This brand goes all the way back to the 19th century. In 1838, Dr. Galen Hunter founded the Village Apothecary Shop in New York City and began dispensing remedies, including his first product, the skin-saving Rose Wonder Cold Cream. A few decades later, his employee Clarence Otis Bigelow took over the pharmacy and renamed it C.O. BIGELOW. Since then, the apothecary-turned-personal care line includes haircare, skincare, and more. It continues to serve customers in its flagship NYC store.