Before beauty and skincare brands graced our markets, men and women in ancient times had to make do with what they had and could access, and resort to other methods to suit their beauty needs. Most of what they used were organic, of course, but they were dangerous. In fact, they were so dangerous that some of the products slowly killed them!
So, to be thankful for our safer and much nicer-smelling beauty products, here are 5 ancient beauty products we’re glad doesn't exist today!
Lead or Arsenic Based Face Powders
Ah, the most popular brand (or type?) of face powders in the Old World! Dating back to Ancient Greece, lead or arsenic based face powders rose in popularity because the trends of the time favored smooth and pale complexions. Those who were not so lucky to have smooth and pale skin layered this on their faces to cover their flaws, leading their internal organs to be slowly poisoned, and as a consequence, killing them. Yikes!