In 1955 the Chesebrough Manufacturing Company, Consolidated and the Pond’s Extract Company merged to form Chesebrough-Pond’s.
Amongst the beauty products sold by Richard Hudnut from his New York pharmacy was a cream he labelled a ‘Toilet Cerate’. It came in two forms, the more expensive variety having a violet fragrance.
Known primarily for their Old Spice men’s toiletries, Shulton also developed a number of skin-care and make-up lines for women.
Hexachlorophene was used in cosmetics in the 1950s and 1960s until it was discovered to be a neurotoxin.
In the 1920s the idea developed that a woman should not only look attractive but should also create a style that reflected her personality.
Around 1920, a group of businessmen from Lowell, Massachusetts approached Helen Woodward about setting up a cosmetic company.
Although all beauty culturists agreed that skin cleansing was the basis for a flawless complexion, views differed about whether or not to use soap.
The cosmetic industry, perhaps more than any other, capitalised on the advertising expertise developed to sell patent medicines.
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