With so many beauty products out in the world today, you may wonder if any of them have ever been illegal. Each century has been filled with illegal as well as banded beauty products. Here’s a look back at the last 100 years of the most illegal beauty products in America!

1910 – 1920
In 1910, the suffragettes who were all about women’s rights wore look red lipstick because if provoked detractors and it was considered very controversial. The New York board of health said that it was a poison to any man that was kissed by red lips and that it should be banned. And all the way back in 1915, the legislator of Kansas made it illegal for any girl under the age of 44 to wear makeup!

In the 1920s physicians all across America worried that no type of hair dye was healthy or safe. The use of hair dye was prohibited by 1926 and was considered toxic and deadly.

Then, in the 1930s a Koremlu cream, which was an overnight hair remover… was full of hazardous ingredients such as rat poison! Side effects included going blind, paralysis and nausea! Thank goodness we have laser hair removal today.

In the 1940s, the US government banned the use of latex bra inserts since the rubber was needed for the war effort. During the decade of the poodle skirts, Congress decided that color additives in makeup needed to be limited. It was one of the first and major regulations in the beauty world.

In the 1960s, New York City decided that hepatitis B was caused by tattoos, making them illegal. The band of tattoos was not removed until 1997 for the fear of another hepatitis B outbreak!

1970 – 1980
It was discovered that CFCs were depleting the ozone layer so the federal law banned them! And in the 80s, the famous Giorgio Beverly Hills perfume released was said to be so strong that it was banned in several restaurants.

1990 – 2000
In the 1990s, silicone breast implants were diminished due to the fact that concerns of health problems like autoimmune diseases and cancer could be caused.

In the early 2000s body scrubs that contained plastic microbeads were banned due to the harm they had on the environment.

With so many crazy banned trends, the future will certainly Have even more crazy ones to come!