I'm looking for books featuring old wisdom about skincare and haircare. Recipes and advice. I'm thinking orris root powder, muslin cloths and buttermilk, brush your hair 100 times before bed. From the English-speaking world or otherwise. Either written in previous centuries, 20th century, or recently. Even 1950s-60s if they don't rely too much on commercial products. There were a lot of books about grandma's beauty routine printed in the 1970s. Can anyone suggest some classics or particularly good ones?
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Note: there should be absolutely no mention of Dr Bronner's or the oil cleansing method.
posted by inkypinky
on Oct 9, 2013 -
I'm a huge fan of Dior's perfumes, but I picked up a sample of their Eau Sauvage Parfum and I'm destroyed by it.
What else am I missing out on in the Fumiverse that is reminiscent of this group? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian
on Jun 22, 2013 -
I was wondering if there is any scientific basis to the idea that using moisturizer improves the texture of skin to the point that it prevents aging. My thoughts are that if moisturizer did what it claimed to do, no one would ever need an acid peel or botox. Does spreading emollient on your face actually really do anything apart from line the pockets of cosmetics companies?
posted by abbagoochie
on Feb 25, 2013 -
I am just terrible at being a lady. All the usual Beauty Stuff, stuff that it seems like everyone else was either born knowing or learned as teenagers, is a giant mystery to me. I need, like, a checklist or something for being a presentable-looking grownup. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz
on Jun 13, 2012 -
I'm a 30 year old woman and I've never worn makeup before. I think I'd like to start, but it's all so overwhelming. [more inside]
posted by Kicky
on Aug 20, 2011 -
Yikes! Nearly every 'healthy' cosmetic brand has toxic waste
in it! Here I thought using Burt's Bees was good for unicorns and everything, apparently they have issues too! So does the Body Shop - badly. Search the database
... Anyone have a good, healthy brand line? Please no "Stop Using." Try telling that to a 13 year old who just got permission.
posted by eatdonuts
on Nov 23, 2009 -
Cosmetic manufacturing in China. I've noted that certain regions of China specialize in different types of consumer goods manufacturing. Which city or region is ground zero for cosmetics manufacturing in China? [more inside]
posted by Muirwylde
on Oct 26, 2009 -
Plastic-free beauty filter: I'm researching how to diminish the amount of plastic I am using from day to day, and I'm about to attack my personal-care items. Does anyone have suggestions for shampoos, deodorants, face washes, lotions, toothpastes, etc., that don't come packed in plastic containers? I'm interested in commercially available stuff and also recipes I can make at home if the components aren't too plastic-y.
posted by toomuchkatherine
on Aug 5, 2009 -
Recommendations for not-too-expensive foundation that won't turn orange on my very pale ivory skin? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Apr 19, 2009 -
What do do with barely used cosmetics? Any ideas on how to give them a more useful life? [more inside]
posted by irian
on Sep 29, 2006 -
On CSI, I always see them using these super-long cotton swabs to stick up a dead person's nose - what are these called, and where can I buy them, preferably on-line? They look exactly like regular Q-tips, except 3x larger. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink
on Jul 31, 2005 -
Earlier today I had an accident and my permanent tooth got knocked out. Is there any temporary quick fix that I can buy at a drug store or the like, that will be able to mask the gap until my dentist can fashion a permanent solution? The tooth that I'm missing is my "fang" tooth, second from the right and I have to tend bar tomorrow night and do not feel like explaining the story to each and every customer
posted by JFunk2800
on Nov 14, 2004 -