When beauty products were radioactive

2020-11-04T23:22:48+00:00

A miracle cream was launched in Paris in 1933. Billed as a "scientific beauty product," it promised to improve circulation, firm muscle tissue, reduce fat and smooth wrinkles. It was part of a line of cosmetics called Tho-Radia -- after thorium and radium, the radioactive elements it contained. Today, no one would intentionally smear radioactive [...]