2019 Health for Humanity Report
A young boy smiling in front of blue building
A young boy smiling in front of blue building

Mlolongo Blue Box Clinic, Kenya.

Better Health for All
Better Health for All Innovating for Better Health

R&D: Consumer Health

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health believes in caring for people around the world by creating solutions and experiences that help them live healthy, vibrant lives. Our products help advance everyday care for healthier consumers at every stage of life, and meet the health needs of families across the globe through a broad range of well-known and trusted healthcare and over-the-counter products. We also bring Johnson & Johnson’s unique perspective as the world’s largest healthcare company together with technology expertise and partnerships to create high-performance products for healthy skin. Consumer Health highlights in innovation in 2019 include:

Investing in consumer health technology: In line with our belief that consumers are increasingly using digital health tools to augment care regimens and seeking more wellness-focused products, Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JJDC became the corporate strategic partner and first investor in a new consumer health technology accelerator, in partnership with London-headquartered startup studio and accelerator Founders Factory. The goal of the collaboration is to grow the health tech and startup community in the New York City region by investing in 25 startups in consumer healthcare over the next five years, with an emphasis on areas such as personalized care, female health and mental health.

Innovation for children: Parents spend 17 minutes on average trying to get their kids to take medicine. In response, we introduced Children’s TYLENOL Dissolve Packs for parents who wanted more options for kids who won’t take liquid medications and aren’t ready for chewables or tablets yet. This is the first and only pediatric acetaminophen product that is offered as a dissolvable product. Each tablet contains 160 mg of acetaminophen and comes in a dissolve pack that can be poured directly onto a child's tongue and will dissolve almost immediately.

Presenting Innovation in skin science: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health presented a diverse portfolio of scientific research across skin and hair physiology at the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., including 13 Scientific ePosters and a preview of the latest innovations in skin health technology.

Innovation in skin care

In 2019, NEUTROGENA, our dermatologist-recommended skin care brand, launched a new collection, NEUTROGENA BRIGHT BOOST, which features NeoGlucosamine, a gentle, non-acid amino sugar that helps speed up surface cell renewal to brighten and even skin tone. A NEUTROGENA survey conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 1,100 U.S. women aged 18+ showed that nearly two-thirds (66%) of U.S. millennial women aged 23 – 38 have noticed a shift in their skin's brightness. Read more about the unique collaboration that led to this new skin care line, which meets the diverse needs of all skin types in different environments around the world.

We also introduced the NEUTROGENA Blackhead Eliminating Nose Strip to Scrub, a two-in-one pore strip and exfoliating scrub, designed to be gentle enough for daily use and sensitive skin. The treatment targets blackheads and penetrates pores while exfoliators gently clear away blackhead-causing dirt and oil. 

Johnson & Johnson scientists are globally recognized for delivering meaningful products and solutions to our patients and consumers. Our R&D employees combine the power of science with deep human insights to develop products in the areas of Skin Health, OTC and other essential health franchises—such as Oral Care, Baby Care, Women’s Health and Wound Care—that help people take better care of themselves and their loved ones.
Caroline Tillett Global Head of R&D Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

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