Build a solid foundation in science, formulation and product development—find out more!
Most Popular in:
Determining Korean Consumers’ Degree of Exposure to Lipstick and Face Creams
By: Kwangsuk Joo, Ongsoo Kim, Heonsik Kim and Jeungyeun Yoon, Hyechon College; and Jeongrim Ahn, Junkee Jang and Jaeun Song, Cosmetic Association
Posted: November 1, 2012, from the November 2012 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries.
Purchase This Article
- From Cosmetics & Toiletries
- November 2012 issue, pg 794
- 7 pages
- face cream
- risk assessment
- Adobe PDF for download
- Printed copies mailed to you
From $9 an article
Lipstick and face cream are widely used leave-on cosmetic products, and their continued contact on the skin and mucosa results in greater opportunity for absorption into the skin. Since cosmetic products are composed of chemicals, use of these products results in exposure to chemicals. Fortunately, the skin has a protective barrier but some product components may penetrate this barrier. For this reason, it is important to evaluate the exposure degree of cosmetic products, to know the safety as well as intrinsic hazard of their components.
Data on factors such as exposure conditions, the formulation or vehicle, and characteristics of the skin, which influence the percutaneous absorption of chemicals and exposure of consumer products, was published in 1993 by the European Center for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals,1 and in 1997 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).2 Further, studies regarding the exposure degree of cosmetic products have been made by Loretz et al.,3–5 for U.S. consumers, and by Hall et al.,6 for European consumers, but in Korea, no attempt had been made until now to establish the exposure degree of cosmetic products.
This is only an excerpt of the full article that appeared in Cosmetics & Toiletries, but you can purchase the full-text version.