cosmetic dermatitis

cos·met·ic der·ma·ti·tis

a cutaneous eruption that results from the application of a cosmetic; due to allergic sensitization or primary irritation.

cosmetic dermatitis

[kosmet′ik]
Etymology: Gk, kosmesis, adornment
a form of irritant or allergic contact dermatitis caused by ingredients in cosmetic products. The meaning is commonly broadened to include soaps, shampoos, deodorants, and depilatories in addition to perfumes, coloring agents, and toiletries. This inflammatory skin disease can be manifested in a broad spectrum, ranging from erythema to eczema.

cos·met·ic der·ma·ti·tis

(koz-metik dĕrmă-tītis)
Cutaneous eruption that results from application of a cosmetic; due to allergic sensitization or primary irritation.
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Methylisothiazolinone should be considered as a potential suspect allergen among patients with suspected cosmetic dermatitis, facial dermatitis, and sunscreen allergy" the authors said, concluding that the addition of MI to an allergen screening series "will likely uncover otherwise undiagnosed cases of preservative contact allergy.
Fragrance is the leading cause of contact and cosmetic dermatitis, and preservatives are reported as the second leading allergen (Note B).