Although liquid powders enjoyed some popularity in Victorian and Edwardian times, it was not until after WWII that their full potential was developed.
The introduction of Stopette Spray Deodorant was associated with an important development in cosmetic packaging – the polyethylene squeeze bottle.
For most of the twentieth century a well-developed bust was very much in fashion and there were a wide range of treatments that were supposed to correct deficiencies.
The depression years of the 1930s were difficult times for many American cosmetic companies and some added vitamins to their skin creams to help improve sales.
Until the 1920s, the only way that superfluous hair could be safely removed from the body permanently was by electrolysis. It was slow, often painful and expensive.
Cucumbers had long been used to treat freckles and suntan but as the nineteenth century drew to a close some newspaper articles suggested this was because they contained arsenic.
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