Personal care and Cosmetics

Personal care or toiletries is the industry which manufactures consumer products used in personal hygiene and forbeautification.


Subsectors of personal care include personal hygiene and cosmetics.
There is a distinction between personal hygienic items, which are necessities, and cosmetics, which are luxury goods solely used for beautification. In practice such sundries are often intermixed in retail store aisles.
Cosmetics, also known as make-up, are substances or products used to enhance the appearance or scent of the body. Many cosmetics are designed for use on the face and hair. In the 21st century, women generally use more cosmetics than men. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds, some being derived from natural sources (such as coconut oil) and some being synthetics.Common cosmetics include lipstick, mascara, eyeshadow, foundation, rouge, skin cleansersand skin lotions, shampoo, hairstyling products (gel, hair spray, etc.), perfume andcologne.
In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates cosmetics,[2]defines cosmetics as "intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions." This broad definition includes any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. The FDA specifically excludes soap from this category.