Category:
Hygiene

Numbered Towels for Hygiene

Somehow this reminds me of the set of seven panties with the days of the week embroidered on them.

I could not find such a product still commercially available, but I did find a DIY version.



Original ad here.



Posted By: Paul - Fri Apr 14, 2017 - Comments (1)
Category: Domestic, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, 1960s

Follies of the Madmen #310



Mocking the ignorance of your desired customer: always a good move!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Apr 09, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, 1930s

Death by Deodorant

Paige Daughtry, 12, is the most recent young person to die from overuse of deodorant. She reportedly used Right Guard deodorant like "it was going out of fashion." She was liberally spraying herself with the stuff in her parent's rented caravan, while the family was on holiday. She sprayed so much that it caused her to pass out, and she couldn't be revived.

As bizarre as it may sound to die from overuse of deodorant, this isn't the first time it's happened. If I had a kid, I don't think I'd let them use the spray stuff. It's toxic. I'd tell them to use solid deodorant, because that kind can't kill you.

Some of the other cases:

1998: 16-year-old Jonathan Capewell from Oldham. He was "a normal, healthy teenager who was not indulging in any form of substance abuse. He was simply overcome by excessive use of anti-perspirants."

2008: 12-year-old Daniel Hurley was "always putting gel on his hair and spraying deodorant." He was found collapsed in a bathroom after having sprayed "copious" amounts of Lynx Vice spray.

2015: 16-year-old Thomas Townsend of Kent was found collapsed, surrounded by 42 cans of deodorant. His mother said, "He would not take showers but would stand there with a deodorant and spray half the can on him."

Posted By: Alex - Thu Mar 30, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Death, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods

Nullo Deodorant

Still available today.





Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 02, 2017 - Comments (3)
Category: Body, Hygiene, 1950s

Downunder Lipstick Glue

Glue for the lips "downunder."

More info: NY Post, Forbes, Patent Office

Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 23, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Hygiene, Body Fluids, Blood, Genitals

Couch Potato Sculpture

I'm assuming all WU-vies will want to shell out $345.00 for this figurine as the perfect Xmas gift for that lazy brother-in-law, son, uncle, or father.



Home page here.






Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 05, 2016 - Comments (1)
Category: Art, Food, Hygiene, Parody

App for Body Odor

Nivea has developed a smartphone app (called Nivea Men Nose) that will let men know if they have stinky body odor. The app also requires you use a special phone case that has sensors to detect body odor chemicals. To find out your B.O. level, you just hold the phone close to your armpit.

I don't know why it's for men only. Perhaps male and female B.O. chemicals differ?

Also, seems to me that the people who worry enough about having B.O. to use this wouldn't be the people with really bad B.O. anyway.

Posted By: Alex - Fri Apr 29, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Hygiene, Technology

Follies of the Madmen #280



Long ago, "There's something about an Aqua Velva man" was a universally known motto.

But what the hell is "humectin?"

From Wikipedia: "A humectant is a hygroscopic substance used to keep things moist; it is the opposite of a desiccant."

So "humectin" is just some common moisturizing element.

Whatever it is, it's certainly gone upscale in the 21st century. $70.00 per bottle!!!



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Posted By: Paul - Mon Apr 11, 2016 - Comments (12)
Category: Hygiene, Perfume and Other Scents, 1950s, Facial Hair

Follies of the Madmen #277

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Consider the iconography: woman who forgot to rinse off all the soap bubbles from her bath provokes love and/or lust among male subway riders.

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 17, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Hygiene, Baths, Showers and Other Cleansing Methods, 1950s, Men, Women

Follies of the Madmen #275

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 19, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Domestic, Hygiene, Hermits, 1960s, 1970s

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