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Definition, classification and nature of cosmetics

 The word "Cosmetic" originated from ancient Greece, meaning "makeup artist's skill" or "decorative technique"!

一 definition of cosmetics:

In daub, sprinkling, spray or other similar way (rub, rub, apply, etc.), any part in the human body surface (skin, hair, nails, lips, etc.), in order to achieve clean, aromatic, change the appearance, fixed body odor, maintenance, maintain good state the purpose of the product.
The method of use does not include injection or oral administration. The use area does not include external genitalia, teeth, oral mucosa and so on.
These are the legal definitions of cosmetics in China. It actually suggests to us the following main functions:

1. Cleaning effect; 2. Skin care; 3. Nutrition; 4. Beauty effect; 5. Special effects.

二 Classification of cosmetics:

1. Classification by use:
A) cleaning cosmetics to wash skin and hair products; Such as cleaning cream, cleansing milk, bath agent, hair conditioner, shaving cream, etc.
B) basic cosmetics, products used for the basic treatment of facial hair before making up; If all kinds of face cream, honey, makeup water, facial mask, hair cream, hairspray and so on.
C) beauty cosmetics used to beautify the face and hair products; Finger rouge, lipstick, eye shadow, hair dye, hair treatment, fixed and so on.
D) therapeutic cosmetics, i.e. special use cosmetics. Such as coolant, deodorant, hair nourishing agent, hair removal agent, hair dye, insect repellent, etc.

2. Classification by use site:
A) cosmetics for skin use; Cosmetics for face and skin. This kind of cosmetics is like various creams and bath agents.
B) beauty and cosmetics; It mainly refers to facial beauty products, as well as the beauty products of nail hair.
C) hair cosmetics; Refers to hair special cosmetics. Such cosmetics such as shampoo, mousse, spray hair gel, etc.
D) special purpose cosmetics. Cosmetics that are added with special drugs.

3. Classification by dosage form:
A) liquid cosmetics bath, shampoo, toner, perfume, etc.
B) milk honey and milk.
C) cream moisturizer, foundation cream and shampoo.
D) powder, powder and powder.
E) block cake and makeup box.
F) stick lipstick and wax.

4. Classification by age:
A) baby cosmetics; The baby's skin is delicate and weak. In the preparation, the low stimulating raw material should be selected, and the essence should also choose the low-stimulation excellent products.
B) cosmetics for teenagers; Juvenile skin is in the development stage, the skin condition is unstable, and easy to grow acne. It can choose the raw material that adjust sebum secretion, make up weak oily cosmetics.
C) cosmetics for adults. Male cosmetics: male multi-room in lipid skin, should choose suitable for lipid skin raw materials. Shaving cream and aftershave lotion are men's special cosmetics.

5. According to the production process, women's cosmetics can be divided into seven categories:
A) emulsion class; A variety of cream honey.
B) powder; All kinds of powder and powder.
C) beauty classes; Lipstick, eye shadow, mascara, nail polish, etc.
D) perfume; Perfume, cologne, flower dew.
E) shampoos; Refers to shampoo, bath liquid, conditioner.
F) hairdressing; Refers to hair dye, perm, fixed hair products.
G) therapeutic effect. Add makeup to your medication.

三 The "three sex" of cosmetics:

1. Functionality: essential features, but not exaggerated.
2. Safety: ensure that users are not harmed.
3. Stability: the key to the survival of the product market.

四Differences between skin care products and beauty products:

Various kinds of cosmetics, according to the external form, can be divided into cream, emulsion, powder, liquid; According to the use, can be divided into cleaning, skin care, cosmetic, treatment, hair care, hair, solid hair, body and so on.
For beauty professional cosmetics, generally divided into two series: beauty products and cosmetics.

A, beauty and skin care products: the function is to clean, maintain the skin, or to the problematic skin to play A therapeutic role.
1. Cleaning products: can remove color makeup, oil scale and dirt on the skin surface; Or remove the outer layer of exfoliating horniness, the dead cells, to play a deep cleansing role. For example: makeup remover, facial cleanser, exfoliating cream, scrub and some cleansing mask.
2, maintain article, its characteristic is to protect and nourish skin, make skin from or reduce the stimulation of nature, to prevent chemical, metal ions, such as erosion to the skin, prevent the excessive loss of skin moisture, promote the blood circulation, improve skin metabolism. Long term use. Can make skin soft, moist, delicate and have tension. For example: moisturizer, lotion, essence, sunscreen, mink oil, olive oil, etc.
3. Treatment and maintenance: generally contains a certain drug ingredient, which is characterized by strong pertinence and improvement and treatment of skin problems. For example: freckle cream, acne dew, anti-perspiration cream, deodorant powder and so on.

B. Beauty cosmetics: cosmetics are commonly referred to as color cosmetics in the world. These cosmetics are generally divided into two types:
1. Concealer: used to cover skin blemishes and play a role in coordinating skin tone. For example: concealer, liquid foundation, powder, powder, powder, etc.
2. Color class: emphasize or eliminate facial features and wheel gallery to make it more vivid, soft and nearly perfect. For example: lipstick, eye shadow, rouge, eyebrow pencil, eyeliner liquid (pen), eyelash pencil paste, lip color etc.

Through the above content, we have learned that skin care and beauty products have obvious differences in their functional use. And they are also different in terms of how they are used, and you should know that.

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