Who is the owner of dove soap?

The Dove soap brand, invented by Vincent Lamberti, is owned by Anglo-Dutch consumer-goods giant Unilever.

Mr. Lamberti spent 40 years with Lever Brothers, mostly at its Edgewater research center. As patent coordinator and manager of organic chemistry, he led a team in its quest for new and improved products. He had more than 100 patents, all property of his employer.

In the 1950s, Mr. Lamberti identified a streamlined and relatively inexpensive process to manufacture a synthetic compound to replace the fatty acids in bar soap.

Stephen Madison, senior principal scientist with Unilever, of which Lever Brothers was part, described the process as a “breakthrough” in the development of synthetic bar soap.

It led to Lever Brothers introducing Dove beauty bar, which was marketed as being less irritating to the skin than traditional soaps. Today, Unilever’s Dove brand encompasses beauty bars, body washes, deodorants, lotions, shampoos and conditioners. Read more here.

For news and updates, visit www.unilever.com and follow them on Facebook and on Twitter.

In the news: Dove apologized and pulled down an online soap ad in which a black woman pulled up her shirt to reveal a white redheaded woman underneath.

The ad, which has since been removed from Facebook, drew fire from beauty blogger and makeup artist Naythemua. Read more at TheWrap.com.

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