Commonly called Violet Rays, high frequency machines have been used in Beauty Culture since the early twentieth century. Although still found in beauty salons today not all past practices are still in use.
Lipsticks have their origins in nineteenth century lip-salves that contained a red colouring agent to redden the lips and make them look more attractive.
In the 1940s, a number of French companies began to include chicken embryo extracts in their skin care lines.
Liquefying cleansing creams were introduced around 1920. Unlike cold creams, these new creams were made only from oils and waxes, so they were water-free (anhydrous) and not emulsions.
No other cosmetic company is as closely tied to the development of Hollywood as Max Factor. This Hollywood connection might explain why stories of the early life of Maximilian Faktorowicz (Max Factor) read like a film script.
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