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Cosmetics are products you apply to your body to clean it, make it more attractive, or change the way it looks. They include

  • Hair dyes
  • Makeup
  • Perfumes
  • Skin-care creams

Cosmetics that treat or prevent diseases are also drugs. Products such as dandruff shampoo, fluoride toothpaste, and antiperspirant deodorant are both cosmetics and drugs. A good way to tell if you're buying a cosmetic that is also a drug is to see if the first ingredient listed is an "active ingredient." The active ingredient is the chemical that makes the product effective. The manufacturer must have proof that it's safe for its intended use.

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  1. Cosmetics (National Library of Medicine)  
    Cosmetics are products you apply to your body to clean it, make it more attractive, or change ... include Hair dyes Makeup Perfumes Skin-care creams Cosmetics that treat or prevent diseases are also drugs. ...
  2. Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... can reshape the appearance of body parts through cosmetic surgery. Some of the most common body parts ...
  3. Cosmetic Dentistry (National Library of Medicine)  
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  4. Cosmetic Dermatology (American Academy of Dermatology)  
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  5. FDA Authority Over Cosmetics (Food and Drug Administration)  
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  6. Otoplasty; Ear pinning; Ear surgery - cosmetic ... Cosmetic ear surgery may be done in the surgeon's office, an outpatient clinic, or a hospital. It ...
  7. Cosmetic Dentistry (Academy of General Dentistry)  
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  8. Cosmetics Safety Q&A: Shelf Life (Food and Drug Administration)  
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  9. Facial Cosmetic Surgery (American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons)  
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  10. Cosmetic Surgery (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
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