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Vapourisers

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These machines, which were mainly used in facial treatments, are known by a variety of names including vapourisers, atomisers, steamers and pulverisers.

Northam Warren

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In 1911, Northam Warren started a sideline to his new brokerage business, a liquid cuticle remover he called Cutex.

Liquid Face Powders

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Although liquid powders enjoyed some popularity in Victorian and Edwardian times, it was not until after WWII that their full potential was developed.

Stopette

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The introduction of Stopette Spray Deodorant was associated with an important development in cosmetic packaging – the polyethylene squeeze bottle.

Bust Treatments

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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.

Vitamin Creams

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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.

Thermolysis and the Blend

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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.

 

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