18th century infamous rivals, Kitty Fisher and Maria Gunninng, died the same way by lead poisoning by excessive use of make-up. At the time, make-up contained Lead, a poisonous substance, that would make a person look pale. A sign of beauty at the time.
The Romans believed eyelashes fell out from excessive sex, so women would use cosmetics to make their eyelashes look fuller and longer to demonstrate their chastity.
A company in the UK uses the foreskins of circumcised babies to develop an anti-wrinkle cosmetic treatments.
Hitler, after a total war economy was instituted in 1943, had the women’s cosmetics industry gradually closed down rather than banned outright to avoid upsetting Eva Braun.
The mircobeads found in many face soaps are just tiny plastic balls and are actually cause a significant amount of pollution and environmental damage.
Women in ancient Rome wore the sweat of Gladiators to improve their beauty and complexion.
In ancient Egypt women used nail color to signify social order, red being at the top. Cleopatra favored crimson. Women of lower rank could only use pale colors.