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cos·met·ics

(koz-met'iks),
Composite term for a variety of camouflages applied to the skin, lips, hair, and nails for purposes of beautifying in accordance with cultural dictates.

cos·met·ics

(koz-met'iks)
Composite term for a variety of adornments and camouflages applied to the skin, lips, hair, and nails in accordance with societal and cultural dictates.
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Exports of Korean cosmetics to China marked $337 million over the past three months, up 26.
Though cosmetic chemicals offer many options to formulate cosmetics depending on different skin types, the market is shifting towards natural surfactants primarily because of the rising safety concerns of sulfate-based surfactants.
Developments in Actives Research; New materials and formulations; Advances in delivery technologies; Advances in cosmetics manufacture and control; Equipment; and Assessment of cosmetic efficacy.
But for Jessica, the studies' results are enough for her to take precaution: She switched to using cosmetics made with natural ingredients, which she hopes might be safer.
Having shepherded many cosmetics businesses through the startup phase, Marva Kalish, a consultant with Marketing Press Consultants in New York and vice chairman of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers & Distributors' board of directors, offers these key steps to launching a cosmetics business:
It was through the people there that I became aware of the potential health risks of some of the cosmetic products many of us use daily.
Toluene and formaldehyde are both deemed by the EPA to cause cancer, and phthalates are linked to birth defects and have been banned in Europe from cosmetic products--yet all are still used in cosmetics sold today in the United States, right at your local Walgreen's.
Instead, cosmetics companies focus their research and both animal and human trial tests on assessing pre-marketed products for allergenic reactions and skin irritations.
The figures tell us that the product mix is roughly 60 percent skincare, 30 percent color cosmetics and 10 percent fragrance.
the largest cosmetics producer, began selling 14 kinds of cosmetics for men, called ''Shiseido Men,'' at major department stores across the country in May.
Responding to the customer's demand for high end cosmetics, skin care products and fragrances, Century 21 is offering such well known, prestigious brands as Lancome, Chanel, Lauder, Clinique, Kenneth Cole and much more.
The CDC/NTP team, led by CDC researcher John Brock, now adds cosmetics as another possible source of exposure.