Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ISSN: 2581-883X)

Comprehension Review Volume 4 Issue 7

Cosmetics and Beauty Products Review

Heyam Saad Ali*

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Sudan

*Corresponding Author: Heyam Saad Ali, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Khartoum, Sudan.

Received: November 22, 2018; Published: June 30, 2020



The word “Cosmetics” is known to human race since ages. At the same time, desire to look good and attractive for every individual also can be identified as the psychological need having been given the upper place in hierarchy for ages. However, it will be relevant to understand the exact meaning of the word „cosmetic‟ from various sources at the outset.

Keywords: Cosmetics; Beauty; Hair Color



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Citation: Heyam Saad Ali. “Cosmetics and Beauty Products Review".Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.7 (2020): 25-32.


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