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 Cosmetics are substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body. Cosmetics include skin-care creams, lotions, powders, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail and toe nail polish, eye and facial makeup, permanent waves, colored contact lenses, hair colors, hair sprays and gels, deodorants, baby products, bath oils, bubble baths, bath salts, butters and many other types of products. Their use is widespread, especially among women in Western countries. A subset of cosmetics is called "make-up," which refers primarily to colored products intended to alter the user's appearance. Many manufacturers distinguish between decorative cosmetics and care cosmetics.

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 The manufacture of cosmetics is currently dominated by a small number of multinational corporations that originated in the early 20th century, but the distribution and sale of cosmetics is spread among a wide range of different businesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates cosmetics in the United States defines cosmetics as: "intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions." This broad definition includes,any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. The FDA specifically excludes soap from this category.

 
 Contents: quaternium-15 | quaternium-18 hectorite | quercus | Quercus infectoria extract | quillaja extract | quince seed | quinoa oil |


 quaternium-15:Formaldehyde-releasing preservative used in cosmetics. It can be a skin sensitizer, as can all preservatives.
 quaternium-18 hectorite:Used as a suspending agent and also has emulsifying properties.
 quercus:See oak root extract.
 Quercus infectoria extract:See oak root extract.
 quillaja extract:Extract of the Chilean soap bark tree. It contains a good amount of saponins, which have cleansing, antimicrobial, and water-binding properties for skin. See saponin.
 quince seed:Used as a thickening agent in cosmetics, but it also has skin-constricting properties (Source: Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, www.naturaldatabase.com) and may cause skin irritation.
 quinoa oil:Derived from quinoa grain; it may have antifungal properties (Source: Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, May 2001, pages 2327~332). It may also have emollient properties for skin, but there is little research showing this to be the case.

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