Cheap and effective: Make your own Vitamin C serum or cream

Vitamin C is one of the most effective topical skin lighteners out there. However, commercial and store-bought Vitamin C-based skin lighteners usually contain very small amounts of this ingredient. If you find that your Vitamin C skin cream isn’t working as it claims, there’s a good chance you’re not actually getting enough of it to …

The use of pearl powder for beautiful, youthful skin through the ages

The use of pearl powder as a cosmetic agent to beautify and lighten skin has been well-documented throughout history. So what is pearl powder and how is it used? Read on… Pearl powder in Ancient China and India (2,000 years ago) The use of pearl powder as medicine can be traced back to 2,000 years …

History lesson: lead, mercury and leeches were used to whiten complexions in the 1400s

Time for a fun little history lesson. (I just love history, don’t you?) Did you know women during the Renaissance period (1400s-1600s) used to be obsessed about getting their skin as pale and as white as possible? In those times, only very rich, white women pursued porcelain skin. Why was white skin so coveted during …