From the ‘nose shaper’ to the ‘five-day underarm pad’ – we look at some of the weirdest, and funniest, vintage beauty tips…

1‘You have a beautiful face… But your nose?


Need a nose-shaper?

Early 20th-century Face Specialist M Trilety was convinced that his ‘nose shaper’ was a surgery-free, pleasant solution to ‘ill-shaped noses’. To encourage people to write off for the information booklet, Trilety warns would-be punters that, ‘The world will judge you greatly, if not wholly, by your looks’. Resembling a harness for the nose, the device was meant to be worn overnight.