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History of cosmetics

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0a/Nefertiti_berlin.jpg/220px-Nefertiti_berlin.jpgNowadays, the market of cosmetics is characterized by its clearly innovative trend, with treatments tailored for specific types of skin, unique formulae, search for new ingredients and high technology applied to cosmetic product. The life cycle of most of the cosmetic products does not reach five years and the manufacturers re-formulate a 25% of their products each year in order to provide the consumers with products which are more efficacious and safe.


Back in the ancient time, different cosmetics were already used and the first traces are found in the Ancient Egypt. Also ancient Greeks and Romans used cosmetic products.


The first cosmetic products were obtained from plants and animals, such as moss called orchilla or she-ass milk.


Many current American countries, such as Venezuela o Colombia use vegetal dyeing to embellish the face or other parts of the body. Frequently the make-up does not have only an esthetic function but also as protection against dust, sun radiation, wind, etc.


MuchCosmetics are important consumer product and play an essential role in our lives: additionally to “traditional” cosmetic products, such as make-up or perfumes, they include also products for personal hygiene, such as shampoo, soaps or products for mouth care.


European cosmetic industry is the world-wide leader and main exporter in this field characterized by a high grade of innovation which also generates a significant rate of employment in Europe. The European Union’s mission is to regulate market access, international commercial relationships and legislative convergence in order to guarantee the highest levels of safety for consumers and, at the same time, to foster the innovation and competitivity of this sector.

 

 

 

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