Cosmetic Quiz - Test Your Skin Savvy
Most cosmetics are safe if you use them correctly. But there are some things to be careful about. Check out our special cosmetics true or false quiz and find out how much you really know!
False: Unlike drug companies, cosmetic companies may use almost any ingredient they choose, with these exceptions:
If a product or its ingredients have not been shown to be safe, the product is supposed to have this warning statement on the label:
"Warning: The safety of this product has not been determined." For more, please read the "Are Cosmetics Safe" article.
False: Never use hair dyes on the eyebrows and eyelashes. Doing this can cause blindness. There are approved, safe colors for mascara and eyebrow pencils, but no hair dyes are approved for tinting or dyeing the eyebrows or eyelashes.
False: Lasers have made it easier to lighten tattoos, but it's
not as easy or as reliable as many people think. Lightening a tattoo generally
takes several treatments and can be expensive. How well it works depends on
the tattoo. Many tattoos can be lightened until they are much less noticeable,
but usually a trace of the tattoo remains.
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