Blistex Inc. was founded in 1947 in Chicago, USA as a family-run company in the business of developing and marketing lip care products. Our objectives in the early years were to create quality products and become an innovative leader in lip care. From humble beginnings with three part-time employees over 70 years ago, Blistex Inc. has grown to over two hundred full-time employees, and we have expanded our business outside of lip care to other personal care categories.
The pursuit of quality and customer service led us in 1967 to create our research and development facilities, as well as build our own manufacturing and corporate headquarters complex in Oak Brook, Illinois - just outside of Chicago. This move enabled us to have pinpoint control of every phase of our business from product formulation and testing to manufacturing and marketing. Over the years, consistent growth was fueled by constant innovation in our products. New brands and products were added as Blistex Inc. moved into worldwide health and beauty care markets. Today, Blistex Inc. is still family owned and operated with brands sold throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries around the globe.