In 1888, an unknown inventor from Philadelphia developed the first deodorant in the world, a cream containing antibacterial zinc oxide.
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 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 1977 by Paolo Parodi, Parlux is an Italian manufacturer of hair dryers, favoured by professional hairdressers.
Launched in 1960 by L’Oréal Laboratories, Elnett Satin has been the hairspray of choice by leading hairdressers and stylists.
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.
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.
Founded in 1939 in Shelton, Connecticut, W.E. Bassett Company offers foot care and personal care products.
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 1882 by pharmacist Paul Carl Beiersdorf, Beiersdorf AG is a German personal care company based in Hamburg.
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.