Buoyed by the success of the 1933 Chicago ‘Century of Progress’ World’s Fair, New York City’s civic and business leaders decided to hold one in their city in 1939.
In 1949, Elizabeth Arden introduced what appears to have been the first airline amenity kit purpose-built by a cosmetic company.
In their search for the perfect complexion many women turned to bleach creams to treat hyper-pigmentation problems.
In 1939, the Alfred D. McKelvy Company introduced the Seaforth line of men’s toiletries.
By the 1960s a number of French companies were making cosmetics containing mink oil and there was some interest elsewhere including Britain and the United States.
The first commercially successful cosmetic aerosol was Rise, an aerosol shaving foam released by Carter Products in 1950.
After moving from Philadelphia to New York, Rose Laird established her beauty business there in 1903.
Face creams coloured with powdered pigments could help even out a complexion while holding face powder in place.
Coty: Le chemin de la Beauté (1936)
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