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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

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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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 ...Read 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 defines a kosher cosmetic?

Kosher cosmetics: Interpretations of kashrus & halachic law vary tremendously, so always consult with your own rabbi, but... In general, everyday makeup is kosher if it doesn't contain products from or tested on unclean animals. Shabbos makeup should be powdered & applied dry (to avoid dyeing on shabbos) and colors should not be mixed on the same brush, and for pesach, makeup also must not contain any chametz. ...Read more

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Who knows about skin care more--doctors, cosmetics or drug companies?

Who knows about skin care more--doctors, cosmetics or drug companies?

Cosmetics : There is considerable knowledge among all the groups you mention. A dermatologist specializes in conditions of the skin, hair , and nails to best provide advice on the best products for your particular skin condition. ...Read more

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Can cosmetic be absorbed by our skin?

Can cosmetic be absorbed by our skin?

Almost never: Commercially available cosmetics will not be absorbed through the skin which is highly resistant and impenetrable. Some might enter in the presence of dimethylsulfoxide. Be cautious about cosmetics not in the usual commercial category that you might find on line produced in countries with limited regulation. ...Read more

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Do the cosmetic contacts has an expiration date?

Yes: All contact lenses have an expiration date. It is printed on the box. ...Read more

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What is botox cosmetic?

What is botox cosmetic?

What is Botox?: Botox is an injectable medication used to relax muscles. For cosmetic purposes it is typically used in the facial muscles of expression around the eyes and forehead. In certain instances it can be used to relax the muscles around the mouth, jawline, and neck. The cosmetic benefit comes from the resulting relaxation of the skin which diminishes the depth the expression lines. ...Read 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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Are cosmetics safe for you?

Safe Cosmetics: Depends on whether you have allergies to particular substances that may be in a cosmetic and the amount of allergen the cosmetic may contain. Consider going to a physicial who treats allergies to be evaluated if there is a history in your family or if you believe you have an allergy to cosmetics or if you have had an allergic reaction in the past. ...Read more