Cosmetics - ISS (EN)
Chemical substances and health protection
Cosmetics are made up of many substances that go into direct contact with the epidermis and mucous membranes and therefore constitute a potential route of exposure to ingredients, substances and chemical and microbiological contaminants.
Pre-existing physiological and genetic peculiarities and the presence of pathologies can increase the risk of side effects.
Aesthetic professions involve greater exposure to the components of cosmetics and can be considered a risk factor for the health of the worker.
To avoid unwanted effects, you should always consult the label, "identity card" of the cosmetic which also allows one to recognize counterfeit products that could be dangerous to health.