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Know your cosmetics

A "cosmetic product" is defined as any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with various external parts of the human body such as epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to clean, to perfume, to change appearance, to correct body odors and to protect or keep in good condition.

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Use of preservative in cosmetic preparation

Introduction Preservative is one of the important ingredients in cosmetic preparations, especially preparation containing high water content. This is because such preparation acts as a suitable medium for growth of microorganisms such as bacteria and fungi. The growth of microorganisms in a cosmetic preparation not only will spoil the preparations …

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Skin Whitening Products

Introduction Beauty is always being associated with fair, radiant and flawless skin. To achieve the desirable skin complexion, some spend a lot of money to try various skin whitening products in the market. It cannot be denied that there is high demand for such products among women regardless of their …

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Hydroquinone in cosmetic preparation

Introduction Hydroquninone in cosmetic product is only allowed to be used in the preparation of artificial nails systems and restricted to professional use only. Hydroquinone or mixture with p-hydroxyanisole is functioned as a stabiliser in the preparation of artificial nails systems at maximum concentration of 0.02% after mixing. The use …

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Beauty Products or Cosmetics?

Beauty and cosmetics are synonymous. Today, there are many beauty products easily available in the marketplace. These beauty products are sold in many forms, colours, flavours, smell and mode of applications with various claims and intended uses. For example, one can use cream A to get a fairer skin or …

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Adulterants In Cosmetic Products

Introduction Cosmetic products are women’s best friend and now are getting popular among men. Cosmetic products are not only important to make a person looks good but also to boost one’s self confidence. Every day, we are introduced to new cosmetic products from various local and imported brands. On top …

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Slimming Creams

Introduction Achieving an ideal body shape is the desire of many men and women that are conscious with their appearance. As we know, healthy eating and regular exercise are the best way to obtain an attractive body shape that is also healthy and active. However, due to factors such as …

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Control of Cosmetic Products in Malaysia

Definition of cosmetic products According to the Guidelines for Control of Cosmetic Products in Malaysia, cosmetic products are defined as “any substance or preparation intended to be placed in contact with various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with teeth …

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Hair Dyes

What are hair dyes? Hair dyes are used to change hair colours. Hair dyes may be made of natural ingredients or synthetically derived. The ones that we have in Malaysia are registered with the National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau bearing the general registration number of ‘NOT’ followed by 8 digits and …

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