Use of cosmetic products

Cosmetics are substances or mixes intended to be placed on external surfaces of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips, private parts) or teeth and mucous membranes of cavity in order to clean them, perfume them, change their appearance, protect them, keep them in good condition or change body odors.
They are used to care about your personal hygiene, to improve your appearance, to protect your skin and keep it in good condition.
When you daily put them on, often without knowing it, you make mistakes that can cause uncomfortability such as by a simple irritation on your skin.
Not being medicines, cosmetics products can not have healing effects.

How to use them well

Read carefully its case or tag, which must include:

  • Composition: its list of ingredients.
  • Shelf life: its due- date. Its efficacy remains intact and safe until that date. If it can be kept for over 30 months, it is mandatory on its bottle/carton to read the Law insertion symbol of an open jar, “PAO” (i.e. Period After Opening) which is how many months your product continues to be well-preserved and can be applied safely; such symbol is not needed in disposable products as eaerosols.
  • Warning: any warnings and specific caution in its appliance.
  • Cosmetics, as every saleable item, may in rare cases, start uncomfortable reactions. You should keep both the product and its bottle in order to show them to your doctor or chemist when it is necessary to identify the substance causing unwanted effects. Stop using the product if you get inflammation, burning, itching or any other bad symptoms.

How to use cosmetics safely

  • You should always wash your hands thoroughly before you start applying cosmetics on your skin. Cosmetic products are dedicated to personal use: sharing products can lead to the transmission of infections. Depending on the type of bottle, always remember to close it well immediately after its use.
  • Avoid exposing the cosmetic products to heat and direct sunlight because they can both compromise its integrity.
  • Do not leave or store cosmetics in your car. High temperatures reached inside could damage your product’s integrity.
  • Keep cosmetic products out of children’s reach.
  • Do not use cosmetics if you suffer from conjunctivitis.
  • Completely remove the product from your skin if you suspect it was cause of irritation of any kind.
  • Do not add water or other diluents to it, unless specifically mentioned in the instructions. This fact could be source of contamination by possible bacteria, undermining its integrity.
  • Never use the product if its color, smell or density change.

In order to store your products we recommend:

  • Always to read its tag on the bottle and outer packaging and be careful to caution.
  • Meet the deadline or its max due-date to apply it safely after its opening.
  • Do not expose cosmetics to heat sources and direct sunlight: light and heat can compromise its integrity. You should keep it in a cool place, but not into your freezer.
  • Do not store cosmetics in dirty, dusty places.
  • Products made for protection against the Sun-rays should be kept only for a season.
  • Do not add water or other diluents to it, unless specifically mentioned in the instructions. This fact could be source of contamination by possible bacteria, undermining its integrity.