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Importance of Cosmetics

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Women are known better by the cosmetics that they use. Their fascination with makeup has started from 4000 B.C. Some traces of cosmetics used by Greeks and Romans have also been found.

The businesses of cosmetics have always risen by time. In 20th century, the cosmetics business became multimillion dollar business. Many big names came into the market such as L'Oreal, Max Factor, Esteen Lauder and Revlon.

The use of such makeup makes one look younger, beautiful and adds lots of sex appeal to their personality. Cosmetics are highly used by actors, stage personalities, doctors who use it for clinical purpose and various others.

Still the extensive use of cosmetics is by women only. They use variety of products. Foundation or powder is used to make face look smoother, lipstick adds c olor and completeness to their lips; eye shadow is used for their eyes and to make them look big. It is due to the advancement in Science only that we are able to use various facilities such as surgical procedures and permanent makeup.

Although these cosmetics add lots of beauty to millions of faces, there are also some side effects that one should take care of. Lipsticks could contain chemicals like iron oxide, whereas eye shadows can contain dye carmine, which is one kind of an animal extract.

Also some people have diminished the difference between the drugs and cosmetics. Hence, it can happen that one man's cosmetic deodorant could be another man's antiperspirant drug.

The United States Food and Drug Administration see drugs, as more important subject than cosmetics, to a review and approval process. Cosmetic testing on animals led to the controversy with animal rights' activists highly opposing to it.

Animal testing includes products like lipsticks or individual ingredients. The accepted rule among corporations, after pressure from animal rights group, is to exercise three things, such as reduction of animals to get similar information, replacement through non-animal use and refinement by minimizing pain to animals.

There is one more technique which is in high demand that is tattooing. But as this leaves a permanent mark on the body, it becomes extremely difficult for people to manage. Moreover, it also engages in the risk of infection and deformity.

By FW Editor

Tags: women, makeup, beauty

Category: Others  - ( Others Archive)

Date Added: 16 February '10

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