Personal care

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Personal care or toiletries are consumer products used in personal hygiene and for beautification.

Subsectors

Subsectors of personal care include personal hygiene and cosmetics.

There is a distinction between personal hygienic items, which are necessities, and cosmetics, which are luxury goods solely used for beautification. In practice, such sundries are often intermixed in retail store aisles.

Products

Swedish ad for toiletries, 1905/1906.

Personal care includes products as diverse as cleansing pads, colognes, cotton swabs, cotton pads, deodorant, eye liner, facial tissue, hair clippers, lip gloss, lipstick, lip balm, lotion, makeup, hand soap, facial cleanser, body wash, nail files, pomade, perfumes, razors, shaving cream, moisturizer, talcum powder, toilet paper, toothpaste, facial treatments, wet wipes, and shampoo.

Hotel application

Typical toiletries offered at many hotels include:

  • small bar of soap
  • disposable shower cap
  • small bottle of moisturizer
  • small bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • toilet paper
  • box of facial tissue
  • face towels
  • disposable shoe polishing cloth
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Cologne

Corporations

Some of the major corporations in the personal care industry are:

  • PZ Cussons

Other corporations, such as pharmacies (e.g. CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens) primarily retail in personal care rather than manufacture personal care products themselves.

See also

References

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