a.—Buffalo eosine .... 4 drachms

Distilled water...... 16 fluidounces

Mix.

Pure hydrochloric

acid............ 2.5 drachms

Distilled water..... 64 fluidounces

Mix.

Pour a into b, shake, and set aside for a few hours; then pour off the clear portion and collect the precipitate on a filter. Wash with the same amount of b and immediately throw the precipitate into a glass measure, stirring in with a glass rod sufficient of 6 to measure 16 ounces in all. Pass through a hair sieve to get out any filtering paper. To every 16 ounces add 8 ounces of glycerine.

Theater Rouge

Base:

Cornstarch.......... 4 drachms

Powdered white talcum .............. 6 drachms

Mix.

a

Carminoline......... 10 grains

Base............... 6 drachms

Water.............. 4 drachms

Dissolve the carminoline in the water, mix with the base and dry.

b

Geranium red....... 10 grains

Base............... 6 drachms

Water.............. 4 drachms

Mix as above and dry.

Skin Foods

Wrinkles on the face yield to a wash consisting of 50 parts milk of almonds (made with rose water) and 4 parts aluminum sulphate. Use morning and night.

Rough skin is to be washed constantly in Vichy water. Besides this, rough places are to have the following application twice daily—either a few drops of:

I

Rose water........   100 parts

Glycerine..........     25 parts

Tannin...........         J part

Mix. Or use:

II

Orange-flower water 100 parts

Glycerine.......... 10 parts

Borax............. 2 parts

Mix. Sig.: Apply twice daily.

" Beauty Cream." —This formula gives the skin a beautiful, smooth, and fresh appearance, and, at the same time, serves to protect and preserve it:

Alum, powdered...... 10 grams

Whites of........... 2 eggs

Boric acid........... 3 grams

Tincture of benzoin .. 40 drops

Olive oil............ 40 drops

Mucilage of acacia. .. 5 drops Rice flour, quantity sufficient. Perfume, quantity sufficient.

Mix the alum and the white of eggs, without any addition of water whatever, in an earthen vessel, and dissolve the alum by the aid of very gentle heat (derived from a lamp, or gaslight, regulated to a very small flame), and constant, even, stirring. This must continue until the aqueous content of the albumen is completely driven off. Care must be taken to avoid coagulation of the albumen (which occurs very easily, as all know). Let the mass obtained in this manner get completely cold, then throw into a Wedgwood mortar, add the boric acid, tincture of benzoin, oil, mucilage (instead of which a solution of fine gelatin may be used), etc., and rub up together, thickening it with the addition of sufficient rice flour to give the desired consistence, and perfuming at will. Instead of olive oil any pure fat, or fatty oil, may be used, even vaseline or glycerine.

Face Bleach or Beautifier

Syrupy lactic acid....   40 ounces

Glycerine...........   80 ounces

Distilled water.......     5 gallons

Mix. Gradually add

Tincture of benzoin ..     3 ounces

Color by adding

Carmine No. 40...... 40 grains

Glycerine........... 1 ounce

Ammonia solution. .. 0.5 ounce

Water to............ 3 ounces

Heat this to drive off the ammonia, and mix all. Shake, set aside; then filter, and add Solution of ionone.. .. 1 drachm Add a few drachms of kaolin and filter until bright.