Skin Deep

"The truth about beauty aids, safe and harmful." Fascinating look at the health and beauty industry of the 1930s - what's really in the products, how companies market unneeded beauty aids and whether or not they are dangerous. From Kirkus Reviews: "This volume, based on findings of Consumers' Research, discusses all sorts and types of beauty products, -- creams, powders, rouge, lip stick, nail polish, depilatories, deodorants, soaps, reducing agents, and so on. There is no dodging the issue. Actual products are named, advertising campaigns shown up, the dangers of indiscriminate use discussed, and the purse-robbing tendencies of the manufacturers displayed. Substitute recipes and prescriptions are given, for those who would be sure of their ingredients and the desired results. But the balloon is pricked, and one feels that, after all, beauty is more than skin deep, and can't be purchased at the corner drug store." Book is in good clean condition, jacket shows slight edgewear and soil. 254 indexed pages, 5 x 7.5 inches.


  • Skin Deep
  • M. C. Phillips
  • The Vanguard Press, 1934