The Crazy Suburban Mom: Vintage ad of the day, August 29, 2012 Milk of Magnesia beauty cream?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Vintage ad of the day, August 29, 2012 Milk of Magnesia beauty cream?

Magnesium hydroxide, the main ingredient in Phillips Milk of Magnesia, is considered a stong  'base' on the acid-base pH scale.    People  took it internally for generations to neutralize stomach acid and induce... Well, you know. 


Many people don't know it was made into a face cream.  Apparently their pitch was if you use it you won't turn into  an old prune at 37.  

Is it just me or is that crazy offensive?



I don't know if there are anything positive about it for aging skin but it does help with oily skin.  My guess is it has something to do with pH levels and the chemical compound itself. 

 Skin's Ph is about 5.4 which makes it acidic, milk of magnesia's pH is about 10.5 (which is very close to ammonia at 11.0).

I wouldn't put ammonia on my face but okay, I admit it.  I put Milk of Magnesia on my face.

Can't promise it's good for you but a very (very!) thin layer applied to your face,  really does control oiliness.   


There are lot's of testimonials on line (and youtube videos) about this topic to be googled. 

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