Most everyone wants to look attractive, and that’s not a vanity confined to modern-day society.
Ancient Chinese women also cared about their appearance. It could be said that organic cosmetics existed long before natural beauty products became a contemporary trend.
Following the philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine of treating the human body as an organic whole, ancient cosmetics were made from natural ingredients and used for both beauty enhancement and skin care.
“Make-up and the skin care are separated nowadays, but they were combined in ancient Chinese cosmetics,” said Wang Yifan, 28, a restorer of ancient cosmetics. “Our ancestors pursued lasting beauty rather than transient beauty.”
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