Beauty / Body / Cosmetics / Pharmaceutical

Adcock Ingram - All about the brand

Adcock Ingram is a South African pharmaceutical company. The company is divided into two divisions, its pharmaceutical business and its health care business with a market capitalisation of about R9 billion.

Alberto VO5 - All about the brand

Alberto-Culver is an American corporation with international sales whose principal business is manufacturing hair and skin beauty care products under such brands as Alberto VO5, Andrew Collinge, St. Ives (skin care products), TRESemme, FDS, Consort, and Nexxus. It is a manufacturer in the multicultural beauty care market with such brands as Soft & Beautiful, Just For Me, Motions, and TCB. It also makes popular household items such as Sugar Twin, Mrs. Dash, Static Guard, Molly McButter and Baker's Joy.

Always - All about the brand

Always is a brand of feminine hygiene products, including maxi pads, pantiliners, and feminine wipes, produced by Procter & Gamble.

Amway - All about the brand

Amway (short for American Way) is an American company using multi-level marketing techniques, that sells a variety of products, primarily in the health, beauty, and home care markets. Amway was founded in 1959 by Jay Van Andel and Richard DeVos. Based in Ada, Michigan, the company and family of companies under Alticor reported sales of USD$11.3 billion for the year ended December 31, 2012 - the seventh consecutive year of growth for the company. Its product lines include home care products, personal care products, jewelry, electronics, Nutrilite dietary supplements, water purifiers, air purifiers, insurance and cosmetics. Amway conducts business through a number of affiliated companies in more than a hundred countries and territories around the world. Amway was ranked No.114 among the largest global retailers by Deloitte in 2006, and No.25 among the largest private companies in the U.S. by Forbes in 2012.

Aquafresh - All about the brand

Aquafresh (originally spelled "Aqua-Fresh") is a brand of toothpaste that has been available since 1973. It is manufactured by consumer healthcare product maker GlaxoSmithKline. When this was introduced by Beecham, it was originally in a "Double Protection" formula, by combining a "white" fluoride toothpaste for cavity protection and an "aqua" gel for fresh breath, hence the name. It was reformulated into a "Triple Protection" formula ten years later in 1983, when a "red" gel was added for healthy gums; as such, the three stripes - red, white, and aqua, have since become registered trademarks. Since then, advertising has marked this as a "complete toothpaste" and a "whole mouth paste".

Aspen Pharmacare - All about the brand

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited is a multinational South African holding company for pharmaceutical concerns and the largest drug company in Africa.

Avon Products - All about the brand

Avon Products, Inc, known simply as Avon, is an American international manufacturer and distributor of beauty, household, and personal care products sold through representatives in over 140 countries across the world. As of 2012, Avon had annual sales of $10.7 billion worldwide. It is the fifth-largest beauty company and second largest direct selling enterprise in the world, with 6.4 million representatives. Avon Products is a multi-level marketing company. Their "Ding Dong Avon Calling" advertising campaign, which ran from the mid-1950s to 1967, has been called "one of the most deeply ingrained brand identities of the past century". The company's CEO is Sherilyn S. McCoy, who was appointed to that position in April 2012. The former CEO, Andrea Jung, became the executive chairman of the board. Jung was the longest tenured female CEO among Fortune 500 companies.

Axe - All about the brand

Axe (known as Lynx in Ireland and the Commonwealth) is a brand of male grooming products, owned by the British-Dutch company Unilever and marketed towards the young male demographic.

Band Aid - All about the brand

Band-Aid is a brand name of American pharmaceutical and medical devices giant Johnson & Johnson's line of adhesive bandages and related products. It has also become a genericized trademark for any adhesive bandage in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada and India.

Bausch & Lomb - All about the brand

Bausch & Lomb, an American company based in Rochester, New York, is one of the world's largest suppliers of eye health products, including contact lenses, lens care products, medicines and implants for eye diseases.

Biotherm - All about the brand

Biotherm is a French luxury skin care company owned by L'Oreal under the Luxury Products division. Biotherm was acquired by L'Oreal in 1970. It is developed and manufactured in research laboratories in Monaco, under the direction of biologist Lucien Aubert and his team of researchers.

