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Personal care

Personal care or toiletries is the industry which manufactures consumer products used in personal hygiene and for beautification.

Contents

  • Subsectors 1
  • Products 2
  • Hotel application 3
  • Corporations 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Subsectors

Subsectors of personal care include personal hygiene and cosmetics.

There some small distinction between personal hygienic items and cosmetics, which are luxury goods solely used for beautification, but in practice such sundries are most often intermixed in retail store aisles.

Products

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

Hotel application

Typical toiletries offered at most hotels include:

  • small bar of soap
  • disposable shower cap
  • small bottle of moisturizer
  • small bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • toilet paper
  • box of tissue
  • disposable shoe polishing cloth (on occasions)

Corporations

A few examples of the major corporations in the personal care industry, illustrating the great diversity in the industry, include:

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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