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, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants. It does not include products used solely as soaps. Cosmetics are different from drugs, which are defined as "articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease and any article (other than food) are intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals."


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