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June 14, 2010


Asenic Complexion Wafers - 1897

As much as I love "vintage", I am so glad I don't live in 1897.

Back in the day, you could buy Arsenic Wafers for a clear complexion.

The article reads:
These wafers are from the prescription of a famous French physician, and are perfectly harmless when used according to the directions on each box. They are an excellent remedy for rough and discolored skin. They clear the complexion and make the skin soft and smooth. They tone up the whole system and when used for a length of time will make thin persons plump and keep them so.

Clearly arsenic was not good for weight loss, but hey it gave you good skin!

Would you have tried it?

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