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Evolution Of Women’s Skincare

A Short History on Skin – By Jane Thomas Back in the early days of the 20th century, most women relied on one or two products or food ingredients to keep their skin looking its best. These vintage skincare routines have been passed down through generations, and some women still use some of the same techniques to keep their skin clean…

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The Real Lip Rouge of the Geisha

The art of Japanese Komachi Beni Lip Makeup – The art of lip make up is ancient indeed in Japan. It was an integral feature used by high society women and of course the Geisha. The traditional lip paint was called Komachi Beni, the name derived from the red pigment obtained from the “benibana” (safflower), grown in the Yamagata prefecture…

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Edwardian Guide to Makeup and Hairstyles.

AN EDWARDIAN LADY’S ADVICE ON BEAUTY AND COIFFURE. first published in 1905 A beautiful complexion is the most desirable possession, a joy to every eye which sees it, and a suggestion of health as well as of fairness. Its value is so great that in all times women have endeavored to emulate the possession of this charm through the application…

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Edwardian Beauty – 1908 Face Massager.

Edwardian Beauty – 1908 Face Massager. The Edwardian fashion era saw the phenomenon of ‘beauty science’ taking hold, with patent after patent promising women eternal youth. This product – a face massager -courtesy of the Museum of London was invented by a Doctor John Wilson in 1908 or thereabouts. It promised to reduce wrinkles and double chins. Some things have…

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