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What sort of items are called cosmetics?

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Cosmetics

Agents applied to the skin to cause an immediate change in the skin's color or texture are cosmetics.

In brief: Cosmetics

Agents applied to the skin to cause an immediate change in the skin's color or texture are cosmetics.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Mike Bowman
They also provide no long term improvement...they last only until you wash the face.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Definiton Cosmetics

In the USA, the FDA provides a strict legal definition: "articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body.
..for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance" [FD&C act, sec. 201(i)]. This is in contrast to a drug. Cosmetics claiming to have medical effects have been called cosmeceuticals.

In brief: Definiton Cosmetics

In the USA, the FDA provides a strict legal definition: "articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body.
..for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance" [FD&C act, sec. 201(i)]. This is in contrast to a drug. Cosmetics claiming to have medical effects have been called cosmeceuticals.
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