Body Shop - All about the brand

The Body Shop International PLC, known as The Body Shop, has 1,200 products in 2,500 stores in 61 countries. The company, which has its headquarters in Littlehampton, West Sussex, England, was founded in 1976 by Anita Roddick and is now part of the L'Oreal corporate group.

Brut - All about the brand

Brut is the brand name for a line of men's grooming and fragrance products first launched in 1964 by Faberge. The Brut line would grow to include aftershave, balms, and deodorant. Packaged in a green glass bottle with a silver-coloured medallion, it is still sold as of 2013.

Brylcreem - All about the brand

Brylcreem is a brand of hair styling products for men. The first Brylcreem product was a pomade created in 1928 by County Chemicals at the Chemico Works in Bradford Street, Birmingham, England. The pomade is an emulsion of water and mineral oil stabilised with beeswax.

Celine Dion Perfumes - All about the brand

Celine Dion Parfums is a brand line of celebrity-endorsed perfumes by international singing star Celine Dion and Coty, Inc., with global retail sales of more than $850 million by March 2010. As of 2011, there have been 14 (only 9 of which has been released in the United States) perfumes that have been released. A new fragrance called Signature was released in September 2011.

Cepacol - All about the brand

Cepacol, styled Cēpacol, is a brand of personal hygiene products and products for relief of sore throat. It is distributed in the US by Reckitt Benckiser. The brand was originally owned by J.B. Williams, which was acquired by Combe Incorporated. Combe Incorporated sold its itch care business, as well as Cepacol, to Reckitt Benckiser in 2011. The original formula originated from Reckitt Benckiser's Strepsil formula which is widely known in the UK. Cepacol is very similar if not the same to strepsils, the only real difference being the name. Just like many Multinational brands, Naming will be difference dependant on the continent in which the product is sold in.

Chanel - All about the brand

Chanel S.A. is a French privately held company owned by Alain and Gerard Wertheimer, grandsons of Pierre Wertheimer, who was an early business partner of the couturiere Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel.

Cialis - All about the brand

Tadalafil is a PDE5 inhibitor marketed in pill form for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) under the name Cialis, and under the name Adcirca for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Clairol - All about the brand

Clairol is a personal-care-product division of Procter & Gamble begun in 1931 by Americans Lawrence and Joan Gelb after discovering hair-colouring preparations while travelling in France. The company was widely recognized in its home country, the United States, for its "Miss Clairol" home hair-colouring kit introduced in 1956. By 1959, Clairol was considered the leading company in the U.S. hair-colouring industry. In 2004, Clairol registered annual sales worth approximately US$1.6 billion from the sale of its hair products. As of 2012, Clairol manufactures hair-colouring products sold under the brand names "Natural Instincts", "Nice 'n Easy" and "Perfect Lights".

Clarins - All about the brand

Clarins Group is a French luxury cosmetics company, which manufactures prestige skincare, makeup and fragrances products.

Clearasil - All about the brand

Clearasil is a top-selling brand of skin care and acne medication, whose products contain chiefly benzoyl peroxide, sulfur & resorcinol, triclosan, or salicylic acid as active ingredients. Clearasil has a wide range of products both for rapid and sometimes slow acne treatment and for everyday prevention.

Clinique - All about the brand

Clinique Laboratories, LLC is a manufacturer of skincare, cosmetics, toiletries and fragrances, owned by the Estee Lauder Corporation.

Close Up - All about the brand

Close-up is a brand of toothpaste which is marketed by Unilever.

Colgate (toothpaste) - All about the brand

Colgate (sub-brand of Colgate-Palmolive) is an oral hygiene product line of toothpastes, toothbrushes, mouthwashes and dental floss. Colgate toothpaste was first sold by the company in 1873, sixteen years after the death of its founder, William Colgate.

Colgate-Palmolive - All about the brand

The Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, health care and personal products, such as soaps, detergents, and oral hygiene products (including toothpaste and toothbrushes). Under its "Hill's" brand, it is also a manufacturer of veterinary products. The company's corporate offices are on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Coty Inc. - All about the brand

Coty, Inc. is a global beauty products manufacturer founded in Paris, France by Francois Coty in 1904. Its main products are fragrances, colour cosmetics and skin & body care products. It is known for its cooperation with designers and celebrities for the creation of fragrances.

