Invention of Cold cream

The influential physician Galen of Pergamon (now Bergama, Turkey), invented Cold cream, circa 180 CE, by mixing water, beeswax, and olive oil into a face cream that was effective in cooling and softening the skin at same time.
Date:
      180 CE
Name(s):
      Galen
Occupation:
      Physician
Location:
      Pergamon
      (now Bergama, Turkey)

Additional Information:

  • Cold cream – Wikipedia
    Jump to History – Cold cream is an emulsion of water and certain fats, usually including beeswax and various scent agents, designed to smooth skin and remove makeup. … The name “cold cream” derives from the cooling feeling that the cream leaves on the skin. Variations of the product have been used for nearly 2000 years.
  • What Is Cold Cream Anyway, And Is It Good For Your Skin? | HuffPost
    Mar 2, 2016 – Cold cream has been around for much longer than we assumed — its invention is widely credited to second-century Greek physician and philosopher Galen. “Cold cream is an emulsion of water in oil, usually in beeswax and various fragrances,” says Wexler.
  • The History of Cold Cream – Our peaceful country place
    Jun 9, 2016 – What is a cold cream? Historically it was a mixture of a natural plant oil, beeswax and floral water used to nourish and cleanse the skin. The first cold cream is attributed to the Roman physician Galen (CE 150) who made a basic emulsion by mixing rose-water with beeswax and olive oil. Vegetable oils…
  • The Bizarre History Of Moisturizers And Dry Skin Remedies, From …
    Apr 2, 2015 – Galen, the Greek physician whose ideas were popular all the way up to the Renaissance, seems to have invented cold cream — or at least to have published the first surviving recipe for it. It was a complicated affair, involving the emulsion of water with olive oil and beeswax, but people kept copying the …

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