Fresh, glowing, unblemished skin, as in She's fifty but she still has her schoolgirl complexion. This expression, alluding to the beauty of young skin, was invented for an advertising campaign for Palmolive Soap, which ran from about 1923 through the 1930s and claimed to preserve one's schoolgirl complexion.
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His complexion was ruddy, his fair skin burnt from time in the sun.
These images of schoolgirl skirts and peekaboo buttock outlines are just the most open, unapologetic manifestation of that.
Since The Great White Way was given that strange moniker in 1890, the majority of actors have also bore a pasty complexion.The Tupac Musical Hits Broadway: Kenny Leon’s ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Is Crazy, Silly Fun|Marlow Stern|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like, clap-my-hands-together-in-schoolgirl-like-glee over the moon to see it.‘Orange Is the New Black’ Season 2: The Finest, Funniest, and Most Terrifying Moments of Eps. 1-6|Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern|June 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The teenage schoolgirl died from an allergic reaction to penicillin last June during the botched operation.
Madame Ratignolle, more careful of her complexion, had twined a gauze veil about her head.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
I do not care very much how you censor or select the reading and talking and thinking of the schoolboy or schoolgirl.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Why use dangerous cosmetics when Jones' soap retains youth and health for the complexion, and fosters the development of beauty?The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Gunn possessed a purple complexion which attained to full vigor of coloring in the nasal region.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Within five days of Lannes's taking over command the whole complexion of the situation had altered.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison