The word Cosmetics comes from the Greek word “kosmos,” meaning “of this world,” or “worldly.” We’re sure plenty of you out there are ready to wax philosophical about this one!
Nail polish was invented in 3000 B.C in China, and was made from egg whites, beeswax, gum, and colored powder. It’s crazy to think how long people have been doing the same things we’re doing today!
The world’s first cosmetics were created from copper and lead ore by ancient Egyptians, and were used around the eyes of Egyptian women
Teeth whitening in Ancient Rome
In Ancient Rome, their preferred method of teeth whitening was to brush and gargle with urine. Ammonia, which is found in urine, is also a cleaning agent that can kill bacteria
he color additive, guanine, which puts the shine in lipstick and nail polish, comes from fish scales. It’s FDA approved, so you don’t have to worry that it’s not safe, but still!
Snail slime is a fantastic treatment for acne, scars, and burns, and is being used in more and more beauty products these days. So with all the plants you’re raising for their antioxidants, it just might be the garden snail that’s your best bet for healthy skin
One of the most commonly used treatments for acne or burn patients, Vavelta, is made from cells isolated from the foreskins of baby boys. Don’t worry, the foreskins are donated, if that was really the thing you were concerned about.
During the Victorian Era (c. 1800), make-up was only used by working class women, actresses, and prostitutes. ‘Refined’ women wore none. OMG, how the times have changed
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