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Muscle Oils


Muscle oils were used to build up facial muscles, firm the skin, improve facial contours and reduce wrinkles.

Arden Vienna Youth Mask


In 1928, Elizabeth Arden introduced a diathermic facial treatment into her salons, advertising it as the Vienna Youth Mask.



The story of diathermy began in 1892 when Doctor Jacques d’Arsonval passed a high frequency current through a person’s body without electrocuting them.

Coronation Cosmetics


Planning for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 went on for over a year, so there was plenty of time to ensure that the Queen’s make-up was in order.

Enlarged Pore and Blackhead Treatments


In the nineteenth century, no advice on how to achieve a flawless complexion would be complete without mentioning the skin’s pores.

Circulation Creams


As the name suggests, the primary function of a circulation cream was to stimulate sluggish, sallow skin by improving its blood circulation.

A. S. Hinds


In 1870, Aurelius Stone Hinds went into business for himself and a few years later he developed Hinds’ Honey and Almond Cream.



Recent Updates

Paraffin Wax Treatments

Updated: 23rd January 2015 [Major]

Mrs. Pomeroy

Updated: 22nd January 2015

Liquid Face Powders

Updated: 19th January 2015 [Major]

Company Timeline

Updated: 13th January 2015

What is a cosmetic?

Updated: 12th January 2015

Cosmetics Timeline

Updated: 10th January 2015

Dorothy Gray [major]

Updated: 5th January 2015

Radioactive Cosmetics

Updated: 3rd January 2015

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