Personal hygiene and cosmetics of ancient Rome

Products enhancing physical beauty and attractiveness are as old as humankind. Both men and women have been seeking ways to transform their appearance, conceal imperfections, and reverse the first signs of ageing — because the younger we look, the healthier and more attractive we come across. If we look good, we feel good. Physical appearance is closely linked to our self-esteem, and our self-esteem has an overriding effect on thinking processes, values, and objectives.

Appearance and looks alterations are an essential part of human history, culture…