The Past, Present and Future of Cosmetics ( according to me)

The Past, Present and Future of Cosmetics ( according to me)

April 24, 2018

 

 

 


KTDezigns


Once again, as I try to start to write, I have to mess around with a bunch of stuff on and off the computer.  I like to have at least a phone, as a backup, or a second computer I can use while I write. It helps so you don't have to go back and forth from one computer to check facts, I love facts and history and interesting information about why things are the way they are....  there are so many things I want to do, learn, write ......ARGH!
"I JUST CAN'T"

Cosmetics 

OK so lets get into this.........The Federal  Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C ACT) defines cosmetics by their intended use, as "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)].


"HUH?"
Among these products included in this definition are skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, cleansing shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, and deodorants, as well as any substance intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product.

Here's where is get's confusing.  SO, a DRUG, like a cosmetic,  is in part, defined by it's intended use...... It includes "articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease" and "articles (other than food ) intended to affect the structure of any function of the body of man or other animals" [FD&C Act, sec. 201(g)(1)]

A product can be both a DRUG and a COSMETIC if it has two intended use's. (like dandruff shampoo) these products have to comply with the rules for both cosmetics and drugs.  

"COSMECEUTICALS" have no meaning under the law. A product can only be a drug, a cosmetic or a combination of both.

 NOW, both of these products, drugs and cosmetics, have certain requirements to adhere to,  according to the law. 

And according to the law what you need to know is that DRUGS generally must be reviewed and approved by the FDA before they can be marketed.  Cosmetics do not. 

So, if something that has not been approved by the FDA is stating that they will change something other than your appearance then it is most likely not true and remember "If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is"


All of this information was taken directly from The U.S. FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) website at :                  www.FDA.gov       there is a ton of great information!   LEARN ABOUT THE THINGS YOU USE EVERY DAY 
 
Next time I will be looking into the  history of cosmetics, how long have they been around and how did they begin


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