Three brothers, Robert Wood Johnson, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson, found Johnson & Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.
We made the first ever commercial First Aid kits. Johnson & Johnson still distributes kits like these to help in areas around the world that experience natural disasters.
We make the first mass-produced dental floss to help people keep their teeth and gums clean. Originally, the dental floss was made of leftover silk from sutures!
We start producing and marketing the first mass-produced disposable sanitary napkins for women. This was a big improvement over homemade methods and grew out of the company’s early maternal and child health kits.
J&J employee Earle Dickson came up with the idea for BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages to help his wife (who would get minor cuts in the kitchen) with the first ready-made bandage you could apply yourself.
Knowing that bathtime is a special time (that shouldn’t be ruined by eye irritation), we introduce our JOHNSON’S® Baby Shampoo with our NO MORE TEARS® formula, a mild soap-free formula that cleans baby’s hair, but won’t irritate eyes!
Johnson & Johnson acquires McNeil Laboratories. The following year, TYLENOL® is approved for sale without prescription.
In 1963, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages went into space with Mercury Astronauts.
MOTRIN® first came out as the prescription drug MEDIPREN® in 1974. It was then approved as MOTRIN® IB in the mid-1980s as an over-the-counter pain reliever and fever reducer.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare launches the first safety-sealed, tamper-resistant packaging in response to a criminal tampering incident with Extra Strength TYLENOL®.
To continue the company’s leadership in wound care innovation, Johnson & Johnson became a founding sponsor of Safe Kids Worldwide, a global organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children.
NEUTROGENA® joins the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, adding to our iconic consumer brands. NEUTROGENA® manufactures and markets products in over 70 countries.
Children’s MOTRIN® becomes the first non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug approved for pediatric use without a prescription in the U.S.
BAND-AID® Brand Antibiotic Adhesive Bandages were created as the first ever adhesive bandages to have specially formulated antibiotic ointment right on the pad.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. acquires the AVEENO® brand from SC Johnson.
AVEENO® introduces a line of soothing and therapeutic skin care products for babies, formulated with colloidal oatmeal.
AVEENO® launches its’ first facial care products, with the introduction of POSITIVELY RADIANT® and CLEAR COMPLEXION, both made with Soy Complex to even skin tone and texture.
McNeil Consumer Healthcare launches TYLENOL® Extra Strength Rapid Release Gels, which are Gelcaps that are specifically designed with holes to allow the release of powerful medicine even faster than before.
LISTERINE®, VISINE® and BENADRYL® join the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies’ after being acquired from Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business.
NEUTROGENA® develops a breakthrough sun protection technology HELIOPLEX®. This proven broad spectrum sunscreen technology is uniquely formulated to provide an ideal balance of UVA and UVB protection to match the damage of UV rays.
ZYRTEC®, previously available by prescription only, becomes available over-the-counter in the U.S.
The global launch of Hydro Boost skin care, including Purified Hyaluronic Acid which acts as a sponge for dry skin cells by absorbing up to 1000x its weight in water.
LISTERINE® Brand first launches LISTERINE ZERO®, a zero-alcohol formula that cleans deep to kill bad breath germs for a healthier mouth.
NEUTROGENA® launches the NEUTROGENA® RAPID WRINKLE REPAIR® line which is designed to meet the needs of women seeking quick results and aggressive anti-aging solutions.
Women’s ROGAINE® 5% Minoxidil Foam is the first and only approved once a day 5% minoxidil foam treatment for women.
Wet Skin Sunscreen with HELIOPLEX® is the first line of sunscreen specially formulated to be applied to wet skin. Wet Spray technology cuts through water, providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
ZYRTEC® launches RHINOCORT® Allergy Spray, making the original prescription strength RHINOCORT AQUA® Nasal Spray available to consumers without a prescription.
NEUTROGENA® revolutionizes acne treatment again with the launch of the Light Therapy Acne Mask—a wearable LED device that uses therapeutic red and blue light to deliver clearer skin.