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Cosmetics (Overview)

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...


Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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How would I know if the cosmetics I buy are kosher?

Dr. Morris Westfried
Board Certified, Dermatology
41 years in practice
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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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Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
705 doctors shared insights

Cosmetics (Overview)

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...


Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
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How long do cosmetics last safely?

Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
6M people helped
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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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
37 years in practice
837K people helped
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Can cosmetics from asia sold in france contain lead? Or should I wait and buy them back in the usa?

Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
37 years in practice
837K people helped
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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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
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How i can protect my face from sun without cosmetics, are there natural home made products?

Dr. Thomas Fiala
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
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How i can protect my face from sun without cosmetics, are there natural home made products?

With so many: Over-the-counter sunscreens to choose from that have be extensively researched for effectiveness, there's really no reason to bother with a home-brew approach. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Syal
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
28 years in practice
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Are all cosmetics safe?

Dr. Raj Syal
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Thomas Wright
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology
24 years in practice
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What's in cosmetics made or sold in us?

Dr. Thomas Wright
Board Certified, American Board of Phlebology
24 years in practice
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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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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped
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What cosmetics should I toss after a year?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
39 years in practice
12M people helped

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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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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What are risks of using old cosmetics, even if unopened?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped
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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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
3M people helped
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Can you tell me about organic cosmetics, good ingredients, and healthy skincare?

Dr. Suzanne Galli
Board Certified, Facial Plastic Surgery
19 years in practice
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Can you tell me about organic cosmetics, good ingredients, and healthy skincare?

Skin care: a good moisturizer with sunscreen is what you should look for ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
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How are all the added extracts in natural cosmetics made?

Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
29 years in practice
34M people helped

Extraction process: The extraction process depends on the desired product as well as the chemical state (aqueous, oil). Some processes are as simple as crush and filtering whereas others may involve complex distillation steps. ...Read more

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