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Cosmetics are substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body. Cosmetics include skin-care creamslotions,powdersperfumeslipsticks, fingernail and toe nail polisheye and facial makeup, permanent waves, colored contact lenseshair colors, [hair sprays] and gelsdeodorants, baby products, bath oils, bubble bathsbath saltsbutters and many other types of products. Their use is widespread, especially among women in Western countries. A subset of cosmetics is called "make-up," which refers primarily to colored products intended to alter the user’s appearance. Many manufacturers distinguish between decorative cosmetics and care cosmetics.

The manufacture of cosmetics is currently dominated by a small number of multinational corporations that originated in the early 20th century, but the distribution and sale of cosmetics is spread among a wide range of different businesses. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates cosmetics in the United States 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, as well, any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. The FDA specifically excludessoap from this category. 
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