Sales: $400 million
Sales: $400 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Keech Combe Shetty, co-chief executive officer; Akshay Shetty, co-chief executive officer; Ralph Marburger, VP-gray care and men’s grooming.
Major Products: Men’s hair and beard care, women’s intimate health and denture care products. Brands include Just For Men, Vagisil and Seabond.
New Products: Just for Men Control GX Line, Vagisil Scentsitive Scents Line.
Comments: Combe Inc., “the most personal personal care company in the world,” is a privately held manufacturer and marketer of personal care, grooming, and over-the-counter drug products. Combe is in the third generation of its family leadership with the founder’s granddaughter and her husband leading in partnership.
Just for Men released line extensions of its major new franchise, Control GX, a line of breakthrough shampoos that gradually reduce gray. These were fast followed by the launch of Control GX Beard Wash, which is the first and only beard wash that gradually reduces gray. The Combe R&D team spent more than eight years researching and developing the multiple patent-protected Control GX formula. It was voted Product of the Year for 2018 in the annual consumer-voting contest for product innovation.
“We are honored that Control GX has been selected as a 2018 Product of the Year Award winner,” said Ralph Marburger, VP-gray care and men’s grooming at Combe. “To stand out among the competition in a survey of 40,000 consumers is a distinguished honor, and we are thrilled men are turning to Control GX for the easiest possible way to gradually and subtly reduce their gray.”
In other news, Vagisil launched the Scentsitive Scents line, a collection of gynecologist-tested products expertly formulated for sensitive intimate skin with skin-friendly scents. The line includes intimate washes, a dry wash spray, wipes and pH-balanced bath bombs.