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The Truth Behind Cosmetics

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Post time 3-6-2013 03:29 PM | Show all posts |Read mode
15 Cosmetics
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!

14 Nail polish
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.


13 Tanning
Coco Chanel is credited with popularizing tanning after doing so on a cruise, flooding the market with fake tan. What did you expect, really though? She was, after all, the ultimate trend-setter!


12 Egyptian make-up
The world’s first cosmetics were created from copper and lead ore by ancient Egyptians, and were used around the eyes of Egyptian women.


11 Teeth whitening in Ancient Rome
In Ancient Rome, their preferred method of teeth whitening was to brush and gargle with urine. They weren't far away from the truth- the ammonia in urine can help whiten teeth- but still, gross!

10 Maybelline
The founder of Maybelline named the company after his sister, Maybel, and the skin product ingredient, Vaseline. Takes some of the sexy allure away from the name, doesn't it?

9 Guanine
The 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!

8 Hairy armpits
The May 1915 cover of Harper's Bazaar featured a model with hairless armpits, starting the trend of women shaving their underarms. So, as it turns out, the whole idea of it being unfeminine is pretty new, relatively speaking.


7 Cerebrosides
Cerebrosides are a common ingredient in products promoting smooth and moist skin. They are taken from the brain cells of livestock. Still feel like spreading that pig brain all over your face?


6 Snails
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!

5 Black teeth
In Vietnam and other parts of Asia, blackening one's teeth is seen as increasing sex appeal as well as warding away evil spirits. The custom is performed by both men and women.


4 Medieval complexions
In order to get a pale complexion, medieval women would bleed themselves using leeches or by slashing one of their veins. Regardless of how you feel about the cosmetics industry's questionable ethics, you have to admit it's a bit healthier than it used to be!

3 Vavelta
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.

2 Nightingale droppings
Nightingale droppings are frequently used for facials at high-end spas, allegedly softening, brightening, and nourishing the complexion. Yeah, but how does your face SMELL after treatment?

1 Victorian Trends
During the Victorian Era (c. 1800), make-up was only used by working class women, actresses, and prostitutes. 'Refined' women wore none. My oh my, how the times have changed!


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Post time 7-6-2013 09:34 AM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
yeewwww.....some are gross!
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 Author| Post time 7-6-2013 11:13 AM | Show all posts
naq_j posted on 7-6-2013 09:34 AM
yeewwww.....some are gross!

Yes it is!!! Never thought that before~ No.5 is such a disgusting!!!
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Post time 7-6-2013 11:48 PM From the mobile phone | Show all posts
how can black teeth be sexy.... LOL
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 Author| Post time 12-6-2013 11:15 AM | Show all posts
naq_j posted on 7-6-2013 11:48 PM
how can black teeth be sexy.... LOL

Yes... Speechless right? Even yellow color also dont feel nice, black some more!!
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Post time 30-5-2022 07:16 PM | Show all posts
Wearing makeup is a very personal decision. You must visit TheVenusFace and get more steps about oily products. There are many benefits of wearing it. However, there are also those who choose not to wear any at all. Both can have their reasons behind this and this article will seek to shed some light on the truth behind cosmetics.
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Post time 17-8-2022 02:33 PM | Show all posts
Looks so unusual now, but still very very interesting. It would be great to read a similar info about anti-age remedies of different time periods. For now we have meaningful beauty , but what people used before?
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