Edgewell Personal Care was born in 2015, but our brands—and colleagues—have a long history of making the products that people love. Inspired by our focus on wellness, we built a portfolio of products that synthesizes our deep expertise. Our commitment to innovation keeps us on the leading edge of personal care.
This heritage of reimagining personal care began more than 125 years ago, when Wilkinson Sword developed the world’s first cutthroat razor. In 1910, Colonel Jacob Schick continued in this pioneering spirit by conceiving the electric shaver. And A.L. Spinel, already with 2000 patents to his name, introduced America to the girdle that built Playtex into an overnight success in 1932.
Over the next decades, our companies continued to experiment—from changing male grooming to designing space suits for NASA—but the century ended with a decade of firsts. Schick and Wilkinson Sword merged in 1992 to create a global leader in shaving. Playtex then introduced Banana Boat, Diaper Genie, and Wet Ones in 1994. And after ten years of innovative product launches, the two companies merged in 2007 to create a family of brands with a legacy of innovation and a mission of category reinvention.
Today, with our renewed focus, we’re more agile and responsive. We’re Edgewell—on the leading edge of personal care.