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.

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COSMETICS – SIDE EFFECTS AND ALLERGIES

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

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