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Cosmetic Act of 1938
Distinguishes between drugs and cosmetics. Drugs affect function or structure, cosmetics promote attractiveness altering the appearance.
Allow products to spread, give them body and texture, and give them a specific form such as a lotion or a cream.
oils chemically combined with silicone and oxygen, leave a noncomedogenic protective film on the surface of the skin.
the tendency of any topical substance to cause or worsen a buildup of dead cells in the follicle.
Primarily a surfactant used to cleanse, form an emulsion to lift dirt and oil from the skin.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids of Beta Hydroxy Acids
Work by loosening the bond between cells in the surface of the corneum
Dissolve keratin proteins on the surface of the skin. Maintain the hydration level of the epidermis
Closed lipid bilaryer spheres that encapsulate ingredients, targeted delivery, controled release
Neutralize free radicals before they can attach themselves to the cell membrane and destroy the cell
Chains of amino acids used in skin care products to produce changes in the skin's appearance.
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