At Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, we take a total health approach to helping people live their healthiest lives. To thrive, people need healthy places to live, work and play. We’ve set ambitious goals to deliver greater benefits for people, communities and our planet. We will provide full transparency on ingredients, because consumers should be able to easily make informed choices. We’re deepening partnerships to tackle complex health issues, starting with smoking cessation and preventable skin cancers because healthy lives require going all in to reduce preventable diseases. And, we are innovating to make our packaging easier to recycle or reuse, increasing our use of recycled plastics and paper in our packaging, and powering more of our operations with renewable energy because healthy lives demand a healthy planet. Our Healthy Lives Mission will invest $800 million through 2030 to advance initiatives both inside and outside of our Company. When you choose our brands, you choose a healthier today and a healthier tomorrow.
We apply a globally connected mindset and put digital at the forefront of all we do.
At a time when consumers are increasingly health-conscious and empowered, they’re looking for personalized, digital solutions that lead to better outcomes. The Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health team leads with digital-first thinking to make our products easier to shop while shaping how our scientists innovate, improving our supply chain’s agility and investigating emerging technologies, including at-home diagnostics, digital therapeutics and science-based personalized care. Our teams are fueled by the belief that when we’re guided by data-driven insights and a digital-first mindset, we can improve the health of everyone, everywhere in the world.
Three brothers, Robert Wood Johnson, James Wood Johnson and Edward Mead Johnson, founded 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 made 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 started 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.
Johnson & Johnson 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 introduced 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 in 1974 as a prescription drug and 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 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 Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, adding to our iconic Consumer Health brands. Neutrogena® manufactures and markets products in over 80 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 Health 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 Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health 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.
Neutrogena® launched Neutrogena® Hydro Boost skin care globally, which includes Purified Hyaluronic Acid that acts as a sponge for dry skin cells by absorbing up to 1000x its weight in water.
Listerine® Brand launched Listerine Zero®, a zero-alcohol formula that cleans deep to kill bad breath germs for a healthier mouth.
Neutrogena® launched 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.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. acquired NeoStrata Company, Inc., a global leader in dermocosmetics.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. acquired Vogue International LLC, maker of hair care (OGX, Maui Moisture).
BAND-AID® Brand Skin-Flex® Bandages that use Motionmax™ Technology were launched. The bandages expand and contract for the ultimate skin-like fit.
Johnson's® began a global end-to-end relaunch of all baby washes, lotions and haircare products, including fewer ingredients, ergonomic new packaging, and a greener manufacturing footprint.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. acquired Zarbee’s, Inc., a leader in naturally inspired healthcare products for children and adults. Read the press release.
Listerine® Ready Tabs™ launched, representing a game-changing way to get a whole-mouth clean feeling outside of the bathroom. Anytime. Anywhere. Read the press release.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, pledging to use more recycled materials in packaging, reduce reliance on the single-use model, and ensure that 100% of plastic packaging be reusable, recyclable or compostable by the year 2025.
Johnson’s® launched its CottonTouch™ line, made with real cotton. Perfectly pH balanced, it is specially designed for a newborn's sensitive skin.
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health acquired Japanese prestige skin care lines Dr Ci:Labo, Labo Labo and Genomer. Read the press release.
Neutrogena® launched Bright Boost, the first skin collection created by millennial scientists for millennial skin.
Children’s Tylenol® Dissolve Packs are kid-friendly and come in a wild berry flavor that works without water and dissolves on your kid’s tongue in seconds.
The Aveeno® Restorative Skin Therapy collection is made with prebiotic oat and is clinically proven to restore sensitive, distressed, dry skin and help improve skin’s resilience over time.
Building on Johnson & Johnson’s long-standing history of sustainability, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health announced its commitment to invest $800 million through 2030 to deliver greater benefits for people, communities and our planet.
OURTONE™ is a collection of bandages made from our most popular flexible fabric in shades of brown that embrace the beauty of diverse skin tones.