Cosmetics FAQs:

Q: Are cosmetics substances or products used to enhance or alter the appearance or fragrance of the body?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cosmetics designed for use of applying to the face and hair?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cosmetics distinguished by the area of the body intended for application?

A: Yes.

Q: Are cosmetics used by girls at increasingly young ages?

A: Yes, and especially in the United States.

Q: Are cosmetics dominated by a small number of multinational corporations that originated in the early 20th century?

A: Yes, but the distribution and sales of cosmetics is spread among a wide range of businesses.

Q: Are cosmetics mentioned in the Old Testament?

A: Yes, such as in 2 Kings 9:30, where Jezebel painted her eyelids—approximately 840 BC—and in the book of Esther, where beauty treatments are described.

Q: Are cosmetics called "make-up"?

A: Yes, and refers primarily to products containing color pigments that are intended to alter the user's appearance.

Q: Are cosmetics intended to be applied externally?

A: Yes.