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History of cosmetics Cosmetics have been in use for thousands of years. The absence of regulation of the manufacture and use of cosmetics has led to negative side effectsdeformitiesblindness, and even death through the ages. Examples are the prevalent use of ceruse white leadto cover the face during the Renaissanceand blindness caused by the mascara Lash Lure during the early 20th century.
Egyptian men and women used makeup to enhance their appearance. They were very fond of eyeliner and eye-shadows in dark colors including blue, red, and black. Ancient Sumerian men and women were possibly the first to invent and wear lipstick, about 5, years ago. Lipsticks with shimmering effects were initially made using a pearlescent substance found in fish scales.
According to one source, early major developments include: Castor oil used by ancient Egypt as a protective balm. Skin creams made of beeswaxolive oiland rose waterdescribed by Romans. Vaseline and lanolin in the nineteenth century. The Ancient Greeks also used cosmetics   as the Ancient Romans did.
Cosmetics are mentioned in the Old Testamentsuch as in 2 Kings 9: One of the most popular traditional Chinese medicines is the fungus Tremella fuciformisused as a beauty product by women in China and Japan. The fungus reportedly increases moisture retention in the skin and prevents senile degradation of micro-blood vessels in the skin, reducing wrinkles and smoothing fine lines.
Other anti-aging effects come from increasing the presence of superoxide dismutase in the brain and liver; it is an enzyme that acts as a potent antioxidant throughout the body, particularly in the skin.
Tremella fuciformis is also known in Chinese medicine for nourishing the lungs. For example, in the 19th century, Queen Victoria publicly declared make-up improper, vulgar, and acceptable only for use by actors.
They compared themselves to delicate flowers and emphasized their delicacy and femininity. They aimed always to look pale and interesting. Sometimes ladies discreetly used a little rouge on the cheeks and used " belladonna " to dilate their eyes so it would make them stand out more. Make-up was frowned upon in general, especially during the s when social etiquette became more rigid.
Teachers and clergywomen specifically were forbidden from the use of cosmetic products. During the 19th century, there was a high number of incidences of lead-poisoning because of the fashion for red and white lead makeup and powder.
This led to swelling and inflammation of the eyes, weakened tooth enamel, and caused the skin to blacken. Heavy use was known to lead to death. However, in the second part of the 19th century, great advances were made in chemistry from the chemical fragrances that enabled a much easier production of cosmetic products.
It was socially acceptable for actresses in the s to use makeup, and famous beauties such as Sarah Bernhardt and Lillie Langtry could be powdered. Most cosmetic products available were still either chemically dubious or found in the kitchen amid food coloring, berries and beetroot.
By the middle of the 20th century, cosmetics were in widespread use by women in nearly all industrial societies around the world.
In at the feminist Miss America protestprotestors symbolically threw a number of feminine products into a "Freedom Trash Can.
Although modern make-up has been traditionally used mainly by women, an increasing number of men are using cosmetics usually associated to women to enhance or cover their own facial features such as blemishes, dark circles, and so on.
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