In 1949, Elizabeth Arden introduced what appears to have been the world’s first airline amenity kit.
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.
Vincent Benjamin Thomas founded Harriet Hubbard Ayer in 1907 after he purchased the name from Harriet’s daughter Margaret.
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