Parabens used in cosmetics

    Parabens are a group of chemicals that are widely used as preservatives in cosmetics and personal care products such as deodorants, shower gels and body creams. They effectively prevent the growth of microorganisms. To evaluate if the way they are currently being used is safe, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety h...

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Nitrosamine in cosmetics

                                                                                                                                           What are Nitrosamines?Nitrosamines are organic substances formed by the reaction of an amine with a nitrosing agent, such as nitrites.How can Nitrosamines be formed in cosmetics?Nitrosamines may be formed in...

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The difference between cosmetics and drugs

Cosmetics are defined as "articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body, for the purpose of cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. This includes skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup, shampo...

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Lead and health effects

Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust. Its widespread use has resulted in extensive environmental contamination, human exposure and significant public health problems in many parts of the world.Lead is, however, lead is also used in many other products, for example pigments,  jewelry, toys and in some cosmetics a...

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