CoverGirl - All about the brand

CoverGirl is an American cosmetics brand founded in Maryland, by the Noxzema Chemical Company (later called Noxell) and acquired by Procter & Gamble in 1989. The Noxell Company advertised this cosmetics line by allowing "cover girls", fashion models who appear on the front cover of women's magazines, to wear its products. CoverGirl makes up for lack of direct individual customer service by providing a wide variety of cosmetics available at reasonable prices.

Deep Heat - All about the brand

The Mentholatum Company, Inc., founded in 1889 by Albert Alexander Hyde, is an American maker of non-prescription health care products. It was bought out by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., a Japanese health care company, in 1988. The Mentholatum Company is widely associated with its top three products, the Mentholatum Ointment, Mentholatum Deep Heating Rub, and Mentholatum Lip Care.

Denorex - All about the brand

Denorex Shampoo is used for treating and preventing itching, flaking and scaling of the scalp caused by dandruff or seborrhea (oily, crusting or scaling skin).

Dermalogica - All about the brand

Dermalogica is a skin care company headquartered in Carson, California. Its product portfolio includes cleansers, exfoliants, toners, masques, eye treatments, and moisturizers, as well as an acne treatment line for teens. Dermalogica has primary operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland, and Canada, and is sold in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Dettol - All about the brand

Dettol is the trade name for a line of hygiene products manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser. It has been in use since before the 1950s.

Disprin / Aspirin - All about the brand

The history of aspirin (also known as acetylsalicylic acid or ASA) and the medical use of it and related substances stretches back to antiquity, though pure ASA has only been manufactured and marketed since 1899. Medicines made from willow and other salicylate-rich plants appear in Egyptian pharonic pharmacology papyri from the second millennium BCE.

Dove - All about the brand

Dove is a personal care brand owned by Unilever. Dove products are manufactured in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and United States. The products are sold in more than 35 countries and are offered for both women and men. The Dove trademark and brand name is currently owned by Unilever. Dove's logo is a silhouette profile of the brand's namesake bird.

Durex - All about the brand

Durex is the trademarked name for a range of condoms that used to be made by English company, SSL International. This company was sold to Reckitt Benckiser in July 2010.

Edge - All about the brand

Edge is a brand of shaving gel manufactured by Energizer Holdings. Introduced in 1970, the line provides many different varieties of shaving gels, including Sensitive Skin, Extra Moisturizing, Extra Protection, Ultra Sensitive, Clean and Refreshing, and Soothing Aloe.

Elastoplast - All about the brand

Elastoplast is a brand of adhesive bandages (also called sticking plasters) and medical dressings made by Beiersdorf. Beiersdorf bought UK and Commonwealth rights from the parent company, Smith & Nephew in 1992 for GB Pound 46.5 million. It has become a genericized trademark for "sticking plaster" in some Commonwealth countries including the United Kingdom and Australia.

Eli Lily - All about the brand

Eli Lilly and Company is an American global pharmaceutical company with headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. The company also has offices in Puerto Rico and 17 other countries. Their products are sold in approximately 125 countries. The company was founded in 1876 by Col. Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist and veteran of the American Civil War, after whom the company was named.

Elizabeth Arden Inc. - All about the brand

Elizabeth Arden Inc. is a cosmetics company founded by Elizabeth Arden as Red Door salon on Fifth Avenue in 1910.

Eno - All about the brand

Eno is the most global of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) gastrointestinal products. The fast-acting effervescent fruit salts, used as an antacid and reliever of bloatedness, was invented in the 1850s by James Crossley Eno (1827-1915). It has sales of nearly GB Pound 30 million; its major markets are Spain, India, Brazil, South Africa, Malaysia and Thailand. It is frequently used as a substitute for baking powder. Eno Tagline: "Gets to work in 6 seconds"

Epilady - All about the brand

An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out. The way in which epilators pull out hair is similar to waxing, although unlike waxing, they do not remove cells from the epithelium of the epidermis. Aside from the spring in early spring-type epilators, there are no parts in epilators that require regular replacement. Epilators come in corded, rechargeable and battery operated designs.

