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A

  • ABRASIVES: Substances added to cosmetic products for the purpose of removing materials from various body surfaces as aids to mechanical dental cleaning or to increase gloss.

  • ABSORBENT: Substances added to cosmetic products as a means of dispersing substances dissolved in water or fat or finely divided.

  • ADDITIVE EFFECT: effect quantitatively equal to the sum of the individually produced effects of two or more toxic agents.

  • ANTICORROSIVE: Prevents corrosion / wear of the packaging

  • ANTI-DANDRUFF: Helps control dandruff.

  • ANTIFOAM: Suppresses foam during manufacturing or reduces the tendency of finished products to generate foam.

  • ANTIGROUND: Allows free flow of solid particles and thus avoids agglomeration of powdered cosmetic products in lumps or hard masses.

  • ANTIMICROBIAN: Helps control the growth of microorganisms on the skin.

  • ANTIFOAM: Suppresses foam during manufacturing or reduces the tendency of finished products to generate foam.

  • ANTIGROUND: Allows free flow of solid particles and thus avoids agglomeration of powdered cosmetic products in lumps or hard masses.

  • ANTIMICROBIAN: Helps control the growth of microorganisms on the skin.

  • ANTIOXIDANT: Inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen, avoiding oxidation and rancification.

  • ANTIPERSPIRANT: Reduces perspiration or sweat.

  • ANTIPLAQUE: Helps protect against the plaque.

  • ANTISEBORREIC: Helps to control sebum production.

  • ANTISTATIC: Reduces static electricity by neutralizing electric charge on a surface.

  • ASTRINGENT: It contracts body tissues.

B

  • BINDER: Provides cohesion in cosmetics.

  • BIOACCUMULATION: Result of absorption, transformation and elimination of a substance by an organism through all exposure routes, such as air, water, sediment / soil and food.

  • BIOCONCENTRATION: Result of absorption, transformation and elimination of a substance by an organism due to exposure through water.

  • BRONZER: Darkens the skin with or without UV exposure.

  • BUFFERING: Stabilizes the pH of cosmetic products.

C

  • CALMING: Helps relieve skin or scalp discomfort.

  • CARCINOGENIC: Toxic chemical substance, inert solid body or ionizing radiation capable of inducing carcinogenicity.

  • CARCINOGENICITY: development of malignant neoplasms, such as formation process of a malignant tumor (cancer) in an organism; effect resulting from action of a carcinogen.

  • CHELANT: Substances added to cosmetic products for the purpose of forming complexes with metal ions which may affect the stability and / or appearance of cosmetics.

  • CLEANERS: Helps keep the body surface clean.

  • CONCENTRATION LIMIT: cutoff value. / Reference value which determines the hazard category of a given product.

  • COOLING AGENT: Gives a pleasant freshness to the skin.

  • CUTANEOUS CORROSIVE: Skin corrosive / test material that produces destruction of skin tissue, called visible necrosis through the epidermis and within the dermis, in at least one of three animals tested after up to 4h exposure.

D

  • DAMAGE: Physical injury and / or damage to health, environment or property.

  • DEODORANT: Substances added to cosmetic products to reduce or hide unpleasant body odors.

  • DEPILATORY: Removes unwanted hair.

  • DETANGLING: Reduces or eliminates interlacing hair due to hair alteration or surface damage and thus helps to comb.

  • DYES: Substances added to cosmetic products for the purpose of giving them a color and / or inducing coloration of the skin and / or its outgrowths. All dyes listed are substances on the positive list of dyes (Annex IV of the Cosmetics Directive).

E

  • EMOLLIENT: Softens and smooth the skin.

  • EMULSING: Promotes the formation of intimate mixtures of nonmiscible liquids, altering interfacial tension.

  • EMULSION STABILIZER: Helps the emulsification process and improves emulsion stability and shelf life.

  • EYE IRRITATION: Appearance of eye damage as a result of application of a product to the anterior surface of the eye and which is fully reversible within 21 days of application.

F

  • FILM FORMER: Produces, upon request, a continuous film on skin, hair and nails.

  • FLAVORINGS: Gives flavor and aroma to the cosmetic product.

  • FOAM BOOSTER: Improves the quality of the foam produced by a system by increasing one or more of the following properties: Texture volume, and / or stability.

  • FOAM: Small air bubbles or other gas within a small volume of liquid, modifying the surface tension of the liquid.

G

  • GELIFICANTS: Gives the consistency of a gel (a semi-solid preparation with some elasticity) to a liquid preparation.

  • GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM (GHS): A set of, inter alia, chemical classification and labeling rules that aims to establish a common and consistent basis for hazardous chemical classification and communication.

H

  • HAIR COLORING/HAIR DYES: Substances added to cosmetic products for hair coloring.

  • HAIR CONDITIONING: Makes hair easier to comb, flexible, soft and shiny and / or gives volume, lightness, shine, etc.

