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A new ibuprofen/paracetamol combination tablet whose pre-determined release of active ingredients leads to superior, longer pain relief
2011 Air Wick
100% natural propellant spray:
A new range of aerosols, propelled only by fresh air.
Freshmatic Odour Detect:
Provides an instant boost of freshness when odour is detected, on top of regular automatic sprays of freshness.
2011 Harpic Max
Launch of in-the-bowl rim block, which cleans both above and below the water line and provides continuous fragrance for up to four weeks.
2011 Clearasil Ultra Acne + Marks
Helps reduce appearance of visible marks left behind by pimples and helps reduce redness and pimple size in four hours.
2011 Resolve QuicknClean
Carpet cleaning system offering deeper in-ground dirt removal in a convenient all-inclusive kit.
2011 Durex Play Massage 2 in 1
An intimate lube which can also be used for all-over body massage, in either a sensual or stimulating fragrance.
Fungal Nail Treatment:
Kills 99.9% of nail fungus, helping prevent spread and recurrence of infection.
Hard Skin Removal System:
An easy and convenient way to treat hard skin, clinically proven to improve look and feel of feet.
2010 Dettol No-Touch
Removes the need to touch a grimy soap pump ever again, helping to stop the spread of germs and infections
2010 Lysol Neutra Air Fabric Mist
Kills germs and eliminates odours on soft surfaces.
2010 Strepsils Warm
Combines a comforting warming sensation with effective sore throat relief.
2010 Nurofen for Children
Offering fever and pain relief to children over the age of six.
2010 Children's Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold Liquid
Provides relief from a stuffy nose, cough and chest infection.
2010 Air Wick Ribbons
A premium candle with the benefit of 'super-fragrancing', thanks to fragrance ribbons packed with essential oils.
2009 Strepsils Cool
Delivers an instantly cooling sensation, for fast effective relief from a burning throat
The Clearasil Pimple Blocker Pen helps stop a spot in its tracks.
2009 Air Wick <i>-Motion
Provides an instant boost of freshness when motion is detected, on top of regular automatic sprays of freshness.
2009 Vanish Oxi Action Intelligence €co Pack
Offers even better amazing stain removal, in a more economical and environmentally friendlier pouch.
2009 Cillit Bang
New concentrated formulas, giving consumers the versatility of dosing the power of the products for both light and tough cleaning
2008 Vanish Oxi Action Intelligence Plus Gel
Premium in-wash gel stain remover that removes even the toughest stains
Veet Spray hair removal cream with added moisturiser is an easy no-touch application and gives great results. The Veet brand originated in 1922 and came into RB possession via Reckitt & Colman's acquisition of Dae Health Labs in 1969.
This cageless rim-block gives superior cleaning and fragrance for 4 weeks.
2008 Dettol 4in1
This multi-purpose cleaner delivers visible shine and best ever cleaning performance against germs, grease and soap scum.
2008 Vanish Oxi Action Magnets
These in-wash sachets remove stains and trap grime and colour runs. Vanish Stain Remover Bar was first launched in 1972 by Ecololab, which was acquired by Benckiser in July 1987.
2007 Air Wick Freshmatic
Air Wick Freshmatic didn't just give consumers regular bursts of fragrance, keeping their home constantly fresh – it created a completely new Aircare segment
2006 Finish Quantum
The revolutionary Finish Quantum dishwashing tab gave consumers superior cleaning technology in a dissoluble wrapper-free shell
2005 Cillit Bang
This powerful new surface cleaner was launched in 68 countries in just one year. Bang!
The new 3in1 Powerball dishwashing tablet combined detergent, rinse agent and salt in a single tab.
Mortein Xtra power coils were launched, giving a full 10-hour protection from mosquitoes.
Nurofen was the first OTC (over the counter) product to use ibuprofen as the active ingredient and the first new OTC analgesic since paracetamol in 1950s.
Ecolab launched Vanish Stain Remover Bar.
This was discovered by a Swedish doctor researching X-ray contrast medium. He found that Gaviscon forms a raft over gastric contents, tackling the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion
Patented industrial chemicals technology crossed over into home use when Benckiser created Calgon, a household water softener for the washing machine.
This dishwashing brand first launched in the 1950s. Benckiser acquired it in 1987 to complement its Calgonit automatic dishwasher range.
1943 Air Wick
Launched in USA, the unique chlorophyll-based 'wick in the green bottle' liquid air freshener was invented by Guy Paschal.
Originally intended as a disinfectant product, research soon recognised Dettol's strong antiseptic qualities and it became a major force in the reduction of childbirth mortalities
A chemical disinfectant composition imported into the USA from Germany by two American wholesalers, Louis Lehn and Frederick Fink, in 1874. In 1899, they renamed it Lysol and turned it into the world's first safe and uniform antiseptic.
A fly killer originally produced in Australia by a German settler, J Hagemann, who used powdered pyrethrum extracted from crushed chrysanthemum flowers. New formulations eventually allowed the product to be put into liquid, aerosol and pump spray formats
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