COSMETICON: A most excellent wash to Beautifie the Face, &c., rendring the Skin sur- prisingly white and clear: It takes away all Hard- ness, Tan, Sunburn, or other Discolourings: All Morphews, Scurfs, Freckles, Lentils, &c., tho' of never so long standing, speedily heals chop'd Lips, Pimples, or other breakings-out in the Skin, after an admirable manner. Gives such a delicate, pure, clear, natural lustre to the Face and Hands, &c., that nothing in Nature can possibly exceeds it ; yet leaves no darnish, but is wholly free from all pernicious Ingredients, as Mercury &c, being pure, sweet, clean, harmless and transparently clear; 'tis found, by many Years Experience, to make the skin so incomparably pure, fine and soft, and so free from all Defilements and Defects whatsoe- ver, that it leaves no room for anything of the like kind to come after it. For Bruises by Falls, &c., Aches and Pains even of the Gout or Rheu- matism, it's a present Sovereign Remedy. Sold at Mr. Stevens's, a Tin-Shop next the Three Nuns near Salisbury-Court in Fleet-street, and at Mr. Parker's Bookseller at the Keg and Star in Corn- hill, over against the Royal-Exchange, at 3s. 6d. a Bottle, with Directions. Source: A Review of the Affairs of France, Tuesday 3 April 1705 Note: Archaic spellings too numerous to detail but all as in original.
This is another of the ads from Defoe's A Review of the Affairs of France, which I have mentioned previously.