Including cosmetics (make-up, perfume), hair (shampoo, styling products, colouring), toiletries (teeth, skin care, feminine hygiene) and medicinal (first aid, pain relief, fitness). Below are the brands and products in this category.
“What your hair does for you, depends on what you do for your hair.” These ads for Vidal Sassoon hair care products date from c.1985.
“Let’s get it together!” These ads for Magnificent hair care products date from 1968-71.
“Women love that Duke look!” These ads for mens hair styling product “Duke” date from 1960 to 1973.
“There you go being beautiful again!”These ads for womens hair styling products “Raveen” date from 1960 to 1974.
“No other toothbrush has all these features!” These two ads for Tek toothbrushes are from 1947. They were illustrated by Robert George Harris.
“The amazing new radiant creme shampoo!” These ads for Prell dandruff shampoo date from 1947-49.
“You need never know Hearbreak-Age!” These two ads for Inecto-With-Lustrium date from 1940.
“Brushing puts a gleam in your hair.” These ads for Du Pont hair brushes date from 1946-48 and featured lovely ladies brushing their luxurious locks.
“A lovelier brush for lovelier hair!” These ads for Pro-phy-lac-tic “Jewelite” hair brushes date from 1945-49.
“Lovely hair deserves fine care.” These ads for Du Pont combs date from 1946-47. Each ad featured a model with lovely long, combed hair.
“Wantu Wazuri (Beautiful People)” These ads for Afro Sheen hair care products date from 1968-73. Many of the ads used Swahili headlines.
“Teasing as a butterfly kiss!” These ads for various Revlon makeup products date from 1943-48.
“I’m the lonesomest gob in town!” These ad’s for Colgate toothpaste date from 1943. This style continued for several years.
“Greatest catch of the season!” These ads for “Bachelor’s Carnation” lipstick and nail polish by Revlon date from 1946.
“Should husbands help around the house?” These two ads for Swan soap date from 1946.
“Revlon’s most tempting colour since Eve winked at Adam.” These ads for “Fatal Apple” lipstick and nail polish by Revlon date from 1945.
“Unlimited stylage!” These ads for World Of Curls hair care products date from 1982-86.
“It’s the fashion to wear made-to-order face powder!” These ads for Charles of the Ritz cosmetics date from 1959-66.
“Texture of velvet!” These ads for “Pink Lightning” lipstick and nail polish by Revlon date from 1944-45.
“Who is she?” This black & white ad campaign for DuBarry beauty preparations ran from 1947 until at least 1951.
“Individual beauty, made to order!” These ads for Charles of the Ritz cosmetics date from 1956-59, many of which were photographed through textured glass.
“Samson was a sissy!” These ads for Knox Gelatine health drink are all from 1940.
“Keep your mouth shut!” These ads for Smith Bros Cough Drops date from 1943-45.
“Where others fail Bromo-Seltzer works.”These split-head ads for Bromo-Seltzer antacid date from 1950, with a change of design into 1951.
“Be lovely to love.”
These ads for Fresh deodorant are from 1946-50. The design changed very little over the years, always featuring a kissing couple wearing glamorous evening attire.
“Uncover the natural brilliance of your smile!” These ad’s for Pepsodent toothpaste date from 1946-47
“It isn’t your necklace they’ll notice, pet!”
These illustrated Mum deodorant adverts are from 1945-46.