I

Anhydrous lanolin. 650 parts Peach-kernel oil. .. 200 parts

Water............ 150 parts

Perfume with about 15 drops of ionone or 20 drops of synthetic ylang-ylang.

II

Lanolin........... 40 parts

Olive oil........... 15 parts

Paraffine ointment.. 10 parts

Aqua naphæ........ 10 parts

Distilled water..... 15 parts

Glycerine.......... 5 parts

Boric acid......... 4 parts

Borax............. 4 parts

Geranium oil, sufficient. Extract, triple, of ylang-ylang, quantity sufficient.

III

Anhydrous lanolin. 650 drachms

Almond oil........ 200 drachms

Water............ 150 drachms

Oil of ylang-ylang. 5 drops Preparations which have been introduced years ago for the care of the skin and complexion are the glycerine gelées, which have the advantage over lanolin that they go further, but present the drawback of not being so quickly absorbed by the skin. These products are filled either into glasses or into tubes. The latter way is preferable and is more and more adopted, owing to the convenience of handling.

A good recipe for such a gelée is the following:

Moisten white tragacanth powder, 50 parts, with glycerine, 200 parts, and spirit of wine, 100 parts, and shake with a suitable amount of perfume; then quickly mix and shake with warm distilled water, 650 parts.

A transparent slime will form immediately which can be drawn off at once.