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The Contribution of the European Cosmetics Directive Towards International Harmonization: Impact on the Evaluation of Safety and Efficacy

  • Ph. Masson

Abstract

Historically, the purpose of the cosmetic product, a generic term which embraces personal hygiene products, skin care products, make-up, and perfumery products, was to embellish and modify appearance and odor, stimulate fantasy, and ultimately heighten attraction. The need to seduce, together with the quest for eternal youth, date back to antiquity; they have inspired countless writers, painters, and musicians. They have also stimulated the creativity of cosmetologists throughout the centuries.

Keywords

Toxicity Hydration Marketing Assure Dition 

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