The year was 200 B.C.
Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was known to apply olive and palm oils to her skin to maintain her air of soft youthfulness.
Things were dull.
Due to a lack of understanding and ingredients, Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut experienced death by moisturiser when she adopted a skin regime that included hefty amounts of toxic tar residue…
Australian Aborigines decided to end the dry spell. They used Emu Oil, made from a pad of fat from the bird.
Over to Greece, 150 A.D.
Galen, the Greek physician created the first cold cream: a mix of water, olive oil, beeswax and floral oils to keep skin hydrated.
1700’s: Hello USA.
Americans discovered lard which has been an ingredient in skin moisturisers for centuries to relieve dry skin.
1870: Things were revving up.
Vaseline was invented. It became the base for a range of moisturisers. Don’t get too excited babe, this popular product was originally made from oil-rig residue, left over from machine pumps…
1970: Babe took things into her own hands.
Anita Roddick, developed ‘body butter’ a thick heavy cream made from better things like nut oils in her kitchen. It’s still a bestseller.
A few decades later…
I made a Caffeinated Face Moisturiser.
And babe lived happily ever after.