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Are the fragrances I use safe?

Are the fragrances I use safe?

Like all cosmetics, the safety of fragrances is regulated by specific laws which ensure that all fragrances used in cosmetic products are safe to use. This section covers some of the most common safety questions asked about fragrances in cosmetics.

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How do make-up wipes work?

How do make-up wipes work?

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How do sunscreens work?

How do sunscreens work?

Strictly speaking, a sunscreen is anything which helps protect the skin against the harmful rays of the sun. This includes clothing, sunglasses, parasols and products formulated to be applied to the skin. However, we use the term sunscreen when we talk about topically applied sun protection products, or sun cream, as many of us commonly use these terms.

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What's wrong with black henna?

What's wrong with black henna?

There is no such thing as 'black henna' and so-called 'black henna' temporary tattoos can cause painful short and long-term damage to skin and may cause you to develop an allergy which means you can never colour your hair again.

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Can cosmetic packaging be environmentally friendly?

Can cosmetic packaging be environmentally friendly?

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What are the different types of sunscreen?

What are the different types of sunscreen?

Manufacturers are constantly innovating new ways of presenting products. Sunscreens such as roll-ons and sprays help make the experience easier and more comfortable for the user. This is important as it encourages us to reapply.

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Will I get an allergy from cosmetics?

Will I get an allergy from cosmetics?

'Allergy' is a term that is often misused to describe all kinds of adverse reactions. There are two main types of adverse reactions that may be experienced: irritant reactions and allergic reactions. In fact there's a big difference between being irritated by a substance and being allergic to it.

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How do I stay safe when dyeing my hair?

How do I stay safe when dyeing my hair?

Hair colorants are one of the most thoroughly studied consumer products on the market and their safety is supported by a wealth of scientific research. As with any other cosmetic product, European cosmetic safety laws require that they must not cause harm to human health.

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Moisturisers and foundations with SPF

Moisturisers and foundations with SPF

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Are cosmetic products in the UK cruelty free? Yes!

Are cosmetic products in the UK cruelty free? Yes!

Cosmetic products sold in the UK and Europe are not tested on animals. This is true whether or not the product makes an 'animal friendly' claim.

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Sustainable cosmetics and the environment

Sustainable cosmetics and the environment

When we think about sustainability, we often think about activities such as reducing water, energy, waste and the amount of materials used. In this section we'll explore these activities.

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