Estee Lauder - All about the brand

Estee Lauder Companies, Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of prestige skincare, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company has its headquarters in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Faberge - All about the brand

Faberge was a brand of cosmetics manufactured between 1964 and 1984 under the direction of George Barrie. In 1984, McGregor acquired Faberge and discontinued many Faberge products.

Fenjal - All about the brand

Fenjal is a brand of cosmetic hygiene products marketed around the world by the pharmaceutical and cosmetics company Doetsch Grether AG of Basel, Switzerland.

Garnier - All about the brand

Garnier is a mass market cosmetics brand of L'Oreal that produces hair care and skin care products. The company started as Laboratoires Garnier in 1904, and was acquired by L'Oreal in the 1970s. Current product lines include Fructis shampoos and conditioners, and Nutrisse hair colour. Garnier is sold in numerous countries wordwide, with specific product lines targeted for different skin types and cultures. In 2011, Garnier partnered with TerraCycle to promote upcycling of product containers and the introduction of biodegradable products.

Gaviscon - All about the brand

Gaviscon is a non-prescription medicine, which is taken by mouth to treat heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Like antacids in general, Gaviscon is available as a solid, syrup or tablet. It is produced and distributed in the UK, Ireland and Australia by Reckitt Benckiser, in the US by GlaxoSmithKline and in Canada by Prestige Brands.

Gillette - All about the brand

Gillette is a brand of men's safety razors, among other personal care products owned by Procter & Gamble. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, it was one of several brands originally owned by the Gillette Company, a supplier of products under various brands, which was merged into P&G in 2005. The Gillette Company was founded by King C. Gillette in 1901 as a safety razor manufacturer.

Givenchy - All about the brand

Givenchy is a luxury French brand of clothing, accessories, perfumes and cosmetics with Parfums Givenchy.

Guerlain - All about the brand

Guerlain is a French perfume house, among the oldest in the world. It has a large customer following, and has traditionally been held in high esteem in the perfume industry. Perfumes by Guerlain are often said to be characterized by a common olfactory accord known as the "Guerlinade." A perfume by the same name was launched by Guerlain in 1921.

Head & Shoulders - All about the brand

Head & Shoulders is a brand of anti-dandruff shampoo produced by Procter & Gamble.

Helena Rubinstein - All about the brand

Helena Rubinstein (born Chaya Rubinstein, December 25, 1870 – April 1, 1965), a Polish-born American business magnate. A cosmetics entrepreneur she was the founder and eponym of company Helena Rubinstein, Incorporated, which made her one of the world's richest women..

Hoffmann-La Roche - All about the brand

F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. is a Swiss global health-care company that operates worldwide under two divisions: Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics. Its holding company, Roche Holding AG, has shares listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Impulse - All about the brand

Impulse is a body spray manufactured by Faberge which was part of Unilever, an Anglo-Dutch company based in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and London, United Kingdom. Introduced as a 'perfume deodorant' in South Africa in 1972, Impulse was launched in the UK in 1981, including the butterfly design and the slogan "Men can't help acting on Impulse."

John Paul Mitchell Systems - All about the brand

John Paul Mitchell Systems is the company known for Paul Mitchell hair care products and styling tools. It was founded by John Paul DeJoria and Paul Mitchell in 1980. It has headquarters in Beverly Hills, California and beauty schools in multiple locations. The company sponsors a martial arts demonstration team known as Team Paul Mitchell Karate.

Johnson & Johnson - All about the brand

Johnson & Johnson is a U.S multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. Its common stock is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the company is listed among the Fortune 500.

Joop! - All about the brand

Joop GmbH, branded JOOP! is a contemporary clothing and cosmetics company founded as a designer label by German fashion designer Wolfgang Joop in Hamburg, Germany, in 1986.

Kerastase - All about the brand

Kerastase is a luxury haircare brand. The brand forms part of the professional products division of the multinational L'Oreal Group.

Kimberly-Clark - All about the brand

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is an American personal care corporation that produces mostly paper-based consumer products. Kimberly-Clark brand name products include Kleenex facial tissue, Kotex feminine hygiene products, Cottonelle, Scott and Andrex toilet paper, Wypall utility wipes, KimWipes scientific cleaning wipes, and Huggies disposable diapers.

