Gold Bond - Body Powder Medicated Original Strength - 4 oz. (113 g)
Gold Bond Original Strength Medicated Body Powder provides triple action relief: cooling, absorbing, and itch relief. Whether you're looking to stay cool and dry for peak performance, or you just want to relieve and protect against skin discomfort, Gold Bond gives you the Powder with the Power.
Trusted for generations, Gold Bond Medicated Body Powder's triple action formula is a blend of two medically proven ingredients combined with the finest powder and essential oils. Gold Bond's unique formula works hard to cool and soothe skin while absorbing excess moisture and stopping the itch. Gold Bond Body Powder is medicated to work hard, yet gentle enough to be used every day.
After shower, bath or exercise, simply apply Gold Bond Medicated Body Powder for lasting deodorant protection and that cool, refreshing feeling. You'll understand right away why people have trusted Gold Bond Powder to provide genuine medicated relief since 1908. Gold Bond Medicated Body Powder does what it says: Cools. Absorbs. Relieves. Works.
Gold Bond Uses:
Temporarily relieves the pain and itch associated with:
- Minor Cuts
- Insect Bites
- Prickly Heat
- Minor Burns
- Minor Skin Irritations
Dries the oozing of poison ivy, oak and sumac.
Gold Bond Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Regular Strength and Extra Strength Gold Bond Medicated Body Powder?
Extra Strength Gold Bond Medicated Powder contains a higher level of the two active ingredients:
- Menthol for itch relief and extra cooling.
- Zinc Oxide for soothing and protecting skin.
The bottle of Gold Bond Powder appears to be underfilled. Is it?
No. Every bottle of Gold Bond is uniformly filled and measured by weight, not volume. After the filling process, settling of the powder does occur in shipping. All of their products meet strict Quality Assurance standards.
Can I use Gold Bond Medicated Powder or Cream on my pets?
Although many people have written citing Gold Bond's effectiveness in relieving itch on their dogs, cats, and even horses, the Food & Drug Administration has not evaluated and approved the use of Gold Bond on pets. Gold Bond recommends that you contact your veterinarian before use.
Genuine Medicated Relief Since 1908.
Gold Bond’s heritage dates all the way back to 1908, when the original Gold Bond Medicated Powder was first introduced to consumers in the New England region. Arthur W. Guilford bought the formula from The Rhode Island State Medical Association, whose conference of physicians originally developed it in 1882. For six years, Guilford mixed Gold Bond Powder in a small shop located on the top floor of a building at 47 Main Street in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Right from the start, the unique powder enjoyed strong customer loyalty and a dedicated following that grew largely by word-of-mouth.
In early 1912, Guilford decided it was time to pass the powder, and he sold the formula and manufacturing rights to a businessman named John M. Chapman. It was under Chapman's guidance that Gold Bond Powder first began to receive wider distribution and recognition. A can of Gold Bond was the first New Years Baby gift in 1914, an idea that quickly caught on with other merchants. Chapman also gave a free can of Gold Bond to every man drafted for military service during World War II.
In 1930, a man named Timothy Shea joined what was then known as "The Gold Bond Sterilizing Powder Company." During his 35 year career with the company, Shea rose from manager to become the company’s sole owner. His son Robert, a registered pharmacist, took over as president in 1965 and consolidated operations in a three story building in Fairhaven. For years, the manufacture and sale of Gold Bond Powder was a family operation, with Robert Shea's wife, daughter and in-laws all taking part in running the business. Only three men were required to operate the manufacturing process during this period. All raw materials were delivered, mixed and processed under a secret formula behind locked doors, and then shipped out through various commercial delivery channels. The process was so simple that the three men could fill an average of 10,000 cans in a normal morning's work, which meant that Shea had the freedom to continue working 15 hours a week as a pharmacist at Finn's Pharmacy in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Gold Bond was becoming so popular that barely a week went by that Shea didn’t receive an offer to buy his company, but he routinely rejected these overtures because he enjoyed making the product and running his father’s company. Eventually times changed, and as Shea neared retirement age, new regulations were making it costly for him to keep the company running. So he finally decided it was the right time to sell.
In 1990, Gold Bond was purchased by Martin Himmel Inc. who began developing the regional brand on a national level. During the early 90s, Himmel introduced the first Gold Bond line extensions - Gold Bond Medicated Baby Powder, Extra Strength Gold Bond Medicated Powder and Gold Bond Medicated Anti-Itch Cream. In 1996, Gold Bond was acquired by Chattem, Inc., who has continued steadily building it into the market leading therapeutic skin care brand you know today. Now in its second century of healing, Gold Bond currently offers a broad line of products, including some of the fastest growing hand and body lotions, as well as the top selling medicated body powder, foot powder, foot cream, and foot pain cream in America.
Gold Bond. Does what it says.