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October 1990

Cosmetics in Dermatology

Author Affiliations

Boston, Mass

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(10):1384. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670340140035

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Cosmetics in Dermatology is a short book written to provide factual information for physicians and cosmetologists seriously interested in aesthetics. This book was written by a dermatologist who has had "no commercial ties whatsoever to the cosmetics industry." This book discusses the following topics: cosmetics for every portion of the face, nails, hair, moisturizers, skin cleansers, personal-care products, photoaging, cosmetic-induced contact dermatitis, and the examination of patients with cosmetic problems. Chapters devoted to "ethnic cosmetics," a euphemism for cosmetics used by blacks, and a chapter on obtaining additional information from cosmetics companies are also presented. This book is written by a single author, and the chapters are uniformly well written and easily readable.

Reading Cosmetics in Dermatology is a painless and nearly effortless way to learn a lot about cosmetology. The material in this book is well balanced and objectively presented. If you want to become informed about cosmetics, I

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