Kleenex - All about the brand

Kleenex is a brand name for a variety of paper-based products such as facial tissue, bathroom tissue, paper towels, Tampons, and diapers. Often used as a genericized trademark, especially in the United States, the name Kleenex is a registered trademark of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc. Kleenex products are manufactured in 30 countries and sold in more than 170 countries. Such Kleenex brands include VIVA, Cottonelle and Huggies.

Kotex - All about the brand

Kotex is a brand of feminine hygiene products, which includes the Kotex maxi, thin and ultra thin pads, the Security tampons, and the Lightdays pantiliners. Most recently, the company has added U by Kotex to its line of feminine hygiene products. Kotex is owned and managed by Kimberly-Clark, a consumer products corporation active in more than 80 countries.

L'Oreal - All about the brand

The L'Oréal Group is the world's largest cosmetics and beauty company. With its registered office in Paris and head office in the Paris suburb of Clichy, Hauts-de-Seine, France, it has developed activities in the field of cosmetics. Concentrating on hair colour, skin care, sun protection, make-up, perfumes and hair care, the company is active in the dermatological, tissue engineering and pharmaceutical fields and is the top nanotechnology patent-holder in the United States.

Labello - All about the brand

Labello is a brand of lip balm stick. It is produced by Beiersdorf AG in Germany and Austria. The labello lip care sticks are also sold under the name Labello Nivea, Liposan and Nivea Lip Care. Labello makes lip care products that are used for medical treatments, moisturizing and protection from sun or solely for cosmetic purposes.

Lancome - All about the brand

Lancome Paris is a French luxury cosmetics house that distributes products internationally. Owned by L'Oreal since 1964, Lancome is part of the Luxury Products division, which offers skin care, fragrances and makeup at higher-end prices.

Lentheric - All about the brand

Lentheric, Inc. is a manufacturer of perfumes, cosmetics, toilet preparations, hair spray, and shampoo.

Levitra - All about the brand

Vardenafil (INN) is a PDE5 inhibitor used for treating erectile dysfunction that is sold under the trade names Levitra (Bayer AG, GSK, and SP) and Staxyn.

Lifebouy - All about the brand

Lifebuoy is a brand of soap containing phenol marketed by Unilever.

Lil-lets - All about the brand

Lil-lets is a brand providing feminine hygiene products that operates principally in the UK, Ireland and South Africa. Since 2000, the company has restructured through two management buyouts (MBO) to become a business crossing all sectors of the feminine hygiene market, including tampons, sanitary napkins, pantyliners and intimate care.

Listerine - All about the brand

Listerine is a brand of antiseptic mouthwash product. Currently promoted with the slogan "Kills germs that cause bad breath", it was named after Joseph Lister who advocated the idea of sterile surgery by sterilizing instruments.

Lux - All about the brand

Lux is a global brand developed by Unilever. The range of products includes beauty soaps, shower gels, bath additives, hair shampoos and conditioners. Lux started as "Sunlight Flakes" laundry soap in 1899.

Maalox - All about the brand

Maalox is a brand name antacid containing calcium carbonate to neutralize or reduce stomach acid.

Max Factor - All about the brand

Max Factor is a popular line of cosmetics company from Procter & Gamble. It was founded in 1909 as Max Factor & Company, by Max Factor (orig. Maksymilian Faktorowicz, 1877 - August 30, 1938), a Polish-Jewish cosmetician from Lodz, Poland. In its early days, it specialized in movie make-up. Until its 1973 sale for US$500 million, Max Factor & Company was owned by several generations of the family, becoming an international company during that time. Procter & Gamble purchased the company in 1991, and it remains a popular brand.

Maybelline - All about the brand

Maybelline is an American makeup brand sold worldwide and owned by the French cosmetics company L'Oreal. Their slogan is "Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Maybelline".

Mentadent - All about the brand

Mentadent is a brand name for a line of dental products manufactured by Unilever everywhere but United States and Canada, where it was acquired by the Church & Dwight Company in 2003.

Metamucil - All about the brand

Metamucil is a bulk-producing laxative and fibre supplement. The Metamucil brand has existed since 1934, and was owned by G. D. Searle & Company until 1985 when Procter & Gamble acquired the brand. The active ingredient is psyllium seed husks. It may also reduce cholesterol when taken daily. Metamucil is sold in powdered drink mixes, capsules, and wafers. Metamucil has been available in different flavours, such as Orange, Berry, and Pink Lemonade. A sugar-free version has also been available.

