As the use of make-up became more common in the 1920s and 1930s questions arose about how to coordinate colours to produce a harmonious effect.
In 1953, Orlane introduced a skin cream made with pollen extract. They got the idea of using pollen from Professor Jean Bordas, Director of the Station of Agronomy and Plant Pathology in Avignon, France.
The American arm of Coty continued to be the largest part of the company in the post-war period but it came up against increased competition.
In 1905, François Coty founded Coty S.A. in Paris and the following year he established a new retail outlet at 23 Place Vendôme across the road from René Lalique.
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 an airline amenity kit for the British Overseas Airline Corporation (BOAC).
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.
Max Factor: Go for Baroque (1964)
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