Special Issue "Cosmetic Safety: Ingredients, Type of Reactions, Undesirable Effects, Cosmetovigilance"
A special issue of Cosmetics (ISSN 2079-9284).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2016)
Dr. Immacolata Caputo
Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via Montesano 49, 80131 Naples, Italy
Phone: +39 081678426
Cosmetic products are very popular and their use continues to increase because consumers consider physical appearance important and, at the same time, they consider cosmetics as safe products. However, in spite of safety and tolerability of cosmetics, we have become aware that undesirable effects can occur. Although cosmetic undesirable effects are generally of mild to moderate severity and seriousness involving primarily the skin, recent studies have described more severe and serious reactions. In particular, an increase of allergic reactions, potentially related to the use of cosmetics, has been recently observed. Therefore the field of application of a Cosmetovigilance system is also to identify the causative ingredients/products which can represent a risk for consumer’s health through the collection, evaluation and monitoring of spontaneous reports of undesirable events observed during or after normal or reasonably foreseeable use of a cosmetic product. The final aim is the adoption of appropriate corrective measures in order to maintain the protection of health and safety of cosmetic users by reducing the likelihood of recurrence of serious undesirable effects. Therefore, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide an overview on Cosmetic safety with particular regard to ingredients, type of reactions and undesirable effects (cosmetovigilance).
Prof. Dr. Lidia Sautebin
Dr. Immacolata Caputo
Manuscript Submission Information
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- cosmetic ingredients
- cosmetic products
- cosmetic safety
- skin reactions
- systemic reactions
- serious undesirable effects
- undesirable effects