Mitchum - All about the brand

Mitchum is a brand of antiperspirant-deodorant, launched in 1970 by Revlon. It is widely known for its marketing slogan, "So effective you can skip a day". The slogan has been dropped since 2007.

Nice 'n Easy - All about the brand

Nice 'n Easy is a shampoo-in permanent hair-colouring product for home use. It was introduced in 1965 with the advertising tagline, "The closer she gets, the better you look”.

Nicorette Gum - All about the brand

Nicorette is the brand name of a pharmaceutical preparation that contains nicotine for the treatment of nicotine dependence. Nicorette was the first medicinal preparation to facilitate smoking cessation.

Nivea - All about the brand

Nivea is a global skin- and body-care brand that is owned by the German company Beiersdorf. The company was founded on March 28, 1882 by pharmacist Carl Paul Beiersdorf. In 1900, the new owner Oskar Troplowitz developed a water-in-oil emulsion as a skin cream with Eucerit, the first stable emulsion of its kind. This was the basis for Eucerin and later, Nivea. Nivea comes from the Latin word niveus/nivea/niveum, meaning 'snow-white'.

Nurofen - All about the brand

Nurofen is the brand name of a range of pain-relief medication made by Reckitt Benckiser. Introduced in 1983, the Nurofen brand was acquired following Reckitt Benckiser's acquisition of Boots Healthcare in 2005. The brand is primarily marketed and sold in the United Kingdom, other parts of Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand

Oil of Olay - All about the brand

Olay is an American skin care line. It is one of Procter & Gamble's multi-billion dollar brands. For the 2009 fiscal year ended June 30, Olay accounted for an estimated $2.8 billion of P&G's $79 billion in revenue. Olay originated in South Africa as Oil of Olay. Graham Wulff (1916-2008), an ex-Unilever chemist from Durban, started it in 1949. The name "Oil of Olay" was chosen by Wulff as a spin on the word "lanolin", a key ingredient.

Olay - All about the brand

Olay is an American skin care line. It is one of Procter & Gamble's multi-billion dollar brands. For the 2009 fiscal year ended June 30, Olay accounted for an estimated $2.8 billion of P&G's $79 billion in revenue.

Old Spice - All about the brand

Old Spice is a prominent American brand of male grooming products. It is manufactured by Procter & Gamble, which acquired the brand in 1990 from Shulton, Inc. Shulton, Inc., the original producer of Old Spice, was founded in 1934 by William Lightfoot Schultz. The first Old Spice product was intended for women, introduced in 1937. Old Spice for men followed in 1938.

Oral-B - All about the brand

Oral B is a brand of oral hygiene products, including toothbrushes, toothpastes, mouthwashes and dental floss.

Pantene - All about the brand

Pantene is a brand of hair care products owned by Procter & Gamble. The product line was first introduced in Europe in 1947 by Hoffmann-La Roche of Switzerland, which branded the name based on panthenol as a shampoo ingredient. It was purchased by Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1985 in order for P&G to compete in the "beauty product" market rather than only functional products.

Pears Soap - All about the brand

Pears transparent soap is a brand of soap first produced and sold in 1789 by Andrew Pears at a factory just off Oxford Street in London, England. It was the world's first mass-market transparent (actually translucent) soap. Under the stewardship of Thomas J. Barratt, A. & F. Pears initiated a number of innovations in sales and marketing. According to Unilever records, Pears Soap was the world's first registered brand and is therefore the world's oldest continuously existing brand.

Pepsodent - All about the brand

Pepsodent is a brand of toothpaste with a minty flavour derived from sassafras. The brand is owned by Unilever, but in 2003 the rights to the brand in the United States and Canada were bought by Church & Dwight. The history of Pepsodent goes back at least to the 1920s.

Piz Buin - All about the brand

Piz Buin is the trading name of a suncream firm, whose headquarters is in Zug, Switzerland. It is named after Piz Buin, a 3 312 metre high mountain in the Eastern Alps.

