Natural cosmetics a history
Some two thousand years ago, Roman women used cosmetics containing arsenic and mercury. Did they look good? Sure.
Would we dream of using such products ourselves? Of course not. Arsenic and mercury are toxic. They are poisonous.
Who know what badness could come of dusting our faces with them daily.
One wonders how we might look back at 20th century cosmetics in the future.
We live in enlightened times, where everyone knows about vitamins, about getting enough exercise, why you should not smoke and what might give you cancer.
And yet we still use cosmetics containing the most horrendous sounding ingredients.
Formaldehyde, paraffin, sodium lauryl sulfate.