  • HAIR FIXER: Allows physical control of hair style.

  • HAIR WAVER/STRAIGHTENS: Changes the chemical structure of the hair, allowing it to be adjusted to the required style.

  • HYDROTOPIC: Increases the solubility of the substance that is only slightly soluble in water.

I

  • IN VITRO: What is produced or performed outside the body in a laboratory environment. In vitro production or realization may be done, for example, in a culture dish or test tube.

  • IN VIVO: that which is produced or performed in the living organism.

  • INGREDIENT: constituent of a chemical or chemical waste.

  • IRRITANT: Product capable of causing eye irritation.

K

  • KERATOLYTIC AGENT: Helps to eliminate dead cells from the stratum corneum.

  • Kow: n-octanol / water partition coefficient.

M

  • MASK AGENT: Reduces or inhibits the base odor or taste of the product.

  • MOISTURIZER: Increases the skin's water content and helps keep it soft and supple.

  • MUTAGENIC: Agent that increases the frequency of mutation in cell tissues, organisms or both

  • MUTAGENICITY: Determination of the ability of chemical agents to induce changes in the genetic material of cell nuclei that are transmitted during cell division.

  • MUTATION: Permanent change in the amount or structure of a cell's genetic material.

N

  • NAIL CONDITIONER: Improves the aesthetic characteristics of the nail, exemple: cleaning, deodorizing, protecting.

O

  • OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMIT: Maximum or minimum concentration or intensity, related to the nature and duration of exposure to the agent, which will not cause harm to the health of the worker during his working life. Same as "tolerance limit".

  • OPACIFICANTS: Reduces the transparency or translucency of cosmetics.

  • ORAL CARE: Provides cosmetic effects to the oral cavity, such as cleaning, deodorizing, protecting.

  • OXIDANTS: Changes the chemical nature of the substance by the addition of another oxygen atom or the removal of hydrogen.

P

  • PEARLECENT: Gives a pearlescent appearance to cosmetics (pearl shine).

  • PERFUMES: Used for perfumes and aromatic raw materials (section II).

  • PERSISTENCE: The ability of a substance or mixture to not degrade in the environment through biodegradation or other processes, remaining detectable over time.

  • PLASTIFICANT: Softens and makes another flexible substance that otherwise could not be easily deformed, spread or worked out

  • POTENTIAL EFFECT: effect that occurs when a toxic agent has its effect increased by acting simultaneously with a non-toxic agent.

  • POTENTIAL EFFECT: Effect that occurs when a toxic agent has its effect increased by acting simultaneously with a non-toxic agent.

  • PRESERVATIVES: It primarily inhibits the development of microorganisms in cosmetics. All preservatives listed are substances on the positive preservative list (Annex VI of the Cosmetics Directive).

  • PROPELLER / PROPELLENT: Generates pressure in an aerosol can, expelling contents when valve is opened. Some liquefied propellant gases may act as solvents.

R

  • REDUCER: Changes the chemical nature of the substance by adding another hydrogen atom or removing oxygen.

  • RESPIRATORY SENSITIVITY: A substance that, when inhaled, induces upper airway hypersensitivity.

  • RISK: likelihood of hazardous hazards occurring.

S

  • SAFETY: No unacceptable risk of damage.

  • SKIN CONDITIONER: Keeps skin in good condition.

  • SKIN IRRITATION: Reversible skin lesion formation as a consequence of application of a product over a test period of up to 4h.

  • SKIN PROTECTOR: Helps prevent harmful effects to the skin from external factors.

  • SKIN SENSITIVITY: Substance that induces an allergic response in contact with skin.

  • SOLVENT: Dissolves other substances.

  • SOFTER: Seeks to achieve a uniform surface of the skin, reducing roughness or irregularities.

  • STABILIZER: Improves ingredients or formulation stability and shelf life.

  • SUBSTANCE: chemical element and its compounds in their natural state or obtained by any production process; including any additives necessary to ensure product stability and any impurities resulting from the process used, but excluding any solvent which may be separated without affecting the stability of the substance or altering its composition.

  • SUPERFATTING AGENT: Replenishes lipids in hair or upper layers of skin.

  • SURFACTANT / TENSIVE: Decreases cosmetic surface tension as well as aids for even product distribution when used

  • SYNERGIC EFFECT: effect quantitatively greater than the sum of the individually produced effects of two or more toxic agents.

T

  • TARGET AUDIENCE: Workers, consumers and emergency service and transport professionals

U

  • UV ABSORBER: Protects the cosmetic product from the effects of UV light.

  • UV FILTER: Filters certain UV rays to protect the skin or hair from the harmful effects of these radiations. All UV filters listed are substances on the positive list of UV filters (Annex VII of the Cosmetics Directive).

V

  • VOLUME AGENT: Reduces bulk density of cosmetic products.

W

  • WHITENER AGENT: Lightens the shade of hair or skin.

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