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Cosmetics (Definition)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body hair, facial hair, etc...

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How would I know if the cosmetics I buy are kosher?

How would I know if the cosmetics I buy are kosher?

Purpose?: For passover? Every day use? Rabbi will have list of kosher cosmetics and shomer shabbos pharmacy may be offer good reference. ...Read more

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How long do cosmetics last safely?

How long do cosmetics last safely?

Check the Label: If cosmetics have active or prescription ingredients, some of them can degrade over time and actually change into other things that may have a different or unintended effect on your body. That is why medications and skin care products carry an expiration date. Some topicals may also grow bacteria over time and could result in unwanted infection. Best to follow the instruction on the label. ...Read more

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Beauty (Tip)

Beauty

The information you get at the cosmetics counter is rarely accurate especially related to skin care. ...See more

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Can cosmetics from asia sold in france contain lead? Or should I wait and buy them back in the usa?

Can cosmetics from asia sold in france contain lead?  Or should I wait and buy them back in the usa?

It depends: If you just need a lipstick for your big night in paris, it probably won't harm you to buy a tube, but if you're planning to buy a gross to bring back to the states, you might want to reconsider. Even cosmetics bought in the usa may not be safe as not everything imported can be inspected and it's too easy to conceal the country of origin on some products. Bottom line, know your sources! ...Read more

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What's in cosmetics made or sold in us?

Research: You can research the profiles of us cosmetics at the environmenta working group http://www.Ewg.Org/skindeep/. ...Read more

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Acne (Tip)

Acne

Use noncomedogenic (does not clog pores) and oil free cosmetics, toiletries, and sunscreens. ...See more

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Are all cosmetics safe?

No: When you say all, the answer is always no. There are cosmetics that can cause skin irritaion, rash, etc. On some people. ...Read more

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What cosmetics should I toss after a year?

What cosmetics should I toss after a year?

All of it...: ...Except lipstick, and powder-based cosmetics, which typically last up to 2 years. You shouldn't wait a year to toss some products, such as mascara, which is easily contaminated by bacteria and should be replaced every 3 to 6 months. Other products, such as moisturizers, have an expiration date printed right on the label. ...Read more

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Braces and Orthodontics (Tip)

Braces and Orthodontics

Braces are the only dental therapy that improves all tooth needs: health, function and cosmetics. ...See more

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What are risks of using old cosmetics, even if unopened?

What are risks of using old cosmetics, even if unopened?

Separation: Separation of ingredients may occur producing problems with the application. Opened products may become contaminated. Mascara is particularly prone to colonization with bacteria. Due to the close proximity to the eye, this can cause serious eye infections. ...Read more

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