Beauty has its price - Historical review of cosmetics and their associated problems

N. Webber, A.-M. Skellett, N. Levell

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Cosmetics have been used to attract potential mates, to improve self esteem and to create a desirable image throughout recorded history. In this historical review of cosmetics, we summarize the lengths people will go to in order to achieve what they consider to be beauty at the potential expense of their health and well being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-71
Number of pages2
JournalKosmetische Medizin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2007


  • Adverse effects
  • Cosmetics
  • History
  • Skin

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