Ponds - All about the brand

Pond's is a brand of beauty and health care products, owned by the multinational company Unilever.

Procter & Gamble - All about the brand

Procter & Gamble Co., also known as P&G, is an American multinational consumer goods company headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. Its products include pet foods, cleaning agents, and personal care products. Prior to the sale of Pringles to the Kellogg Company, its product line included foods and beverages.

Q-Tips - All about the brand

Cotton swabs (American English) or cotton buds (British and Australian English) or ear buds (British and South-African English) consist of a small wad of cotton wrapped around one or both ends of a short rod, usually made of either wood, rolled paper, or plastic. They are commonly used in a variety of applications including first aid, cosmetics application, cleaning, and arts and crafts.

Radox - All about the brand

Radox is a brand of bubble bath and shower gels available in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Czech Republic, Australia, Malaysia and South Africa. It comes in both bath salt and liquid form. Unilever agreed to buy the brand from Sara Lee in September 2009.

Redken - All about the brand

Redken (or "Redken 5th Avenue NYC") is an American hair care brand owned by L'Oreal Group under the Professional Products division.

Remington - All about the brand

Remington Products, commonly known as simply Remington, is a worldwide personal care corporation which manufactures razors (shavers), epilators, and haircare products for both men and women. It is a subsidiary of Spectrum Brands.

Revlon - All about the brand

Revlon is an American cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and personal care company founded in 1932.

Sanex - All about the brand

The Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company focused on the production, distribution and provision of household, health care and personal products, such as soaps, detergents, and oral hygiene products (including toothpaste and toothbrushes). Under its "Hill's" brand, it is also a manufacturer of veterinary products. The company's corporate offices are on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.

Schick - All about the brand

Schick is a brand of safety razors by Wilkinson Sword, a subsidiary of Energizer Holdings. It was founded in 1926 by Jacob Schick as the Magazine Repeating Razor Company. He sold this company in 1928 to start another company bearing his name which marketed his newly invented electric shavers.

Sensodyne - All about the brand

Sensodyne is an oral health brand targeted at people with sensitive teeth. Dentine hypersensitivity is irritation or pain caused when nerves inside the teeth are exposed to the environment. Sensodyne products are applied at home by the patient to treat this condition. Sensodyne is owned by GlaxoSmithKline and is marketed under the name Shumitect in Japan.

Shiseido - All about the brand

Shiseido Company, Limited is a major Japanese hair care and cosmetics producer. It is one of the oldest cosmetics companies in the world. Founded in 1872, it celebrated its 140th year anniversary in 2012. It is the largest cosmetic firm in Japan and the fourth largest cosmetics company in the world.

Speed Stick - All about the brand

Speed Stick is a brand of deodorant/antiperspirant that, as the name suggests, comes in stick form. The product is owned by its parent company, Colgate-Palmolive. It was formerly known as "Mennen Speed Stick" prior to Colgate-Palmolive's purchase of The Mennen Company. Currently, the products feature the words "by Mennen" in a small font on the label. Speed Stick comes in both deodorant and antiperspirant forms. Speed Stick is both a sponsor and the official antiperspirant of the NHL.

Steristrip - All about the brand

Steri-strips are 3M's Nexcare branded thin adhesive strips which can be used to close small wounds, generically known as butterfly stitches. They are applied across the laceration in a manner which pulls the skin on either side of the wound together. Steri-strips may be used instead of sutures (stitches) in some injuries, because they lessen scarring and are easier to care for.

Strepsils - All about the brand

Strepsils is a line of lozenges manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser in Nottingham, United Kingdom. They come in a variety of flavours and are part of the Boots Healthcare International (BHI) brands that Reckitt Benckiser acquired in 2006. As of 2010, it is the largest-selling sore throat product in the world.

Sunsilk - All about the brand

Sunsilk is a hair care brand, primarily aimed at women, produced by the Unilever group, which is now considered the world's leading company and brand in hair conditioning and the second largest in shampoo. Sunsilk is Unilever's leading hair care brand, and ranks as one of the "billion dollar brands". Sunsilk shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products are sold in 69 countries worldwide.

