Monday, August 19, 2013

How to Improve Your Complexion, 1665

Paulus Moreelse, Jeune bergère (c. 1630)
"How to cleans the sweatie and sluttish Complexion... Take thirty Snails prepared, a quart of Goats milk, hogs suet three ounces, camfre poudred two drams, beat them together, and distil them in an Alembick."   
Thomas Jeamson, Artificiall Embellishments (1665)
This serum will restore your natural radiance with its emollient hog fat and active snail proteins (they're all the rage). Goodbye, sluttish complexion!


  1. Too funny ... from Japan comes the 'snail facial' and snail serum, now being offered by a salon in London. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

  2. Quick, send to the store for a bag of 30 snails. (Not sure which size).


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