av., 151 grs. of the family Physeteridae. The International Whaling Commission shut down the entire whale fishery after the 1984 season, now it is replaced by synthetic spermaceti or jojoba oil. Cold creams were used as moisturizer, face pack, cleanser, balm, and even as a shaving cream (by men). In fact, candles made of spermaceti were considered the best in the world, producing a bright clear flame without an excess of smoke. Take spermaceti, half an ounce; oil of almonds, two fluid ounces; white wax, one drachm. Related entry: Cetaceum (U. S. P.)—Spermaceti. av., 231 grs. Skin peels were all the rage by the late 1800’s – acid peels in particular. It has a specific gravity of 0.95-0.96, acid value of not more than 1, Saponification value of 125-136, Iodine value of 3-5 and melting point of 46-50°C. Whales had it really bad during the Victorian era, what with all of their bones constantly being used to make corsets and all that. Prevents blemishes by removing excess oil and dead skin cells. 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Cold cream is an emulsion of water and certain fats, usually including beeswax and various scent agents, designed to smooth skin and remove makeup. Melt the white wax and spermaceti on a hot plate. They should possess emollient action and the layer left on the skin after application should be non-occlusive. Jour. Spermaceti is created in the spermaceti organ inside the whale's head. [1 lb. The only thing substituted in the recipe is the spermaceti (whale oil) replacement, all else followed to a tee. It possesses little or no odour and taste. The oil was waxy, and was commonly used in making candles. See more ideas about Ponds cold cream, Cold cream, Vintage cosmetics. King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. XXVIll, p. 86). (1) Cold Cream:- Cooling effect is produced due to slow evaporation of the water contained in the formulation. WHITE LIP-SALVE.—Melt, as above, oil of almonds, 4 ounces, with white wax and spermaceti, each, 1 ounce. Spermaceti consists principally of cetyl palmitate (C1sH31.COOC16H33) with smaller quantities of cetyl myristate, cetyl laurate and cetyl stearate. Melt together the spermaceti and white wax; then add the olive oil, previously heated, and stir the mixture constantly until it is cool"—(U. S. P.). When nearly cool, add oil of bitter almonds, ½ drachm; oil of geranium, 15 minims. Nov 2, 2013 - Explore beth hodsdon's board "Ponds cold cream" on Pinterest. As the use of street make-up increased, cold creams were also promoted as a way to remove face powder, lipstick, rouge, foundation and other forms of personal make-up. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. In addition, Sisi used the cream as the basis for her sunscreen and added zinc and talc. 20 gr Castor oil Stir thoroughly together. She is said to have used wax, rosewater and spermaceti (a fat derived from sperm whales) as well as almond and sesame oil. It also contains 50-63 percent of wax alcohols. This white waxy substance is created by the spermaceti organ, which is located in the top half of the whale’s skull. ]; white wax, three hundred and fifty grammes (350 Gm.) M., Ph. Uses: Spermaceti is used as a base for certain cold-creams and ointments. Spermaceti consists principally of cetyl palmitate (C1sH31.COOC16H33) with smaller quantities of cetyl myristate, cetyl laurate and cetyl stearate. Rose cerate, Lip-salve.—White wax, 50 parts; oil of almonds (expressed), 100 parts; carmine, ½ part; essential oil of rose, ½ part. This cream contains high amount of mineral oil for cleansing action. av., 3 ozs., 120 grs.]. ROSE COLD-CREAM is made similarly of almond oil, rose water, each, 1 pound; white wax, spermaceti, each, 1 ounce; oil of roses, ½ drachm. No emulsifiers are used in this recipe. [3 ozs. http://www.henriettes-herb.com - Copyright 1995–2020 Henriette Kress. ‹ Ceratum Cantharidis (U. S. P.)—Cantharides Cerate. Spermaceti is a solid wax obtained from the head and blabber of the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus Linn. Cold Creams: These types of creams are water-in-oil type of emulsion. A large whale can supply as much as 2,000 litres. Cold cream is, simply put a water-in-oil (w/o) emulsion. In the 1940's cold cream still contained spermaceti, which luckily isn't used today. Consisting mainly of cetyl palmitate, it has been widely used in cosmetic products, as a moisturiser and as a carrier oil for fragrances, because it is similar to the natural oils produced by the human skin. These are w/o type. B. Barnes). Borax was eventually added, which gives the cold cream its colour, but also makes it thicker. In the 1940's they served as a primer/adhesive for facial powders, and are still popular with many women today. 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