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Lait Virginal Experiment - 08/07/2013
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I have posted about Lait Virginal , a skin whitening mixture and cosmetic, in the past. I had never actually tried it before, however, a chance came along when I found myself with some rosewater that needed to be used up and a bit of a tan on the backs of my hands I would be glad to cover up. Lait Virginal seems to act more as a cosmetic skin whitener, than any kind of genuine pigment remover -- though it's possible that in the days before sunscreen, frequent use of the product could, possibly, help to block out some of the sun's rays on the skin. At least, that's my guess -- I am no scientist.  I've seen so many recipes for Lait Virginal over time. I decided to try the simple tinct. benzoin and rosewater mix. It turned a milky tan color, like weak tea with a little skim milk added -- a darker hue than I expected. I worried I'd maybe used too much of the benzoin. Applied though... it seemed to have the opposite problem; that is, I saw no effect on my skin's outward color, apparently from not enough benzoin in the mixture. Having rubbed the plain tincture on my skin in the past, I know it can produce a bit of whitening effect, so this suggests it was too much diluted.  The mixture is also rather drying and crusty feeling from the resin, and the Edwardian habit of adding a little glycerine to the Lait seems like it might be a good choice. The fragrance is nice enough -- it reminds me of being in museums, for some reason (maybe the benzoin was used in old varnishes?) ...

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