Tabac - All about the brand

Tabac is a brand of fragrance that was created by Mäurer & Wirtz in 1959. It is said to have a floral fragrance and contains a blend of bergamot, neroli, lavender and is accented with tobacco, oakmoss and vanilla. It is available as eau de toilette, eau de cologne and aftershave, although the fragrance reportedly differs only a little between them; the eau de toilette having a more floral fragrance.

Tampax - All about the brand

Tampax is a brand of tampon from Procter & Gamble. It was originally the name of an independent company for over 50 years, based in Palmer, Massachusetts (with headquarters in New York), and the product itself. Renamed Tambrands, Inc. in 1984, P&G purchased it in 1997. It was noted for decades as having the dominant share of the tampon market, challenged in the USA mostly by Playtex, J&J and Kimberly-Clark. P&G also competed against Tampax with the failed product from the 1970s called "Rely".

Timotei - All about the brand

Timotei is a shampoo brand owned by Unilever. The word Timotei comes from a wild grass called Timothy-grass.

TRESemme - All about the brand

TRESemme is a brand of haircare products first manufactured by Godefroy Manufacturing Company in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, starting in 1947. The brand name is a phonetic translation of "well-loved" in French, (tres-aime). The product line was initially marketed only to salons. The TRESemme brand was purchased by Alberto-Culver in 1968, who were subsequently taken over by Unilever in 2011.

Vaseline - All about the brand

Vaseline is a brand of petroleum jelly based products owned by Anglo-Dutch company Unilever. Products include plain petroleum jelly and a selection of skin creams, soaps, lotions, cleansers, deodorants and personal lubricants.

Veet - All about the brand

Veet, formerly called Neet and Immac, is a current trademark of chemical depilatory internationally sold products manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser Hair removal creams, mousses and gels, and waxes are produced under this brand. It has previously created similar products under the names Neet and Immac.

Viagra - All about the brand

Sildenafil citrate, sold as Viagra, Revatio and under various other trade names, is a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). It was originally developed by British scientists and then brought to market by the US-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer. It acts by inhibiting cGMP-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5), an enzyme that promotes degradation of cGMP, which regulates blood flow in the penis. Since becoming available in 1998, sildenafil has been the prime treatment for erectile dysfunction; its primary competitors on the market are tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra).

Vichy - All about the brand

Vichy is a premium brand of skincare, bodycare, make-up and anti-aging products owned by L'Oreal under its Active Cosmetics division. Thermal spa water from the hot springs of the town of Vichy, France, is the only water source used in its formulations. The company was founded in 1931.

Vicks - All about the brand

Vicks is a brand of over-the-counter medications owned by the American company Procter & Gamble. Vicks manufactures NyQuil and its morning sister medication, DayQuil. The Vicks brand also produces Formula 44 cough medicines, cough drops, Vicks VapoRub, and a number of inhaled breathing treatments. For much of its history, Vicks products were manufactured by the family-owned company Richardson-Vicks, Inc. based in Greensboro, North Carolina. Richardson-Vicks, Inc. was eventually sold to Procter & Gamble in 1985.

Vicks VapoRub - All about the brand

Vicks VapoRub ointment is a mentholated topical cream manufactured by Vicks. VapoRub is indicated for use on the chest & throat for cough suppression due to the common cold or on muscles & joints for minor aches and pains. Users of VapoRub often apply it immediately prior to sleep. VapoRub is currently manufactured and packaged in India and Mexico. In Germany it is sold under the name Wick VapoRub.

Wilkinson Sword - All about the brand

Wilkinson Sword is a brand name for companies that make gardening tools and razors. Wilkinson Sword's origins are in the manufacture of swords, made in Shotley Bridge, County Durham.

Yardley - All about the brand

Yardley of London is the world's oldest cosmetics, perfume and toiletry producing company in the world. Established in 1770, Yardley was a major producer of soap and perfumery by the beginning of the 20th century. By 1910, it moved to London's Bond Street, and in 1921 Yardley received its first Royal Warrant. Today, Yardley holds two Royal Warrants.

Yves Rocher - All about the brand

Yves Rocher is a worldwide cosmetics and beauty brand, founded in 1959 by the French entrepreneur Yves Rocher (1930–2009) and based in La Gacilly. The company is present in 88 countries on five continents and employs 13,500 personnel, excluding more than 215,000 through additional indirect jobs.