VICTORIAN SKIN BLEMISHES - SPOTS etc.
Victorian Advertising
By
Jennifer Carnell

Pimples on the Face
James's Pills for the Complexion
Mr. Summers, Chemist.
A magazine advert published in 1860.

Sulpholine Lotion
'The cure for skin diseases in a few days. Eruptions, pimples, blotches, entirely fade away.'
An advert in a yellowback novel published by Routledge, circa 1884.

Dr. Mackenzie's Arsenical Soap
'A lovely complexion ensured, and a youthful and beautiful skin free from blotch, blemish, redness, roughness, freckles, or pimples (...)
guaranteed absolutely harmless'.
Opera singer Adelina Patti 'finds Dr. Mackenzie's Arsenical soap most excellent'.
An advert from 1897.

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