You Won't Believe These 20+ Strange Vintage Beauty Devices

Josephine Thompson

Journalist

Beauty is something most of us try and chase daily. And even if it's a struggle that men are not alien to, women are the ones that get the bigger part of it. Not only that, but businesses are quickly to capitalize on their attempts to mainatin beauty, cranking our trends and gadgets that are supposed to help them.

Many of these devices, lotions and whatever are just quackery and frauds. And they're not a new thing in history, too! Marvel at these ancient - well, circa 1920-1950 - gadgets that were sold to women. Do you imagine your grandma or great grandma using one of these to hook up with your ancestors?

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French brest washer, 1930s.

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Carbon dioxide procedure to remove freckles, 1930s.

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Vending machine for spray tan, 1930s.

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A perm in Germany in 1929.

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You only needed to use this baby for 4 hours.

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Hope they never saw any industrial milking machines.

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Protection from snow storms, Canada, 1920s.

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Super hair dryer, 1920s.

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Portable hair dryer, 1940s.

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Backscratching monitoring visor, 1940s.

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Weight loss fraud in 1940s: the rollers would supposedly roll-off pounds.

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Standing version.

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There were versions for the entire body!

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Max Factor (right) and his device for the correct application of makeup.

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Max Factor's 1931 Ice Mask.

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This lil' contraption reduced air pressure to make your cheeks red by "simulating" a walk in the mountains.

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1940s being weird again.

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Rubber beauty masks used to get rid of wrinkles in the 1920s.

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Portable sauna, 1940s.

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A mask for skin treatments, 1940s.

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