- Personal care
Personal care or toiletries is the
industrywhich manufactures consumer products used for beautificationand in personal hygiene.
Subsectors of personal care include cosmeticsand feminine hygiene.
There is some small distinction between
personal hygienicitems and cosmetics, which are luxury goods solely used for beautification, but in practice such sundries are most often intermixed in retail store aisles.
Personal care includes products as diverse as
chapstick, colognes, cotton swabs, deodorant, eye liner, facial tissue, hair clippers, lipstick, lotion, makeup, mouthwash, nail files, perfumes, personal lubricant, razors, shampoo, shaving cream, skin cream, toilet paper, toothbrushes, and toothpaste, to give a few examples.
A few examples of the major
corporations in the personal care industry, illustrating the great diversity in the industry, include:
Johnson & Johnson
Proctor & Gamble
Other corporations, such as pharmacies (e.g.
CVS/pharmacy, Walgreens) primarily retailin personal care rather than manufacturing personal care products themselves.
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