Centuries back, in the ancient land of Egypt, there ruled a queen whose beauty was to be a legend in all the years to come. She was Cleopatra. The lady about whom Shakespeare in his Anthony and Cleopatra says, ‘Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/ Her infinite variety…’. Battles were fought, kingdoms were lost, men were conquered and many such events occurred which were all buried in the sands of history. But even now what lives on is the story of the legendary beauty queen of all generations, Cleopatra, the woman who ruled the hearts of the two most powerful men of her time and who is still considered to be the paragon of quintessential beauty.
Ever tried finding out the ingredients that go into each bottle of facial cleanser that you buy from the market? Well, I did just yesterday. And the effect was, well, very overwhelming to say the least. It turned out that apart from water and glycerin I had absolutely no clue about the things mentioned there. The list was a pretty long one and included such things as Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Glyceryl OleateVitis Vinifera to name just a few. Phew! I could momentarily travel back to the chemistry lab from my school days.