SAFETY MARGIN OF COSMETICS: A REVIEW
Journal Title:World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Cosmetics are daily used products. Everybody use cosmetics in one or
other forms. Almost all of the cosmetics used by humans caused a lot
of adverse effects. These adverse effects are mainly due to the
ingredients added in the cosmetics. These ingredients are mainly added
as preservative, stabilizer, fragrance and coloring agent. But these
ingredients entered into the body by penetrating the skin. However the
serious adverse effects occurred on long term use of these ingredients.
These adverse effects mainly includes cancer and organ system
toxicity. The main classes of cosmetics which have low margin safety
include: shampoos, hair dye, lotions, nail polishes, facial makeup etc.