Marie Earle operated salons in Liverpool and Manchester well before opening L’Institut de Marie Earle in Paris in 1909.
In the early twentieth century some cosmetic companies had only two creams in their skin-care range, a day cream and a night cream.
In 1946 the Max Factor company set about converting an old radar factory in West Howe, Bournemouth into a plant for manufacturing cosmetics.
Maintaining consistency of colour between different batches of make-up was a perennial problem for early cosmetic firms.
The ‘Lipstick Wars’ of the 1950s were started when Hazel Bishop began a national campaign to sell its Long Lasting Lipstick in the United States.
Released in 1939, the movie contains extended sequences showing a number of salon beauty treatments.
First used by the medical profession in a range of skin treatments, glycerine soon found its way into cosmetics for dry or chapped skin.
Richard Hudnut regarded himself as a high-class perfumer rather than a pharmacist or cosmetic chemist and looked to France for inspiration.
A list of booklets published by cosmetic companies in the first half or so of the twentieth century with scans of some items.
Yardley lists added 3rd July 2015.
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