Moisturising our skin dates back over 10,000 years, the Africans used palm oil, the Native Americans used animal fat, the Egyptians used to leave it at burial sites and Cleopatra was known for using olive oil and sesame oil to keep her youthful looks, the Egyptians also made a moisturiser out of myrrh, oil of Ben, wine, honey, bitter olives and cardamom. Olive oil was also popular with the ancient Greeks where it’s said Hera used it with scents to seduce Zeus. Greek women would also go to bed with a mixture of bread and milk spread over their bodies. Cold cream was created in 200BC by a Romany physician, it’s a mixture of rose oil beeswax and water. It was called cold cream as that is how it made your skin feel.