Cosmetics containers found at Princess Hwahyeop's tomb. Photo: Handout

K-beauty history: How a princess’ tomb shed light on 18th century cosmetic culture in Korea

  • The discovery of Princess Hwahyeop’s tomb has given a glimpse into how Koreans in the Joseon Dynasty used face wash, foundation powder, rouge and blusher
  • But some of these products contained lead and mercury and were toxic, researchers found
Topic |   South Korea

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Cosmetics containers found at Princess Hwahyeop's tomb. Photo: Handout
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