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COSMETICS – SIDE EFFECTS AND ALLERGIES

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Here is a very nice and brief presentation about cosmetics side effects and allergies after application on human skin and also how to protect ourselves from harmful ingredients.

Here is a very nice and brief presentation about cosmetics side effects and allergies after application on human skin and also how to protect ourselves from harmful ingredients.

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  • 1. COSMETICSSIDE EFFECTS AND ALLERGIES
    On Human skin
  • 2. The topic covers :
    1. What is cosmetics?
    2. What are the various categories?
    3. What are it’s side effects?
    4. What are the ingredients which are harmful?
    5. What should we do to protect ourselves?
  • 3. Cosmetics:
    The U.S. FDAwhich regulates cosmetics in the
    United Statesdefines cosmetics as:
    “Intended to be applied to the human body
    for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness,
    or altering the appearance without affecting the
    body's structure or functions.”
    Cosmeticsare substances used to enhance or protect the appearance or odor of the human body
  • 4. This broad field includes:
    Skin care creams and lotions
    Powders
    Perfumes
    Lipsticks and Lip-gloss
    Fingernail and toenail polishes
    Eye and facial make-up
    Permanent waves
    Hair colors , hair sprays and gels
    Shampoos and other hair care products
    Bubble baths and bath oils
    Deodorants
  • 5. Criticism of cosmetics:
    This criticism has come from various sources like:
    Feminists
    Animal rights activists
    Authors
    Public interest groups
  • 6. Ingredients and Diseases:
    Parabencan cause skin irritation and contact dermatitis in individuals
    Prolonged use of makeup has also been linked to thinning eyelashes
    Synthetic fragrances are widely used in consumer products. Studies concluded from patch testing show synthetic fragrances are made of many ingredients which cause allergic reactions
    SLS ( Sodium Laureal Sulphate) causes a number of skin issues including dermatitis
  • 7. Victor Yuschenko: Pustular & Acneiform Irritant Dermatitis
  • 8. Photo-toxicity due to sunscreen lotion:
  • 9. How should we be careful:
    Sunscreen UVB generally
    Should be UVA as well as UVB
    No fragrance
    Skin care products:
    Paraben (preservative) should not be there
    Hair care products
    Protein should be there
    SLS quantity should be less
  • 10. Contd………..
    General cosmetic products:
    Don’t consider much fruit extracts
    See if some soy included
    Hope this will be helpful
    to you next time to go
    to a store.
  • 11. Resouces
    www.mybodypart.com/side-effects-risks9.html
    www.mybodypart.com/side-effects-risks9.html
    www.lancome-usa.com
  • 12. Acknowledgement
    Karen A Costa-Strachan, PhD
    Director Regulatory Affairs
    Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc.
    Donald V. Belsito, M.D
    Professor of Medicine (Dermatology)
    University of Kansas medical centre
    Kansas City, Kansas

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