Cosmetic Science A Examination Review Guide
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- Edition:August 2019
- Publisher:Mahi Publication
Cosmetics are the external preparations, which are applied to skin, hair, nails for various purpose like protecting, covering, colouring, beautifying, cleansing and nourishing. Cosmetics may be classified according to the body part over which they are applied. Cosmetic word is originated from Greek word “Kosmeticos” means adorn and preparation, which is used for this purpose, is known as cosmetic. A cosmetic can also be defined an item intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled or sprayed on, introduced in to or otherwise applied to the human body or any part thereof for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness or altering the appearance. All cosmetic preparation has their application for long or short periods to beautify the body as well as to keep the body healthy up to some extent and has psychological impact to other. The “active life” of any cosmetic preparation begins the moment it is brought in contact with the skin/hair/teeth/or nails and ends when it is removed or has evaporated. During it is active life; it has intimate reciprocal relationship, which results, cosmetic changes on the body.