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History of cosmetics


The history of cosmetics can almost be

calculated from the era of human existence, in primitive

society, some tribes in the sacrificial

activities of animal fat smeared on the skin, so that their skin

looks healthy and shiny, which is also the

earliest skin care behavior.

From the 5th century BC to the 7th century

BC, there were many legends and records about only

making and using cosmetics in various

countries. For example, ancient Egyptians curled their hair

with clay, ancient Egyptian queens painted

their eye circles with patina, and bathed their bodies

with donkey's milk. Chinese dynasties also

liked to wipe their cheeks with brain fat and moisturize

their hair with oil.

As for the use of cosmetics, natural spices

were initially used to suppress body odor, oil was applied

to the body to keep warm, cold, light and

insects, and pigments were used to paint facial makeup.

In ancient Egypt, it was common to use

cosmetics to paint personal portraits, which were often

used as stand-ins for the dead in the


Therefore, in funerary paintings, both men

and women dressed in their finest clothes, wore their

most elaborate wigs, and depicted the most

beautiful makeup.

No accurate record of the history of cosmetics

has been found. From the burial objects, murals,

carvings and living remains found in

archaeological work, it is speculated that as far back as 2000

BC, human beings knew how to apply makeup

and beauty. The use of cosmetics by humans began with spices. Gradually

combined with medicine, beauty and treatment combined. According to legend, the

use of cosmetics abroad originated in ancient Egypt. In the 5th century before

the park, it was known to use oil with aromatic substances to coat the whole

body for pilgrimage to show piety, or to apply it to the body for embalming.

The source of spices is the simple processing of natural aromatic plants such

as crushing or soaking them. After thousands of years of evolution, in the 10th

century AD began to understand the use of distillation technology to process


By the 15th century, Europe entered the

Renaissance period, with unprecedented cultural

prosperity, and human spiritual and

material civilization were greatly improved. Cosmetics also

began to be separated from the medical

system and formed a separate industry. By the 19th

century, organic synthesis was at an

unprecedented level due to the development of organic

chemistry. With the processing of oils and

fats, the extraction and synthesis of spices, the synthesis of fuels,

endangered materials and surfactants, it provides rich raw materials for the

development of cosmetics industry. The middle of the 20th century is the period

of great development of international cosmetics, industrial and commercial

enterprises continue to emerge, including about 500 companies with strong

competitiveness. The strength of these companies is also changing at any time.

China is an ancient civilization with a

long history and splendid culture. It is also one of the first

nations to understand and use cosmetics. As

early as 1000 BC, at the end of the Shang Dynasty,

there was already a beauty product

"Yanzhi", which is today's "cytolith". At that time, the


orchid leaves of Yan Real estate were

mashed into juice and condensed to make fat, which was

used for decoration. The use of cosmetics

was initially based on the palace interior, and the

components were extended to the folk. The

form was from self-production to self-use, foot step

development to the centralized production

of small workshops. The famous cosmetic workshops

in China's history are Xie Fuchun in

Yangzhou and Kong Fengchun in Hangzhou, which have a history of more than one

hundred years. They were developed by collecting and refining aromatics to

supply the court. Now they have been built

into modern cosmetic factories.

China's modern cosmetics factory was

founded at the end of 19th century and the beginning of

20th century. The earliest factory was

built in Hong Kong Guangsheng Hang. In 1905, it produced

"Shuangmei brand" toilet water

and snow cream, only 10 years later than "Pond's" snow cream,

which came out in 1895. However, due to the

unstable political situation, until the eve of liberation in 1949, only a few

big cities in the country were produced by cosmetics, which were small in quantity,

low in grade and low in quality. After liberation, the cosmetics industry has

formed an independent industrial body under the leadership of the light

industry sector. The cosmetic industry lingered for another 30 years as a

result of ideological injury linking makeup with the cultural bourgeois way of

life. By the late 1970s to the early 1980s, since the reform and opening up,

people's material life and cultural life have generally improved, and the

awareness of beauty is also changing. Being neat and beautiful is not the

monopoly of the bourgeoisie, and the

consumption of cosmetics is also

increasing. In the past 10 years, by drawing advanced experience from foreign

countries and carrying out technical transformation, our cosmetics industry has

taken initial shape.

The existence of cosmetics will always

exist and develop with the continuation of human beings,

because people's pursuit of beautiful

things will never stop, and cosmetics must have a suitable

package to store, it can be said that the

history of cosmetics is the development history of

cosmetics package, Zeny engaged in all

kinds of cosmetic pen packaging will be able to exist along with human activity

all the time, which is the sustains of human dreams, pursuit, wisdom.

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