, Chanel is a high fashion house that specializes in haute couture and ready-to-wear clothes, luxury goods and fashion accessories.
Engineer and inventor Mason Pearson began his career designing wool processing looms in Bradford.
Founded in 1911, The Wahl Clipper Corporation, based in Sterling, Illinois, manufactures grooming products for people and animals.
Created in 1928 by County Chemicals, Brylcreem is a hair pomade, made out of an emulsion of water and mineral oil stabilized with beeswax.
Founded in 1977 by Paolo Parodi, Parlux is an Italian manufacturer of hair dryers, favoured by professional hairdressers.
Developed in 1925 by C.D. Murray, who wanted make a quality and inexpensive, product for his Chicago Barbershop, Murray’s is one of the world’s leading hair pomades.
Launched in 1960 by L’Oréal Laboratories, Elnett Satin has been the hairspray of choice by leading hairdressers and stylists.
Founded in 1895 by George F. Smith, the Rosebud Perfume Company began in a small drugstore in Woodsboro, Maryland.
Invented in 1880 by Dr. Charles Browne Fleet, ChapStick is a brand name of lip balm now manufactured by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.
Founded in 1984 by Frank Toskan and Frank Angelo, M·A·C· (an abbreviation for Make-up Art Cosmetics) is a cosmetics manufacturer, mostly know for its lipsticks.
Introduced in 1904 by pharmacist Van Horn and Sawtell as a surgical lubricant, K-Y is a water-based personal lubricant, today commonly used as a lubricant for sexual intercourse.
Founded in 1846 by pharmacist Theron T. Pond, Pond’s is a brand of beauty and health care products, currently owned by Unilever.
The history of mascara goes back to the down of modern human civilization. Ever since Ancient Egypt people wanted the way to make their eyes and eyelashes more beautiful, using a mixture of charcoal or soot, honey and water.
Eight Hour Cream was created in 1930, by Miss Arden herself and was the first ever cosmetic product to bear the Elizabeth Arden name.
Founded in 1872 by Arinobu Fukuhara, former pharmacist to the Japanese Navy, Shiseido is one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world.
Introduced in 1879 by dr. Joseph Lawrence, a chemist in St. Louis, Missouri, Listerine is the world’s first antiseptic mouthwash.
Founded in 1939 in Shelton, Connecticut, W.E. Bassett Company offers foot care and personal care products.
Vaseline was introduced in 1872 by Robert Chesebrough who visited the oilfields in Pennsylvania and discovered a healing substance in oil rig pumps, petroleum jelly.
The Band-Aid was invented in 1920 by Johnson & Johnson employee Earle Dickson for his wife Josephine, because she always cut her fingers in the kitchen.
Founded in 1932 by Toshio Kosaka, the Feather Safety Razor Company makes the sharpest double edge blades in the world.
Founded in 1851 by John Kiehl as a homeopathic pharmacy, Kiehl’s today is a cosmetics brand specialized in skin and hair care products.
Founded in 1808 by Georges Plisson, the factory of shaving brushes Plisson quickly gained a significant reputation and became the official supplier of the Emperor Napoleon.
Proraso was founded in 1908 by Ludovico Martelli as a cosmetics company under his own name.
Founded in 1882 by pharmacist Paul Carl Beiersdorf, Beiersdorf AG is a German personal care company based in Hamburg.
Launched in 1807 by Andrew Pears, Pears transparent soap is the world’s first mass-market transparent soap.
Founded in 1887 by Ferdinand Claus and Georges Schweder, two Germans living in Portugal, Claus Porto is a manufacturer of soaps, bath salts and aromatic candles.
In the early 1960s David Littmann, a Harvard Medical School professor, created a new stethoscope with improved acoustic performances for auscultation.
The first commercial sunscreen was brought to market in 1936 by Eugène Schueller, the founder of L’Oreal. During the same period, Hamilton Sunscreen came to the Australian market in 1932.
Introduced in 1924 by International Cellucotton Products Company, Kleenex is the world’s first facial tissue.
Founded in 1770, Yardley of London is a one of the oldest firms in the world to specialize in cosmetics, fragrances and related toiletries products.
The first bristle toothbrush, resembling the modern toothbrush, dates back to the Tang Dynasty (619–907). The first patent for a toothbrush was granted to H. N. Wadsworth in 1857 in the United States.
The world’s first automatic toothbrush was invented in Switzerland in 1956 by Dr. Philippe Guy Woog.
Invented in 1755 by Dr. Julien Botot for King Louis XV of France, Botot is considered the world’s first toothpaste.
Founded in 1980 by Dal LaMagna, Tweezerman is a manufacturer of consumer and professional beauty tools.
Launched in 1968 as a vibrating massager for relaxing sore muscles, the iconic Hitachi Magic Wand is generally seen as the mother of all vibrators.
Founded in 1840 by metalworker A.C.C. Joachims as Germany’s first scale factory, Seca is market leader in the field of high-precision scales and measuring systems.